Summer Skin Essentials – Product Reviews

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago in 3 Things Thursday, I just got back from sunny Spain where my husband and I spent a much needed week on the beach. Over the years I have been trialing and testing summer skin products from fake tan to sunscreen to find my favourites so I thought I would share my thorough testing with you here! Below I’ve reviewed:sunscreens, fake tan, face exfoliators and body lotions, I hope these are useful for your own summer skin planning!  Continue reading

Weekend in the Shire – back in the saddle

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I’ve not written a “Weekend in the Shire” post for a while, they all seem to have rushed by in a blur of cottage renovations!  This weekend was no different in terms of renovations, we spent last week camping in our spare room and living in a make-shift “fort” atmosphere in the living room as we were surrounded by bits of bed, our mattress and various pieces of furniture that just did not belong in that room. Not a calming week for somebody who is a bit of a tidy and clean freak! The reason for the mess was that we were having our bedroom re-decorated and a new carpet put in. I’m so excited to have a freshly painted and newly carpeted bedroom to move back into this week and we are also now on the hunt for new curtains, lamps etc to really finish off the room. Once we are done it will be the first room in the house that will have been totally revamped since we moved in almost a year ago. This coming weekend we will be starting to experiment with painting some furniture to give it a new lease of life too, so I will let you know how that goes… Anyway watch this space for some country cottage style mood boards as we hash out different ideas for our rooms.  Continue reading