The Beauty Box from Sheer Luxe …

I love a good beauty box; a little treat to yourself for being good, bad , indifferent…

For walking the dog in all weathers !!

Whatever your reasoning sometimes we just need that little something to lift our spirits and what better way than a box full of goodies delivered right to your door-step. Pamper-tastic!

I saw this particular box on the Sheer Luxe news letter.

What originally drew my attention was this beautiful Mercer Gold watch from Rosefield.

It’s a beauty and something you would not usually expect to find in a beauty box.

It’s fairly plain, not too girly and it reminds me of the watch my late grandma used to wear. Apparently its paying tribute to an exciting street in one of NYC’s signature shopping destinations.

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May Birch Box -For the Dreamers…

I don’t usually post about BirchBox.

To be honest I’ve been trying to cancel the bloody thing for the past 6 months. Either I’m thick or its verging on the impossible to do so?!

My monthly subscription is very hit and miss…a lot of samey stuff (nail file anyone?)

When it comes to cosmetics (despite filling in a questionnaire about my preferences ) I still tend to end up with bright red lipsticks and pale sparkly nail polish. Both go straight onto eBay or passed onto friends ( who’ll keep hoping I don’t cancel)

Anyway this month I was pleasantly surprised.

May’s box is named ‘For the Dreamers’ ( very apt for me)

Firstly this box is different to the norm.

It has a scratch coating on the lid . Two very lucky subscribers have an extra special message  on the top of their box ‘YOU’VE WON A DREAM HOLIDAY’ courtesy of

How fabulous, either 5 nights in the Maldives or 5 nights in Crete.

Unfortunately I sat and scratched like a woman possessed … nothing !

It’s a great little idea but awfully messy! I was covered in silver coating bits.

So back to the box.

It contains brands I don’t think we’ve received before ( Olehenriksen / Sarah Chapman) Quality skincare brands. Continue reading

Food, Goss, Beauty Boxes and Cows…@ The Kaye Arms

A good ol’ girly get together always involves food.  We were long overdue another ‘catch up’, photo shoot and blog post and this time The Kaye Arms, Grange Moor, Wakefield was our host. It has recently been refurbished and we wanted to check out both the new decor and the food.

Armed with what seemed like a dozen cameras and Liz’s daughter Naomi in tow to add a bit of colour to the evening, we set up our impromptu ‘camera club’ and ordered much needed food.

But not before a quick snap!!

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