beauty

simplehuman Illuminated Mirror

Like many people, I sailed through my twenties and thirties with near-perfect eyesight and then suddenly found myself aged 45 reading the newspaper at arm’s length. I’m pretty sure it’s Nature’s way of sparing you from seeing your chin hairs. Obviously, I decided to approach this deterioration in my vision positively and in the only […]

Luxury bodycare : travel edition

    I wrote a piece recently for salihughesbeauty.com on my love of travel size minis. Apart from the fact that they look mega cute, they’re also an essential if you travel a lot shorthaul, as I do. I long ago gave up on checking baggage in and am obsessed with seeing how little I […]

Layering

It’s been a long, long time since I posted on here, and many of you know that’s because I’ve been up to my eyeballs working with Sali Hughes on our online launch, salihughesbeauty.com. Last week we launched a video that Sali made on layering products. It’s a very worthwhile watch if you’ve ever been confused […]

Beauty tips for new puppy owners

This might be a bit of a niche post, but in truth it applies to anyone who is finding themselves outdoors a bit in this colder weather. A year ago, a small, white fluffy furball landed in our lives. “People” had warned us that getting a puppy was like having a baby. Well, I’ve done […]

Beautiful Berries

It’s December and I think the perfect time to break out the berry lipsticks. These are my four current favourites, and so (from left to right), here’s what is gracing my lips this Winter: 1. Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. I have worn this to death this year hence the slightly battered tube and […]

Aromatherapy Associates Fragrance Candle Duo

All the oracles on blogging say that it’s really important to post regularly, and have an editorial calendar. Oh. Ah well, here’s hoping I am the exception that proves the rule, as I pop up after a few weeks absence to bang on about some stuff I have bought for Christmas. First up are these […]

Shu Uemura Raspberry and Mocha palette

You know how something is so beautiful you can’t bring yourself to use it? Well, that. With this. You can see how I briefly brushed the second from right shadow and the gold has already come off. *sad face* as my teenager would say. I shall stare it a little more and then take a […]

A bit of Bobbi

Bobbi Brown is one of my beauty idols and I will pretty much always find something on counter that I “need”. Hers was the first range I found that offered straightforward, professional make up and for a long time I stuck religiously to the original look that I got from the counter at Selfridges (foundation, […]

Elemis Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment

I have always been an eye cream user, but having had a sample of Estee Lauder’s ANR eye serum to try, I decided I really liked the feel of a serum in the eye area. I like the ANR serum, but decided to give this one from Elemis a go. It’s genius. Truly genius. I […]

Break out the bunting

Well break out the bunting, for I have finished something. Nuxe is a brand that doesn’t get a huge amount of coverage. Its products are steady rather than spectacular, reliable rather than sexy. Most people will know about the multi purpose oil, but I thought I would give the hand cream a try. I am […]