Beauty | My skin care routine – updated…

It’s been a while since I’ve shared my daily skin care routine, so I thought I’d give a little update.  Considering it’s the depths of winter and lack of sunshine and central heating usually ravages my skin, leaving it dry and grey looking.  Surprisingly, this January my skin has been looking fantastic. So what have I been doing?  Well I regularly use vitamin c to brighten my skin and nourish it with oil.  So if you are interested in knowing

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Beauty | Nail colours for Winter…

High Five Alert! You may remember my post earlier in the month, on my goals for 2018?  One of those goals was to stop biting my nails.  Well ta dah! I’ve only done it.  It’s been just three weeks and I’m super proud of myself. To mark two weeks of nail growth I had a manicure, to encourage me to continue my ‘non-biting’ journey.  Dark green OPI gel called ‘stay off the lawn‘.  I absolutely love the colour.  So cool.  What

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Simple Living // Winter facial oils…

I don’t know about you, but at this time of year my skin is in need of a little boost. What with the excesses of the festive season and the drying central heating and cold winds, my skin takes a battering. I’ve recently started to use facial oils and have found them the perfect antidote to winter dry skin.  According to Sali Hughes’ book ‘Pretty Upfront’ I have typical dehydrated skin. Skin which looks plump and glowing after a shower,

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Simple Living // Bohobo Aromatherapies…

Want to banish the winter blues or get rid of a headache fast?  Then you will want to discover my fab sponsor for this month – Bohobo Aromatherapies. I use their Bye Bye Blues roll on when I’m feeling a little flat – and the smell gives me a lovely lift.  Read on to discover more…. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of

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Beauty | L’Occitane skincare regime…

Last Autumn/Winter my skin took a beating. You may remember my post back in April when I freaked out about my grey and sallow skin.  A long winter, poor nutrition and using cheap nasty shower gel on my face had left me looking old. After seeing myself in a photograph (they never lie do they), I vowed to look after myself, to enrich my skin and find my youthful glow again. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A

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Beauty | June collaboration with Organic Surge…

Do you remember back in March when I had a meltdown/freak out about how OLD I was looking!  Well, I am well and truly middle aged, yeah I’m gonna say it, I’m not getting younger so I may as embrace the now and save what youthful looks I may have. I have a few grey hairs (thanks kids) but thankfully my hair doesn’t need colouring, yet, or maybe never – we shall see. It was my skin that looked sallow,

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Beauty | daily skin care routine…

Last month I had a mid-life crisis. Well not the kind of Porsche buying crisis, but a middle aged ‘skin looking shit’ kind of crisis. You may remember my post back in March when I cried about my grey skin and loosing my glow. Well, a month on, and I have been complimented several times on how glowing my skin looks.  OMG, in a month I have gone from grey lady to glowing babe.  How?  Well, here is what I

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Beauty | Magic Organic Apothecary…

Gosh March came and went in a whirlwind of sunshine and heavy showers!  I have only just got used to writing 3 in the date and now I have to write 4!  Spring is zooming by. This month saw the collaboration with Magic Organic Apothecary and my #natureinthehome link up.  So many beautiful spring images have graced the special hashtag #NITHandMOA it was hard to choose a winner.  But finally I settled for this beauty by Emily of Harry and

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