Saturday, 8 December 2018

Review: Jusbox Live 'N' Loud EDP

Live 'N' Loud is a unique scent from Jusbox, a fragrance brand with an exclusive collection of fragrances inspired by the analogy between music and perfume.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... The Book Worm

I've always considered a book to be the ultimate fool-proof Chirstmas gift. It doesn't matter who you're gifting, what age they are, what they do for a living, or what gets them going, you will always find a book about something they'll be interested in - whether it's fiction, non-fiction, a memoir or a travel guide. A few books have already popped up in my gift guides this year, however I wanted to save some of my favourites for this round up. So here is my gift guide for the book worm in your life...

Friday, 30 November 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... The Mother-In-Law

Mother-in-Laws are tricky to gift for a number of reasons. Firstly, they don't want for much and, secondly, they can be quite particular about what they use and wear. So I've trawled through this season's gift options, to produce a list of pressies that are guaranteed to go down a treat...

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... The BFF

Now if your BFF is anything like you, gifting her will be a breeze this Christmas. Just find products you'd love, and gift her those! If, however, you've given that a jolly good go and are still struggling for ideas, imma help you out...

Monday, 26 November 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... Mr Big

I love women, but when it comes to which sex is the best to gift at Christmas, men win the battle. The range of gifts available this year, coupled with guys being less fussy than us girls, makes sourcing good gift recommendations a breeze...

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... The Little One

Christmas is all about the little ones, so gifting any girl in your life will be a breeze, trust me. It's also a lot of fun as it provides the perfect excuse for escaping the stress of daily life and reverting back to your younger self! If you don't know what I'm on about, please visit Hamley's ASAP and let loose!

There are hundreds of gifts little girls love, ranging from Sylvanian Families and Barbies, to Duplo. However I wanted to put together a range of gifts, with a range of price points, that you may not have considered gifting this year...

Monday, 19 November 2018

Christmas | What to Gift... The Teenager

Teenage girls are very easy to gift at Christmas. They are often so trend focused (thanks Instagram!), that there is always something new to gift, regardless of your budget. So, if you're looking for something to treat the teenager in your life, here are a few suggestions...

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Review: Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo & Conditioner


Amika is an American haircare brand I've had my eye on for some time. I've heard amazing things about several of their products and admire the fact they keep products cruelty-free and free from sulfates, MIT, MCI, phthalates and artificial colors. I'm obsessed with the Perk Up Dry Shampoo (the only product I've tried from the brand) but really wanted to get up close and personal with a shampoo and conditioner. After all, it's my believe that a shampoo and conditioner is the ultimate test for a haircare brand. If they can't get the cleansers right, they're not worth f'ing with! I recently acquired the Amika Normcore Signature Shampoo and Conditioner and I'm falling hard...

Monday, 12 November 2018

Review: Pinks Boutique Hydrating Deep Cleansing Melt


Pinks Boutique's Hydrating Deep Cleansing Melt is a nourishing cleansing balm that removes makeup perfectly and effortlessly. So much so that it has quickly become one of my favourite cleansing balms.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

The Beauty Myth: Toning Is The Second Step In Cleansing

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False. This myth is so common that some of y'all may not believe it's a whole bunch of bullshit. Many people believe that toners are intended for removing any dirt left behind after cleansing. But let me be clear, there should never be any dirt or makeup left behind after cleansing. If there is, you better get your ass back in the bathroom and cleanse some more.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Feelunique Desert Island Delights | Alice Hamilton

It's that time of the month where I hunt down a Feelunique employee to uncover which three products they'd take to a desert island. After all, no one knows beauty better than the gorgeous people behind Europe's biggest online beauty retailer.

This month's victim is Alice Hamilton, Content Executive. She not only writes the copy for the Feelunique website and newsletter, but she is the amazing writer behind the editorial features on The Lounge.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Weekly Worship: Barry M, BUXOM and Maybelline

I'm a sucker for an eye shadow palette and Barry M's latest is no exception. It is called the Treasure Chest and it's so good, you won't believe it cost just £12.99 ( Treasure chest is made up of 18 matte and metallic shades, ranging from a rich burgundy and metallic silver, to a shimmer peach and pastel lilac. The pigments are strong and impactful and the velvety texture of the shadows make application and blending an absolute dream. The shadows also have impressive lasting power - both in the palette and on the eyes!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Ask TBI: Choosing The Right Cleanser

Question: I have been using a foam cleanser for the past few weeks and I have noticed that it is making my skin really dry and tight. I do have dry skin but I think the cleanser is making it worse! Is there a better alternative? - Emily Thompson.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Review: Maison Margiela MUTINY


Last month saw the launch of one of 2018's greatest fragrances, MUTINY by Maison Margiela.

MUTINY marks the first perfume developed by Margiela's Creative Director John Galliano. It draws inspiration from nonconformity, diversity and creativity. Defying archaic ideas of identity, Maison Margiela has set out to create a fragrance for the future. The jury is out on how futuristic this scent is, however, it is seriously captivating and worth the £82 investment (

Monday, 22 October 2018

What's The Beau(Tee)? | The INKEY List Lands At

For those who don't know, The INKEY List is a new beauty brand dispelling the myth that only expensive skincare products provide results.

