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BIO-EXTRACTS: BESPOKE, CUSTOMISABLE SKINCARE

BIO-EXTRACTS: BESPOKE, CUSTOMISABLE SKINCARE

When a multi-award winning skincare expert, famed for her original brand, decides to add to her roster of skincare offerings, you know it's time to take notice. So when I found out that Russian-born Marina Shcherbinina, one of the founders of the much-loved NuBo Skincare brand, was launching a new concept, I sat up and took notice. Especially as this concept was something…
3 FAVOURITE SPFs FOR THE FACE

3 FAVOURITE SPFs FOR THE FACE

As I sit writing this, we are in the grip of a heatwave here in the UK; temperatures hitting 31ºC (with rumours it's going to climb to to 33ºC today) and no breeze to make it bearable. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, it's a welcome change from what we normally think of as classic British weather, but…
#100DAYRESET CHALLENGE | SKINCARE

#100DAYRESET CHALLENGE | SKINCARE

Recently I've been a little all over the place with my skincare. Too many new products being slotted in and out, no consistency and if I'm honest, there's been a few too many nights when the makeup hasn't been removed properly. My diet and nutrition has been a little lacking too, especially with the onslaught of Ramadan; I know I'm definitely…
ALPHA-H DOES LIQUID GOLD… ROSE! QVC/TSV

ALPHA-H DOES LIQUID GOLD… ROSE! QVC/TSV

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Alpha-H's Liquid Gold. Once a month, without fail, I'll treat my skin to a Liquid Gold intense treatment, using it three times in that week, to almost give it a little 'reset'. If my skin's not behaving, I'll be using it more often. So you can imagine my intense excitement and glee…
TILI – THE BEAUTY BOX WITH A DIFFERENCE

TILI – THE BEAUTY BOX WITH A DIFFERENCE

You won't have seen many beauty boxes reviewed on these pages, mainly because I don't really subscribe to any. I've loved the ones I've been sent in the past, but mostly I tend to find I get tiny little samples of items I don't really want or am excited to try, that just end up gathering dust or eventually get…
Mornin Sunshine!

Mornin Sunshine!

Every so often, the sun is managing to peek its way out from behind the clouds. But on the days when it doesn't, I've a cunning plan... and it comes in the form Mornin' Sunshine, this make-me-happy little package of yellowness from Lipstick Queen. Don't be scared or put off by the bright yellow bullet; this is one of those…
HIGH SPEED SKIN

HIGH SPEED SKIN

Time is short. Time is money. Everyone I know is running around like a headless chicken, or at least they feel they are. If I could count the number of times I've heard people asking for more hours in a day, both in real life and on my instagram feed...but I've actually lost count. It's easy to let the non-essentials…
THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

I had originally planned to sit down and write a long overdue beauty post today, but while I was at the gym this morning, I got officially trolled on my Instagram account for the first time and so of course, that's all that's been on my mind. So the beauty post will have to wait as I try to get…
HOLIDAY MUSINGS

HOLIDAY MUSINGS

So it's the Easter Holidays, the children have been off school for two and half weeks and there's still another week of the holidays to go. But I'm not complaining. As I type this, I'm sitting on my terrace in my Spanish home, looking out over the luscious gardens and the sea ahead of me, blue skies and not a cloud…
ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

I've always been obsessed with the world of ballet. From the total and utter dedication of a ballet dancer to their art to watching one of the world's most beautiful forms of dance, I've been hooked since I was a little girl. So it was no surprise that I fell in love with Essie's Ballet Nude collection.   Six beautiful shades that…