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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Listography : Top 5 Beauty Products

This week, Kate wants us to share our beauty secrets.  I don't spend a lot of money on make-up and beauty and it shows but I've fallen in love with Natio products since winning a box full of them over on In The Powder Room last year.  I also had a gift voucher to spend ON ME FOR A CHANGE at Debenhams so I've bought some new bits and pieces from their range [insert lots of hearts here].  So here is what I am using and loving at the moment (all images stolen borrowed from Debenhams)

Natio Ageless Rehydrating TonerNatio Ageless Cleansing Milk
Natio Ageless Rehydrating Toner and Gentle Cleansing Milk
This leaves my skin feeling really fresh and now that I'm getting close to the big "Four Oh" I know I need to start taking a bit more care of my skin instead of relying on my pillow to remove my make-up at night. 

Natio Tinted Moisturiser
Natio Tinted Moisturiser in Natural
A new discovery.  Where has tinted moisturiser been all my life?

Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer
Natio Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer
I've always been a bit of a cheek-pincher thanks to my usual 'Morticia' look and I think the recent sunshine has encouraged me to dig this out again.  I need a bit of help in the 'sunkissed' department when I'm cooped up in an office all day, every day.

Natio Sparkle Dust Eyeshadow
Natio Sparkle Dust Eyeshadow
This adds a touch of colour to my eyes but without going overboard.  It does tend to go everywhere so the dinky little caps for each individual pot of powder is a genius idea.

Natio Lip Butter
In "Laugh".  Just yum.

What are your favourite beauty products or is there a tip that you want to share?  
I need all the help I can get!