Author Archive
Clinique 16 Shades of Beige: Tried & Tested

Clinique 16 Shades of Beige: Tried & Tested

For the same reason that women perpetually hunt for the perfect pair of curve-hugging jeans and that the ultimate hue of nude lipstick remains ever-elusive, is also why lovers of fashion and beauty always fall hard for neutral shades time and time again; it’s a universal truth! Unlike any other colour palette, neutral tones of...
The LEGO Movie: The Awesome Playsets

The LEGO Movie: The Awesome Playsets

Prepare to enter into an awesome world of LEGO with the eagerly anticipated forthcoming release of The LEGO Movie. The film centres around average guy – and LEGO Minifigure – Emmet. Just a typical citizen of the world, Emmet is mistaken as the most extraordinary, talented and important person, who is also in possession of...
New In: Givenchy Ombre Couture Tried & Tested

New In: Givenchy Ombre Couture Tried & Tested

The eagerly anticipated Ombre Couture is the latest addition to the Givenchy eyeshadow range and we’ve been so excited to see just how the product works. There are nine new shades in the collection; each shadow provides a smooth, rich texture and intense colour in one sweep. To complete the look, a tenth Top Coat...
New! Tried & Tested: Sisley SisleYouth

New! Tried & Tested: Sisley SisleYouth

When is it the right time to start using anti-aging skincare? This is a question that has been on our lips for a while indeed. I believe that I must have tried my first anti-aging product at the age of eighteen or so, and of course this beauty concoction promised me eternal youth and total...
Rainy Day? Ready, Get Set, Make! Chocolate Tiffin with Toasted Hazelnuts and Apricots

Rainy Day? Ready, Get Set, Make! Chocolate Tiffin with Toasted Hazelnuts and Apricots

As half-term is approaching, we asked our resident parents to come up with some fun ideas for activities to try at home with the kids during the holidays. They came up with some really fun tips, our favourite of which was, get into the kitchen and do some baking! We love this simple no-bake recipe for...
Kiss it Better: with Lulu Guinness, Clinique & the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Kiss it Better: with Lulu Guinness, Clinique & the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

This February marks the 10 year anniversary of a charity appeal that’s very close to our hearts; the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Kiss It Better appeal, to fund research for the causes and treatment of childhood cancer. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, we have got together with Lulu Guinness and Clinique to create...
Sisley Phyto Lip Twist & Phyto Touch Illusion D'ete Review

Sisley Phyto Lip Twist & Phyto Touch Illusion D’ete Review

It’s time to start thinking about spring! It may look a little dreary out there, but spring will be here before we know it. Happily, this also means it’s time to swap our winter beauty regime for a fresh spring/ summer routine. The new SS14 makeup launches from Sisley have us longing for sun in...
We Love: New Brand, Adore Baby

We Love: New Brand, Adore Baby

Welcoming a new baby into your family is a momentous occasion in itself, so treasuring every minute, from the everyday to the very special is extremely important. Like Prince George’s royal parents and many before him, you may be preparing to celebrate an important rite of passage in your baby’s life with a christening. But...
Escape Winter: Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Limited Edition Colour Collection Review

Escape Winter: Elizabeth Arden Summer Escape Limited Edition Colour Collection Review

Beat the winter blues and fast-track straight into the summer holidays with your passport to flawlessly radiant, sun-kissed skin; the new Limited Edition Colour Collection for SS14 by Elizabeth Arden, Summer Escape. Throughout SS14 Fashion Week, the runways were awash with colour, from the subtle pastel hues of baby blue and sea foam at Prada...
Win a Prize Hamper of New Fragrances by Yohji Yamamoto

Win a Prize Hamper of New Fragrances by Yohji Yamamoto

This competition is now closed. Inspired by the evocative, floral scents of summer and infusing his avant-garde fashion aesthetic, Yohji Yamamoto has created an iconic capsule collection of fragrances for SS14. True to form, Yohji Yamamoto’s signature spring/ summer fragrance collection is akin to his fashion designs; contemporary and minimal, whilst complex and provocative, with...
Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Should your perfect trip to Paris allow ample time, why not spend a few days in the city soaking up all of the cultural sites, before renting a car to spontaneously escape into the French countryside? On a whim, of course! It may not be typically British, but it’s certainly what a European might do....
Don’t Sweat It! What to Wear to Work in the Heat

Don’t Sweat It! What to Wear to Work in the Heat

  Only in Great Britain can it be cloudy, rainy, stormy, humid, sunny, freezing and scorching, all within the space of 48 hours. The only odd variable in the equation is the latter, meaning a heat wave that literally comes and goes in waves, as it pleases! Although we may not all understand all of...