• Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Brighton Lace: English Handmade Lace Lingerie

    I love trawling the Internet looking for new lingerie brands, especially small companies with an ethical approach to fashion. I was delighted to find Brighton Lace, an English brand whose products are gorgeous, elegant and handcrafted. Brighton Lace is a three women team, founded by Lou. They handcraft the underwear and everything is made in England. Each collection is Limited Edition. When they find lace they like, they have to snap up the fabric when they find it and then start again by sourcing new lace once that’s done. It’s also a sustainable brand that gives back to the individual, global and local community. They have a supportive working environment…

  • Lifestyle,  Writing

    Artisan Notebooks From Blaukatter

    I love supporting independents and artisans so when I discovered my friend Marie was involved in selling gorgeous notebooks for creative people on Etsy, I knew I had to feature them here on RockPaperSpirit. These unique and elegant notebooks have an “olde worlde” appearance to them, making me think that perhaps a character in a fantasy novel might carry something similar around with them. They remind me of spell-books and books where you might sketch a treasure map. They come with faux leather or mahogany leather covers, in small A5 or A6 sizes and each have 200 pages. My favourite is the black one with lilac pages but the brown…

  • Beauty,  Reviews

    Review: Amalfi Coast by La Parfumerie Anglaise

    Disclaimer: I received a gifted product in exchange for an honest review. I received no money for this post. In case anyone didn’t know, one of my passions is perfume. For a while, my life was all about fragrance and I didn’t just study it, I made it, I sold it and I helped others design their own unique scents. So, I am always delighted when I discover a new perfume house. Recently I was given the chance to sample a scent called Amalfi Coast by La Parfumerie Anglais. I received one small bottle in exchange for an honest review. La Parfumerie Anglaise is a company formed by a group…

  • Books,  Guest Posts

    Meet The Author: Sasha Lane

    It’s time for a new Meet The Author post and today I’m welcoming British chick-lit writer, Sasha Lane to RockPaperSpirit. Sasha hails from Barnsley in Yorkshire and works full-time in the finance industry. As you can imagine, the finance industry doesn’t really provide a creative outlet so Sasha uses her spare time to express herself in her chick-lit novels. She uses the books to show how women can find balancing their working life with relationships difficult and of course, helps us to laugh at ourselves. She tries to make her characters relatable so that we fall in love with them. Isn’t that what’s so great about chick-lit? We love the characters…

  • Beauty,  Reviews

    Review: Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

    I love roses and I love masks, although the one I have hanging on my bedroom wall probably wasn’t what the Body Shop had in mind, so I was extremely pleased to find this in the post the other day.  This is part of the ‘Superfood’ range of facemasks and are 100% vegetarian with no parabens, paraffins, silicone or mineral oils.  I did wonder what was actually in the masks but I’m guessing bacon isn’t it. I have sensitive skin, which is the beauty product equivalent of a miner’s canary, so I was pleased to see the emittance of the nasty chemicals that often give my skin a tomato hue. …