07 Jun 2011

Nicola Roberts: Love the music but please don’t stop the make-up

Nicola Roberts is storming up the charts with her first single. Beat Of My Drumis pop-perfection – catchy but also quirky and cool, it will see the Girls Aloud singer

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25 May 2011

La Source, Grenada: the amazing holiday

Have you taken a look at www.theamazingholiday.com? When I found out my May holiday destination had that URL, I thought it was merely a marketing ploy, something to put La

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07 May 2011

Drayton Manor: Brilliant for big kids, too

There can be no better way to boost your mental wellbeing than a fun day out with family. Swiftcover.com’s latest Life Index survey found family provided the biggest boost for

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21 Apr 2011

No excuses – exercise from £10 per hour in London

“£10 per hour – are you sure?” When I told my Victoria-based colleagues about the launch of Lomax gym in London, that offers the hire of workout pods from just

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09 Apr 2011

Babe on a budget: the challenge – Coventry

So Virgin Trains challenged me to organised an indulgent spa holiday for two with a budget of £250. No problemo. Really. I regularly go away for the weekend with little

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28 Mar 2011

Umi London hotel review: super service

You will never get five-star facilities for a three-star price, especially in London, but five-star service should be an achievable goal for all hotels, whatever price point they are aimed

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15 Mar 2011

Babe on a budget: the challenge

I absolutely love Twitter for finding and retweeting beauty and spa deals. I tag all my favourite finds #deals and track how many people share and use the offers I

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14 Mar 2011

Save vs splurge: hair care bargains

On my Twitter feed, I regularly send out #deals of bargain basement beauty products that really work. After all, as the cost of living rises, the luxury part of the

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09 Feb 2011

Make-up master: perfect packaging

Call me shallow, but it’s what’s on the outside that counts. What’s inside, too, but the packaging is becoming increasingly important. As my beauty budget becomes more and more squeezed

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07 Feb 2011

Top spa deals for Valentine’s Day

Deals of the day: feel the love You don’t have to be loved up to feel special this Valentine’s Day. Treat your other half, your best female friend – or

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