My last blog post was 15 December (hangs head in shame). I could use multiple excuses for this: Initially I thought I could blame this on a technical issue with WordPress. However this was purely a case of logging in correctly. Then there’s work- that’s always a good one. Or how about life in general right now? That ticks most of the boxes. I’ll spare … Continue reading Skincare in quarantine
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
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
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
Last weekend I spent 48 hours in Spain. I was flying Ryanair which meant all I could take was about the clothes on my back and a packet of chewing gum, so I had to think hard about what products would make the cut into my washbag. Years ago this exercise of getting everything under 100ml would have stressed me out, but now I’ve got … Continue reading Travel Skincare: A weekend
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
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!