Body Shop BB Cream

Body Shop’s BB cream is a lightweight, white cream that tones with your skin on application to give a nude, dewy finish.

At £12.00 (available in four shades) this nourishing and flattering make up is a good buy.

That said, it’s not suitable if you’re looking for something with coverage. BB creams are primarily complexion enhancers.

Here’s a snap of me, squinting in the winter sunlight, with nothing on but the Body Shop BB cream in 03.

Clinique Lash Power Long Wearing Formula, Waterproof Mascara

At this time of year, with endless rain to contend with, a good waterproof mascara is an essential part of every girl’s make up kit. Still, a lot of us are put off using one because of that battle to remove it at the end of the day. Well, fear not! Clinique have released a fabulous waterproof mascara that not only can survive a wild British winter but is also easy to take off. Here’s how it works…

Bin the pencil sharpener!

Make-up artists love it when products get truly innovative. At yesterday’s Smashbox ‘Pro Session’, a buzz went around the room when Lori Taylor (Smashbox Cosmetics Pro Lead Artist) introduced us to their latest goundbreaker: the Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner.

It sharpens in the lid by moulding the tip each time it’s twisted – no pencil sharpener needed! The result? Precision with ease. What’s not to love?

L’Oreal Matt & Messy

WOW! I can’t believe that just a few simple squirts from this magic bottle did this. What a difference. No hair dryer, hair spray, mousse or styling skills needed!

It’s all thanks to L’Oréal’s New Studio Matt & Messy Shine Free Salt Spray ‘Tousled Look’.

I award it my biggest accolade: it’s going into my kit bag.

Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up

Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up

Just wanted to tell you about this great foundation that I’ve been working with!
Clients I’ve introduced it to said they’d had loads of comments on how well they looked and were pleased with the longevity of the product. If you’re prone to large pores and combination to oily skin it works a treat. And the magic product is…? Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up! It’s a light yet smooth-covering liquid foundation that comes in fabulous skin tones and works just as well on men as women.



The packaging is also one of my favourites ever for a foundation. Lightweight and see- through, you can immediately see the colour of the base. It’s hygienic and travel friendly too.


Clinique Matte Oil Free Make Up retails at £21.50 for 30ml.



So I was invited to the opening of the Daniel Galvin Salon and VIP make over room at the Corinthia Hotel the other day. If you’re not yet aware of the Corinthia, it’s a stunning new London hotel next to the River Thames, near Embankment station.


Plush, right? It’s already got A-list regulars (we did the launch of the new Bond Movie Skyfall there) plus they do the best fish & chips I’ve ever had in the capital!

At the launch we were shown the impressive salon and offered a goodie bag (not something I wanted to turn down obviously!) Inside I found an amazing shampoo and fabulous conditioner by Daniel Galvin called Salon Extra Care. They normally retail at £13.00 each, are light on lather due to having no sodium lauryl and laureth sulphate and to help repair damaged hair the shampoo boasts added protein and keratin. The conditioner has antioxidents and vitamins too.

Now the amazing thing about these products is their effect. They’ve literally halved the time I need to cleanse my hair since they keep your locks looking fresh and clean for so long (I was washing my hair every 2 days, now it’s every 4 or 5). As my hair isn’t exactly minimal that’s a lot of hours saved! Also, if I clip it up at night, it seems to hold the style, needing only a quick touch-up before I’m ready to go. It’s a miracle worker. And almost as good as the battered cod! x