The hunt for the perfect shampoo and conditioner

IN SCHOOL a friend and I decided that having clean hair meant we had a good day… Scruffy, more »

My top 5 affordable beauty brands

THE other day I bought some fairy lights from Amazon to make our flat look more festive. And it’s October. There is no denying that Christmas is looming on the horizon, but with the party season to navigate, it seems to leave your with a hangover, blisters from wearing your favourite heels, and a rather more »

The Review: Ayurveda Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London

THE first time I had an Ayuyrveda massage it was pretty awkward. I was in India and, flanked by two women, lay there completely starkers as they slathered me in oil and whooshed their hands all over my body. There wasn’t a whole lot of ‘massage’ going on, and the sensation was incredibly ticklish which more »

The Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

WHILST long time fans of the Turtles legacy – be it the animated series of the late 80s/early 90s or the original 1990 live action movie – will likely balk reflexively at the sheer mention of Michael Bay’s involvement (he produces here rather than directs), the truth of the matter is that this isn’t quite the more »

What a girl wants?

NO, we’re not talking about the 90’s hit song, but raising a question that has baffled men for over centuries – just what is it that that us women want? Besides fashion and a caring partner, all women love to have fun! A night out at a local pub or a night in at the comfort of more »

The beach, a book and a bloomin’ big cocktail (and bad-ass kebabs) … Bodrum, Turkey

THE sure-fire sign that I’ve ‘arrived’ on holiday is relaxing in the sun with a piña colada. Its a little ritual I’ve picked up along the way of my many adventures travelling. So, book by my side, sun blazing down on the beach and a cocktail in hand… Now that’s what I call a HOLIDAY! more »

The Film Review: The Guest

FOLLOWING on from his inventive home invasion horror flick You’re Next, Adam Wingard’s following feature, The Guest, is more »

The Review: Human + Kind

I WAS chatting on FaceTime one night last month, when – in the muddle of a conversation – more »

Stylish pearl jewellery doesn’t have to cost the Earth

WHEN you think of pearls, you may be mistaken in thinking that they are all really expensive and possibly unachievable on your budget. This could be the case if you are after some natural pearls as these beauties are extremely rare and hard to come across so quite rightly, they come with a hefty price more »

The Film Review: Lucy

THERE are two main draws for this movie. One: the return to form of Luc Besson, director of such acclaimed films as Leon and The Fifth Element. Two: a leading role for Scarlett Johansson – one full of gunplay, superpowers and general ass-kickery that flirts with being the nearest thing we are going to get more »

Important question: What denim will you be investing in this autumn?

A PAIR of perfect jeans is pretty much the Holy Grail of fashion. They aren’t easy to find more »

Bargains on Autumn Menswear

SUMMER is drawing to a close and soon it will seem like a distant memory (sob!) But one more »

So how DO you get home from Heathrow at 2am?

PLANNING a holiday can be complex. Not only do you have to find a pal to drag with you (what, everyone you know wants to go to Ibiza? Oh, that’s easy then), you have to sort your flights, accommodation and which bars have the most exciting cocktails on offer. Heathrow is also an idea airport more »

The Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

ONE of the most anticipated cinema releases of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy has a lot riding more »

The Review: This Herdy Table set is baa-rilliant (sorry)

TAKING a glance around my house, it looks a bit like an animal menagerie. Alongside the green owl more »