Saturday, 28 November 2015


Looking for a hydrating formulation to suit a stressed-out, city-soaked mug? The Kiehl's Skin Rescuer  (£29.50) is a comfortable cream that feeds and softens thirsty skin. As my daily moisturiser of the moment, I'm really enjoying it. It works to smooth the surface of the skin and makes a lovely base for makeup which helps to boost a dull and distressed complexion on a cold winter morning (i.e me for the next 8 months). I'm a fan.

 E x

    Monday, 23 November 2015


    Since moving to London, my skin has become notably drier (for which I solely blame the hard water) When it comes to cleansing in the colder months, I often favour a balm, but for early morning starts, I like an effective formula with a shower fresh vibe. I recently picked up the Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel (£12) and it's everything my sleepy skin has been searching for. Specifically developed for those exposed to hard water and city environments, it packs in helpful ingredients like; thermal spa water (premium H20); glycerin (to attract moisture) and moringa (known for its natural emollient properties). The transparent fluid gel gently foams when applied to damp skin and can be removed with either a hot cloth or a splash of water. Put simply, this is a quick and easy cleanser made up of the good stuff that leaves skin feeling soft, soothed and squeaky clean.

    This is the first product I've ever tried from Vichy, but I've heard wonderful things about the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum, has anybody tried it, do give me the lowdown if so!

    E x

    Tuesday, 17 November 2015


    The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (£23) needs no introduction, but seeing as my peepers get a daily dust of the stuff, I thought it deserved another shout out. If you're a neutral nelly in the market for an all round palette pleaser, this is your guy. Expect six beautifully buttery matte shadows with buckets of pigment that don't budge. The naked shade range will take you from day (left) to night (right). It's also worth noting that I've used this palette every single day since purchasing it 12 months ago and I've only just hit pan, winner winner chicken dinner

    What are your favourite neutral eye palettes? I'm super keen to try Charlotte Tilbury's The Sophisticate (£38) next... 

    E x

    Monday, 16 November 2015


    When it comes to shampoo, I'm a silver, blue-tone addict, which I tend to mix up with thickening formulas and deep conditioners. But as a multi-tonal blonde, my hair can often look damaged and although there's a lot of it, it's still incredibly fine. By luck, I recently adopted the Kérastase Sensidote Dermo-Calm Bain Vital (£14) from my curly-haired sister. Post wash, my hair had never felt so clean and refreshed, this stuff is essentially Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish for distressed tresses. The shampoo's gel consistency goes to work with delicate and comfortable care, leaving locks soft, shiny and squeaky clean. On closer inspection I discovered one of the main ingredients to be glycerin which brings in the soft with the smooth. The shampoo is designed for hair battered by humidity, wind and heat styling as well as sensitive scalps. If you're looking to splash on some shamps' I highly recommend. 

    E x