Duty-Free Beauty Haul – Urban Decay, Clarins and Yves Saint Laurent

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A few months ago I had a long weekend in Scotland – Glasgow and Edinburgh – and on the flight there and back, I managed to pick up a few beauty items in Duty-Free. Not intentionally mind, but when you see something you like you can’t un-see it, you get me? Here is what I picked up –

Duty-Free Beauty Haul

Duty free haul

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Cosy Dining and Autumnal Vibes at Bill’s Bracknell

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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out the newly opened Bill’s* restaurant in Bracknell’s new shopping complex, The Lexicon. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, Bill’s has a wide range of seasonal fare on offer, including a brand new autumn menu.

Bill’s Bracknell

I have only been to Bill’s restaurant once or twice before (and I think both times in Windsor), as often trying to get in on a weekend has proved a bit of a mission sometimes, so I was excited to be invited to try out the new restaurant in Bracknell. Also, Bracknell as a place is somewhere I haven’t really had much of a chance to properly visit, so I was keen to see what The Lexicon shopping complex offered local residents and visitors from (slightly) further afield like me.

Bills Bracknell

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How to add Personal Touches to the Home with Photowall wall murals and canvas prints

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When it comes to adding those personal touches to a home, there are an endless amount of ways this can be achieved, whether it be by painting rooms a certain colour, adding wallpaper, accessorising with cushions and other home furnishings, or by prints and wall hangings. For me, I seem to be on an endless quest to find that balance with having objects (i.e. books) to add interest and talking points to a space, while looking organised and somewhat minimalist. To be honest, this quest is still proving a struggle, ha!

I do however love prints –photos, art and the like on the walls of my home, so when Photowall –a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality- contacted me and asked if I would like to create my own canvas, I jumped at the opportunity.

Photowall: Packaging & Delivery

It took a while for me to select the right photo from my collection that I thought would look nice blown up onto a canvas, but eventually, I went for this photo that I took at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show back in July.

All Rights ClaireySweetie

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You like Hugh Hefner and Playboy? But aren’t you a Feminist? Yes

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I haven’t sat and written a proper chatty, opinion piece for ages, and before blogging become the ridiculous, high-quality editorial thing it is now, this is what I came into blogging to do; to write and debate, and provide my opinion on current topics and issues. Although what I am about to present will possibly outrage some people, that’s okay because a debate is good.

I have written so much on my feminist views, and how I view modern feminism (it’s even got its own category accessible from this blog’s navigation menu underneath ‘Girl Talk’ FYI) –

Feminist and married

You can’t define feminism as an emoji

Page 3, Playboy and questioning modern objectification

…to list just three.

If you follow me on any of my social channels such as my Twitter or Instagram, you will likely be aware that on Thursday I was pretty devastated about the passing of Hugh Hefner. But wait, Claire, aren’t you a feminist? Yes, I am.

Hugh Hefner and Playboy

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Fellowes on the Move | Work Better Feel Better with Viking

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Over the last couple of months, my body and mind have been screaming out for a break, for some proper me-time to work on some self-care. While I am still working on finding those opportunities to get away and take some time-out, an email popped into my inbox a few weeks ago inviting me to the #Fellowesonthemove event with Viking. This event was going to focus on how to have a healthy work environment by showing me some easy desk-based exercises; a smoothie making workshop, massage treatments; and introducing the Fellowes Sit-Stand desk. For me, it was a perfect excuse to take an afternoon off work.

Fellowes on the Move

Fellowes on the move

Fellowes on the move

Upon arrival, I was given a Graze box and a coffee -winning!

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