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Whether it’s jewellery you wear every day or family heirlooms sitting in your jewellery box, it’s all going to need a good clean at some point. You can buy ready-made jewellery cleaning products but they are full of harsh chemicals and often make your jewellery tarnish more quickly – so you need to use it more and buy more product. I also love my homemade cleaner because you can use it on pearls, gold, silver and any gem stones without worrying about ruining any aspect of your jewellery. Here’s what you’ll need for my non toxic jewellery cleaner: 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon washing up liquid 250ml hot water Tinfoil Paper towel Small bowl or teacup The salt, bicarbonate soda, and tinfoil create a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which naturally cleans metals. Directions: Gather the jewellery that needs cleaning, you can put…

This was my first time in Paris. I don’t know how I got to 30 and had never been! I’ve been in France 6 times over the past 2 years but I’m a lady always chasing the sun so the south of France is usually where I end up. As this was a special trip I planned everything I wanted to see but left time to wander and explore. You could spend the whole summer in Paris and still find new things but you can definitely see all the highlights in a 3 day trip. Day 1 We arrived fairly early to Paris on the Eurostar and headed straight to our Airbnb. It was the perfect Parisian apartment. It’s owned by a musician and artist and along with a classic french terrace and a massive bathtub it was decorated with lots of modern art and retro furnishings. We loved having…

The simple and sexy martini is one of the few cocktails I enjoy. The Dirty Martini is perfect if you are looking for a cocktail that isn't too sweet. There are lots of different martinis, they call anything in a martini glass a 'Martini' these days but I like mine bold and classic, just how
We all know how time can pass by so quickly, so how do we make the most of each moment? I try to pay attention to each detail, when you look back at something it can feel like a blur so I try and take notice of the small things that make that moment special.

They saying goes “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and I don’t disagree but beautiful isn’t just what you see it’s a feeling. Feeling beautiful, confident or sexy is more important because without it nothing else matters. What makes you feel sexy? Is it the same thing that makes you feel pretty or beautiful? What makes you feel confident? I think it’s different for each woman but often we talk about feeling confident, sexy or pretty and relate it to clothes or designer makeup. I feel great when I put on a new outfit or love what I’m wearing but it doesn’t mean I need one to feel the other. How to feel confident and sexy Feeling healthy Everyone has different ways of looking after their health but I can tell you that it doesn’t matter what I do or wear if I feel bloated, run down or exhausted…

Five things to do when you get engaged 1. Pop a bottle of champagne, or two, or three. A bottle of Veuve Cliquot or Laurrent-Perrier is a great way to mark the occasion, a few bubbles help get you in the spirit of this exciting part of your life. Celebrate just the two of you first and then with all your friends and family later. 2. Tell everyone you love. Pick up the phone or FaceTime your family then closest friends. Resist the urge to post an engagement picture on social media until you’ve spoken to all your loved ones. If you start getting questions like “have you set a date” you can answer with “we’re just so excited to tell everyone right now”. 3. Enjoy the love bubble. Make time for just the two of you. This time is so special, once you’ve spread the word don’t immediately go…

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