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…

Not your mamma’s scrub: next generation exfoliants

*Part one (of many) Face wash, toner and cream, with a weekly scrub and the occasional mask… The skincare routine that we were used to 5-10 years ago has gone through some major transformations. Now we’ve learned how to double cleanse, what serums, essences, ampules and lotions do, and our moisturisers have become sophisticated enough to…

Caudalie: Complete Brand Review

This post initially started with the #CultBeautyValentine challenge, which made me realise that Caudalie has slowly become one of my favourite French brands. I have been using their products regularly for the last few years and I truly love the textures, scents and pack designs of most of the items I have tried so far, but most…

Hygge beauty: skincare made in Scandinavia

The making of “hygge” might have started with Denmark’s appeal as the happiest country in the world, together with the rise of Scandi design in everything from home accessories to architecture. According to the last nine books published on this topic (and a 10th parody), plus dozens of articles online, “hygge” teaches us the art of…