Thermae Bath Spa

  Bath, a picturesque city about an hour west of London, is what is known affectionately as a spa town. The name sounds luxurious doesn’t it? It conjures up images of being pampered and having a good time. The city of Bath dates back to Roman England, when it was named Aquae Sulis for the geothermal hot springs in the area. The Romans built a large temple and bath complex to both worship and make use of these precious mineral waters. Bath next hit its peak during the Georgian period when it was fashionable for those with health complaints to… Continue Reading

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

  Our wardrobe of underwear can say a lot about our attitude to dressing. Today you would be safe in assuming that someone with a drawer full of identical versions of the same pair of black pants might not put quite the same amount of effort into creating an outfit as someone with a drawer bursting at the seams with french knickers, g-strings, boy legs and high-waisted lace panties made up in an extensive variety of patterns and fabrics. However, in the 18th century say, the underwear of every woman looked essentially the same no matter her station in life… Continue Reading

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner

  This is my first time trying out Tarte Amazonian clay liners and I decided to go with the boldest of colours. Let’s just say I had spring/summer on my mind even though we’re in the middle of winter down under. The colours I picked are Fairy wings, a true lilac; Cobalt, a deep marine blue with an ultra fine shimmer, my favourite out of the lot; Sprit Animal, a warm shimmery gold; and White and Goldilocks, a bright sunny yellow! I was extremely excited when these came in the mail recently and didn’t waste any time trying them out… Continue Reading

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners & Cream Eye Shadow

  These little pots of goodness are a new addition to my makeup kit. I love these creamy jewel toned metallic colours. They are great as eyeliners but personally I prefer to use them as cream eye shadows but either way they look stunning. The colours blend effortlessly with a rich colour pay off and look gorgeous when used as a single colour all over the eyelid or blended with another colour to create beautiful shades. They are so simple to use and come in a wide range of colours suitable from day to evening looks for all skin tones.… Continue Reading

The Art of Eyebrow Threading

  There is no denying that brows have been having a huge moment for a long time now and that our thirst for full, manicured face-framers isn’t abating anytime soon. We have already talked about some of the ways to maintain them (check out Miriam’s thought on tinting here) but now let’s talk about eyebrow threading. When I first started to pay attention to my eyebrows as a teenager, pencil thin ones were all the rage and this of course required a lot of upkeep. I can still vividly recall the image of one girl in my year 9 science… Continue Reading

10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil – Tried and Tested

  If you haven’t been living under a rock, you have most likely heard about the wonder of coconut oil. It claims to be the cure for everything! However, with so many articles and people telling me what to use it for, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding what is actually worth trying and what actually works. So I’ve tried a few of the common uses for coconut oil to find out for myself. My experiences and thoughts are below:   Body moisturiser When at room temperature, coconut oil has a white wax-like texture. However, it will start to… Continue Reading

How to Tame Your Hair Down There

  After waxing, sugaring, and shaving for the past few years, one day I had finally had enough with the high prices, annoying ingrown hairs, and the painful procedures. After considering it for a few months, I finally made the jump into the world of laser hair removal. Laser hair removal works by directing concentrated light into the hair follicle, which inhibits the hair’s future ability to grow. And this is all without disrupting or damaging your skin (yes please!). I found the whole process very interesting and conducted quite a bit of research before booking my first session. There… Continue Reading

Let’s get Lush – A Review of a Handful of Lush Products

  I have always loved walking down the street and then smelling the unique smell of a Lush Cosmetics store from three doors down. To me, Lush is like visiting the Weasley’s shop in Harry Potter: I walk in and I just want to touch and smell and experience everything. This is because Lush make products “from fresh organic fruits and vegetables, the finest essential oils, and safe synthetics.” They also only buy ingredients “from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals” (from the Lush website). This guilt free sense of values, combined with the fact that… Continue Reading