Posts in Skin
THE [EXTRA]ORDINARY

Firstly, an apology; I am a little [read: a lot] late in bringing you news of The Ordinary, the revolutionary new skincare brand which features a line-up of twenty-five superpower serums and lotions, all affordably priced between £4 and £13. Launched by Deciem [the innovative Canadian brand behind a host of my favourite brands, including NIOD, Fountain, and Hylamide], The Ordinary is a wholehearted and earnest attempt to revolutionise the skincare market by championing transparency.

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SKINCARE DIARY XV

My skincare regimen has changed drastically in the six+ months since I last wrote one of the entries - mainly in that I’m no longer flitting between products, swapping new additions in and out as and when they land on my desk. I reformed once I realised that my sensitive skin needed stability and regularity in order to find its own balance. 

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GRACE NOTES: OCTOBER 2016

The first month in my new flat has meant many things - including multiple trips to Ikea, late nights spent flat-packing, a lengthy wait for Internet installation, and numerous flat parties - but notably also, the time and space with which to rediscover [and refine] my beauty stash. Throw in a few new launches [of which there are always many at this time of year] and it's been a busy month of swatching and sniffing, culminating in a lengthy list of favourites, narrowed down to the below five for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.

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GRACE NOTES: SEPTEMBER 2016

Oh, hey. Long, long, long time no see. Forgive my radio silence over the past few months; juggling a full-time job with thesis writing, three weeks in the Canadian wild, a fortnight sleeping on a friend's couch, and a hectic house move [try hauling all of your belongings across a city without a car] left little [read: no] time for any extra-curricular beauty writing. I'm easing myself back into the swing of things [yes, content should resume a regular schedule within the next few weeks] with a roundup of some of my favourite products from the past month. I've spent the majority of it living out of a carry-on, relying on a selection of chosen favourites and new launches as the mainstay of my beauty routine. Needless to say, now that I'm settled in a new flat - complete with spacious bathroom - I'm looking forward to 'rediscovering my stash'.

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GRACE NOTES : JUNE 2016

It's often said that fashion writers shop for a living, but beauty writers? A significant portion of our job [on top of pitching articles, interviewing experts, brainstorming, writing, briefing etc etc] is actually trying the myriad of products out there in order to inform you what's worth spending your hard-earned pennies on. Every evening is an experimentation in a new wrinkle-reducing face cream, multitasking hair oil, or long-lasting lipstick, so trust me when I say that the products that make it into my Grace Notes posts are well and truly the best of the bunch,

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Post-Facial : The Maintenance Routine

In my experience, there are two types of facials, those that indulge and pamper skin and soul, and those that perform only on a ‘no pain, no gain’ basis. Thankfully Sisley’s Essential Facial [for all the pummelling that it involves] is much more the former - although not without results. From Paris to Manchester[!] and hailed as a miracle worker everywhere in between, the Essential Facial has restored a long list of famous faces and is widely heralded as the gold-standard of facials by beauty editors worldwide.

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