Latest Skincare Posts

Time Bomb: Two Brilliant Moisturisers On My Radar
Here’s a new discovery: Time Bomb skincare. I had heard of the brand before, but it grabbed my attention properly when I found out that the range had been snapped up by Selfridges, both in-store and online. I have tried a few of the products and all have been very nice indeed. I have to say that I am […] read more...
Summer Holiday Skincare and Self Tan Favourites
Some holiday (or pre-holiday) skincare essentials. The VO5 Hot Oil is a bit of an anomaly because it’s for your hair and not for your face, but it was orange and summery and looked good in my photographs! Hot Oil is one of those beauty products that seems very old fashioned, now, because it’s been around for such a long […] read more...
Testers Needed: New Effaclar Anti-Blemish System
La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Duo was an absolute skin-saver for me when I had my bout of adult acne two years ago. I had tried loads of different creams and treatments, but nothing really worked quite as well as the Effaclar; it seemed to be able to clear up congestion without being too harsh or drying. Since I first […] read more...
Skincare: do I really need to use a Serum?
There have been loads of questions recently about serums; people wanting to know what they are, what to do with them and – this seems to be the most frequently asked question – whether they are worth the money. Are they just another marketing ploy to get us to add a step to our beauty […] read more...
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Latest Food Posts

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...
NutriBullet 900 Pro: The Ultimate Healthy Smoothie Maker
And so, when I had only just got my head around the idea of juicing, something else was thrown into the mix: blending. As in smoothies. (But not the mango and papaya sweet-as-you-like things you can buy with your croissants in the morning; we’re talking very green and very healthy smoothies, here. Spinach and spring greens and avocados and blended-up […] read more...
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Latest Makeup Videos

Hot Red Lips and Flawless Skin.
A massive load of people asked for a video using Clinique’s new Matte Mandarin lipstick and so here it is in full, glorious technicolor. It was actually the entire “look” that I wore in my How to Style Greasy and Limp Hair video that people seemed to want and so I trawled back through the footage and tried to copy the […] read more...
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...
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