Clinique Sparkle Skin – Summer worthy scrubber


While the summer continues to be a bit of a let-down in the sunshine department, home tanning is a beacon of hope for gaining a sunkissed glow without the need to actually be in a hot climate, which is on the one hand rather disappointing, but also a lifesaver if, like me, you benefit from a little bronze.

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How to look just about ok while walking the Inca Trail

Earlier this year my little bro and I travelled to Peru to schlep along the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Piccu. We’d been planning the adventure for an entire decade and our tickets had been booked six months previously, but it’s an understatement to say that the day of departure snuck up on me.

It felt like I rushed out of work at 5:30pm on a Wednesday, threw a pile of poorly-selected leisure-wear in a duffle bag, left for Heathrow in what can only be described as a “tizz” and flew to South America early the next morning. All of a sudden I realised I was on the other side of the world, standing on the streets of Lima outside our tiny Peruvian guest house, squinting into the pale April sunlight. Continue reading

Sunday liptint pick-me-up.


With a big work project cutting into my Saturday, I really felt in need of a little treat this weekend. I was tired – and felt a little drab after not much sleep, and lots of stress. I’ve dabbled with liptints in the past, and while I love Benefit’s Benetint, especially for it’s multiple uses, I’m often left a little disappointed with the bleed, which is a draw back I’ve experience with a few tints in the past. Continue reading