At Home Pamper With Ted Baker Porcelain Rose

Ted Baker The Porcelain Rose Garden Collection Review Boots Star Gift - UK Beauty Blogger The LDN Diaries

It’s not an unfamiliar sight at home for me to be in my loungewear, with a face mask or two on and covered head to toe in body lotion. I absolutely love a home pamper, give me a night in with a hot bubble bath and beauty treats any day. So, when Ted Baker The Porcelain Rose Garden Collection arrived on my doorstep, I knew this was going to be the ultimate pampering gift – to myself.

The Ted Baker Christmas Gifts Collection is beautiful this year. The packaging has a vintage glamour feel with a floral fantasy design and of course everything is a lovely delicate pink colour. I mean when it matches your pyjamas exactly, you know it’s goals. The Porcelain Rose Garden Collection comes with two boxes filled with nine bathing treats, perfect for a night in and some much-needed ‘me-time’.

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Beauty, Body, Skincare

Champagne Afternoon Tea At Lord’s Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Club Afternoon Tea

If you have been a long time reader of the blog you will know I love my afternoon tea. So when I realised that I hadn’t actually been for one this year I had to quickly rectify the situation. Luckily for me I had just received an invite in my inbox to try out Afternoon Tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

The Long Room within the Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket Ground is where members of the club would watch the cricket, so it’s not somewhere you would normally have access to. And if you want to join as a member there is just a twenty-nine year waiting list, that’s after your three recommendations from a previous member and so this was quite an experience to be invited into the member’s club. There is also a dress code, jacket and tie for gents and smart for the ladies. It was nice to dress up and have a true English Afternoon Tea. Read More »

Afternoon Tea, Food, Lifestyle, London

The Winter Home Edit

Winter Home Edit - UK Lifestyle Blog The LDN Diaries

When it comes to Winter, I am all for nights in. So I like to make sure our flat, which definitely has the cosy vibe going for it already, has all the right things to make it perfect for snuggling up watching Netflix, with plenty treats of course. I’m thinking a hot chocolate and a big bag of sweet’n’salty popcorn, a must. Ok now I’m just dribbling so let’s move on.

I wanted to share with you some cosy homeware pieces I picked up recently after my visit to The Bentall Centre. The shopping centre is based in Kingston and is about a twenty-five minute train ride from London Waterloo and not too far from Hampton Court Palace. Sometimes it’s nice to escape the dreaded hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and have everything under one roof. I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of shops, a great mix of fashion, beauty and home and Bentalls itself is a massive department store, with everything you could need. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Body Shop Mens Set - Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Buying for men isn’t as easy as buying boxers and socks, men are becoming increasingly picky for what they really want for Christmas, whether it’s the latest tech gadgets and gizmos, grooming products or drink.

I’m sharing my top gift ideas for men this Christmas and for even more inspiration, head over to Pinterest.

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for her, remember to check out Paula’s guide. Read More »

Lifestyle, Mens Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Christmas feels like it’s came round very quickly and even earlier than previous years. With the beauty advent calendars appearing in September, Christmas lights popping up across town and now the Christmas adverts are on TV, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents right?

With under 6 weeks left to go, here are some of my favourite gift ideas for her. Whether it’s a sister, a girlfriend or a best friend, these beauty and fashion ideas should go down well this Christmas Day.

For more gift ideas check out my gifts for her board on Pinterest. Read More »

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

6 Beauty Tips & Tricks To Try Now

Smith & Cult Fall 2017

Before I started blogging, I probably couldn’t have even guessed how much I would have learnt about beauty along the way. Not only that but with beauty advice so readily available from beauty gurus across YouTube, I have definitely picked up my fair share of tips and tricks.

Therefore I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt and regularly use, so that you can too.

1. How To Choose Your Correct Foundation Undertone

This is something I only learnt recently and it’s been an absolute game changer. There are so many foundations out there and they come in warm, neutral and cool, but how do you know which you are? Turn your wrist over and take a look at the vein colours. If your veins are more purple and blue and you also look better in silver jewellery rather than gold, then you are most likely to be cool undertones. A warm undertone you will find your wrists appear more yellow/gold or peachy and you suit gold jewellery over silver. And if like me your are more neutral your veins will be a mix of green, purple and blue and suit both gold and silver jewellery. It’s a great guide in helping start to choose your foundation colour, especially if buying online. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up