Anyone Still Out There? or, On the Recent Neglect of This Blog.

Wow.  So it's been a while.  Like, three months.  I've been busy, but that's no excuse.  Lots of change afoot, writing for the awesome online magazine Bad Mum Magazine, getting my own @the_parlour_hackney off the ground (slowly but surely . . . but slowly) as well as embarking on a career change I have been fantasising about … Continue reading Anyone Still Out There? or, On the Recent Neglect of This Blog.

Your Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Routine Sorted.

Recently, I cut my hair from shoulder length to just above the ear.  I go through cycles with my (mousy brown, quite coarse, wavy/curly) hair which are roughly characterised thus: long natural colour -> long, gentle golden balayage -> long, high lift blonde balayage -> just above shoulder length full head platinum, maybe with some pastel fun in … Continue reading Your Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Routine Sorted.

Minimalism in Your Beauty Routine (and Your Life)

This means so many different things to so many different people.  Minimalism where?  In ingredient lists?  Number of products?  Number of products used for any given task or issue?  Number of products per day?  A wider philosophy of living, even?  I won't bore you with any further rhetorical questions; these sorts of things are personal and … Continue reading Minimalism in Your Beauty Routine (and Your Life)

Glossier has Literally (yes, “literally”, I know what that means and I’m sticking with it) Changed My Life.

Or at least my make-up routine. So, same same. Routines are important. They are fascinating. I am one of those awful people who will stare at you applying make-up on public trans. It isn’t because I find it gross and I am trying to make you so uncomfortable that you stop, it’s that I love … Continue reading Glossier has Literally (yes, “literally”, I know what that means and I’m sticking with it) Changed My Life.