LUXURIES & GUILTY PLEASURES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

‘’NO PLEASURE IS A GUILTY ONE PAST 40’’

I’ve always loved beautiful things and a touch of luxury in my life and I’ve been very lucky to experience some wonderful luxuries over the years, especially during my years dancing on Cruise ships where we had passenger status along with high discounts on everything on board. Because of this I always had access to top of the range skincare, fragrances, accessories & fashion and my love of luxury has continued.

Luxury can also be about guilty pleasures and now I’m in my mid 40’s I know I work hard enough to enjoy some little luxuries and guilty pleasures in my downtime.

A delicious Pink G&T

My tipple of choice at the moment

A Crisp glass of Moet

I’ll never say no to a delicious glass of fizz

Estee Lauder Makeup

I’ve worn Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation & their pressed powder since my wedding day & still love it to this day. I’ve changed my shade over the years but I still swear by it

Elemis Beauty Products

I was first introduced to Elemis body products when I worked on luxury cruise liners & I loved it. My beautician swears by their skin care and got me into using it. The cleansing balm is a particular favourite of mine.

Neom, The White Company & Jo Malone Candles

Pure luxury, pure heaven!

Fresh Flowers each week

Having fresh flowers in our home makes me happy & I love to fill my home with seasonal flowers, some of my favourites being daffodils & Peony’s in Spring and beautiful Gladioli

Watching the soaps

Ok, not exactly a luxury but definitely my guilty pleasure

Designer Handbags

I absolutely love my designer handbag collection with my Michael Kors & D&G handbags being particular favourites. A designer handbag is a big expense but I adore them.

Monthly manicure, pedicures, brows, hair appointments & facials

Luxury but I feel it’s important to take care in my appearance & I love to look after my skin. Regular brow & nail appointments & a shellac manicure make me feel groomed. Being blonde takes a lot of upkeep so regular visits to my hairdresser is a necessity.

Regular weekend Mini breaks & holidays

I adore to travel and always like to have our next holiday booked but I also love mini breaks in the UK or a city break planned too. It’s always good to have something to look forward to.

A delicious steak

More often than not a delicious steak is my entrée of choice when I dine out, I really can’t resist.

Beautiful Lighting in my home

My environment is so important to me and definitely affects my mood. I spend a lot of time ensuring the lighting is stunning in our home as it really can change the ambience in any room

Gorgeous cushions & throws

Especially on a cosy Sunday at home when its cold outside

Gorgeous Pyjamas

Piped silk ones & luxury fleecy ones are my PJ’s of choice depending on the occasion

Matching Underwear

Although its only for you & your partner, if you have matching underwear it makes your whole outfit feel better. It certainly does for me

Silk pillowcases

Luxury but also better for haircare as a silk pillowcase is much more delicate on hair fibres

My monthly Birchbox prescription

I love my monthly Birchbox dropping through my letter box. It’s lovely to try new products & Isabelle usually gets her pick of some of them too.

Woman & Home & Yorkshire life magazines monthly

Although most things are online now I do still love to read a physical magazine when I’m relaxing with a coffee & these are two of my favourites.

Beautifully framed photographs of my family

Nothing else makes me happier than beautiful family pictures in our home

A few new pieces of clothing for my wardrobe each month

Like most women, I have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear!!! A bit of retail therapy for new clothes is good for the soul and wearing a new outfit to go out in definitely gives me the feel good factor!

‘Luxury, A quiet contentment that comes from living well & taking pleasure from one’s surroundings’

Sometimes it’s the little things in life!

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