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Recipe: Homemade Mince Pies

Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise. For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour 140g/5oz butter, cut into cubes Pinch of …

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Bring your hair back to life with Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo and Daily Conditioning Rinse.

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dermalogica and jump at the chance to try anything they launch so don’t be surprised, I didn’t say no to trying their new Daily Cleansing Shampoo and Daily Conditioning Rinse. I usually wash my hair weekly instead of daily because of time constraints but I did daily for a whole …

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The 12 Drinks of Christmas

Those who know me will tell you, I’m obsessed with wine. Red wine to be specific so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), who are the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications to bring you this post on the ’12 drinks of Christmas’, which is a helping hand for …

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Christmas 2016: Cool Gifts For Him

Still struggling to find the perfect gift for the man in your life? Here’s a helping hand with some cool gifts that will put the usual slippers and bathrobes to shame. Happy shopping … Celestron Travel Scope 70mm Refractor Telescope £59.99 (Maplin )     Heated Massaging Car Seat – £24.99 (Maplin)     Speeder Bike Multirotor – £199.99 (Maplin) …

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Recipe: The Big Smoke Winter Cockt-Ale

The first of many festive recipes coming your way. This Big Smoke Winter Cockt-Ale is soothing, warming and oh-so more-ish! Method 1 x 500ml bottle of porter (a dark beer brewed by several breweries including Fuller’s) 1 x 500ml of medium dry cider (such as Cornish Orchards Gold) Add a sprinkle of smoked paprika If serving mulled, gently warm the …

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Christmas 2016: Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! This ultimate beauty gift guide is made up of everything a beauty addict wishes for this time of year, and we’ve done all the hard work for you so happy shopping … W7 Big Bang Cracker – £12.99 Dermabrush Advanced Cleansing System – £29.99   Sleek Makeup Secretly Spellbound Glitz and Glam Kit – …

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Molton Brown Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine Limited Edition Collection

Fragrance experts Molton Brown have a new festive limited edition collection called Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine and it smells amazing! The collection is inspired by the sweeping, pristine artic landscape of Laponia in the Northernmost Sweden. I’ve never been to the Northernmost Sweden but I do like the smell of it. I’ve been using the collection which is …

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Original Bourne and Hollingsworth gets a facelift.

The original bar of cult cocktail bar Bourne and Hollingsworth recently reopened after a brief closure to refurbish. So no more rickety tables, peeled wallpaper or cocktails in teacups. True all those elements gave the underground bar its character but it’s not all bad. The newly launched Bourne and Hollingsworth mixes comfortable and exotic materials with bold colours and beautiful …

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The Ultimate Personalised Christmas Giftguide

Nothing says you care like a personalised gift tailored to the person you are gifting and this year, there’s lots of it to go around. From fragrances to jewellery to alcohol, there are a lot of ways to show you care this Christmas. Personalised Fragrance   Starting with engraved fragrance bottles from Boots and The Perfume shop. You’ll be allowed …

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