Introducing Sabon: The Newest Indulgent Body Pampering Brand To Hit London

Discovering new brands is a big part of my daily life, but rarely does a concept leave me as excited and intrigued as Sabon. In the summer of 1997 two young visionaries began making soap in their home, guided by…

The Changing Nature Of The Beauty Industry: How Blogs & T’Internet Have …

Ten years ago, strolling around Boots on a Saturday afternoon was a favourite pasttime of mine. I savoured every swatch from the makeup counters, devoured the latest launches and excitably filled my basket with bargain finds. I looked to the…

Happy Birthday To Me: London Beauty Queen Turns Five (Celebrate With Me …

Five years ago today I hit ‘publish’ on my very first blog post, following a moment of boredom which led to me claiming a URL which was set to become my virtual baby. There was no long-term plan, no strategic…

Choose Beautiful: Why There’s Beauty In Every One Of Us (And …

We all have days when we roll out of bed, look in the mirror and think ‘eugh’. It’s easy to spot those dark circles, every pimple and imperfection, the fact our hair needs an appointment at the best hairdresser we…

Why I’m Quitting Gel Nails: A Temporary Beautiful Result For Long-Term …

In the early 2000’s there was a huge trend for acrylic nails. The longer and squarer the better, with the focus being on ugly white tips and tacky nail art that at the time we thought was cutting edge. I…

Five Reasons You Need To Use A Primer (Plus Some Of My …

If you don’t own at least one makeup primer, then you’re really missing out on the secret to a flawless and long-wearing base. Although we often try to reduce the amount of products we apply to our face, in the…

Sew Lomax SOS Kits: The Magic Makeup Bag That Comes With Everything …

You know what it’s like when you’re out and about, doing your thing, and you break a nail/start getting a blister/commence your lady time ahead of schedule. There’s nothing worse than scrambling around in your bag trying to find an…

Why Eyeshadow Sticks Are An Absolute Makeup Must-Have For Fool-Proof Blending

I wish I had the eyeshadow blending skills of a TOWIE cast member, but I really don’t. I can just about manage to buff in a base colour and add a darker tone around the lash line, blending with my…

A Kiko Cosmetics Haul With A Difference: Affordable & Effective Beauty Products

They may have been around for a little while, continually launching innovative collections and lust-worthy dupes, but until recently I hadn’t really gotten to grips with Kiko. Sure enough all their new launches regularly land on my doorstep, but I’d…

Crossing The Line? When Makeup Brands Name Their Products Something Controversial

Far from being a wilting wallflower, the beauty industry is well known for pushing the boundaries and re-inventing the wheel at every given opportunity. From a half naked Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin pushing lipstick, to using slightly embarrassing names…

Counterfeit Beauty Is A Big Problem: How To Spot A Fake & What …

Not everyone can afford to splash out on an expensive makeup palette, the latest Chanel fragrance or a top-up of MAC lipstick every month, so many of us are turning to unofficial sources to get our fix. There’s a plethora…

Beauty Investigation: Why Do We Wear Makeup?

Makeup is a wonderful thing; since the dawn of time women have slapped mud on their eyebrows, berry juice on their lips and elongated their eyelashes with the help of charcoal. It’s a multi-billion pound worldwide industry that shows no…

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