‘Paris is always a good idea’ Like all cities, it’s not perfect (my weekend happened to fall when the ‘Black macs’ set the Champs Elysees on fire and looted the shops) but there is something magical about the rooftops, bistros and boutiques that get me every time. But what really get me are the pharmacies- they are like a treasure chest of goodies. Although shops … Continue reading What I bought in Paris
My last blog post was on the 25 February. My last social media post was 17 February. A clear sign that life off the blog was taking up more of my time than usual. Work over the past month has been a lot busier working up towards a major event and not only is that visible in the time I’ve spent on this creative project … Continue reading Stress at work=stressed out skin
First of all, I don’t see the point of getting a manicure with standard nail polish and find it a complete waste of money. Unless you do absolutely no housework, are the most light-handed person and have the most adhesive nails, normal nail varnish is just not going to go the distance. So about 5 years ago I discovered the beauty of gel nails. The … Continue reading SNS Nails- is this the secret to a long-lasting manicure (without acrylic)?
Nowadays the trend is: even if it isn’t broke- fix it. Disruption is everywhere including the beauty industry and in pole position is Beauty Pie- an online store dedicated to luxury products at factory prices and ultimately removing the middle man aka the brand. Beauty Pie is the brainchild of Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss, Soap & Glory and FitFlop. The woman knows good business. … Continue reading First impressions: Beauty Pie
Almost a year ago, I discovered The Ordinary. I say discovered because it was seriously a ‘Eureka!’ moment for my skin. At the time, I was less than 6 months before my wedding and me being the way I am about my skin, it was my top priority. I had read and heard a lot about the brand, and so during a weekend in London … Continue reading My love affair with The Ordinary
Despite the fact that everyone hates January because it’s long, I see the silver lining that it gives me more time to try out products. Sorry this isn’t bang on 31st January, my full-time job (which is not being a blogger) is pretty hectic at the moment. So here are the things that have been making January brighter, smoother, and cleaner. Nip& Fab Glycolic Fix … Continue reading January Favourites
I love a good face mask. It’s a real pamper moment for yourself and reminds me of sleepovers with friends (usually using those one-use sachets with ridiculous images of a fruit basket on someone’s face click here). There are so many masks nowadays that it doesn’t just have to be to relax. There’s detox, energise, calm, glow, sheet, peel-off… the list goes on. I try … Continue reading Favourite masks