“Learn to love yourself,” they say, “and everything else will fall into place.” But how the heck do we do that? We can’t just spin around, three times chanting “I love myself, I love myself, I love myself,” and voilà, we now think we’re the most awesome people in the world. It doesn’t work like that.
When Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray landed on my desk, my first thought was, “OMG, this stuff smells amazing!”. Citrusy fruits and patchouli intertwine to create a scent that’s both zesty and cozy, warm and relaxing. I can’t smell enough of it!
My second thought? “There’s no way this oil can hydrate my dry skin. Absolutely no way.” As far as oils go, Calcot Manor Dry Body Oil Spray is quite lightweight. My skin is parched dry. Not exactly the best combination.
If I could go back to my early ’20s, I’d tell myself to stop wasting so much money on women’s magazines that make me feel flawed, trust my intuition more, and start using retinoids straight away, when wrinkles are still nowhere in sight.
If there’s one makeup trend I never got on board with is the nude lip. Yeah, yeah, it’s timeless. And classy. And dead boring! On me, more dead than boring. My pale skin already makes me look like a walking dead most of the time. I don’t need any lipglosses giving it a helping hand.
In my attempt to be less of a control freak, I did something radical that kind of backfired: I signed up as a hair model at HOB London Academy. In exchange for a free haircut, a model’s supposed to let the students do what they need to with her hair.
I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon quite late, but when I did, I wondered how could I ever have lived with it. I was instantly hooked.
Pinterest is a treasure trove of awesome inspiration. I could
waste spend hours on there, looking for new makeup ideas, discovering useful skincare tips, or hunting down easy-to-do hair tutorials.
But, to the uninitiated, all those ideas and inspiration can be so overwhelming! That’s why I’ve put together this list of all my favourite Pinterest beauty boards. They’re so awesome, they’ll get you addicted too!