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.

3 amazing colours to wear right now that will make you feel like it’s summer already!

Craving some summer colour (even though it’s still a little coooold?!!).

Me too!

If not with bare arms just yet, maybe in a long-sleeved tee, a bag, a statement necklace or just on your nails (coming soon: GORGEOUS new, instant-summer polish reviews, again to suit all budgets! :) ).

1. Hot-Hot-Hot Orange!

Loving this dress, via Mom Trends on Pinterest!

Pin via Mom Trends

2. Flouro Lemon

How amazing is this Read more.

In which I pretend to be a Clinique consultant …

Clinique consultant via Clinique Bulgaria

You would’ve laughed if you’d seen me on Saturday afternoon, playing make-up consultants at the Clinique counter.

I’m not sure the real ones felt the same way though :o !

And I could never keep a coat that crisp and white. Read more.

Love this look on Kate Upton, the new ‘face’ of Bobbi Brown

Kate Upton for Bobbi Brown

I love the make-up look created here by Bobbi Brown, for US actress Kate Upton. Read more.

Comforting smells and the power of scent to bring back memories …

Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dream Travel Set

AMAZING how smells can bring back memories, isn’t it?!

It happened for me in the beauty sense just this morning, as I was trying out the new Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dream Conditioning Shower Cream (part of the new Travel Set, above).

The scent immediately took me back to a scent from my childhood, although at first I couldn’t place it.

Sweet, soft, clean and fresh – was it the suncream in the amber and brown tube I was faithfully slathered with on beach holidays?

No, that wasn’t it.

Was it a skincare product my mother used (the scent of the original NIVEA cream, in its electric blue plastic pot, will always transport me back to watching her do her ritual at the bathroom sink. Oddly, the look and texture of Créme de la Mer also reminds me of it, too – so thick, white and super-intensive – although I’m not too sure they’d be so happy about the comparison! :) ).

Then it struck me: Read more.

Working up a sweat, New York-style!


How’s this for an inspirational fitness photo?! Read more.

4 ways to get skin skin glowing for spring!

1.  The cleanser: Organic Surge’s new Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (£12.50)

Organic Surge's new Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser

For the past few days, I’ve been trying out this new product from Organic Surge (the first I’ve tried, in fact!) and it’s LOVELY!

Beautiful, natural rose scent, light and creamy texture which then gently lathers with water. As it’s not oily, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin, so the result is a very clean-feeling (but not in any way tight) face.

While it’s designed to be used with a hot cloth, I’ve been massaging it in with …

2.  The gadget: the Clarisonic Aria (£155)

Clarisonic Aria

I’m new to the Clarisonic ‘sonic cleansing’ thing, and really excited and intrigued to give it a go. Read more.

Great morning (or evening!) streeeetch …

Back stretch photo, via Daphne Oz on Tumblr,

Such a great way to start OR end a day! Read more.

All together now, Ooooh ….

Havaianas phone cases

Havaianas phone cases. Read more.

AVON Gel Finish nails – Fabulous!

Avon Gel Finish Nails in Fabulous

I’ve had this colour – part of AVON‘s new Gel Finish range, coming next month – on my toes since Saturday, and it’s GORGEOUS! Read more.

Pirates and princesses – AMAZING new spring sets from LEGO!

I don’t know which of the two new LEGO launches we were more excited to check out!

The brand new Disney Princess range won us over INSTANTLY – so adorable and includes sets from all the favourites, including the Tangled star herself, in her Rapunzel’s Creativity Tower set!

LEGO Rapunzel's Creativity Tower

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Moroccanoil love …

Alice Temperley 2014 Moroccanoil products

Oh Moroccanoil, how do curly girls love thee? Let us count the ways …

Moroccanoil products

SO amazing for de-frizzing, de-tangling, adding gloss and generally sorting out hair behaving badly – I’ve yet to find a product in the range which doesn’t get seriously good results.

What I find so impressive Read more.

Che bella: shiny silver Supergas!

Superga Plimsolls - Silver at The White Company

YES!! Read more.

6 healthier treats for when you’re craving something naughty!

When I’m super-craving something sweet or savoury in the ‘naughty’ department (think: crisps, ice cream etc.), here are some AMAZINGLY good alternatives which make me feel a bit better about diving in! :)

Oh, and some caffeine-free teas I’m pretty obsessed with, too!

So, in no particular order of scrumminess:

1.  Raspberry & AMOURetto Live Gourmet Yoghurt by The Collective.

Raspberry & AMOURetto Live Gourmet Yoghurt by The Collective.

Just discovered this – delicious, swirly, raspberry in a live natural yoghurt (= healthy points!). 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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