Latest Skincare Posts

Diptyque Skincare: My Pick of the Bunch
It’s a big old tick in the beauty book for Diptyque’s Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay or, said in French, which is far more pleasing, Argile de Gommage. I was fully prepared to write off Diptyque’s new skincare line as a little…how would you put it? Style over substance? And yes it is pricey and yes it is incredibly stylish in that […] read more...
What are your French Pharmacie Favourites?
Pottering around in the City Pharma pharmacy in Paris last week really got me excited about skincare again. I’d been having a little lull, if truth be known. Partly because I’d been using up my Olay Renegerist Luminous and so wasn’t trying anything new (good sign, isn’t it – see posts on that here!) but also because there just […] read more...
Express Beauty: 10 Minute Aloe Mask for Desiccated Skin
It’s rare for me to use a moisturising mask; I’m usually far more focused on deep cleansing, clarifying and exfoliating to think about hydrating treatments. Yesterday, however, I woke up with particularly parched skin (and a banging hangover, but that’s another story) and in my little travel beauty kit I happened to have a sachet […] read more...
Olay Regenerist Luminous: Results so Far
Three weeks ago I started my trial period for Olay’s new Regenerist Luminous range and I thought that I’d update you with my thoughts so far. And I must say, it’s a good job that I didn’t just rush into this update and write it after the first week or so, because my thoughts now are actually […] read more...
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Latest Food Posts

It's All Good (but remember the measuring cups)
I have to say that, despite Mr AMR’s scepticism, Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe book, It’s All Good, is rather good. Although some may find the introductory chapter a little off-putting (full of ingredients that might seem unfamiliar or difficult to get hold of), once you get stuck into the recipes themselves, they are mostly quite straightforward. OK, perhaps not mostly straightforward, […] read more...
Ginger Shots and Beetroot Boak: What I Learnt from Juicing
I know that opinions are very divided on the whole “juicing” business, but I wanted to just recap on a few things that I like about it. Things that have changed my diet a little, for the better, and made me think differently about good old garden variety veg. As you know, I’m not massively into […] read more...
Farewell, Délice Framboise - Hello Chickpeas...
After three days of relentless face-stuffing in Paris, I am well and truly ready to kickstart my healthy eating plan again. Actually, there is no plan and there never really has been – I just try to not eat platefuls of pasta and macaroons and huge baguettes filled with jambon et fromage – but I have a few […] read more...
Neal's Yard Remedies and their Affordable Organic Teas.
I’m getting right into my brews, I am. Herbal brews, that is – I’ve never once had a “normal” tea, the type that you have with milk and sugar. I’ve never had a coffee either, for that matter; hot drinks just didn’t ever appeal to me when I was growing up and then, when I […] read more...
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Latest Makeup Videos

Beauty Reviews: Lancome Air de Teint, Clinique Feathering Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash
Another bunch of beauty reviews for you; this time I’m “live testing” Lancome’s new Miracle Air de Teint foundation, Clinique’s new Feathering mascara and a second mascara, a violet-hued Maxi Lash version from Guerlain. The response to these videos seems to be very good, so I’ll keep on doing them so long as there’s stuff to test out. And there’s always […] read more...
Beauty Reviews: By Terry Foundation, Rimmel Bronzer and Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick
The second instalment of my “beauty reviews” – I do hope that this will become a regular feature. It’s useful, I think, to see products being applied – obviously you can’t feel the texture yourself, but you get a good idea of how a foundation blends, or how pigmented a lipstick is or how much coverage a […] read more...
An Easy (Affordable) Everyday Makeup Look
Some of the Youtube-phobes amongst you might actually like this video; it’s really short and I don’t speak! I’m planning on doing a few more music-only videos, mostly because it’s a relief not to have to sit there listening to the sound of my own voice for hours on end as I edit. I’m not […] read more...
The "Vintage Vamp" Smokey Eye
I was very much in two minds as to whether I was going to post up my “Brit Awards” makeup look – there’s something about it that irks me. I think partly the lighting – I like filming in natural daylight so much more – but it could be, as I mentioned a week or […] read more...
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