Latest Skincare Posts

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...
Sparkling Summer Skincare Treats
Some lovely, summery skincare bits and pieces that I’ve been trying. I’ve probably harped on about the MD Formulations Moisture Defense (right of photo) quite enough by now, but just to recap: weightless skin hydration with a load of antioxidants packed in. Perfect for popping on beneath your sunscreen – it has been formulated for oily skin, […] read more...
June Fashion and Beauty Favourites
Sorry, I was late with the video and I’m even later with this post! It’s quite a mish-mash, this favourites video; jewellery, sunscreens, a pair of ballet pumps… You can read more about the wonderful lightweight sunscreens in last week’s post here and I’ll be doing a more in-depth review of Benefit’s Push-Up Eye Liner […] read more...
Some Brilliant Lightweight Sunscreens for Summer
Sunscreen formulas have been getting progressively lighter and more comfortable to wear. It’s true that some of the higher factor versions do still leave a bit of a white cast on the skin, but most are sheer and fast to disappear after application. The four sunscreens in the photograph above all impressed me in terms of finish […] read more...
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Latest Food Posts

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...
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...
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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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