The C word

People have started tiptoeing around the C word this month, so let's just say it. The shops are making us think about Christmas because, well, it's vaguely cold enough and they can. Urgh, I'm already sighing so let's get the disclaimer over with. I'm going to try really hard not to rant but here it… Continue reading The C word

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New fabric, and it has hedgehogs on it!

Just a quick post today to share with you the new fabric I bought yesterday. The one on the left is polyester, which is fairly unusual for me, but I thought the pattern was perfect for the dress I'm planning to make with it. Anyone recognise the one in the middle? Yes, your keen eyes… Continue reading New fabric, and it has hedgehogs on it!

Ethical shopping: not just for the middle class

Earlier this week I read a Guardian article about Primark and Marks and Spencer. The former had reported profits the same day the latter reported a loss, and so cue the Life and Style section going wild (or as wild as you can get while sampling the latest technique for pumpkin soup). Lauren Cochrane, the… Continue reading Ethical shopping: not just for the middle class

Finds of the week

Similar to the Guardian’s Buy of the Day, I thought I’d create my own little post on some awesome things I’ve found lately, and that could brighten up a weekend with a bit of indulgence. The Sewing Bee book: I bought this book not long after the TV show ended, but due to one thing… Continue reading Finds of the week

C is for Chiang Mai

When I originally planned my month of A-Z blogging I had intended to write a book review for The Colour Purple today, but after mentioning Chiang Mai in Monday’s post, I couldn’t not talk about my favourite place in the world. When you arrive in a place and it becomes somewhere you would go to… Continue reading C is for Chiang Mai

Plus size mannequins – a campaign too big for its boots

The photo below was posted onto my Facebook newsfeed tonight, along with over 1500 comments and almost 38k likes. I’m going to go out there and say a rough estimate of 90% of comments were in favour of the mannequins. I disagreed, and here’s why: As much as I am anticipating hateful or negative comments… Continue reading Plus size mannequins – a campaign too big for its boots

Dear Sainsbury’s, you have all of my money

All of my 25 by 25 challenges are things I think I should have completed by my birthday, but aren't necessarily all fun. As much as I hate to admit it, 25 is definite 'adult' status, and one of the things concerning people my age is money. I blogged about my concern over the increasing… Continue reading Dear Sainsbury’s, you have all of my money

Here comes the sun, doo doo do doo (and the daisies with it)

I hadn’t been shopping since the sales just after Christmas, but I was in town the other day and cut through one of the shopping centres to see the new spring window displays and get a glimpse of things I might pick out for the new fashion season. I’d come across hints of themes and… Continue reading Here comes the sun, doo doo do doo (and the daisies with it)

Beauty review: Collection Skylash mascara

I’ve finished a couple of products this week, including a mascara I wanted to review when I first bought it. I’ve had about a month’s use out of it, and I think now is probably a better time to blog about what it was like to use than when it was new to me. I was… Continue reading Beauty review: Collection Skylash mascara

Beauty review: Collin Resultime mini facial kit

A little while ago I got sent some lovely samples from Collin Ltd to try out their new Resultime range. I hadn’t given much thought to anti-aging products just yet in life (and will protest that I am too young for some years to come), but there’s no harm in good preparation, and I love… Continue reading Beauty review: Collin Resultime mini facial kit