Meet the Boss – Interview with Emilio de la Morena

By nature, I am massively prone to generalisations. Maybe it’s a child of immigrant’s thing. Or maybe I’m just wired wrong. But as a kid, in a new country with a new language and Post-Soviet parents who were so foreign they may as well have been aliens, stereotypes helped me navigate life. Several decades on … Continue Reading

Review – Alex Steinherr for Primark Maximum Moisture Supreme Sheet Mask

I’ve already done an intro on the Alex Steinherr skincare range for Primark so you’ll already know the basics.  However, I was keen to get down to the nitty gritty of the range. Which is how I ended up at the Oxford Street Primark at 8am on a Monday, baby in tow, and ready to empty … Continue Reading

Review – Alex Steinherr for Primark Beauty Skincare Range

Take one look at my shelfie and you’d be forgiven for taking me for a beauty influencer. Indeed, I bear all the classic hallmarks. For starters, I spend copious amounts of time zooming into my pores in the magnifying mirror. I double cleanse, own a jade roller and gua-sha my face with a rose quartz … Continue Reading

Review of Vintner’s Daughter – Hype in a Bottle

When it comes to beauty, smother me in snails, bee venom or the ol’ snake oil. Put the words “beauty product” and “buzz” in the same sentence and I’m there, offering up my emollient-weary complexion, radiant with expectation. I can only think of one exception –  the colostrum cream gifted to me by a kind … Continue Reading

The One Pair of Shoes you Need in Your Life – the Gucci Marmont Shoe

The Mum Shoe Living in an individualistic society, encourages the very modern preoccupation with our own ‘uniqueness’. Be that as it may, there are certain things that come to define us. For me those things are: I’m a mum; an armrest hogger; a ladysplainer and a midget. Only two of the above are relevant to … Continue Reading

Chemical Addiction – 15 Years of Hair Straightening Hell

Johnson Relaxer (Never has a name been so apt) The first hair straightener I used was a poison that came with its own anti-venom and had a stench that reached the back of your eyeballs and made bleach smell like a stroll past a Diptyque store. First, Dark Room quantities of lubricant were applied around … Continue Reading

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Lingerie Line – The Preview

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty isn’t Just a Lingerie Line, it’s a Fashion Revolution After conquering the music world at the tender age of 16, Rihanna has spent the last few years transforming the fashion and beauty industry with her innovative take on style. From her collaborations with both high end and high street design houses, … Continue Reading

Plastic Fantastic – Chanel PVC Shopping Bag, SS 2018

As a January baby, I turn up early to everything. Punctuality is a compulsion, as is leaving for the airport three hours early. And whilst the early bird might get the worm, the funds in my bank account get the wormhole, every time I fly. The Chanel in Heathrow Terminal 5 is the big killer. … Continue Reading

5 Best Coachella Outfits 2018 – Giving me Major FOMO

Since you’re reading this. I suspect that like me, you’re suffering from Coachella FOMO. Being insta-jealous is a hard job, but someone’s got to do it. And as I’ve just come home and removed my outfit in shades of ‘office’ – that someone is me. But that doesn’t mean I can’t reserve a compliment or … Continue Reading

Review – Orveda Prebiotic Emulsion

If like me, you’re a voracious consumer of the beauty press – you’ll know that acids and retinols are all the rage. It seems that for the past 10 years, there hasn’t been much innovation in our fundamental approach to skincare. Attacking young skin with abrasive, active and invasive ingredients seems to be the overarching … Continue Reading