Warming Blush for Wintery Skin

I feel as though I haven’t done a makeup post in ages, so here we are: a bit of springtime blush to add some fresh colour to dull, wintery faces. Two lovely peachy shades – one from Dior’s Spring collection and the other a blush from YSL’s permanent makeup line-up. In the interests of transparency,… View Post

List: Things That Only Tom Hardy Can Make Sexy

Have you been watching Taboo on BBC1? Oh my lord. It’s very good – very good. It’s sort of a cross between an incredibly dark and violent Dickens story and something bleak and hopeless and beautiful, like, I don’t know, The Piano. The art direction is amazing, the plot is weird-but-interesting, the costumes and the sets completely capture everything that London… View Post

Love In Idleness: If Naughty Fairies Wore Scent

Atkinsons’ Love In Idleness is such a romantic, beautifully feminine fragrance – I mentioned this in my Valentine’s Day post as a springtime alternative to the more predictable rose scents, but it’s good for all-year-round-wearing, really, so long as you like your perfumes light and pretty. I don’t know too much about Atkinsons as a brand, other… View Post

Pixi Glowtion for Dull Skin Days…

I said that I’d get back to you with my verdict on the Glowtion Day Dew from Pixi and here it is. I think, if I remember rightly, that I was pitching it as an alternative to Estée Lauder’s Wake Up Balm (review here) – a glow-giving skin-plumper that, on dull and desperate mornings makes everything seem OK.… View Post

Adidas Primeknit: My Perfect Summer Trainers…

I went on a bit of a trainer-buying spree this week, if two pairs could count as a “spree”. It all started when Adidas Originals and Mini Rodini sent Baby Angelica some teeny Primeknit Stan Smiths (along with the most magnificent tracksuit – see post here). She was indifferent (as toddlers tend to be) but… View Post

New: Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Oh, Hourglass: everything you touch, makeup-wise, seems to turn to gold. Or at least a very chic, subtly-skin-illuminating, non-glittery version of gold. Cosmetics brand Hourglass are becoming synonymous with the megawatt glow we all strive for in order to make ourselves look alive, but rather than the slimy snail-trail cheekbone-highlights you so often see on Instagram,… View Post

The White Company Skincare: Minimalist Meets Deciem

I mentioned the (really quite excellent) cleanser from this new range in my January Favourites video, but the entire Advanced Skincare Collection from The White Company deserves a proper shout-out here on the website. It’s very good indeed. In true “White Company” style, the range is minimalist and clean-looking, luxury but fuss-free. I remember saving up for my… View Post

Sunday Tittle Tattle: And Then There Were Two…

Hurrah! Baby Number Two (or “New Baby”, as he is known, until we can decide on a name) has arrived. I don’t know whether you follow my Mum & Baby blog, The Uphill, but you can find a slightly more detailed announcement over there. All of us are doing very well, apart from general lack of sleep,… View Post

My Valentine’s Luxury Lust List…

Mr AMR would rather repeatedly stick a screwdriver into his eye sockets than do anything for Valentine’s, but I, for one, think that it’s the perfect excuse to receive a little treat. Something beautifully scented, something flirty and pink, or pale and expensive and understated. Here are my own picks for Valentine’s Day presents –… View Post

Diptyque Philosykos: A Life-Long Love Affair

I made a cheeky little Space NK purchase just before Christmas; the Philosykos eau de toilette from Diptyque. This makes it  – by far – my most-repurchased luxury beauty item. I can’t think of any other product I race through so quickly and so religiously keep “in stock”. I thought that my love of Philosykos pre-dated this… View Post

Pregnancy Skincare: Safe Swaps for Powerful Products

If you read my post on pregnancy skincare last week, you’ll have seen that I asked cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting for her opinion on a couple of quite controversial ingredients – retinol and salicylic acid. Many professionals (including Dr Sam) are of the opinion that these ingredients should be side-stepped altogether during pregnancy, others… View Post

Chanel Coco Codes Collection

Woo, there’s some serious alliteration going on there! “Chanel Coco Codes Collection” – sounds all cloaked in Parisian mystery, if you ask me. But listen, I can’t go on too much because I’m – quite literally –  about to have the new baby and it feels a bit inappropriate to be typing on my laptop. If you’re… View Post

Darphin and the All-Day Eye Refresh | AD

The last few weeks of pregnancy have not been kind to me, not in terms of peace and restfulness, anyway. Firstly, my nesting instinct kicked in, but instead of me polishing and sorting out drawers I’ve been on a crazy work frenzy, sending emails at midnight and editing video footage in the small hours of the morning.… View Post

bareMinerals Radiant Lipstick: The New Nudes

Let’s take a look at some gorgeous new lipsticks, shall we? These are just some of the shades in the new “Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick” line-up from BareMinerals. There are fifteen shades in the range, carefully chosen so that there’s a perfect nude for every skintone and skin undertone. You can go pale nude, “my… View Post