Ageing Make Up Mishaps: No 3 – Beware The Shimmer!

Really, it should say ‘beware of where you put the shimmer’. You’re older, your eyelids are starting to wrinkle and quelle horreur when you load up your brush with colour and start to… Continue reading

Choked by Estée Lauder’s Throat Cream

Oh pardon me, I mean ‘creme’. This is going to be the world’s shortest review. It doesn’t work. Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme for Throat and Décolletage – An eye watering… Continue reading

Ageing Make Up Mishaps: No 2 – Fake Tan Overload

You’re older, you have more lines, fake tan settles into lines, the end. Obviously you need a little colour, not many of us have make up artists running around after us perfecting that pale… Continue reading

Ageing Make Up Mishaps: No 1 – Dark Lipstick

I’m going to assume you haven’t gone down the lip filler route and your lips are ageing naturally, which means of course, that they’ve lost their natural collagen and are noticeably thinner. Men, shakes… Continue reading

Where to Buy Luxury Sized Beauty Samples

The problem with beauty samples is that often they’re just too small to adaquately test. Promoted as a ‘try before you buy’ website, Latest in Beauty offers ‘luxury’ sized samples. Little Beauty Box… Continue reading

Green Tea, A Marvel, A Mirror & Me

It nearly killed me to spend a massive £22.00 on a mere 60 ml of product, though I’ve spent a lot more on a face mask, it’s funny what you decide is and isn’t… Continue reading

REVIEW: Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy Cream

Promoted as a ‘chemical peel without the redness & rawness’ Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy cream is a skin resurfacing product. Key ingredients are a trio of acids which are combined in order to… Continue reading


I‘ve always loved face masks. There’s something very appealing about being forced to totally relax for 15 minutes, reading a magazine in the bath and not talking because you literally can’t move your… Continue reading

Glossybox – It’s not me, it’s you.

It’s always sad when a love affair ends. Sure, I’m an older woman and I was paying for his services (£12.95 a month as it happens) but he was so young and eager… Continue reading


Anyone remember Liz from when she had a beauty slot way back when on This Morning? I do and I recall how fresh looking and clean her skin always looked. It’s reassuring to… Continue reading

Best mascara for weak eyelashes ‘DIORSHOW ICONIC MASCARA’

I‘ve never got on with mascara. My eyelashes are horribly short and as I’ve got older (gah!) they’re even more sparse. I’ve been through them all and DiorShow Iconic mascara (the ‘Iconic’ part’s… Continue reading

UPDATED: Boots No 7 Fanomenal Lash Serum

I‘m a sucker for any product that claims to make my sparse, mean little lashes grow ‘thicker, fuller and longer in 8 weeks’ Well, I’m sold (a fool and her money…). Seriously, I’ve seen… Continue reading

Longer, stronger nails (UPDATED)

UPDATED 24th February 2013 Since the ‘horse meat scandal’, I’ve stopped taking sachets of ‘Gelatine’ (gelatin). I’m aware that it’s produced by ‘boiling the connective tissues, bones and skins of animals, usually cows… Continue reading

Hold onto those eyebrows!

It’s a well known fact, eyebrows thin with age.   And when they do grow,  it’s usually just one long, wiry white hair that springs out at a funny angle. My eyebrows aren’t… Continue reading

Puff up the volume

Thinning hair is devastating to a woman.  I had read loads of reviews of Schwarzkopf “got2bPOWDER’ful” so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s like a dry shampoo that fluffs and volumises your… Continue reading