The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Berkshire Edition

Category: SHOPPING

7 stunning candles for Mother’s Day

23 Mar 2017

Being a highly fragrant bunch here at Muddy HQ, we’re obsessed with scented candles – and we think they make a brilliant Mother’s Day gift for this Sunday (you had remembered, right?) Here’s our edit of the Muddy favourites.

(Top, left) Loving by Bella Freud (£40) This tuberose, amber and sandalwood number has serious mantelpiece appeal thanks to its trademark Bella Freud slogan red glass jar. And Loving is very mum-appropriate, isn’t it?

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Tried and tested: Julian’s salon, Newbury

23 Mar 2017

It’s taken me a while to find my groove with hairdressers. For ages, I used to sit down in the chair, nervously laugh and say ridiculous things like ‘oh, I’ll leave it up to you.’ I know. Nutcase.

This, as you can imagine, led to lots of *fun experiences* including a blonde pixie crop that made me look like Bart Simpson, many fringe-cutting disasters, bad colouring, bad perms and my childhood short back and sides (I have two brothers and my dad snipped our hair).

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Try This And Win: Neverland Skincare bespoke facial

13 Mar 2017

How’s your skin holding up? Mine definitely needs industrial help. It’s feels like sand paper after months of freezing temperatures, the central heating on full blast coupled with my rather lazy beauty routine. Basic is an understatement. Yes I need to drink more water, moisturise twice a day and get more sleep (tell me something I don’t know *yawn*). But a facial that has a ton of science behind it might just perk my skin up – and knock a couple of years off in the process.

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Win a £500 new season wardrobe

9 Mar 2017

Bored to the back teeth of being cocooned in jeans and huge jumpers? Yup, us too. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new competition to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Fancy a whopping £500 gift voucher to spend at chic, elegant womenswear brand Winser London? Of course you do. Not only will they kit you out beautifully, they’ll show you how to wear your new goodies too – the prize also includes, should you fancy it, an afternoon of personal styling at either the Marlow or Gerrard’s Cross boutique, complete with a celebratory glass of fizz.

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The place for the perfect smile

7 Mar 2017

Brits have a shocking reputation for bad teeth. I’m not sure it’s entirely justified. I mean how often do you see a set of gnashers that look like you’ve been eating an apple through a tennis racket. OK, so we’re not talking about Shane McGowan extreme, but probably all have a gander at our teeth and think there’s room for improvement.

If you’re anything like me, your teeth take a bit of a battering.

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Property Flirt: Great Scot! It’s a celeb crib

25 Feb 2017

Right then property pervs it’s time to look through the keyhole of another mega des res in Berkshire, have a poke around and guess how much it’s worth. The winner gets a romantic break with Tom Hiddleton in the Bahamas (*ahem*). Er, maybe not.

Let’ get ready to rumble, here we go.

Forest Lodge is a handsome Victorian country house, opposite Windsor Forest, in the village of Winfield. It’s in a great location, has got that grand country house thing going on, a beautiful garden, surrounded by great schools and has showbiz connections.

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
Berkshire Edition