Feeling good, champion?

Sitting on my sofa one evening in January, I put together a short video and crossed my fingers that it would be good enough to win the competition I was entering it into. Luckily for me, it was. Also luckily for me, that video hasn’t been made public (and fingers crossed it never is). I’d…

BRYT Eyes

Not one to procrastinate when it comes to sharing timely updates on what I’ve been doing, now that it’s June, I thought I’d tell you about something I discovered back in January. Feeling inspired to learn more about Hulafit (more about that another time), I signed up to the London Health Show. It’s mainly aimed…

Street Portraits

I hadn’t taken any photographs on my camera since January (I’ll tell you about the reasons another time), so last weekend I rectified that by spending a few hours on Brick Lane. I signed up for a City Academy workshop and it was a great springboard back into action: I basically wandered off by myself…

The promise of a 30 day challenge

30 day challenges are quite useful. They’re also quite popular at the moment, but don’t let that stop you being interested enough to try. A 30 day challenge is long enough to actually be a challenge but short enough to be accomplished relatively quickly. A 30 day challenge is long enough to do something for…

Free Foundations // Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Review

Foundation. In many ways it scares the living daylights out of me, because I’m so pale: I’m always wary of tell-tale tidemarks and looking orange. I don’t remember the first foundation I bought, but it was probably something by Rimmel or 17 and it definitely wasn’t the right shade for me. What I do remember,…

Joan Rivers

An awful lot has been written – and will no doubt continue to be written – about Joan Rivers since her death only a few days ago. It’s incredibly bad news for all of us that Joan has gone, but the least we can do is pay attention to the pearls of wit and wisdom…

Medieval Sailors Wearing Jeans in the Jungle // Lipstick Queen

I remember buying my first lipstick like it was yesterday. Purchased sometime in the mid 90s, there was only one shade to choose: Heather Shimmer by Rimmel. I knew Rimmel was the way to go thanks to my Nan. She had two lipsticks that she let me play with, both slim brown plastic push-up sticks,…

Be Your Own Traumfrau

Photo by Eleonora Cecchini The last time I wrote about Traumfrau was over two years ago, which was also the last time I wrote anything here. It’s no coincidence that writing took a bit of a back seat once Traumfrau started; events take up a lot of time and energy, especially when the 9-5 work…

Best Foot Forward

Anyone who knows my mum will know at least these two things about her: she has an incredibly clean house and always has immaculately manicured nails. What they might not know is that she maintains both of these things entirely by herself; she would never even think of asking someone else to do them for…

Open Your Eyes & Look Around

Wandered round East London yesterday and took a few snaps of the great street art you can see everywhere. Some of these won’t be around for long.

Wick My Sweat

As you may already know, last night saw me try something for the very first time: a running club. In the hours beforehand, as my colleagues can attest, I was ashen with a sense of foreboding I could not shift. Memories of long-gone PE lessons and gargantuan teachers brandishing all manner of equipment while barking…