skincare for in the sun

My Holiday Skincare Routine

Posted · 19 Comments

This skincare routine worked so well for my skin when I was away in Greece. A little something pre-SPF (the Decleor Tan Activator Serum, in the little glass bottle) and then something balmy and soothing for afterwards, when all of the sunscreen and sand and salty sea-water had been cleansed away. That would be the Decleor High Repair After [...]

hyaluronic acid products

Thirst-Quenching Beauty for End-of-Summer Skin.

Posted · 17 Comments

Some thirst-quenching skincare bits to see us through the last of the warm weather. I’m actually off on my hols soon (I have never been so glad to have some time away!) and will definitely be slathering these on to keep my skin hydrated and comfortable. We have, from left to right: 1) The Hyaluronic Concentrate from Hand Chemistry. This [...]

makeup and skincare favourite products

August Skincare and Makeup Favourites

Posted · 17 Comments

Monthly favourites are here again – the weeks are just hurtling by, aren’t they? Before we know it, it’ll be the C-word! (Christmas.) It’s quite a sharp and to-the-point beauty edit, this month, partly because for half of it I was testing out the Genifique serum and therefore slightly restricted, skincare-wise; but mostly because I’ve been incredibly [...]

skincare and makeup for acne prone skin

How to Wear Makeup on Blemish-Prone Skin…

Posted · 29 Comments

  Smashbox’s Photo Finish Blemish Control Primer has been very swiftly promoted to my “hall of fame” level – or “holy grail” status, as I think the proper term might be these days. It’s outstanding, this primer, in that it addresses a concern that deeply affects many women but it does this without going in for any [...]

luxury diptyque skincare review

Gentle Clay Face Masks for PMT Skin

Posted · 19 Comments

I mentioned Diptyque’s luscious Multi-Use Exfoliating Clay for the Face earlier on this year, but I feel that it most definitely requires a second visit. Because somehow, out of the dozens of beauty products that are crammed into my bathroom, this understated little tub of creamy clay has managed to become one of my favourite bathtime rituals. [...]

pregnancy skincare

Facial Swipes for Grubby, Temperamental Skin.

Posted · 11 Comments

I’m not a great believer in face wipes, but these are face swipes, not face wipes, and that makes them a-ok. I jest of course; but there’s far more to this little packet of beauty tissues than just a jazzed-up name. For a start, they’re nothing like your run-of-the-mill wipe; some of the versions out there are just hideous. Quite [...]

genefique skincare range

Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum: Testing Complete!

Posted · 311 Comments

I have just finished a month-long testing session using Lancôme’s best-selling serum, Advanced Génifique*. Actually, it was slightly more than a month; I managed to tip out the very last drops of serum on day 34, which I thought was pretty good going considering that I’d been applying it twice-daily to face, neck and decolletage! The whole testing idea [...]

A Model Recommends on Vogue Australia

A Model Recommends on Vogue Australia…

Posted · 11 Comments

Thank to to the lovely readers and viewers who directed me to the Vogue Australia website yesterday; there I was, in full technicolor, massaging my face with a balmy cleanser! Very honoured to be pulled out as the creator of one of the “best skincare tutorials” – I must give this video another watch. I’ve [...]