Penny Choose: Taylors Sweet Rhubarb tea

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” Wise words from novelist Iris Murdoch. I’d also like to add that the best ones are easily affordable too, so you aren’t worrying about your finances. Today we’re having some Sweet Rhubarb tea from Taylors of Harrogate as the Treat under a Tenner. […]

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Burberry Runway SS2014 style nails on a budget

The Spring Summer 2014 runway nails collection from Burberry contains some of the hottest shades of the season, and it’s absolutely beautiful. However, it clocks in at £90 and I think it’s reasonable to say that this is out of the price range of most fashion fans. So I’ve found you some high street dupes […]

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Review: Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save Scheme

I’ve recently had the chance to try out the new Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save scheme, so here’s a quick review in case you’re thinking about trying it out yourself. In the past, various supermarkets have offered fuel perks in return for your loyal grocery shopping, but it’s always been via fuel vouchers. The new scheme […]

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Dry for March 20 days in

Another ten days have gone by with no booze, and a rationed caffeine intake. It has been pretty easy to stick to, by and large, but I have had a couple of wobbles. Well, three actually. The first one was on the evening of the 13th when I was out in a foyer bar. Everyone […]

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Penny Choose: Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream

We haven’t had a ‘treat under £10′ for a while, but I’ve been meaning to get around to reviewing this BB cream from Maybelline. It’s described as SPF15, an 8-in-1 oil-free cream gel, with 2% salicylic acid. BB creams are essentially brilliantly re-branded tinted moisturisers. They often promise you the earth, but there is a […]

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I was robbed but I don’t really care

On Friday evening, my purse was stolen from my zippered bag tucked under my arm. Whoever got at it was probably a very experienced pickpocket, or perhaps it was a gang of them. Either way, they managed to do it without me noticing, which is no mean feat. But in the great scheme of things, […]

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What you might not know about wills

Most of us don’t want to think about wills, full stop. It’s a subject that many of us find scary, and many people put off researching and making theirs. In the UK, there is also some general confusion about the laws relating to wills, and this was the subject of a recent Google+ hangout with […]

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SS2014 catwalk orange lip looks on a budget

The lipstick colour of the season is orange, big and bold. How can you get an orange lip look on a budget that still looks as good as the catwalk colours? Like this! First up, we have the biggest high fashion look – the strong, true orange lip. It needs to be fairly opaque and […]

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How to be a MASSIVELY successful blogger

Make megabucks! Get famous! Seriously? Well, you can have a successful blog, but some of that depends upon how you define success itself. Anyway, here goes.   First things first. Set your blog up for the sole purpose of making yourself money That’s right, be completely grasping and selfish and set the whole thing up […]

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Dry for March 10 days in

Hi again. It’s been 10 days since I gave up alcohol and greatly reduced my caffeine intake for the month of March. How’s it coming along? Well, I haven’t had any real cravings for coffee, tea or wine at all so far. I have to confess that I was pretty worried about getting a migraine […]

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Grab your free £2.50 at Amazon UK books

Here’s a nice little offer I’ve just come across, in celebration of World Book Day 2014. You can get up to £2.50 back on any book or ebook at Amazon UK until the 9th of March, so snap it up while you can. You get the first £2.50 back on any book or ebook you […]

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