The Beauty Roundup #2

In this month’s roundup, we discuss the importance of independent haircare brands, the new Pat McGrath Labs foundation and the ethics of “dupes” in the beauty industry.

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Product Of The Week | Tatcha The Water Cream

This week’s POTW is cult fave Tatcha’s The Water Cream. Read on to find out how I got on with my first foray into the world of Japanese Skincare.

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Product(s) Of The Week | Jordan Samuel Skin The Matinee Gel Cleanser & The Aftershow Treatment Cleanser

Two reviews for the price of one! You’re welcome. This week, we’re talking about Jordan Samuel Skin Aftershow & Matinee Cleansers. Read on to find out how I got on with each of these cult cleansing products.

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Best Travel Sized Beauty For Acne Prone Skin

What do you do when each step of your skincare routine is integral to keeping your breakouts at bay, and you’ve got to cram all of your “skinsentials” (not to mention makeup and haircare) into that tiny, tiny, hand luggage approved sandwich bag? Fear not, I’ve got it sussed. Read on to see which products made it into my foolproof, anti-acne travel kit.

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Product Of The Week | Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

This week’s POTW is Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Read on to find out how I got on with this cult fave.

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Product Of The Week | Jordan Samuel Skin - The Performance Cream

This week’s POTW is Jordan Samuel’s The Performance Cream. Read on to find out why this product changed how I feel about moisturisers.

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I Spent £150+ On Oribe Haircare | Was It Worth It...?

Do you really get what you pay for when it comes to haircare? Here’s what I thought of the Oribe Moisture & Control range.

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#30BeforeThirty No.5: Reigning In My Spending Impulses

Because debt is not cute.

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5 Changes I Made To My Routine To Combat Acne

New Year, New Skincare Routine..?

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#30BeforeThirty No.4: Being Present

My presence is a present kiss my… under the mistletoe!

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#30BeforeThirty No.3: Letting Myself Be Great

False humility is the enemy of success. At least in my case. Sure, it’s not as obvious as procrastination or ill-preparedness, but it’s up there. And when I say “humility” I’m not talking about the virtuous opposite of pride. I’m talking about the “you don’t know you’re beautiful” nonsense that many of us (mainly women) are tricked into thinking is a requirement for being liked.

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Top 10 Rupaul's Drag Race Lip Sync Battles

We are just days away from RPDR All Stars 4 and I am practically vibrating with excitement. While I am impatiently waiting for episode one to drop on Friday 14th December, I am priming my palette my rewatching some of my favourite bits of past seasons. I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 favourite ever, most wig snatching, gag-worthy lip sync battles.

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#30BeforeThirty No.2: Decluttering (With Purpose)

If a dress doesn’t fit, does it even belong to me anymore? If letting go of this one thing made me feel liberated, how would I feel if I began saying goodbye to all of the things I no longer had use for.

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#30BeforeThirty No.1: Forgiveness (Self)

I'm not the best at letting myself off the hook for past mistakes. I often find myself muttering expletives, calling myself an idiot for that time I didn't stand up for myself or that day I let someone down. Sometimes these regret-filled events are years old.

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Introducing: #30BeforeThirty

Over the next 30 weeks, I plan to create new habits, set intentions, reframe my outlook and let go of things that do not serve me. Including behavioural/personality traits I developed as coping mechanisms over the years. The outcome, I hope, will be a happier, healthier and well-rounded me.

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