Travel Essentials: In-Flight Skincare

January 24, 2016

Since I just hurtled back in time across the international dateline in a flying container of stale recycled air, I thought it would be pertinent to write about the things I took on board to stop my skin having a bitch fit. Disclaimer: I have jetlag and am writing this from a vague alternate dimension. Level of sense may be slightly less than normal.  Continue Reading


The Gel Manicure Bible: Taking Care of Your Nails

January 14, 2016

If there’s one thing I am asked about more often than anything else, it’s how I take care of my nails. People are often incredulous when I tell them that I don’t have acrylics and just get gel manicures. I feel like they’re the equivalent of Samson’s hair; cut them off and I lose all my powers. Yesterday a random little girl actually came up to me, touched my nails and asked if I was a witch. Maybe I am. Now that I have cultivated an air of mystique and arrogance, I am going to share some of my tricks with you. Here it is: The Gel Manicure Bible. Continue Reading


Summer Skin Vol. 1: The Exfoliating Glove

January 10, 2016

Summer: that terrifying time of year when we all realise that the comfort eating of the colder season has rendered us woefully unfit for baring our almost-nude bodies in public. Those ‘summer bodies are made during the winter’ people are walking around smugly and the rest of us are left feeling like slightly curdled blancmange. Continue Reading


Sephora NZ: What to Buy

January 6, 2016

The news resounded throughout the land and lo, they were amazed; for unto them a miracle was born. Yea, for on this day, the sixth day of January in the year of our Lord 2016, Sephora began shipping to New Zealand. Continue Reading