Model turned actress turned model turned…… whatever!

Time was, the traditional route to Hollywood was become an model, get your face known and work your way into acting.These days, however, it seems it's all been turned on it's head. Scarlett Johanson - the face for Dolce & Gabbana beauty, Charlize Theron - Dior, Madonna - too many to mention.... Not to mention all the actresses whose faces…

MoroccanOil

Long luscious hair has always been one of my dreams. Hailing as I do from Indian origin, I've been brought up with images of women with beautiful, shiny, frizz-free hair cascading down their backs, swinging and swishing as they go about their daily business..... you get the picture.Sadly, mine has never really followed suit. So one of my all time…

Ultra-Body – an update

I'm a week into the detox, (well, ten days to be exact) and although most people expect to see results after about two weeks, i.e. half way through the detox, I just thought a little update might not go amiss, as a few readers have been asking.So far, so good.No adverse reactions, no headaches, no dizziness and no cravings. Just…

Setting sail on The Thames for a new look!

As a beauty writer you might expect me to be quite adventurous with my beauty products. Sadly, I can't honestly say this is always the case. I love playing with all the colours each new season, be it for the face or nails , but when it comes to using these products on a daily basis, the conservative side of…

Bang By Marc Jacobs

Celebrity mens' fragrances are few and far between when you compare to the myriad available for women. And although you could argue that Marc Jacobs is not a celebrity in the same vein as, say, Sean Connery, Jude Law or Tom Cruise, in certain circles (fashionistas, that means you!) he is God!So it comes as no surprise to some of…

All About Eyes De-Puffing Eye Massage

It's not often that you feel the effects of a beauty product almost instantly, but sometimes, it's that instant hit that you really need. So I was so glad to discover that Clinique's new All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage gave the requisite "hit" to earn it's place in my make-up bag.Packaged in a satisfyingly chunky rollerball pen, this…

SKIN.NY – an update

I'm testing out the SKN.NY Radical Eye Contour eye cream and Radical Restructuring Complex face cream and promised regular updates, so here's the first one.I've been using the creams for one week now, but before I get into how I feel now, here's my initial reactions.As regular readers of this blog know, I've recently had an extremely bad reaction to…

Ultra-Body and SKIN.NY

It's that time of year when we all get busy trying to shed those last few pounds that scare the living daylights out of us the minute we hit the swimwear departments. (I could almost swear blind they need new mirrors in the changing rooms!).And so I'm going to try out a 30-day detox from Ultra-Body. Apparently I don't have…

Smashbox rules!

When the top dogs at Estee Lauder sit at their dressing tables, they're already spoilt for choice with the huge range of brands in their proverbial make-up bag, including familiar names and cult ones too, from Mac, Bobbi Brown and Aramis to Bumble & Bumble, Tom Ford and Aveda.Smashbox, the latest recruit to the Estee Lauder stable brings true modern…

Summer Gloss

What do I want from a lip gloss? Unless it's a plumping gloss (and how much do I LOVE those!), it's the following in no particular order:- staying power- good colour coverage- no stickiness- moisturisingAnd yet again, Estee Lauder's lipglosses have got it right. The new Pure Color Gloss range has a great range of shades AND formulas to choose…