How to blow dry your hair at home like a pro: the BaByliss NEW Big Hair review!

Babyliss New Big Hair styler

Over the years, I’ve interviewed countless hair stylists on how to do a perfect blow dry at home.

Yet – honestly? – I’ve remained a wash-and-go girl. Mainly because I have crazy-frizzy curly hair and it takes two pro stylists with biceps of steel and a lot of hot air to get it to go smooth. Read more.

Wishing you a bright, sparkly and sunny weekend!

Neon skirt via chicwish on Pinterest

Hooray, the weekend starts here (almost!!) … Read more.

Easter family travel review: Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

Jen at Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

Got any little Thomas The Tank Engine fans in your life? Read more.

LOVE this scarf!

Big scarf at

Just LOVE this scarf, pinned today by the lovely Natasha Lade, interior designer, nonstopmama and owner of the very lovely Vanessa Grape boutique. Read more.

Gorgeous Amoralia maternity pyjamas

Amoralia maternity nightwear

First things first, I need to say that I’m not pregnant.

I just accidentally reviewed some (extremely gorgeous) maternity pyjamas. Read more.

Neon nails and necklaces!

Models Own Polish For Tans collection

Never mind summer-ready, all the neon clothes and accessories around right now are like a burst of sunshine in themselves! :) Read more.

3 of my favourite finds, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2014!

Superga Pink Begonia sneakers

I could get very emotional in this post – but will try not to! – as it strikes a chord on many levels. Read more.

White hot: 3 things I’m loving for Spring!

1. Wedge + cork + white = totally awesome, in FitFlop’s new Bon Easy White (£80).

FitFlop's new Bon Easy White

I think I’d wear them everywhere …

2. Ever since this week’s (always too tempting) e-shot from GAP popped into my inbox, I zoned in on this crisp-but-pretty  Read more.

Happy Friday, and announcing our giveaway winners!

DELIGHTED to be starting Friday by announcing two gorgeous giveaway winners!

And I know, somewhat late – (do pull your socks up, Jen! :) ) !!

Speedo Women's Speedofit Pinnacle Kickback SwimsuitOK, the winner of the AMAZING Speedofit Pinnacle Kickback Swimsuit is Katy Simpson!

BIG congrats to Katy!! Hope you get LOTS of fun making in a splash in it (what colour will you go for, I wonder? Coral or classic navy? Decisions, decisions … :) ).




The Sanctuary Ultimate Glow Top To Toe Pamper Box/TinNext up, the winner of the lovely Sanctuary Ultimate Glow Top To Toe Pamper Tin is Erica Price!

Hoorah, Erica!!

I hope you enjoy lots of lovely spring pampering!! :)


A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in the fun, more gorgeous spring giveaways to come! XX

WIN a bouquet of your friend’s favourite flowers!


Aren’t you loving all the beautiful flowers wherever you turn right now? Read more.

New Primark wedges for Spring!

Primark wedges

Just spied these Primark wedges Read more.

Spring pink nails!

Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So

These past few days, I’ve been reviewing summer nail polishes for my beauty pages in Baby London magazine and there are so many lovely new colours on the way! Read more.

Top hair styling tips for busy mamas, from Clive at Jo Hansford

Jo Hansford salon

I’ve finally got to give in and wash my hair.

Last week, I had the most amazing treat of a (looong overdue) cut and blow-dry with Clive at the Jo Hansford salon and, honestly, it was like I had borrowed someone else’s hair afterwards. Read more.

Get your sparkle on this weekend!

Every Day I'm Sparklin' ...

Wishing you a lovely one!! :)

Via the ever-so-awesome Glitter Guide!

16 TOTALLY gorgeous gift ideas at M&S (perfect for Mother’s Day!)

Jenni shopping at M&S!Or what happened when I ran around M&S picking out stuff I’m LOVING!!

As you can see, I’m wearing appropriate, mad-dash footwear, which was necessary as the store was closing and I was madly running around snapping on my phone last weekend!

Frankly, these are just some of my favourite spring things, full stop – but any of them would make a fantastic, splash-out Mother’s Day surprise …




Let’s start with the bags, like this beauty: the classic and roomy Drop Lock Tote Bag (£28) …

M&S White Bag

And I had one of these Read more.

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    Jenni Baden HowardDaily adventures in beauty, style, health and fitness, family, food and fun!

    I'm a beauty and lifestyle writer and juggle-from-home mama (the Italian genes explain the mad hair and love of bronzer). I've written for a wide range of British glossies, newspapers and weekend supplements, along with many beauty and lifestyle websites.

    Now in my Forties, I truly believe that true beauty is both ageless and timeless (although I could be biased).

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