Natural Deodorants

For about a year and a half I’ve dabbled in natural deodorants. I would define my underarm preferences/type as follows: I like a stick (easier to travel both from a liquid allowance and size) It needs to be under £4 It shouldn’t be overly perfumed I’m a sweater (i.e. someone who sweats, not a jumper) My wardrobe isn’t 100% (or even 10%) organic cotton/silk/cashmere so … Continue reading Natural Deodorants

The products that saw me through lockdown

Restrictions are starting to ease for the most part. So much so that I ordered things online, forgetting that I could pick up beauty essentials in the supermarket or an actual shop. For many of us, buying habits when it comes to beauty products have changed dramatically, even indefinitely. Why head into a high street when most of what you ‘need’ can be found online? … Continue reading The products that saw me through lockdown

Coping with reactive skin during winter months

What’s red, itchy and not something you see all the time? No not a Christmas jumper, rather a case of reactive winter skin. About 2 weeks ago, I woke up to find the skin across my cheeks covered in small, red dots and feeling particularly sensitive. I thought back to the products I had used in the previous days, and nothing was particularly new or … Continue reading Coping with reactive skin during winter months

The Season Switch: Summer to Autumn

We are way past the end of summer, the nights are getting longer and the temperature is dipping but it’s not all doom and gloom. From a fashion perspective, Autumn means reviving boots, jackets and polo necks that have been locked away in the back of your wardrobe. For skincare, this is also a time when those cherished youth-preserving products start creeping back out as … Continue reading The Season Switch: Summer to Autumn


My approach to primer is similar to eye cream: If I remember- great. If not- it’s not the end of the world. I have always used primer for special occasions when I need my makeup to go the whole day. However recently, I’ve noticed that my collection of primers has unconsciously increased and I’ve been reaching to them more frequently before I apply my day-to-day … Continue reading Primers

Trying to be more sustainable: beauty swaps

There has been a major shift, noticeably in the last 12 months, where human impact on the planet is under the microscope and individuals, organisations and governments have to answer for their actions. Single-use plastic is a major contributor to environmental damage and although I feel guilty if I have to buy a plastic bottle of water (if I forget my reusable bottle), I can’t … Continue reading Trying to be more sustainable: beauty swaps

Review: Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion

Using acids on the face to re-texturise and exfoliate have been around for a while so it was only a matter of time before these ingredients started to show up in body products. I’ve been using the Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion since Christmas- it was actually on my Secret Santa List as I wasn’t prepared to spend over £20 on a body product– and have … Continue reading Review: Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion