Favourite Spring Outfits

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Even in sunny Mexico, during the spring it can be unexpectedly cold and surprisingly, April showers exist here, too. For that reason, I think Spring outfits are transferable and wearable just about anywhere (although back in England, more layers might be necessary.) I haven’t written much about fashion yet but window shopping and looking online at pretty clothes is my recompense for 1) not having a lot of money and 2) trying not to be too materialistic. So, even though I don’t own most of these clothes, this is my dream springtime wardrobe. Continue reading

Packing 101: Capsule Wardrobes and Kindles

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I think packing a suitcase for most people goes a little something like this:

  1. Open suitcase.
  2. Empty entire wardrobe onto bed.
  3. Go and do something else.

Nobody enjoys packing for a trip of any length – why is it so difficult to fill (not overfill) a suitcase? Why is it that, regardless of how little you actually need, you always end up sitting on the damn thing trying to get it closed? And why is packing so boring/tiring? I don’t know.

But I will say this: you absolutely don’t need to do what I did and bring enough beauty/haircare products to last an entire year. That’s how you end up paying for an extra 5kg of luggage. Continue reading

Dear Crafters…

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This post is dedicated to my good friend Alice who has been hard at work creating her own business! Her online store finally launched a few days ago and I am IN LOVE with her gorgeous yarns and knitting and crochet accessories, so I just had to try and spread the word.

A while ago on my old blog I wrote about how happy I was that knitting and crocheting are back in fashion and I still am. Crafts are such a simple and universal pleasure, even if you think you’re not good at them, everyone likes cutting and sticking and everyone can learn how to knit a simple pattern. And, everyone needs a break from staring at a computer or TV screen to do something creative. That’s why I was so excited when Alice first told me about her plans to start up a craft company. What a great way to encourage people from all walks of life to come together and forget about the stresses of the modern world.

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Winter Beauty Essentials

Winter is my favourite time of year for serious pampering. In my opinion, our bodies, minds and souls all need a bit of extra TLC when it’s cold and dark outside, and rainy days are the perfect excuse to stay in and treat ourselves. So, here are some of my favourite things to beautify your skin and hair and leave you feeling comforted and polished, ready to take on the cold winter weather. Everything I have featured here comes from companies which do not test on animals.

The Body Shop Body Butter

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These super thick, moisturising body creams are a classic and for good reason. I have tried out a lot of body butters and nothing comes close to the Body Shop original. The Shea scent is my favourite, it’s neutral and subtle so it’s perfect to wear under perfume, but there are loads of others to choose from, from fresh and floral to vibrant and fruity. These Body Butters are ideal to use all over your body and leave your skin feeling deeply hydrated, nourished and soft, but I especially recommend using it generously on your feet before bed to pamper those piggies. Continue reading