Another year, another Insta-trend. This time, to celebrate Instagram’s 10-year anniversary, they are asking people to post a 10-year-challenge: putting up a photo from 2009 and a photo from 2019. The results are what you would expect- embarrassing fashion choices, questionable hairstyles, dramatic body changes and the usual comedic memes. In 2009, I graduated from university in London and finished my part time job at … Continue reading Skincare advice to my 22-year-old self
I discovered liquid exfoliators when I upped my skincare regimen about 4 years ago. Traditionally, exfoliators were physical with microbeads (bad for the environment), granules or sugar. If you lived in the UK or US during the 2000s, chances are you bought a couple of St Ives Apricot Scrubs in that time but (thankfully) since then, the exfoliation game has come on a long way. … Continue reading Liquid Exfoliators
When talking makeup, the perfect base is the most important thing for me. Even now, I can love my outfit and hair, but if that base isn’t nailed I just don’t feel my best. With the ups and downs my skin and I have had, there has been a revolving door of foundations. Mineral powders, cushion, CC cream, BB cream, mousse, full coverage, second skin, … Continue reading I’m all about the base
This afternoon, I put on a Caroline Hirons YouTube video in the background while I was tidying up the bedroom (rock and roll!). And as I was folding up my husband’s trousers which is obviously too complicated a task, she mentioned her friend who has become the editor of NEW BEAUTY MAGAZINE. I stopped said folding, rewound the video 20 seconds to check I wasn’t … Continue reading A beauty magazine- it does exist!
Following on yesterday’s post, I went on to Elle magazine’s website and read the article ‘4 Beauty Treatments you should do during Winter AKA right now’. One of the articles I shared in yesterday’s post was arguing that those with the most money will have the best skin because the treatments which work are the ones which cost the big bucks. So according to Elle, … Continue reading My winter skin prep
A super quick post today but wanted to share some interesting articles I’ve come across either directly or have been shared with me. WWD.com L’Oreal and La-Roche Posay have launched a wearable skin pH tracker designed to monitor your skin and therefore customise the recommendation of products. Scientists and dermatologists see a direct link with skin pH and skin health and therefore being able to … Continue reading In the news
When I was about 10 I used to read ‘Girl Talk‘. Filled to the brim with news about the Spice Girls, puppies and came with a ‘free, fabulous choker!‘. At 15 it was ‘CosmoGirl‘ telling me the magic formula of how to get a perfect Californian tan (how irresponsible) and ‘zap that zit‘. From 18 onwards it was all about Glamour & Elle and at … Continue reading Do beauty magazines exist?