Category: Beauty

Blog posts and reviews on beauty products and cosmetic I like (or do not like)

Selfridges Summer Beauty Box – £40 (worth £176)

  SUMMER BEAUTY   Today is the launch of the Selfridge’s exclusive summer beauty box. Its only £40 but all the contents inside are worth £176. Full list includes: STARSKIN Instaglam foam peel perfect STARSKIN After Party Brightening RIBBAND Ribband Sorbet JAMES READ Day Tan SPF 15 EYEKO Fat Eyeliner NAILS INC Gel Nail Varnish Pink ILLAMASQUA Lipstick Luster NARS… Read more →

BAFTA Red Carpet Masterclass

Yesterday I made my way to the Corinthia Hotel, London for a red carpet masterclass hosted by the Style partners of the BAFTA awards –  House of Fraser, CARAT* London, M·A·C Cosmetics, St Tropez and Mark Hill. The masterclass began with a 45 minute talk hosted by presenter,  stylist and fashion journalist Darren Kennedy. First up was M·A·C Senior Artist Rebecca Butterworth and celebrity hair stylist Mark Hill, both… Read more →

How-to do a 70s inspired bohemian curl with Errol Douglas & MoroccanOil (step-by-step)

I mentioned in my lfw aw14 highlight post that I went backstage at the Kristian Aadnevik show. MoroccanOil  UK and Ireland Ambassador Errol Douglas showed me step-by-step how to recreate the late 70s, early 80s bohemian sweep curl. I thought it deserved a post of its very own. There is a visual ‘how to’ directly below, I will post Errol Douglas’s quotes at the… Read more →

Gift idea’s for the ladies

I am not even going to attempt to do a ‘gift idea’s for the guys’ post. They are impossible to buy for. They don’t seem to want anything unless it is super expensive – video games, consoles, techie things etc etc. Anything beauty or sentimental related goes over their head. Obviously I am generalising here from experience. I have a… Read more →

What is your beauty secrets? Laughing Yoga & Afternoon Tea with No 7

browns hotel london afternoon tea

So a couple of weeks ago I did something quite different. Boots No 7 invited seven international bloggers to London. They were to partake in various unusual beauty related activities. Lovely Gem from Jam PR sent me an email and asked if I would like to come and join them for the final activity – Laughing therapy and Yoga. I am always up for trying something new so the answer was of course, yes!

Check out the details and photos below – also some weird and wonderful local beauty secrets at the end of the post. Read more

Hello my pretties

So this is my first ‘haul post’.  I noticed other bloggers like to do this so not really an original idea for a post, but I have ordered and purchased some lovely things lately I just wanted to brag a little. I love Jones and Jones, I have collaborated with them before so they very kindly gave me a friends… Read more →

Today I got semi permanent eyelashes done

I have been dying to get semi permanent eyelashes  for yonks and when Keynoir promoted a full set for £40, I had to take the offer up.  Actually I almost didn’t get it done, the location of the salon was on Great Portland street and I got terribly lost. Even with GPS on my phone, I never was any good at orienteering… Read more →

No7 Skin care Range Review

I received all these lovely No 7 goodies right before Christmas and have used most of them on several occasions.  I now feel I can give an honest tried and tested review on most of the products. One thing I have learned and wish I had done earlier, is use cleanser and toner.  Yes it is quick and easy (and cheaper)… Read more →

The BEST Face Make-Up – All hail to Chanel

I have incredibly difficult skin, its very dry and large pores around my nose, so finding the best foundation has been a laborious task.  Since my amazing win I have scoured the make-up counters and aisles to find the best face make-up. Base: LE BLANC DE CHANEL SHEER ILLUMINATING BASE Foundation: VITALUMIÈRE SATIN SMOOTHING FLUID MAKEUP SPF 15 Powder:  POUDRE UNIVERSELLE COMPACTE NATURAL FINISH PRESSED POWDER… Read more →