autumn skincare

Summer to Autumn Skincare: My Favourite Products

The stark and (literal) pale truth is that, due to the pressures of the colder season – the chilly days, the central heating, the lack of chugging hydrating water – my skin really struggles with autumn. Here’s how I cope.

sephora haul

A $400 New York Sephora Haul

Sephora is America’s answer to Space NK, only it’s bigger and, for some weird reason, infinitely better. There’s just something about going to Sephora – SEPHORA!!! – to browse the aisles and fill your basket with the great and the good of America’s beauty products.

how to get a summer glow

How To Get a Summer Glow (Without a Smidgen of Sun)

Holiday sun tans are, for me, like hair cuts. It’s highly frustrating to return from having a chop and not get your new ‘do noticed by a friend or colleague, and it’s similarly annoying if nobody clocks your post-holiday glow after you’ve been away.

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The Best (and Quickest!) Way To Double Cleanse

As a faithful subscriber to the Caroline Hirons School of Skincare I religiously use two flannels a day to wash my face: double cleansing as directed by Mrs Hirons. But at our favourite summer holiday spot, Mark Warner Levante, there are no flannels. I KNOW, RIGHT?! How would I possibly cope without…

Gradual 1 Minute Tan Pre Shower Mousse

St Tropez Gradual 1 Minute Tan Pre Shower Mousse Review

I am pale. Not a fun English-rose kind of pale either, but the kind of pale that, when untanned, leaves friends asking if I’m ill. Which is why, for as long as I can remember (15? 16?), I have used tanning products. And this one, that promises a quick tan with no streaks or orange bedsheets, promises to be revolutionary.