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Category: Beauty

REVIEW: Banya No.1, Old Street July 1, 2018

REVIEW: Banya No.1, Old Street

WHAT? Banya No.1 is a super traditional Russian spa club offering thermal (and brutal) ‘Parenie’ massages and a host of relaxing treatments. There’s a freezing plunge pool, sauna and lounge bar, the latter for slurping Borsch (beetroot...read more »

New Mummy Beauty “Essentials” March 14, 2018

New Mummy Beauty “Essentials”

Ok, “essentials” is probably applied a bit liberally here. I’m not sure nail varnish counts as an essential, but these are some handy, beauty items that will help make your life a bit easier…when you’ve got a new baby in...read more »

BEAUTY: How To Look Good On No Sleep? March 13, 2018

BEAUTY: How To Look Good On No Sleep?

We’re all told to get more sleep, drink more water and eat well to look our absolute best, I totally agree! But, let’s face it, when you’re in the throws of young children or working your arse off all hours, you’re probably not...read more »

How Ethical Are Your Beauty Brands? December 12, 2017

How Ethical Are Your Beauty Brands?

My article in today’s Times investigates the ethical beauty industry. How savvy consumers are calling out unethical brands and why misleading, so-called ‘green-washing’ has the potential to damage beauty brands who are not completely honest about...read more »

BEAUTY: A View Of This Month’s Favourites July 22, 2017

BEAUTY: A View Of This Month’s Favourites

Each month, we will be sampling and reporting on some of our favourite new beauty products, collections or brands that are just out or we’ve enjoyed using. This month we’re featuring Arbonne, REN, Crabtree & Evelyn, Frances Prescott...read more »

Dust & Dance! Where To Buy The Best Sparkles January 5, 2017

Dust & Dance! Where To Buy The Best Sparkles

If Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties had you glowering at other girls with TOTAL glitter envy, keep reading. There’s no need to pay a stranger a tenner to throw some Vaseline and glitter on your face in a nightclub toilet –  perfect...read more »

CHRISTMAS: Last Minute Gift Ideas December 21, 2016

CHRISTMAS: Last Minute Gift Ideas

With a few days left for posting, we bring you some last minute gift ideas if you’re stuck for presents this year… GIFT IDEA: FRIEND OR SISTER These White Company tea light candles, £15, and sparkly scented nail varnishes , £6.49 per pot,...read more »

REVIEW: Roots Collective Vegetable Blends November 1, 2016

REVIEW: Roots Collective Vegetable Blends

Silly season is here and that means carbs, booze, carbs, and did we mention booze? Time to think about offsetting some of those calories (because if you think we’re cutting back on ANY food and drink in December, you’re very wrong). Roots...read more »

Fragrance Testing With Coach For Their Debut Perfume September 7, 2016

Fragrance Testing With Coach For Their Debut Perfume

Coach celebrated their new perfume with a fragrance testing breakfast at Morton’s Club in London’s Berkeley Square. I had a chat to their head perfumer who talked me through their debut scent, which was inspired by “the spontaneous...read more »

FRAGRANCE: Flower Arranging With Jimmy Choo June 27, 2016

FRAGRANCE: Flower Arranging With Jimmy Choo

To celebrate the launch of their latest perfume, Illicit Flower, Jimmy Choo invited us for breakfast and a flower arranging session at the stunning By Appointment Only Design flower store in central London. Armed with handfuls of peonies, roses and...read more »

INTERVIEW: Celebrity Make-up Artist Val Garland On Her Beauty Secrets May 27, 2016

INTERVIEW: Celebrity Make-up Artist Val Garland On Her Beauty Secrets

Val Garland is an absolute legend in the make-up world, there isn’t a celebrity, magazine or designer she hasn’t worked with (from Lady Gaga to Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner to Marc Jacobs…you name it) and she’s a regular at all the Fashion Weeks. I...read more »

NEW: Terry de Gunzburg The Glace Aqua Parfum May 25, 2016

NEW: Terry de Gunzburg The Glace Aqua Parfum

With a beautiful afternoon tea launch event at Sketch (pictured below), complete with cocktails, French lavender blossoming from our tables and bottles of Terry de Gunzburg’s perfume range scattered around us to explore, we were given a sneak preview...read more »

NEW: Algenist Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Eye Cream May 14, 2016

NEW: Algenist Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Eye Cream

Algenist is launching a new Elevate contouring eye cream this July and we’ve got our hands on a sample to give you our thoughts, ahead of it going on sale. The brand claims the cream offers a “solution to sagging skin with a product that visibly...read more »

REVIEW: Algenist Reveal Colour Correcting Radiant Primer May 7, 2016

REVIEW: Algenist Reveal Colour Correcting Radiant Primer

Following on from my 2-Step Facial For Sensitive Skin review, using Balance Me products, I’ve also started using Algenist’s Colour Correcting primer and it has been really good to help hide redness on my face. I was given the primer at an Algenist...read more »

TRIED & TESTED: 2-Step Facial For Sensitive Skin May 3, 2016

TRIED & TESTED: 2-Step Facial For Sensitive Skin

I was first introduced to Balance Me from a PR, when I reviewed the brand for FashionBite but have since become a big fan, particularly of their best selling Radiance Face Oil. When I was first pregnant, I was very conscious of not wanting to use any...read more »