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…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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…