Finding the Perfect Base with Kiko

I like the base, base, base, the flawless foundation base.  While some bloggers can’t get enough of blushes, eyeshadow palettes or even lipsticks, I’ve always been all about that base (okay I’m sorry, last one.)  Foundations, concealers and powders are…

Super Kawaii: Japanese Make-Up Treats to Track Down

Something about Japan just gets under your skin. There’s no place quite like it. It’s uncommon for a place not to only meet your expectations (which were high) but exceed them. Part of the appeal while I was over was…

Lush Spa: Tales of Bath

One thing to know about the Lush Spa is it’s more about experiences than treatments. If you’re looking for your deep tissue followed by an afternoon tea in fluffy towels you won’t find it here. What you can expect is…

Spring Make-up Bag Heroes

I’m a girl who is all about investing in good basics, so it should come as no surprise this applies to my make up bag too. From your cult classics to your beauty super stars, we’ve all got our handbag…

Changes

I’m a walking cliche. I went through a painful break up and one of the first things I did was book myself in to the hairdresser. It almost feels like chick-lit 101. Cue shopping montage, make-up artists and finally, the…

Bright Eyes: The Balm Nude’tude and Smashbox Mascara

A good nude eyeshadow palette should be part of every beauty lovers arsenal. If nothing else it’s a paint by numbers guide to make up. Any make up brand worth its weight in salt offers a nude palette but with…

Mind, Body, Soul Space

Going for a massage is so often seen as a treat, saved for the likes of birthdays or anniversaries. It’s a form of self care reserved for special occasions rather than seen as a form of maintenance. I’d had a…

Silver Linings Playbook: A Play by Play on keeping Grey Hair Grey

I’ve been dying my hair for near enough 13 years, so you’d think I would have got the hang of it by now. Really though, nothing could have prepared me for the personal hell that is grey hair maitenence. I’ve…

Best Beauty Buys of 2015

A best of list may seem like an obvious choice for kicking off 2015, but with a resolution to streamline my make-up kit, it’s good to take stock of  the new products I’ve tried and the ones I’ll be taking…