UNDER REVIEW: BENEFIT Pore Minimising Makeup

The POREfessional: pore minimising makeup covers imperfections without settling into pores or clogging them. The weightless, long-wear formula instantly mattifies and controls excess surface oil for 8 hours*, and contains mushroom extract known… Continue reading

Menopausal Insomnia: Tips to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

We all know menopause brings hot flashes and mood swings, but the things the takes many women by surprise is the inability to sleep. Otherwise known as menopausal insomnia. This trouble sleeping often… Continue reading

ELEMIS: Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Collection for Men

It’s impossible to buy presents for men at the best of the times, never mind the mine field that is Father’s Day. Mugs, ties, socks, novelty pants – been there, done that. This… Continue reading

REVIEW: MAC Eye Shadow – Satin, Haux

If you’re looking for a neutral crease shade that’s a change up from taupe, then I suggest you try Mac’s Haux eyeshadow. Haux is officially described as soft muted rosy brown; I say… Continue reading

REVIEW: Revlon Pro Collection One Step Dryer & Volumiser

First the Dyson hair dryer and now this; I seem to have a habit of buying (and returning), expensive hair appliances. REVLON PRO COLLECTION ONE STEP DRYER AND VOLUMISER A 2-in-1 styling tool… Continue reading

REVIEW: Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel

I’ve been thinking about my opening words to this review. Would it be over the top to boldly claim this is a ‘holy grail’ product that performs miracles? Would that be too much?… Continue reading

REVIEW: Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer

A fool and her money… Do I use that opening a lot? This review is based on my personal experience and honestly, I feel relieved it’s all over and I promise never to be… Continue reading

UNDER REVIEW: WOW Dream Coat Sealant

I only have myself to blame. A hair product with ‘amazing humidity-proofing power’ and a promise to ‘magically transform texture,’ encased in a shiny silver bottle, you say? Here, take my money, all £24.00… Continue reading

TRIAL: Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Cellulite Serum

This is one of those internet beauty ‘hacks’ I thought I would give a whirl. Beauty bloggers/vloggers are a clever bunch and they’re adept at finding cheaper solutions to everyday beauty problems. I… Continue reading

ON TRIAL: Olay Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment

I can clearly see why the big social media ‘influencers’ are treated like queens, although I think some brands go too far over the top sucking up to them. In fact, it actually… Continue reading

REVIEW: Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Foundation

Still desperate to find a foundation to replace the new and unimproved Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint, I did (most) of my homework and splashed out £31.00 for a 30ml bottle of Bobbi… Continue reading

REVIEW: NYX Tinted Eyebrow Gel Mascara

If you’re wondering what happened to Benefit’s very popular Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel, Benefit recalled it late last year. Perhaps now’s the time to dig out your old one and get a refund!… Continue reading

HEALTH: This (free) app might just change your life

A bold claim I know, but if you’re trying to lose weight, the ‘See How You Eat’ photo food diary app is a ‘real-time, real-life’ record of what you’ve eaten that day and… Continue reading

REVIEW: L’Oreal Professionnel Steampod 2.0

I had my eye on this ‘steampod’ straightener for ages. I don’t use my GHDs to straighten my hair all over, I feel poker straight hair is ageing on women over 50 unless hair… Continue reading

REVIEW: Nu Skin, Nu Colour Eyeshadow Palette & Eyeliner

There were two products at the Nu Skin, Nu Colour Cosmetics launch I really wanted to review after trailing them at the event, so I kindly asked for them to be sent to… Continue reading