Don’t fret, don’t frown. Stress-free Christmas shopping is simply a matter of matching the right person with the right present. The Good Glamouristas have pounded frosty pavements and almost drowned ourselves in potions, oils and creams to come up with the ultimate pick of this year’s gorgeous natural beauty gift sets. All you need to do is read our guide, force down another mince pie, reach out a languid finger and click. Continue reading
What was I thinking – lounging around in a bath of asses milk, nibbling on pomegranates when I am supposed to be beavering away at my keyboard, bombarding you with gorgeous ideas for Christmas gifts. I’m on it now.
Let’s kick off with luxe presents for people whose good books you are angling to be in throughout the coming year. These are the Rolls-Royce gifts that will never fail to have your loved ones swooning at your velvet slippered feet.
Redolent of Arabian nights, this complex, exotic scent is deeply sexy and Continue reading
xerosis – n. 1 Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. 2 The normal hardening of aging tissue. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary
I am the mascara makers’ nightmare customer. Not only do most mascaras make my eye itchy, I suffer from oculos pandacarius as well (panda eyes – a hideous affliction where the shape of one’s face causes one’s mascara to smudge itself into black rings below the lashes). So I’m always on the lookout for a better eyelash paint.
Natural mascaras I tried early on were pretty average. Continue reading
Cambridge based biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey believes that it is probable that the first human beings who will live to 1,000 years old have already been born.
Which raises two burning questions: Continue reading
December is nigh. Are you ready to paaaaarty? The queen of green make-up artists Louise Dartford brings us her ultimate smoky eye tips using non-toxic pigments and pencils. Here are some easy ways to at least start your evening looking uber-glamorous.
The o-l-d-e-r I get the more I cannot be bothered to mess about with makeup. The sad irony though is that the older I get, the more I need to subtly disguise under-eye bags, cheek blotches, forehead furrows and the rest of their gruesome gang.
So I have developed a nifty morning routine that allows me to lounge in bed with my cup of tea catching up with all the latest gossip about world disasters, war and political idiocracy on Radio 4’s Today until 08:47, and still be clocking on at work by 09:00. Continue reading
Our ongoing guide to the top toxic ingredients in cosmetics.
SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
What are they?
SLS and SLES are foaming agents commonly found in shampoo, shower gel, soap, bubble bath, toothpaste and other foaming products.
What’s the problem? Continue reading
The Good Glamour guide to spas, facials, massage treatments and general fabulousness.
Some days, being a beauty blogger feels like nothing more than sitting around in saggy-bum leggings with a muesli face-pack on, hunched over my laptop, whistling into the geranium-and-rose-petal-scented wind. Other days, my cup overruns with special and gorgeous treats. Like today. I have been invited to sample Oskia’s Renaissance luxury face & body treatment. I purr the words: ‘rrrrenaisssance luuuxury face and body trrrreatment’. It cheers me up no end, I can tell you.
In order to properly prepare myself for the experience I drive to Covent Garden and then attempt to park. Continue reading