Stylish Life

Focussing largely on our favourite of beauty buys and fashion finds – if we love it, we are pretty sure you’re going to love it too.

Basket Case

Bag yourself the must-have bag of the summer…

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You couldn’t shake a virtual social media stick last summer without hitting a fashion post featuring baskets and woven handbags. The staple of old French ladies, country housewives from an episode of Miss Marple, and eternal…

The Beauty of Bathing

Life as a water baby

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Cats or dogs? The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Tea or coffee? Bath or shower? Nothing defines or divides us quite like the minutiae of our daily lives. As a self-confessed bath-lover, I’m always baffled when…

In Praise of the Granny Dress

It’s a modern fashion marvel

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If conversations overheard in the office, on the tube or on social media over the last week are anything to go by, you and everyone you know is having a wardrobe clear out. We are, after…

A Winter Skincare Survival Guide

How to get your winter glow on

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Baby, it’s cold outside. And what’s worse, for your skin at least, it’s warm inside. Add going cold turkey on meat/dairy/sugar/alcohol/all of the above, and it’s probably safe to assume that right now your skin is…

Festive Beauty Buys + Makeover Tips

Look + feel fabulous this Christmas

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Welcome to the brand new A Life Loved® beauty series! We’re so delighted you are here and super-excited to be partnering with our friend and founder Annabel and her team to deliver you regular beauty updates,…

Like A Scarf, But Better

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I travel a lot. Not 5-countries-a-week lot, but a lot for your average Jo. It’s one of the perks, nay reasons for being self-employed. In fact I’m writing this piece at 41,00ft (I checked on the interactive…

5 Minutes Morning Makeup Magic

Brilliant Beauty Tips

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Time is a precious commodity in our busy lives – we all want to look good without spending a lot of time on it. Luckily there are some amazing little beauty tricks which allow us to do…

Motherhood over 40

Refusing to be Invisible

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Apparently having a child over forty makes you foolish, selfish, ridiculous and likely to be decrepit at the school gates. I read this in an article, which had been published about motherhood beyond your twenties. There…