My search is over...

SPF - Its not an over exaggeration to suggest that its been a life long obsession of mine to find the perfect sunscreen! The search for an SPF that works with and not against my fair, delicate and often difficult skin is no easy feat! Many, if not pretty much all of them either aggravate my skin, bringing me out in sore spots or over load and cause congestion. It's definitely been a trial and error mission!! As I'm a frequent user of glycolic and salicylic acids it's imperative that I apply a daily SPF to protect my new fresh skin cells and also to protect against further pigmentation and sun damage. I'm out with my dogs on a daily basis, so I'm aware of the accumulative sun/ environmen

A room with a Kew....

Kew Gardens in London is perhaps one of the most phenomenal gardens I have ever had the good fortune to visit. I've been waiting to experience Kew in the Autumn for many years now; with the trees and shrubs in all their vivid, rustic glory! (And boy, I wasn't disappointed!!). It holds so many happy memories for Oscar and I. We've spent many happy hours having mini adventures whilst exploring its vast gardens and conservatories. Our ultimate favourite spot in Kew has to be The Princess of Wales conservatory. It houses 'wet and dry tropics'. Its a mass display of giant water lilies, towering spikes, dangling roots/plants, orchids, monstrous green glossy leaves and carnivorous plants. Dino

The hands that do dishes.....

This is my very first experience using a rejuvenating hand mask.  I have been tempted by them in the past but then always resisted as I didn

A Disappointing Experience

Unfortunately I have quite a damning report on this sheet mask. If the truth be known, I'm a little uncomfortable writing negative reviews but I guess if I want to be respected throughout the beauty blogging world, I must be frank and honest. Right, now thats off my chest, I'll carry on. Firstly, I wouldn't consider myself as having an abnormally small face but by all accounts I did struggle putting this mask on. It was humungous! The forehead was too high, the chin/jawline too long and the cheeks too wide! Yep, seriously BIG! To be honest it just hung from my face after a couple of minutes rather than hugging it, not really the desired effect I was after. The mask material was courser

Gorgeous Pink Pot

I am beyond excited each and every time I receive my SBC Collagen gel through the post. I know it may seem a tad odd considering I've been using this product for several years now but this is my ultimate desert island/SOS treatment mask. Without this in my life, my world (OK skin) would spiral out of control. This versatile pink vat of gorgeousness is a water based gel that deeply hydrates my 'highly strung' skin, resulting in a soft, fresh and happy complexion. It also efficiently erases any dehydrated fine lines, a quality that always keeps me coming back for more!! I am also confident in the knowledge that it won't aggravate or cause congestion on my skin. So many other cream-masks cau

Laura Geller Mediterranean Makeup Collection

I recently received this much anticipated parcel in the post a few days ago. I'm pleased to say the contents have yet to disappoint. This bumper Laura Geller makeup collection consists of 6 items: * Balance-n-brighten foundation in Fair * Blush-n-brighten blusher in Raspberry * Kajal eye liner in Plum Grey * Lip crayon in Berry Sparklin * Baked eye shadow in Candy and Fig * Eye shadow brush Ultimately, the deciding factor for purchasing this set was to give the Balance-n-brighten foundation a whirl. I'd seen it demonstrated numerous times over the years on QVC but was never tempted, perhaps I didn't believe the 'Hype'. Well, my goodness I wish I'd taken the plunge sooner! I promise I'm n

Spots and Congestion

Unfortunately pimples and congested skin aren't any thing new to me but I've learnt through the years how to manage this problem. Frequent applications of Glycolic acid had always worked to keep my skin under control............until 2 years ago that is! Oh and what a sorry state my jawline was in. Eruptions (of seismic proportions) is a sufficiently dramatic word to describe the state of my jaw. There was no mistaking these bad boys for pimples. Oh no, these were serious painful, red angry carbuncles. Sorry, I hope I haven't put you off your food. I needed to find out what was causing this issue and find a fix fast! I read up on this condition and to my horror they were caused by hormo

Decadent Body Oil

Liz Earle Superskin treatment oil for the body: This newly released body oil is from the award winning British brand Liz Earle. It is a heav

The miracle that is Liquid Gold!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold is without doubt one my most recommended skincare products. I'll start with the packaging ....... its not fussy which I think appeals to both men and women. I guess what I'm saying is it's not too "Spa pretty" but the contents of this bottle, which is of course the most crucial factor, packs one hell of a punch! Liquid Gold is perhaps not for the faint hearted; so anyone who'd run a mile at the mention of an 'acid' should steer clear until they've tried something milder. This treatment liquid is for those who want quick results, not in 30 days, but NOW! Liquid Gold is a highly concentrated resurfacing night treatment. For best results, saturate a dry cotton pad and wipe

Dizzy about Decleor

To say I'm a little partial to Decleor skincare could quite possibly be the biggest understatement of the year!!  It's played a big part in

Cleanser's at their best!

My current favourite cleanser's EVER!!. Neither of these are new to the skincare industry but I always seem to go back to these two old faithfuls. Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser: This milky fluid is perhaps my all time favourite. It effectively removes all face and eye makeup without the slightest sting or irritation (rare for my uber sensitive eyes). The end result is clean and hydrated skin. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish: This baby doesn't really need much of an introduction!! It's highly popular and VERY effective. Again, it removes every scrap of makeup and the muslin cloth gently buffs away the dead skin cells. Both are relatively inexpensive and easily accessible. #AlphaH #LizEarle #Cleans