The Ultimate Beauty Shopping Guide: London

Best beauty shopping in London

I’ve been promising you this post for nearly a year and it’s finally here! I am lucky enough to be able to visit London roughly every six months or so, and every single time I tell myself that I’m not going to buy any more beauty products… and then I invariably spend vast amounts of money on new makeup and skincare that I definitely don’t need! In my defense, London has become a beauty mecca – the UK market is forecast to grow by 21.1% over the next five years and will be worth £27bn by 2022! Do your bit…

Review // Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5

SPONSORED POST If, like me, you’ve delayed incorporating a dedicated retinol serum into your routine because you are either terrified, or haven’t found one that works for you, then I’ve got some good news for you! I’ve found ‘The One’ for beginners: the Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and is the form most easily absorbed by the body. It acts as an antioxidant and collagen stimulator simultaneously, so not only does it protect your skin against damage by free radicals (sun, pollution etc), but it also stimulates cell turnover, thereby lessening the appearance of…

Some New High-End Skincare Discoveries

I tested these three products over the festive season and honestly, I was so impressed: an antioxidant to help protect your skin from the harsh South African sun, a serum to help zap those nasty blemishes which tend to pop up after weeks of indulgence, and an eye cream to help minimise the tell-tale signs of too many late nights. A dream team, if ever I saw one! SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE If you’re not familiar with antioxidants and how/why they should be incorporated into your skincare routine, then have a read of this post that Jules penned a while ago…

Top 5 Makeup Products of 2017

Top 5 Makeup Products of 2017

So now that it’s February (!), I thought I should probably get back into blogging and what better way than to reminisce about the makeup products that lit a fire in my belly last year. Having high exposure so many new beauty goodies is a blessing and a curse – it’s amazing to be able to try so many lovely things but it can also lead to major beauty burnout. These five (ok, six) glorious makeup items that I started using in 2017 never lost their shine, no matter how uninspired I was by the contents of my dressing table:…