London writer searching out and celebrating products, people and experiences that add beauty to the world.
  • And The Winner Is … AllergyAward16

    On Wednesday of last week, I was in the beautiful city of Copenhagen to find out which skin-friendly brands had won the right to sport the AllergyAward16 sticker. As faithful readers will know, I was one of the judges who contributed to the shortlist of products in the ‘Best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’.(…)

  • Here Comes The Judge: AllergyAward 2016

      In April, I am travelling to Copenhagen to attend AllergyAward 2016: AllergyCertified’s conference and celebration of skin friendly products, at which prizes are awarded to outstanding products in six different categories. I am honoured to be one of three judges nominating products in the category ‘best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’. I have written previously(…)

  • Happy Christmas and here’s to 2016!!! xxx

  • North, South, East, West – These London Shops Are The Very Best For Last Minute Christmas Shopping

    Addicted to the thrill of last minute Christmas shopping? Me too! I figured out a long time ago that the lazy and unmotivated Christmas shopper can pass herself off as the Queen of Thoughtful Gifting, as long as she confines her in-store shopping to those genius retailers who pack a small floor-space with a staggering array of products,(…)

  • Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara Review

    I was very excited to be offered Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara to try, prior to its recent launch. Daniel Sandler is a brand – and a lovely person – that I only discovered through blogging. It’s probably the most valuable discovery I’ve made! Once you try Daniel Sandler products, you’re pretty much hooked, as the products are innovative,(…)

  • QUEEN Cosmetics Allergy Certified Skincare

    I have written before about my love for Queen, the British skincare and cosmetics company which has kept high-society faces looking Grace-Kelly-fresh for almost 90 years. Queen will never lose their place in my personal Top 10 of Glamour Brands, as they possess niche appeal and back-story to die for. Queen have built their success upon products(…)

  • Rodial instaglam Review

    Rodial instaglam is the range of face make-up offered by a brand famous for its (sometimes outrageously named) luxury skincare. Rodial offer the thrill of feeding our faces with Snake Venom and Dragon’s Blood – making skincare feel exciting and something that a Bad Girl can go in for. This particular Bad Girl likes  junk food, late nights(…)

  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the Ultimate Moisturiser

    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, the most well-known of the products in the Embryolisse Laboratoires range, was created in 1950 by a dermatologist working in a Paris hospital. This suits-all-skins moisturiser is celebrating its 65th birthday, and has re-packaged for the occasion in deep, shiny gold. Although Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré has been around for generations, my first encounter with(…)

  • Sephora Pore Clarifying Mask Review

    The Sephora Pore clarifying mask is an impulse purchase driven by the name – the French name that is. Masque à gommer désincrustant sounds like it means business, non? I have combination skin, with a tendency to congestion around the chin and flaky dry bits around my eyebrows. Could the Sephora Pore clarifying mask offer a cheaper(…)

And The Winner Is … AllergyAward16

And The Winner Is … AllergyAward16

On Wednesday of last week, I was in the beautiful city of Copenhagen to find out which skin-friendly brands had won the right to sport the AllergyAward16 sticker. As faithful readers will know, I was one of the judges who contributed to the shortlist of products in the ‘Best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’.(…)

Here Comes The Judge: AllergyAward 2016

Here Comes The Judge: AllergyAward 2016

  In April, I am travelling to Copenhagen to attend AllergyAward 2016: AllergyCertified’s conference and celebration of skin friendly products, at which prizes are awarded to outstanding products in six different categories. I am honoured to be one of three judges nominating products in the category ‘best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’. I have written previously(…)

Happy Christmas and here’s to 2016!!! xxx

Happy Christmas and here’s to 2016!!! xxx

North, South, East, West – These London Shops Are The Very Best For Last Minute Christmas Shopping

North, South, East, West – These London Shops Are The Very Best For Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Addicted to the thrill of last minute Christmas shopping? Me too! I figured out a long time ago that the lazy and unmotivated Christmas shopper can pass herself off as the Queen of Thoughtful Gifting, as long as she confines her in-store shopping to those genius retailers who pack a small floor-space with a staggering array of products,(…)

Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara Review

Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara Review

I was very excited to be offered Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara to try, prior to its recent launch. Daniel Sandler is a brand – and a lovely person – that I only discovered through blogging. It’s probably the most valuable discovery I’ve made! Once you try Daniel Sandler products, you’re pretty much hooked, as the products are innovative,(…)

QUEEN Cosmetics Allergy Certified Skincare

QUEEN Cosmetics Allergy Certified Skincare

I have written before about my love for Queen, the British skincare and cosmetics company which has kept high-society faces looking Grace-Kelly-fresh for almost 90 years. Queen will never lose their place in my personal Top 10 of Glamour Brands, as they possess niche appeal and back-story to die for. Queen have built their success upon products(…)

Rodial instaglam Review

Rodial instaglam Review

Rodial instaglam is the range of face make-up offered by a brand famous for its (sometimes outrageously named) luxury skincare. Rodial offer the thrill of feeding our faces with Snake Venom and Dragon’s Blood – making skincare feel exciting and something that a Bad Girl can go in for. This particular Bad Girl likes  junk food, late nights(…)

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the Ultimate Moisturiser

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the Ultimate Moisturiser

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, the most well-known of the products in the Embryolisse Laboratoires range, was created in 1950 by a dermatologist working in a Paris hospital. This suits-all-skins moisturiser is celebrating its 65th birthday, and has re-packaged for the occasion in deep, shiny gold. Although Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré has been around for generations, my first encounter with(…)

Sephora Pore Clarifying Mask Review

Sephora Pore Clarifying Mask Review

The Sephora Pore clarifying mask is an impulse purchase driven by the name – the French name that is. Masque à gommer désincrustant sounds like it means business, non? I have combination skin, with a tendency to congestion around the chin and flaky dry bits around my eyebrows. Could the Sephora Pore clarifying mask offer a cheaper(…)