Wednesday, 17 September 2014

My Boden picks A/W '14

I always enjoy looking at the new Boden ranges each season. Some of the patterns are a little too busy for me but it's still possible to find plain or less highly patterned clothes amongst the riot of patterns. So here are some of my choices:

This navy and red coat is very smart and classic in style - I really like the red edging.

A plain dress is a useful addition to a wardrobe and can be dressed up or down with either flats or heels, more or less jewellery, depending on where you would wear it.

This pencil skirt and cashmere jumper could be worn together - not necessarily in these colour combinations but there are several good colours to choose from.

Again, these trousers would go with the above cashmere jumper and be worn with boots as well as shoes.

I like the shape of this Draycott bag and at £150+ it's a definite investment piece that would last several years.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Product Review - Mary Kay

I've been using Mary Kay Timewise products for a few months now and have been quite pleased with the results. My skin has never once felt dry when using them but feels smooth, soft and hydrated. My particular favourite is the Timewise SPF30 Day Solution, which goes on after cleansing with the 3 in 1 cleanser and under the Age Fighting Moisturiser.

I have to admit to not using sun protection in the past unless I'm on holiday (shame on me!) but this really makes a difference to the smoothness of my skin every day. After cleansing at night, I use the Night Solution which is like a gel with tiny beads in it.

I prefer to use one range rather than mix up skincare ranges and Mary Kay Timewise is definitely well worth trying.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Charity Shopper

Last week I acquired  a shiny, black tote bag called The Charity Shopper from Charlotte Carver, who with her husband Bill also runs The Little Leather Box Company ( The bag is a good size and can be used to put anything you like in from picnics to laptop!  It has a stylish purple lining too. You can buy one from Just go to the website and donate to a charity and buy one for £19.95 or two for £30.00. Great to give as a present.