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Take Three: Face Masks

April 25, 2016
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Face masks are one of the beauty treatments that I must do weekly. Even if I don’t have time to do my full facial routine, a quick face mask makes me feel refreshed, ready to ‘face’ (HAH) the world. There are hundreds of masks out there to choose from, but here are my top three. I use each one for different reasons, whether my skin is feeling dull, dry or congested. Take your pick! FOR TROUBLE SKIN: Clinique Pore Refining Charcoal Mask This…

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A Skincare Routine For Beginners

March 7, 2016
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A couple of weeks ago I went for coffee with my lovely friend Lizzi. Nothing out of the ordinary there, you might think, but this coffee was different. It was our inaugural Beauty Coffee. Now, the friendship I have with Lizzi is special. Of course we chat about kids and men and work and all that good stuff, but we also spend hours discussing one of the most important topics there is: our faces. Lizzi is most definitely responsible for…

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Tested: Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation

February 10, 2016
Dr Perricone no foundation foundation review

A little while ago I had a very important breakfast shindig to go to. To make it there in time I’d have to leave my house at 6.15am, yawning and grumbling, ready to make the 6.40am train to London. This breakfast was with actual people working in the actual fashion industry: and not only that but we were to be joined by actual icons. Lorraine Candy! Marne Levine! The entire staff of Elle! Plus I knew I’d be in a room…

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Skincare For The Flu

February 2, 2016
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In case you haven’t heard me bang on about it enough, last week I was really ill withe the flu. It was awful – it takes a lot for me to down tools, stop work and call in the big guns (i.e. Grannie) for help – and I was in bed for close to a full week. So yesterday, to celebrate my re-entry (ish, I’m still pretty snotty) into the human race, I decided to make a video to highlight…

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Tested: Clinique Take The Day Off Balm

January 18, 2016
Clinique Take The Day Off Balm Review

Cleansing balms are the best. We are so lucky to be alive in this magical age where we don’t have to dry our faces out with foamy soaps but can instead look after our skin with oils and balms. Good times, people. Good times. So let’s talk about my number one, shall we? The amazing, the magnificent: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm. For me, this balm is the absolute Holy Grail of all balms. It’s the one I reach for at least…

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The 15 Minute Facial

January 6, 2016
15 minute facial

Last year I was lucky enough to do a few photoshoots, some for magazines and a couple for brands. Aside from making me feel like a monumental twat on occasion (Heidi Klum I am not), it’s largely a fun experience, something that’s a little outside of the day to day. How often can you say that you’ve modelled swimsuits for Speedo, eh? It gave me excellent fodder for Tinder if nothing else: “Hi, have you had a good day?” “Yeah…

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Who Wants To Be a (Boots Points) Millionaire?

July 31, 2015
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I must go in a Boots store at least once a week. I remember it from when I was spending my very first wages from my very first job as a pot washer in the pub in the next village. I earned the princely sum of £3.00 an hour – I can still see the orange eyeshadow palette I bought from No7 that autumn. It ROCKED. My tastes have moved on a bit since then but my Boots loyalty has not. It’s one…

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Let’s Protect Our Skin – Caudalie Polyphenol C15

March 18, 2015
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  I‘m constantly talking about how tired I am. The affect this tiredness has on my all-over wellbeing: my skin, my eyes, my fitness. My sleep deprivation touches every part of my life and I wholeheartedly believe that if I got more sleep my life would be completely different. You hear that, kids?! GO TO SLEEP! So I’ve always been very aware of taking care of my skin when I’m this exhausted. There’s truly nothing worse than someone doing that…

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My Winter Beauty Favourites

January 31, 2014
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It’s winter beauty time! I’m probably not going to endear myself to anyone by telling you this, but ever since I have switched to Paleo my skin has been insane. Insane in a good way. I had one zit the whole of last month and it was one of those hormonal ones that arrives in THAT WEEK and disappears as soon as the tampons get put back in the cupboard. Which I guess proves to me what those skincare geniuses…

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My Autumn Face

December 2, 2013
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Autumn is the season when my skin starts freaking out. It becomes a shade of what I like to call ‘farmer rugged’ thanks to a combination of the cold air, central heating and lack of sunshine. I get dry patches on my nose and cheeks and as an added extra bonus due to the house move I’ve noticed my forehead lines are getting deeper. It’s a nightmare for my poor hard-working face. Despite this I’m still desperately on the quest…

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What Keeps Me Youthful

August 9, 2013
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When I was in London for BritMums recently my roomie Steph and I took our old decrepit arses out for dinner. We ate at The Diner in Shoreditch, somewhere I used to frequent in the heady single days of yore. They do a great burger, their cheesy fries are amazing and they add alcohol to their milkshakes. Enough said. As you may imagine, a restaurant like this is full of lots of young people. The waiting staff are pretty rubbish…

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