London

My Must-Have Cosmetics for Travelling

I thought whittling down what clothes to pack for a three month trip was hard enough, but then I turned my attention to cosmetics. I wanted to be prepared for all eventualities because there is nothing worse than being sick…

The Realistic Guide to Getting Beach Ready

Preparing for a holiday is the stressful as it is. There’s getting your currency, making sure you’re not a terror threat with over 100ml of hand cream in your hand luggage, and setting the god damn alarm for 4am to…

Please, Don’t Talk About My Skin

I’ve had acne since I was about 21. I have no idea what triggered it, but try as I might it will not shift. I’ve read every trick in the book to try and get rid of it: stopping drinking,…

London

Destroying My Bank Balance in Lush, Oxford Street

As a student, I had a part-time job at Lush in York. Unlike other people, this means I bloody loved going to work. I got to spend my days covered in glitter, mixing product concoctions and often wearing fancy dress.…

Finding the Perfect Perfume

Smell is incredibly provocative and perfumes for me conjure up powerful memories. Anytime I get a whiff of Thierry Mugler’s Angel, I remember an old school friend; Youth Dew by Estee Lauder is the familiar smell of my mum in…

[Opinion] #IAmComfortableBecause

Have you seen the video that’s circling the internet right now about body confidence? Everyone has seen the Dove Real Beauty Sketches and it did raise a lot of questions about body confidence and accepted ‘norms’, but this latest one…

What I Bought at Seven Dials 20% Event

If you’re visiting the tourist death trap of Covent Garden, step away from the piazza (there’s only so many street performers you can donate your pennies to) and head north. Tucked in between Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road is…

What I Bought from Kiehl’s

When Kiehl’s set up a 20% discount pop-up in your office for one day only it would be rude not to buy anything, right? I’ve never tried anything from Kiehl’s before but I’ve heard great things about their face masks.…

Liberty Cosmetics Department

I think the most under appreciated department store in London is Liberty. It’s beautiful black and white exterior sits gracefully behind Regent Street, nestled right by Carnaby Street and the rooms weave in and out of each other so that…