• writing gloves literary book gifts writer presents
    Ad/Gifted,  Fashion,  Writing

    Writing Gloves from Literary Book Gifts Review

    If you have a writer in your family, there’s a good chance that when it’s Christmas or their birthday, you get them a book as a gift. That’s not a bad thing, because you know they’ll love it and treasure that gift, but what if there was something else you could get them, that showed you understand them? Well, I’ve been given the opportunity to review a pair of writing gloves and my first thought when I heard about their existence is, “How many times have I wished that these exist?” Honestly, I have. It’s true. I received a free pair to enable me to write this review, but all…

  • make money online mystery shopping secret shopper
    Lifestyle,  Money

    5 Totally Legal (But Morally Questionable) Ways To Make Money Online

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links and make a purchase, I will receive a small amount of commission. Firstly, thanks for visiting my blog. You may have discovered it via Twitter but it’s more likely you found me either by searching for a beauty product review or using a phrase like “ways to make money online.” I’m kinda sick of that phrase taking everyone to the post about the time I tried to sell my trashed shoes to fetishists, so I’m going to lift the lid on some of the other ways to make money online. They are all totally legal (in the UK,…

  • anna nylander personal shopper stylist stockholm sweden interview
    Fashion,  Interviews

    Interview With Anna Nylander – Stylist and Personal Shopper

    Like many women, I have a keen interest in fashion and clothing.  I’m probably too old to be a typical fashion blogger as what I look for in an outfit has changed over the years and I’m no longer satisfied to wear what I find on the high street.  That’s why when I was introduced to stylist and personal shopper, Anna Nylander, I jumped at the chance to interview her!  So, in true Lacey Dearie style, we took an imaginary trip to Stockholm Fashion Week (because I can’t afford to go for real) and had a chat about what it’s really like to be a stylist. Tell us a little…

  • Beauty,  Personal

    The Men’s Fragrance Responsible For My Son’s Existence

    This is not a sponsored post. This is a true story based on my own experience. When I began blogging back in 2005 I had one aim.  That aim was not to sell books, write reviews or get freebies.  It was to relate funny or interesting stories about things that had happened to me personally.  Whatever else a blog is, it should begin by being personal.  Somewhere along the way I seem to have forgotten that which is why I am going to start using this beauty blog to write stories about how certain products have affected me and my life.  I want to begin this new phase of my…