Diary

  • DIY skincare with leftover food

      If you have an avocado languishing at the back of the fridge, or some honey that’s no longer runny, why not use it to give your skin a boost? Ban...
  • Day and night – creams that work around the clock

      People sometimes ask me whether they need a separate night cream, or if they can just get away with using their usual moisturiser before bed. Whi...
  • 8 Small Steps to Brighter, Healthier Skin

      I’m not much of a fan of New Year’s resolutions. So often they seem to be just a form of punishment for treating yourself over Christmas. But I d...
  • Reasons to be thankful

      As we come to the end of the year, I’ve been taking a few moments to count my blessings and consider all the things that I am thankful for…. For ...
  • Prepping for parties

      Dinner with friends, office parties, family celebrations… Our diaries can start looking pretty hectic this time of year. Many people enjoy gettin...
  • Handmade Christmas gifts

    Having a handmade Christmas? Here are a few ideas to get you started... Jewellery. Beads can be pricey to buy new, so it’s worth having a look for ...
  • Supporting Small Businesses

      I for one am glad that Black Friday is behind us. I love a good bargain as much as the next person, but I really don’t like that panic buying fre...
  • The importance of cleansing

      In the cardinal sins of skincare, not cleansing properly is one of the biggies. The importance of taking our make-up or impurities off each night...
  • “Do I really need a toner?”

      I often get asked whether a toner is really necessary. Surely between them a cleanser and moisturiser should do the job? Well, in my opinion, a t...
  • It’s the season for celebrations!

      While there’s plenty to grumble about over winter, it’s certainly the season of celebrations. When my children were at school it seemed that the ...
  • 10 top tips for getting the most out of your skincare

    When it comes to skincare, it’s not just what you use; it’s how you use it… Follow instructions. Everyone is different, and our skin certainly has ...
  • 10 of the best oils for your skin

      Central heating, cold winds, rain, open fires… they all help to dry skin out and leave it looking dull and lacklustre. Plant and seed oils may be...