About me


3rd generation Beauty Industry insider.

I have worked in retail/the service industry for 31 years and the beauty industry for over 18 years. This means I am fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to try lots of product. Lots of product. The majority of what I review has been sent as a PR sample or passed on from a brand directly but this never affects my opinion or recommendations, and I'm still a massive beauty shopper.

I am always happy to receive product for review or testing and as grateful as I am for the opportunity, please be aware this does not automatically mean I will post about it.  If you read this site you'll know that it is just as likely that your product - if it works - will turn up as a recommendation to a reader's comment or on Instagram/Tumblr/Pinterest/You Tube.

If you're a PR or a brand and would like to talk to me email me here. (Skin queries will not be answered.)

The views expressed on this site are the author's own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

I am trained in over 100 brands and a globally qualified advanced facialist. My career has involved developing bespoke facials and training teams internationally for top brands in the UK, USA and Far East.
I have been working as a Consultant to brands in the Beauty Industry for over 6 years advising brands on the route into market, where they should be selling and why. I puts brands into those retailers and keep both parties happy.
To see brands I've worked with click here.

Current clients:
Clients that I currently work with on a regular basis include David Kirsch, Hampton Sun and Pixi, but my work affiliation with them gives them no editorial control over, nor product placement expectations on this site. Ever.
In the case of Pixi, for example, I started helping them with their UK business two years after I posted about Glow Tonic because everyone was asking me where it could be bought...I do not let the brands that I work with on a consulting basis 'buy' space on the blog. There is no 'understanding' that I will put them here, or give them special treatment. I have dropped some really big brands since the blog started because they couldn't compute the difference between my 'day job' and the blog.
Reader trust is more important to me than keeping a brand or a PR happy.

Skin consultations/facials:
I have no dates open for skin consultations or treatments at the present time. I keep the blog updated with appearance dates.

It's a family affair. Below (on the left) is my lovely mum on her counter in the 60's....

and here is her mother - my beautiful Nana on her counter in the 60's...

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