A little bit of festive sparkle…

THE PARTY season is in full swing – Christmas parties are just around the corner and the diary filling up fast.  I love a bit of sparkle and there’s no better time for a splash of glitter than Christmas. It’s easy to overdo it though, and the best festive looks are subtle and chic. Add more »

The Review: Perfect Heat Perfectionist 2 in 1 Dryer

I’M A big – ok, HUGE – fan of BaByliss’ Big Hair styler and consider it one of the best £30 I’ve ever spent, so anything along the brush ‘n’ dry line such as Revlon’s Perfectionist 2 in 1 Dryer I’m keen to try out.  Brush ‘n’ dry stylers are brilliant as they mimic the more »

The Review: The Body Shop’s Modern Gent’s Activist Fragrance Kit

THE BODY Shop totally ruled my teen years.  Memories of popping into town on the bus and deciding whether to buy dewberry, fuzzy peach or white musk are completely ingrained in my nostalgia for the 90s. I reckon The Body Shop is cooler than ever now with a brilliant make-up line, a range of fruity beauty with cool twists more »

It’s all in the application…

A BEAUTY product that is quick and easy to apply usually makes it straight into my beauty routine. more »

A decent cleanser is worth it’s weight in gold 

ONE of my beauty bugbears is a cleanser that doesn’t remove make-up, and just moves your mascara around your face until you look worse than you did when you entered the shower.  I’ve tried out quite a few expensive ones that proclaim to remove all traces of make-up, only to exit the shower and look more »

The Review: Air Mat 24hr Foundation by Bourjois 

BOURJOIS are one of the major players when it comes to brilliant foundations at a bargain price and more »

Get That Friday Feeling!

HERE’S an easy way to make working from home a lot more fun.  This mini amp speaker works with any smartphone or iPod as well as MP3 players and MACs and PCs. Just plug in your iPhone, choose your playlist du jour and turn the music up! It has three controllers to make the whole more »

The Review: AromaWorks Men’s Range

MY BOYFRIEND isn’t really the type to spend ages in the bathroom, layering on lotions and potions, but he does like a nice beauty treatment given the chance.  Last year we both went for massages for his birthday (in separate rooms – am I the only one who finds having a massage a totally intimate more »

The Review: Toni & Guy Glamour Jumbo Tong

I’VE always wanted to master the art of creating loose, waves throughout my hair.  I’ve tried with GHDs more »

The Review: Gin: The Manual

AS I sit here typing this, I’m contemplating making a gin & tonic. Well, it’s Wednesday and I’ve more »

The Review: Orla Kiely Baby Journal

OH GOD, I am so bloody disorganised! My baby is over four months’ old and I still haven’t started writing more »

The Review: eyeCANDY lashes 

THE ONE beauty treatment that I would love to have done regularly, but just can’t stand is eyelash more »

Get trolleyed

FIVE bloody pence for taking your shopping home in a placcy bag?  It’s the price you have to more »

Stalk Your Fave Celebs With These Handy Apps

AS a former tabloid hack delving into the lives of many a famous face and asking all the questions that no-one else dares ask – I have a professional fascination (*ahem*) with celebrity culture. Let’s be honest, we’re all fascinated by celebrity culture. While this fascination can certainly be taken too far in some cases, there’s a lot of entertainment to found more »

Christmas is coming 

CAN you believe that it’s only a few weeks until Christmas? The last 10 months have flown, and more »

The Review: Egyptian Magic 

IT may be called Egyptian Magic, but I think that a lot of the credit for this product can more »