REFINERY29: Why I think the “pregnancy glow” is a myth

PUBLICATION: REFINERY29 It’s 6am and I’m leaning into the bathroom mirror, unable to believe what’s staring back at me. Red, angry and erupting from my face like Vesuvius, it’s the mother of all spots. This is fitting because its arrival is down to the fact that I am about to become a mother. Read the … Continue Reading

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING: How to never have a bad haircut again

PUBLICATION: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING It’s a Saturday afternoon and you’re sitting in the hair salon, watching the mirror as your stylist busily snips away at your hair. You’ve got a niggling feeling that something’s not right… but no, you can’t make a fuss. Let’s just wait and see what happens. Half an hour later, you’ve paid … Continue Reading

WOMEN’S HEALTH: The difference between freckles and sun spots

PUBLICATION: WOMEN'S HEALTH Ever wondered what the difference between freckles and sun spots actually is? Probably not—but it raises the important question, how much do you really know about your skin? Most of us would be able to cite the fact that the skin is the body’s largest organ, and perhaps have a rudimentary knowledge … Continue Reading

RED: Makeup artists’ favourite products under £10

PUBLICATION: RED There’s nothing like the power of a punchy lipstick or fabulous eyeshadow to make you feel refreshed, and few things beat discovering a bargain beauty product that works better than pricier rivals. Makeup artists know this too; while you might expect their kits to be bursting with high-end brands, there are always a … Continue Reading

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING: I asked a hairdresser for Kate Middleton’s hair

PUBLICATION: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING From expensive designer dresses to high-street heels, the Duchess of Cambridge merely has to glimpsed in a fashion item for it to sell out, making her influence on the nation’s style undeniable. And it’s not just Kate’s clothes we’re after – the royal is famed for her gorgeous mane of hair, with … Continue Reading

WOMEN’S HEALTH: 6 uses of calamine lotion on grown-up skin

PUBLICATION: WOMEN'S HEALTH If you have one abiding memory of calamine lotion, it’s probably being liberally doused in the stuff during a childhood outbreak of chickenpox. As your granny no doubt told you, calamine lotion has long been hailed for its soothing, anti-itch benefits – in fact, it’s been used as far back as 1500BC. … Continue Reading

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING: I had makeovers at five different makeup counters

PUBLICATION: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Whether you’re a makeup maestro or only dabble occasionally, many of us love the idea of visiting a professional makeup artist and having our faces properly ‘done’. Luckily, you don’t need to be a celebrity to achieve that these days; many high street makeup brands offer makeovers in-house, but with so many … Continue Reading

COSMOPOLITAN: The best wedding hair and makeup on film

PUBLICATION: COSMOPOLITAN What do Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Keira Knightley all have in common? They make absolutely stunning brides, that's what, and they've given us plenty of hair and makeup inspiration in their movie roles... Read the full story

COSMOPOLITAN: Nicole Scherzinger’s hair and beauty tips

PUBLICATION: COSMOPOLITAN With the X Factor final this weekend, we're going to miss our weekly dose of Nicole Scherzinger, but luckily she's leaving us with her top hair and beauty secrets. We caught up with the singer and Herbal Essences ambassador to find out which products she rates, her favourite party styles and what it's … Continue Reading

COSMOPOLITAN: Celebrity party makeup inspiration

PUBLICATION: COSMOPOLITAN Want a face like Taylor Swift or Jessica Biel? Then take a look at our celebrity party makeup ideas and choose which look you will be rocking to your next bash Read the full story