Image Signature Lift Facial Review

Image Skincare Vital C

I recently tried out the Signature Lift facial by Image Skincare at Privet Body in Notting Hill. One of the best facials I’ve ever had before was at Privet Body a few years ago now and was what introduced me to one of my favourite skincare brands Murad. So I was very excited to try out this facial and also discover a new skincare brand.

I had never actually heard of Image Skincare until now. They are an American based brand and are very results driven, using the highest quality pure and environmentally sound ingredients and medical formulas. They have many different ranges for skin types, so whether you have dry skin or an acne prone skin or just want to brighten your skin, there is a range to suit.

Privet Body is one of the loveliest salons I have been to. Inside it has a garden theme with different treatments rooms such as ‘The Potting Shed’ and ‘The Orangery’. My facial was with Michelle, who is absolutely lovely, one of the nicest ladies and we first started out talking through my skin concerns and what my current skincare routine is. It’s always quite hard to talk about my routine as I do chop and change products a lot due to the nature of my job, but I really am going to try to stick to a routine as it really helps my skin stay in good condition. If you don’t know already my skin is a little dehydrated so Michelle decided to use a lot of the Image Vital C range throughout the facial which is good for dry/dehydrated skin. The Signature Lift facial is tailored to your skin needs, so if you don’t have dehydrated skin like me, no problem, it will be matched to your skin concerns. They do also do an oxygen based facial, which sounds pretty amazing. Read More »

Beauty, London Facials, Skincare, Treatments

10 Things To Do This Autumn In London

Sugarcoated Exhibition

Sugercoated Exhibition

Sugercoated is a one week art gallery exhibition in Hoxton by The Ilaka Project. Ten artists interpret the concept of candy with plenty of visual sweet treats. There will be interactive art installations as well as miniature works and 3D sculptures. Expect pink sandpits, giant lollipops, parachutes for love notes and floating teapots. The pop-up runs from Sept 7th- Sept 13th at Hoxton’s Basement, 12-8pm.

Tickets are £12, with student tickets available and children under 5 go free. To buy tickets visit Read More »

London, What's On

Beauty Advent Calendar Guide 2017

Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Guide The LDN Diaries

I can’t quite believe I’m writing about beauty advent calendars again, where has this year gone!?

Nevertheless I am so excited for the selection this year and again we have an amazing choice of calendars. Trusty favourites such as the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar, which this year sees it come in a cute house set-up, as well as Liberty London and of course The Body Shop return. New for this year we have some really exciting additions from Harrods, a luxury beauty calendar filled with some absolutely amazing brands and ESPA have also joined the line-up this year with a beautiful calendar filled with ESPA treats. Not coming back this year however are Rodial, Paul & Joe and sadly The Sanctuary.

As before I will be updating this guide regularly so do bookmark this page and keep checking back. Watch my beauty advent calendar unboxing videos here and if beauty advent calendars aren’t for you, check out these alcohol advent calendars.

Be sure to enter my giveaway for the ASOS Advent Calendar.

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Golden Or Orange? I Tried Out Three Express Self-Tans

Model Co One Hour Tan Mousse Review - Beauty Blogger UK

Can you really get a golden glow within just three hours, in fact maybe even one hour? I put three express fake tans to the test.

Now a bit of background first, I have used fake tan for a long time, in reality I’m very pale and always love to have a bit of a golden glow. I have tried my fair share of tans and it wasn’t until recently that I tried out these more express versions that promise to deliver bronzed skin within up to three hours. Long gone are the evenings of tanning, getting overly hot in bed and having orange sheets. These tans rinse off after your chosen number of hours, enabling you to choose the colour you would like. The tan will then develop after that, which personally I think is one of the best ways to tan. Whether you leave it overnight or want a quick tan for an evening out this is your go to.

Here are my thoughts on three from Model Co, St Tropez and Bellamianta. Read More »


How To Spend A Weekend In Lisbon

Lisbon Things To Do - Travel Blogger - Paula Holmes

If you follow me over on Instagram, you will have seen Danny and I were in Lisbon for a weekend. We wanted to escape London for a few days and so we chose Lisbon to visit. I have seen so many beautiful images and videos of Lisbon recently, so I was very much looking forward to going. It did not disappoint.

Lisbon as a city is so pretty, everything is very colourful, imagine yellow, pink and blue houses with orange rooftops as well as buildings decorated with picturesque patterned tiles. The weather was warm and sunny, hitting around 34 degrees celsius – definitely better than London at the moment, so it was a perfect break away in the sunshine. Read More »

Lisbon, Travel

Sisley Black Rose Collection

Sisley Black Rose Review - UK Beauty Blog The LDN Diaries

Whenever I go for a facial I always end up ticking every box on the form when asked what types of products I use and so it got me thinking how many people would do the same. Being a beauty blogger I get to try a lot of products and this has developed into me having quite an extensive skincare routine. I value my skincare and so when it comes to beauty I would happily splurge on skincare over a cosmetic. Luxury make-up is lovely and some of it is great, but I would much rather spend the money on a really good skincare product than say a mascara I’m going to be done using in three months. Everyone is of course different, but being in my 30’s it’s important for me and I want to invest in my face, I want to keep my youthful look and if skincare products can help maintain that then I’m all for it. Read More »

Beauty, Face, Skincare