Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Moisturisers I Love

Now the weather’s turned (knew that ‘Indian Summer’ couldn’t last long), keeping your face adequately moisturised is more important than ever. Here’s a super quick rundown of my three current favourites, described in three (or a few more) words.

Super O-Mega Moisturiser £29.50 for 30ml
Rich, quickly absorbed (and smells lovely)


L’Oreal Revitalift 10 Repair £14.99 50ml

Rich, multi-action, anti-aging (and SPF 20)


Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture £59.00 for 50ml
Intense hydration and dryness relief


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Feeling Free(Shape)

Just a quickie, I love KMS and their latest product reduces drying time and conditions your hair a bit too! What’s not to love! I’ve been using it before every blow dry. My hair’s big and bouncy, just the way I like it.

A Sky Full of Kindness, Rob Ryan Book Launch

I’ve been a fan of paper-cutting hero Rob Ryan for years now so I jumped at the chance to attend the launch of his new book, A Sky Full of Kindness. In his interview with Stylist magazine, he describes the book as being “a tale of a fearful mother about to bring a child into the world in this age of anxiety."

The launch was held at 33 Portland Place, an amazing building infamous for its raunchy parties. This time though, things were kept clean (there were children present, after all) and crowds of people gathered to see the artist’s latest work hanging from the mansion’s peeling walls. The roughness of the surroundings juxtaposed wonderfully with the elegance and intricacy of Ryan’s work. The story detailed across the pages was touching, it will certainly resonate with anyone planning a family in these uncertain times. With Christmas approaching, I’ll be stockpiling these for gifts.

A Sky Full of Kindness is out 13 October (£16.99, Sceptre)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Curiouser and Curioser

I toppled through the rabbit hole and ended up in Chelsea. Barts is a secret member’s club with a teapot-shaped difference.

My friend Sarah knocked on the door, the hatched opened and we entered into an evening of ‘All things Wonderland.’ The Late Night Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (in association with Veuve Clicquot) was a hive of top hats, cupcakes, sandwiches, special tea cups, teapots, and fancy dress galore. The pin-on bunny tails were my favourite.

Food was hovered up and speculation of which Made in Chelsea character we might spot was rife. Telly-star or no, A jolly good time was had by all.

Speak easy in style, Barts was recently voted 21st best bar in the UK in the Independent’s recent Best 50 Bars supplement. I recommend a visit if you like your drinking venues cosy with plenty to look at.

For more information, email info@barts-london.com

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Dr Howard Murad talks (about cells and things, not bright white light)

Murad wisdom

Yummy cakes!

The new Hybrids

The bloggers listen

I first discovered Murad products in Urban Retreat when I worked at Harrods (they are still stocked there). Most of my wages were spent in the pursuit of perfect skin! I got on really well with Murad’s Acne and Spots Solutions range. Since then, I’m ashamed to say I have deviated, trying out all sorts of different skincare brands and products (although it sort of goes with the territory, I suppose!).

When I heard Dr Howard Murad and his son, Jeff, had flown over from LA, I went along to the bloggers party at the Mayfair Hotel to find out about the latest Murad developments.

After watching an interesting video about the development of Murad and the effects our stressful, sedentary lifestyle can have on our skin, Dr Murad and Jeff shared some insights into their latest products. I have been using their newest moisturizer, Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. It’s rich and smoothing, absorbing really quickly into the skin. The new ‘Hybrids’, skin primers and under-eye products, are great too. The lightly pigmented primers are a brilliant alternative to my usual tinted moisturizer and they glide on beautifully. I love the Eye-Lift Perfector, it minimizes the appearance of dark circles and improves skin firmness by 50% in fifteen minutes. Definitely something I need these days.

Sorry for leaving you Murad, I’m a fan once more.

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Boxfresh and M and P Models

Mmm urban chic...

Love the graduated colour

Nice tee

My favourite was Louis!

Boxfresh has teamed up with M+P Models to find their new face. I went along to Concrete to suss it out. Not that I thought there might be some hot guys there or anything…