January Favourites

Excuse my blusher overload in this video – I got rather carried away testing that new Hourglass palette that everyone is raving about. (It’s nice, very glowy, not for everyone. God forbid any of the powders catch you around the eye area – it’s like putting a spotlight on your fine lines! Anyway, it’s not out for… View Post

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Hello From Ruth’s Mum

Good Morning, everyone, this is Ruth’s Mum speaking!!! Ruth has asked me just to do her Sunday Tittle Tattle Post and to keep it short (she’s quite bossy; she does know how circum-loquacious I am, and how etymologically absorbed I can be, and what is the difference between assumption and presumption anyway)! She told me just… View Post

Pregnancy Skincare: What’s Safe To Use?

The whole issue of “safety” when it comes to certain skincare ingredients during pregnancy is a touchy one and experts seem to have quite divided opinions on it, which doesn’t help when you’re looking for solid information on something at an already very confusing and anxiety-ridden time. To help clear things up, I asked cosmetic dermatologist… View Post

The Pixi Double Cleanse

I promised I’d tip you all off as soon as Caroline Hirons’ Pixi Double Cleanse hit the shelves: and then promptly forgot. I’m so sorry. But actually, I think that it kept selling out for the first week or so anyway, so you can now acquire one in a much more stately and dignified manner! No squabbling… View Post

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Ups and Downs

Well, this must have been one of the strangest weeks of my life, in terms of personal ups and downs*. Firstly, I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (you can read my initial post on it here, though it needs updating with the latest findings) and this has thrown my life into disarray. I’m just about 38… View Post

A Day In My Life: Toddler + Heavily Pregnant

I really enjoy making the Day In My Life videos (so far I’ve done an “at home with baby” one and a “work day” one) and so when I knew I’d be at the Colab studio shoot last week I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to film another. It was quite likely that the shoot would… View Post

Colab Paradise Dry Shampoo: Heavenly Hair

Please note that I am a founder of the Colab Dry Shampoo brand – this is not a paid post. I said I’d keep you updated with the new Colab Dry Shampoo launch and here it is: Paradise. I honestly don’t know where to start with this post – I’m really (uncharacteristically) overexcited because I’ve been… View Post

Best Books 2016

I promised at the end of 2015 that I’d do a round-up of my favourite novels of the year and here I am, over twelve months later, with a slightly different post. It seems odd to go back to what I read in 2015, so the best picks from that year will have to be… View Post

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Take Your Toddler To Work Day

Thursday was “take your toddler to work day”. Not literally, of course – nobody else had their toddler there, and it wasn’t one of those ridiculous national things like “national doughnut day” or “national look after your feet properly day” – but for me it was unavoidable. A necessary evil, though evil isn’t quite the right word, as… View Post

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rose Rose

Every now and then I go for a bit of pink on the lips to make myself feel interesting and snazzy. It’s less in-your-face than red and, if you pick the right shade, it can look really youthful and flattering. Sometimes I stare at myself and everything just looks a bit beige, a bit flat… View Post

Foundation Review: Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid

Not strictly a foundation, but I’m going to treat the Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid as one, with a full review and before-and-after photos, because a) the coverage is as good as many of the foundations I’ve reviewed and b) I think it’s amazing and I want to have a little product rave. I really… View Post

Sunday Tittle Tattle: Total Demotivation

I’m not sure it was the best way to start my year, saying “b*llocks to resolutions“. I suppose I was trying to give myself a break, not be so hard on myself – I was attempting to put a stop to the continuous “must do better” voice inside my head that manages to infiltrate every… View Post

The Colony Grill Room: Laid-Back Luxury Lunching

I think – and I say this tentatively because there are so many beautiful hotels and brilliant restaurants in London – but I think that The Beaumont Hotel and its restaurant, The Colony Grill Room, might just have sailed up to the top of my recommendations list. I stayed at The Beaumont (it’s in Mayfair, opposite side of Oxford… View Post

Estee Lauder Wake Up Balm: The All-Round One-Step Face-Fixer

Yes, Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm, you have permission to get aboard my face. And stay there. I have to admit I was sceptical about you (you’re not a makeup product – how much “waking up” can you truly perform on my child-scaring morning visage?) but you’ve properly saved my complexion on dozens of different occasions and are… View Post