Latest Skincare Posts

How to Wear Makeup on Blemish-Prone Skin...
  Smashbox’s Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer has been very swiftly promoted to my “hall of fame” level – or “holy grail” status, as I think the proper term might be these days. It’s outstanding, this primer, in that it addresses a concern that deeply affects many women but it does this without going in for any overblown […] read more...
Wild Rose Beauty Balm: A True Multitasker
I can’t actually remember what prompted me to use this beauty balm as a cleanser; I had always seen it knocking about in online reviews and videos and assumed that it was a kind of moisturiser. A bit like the Decleor balms that you heat between your palms and press over the skin. (It’s that […] read more...
Gentle Clay Face Masks for PMT Skin
I mentioned Diptyque’s luscious Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face earlier on this year, but I feel that it most definitely requires a second visit. Because somehow, out of the dozens of beauty products that are crammed into my bathroom, this understated little tub of creamy clay has managed to become one of my favourite bathtime rituals. […] read more...
Facial Swipes for Grubby, Temperamental Skin.
I’m not a great believer in face wipes, but these are face swipes, not face wipes, and that makes them a-ok. I jest of course; but there’s far more to this little packet of beauty tissues than just a jazzed-up name. For a start, they’re nothing like your run-of-the-mill wipe; some of the versions out there are just hideous. Quite […] read more...
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Latest Food Posts

Fridge Scraps Pasta: Goat's Cheese and Juicy Cherry Tomatoes
A quick throw-together recipe for a goat’s cheese, cherry tomato and basil penne dish – or, as I like to call it, Fridge Scraps Pasta. The first name is probably more appetising, but it seems only fair to refer to this recipe as to what it really is, which is a hunger-panicked chuck-it-all-in-the-pan affair. I seem […] read more...
Light Lunch: The Classic Greek Salad
Not really a recipe, more an idea. A passing thought. Namely: how amazing is a Greek salad when you haven’t had one in a while? I get sick of feta cheese very easily, especially when I go to Greece on holiday and have it for virtually every meal, but after a bit of a feta hiatus I do enjoy […] read more...
The Bread-Free Breakfast: Herbed Mediterranean Frittata
I’ve been trying to cut down my bread intake. Which isn’t too much of a faff, apart from the fact that in the mornings I do tend to rely on being able to pop a couple of slices of wholegrain into the toaster and spread on some butter and honey. I can live without bread at any […] read more...
Friends with NutriBullets...
A little update: I went for a night out with friends this week, after I had already scheduled my NutriBullet review. Four girls, out together – we went to see The Book of Mormon in the West End, it was great fun, thanks for asking! – and naturally I was quite excited to tell them all about […] read more...
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Latest Makeup Videos

My Brigitte Bardot Makeup Look
This year Max Factor are celebrating 100 Years of Glamour. It has been a whole hundred years since Mr Max Factor (real person!) launched his first ever cosmetic, his Flexible Grease Paint Foundation. Max Factor was a bit of a mover and a shaker in the makeup world; he was a big Hollywood makeup artist, working on all […] read more...
Budget Beauty: Best-Buy Makeup
I really need to get some kind of video-posting system going; I publish a video and then it takes me about five weeks to write about it! I am mid-way through a website re-structure (if you ever come to the site during the witching hours (2am-4am) you’ll no doubt see all kind of weird experiments […] read more...
Favourite Summertime Nail Polishes.
I asked Lily from LilyPebbles.co.uk to tell me about her favourite summery nail polishes and then – try not to die of excitement here – I told her all about mine! Granted it’s not one of my top ten conversational topics of choice, but we were supposed to be chatting about perfumes and I forgot my […] read more...
The Easy Beachy Makeup Tutorial
I made a nice little bronzing video for The Telegraph this week; I was trying to channel 1990′s Kate Moss, so very dusty bronzed skin with nothing much on the eyes or lips. I put to use one of my favourite summertime products, Chanel’s Tan de Soleil, which is a cream bronzing base, and layered […] read more...
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