My latest skincare empties – face and eye creams

While I’m busy testing out products from Indie Beauty Expo for a future post, I’ll leave you with part three of my latest empties, focusing on face and eye moisturisers and covering a wide range of price points and purposes, from SPF creams and overnight masks to premium eye treatments. Trinny London BFF Cream SPF…

September favourites

As with every transition month, September is one of those crucial points in every skincare routine that is meant to both bring emergency care for the past summer’s sins and to prepare the skin for the rainy, cold days ahead. And by sins I generally mean too much sun and maybe not as much SPF…

May favourites

I love playing around with different products and most of the time struggle to finish them before I get bored. I have my staples, which I keep mentioning here from time to time, but the rest of my routine consists of a lot of experimenting and testing to see what works and what can give…

My latest skincare empties – cleansers, toners & masks

I might have been slacking from my blog writing over the last few months, but you’ll surely be happy to hear that my skincare routine hasn’t been as sluggish as my writing! On the contrary, I’ve actually been experimenting with quite a few products – so many of them in fact, that I have to…

September favourites

Some months are all about discovering new favourites, while others are about using the products you know and love. This September has been mostly one of the latter kinds, where I focused on decluttering my ‘bathroom shelfie’ and preparing for the colder days of autumn, which meant using up the last of my summer skincare…

Foundation-Free: How I Achieved My Skin Confidence Goal

At the end of 2016, when I invested what I then believed to be a small fortune on Alpha H and a retinol serum, my mind was pretty set on one ultimate skincare goal that I had been dreaming of since I can remember: to give up foundation. This would, obviously, involve having close-to-perfect skin…

Kathy Sue-Ann’s Natural Skincare brand review

An embarrassingly long-overdue post. Products sent by the OBL Club for honest reviews 100% natural and organic are music to my ears when it comes to skincare. I love all things clean beauty, and Kathy Sue-Ann’s products meet the most stringent criteria in this area: no harsh chemicals, free of animal testing, no harming substances like…

Field Guide to Retinol – all your questions answered

What is retinol? It might sound like a scary undefined chemical compound, but retinol is nothing but vitamin A, one of the essential vitamins for your skin. And now a bit of boring, yet necessary sciency stuff. Retinoids come in different forms and concentrations, including retinoic acid (also known as tretinoin), retinyl palmitate and retinaldehyde. Retinol…

The Ordinary Beauty Haul (I)

One of the skincare brands that have taken the beauty world by storm is The Ordinary by Deciem, which offers budget-friendly, yet highly active products for any skin concern for prices between £3.90-£14.90. You might have heard about the excellent reviews of some of the most trusted beauty bloggers and skincare professionals, but with cryptic product names based…

My Latest Skincare Empties (II)

No better time than the end of summer to start a new skincare routine and clear out the bathroom cabinet! An autumn clean is always great when you’re running out of space, but also when you’re eager to shake things up. So my last empties are a mix of all time staples and new products…