I am packing for an action packed September in Monaco.  What new goodies are going into my suitcase?


PHOTO: My gorgeous Hotsquash dress

First up is my gorgeous new evening dress from Hotsquash.  The cut and fit are so flattering and the colour is stunning, don’t you think?  I will wear this to some of my evening events coming up in Monaco later in September and show some photos of the dress at the events!

Take a look at the website, they have some really great clothes! http://www.hotsquash.com


PHOTO: Penclic Computer Mouse

Penclic sent me this super chic mouse to try out.  I love it so much, not least because it is designed for left and right handed people!  We lefties get a bit left out (excuse the pun) sometimes and this is just great. I spend a lot of time on my laptop so it is good to be able to give my fingertips a rest and use this mouse that is held like a pen.

I recommend this especially if you spend a lot of time tapping away, changes the muscles you use in a very positive way.  This is coming with me on my travels to help prevent repetitive strain injury.


PHOTO: Caudalie French Kiss

Caudalie have sent me their latest lip balm called ‘French Kiss”.  I chose ‘seduction’ (what else!!!) and it exactly matches the colour of my lips, which is very clever!  Super hydrating, makes my lips super soft even in the dry atmosphere of an airplan

Tip: If your lips are dry this can mean you are dehydrated so drink some water!

See the top of this page and click on the Caudalie banner to take you to their website.  I love natural products that deliver on their promises.  Caudalie has been a favourite of mine for YEARS and I use so many of their products.


I can never resist Chanel cosmetics and I have such a selection!  Rouge Noir nail polish is a longtime favourite, just bought yet another pot of it!  Trying the new Chanel No. 5 Eau and the latest cream eyeshadow.  These are so good, I have lots of different colours!  Great for travelling too, light and natural tones.

PHOTO: My latest Chanel buys

Well, I hope you are enjoying September! Let’s all have a great month. http://www.chanel.com



5 Beauty essentials for travel. I want to share my 5 beauty essentials for great skin.  I think this is the worst time of year for our poor skin.  The harsh cold winter weather takes its toll.  Also, if like me you travel a lot this makes your poor skin dry and dehydrated.  The dreaded little lines around the eyes are in need of serious help!


I have used Caudalie products for years.  I love the pure, organic ingredients with no nasty chemicals in the products.  This Grape water contains 100% organic grapes, is preservative free, fragrance free and Caudalie are against animal testing!  Also contains no nasties such as Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Phlatates or animal origin ingredients.  Fabulous, music to my ears and yours too I hope.  Be careful what you are putting on you skin.  Read labels and be aware.

I spray this wonderful Grape Water liberally over my face to rehydrate after running, when on an aeroplane indeed throughout the day!  Your skin feels instantly hydrated and revived.


Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream

The latest product from Caudalie is this luxurious eye cream!  It now has a permanent place on my dressing table.  The results are instant, the crepy skin around my eyes is firmer and looks transformed and hydrated. As always with Caudalie, there are no nasty Parabens etc and no animal testing!  Give it a try, click on the Caudalie link on the right hand side of my page.

Argh! No make up.  Skin looks good though.  Do you like natural products without harmful chemicals and that are not tested on animals?  Me too, and I try and use these products as much as I can.  Be aware of what we are putting on our skin as well as into our bodies.  Talking of which I use a great vitamin from Solgar Skin, Hair and Nails.  Again this is great for travelling, especially when it is difficult to get a healthy balanced diet on travel days.

My 5 essentials plus Vitamins from Solgar


Another new discovery I want to share with you because IT WORKS!  An anti cellulite treatment that firms and contours and it really does work.  Just slather it on your body twice a day and get travel ready.


I love finding new beauty discoveries that really work.  The Womn products really deliver great results!  I am writing a whole article about them so won’t go into much detail.  the hair and body oil I use all over my body for super soft skin.  Also the anti ageing cream has wonderful results.  I even tried it out on my husband and the results are astonishing.  They are all organic and handmade in the UAE.

I hope you enjoy trying some of these.  Let me know if you do and what results you get!


Caudalie: http://www.caudalie.com   Nuxe:  http://www.nuxe.com  Solgar:  http://www.solgar.com



img_3385Caudalie Resveratrol (lift) Face Lifting Soft Creme

This arrived just in time!  Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Creme is just what I need right now!  I’m busy packing for a 17 hour (yes, 17 hour!) flight and this is coming with me.  I’m going to decant some of the cream into a small pot for the flight, to keep my skin baby soft.  It feels fabulous with an instant lifting and smoothing effect.  I’ll take the big pot in my luggage to use twice a day.

If you want to try it, click on the link on the right hand side of my page.  Everyday sun, pollution and stress have a negative affect on our skin but long haul flights REALLY are not good and so I need my Caudalie products even more than usual! I have used Caudal for years because of the amazing results and because they are made from natural ingredients.

My In Flight Products

I fly Business or First Class always but usually reject the airline beauty bag.  They often contain headache-inducing artificial perfumed products which is the last thing I need, I stick to my own tried and tested products.  Caudalie moisturiser, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, lip balm, Lavender oil, Evian facial mist, eye drops plus some face wipes and I am good to go.

img_3770Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Sleep is the best possible beauty treatment, especially on a plane.  Try and take an overnight flight, put on your PJ’s and some relaxing music and SLEEP!  Take a sleeping pill if you have trouble sleeping on board. I take a Boroca pill when I wake up (dissolvable Vitamin C) and drink loads of water to rehydrate.  Spray my face liberally with the Evian water facial spray and then the Caudalie Beauty Elixir.

A squirt of your favourite perfume is very uplifting in a stuffy airline cabin.  I use Serge Lutyens Nuit de Cellophane decanting some into a small perfume mister so I can take it on the plane.



A massage does wonders for those aching muscles when you arrive at the hotel or change flights.  Shower and slather yourself in oil.  My best tips for arriving refreshed are sleep, avoid alcohol and drink loads of water!

Follow my tips to avoid jet lag:

Switch your watch to your destination time a couple of hours into the flight and before you go to sleep on the plane.  Avoid eating too much, never drink alcohol and drink 2 litres of water throughout the flight.  Sleep and keep your face and body moisturised and hydrated.  Use eye drops to avoid dry eyes. Use DVT socks.  Get up and walk about to get your circulation going whenever you are awake.

I hope these tips help, let me know if you have any of your own to add here!


Caudalie link on the right side of my page.

http://www.caudalie.com  http://www.caudalie.com/uk