Skincare in quarantine

My last blog post was 15 December (hangs head in shame). I could use multiple excuses for this: Initially I thought I could blame this on a technical issue with WordPress. However this was purely a case of logging in correctly. Then there’s work- that’s always a good one. Or how about life in general right now? That ticks most of the boxes. I’ll spare … Continue reading Skincare in quarantine


My approach to primer is similar to eye cream: If I remember- great. If not- it’s not the end of the world. I have always used primer for special occasions when I need my makeup to go the whole day. However recently, I’ve noticed that my collection of primers has unconsciously increased and I’ve been reaching to them more frequently before I apply my day-to-day … Continue reading Primers

SNS Nails- is this the secret to a long-lasting manicure (without acrylic)?

First of all, I don’t see the point of getting a manicure with standard nail polish and find it a complete waste of money. Unless you do absolutely no housework, are the most light-handed person and have the most adhesive nails, normal nail varnish is just not going to go the distance. So about 5 years ago I discovered the beauty of gel nails. The … Continue reading SNS Nails- is this the secret to a long-lasting manicure (without acrylic)?

First impressions: Beauty Pie

Nowadays the trend is: even if it isn’t broke- fix it. Disruption is everywhere including the beauty industry and in pole position is Beauty Pie- an online store dedicated to luxury products at factory prices and ultimately removing the middle man aka the brand. Beauty Pie is the brainchild of Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss, Soap & Glory and FitFlop. The woman knows good business. … Continue reading First impressions: Beauty Pie

Skincare advice to my 22-year-old self

Another year, another Insta-trend. This time, to celebrate Instagram’s 10-year anniversary, they are asking people to post a 10-year-challenge: putting up a photo from 2009 and a photo from 2019. The results are what you would expect- embarrassing fashion choices, questionable hairstyles, dramatic body changes and the usual comedic memes. In 2009, I graduated from university in London and finished my part time job at … Continue reading Skincare advice to my 22-year-old self

A beauty magazine- it does exist!

This afternoon, I put on a Caroline Hirons YouTube video in the background while I was tidying up the bedroom (rock and roll!). And as I was folding up my husband’s trousers which is obviously too complicated a task, she mentioned her friend who has become the editor of NEW BEAUTY MAGAZINE. I stopped said folding, rewound the video 20 seconds to check I wasn’t … Continue reading A beauty magazine- it does exist!