Beauty · makeup · nails · youtube

Tortoiseshell Nail Art Tutorial

Textures are taking the nail industry by storm at the moment. Opals, jade stones, marbles, cow print (yes, cow print) and of course, tortoiseshell. And I have to admit.. I’m obsessed with it and so are my clients. So I thought I’d experiment with creating this look and film it all in the process. Products… Continue reading Tortoiseshell Nail Art Tutorial

Beauty · makeup

My One True Love: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

A couple of years ago if you’d told me a mascara would become one of my most beloved things, I would have laughed and then slowly backed away from this clearly crazy person. But alas, it has happened. I’ve been using this YSL mascara for a while now and I thought it was about time… Continue reading My One True Love: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

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Is Your Skin Dry Or Just Dehydrated?

When working on clients, I always ask their skin type in a consultation and 9 times out of 10 they’ll respond with ‘combination’. While some genuinely do have combination skin (a mixture of skin types), many simply misinterpret dehydrated skin for dry skin. Which is easy to do, as both can display similar symptoms. So… Continue reading Is Your Skin Dry Or Just Dehydrated?

Beauty · Health · makeup · skincare

Fight The Signs Of Ageing With These Tricks

For women, getting older is an issue. We all know that it is going to happen at some point, but we would also like to put it off for as long as possible. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of vanity, as long as it doesn’t take over your life. And, we are all vain, which is why the anti-ageing industry is such a profitable one. Some work and some don’t, so you have to be careful which ones you choose because they could do more harm than good in the long run.

To make life easier, the following methods are brilliant ways of fighting those pesky wrinkles and droopy skin.


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Keep Hydrated
Okay, it is not the miracle cream that you are looking for, but water is about the best defense against ageing that you are likely to find. Also, miracle creams do not exist! Water contains hydrogen and oxygen, both of which combine to keep your skin looking lively and fresh. The body needs water because the muscles and the vital organs use water to function. The effect is that the skin is much healthier and elastic thanks to the constant supply of H2O. Continue reading “Fight The Signs Of Ageing With These Tricks”

Beauty · makeup

5 Drugstore Primers to Suit Your Skin Type

Recently I made a video all about the products I would recommend for beginners in makeup, in which I recommended my favourite drugstore products to achieve a daily wearable full face which you can view here. But today I wanted to begin taking this a step further and recommend some of my favourite products to… Continue reading 5 Drugstore Primers to Suit Your Skin Type

makeup · Travel

My Guide To Traveling With Children

Gone are the days when holidays meant topping up your tan and drinking the all-inclusive bar dry. Once you’ve had kids, your life changes dramatically. No longer do you only have yourself to think about; now you’ve got a tiny version of yourself to take care for. You’re responsible for all aspects of their upbringing, and that includes taking them away with you.

For most of us, travel is ingrained in our culture. We spend the rest of the year working hard and accruing leave so that we can afford a week or two of sunshine. Whether you have kids or not, a break is still important to prevent yourself burning out. When the whole family is on retreat, though, their safety becomes your utmost priority. Here’s how to make sure your little ones stay safe and happy abroad.


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Beauty · makeup

My Signature Scent: Flora By Gucci

I’ve been smothering myself in this scent for the last year or so and I can’t believe I haven’t done an entire blog post on this magical fragrance yet. Initially the name ‘Flora’ turned me off trying this perfume sooner as becoming a walking talking bouquet of flowers didn’t seem particularly appealing to me. However,… Continue reading My Signature Scent: Flora By Gucci

Health · Lifestyle · makeup

The Stress Relieving Benefits Of Colouring Books.

Colouring in images is an enjoyable pass time many of us probably remember from childhood. But I’m here to tell you it’s time again to gather up your coloured pencils and crayons and get back to creating a picture on paper. In recent years, adult colouring books have taken France by storm and is slowly… Continue reading The Stress Relieving Benefits Of Colouring Books.