The Beauty Know It All

Nadine Baggott

I realise I’m pretty late to the party with this, because Nadine Baggott is a very well established and respected British beauty editor, but I only discovered her YouTube channel this weekend! I proceeded to binge through an embarrassingly large number of her videos and tried to absorb every single little pearl of skincare wisdom that I could. She’s extremely knowledgeable but also communicates the science behind products and ingredients in layman’s terms so it’s easy to understand and therefore easy to remember. Nadine is completely no-nonsense and famously honest about the procedures she’s had, including Botox and lip fillers,…

Favourite Five: Bold Summer Lip Colours

Best summer lip colours

Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky Hands down, my favourite bright lipstick of all time in my favourite formula of all time. Dior just nail it with lipstick and although frighteningly expensive, they bring me so much joy that I don’t even mind eating baked beans for a few weeks after buying one. The beauty of this is that it’s extremely buildable, so you can wear it as a sheer wash of berry-coral or build it up for a full whack of glossy, glorious colour. The colour is extremely flattering (and I think would suit a lot of skin tones),…

Quick Reviews #29

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate* You will by now have seen nothing but rave reviews for the 8th generation Double Serum, and, spoiler alert: you’re about to read another one! Having never used the previous iterations of Double Serum, I can’t make any comparisons between older and newer versions. However, what I can tell you is that the 8th generation release is one of the finest products I have used this year, if not the finest. It’s worth the hype, worth the price and it’s something I can see myself having in my routine for many moons to…

Quick Reviews #28 // New In From Elizabeth Arden

FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder in ‘Medium’ I have been using this non-stop since we received it a few weeks ago, and I absolutely adore it. It creates a healthy, bronzed glow with a lovely, luminous finish that makes you look like you’ve just been on holiday. I swirl my brush around all four shades and the combined colour is perfect for my skin tone, but you can use obviously the shades separately if you wish (which makes it very handy for travelling as you don’t need to schlep a load of different products around with you.) It takes a lot…

Three Ways to Remove Your Makeup

How To Remove Your Makeup

I recently had an extremely disturbing conversation with a friend who said she “doesn’t even own a makeup remover” and never takes off her makeup before going to bed. I think you can imagine my face. And look, I KNOW that taking off your makeup is zero fun and usually the last thing you feel like doing after a long day, but leaving it on is also the easiest route to clogged pores, poor skin texture and premature wrinkles. It’s important to also make the distinction between makeup removal and facial cleansing. Taking off your foundation, mascara, etc is the…

Five Hydrating Mists for Parched Skin

Hydrating Sprays

It’s funny how beauty trends go through phases – one minute we’re inundated with liquid liners and the next it’s all about smudgy kohls. When it comes to skincare, hydration seems to be all the rage these days, and the market is chock-a-block with hyaluronic acid serums, sleeping facials that plump up skin overnight and soothing spritzes in all shapes and sizes. Here are five such hydrating mists that promise a dewy, glowing complexion in just a few easy sprays: Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief The newest addition to my (unnecessarily large) collection is from one of…