November 2015

Well that went quickly! I can't quite believe that November is nearly over, and Christmas is only a few weeks away. This year has offered exciting periods of change and new beginnings, and although it's been awesome, I could not be more relieved to be heading...

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, it can be so tempting to bundle into bed from the minute you get home. After work I used to end up on the couch for a good three hours, and then spend the rest...

Primers have quickly become my new obsession, and probably the type of product I've indulged in the most this year. I love discovering new bases that will help mattify my skin, smooth textured areas and extend the life of my foundation, and I've discussed them...

Strobing has become the beauty buzzword of 2015, and I think this year will be remembered as the time when everyone went highlighter-crazy. Although I've definitely jumped on the #highlightonfleek bandwagon, due to my oily complexion I'm cautious not go overboard with shimmer and sheen....

After Space NK, Boots is probably my most-visited beauty-shopping destination. Although I love their Advantage card, purse-friendly makeup options, and overflowing drawers and shelves of travel-size toiletries, the thing that gets me the most excited to stop by, is Soap and Glory. They are probably...

Today I'm raving about the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£39.50 here). This pumpkin-packed treatment is loaded with AHAs to intensely exfoliate dead skin, and eliminate sebum and the rather gross debris that get trapped in pores after a week spent on the tube. I'm aware...

In the last week or two, I've been loving three base products from Bourjois - a primer, foundation and powder - that perform SO much better than some luxury, high-end makeup I've tried recently (Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, I'm looking at you). These mattifying, smoothing and...

Toners are awesome. Although historically the term 'toner' was used to describe a product that contained a whole lotta alcohol and claimed to 'shrink' and 'close' pores (never going to happen), 'toner' now means virtually anything - be it a lotion, spritz or fine mist...

Do you ever smell a beauty product and want to scream and shout about how divine it is? Well, you're not the only one, because I did this last week, in Liverpool Street Boots. In front of the entire store. The exact utterance went something like...

Over the last two weeks, I've had the pleasure of trying out a new range from Janjira, a Thai skincare brand that is making serious waves in the luxe skincare market. Combining ancient beauty rituals with a fresh approach to keeping skin youthful and healthy,...