A Unique Piece of Jewellery & A Fab Birthday Gift

Where to start when you're looking for original birthday gifts? Google and a zillion sites pop up - the vast majority of which are anything but full of original, unique presents.I had kind of come to the end of my tether when I happened upon Mi Jewellery. The site looks nothing special until you start clicking around and realise that it's possible to buy an

Tula Bags

I'm not usually a Bag Lady (so to speak) but I saw a really cute bag in John Lewis today and I suddenly 'got' the whole women & their handbags thing.My own collection of bags seems paltry compared to all the other women I know but that might well change.To be honest I'd never heard of Tula Bags until today although I am familiar with their big

Comvita Protective Day Moisturiser

The jury's still out on the Comvita Protective Day Moisturiser which I bought last month. It definitely does the job on the moisturising front but I'm finding it a bit sticky. It seems to take ages to sink in, which is more than a bit annoying in the mornings when time is of the essence and you're waiting to put your make-up on.Granted though, on

Japan Aid is Lush

If you want to help a good cause and smell good too, then buy one of Lush’s LIMITED EDITION Japan Aid soaps and all the proceeds will go to the relief effort in Japan. The soap is a fiver, which isn't far off what you'd spend in a visit to Starbucks and spending it will make you feel very virtuous!The powers-that-be at Lush were as

What is Sea Buckthorn?

I've been trying out a new moisturiser called Alva Sanddorn Moisturising Cream, from a range of anti-ageing natural beauty products. The 'blurb' says 'it is an intensive day cream which boosts the protective mechanisms of your skin'. Then there's the sciencey bit which says, in a nutshell, that the cream protects against damaging UV-rays and free radicals. It's meant to smooth out fine lines and