Glow Getters: My Best Radiance Skincare Routines for Morning & Evening

With spring slowly moving into summer, I decided to update my skincare routine to focus more on a healthy glowing complexion and embrace the radiance of these sunny days. As you will see, the star product of this new routine is Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster by Deciem, which works as a very discreet gradual tanner that adds a…

Anti-Haul: Products I Wish I Hadn’t Bought (and Couldn’t Wait to Finish)

It happens to the best of us. It might be a celebrity you admire endorsing what looks like a promising product, or some very clever Instagram marketing that catches your attention and numbs that part of your brain responsible for rationalising, analysing, researching… So you end up clicking on add to cart, and the rest is history. Here…

My Latest Skincare Empties

There is something exciting about finishing a product – even when you paid a fortune on it and your heart hurts a little to reach the bottom of the pot – because it leaves you with the promise to start a brand new product! I am a bit of a self-confessed, compulsive skincare junkie and…

Cool product launches: Milk Makeup Matcha Solid Toner and Cleanser

These two new launches from the geniuses behind Milk Makeup are about to rock your world! Easy to use and on-the-go have gained new meanings with the Matcha Solid Toner and Cleanser, presented in innovative stick formats that will solve anyone’s beauty travel headaches (including quicker airport security checks). The world’s first solid toner is based on…

My Best Anti-Acne Skincare Routines for Morning and Evening

For me, acne and blemishes have been the one major concern since my late teenage years. I know for a fact that the issue is hormonal so any miraculous effects that my skincare treatments might have are not always long-lasting, but I have managed to keep it under control for most of the month with the…

Vicious Circle: Skincare for Smokers

Whether smoking looks cool or not, is up for debate. However, we all knowhow bad it can be for your body, imposing major health risks on the lungs, heart and the entire respiratory system. But have you ever considered the negative way in which smoking is affecting your skin? While most of us are wary enough of…

How is your smartphone affecting your skin

Busy city life, take-aways, ice creams and cupcakes, happy hour drinks, smoking, cheeky glasses of red wine, sunny days in the park… Turns out that pretty much all the pleasures in life can cause ageing (unless you count kale smoothies and wheatgrass shots among your guilty pleasures, in which case you can just keep sipping…

Skincare savings: how to spend less and get better skin

Whether you’re into luxurious high-end skincare products or an adept of multi-step routines like the Korean regime, you will end up spending a small fortune on beauty products. Or you might prefer the bare minimum, with just a few products that keep your skin in check, but you’re wondering on how to get better looking skin with less…

How to build your perfect skincare routine

You might have heard that the old 3-step cleanse-tone-moisturise routine, which everyone used to swear by only a few years back, has lost its appeal. Invaded by rituals from all over the world (10-step Korean skincare, anyone?) and skin concerns that we didn’t even know existed 10 years ago (free radical attacks, inflammaging etc.), it’s becoming…