Gemstones in Beauty Products?

Gemstones in Beauty Products - The potential benefits and what to avoid. I have had a rock collection since I was about 6 years old. I guess the interest came from my father, who I always thought was pretty cool. He liked to tinker with cool things like cars and witchetty grubs and vegetable gardens.… Continue reading Gemstones in Beauty Products?

The 3-Step Routine – should you follow it?

So you’ve bought the Clinique cleanser, which you love, but the lovely assistant has told you can’t have beautiful skin or the ‘best results’ without also buying the toner and moisturiser, as part of their ‘amazing 3-step routine’. Been there! In this post we will explore when it is wise to follow a certain ‘set… Continue reading The 3-Step Routine – should you follow it?

Hourglass Lighting Edit Palette Review

Let's explore the 2017 limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette - Volume 3! Because sometimes you need glorious things in life.... General This isn't the first time I have discussed the glory that is Hourglass. You can check out the first article I created about the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder here. The palette features no… Continue reading Hourglass Lighting Edit Palette Review

Madonna Skincare Range “MDNA”

Madonna has released a 6-set product range, plus 1 'tool'. In this post I will investigate the claims and the hype of 4 of the most talked-about products from the range. I already have some regrets.... If you type "MDNA ingredients list" into google...... guess what comes up. A whole HEAP of articles about how to… Continue reading Madonna Skincare Range “MDNA”

Don’t get that facial!

I have been asked about professional facials many times before....and haven't posted about it on the blog as I am aware it is a bit personal, a bit judgmental and just not as simplistic as discussing certain ingredients in products. Judging what beauty therapists do as their occupation, and what people like to do as part of their… Continue reading Don’t get that facial!

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara….Worth the hype?

      In a word.....yes. Some other words: It is close to impossible to take a cute photo of your own eyelashes. Anyway! If you search for 'L'Oreal Lash Paradise Reviews: you will get no less than 825,000 results. But if you are smart, which I believe you are, you will just read this… Continue reading L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara….Worth the hype?

Two-step cleansing

My face when I discovered two-step cleansing: Two-step cleansing and 8000 hilarious stock photos of people washing their face? What more could you want? I like to think I know everything about everything (naturally!) and thought my cleansing routine was perfect. That was before I was exposed to the glory that is two-step cleansing! Shall we… Continue reading Two-step cleansing

Snail Slime ….. in Skincare?

And now for something a little different! A huge trend for the East and now Western markets is snail slime in skincare - I delve into the science and the efficacy here! Korean Skincare Basics So it’s no secret that Korean skin care is the flavour of the week/recent years. They have a famous 10… Continue reading Snail Slime ….. in Skincare?

Make Up Tricks – Colour Correcting

Today we explore one of the easiest and best make up tricks - colour correcting. Colour Correcting is a popular technique for hiding blemishes, fading dark circles and brightening complexion. You wouldn't colour-correct a cat...   Basically it's allllll about colour correcting right now, but this technique has actually been around since the 80's! The technique… Continue reading Make Up Tricks – Colour Correcting

Why you should switch to sulphate-free shampoo

Switch to sulphate-free shampoo for healthy hair: This is going to be one of the more technical blog posts (I might mention a few chemicals), so buckle yourself in. shampoo basics Shampoo.....whether high end or low end has fundamentally the same ingredients. Or I should specify, the ingredients DO the same things. You have your cleaning agents,… Continue reading Why you should switch to sulphate-free shampoo

Holographic make-up and hair trends – for the unicorns among us!

Whether you want to be covered in shiny, multi-coloured effervescent shimmer from your hair to toenails or if you just want something sparkly to get you through the workday, holographic make up is perfect for the unicorns among us! Disclaimer: If you aren't already, you may become a holosexual by the end of this post. You… Continue reading Holographic make-up and hair trends – for the unicorns among us!

Special Skincare Ingredients: Marula Oil

Today we explore one of my favourite natural skincare ingredients in this Skincare Ingredient Review: Marula Oil    Types of Skincare Oils There are many oils people like to use as part of their skincare routine, this is just a few of the top favourites: Coconut oil Argan oil Morrocan Oil Rosehip Jojoba Vitamin E As… Continue reading Special Skincare Ingredients: Marula Oil

The most beautifully designed packaging – from Glossier to Sunday Riley

The most beautiful brands at make-up and skincare packaging matter even to the most serious, boring chemical engineers. Even boring chemical engineers have eyes. (mine have a -5 prescription contact lense requirement, but still!)   It got me thinking.....why cant all my products be cat-shaped? If not sacrificing for quality, all my products from now on… Continue reading The most beautifully designed packaging – from Glossier to Sunday Riley

Skincare Q+A Feb 2017

Why do a Q + A? I am lucky and flattered to have people ask me all the time what products I use, what products to use in a skincare routine etc etc. I have compiled the top 3 questions I get asked to create this Skincare Q + A for Feb 2017 Also! Featuring a few… Continue reading Skincare Q+A Feb 2017

Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark” Book Review

On the blog I review the most popular books about beauty / skincare and cosmetics! The last post we explored YouTube Queen - Lisa Eldridge's book "Facepaint" (here!) But today features Dita Von Teese' latest book, "Your Beauty Mark"   I never had strong opinions on Dita Von Teese, I love the 1940's but I… Continue reading Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark” Book Review

Cenay Luna, Turkish Princess

Cenay Luna is beautiful...and funny....and smart. This is not a dating profile, I am just saying I have amazing friends, and I don't know how this happened?!?! Today's blog is about my favourite Turkish Princess friend (my only one, but still!) Cenay has been living in London for around 6 months and she is not allowed to move back to… Continue reading Cenay Luna, Turkish Princess

Skin Care and Make Up Favourites – November 2016 Edition

Welcome to Skin Care and Make Up Favourites – November 2016 Edition I have accumulated some of my ABSOLUTE favourite skin care and make up products over the last 6-12 months and chucked them on my windowsill for a photo. I think this will article will be interesting for you to read, because not only… Continue reading Skin Care and Make Up Favourites – November 2016 Edition

How a Chemical Engineer Packs for a holiday

Since moving to the UK, I have got the art of packing my most potent and powerful skincare products to a fine art! If you would like to know How a Chemical Engineer Packs for a holiday, keep on reading!   This blog post was inspired by one of my friends, who agreed with me when… Continue reading How a Chemical Engineer Packs for a holiday

I got married

Shall we talk about my juicy personal life stories? I went on a two week trip. Nothing really happened, pretty standard. OKAY JOKES I got married ! I hate to be a cliche, but getting married puts a lot of pressure on women to 'look their best'. As much as I tried to be 'chill'… Continue reading I got married

Hourglass Ambient Strobing Powder Review

Happy Easter my chickens!!! Today features an Hourglass Ambient Strobing Powder Review Got a new product over the long weekend which had been on my wishlist for months and months. Introducing: Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder: Story: I went to the store specifically to try this product (still a secret at this point, I'm very mysterious).… Continue reading Hourglass Ambient Strobing Powder Review