beauty

DIY beauty: How to get perfect feet at home



Margaret Dabbs pedicure set

Teeth, knees and feet. My friend Fiona told me these are the things that go wonky as you get older. My teeth and knees are pretty good and while they’re structurally OK, my feet could definitely do with a bit of a spruce. Nothing drastic, just a kind of ‘scale and polish’ for the pieds!

This is something I’ve been lucky to experience at Margaret Dabbs clinics in the past, widely considered to be the best pedi experience in the UK. But if you can’t get to the clinic, let Ms Dabbs come to you. (more…)



Feelgood beauty (aka what I’m wearing in lockdown)



Weleda Beauty

I’ve spent the past few weeks researching beauty routines and rituals and found that while in lockdown, I’ve hardly worn much make up but kept up the skincare because it feels good to do.

That’s not new to me. Even though we’re not meant to be touching our faces, the tactile rituals of skincare – massaging in cleansing balms, hot flannelling off, applying oils and creams – are supremely comforting and the mere act of touch is said to boost dopamine levels.

My thing is hydration. (more…)



Yay or nay: 90’s feather cut



90s feather cut Sara Blomqvist at Viva

Just spotted this image of model Sara Blomqvist in The Gentlewoman magazine. I’m not at the cutting my own hair stage yet, but I’ve been hankering for a change on the coiff front. I like this soft messy cut.

When this cut emerged in the 90s I hated it as it was a throwback to the 70s. (If you lived it the first time, etc…) But the 90s take was minimalist and a bit grungy. Adding it to my Pinterest short hair board while I continue to ponder and grow my fringe….

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J-Wellness: Shiseido launches Baum



Baum Shiseido J-wellness J-beauty

The Olympics is on pause and Tokyo is at risk of a lockdown, but Shiseido is hoping to lift the spirits with its new J-wellness brand, Baum.

A beautiful ageless and genderless line of high end skincare and wellness products, the 45-item line include make-up removers, cleansers, hand creams, a ‘face massage mask’ and room fragrances inspired by forest bathing and the ‘power of the trees’. (more…)