Madeleine Shaw’s YUMMY healthy lunchbox idea!

A quick Instagram shot from lunchtime: THE easiest and yummiest new quickie lunch discovery which I assembled (because really, that’s all you do!) after scribbling it down watching Madeleine Shaw’s latest Youtube video.

She recommends it to go into a healthy lunchbox to-go, but it worked brilliantly in (the obligatory IKEA) bowls for lunch and was absolutely SCRUMMY! Continue reading Madeleine Shaw’s YUMMY healthy lunchbox idea!

Bikini bodies and thigh gaps

I remembered a quote that was doing the social media rounds last summer along the lines of “Want a bikini body? Put on a bikini”.

I actually Googled it, and found the graphic above at Huffington Post.

Even better.

What brought it to mind was the fact that a) I was getting into a bikini for a weekend break at Center Parcs.

You might say the bravest thing about going for a bikini at Center Parcs is doing the infamous Rapids wearing a two-piece. And you’d have a point. Continue reading Bikini bodies and thigh gaps

Blush and go! The best way to wake up your face …

Happy new week, everyone!

A quick post on blush to kick things off, before we really, seriously get into the whole bronzing thing (and I do take my bronzing seriously, as regular readers will know!). Continue reading Blush and go! The best way to wake up your face …

Friday Beauty Faves: Julia Yule of Glamour magazine and co-founder of Bloom and Blossom

I think Julia Yule, today’s Friday Beauty Faves guest, sums up her life right now best in her Twitter profile: “Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor at Glamour, Founder of Bloom and Blossom maternity skincare, mummy, wife and exhausted”.

But looking gorgeous for it! Continue reading Friday Beauty Faves: Julia Yule of Glamour magazine and co-founder of Bloom and Blossom

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint SPF 30

I LOVED the idea of this immediately: a tinted moisturiser with serious skincare benefits (Vitamin C Ester to stimulate collagen and elastin production – yes, pleeease! – and a broad spectrum, very decent sunscreen) and a clever time release system, so colour is released throughout the day. Continue reading Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint SPF 30

Spring-gorgeous for an amazing cause: Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Collection

What better reason to splurge on some lovely new Spring make-up than the knowledge that 100 % of the cost is going to a seriously fantastic cause – in this case, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Foundation? Continue reading Spring-gorgeous for an amazing cause: Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund Collection

The prettiest bronzer on the block: Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint review

More get-glowing gorgeousness this morning, with the new Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo (£35.50), coming in April! Continue reading The prettiest bronzer on the block: Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint review

Friday Beauty Faves: Kate Shapland and Nancy Cruickshank of My Showcase

I love this photo of Kate Shapland and Nancy Cruickshank, in their element sharing their passion for all things beauty at a My Showcase home event (don’t you just want to grab a drink and dive into those goodies on the table?!).

Who better, I figured, to quizz for some Spring/Summer beauty inspiration and insider knowledge than Nancy, My Showcase founder and dynamic online beauty and lifestyle entrepreneur, and Kate, Telegraph Magazine beauty editor, My Showcase co-founder and the beady-eyed, finger-on-the-beauty-pulse editor of the gorgeous range of products offered online and at events held by independent stylists?

So, what are their Friday Beauty Faves?!

Continue reading Friday Beauty Faves: Kate Shapland and Nancy Cruickshank of My Showcase