SNS

I am not particularly high maintenance when it comes to beauty. I have no idea what’s new. I work in a veterinary practice so generally speaking fancy nails are a no no. Those girls with the long acrylics, all glossy, decorated and bejewelled, would be crying 5 minutes into my job. Try wrangling a feisty…

Cleanser 

I’ve always been a huge fan of Liz Earle products. I’ve been using her Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser for over a decade and I don’t have a bad thing to say about it. Except that recently I started looking for an alternative.  It isn’t that I no longer love the cleanser. It is a creamy…

Beauty Buys

Following on from my Make An Effort post I have started the process of updating my make up bag. Here are some of my new (and old!) favourites.  First thing I bought was a BB cream. I realise I am extremely late to the party with this one but like I said, I don’t really wear anything….

Mia FIT

Recently, I’ve been trying to be really good about taking care of my skin. Is it paying off? Who bloody knows but I’m trying. I’ve been using my Clarisonic most days and it does make a difference.  I saw the other day that they’ve brought out a new one called the Clarisonic Mia FIT. It seems to…

Make An Effort

I don’t really do make up. A quick eyelash curl and flash of mascara usually has to suffice. I don’t own concealer or bronzer or eyeshadow or blusher. I have a tinted moisturiser and if it’s a very special occasion I’ll wear foundation. Although it must be at least four years old so it may…

Clarisonic

The Clarisonic Cleansing System was invented by the people that created the Sonicare toothbrush. To be fair it does look like a large toothbrush. Apparently the sonic pulse moves the brush head bristles 300 time per second. If it does, I can’t tell. This may look like a toothbrush but it doesn’t oscillate like one. In practise it…

Dry Shampoo?

I have baby soft skin. I’m not blowing my own trumpet, it’s just a fact. And I have soft hair to go with it. Now before you slam your phone shut thinking ‘This woman is IN LOVE with herself!’ I should point out that this isn’t necessarily a good thing. Any hairdresser will tell you that…

Amie Skincare

My daughter has always had sensitive skin. As a baby we could only use certain baby wipes, nappies, sun creams… Even products that claimed to be gentle would cause a stinging red rash to appear on her skin. When she was diagnosed with coeliac disease aged 10 she immediately went onto a gluten free diet and…

To wax, or not to wax

That really is the question. People are talking. About pubes. Yes, really. Cameron Diaz caused a furore last year when she came out publicly in favour of keeping hair down there. The actress, and former model, covered the topic in her hugely popular health manual The Body Book with a chapter entitled “In Praise Of Pubes”. In an appearance on…

I, Claudia

I love Claudia Winkleman. She’s one of those people who is fast approaching National Treasure status. Like Sheridan Smith. I first fell in love with her about 10 years ago when my daughter, also named Claudia, was very little and we used to watch the Strictly spin off show It Takes Two on BBC2. At the allotted…