Sephora & Ricky’s NYC Beauty Haul

There is all sorts of buzz this week around Sephora opening in the UK. It is reported it is opening up in Westfield Stratford very soon, this is still to be confirmed but it is quite exciting news for beauty lovers in London.

I’ve been meaning to share what beauty products I bought on my trip to New York mainly in Sephora and so my haul is finally here. It’s a Sephora and also Ricky’s NYC beauty haul, which is the first time I’ve been to Ricky’s and it was definitely worth it. I also picked up a little something on Sephora online when I got back, which you may have guessed already was the Pat McGrath lip kit.

Hope you enjoy the haul and remember to give the video a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribe.

Also did you know Sephora has a beauty advent calendar this year?

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You Can Never Be Too Much You

cecilia braekhus

I often get asked to share campaigns from brands on the blog and more often than not I decline, but when I saw this campaign by Danish design house Georg Jensen I just absolutely loved it.

Why do I love it? Because instead of using models for their latest campaign they have used five strong women, in fact role models that we can look up to and admire.

Georg Jensen have chosen five amazing women to take part in the campaign. Award-winning film director Susanne Bier, WBA, WBC and WBO world champion welterweight boxer Cecilia Braekhus, award-winning comedian Sarah Kendall, professional motocross rider Behnaz Shafiei and Dominique Crenn – the world’s best chef. These are all women who have defied conventions and risen to the tops of their industries and that is what is so inspiring. Read More »


Heathrow In Bloom

flower map at Heathrow Terminal 5, London.

Today saw a giant map made up of fresh flowers appear at Heathrow Airport. The installation was created by florist Larry Walshe whose clients include the likes of Stella McCartney, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, so of course he was the perfect choice to create the flower map. The map uses around 2,000 fresh flower stems, as well as raw amber stones, cinnamon and sandalwood and is an impressive 11ft by 18ft. The map was created to celebrate the new season of fragrance at Heathrow Airport and will be on display in Terminal 5 until the end of this week. Read More »

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Hampstead Food Market

flavourtown bakery

I mentioned that the new Hampstead Food Market was opening in this month’s edition of What’s On and so last Saturday Danny and I went to check it out for ourselves. We hopped on the tube to Hampstead, with the market just a short walk from the station behind the Everyman Cinema.

The food market is host to 45 award-winning farmers, street food traders and artisan producers each setting up inside the grounds of Hampstead Parochial School. It’s a great place to go for a Saturday wander and pick up some foodie treats. Read More »


The Ultimate Guide To Beauty Advent Calendars Christmas 2016

Rituals advent calendar 2016

Is it a little early to be thinking of Christmas? It’s only 100 days away and I did buy my first Christmas decoration in Selfridge’s just last week.

So with that said when it comes to beauty advent calendars, if you want to get your hands on one you need to get in there early, as they are always a sell out. This year there are some great offerings from lots more brands including Kiehl’s, Bare Minerals and also even one for the man in your life from Clarins Mens. With Decléor, House of Fraser, Look Fantastic, ASOS, Sephora and Tanya Burr available to buy already.

Here are all the details of the beauty advent calendars so far for this year. I’ll be updating this regularly with any new additions and info, so do bookmark the page and get these dates in your diary.

You can watch me unbox some of the below calendars here.

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Pat McGrath Lust 004 Limited Edition Lip Kit | First Impressions

Pat McGrath’s limited edition make-up releases are selling out fast and so I was super excited when I managed to get my hands on the new lip kit. These lip kits include two lipsticks, a glitter, pigment and a gloss. You may have seen it being used on the catwalk at Versace and also on plenty of celebs recently including Naomi Campbell at the MTV Awards.

I decided to go for the red kit which includes Venom 1 lipstick which a gorgeous red, Venom 2 a wine or dark red plum colour, red fine glitter, gold pigment and the gloss. The packaging is amazing and it comes with about a zillion sequins. I waited to open and try this so I could film a first impressions video, so these are my actual first impressions when using this kit. Read More »

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