My love for moisturising or ‘hydrashe’ has become a bit of a joke, to the point that I’ll start singing ‘I would wear 500 creams and I would wear 500 more!’ to the tune of that Proclaimers song. Vichy’s Idéalia Life Serum is one of those 500 creams, a rich and moisturising serum that you [...]
I never really get the fuss over Valentine’s Day, not least because I’m a miserable bastard, but it’s my birthday which means I neatly get to sidestep all the tacky gifts and overpriced flowers. It also means I can be the saviour of all my single/heartbroken/dead inside friends with a V-Day event that definitely isn’t [...]
This is the toughest bit of winter, right here. You’ve partied and eaten through Christmas, perhaps abstained through January and now it’s just gritted teeth until Spring decides to make an appearance.
Around this time my skin is just the pits, dry, dull and totally uninspiring and you know xenical drug I’m all about the hydrashe. [...]
Somewhere floating around You Tube is a really old video of me and La Rue impersonating a camel, it was in relation to a camel-coloured pair of shoes, but camels also excel at eyelashes. I’m a bit too much of a hippy to put glue on my eyelids and get extensions and too lazy to [...]
French brand Etat Pur bring out the beauty maximalist in me with their range of targeted Pure Actives for specific skin issues. Pick one or two of your beauty bugbears and I guarantee they will have a serum for it.
I’ve been using a few of their products for a while and I’m a big fan [...]
When I had coloured hair people always used to ask me if my hair was naturally blonde, which made me do a kind of Ms. Krabappel from the Simpsons ‘HA!’ As if. Serious bleaching is in order to get my hair to a blonde shade, which meant that after a year of colouring sessions my [...]
This summer I’ve updated my makeup bag with some new purchases that have become essentials. I tend to the natural end of make-up, I’m not so interested in crazy colours, but more into looking like I’ve had a delicious 9 hours sleep, which is a rare occurance.
I don’t really wear foundation, but Aveda’s Inner Light tinted moisturiser is light enough to wear everyday and it has SPF. It’s non-greasy as well, so I can wear it and not get a sweaty mirror/forehead. Bonus. Benefit’s Porefessional is a bit of a miracle product, it’s a silicon based mattifier/pore refiner which gives an unreal soft focus glow to your skin.
Malika contacted me recently to see if I wanted to try out a fish pedicure, how could I say no? I knew it wouldn’t be as good as when Moonface when to Thailand and got a fish pedi in an internet cafe, but then the internet always makes things better.
Their London salons are all very [...]
At a Ren event for the launch of their new blemish fighting range I was expecting co-founder Rob to be a quiet, smartly dressed Scandinavian-looking man with euro-spectacles. I was surprised when a blonde, wavy-haired man with scuffed up brogues and a linen scarf came bounding in and cracking jokes. Surely this is isn’t the [...]
Now that spring has sprung I’m offcially busting out the coral left right and centre. This love affair started a loo-oong time ago in the Boots in Brighton, when I spotted Revlon’s One Perfect Coral. Such an apt name! At the time it reminded me of middle-aged, overtanned ladies from Cannes who would have a [...]