153 seconds of fame

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I took after-school acting lessons for several years in my youth and dreamed of one day being discovered. My drama partner (we used to take classes in pairs) went on to become a professional actor. I won’t name names, but he’s been in all of the … [read more]

Look Fantastic April: what’s in the box?

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I don’t review every Look Fantastic beauty box I receive, but this month’s edition is worthy of a post. The natural, organic and eco-friendly products have been selected to help us get in touch with Mother Nature in time for Spring. I haven’t properly tested all of … [read more]

Goodbye wrinkles?

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Today is the first day of a new skincare trial, and possibly a new me! So for the record I wanted to post a few ‘before’ pics, so that in eight weeks I can look back on these photographs and laugh at how wrinkly I … [read more]

Fast beauty for the party season

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My party season makeup is sorted for this year, thanks to BeautyExpert.com. They’ve just sent me a few of their best selling products from Elizabeth Arden and Nudestix. Elizabeth Arden was first established in 1910, so it’s about time I gave their makeup a try. For this … [read more]

Serendipity: a short story

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Serendipity: a short (true) story. I can’t help browsing the makeup counters of department stores, even though I have enough makeup in my house to open a shop. On Thursday I wandered into Fenwick on Bond Street in between meetings, hoping to get a bit of … [read more]