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Travel

MTT Travel: Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin Review

March 31, 2017
Chalet hotel l'Ecrin review

When I started considering a ski holiday en famille (cos that’s how they say it in the Alps, innit), I considered our accommodation carefully. Basically, up in the mountains you have a few options: a self-catered apartment, a staffed chalet or a hotel. For me, self-catered was out. When you’ve spent the day on a mountain, the last thing you want to do is return to an apartment where you’re expected to cook and clean as you would at home.…

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Beauty

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review

February 20, 2017
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Review

You know the feeling when you really really want to like something but ultimately it disappoints you by being a bit rubbish? If I was to give you an example, I’d say most of my first dates start out this way. And what also started out this way was my relationship with Kate Somerville’s Goat Milk Cleanser. You see, I’d heard such great things about it, again like most of my first dates, but this time from the great Caroline Hirons. And,…

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Beauty

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

February 7, 2017
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

There’s a reason women in East Asia are so lauded for their skincare. Yes, their 10-to-12 step routines may seem overkill for some, but they are a continent of beautiful skin. Encouraged to embrace the process of cleansing, exfoliating and intensely moisturising along with an SPF before some of us are of an age that we can dress ourselves, their way of looking after their faces makes total sense. Why rush for the expensive eye creams at 40, desperately trying to reverse too…

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Beauty

Sisley Eye Contour Mask Review

January 31, 2017
sisley eye contour mask

Eye creams: they’re a bit of a faff, aren’t they? That’s what I thought up until my recent winter skin issues; despite religiously slathering the stuff on morning and night since the age of 25, I was never sure if my eye creams were actually doing anything. And then the winter happened and the dry skin was upon me. My eyes were crepe-y, dry, red, irritated, and made me look ten years older. They were just horrendous and I felt like nothing I was doing…

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Interiors

A Speedy Review of the Samsung AddWash™ WW8500

December 15, 2016

One of my very favourite things about moving house, and there are few as moving house is literally the biggest pain in the arse, is how it makes you evaluate the way you live your life. I’ve known my impending move (FRIDAY, arrrghh!) has been coming for, ooh, forever (real time: nine months) and so I’ve spent a lot of that time considering my things – the items I keep around the home. I’ve been considering what we live with…

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Beauty

Fixing Dry and Sensitive Winter Skin

December 12, 2016
winter dry skin

My skin has been through the mill this autumn/winter. I’m not exactly sure why or how – though I suspect a cold sharp shock of freezing temperatures, London pollution and central heating has something to do with it – and a few weeks ago I was in a bad way. It started off as some innocuous dry skin. This was followed by full-on flakiness around my eyes, which led to an insane allergic reaction following the use of a gorgeous…

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Motherhood

Education Quizzes: A Review

November 20, 2016
shopkins movie review

I‘m really lucky that Elfie is a natural learner: just like I was as a child, she drinks up knowledge like apple juice. Though I may be slightly biased towards the English side of things (I was a book fiend when I was younger) she seems equally into – and good at – maths, and I’m hugely proud of how conscientious she is when it comes to her school work. Now, I’ll never be a Tiger Mother (have you ever read…

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Lifestyle

Shopkins Chef Club: A Shopkins Movie Review

November 7, 2016
shopkins movie review

Ahh Shopkins. Not quite as painful as LEGO to step on, but one of those toys that you will – YOU WILL – find all over your house once your little one gets into them, as Elfie has been for the last couple of years. Not that I really mind, though. Although I’ve proclaimed to not really understand what Shopkins are all about, Elfie adores them and I defy any of you to find a teeny tiny pink furry loo…

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Food

An Everdine Review: Do You Eat Frozen Food?

November 4, 2016
Everdine review

We don’t really do frozen food in this house. Correction – we didn’t really do frozen food in this house until my BFF introduced me to the lifesaving genius that is Waitrose’s frozen mashed potato (IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE). Also, I’ll chuck a couple of sausages in my freezer every so often if they’re about to go out of date and will often make up an extra child-sized lasagne to freeze for a backup meal, but other than that…

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Food

MTT Does McDonald’s #ad

October 25, 2016
healthy happy meals

I always think that McDonald’s is a bit of a family institution. I’ve been going with my own parents ever since I was a tot – special treats only, once I even had a Ronald McDonald birthday there! – and it’s somewhere I have been happy to take my own kids as they’ve grown older. As an adult, there’s something really comforting about McDonald’s. There’s always room in my life for a Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal (yum) and you…

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Beauty

The Best REN Products

September 15, 2016
best ren products

REN is one of those solidly good skincare brands that always delivers for me. They’re not faddy, they’re not flashy, they’re simply reassuringly effective. Plus Caroline Hirons swears by them as a pocket-friendly yet effective range, and there’s no higher recommendation than that. I first heard about them in the days before I was into skincare, in the days I would never have dreamed of letting an acid near my face. A friend who had trouble-prone skin raved over their…

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