Like The Ordinary and Beauty Pie, The INKEY List is a budget beauty brand that means business. All products are priced between £5 - £10 and they come jargon-free, so you won't need a degree in physics to know what the fuck you're applying.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The Beauty Myth: Lemon Juice Lightens Skin

True. The humble lemon is one of nature's greatest ingredients and it has been employed cosmetically for centuries. It is packed with antioxidants, has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is high in Vitamin C. However it is the alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice that lighten and brighten the skin and hair. The alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice have mild exfoliative effects which gently peel off the upper layer of skin, removing or lightening some age spots.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Review: Carthusia Via Camerelle

If you're already sick of the cold and damp whether and need to picture yourself in a warmer, more Insta-worthy climate, your best option is to reach for Carthusia's Via Camerelle fragrance, and start spraying...

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Autumnal Fragrances

When the seasons change, so do our wardrobes, skincare regimes and makeup looks. However, the most important change is one we make to our fragrance collection. So, pack away the summer scents and make way for something with a little more warmth. Here are my recommendations...

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Beauty Myth: Curly Hair Shouldn't Be Washed Frequently

False. This myth is born out of the belief that washing hair strips curls of their natural moisture, leaving them dry af. Now we all appreciate that curls need to stay nourished to look their best, however that can still be achieved with regular washes, as long as you use moisturising products. After all, it’s necessary to clean your scalp and keep your hair healthy!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Feelunique Desert Island Delights | Emma Hull

The floors of Feelunique HQ are packed with guys and gals who know a thing or two about beauty. After all, is Europe's biggest online beauty retailer, selling thousands of products from some of the world's best brands. Working there has to create a beauty or grooming addiction.

I thought it was about time I started racking up beauty recommendations from #teamfeelunique. So each month, I'l be speaking to various Feelunique employees to uncover which three products they'd take to a desert island. Imma call it Desert Island Delights...

Monday, 1 October 2018

The Best Possible You Book | Sneak Peek

If there is one thing Hannah Richards knows, it's the gut. She is a highly-trained nutritionist with prestigious qualifications matched by only a handful of others in the UK. She is an Advanced Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach level III and a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist. Hannah used all of her knowledge, expertise and experience to write her first book, The Best Possible You...

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Cold Weather Wonders

Autumn is officially here, so prepare yourself for cold temperatures, harsh winds and central heating systems that'll starve your skin of hydration, moisture and radiance.

To make sure your skin doesn't suffer during the cold seasons, it's important to look for skincare products that'll keep you protected. From cleansers and masks, to serums and night creams, there are an array of products on the market - packed full of skin saving ingredients - that will serve your skin well. Here are a few of my recommendations...

Friday, 28 September 2018

What's The Beau(Tee)? | Avon & Coppafeel! Launch Digital Breast Cancer Education Tool

Encase y'all girls didn't know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, to support the cause, the good folks at Avon and Coppafeel! have just announced they're launching the first ever digital breast cancer education tool.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Weekly Worship | Sleek, HydroPeptide & Elemis

In the past few weeks, I've met some pretty impressive beauty products that are in need of some praise...

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Cire Trudon Introduces Six

Creating the perfect candle is an art form, and no brand does it better than Cire Trudon. Cire Trudon is the oldest candlemaker in the world and once provided candles to the royal court of Louis XIV, ooh la la...

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

No, I Don't Want No Scrubs

When it comes to skin maintenance, regular exfoliation is as important as cleansing, hydrating and protecting. You should be exfoliating your skin twice a week, however if you want to up your game, you should wave goodbye to psychical exfoliators. In the words of TLC, no, you don't want no scrubs.

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Beauty Myth: You Don’t Need To Use SPF During the Autumn & Winter Months

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Beyond False. You always need a good SPF! Although the autumn and winter months are cold, damp and dark, UV rays are always hanging around and your skin will absorb them. UV rays are as harmful in the autumn and winter as they are in the spring and summer.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

The Tuesday Tip: Bacteria-Free Brushes

A makeup brush can be your best friend, as well as your frenemy. Brushes can make cosmetic application an absolute dream, however did you know that they can rapidly accumulate bacteria, dust and dirt? Well they can girls, so start shitting yourself...

Friday, 7 September 2018

What's The Beau(Tee)? | Lancome Launch Teint Idole Ultra Wear Lifeproof Collection

Lancôme is one of just a handful of cosmetics brands offering up a truly wide foundation shade range. The foundation in question is the Teint Idole Ultra Wear and it is available in 40 different shades. It was a huge successful for the brand, and rightly-fucking-so (I'm a huge fan - you can see my review here). So successful, in fact, that it was inspiration for the cosmetic giant's new collection, Teint Idole Ultra Wear Lifeproof.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Interview: Jenny Duong | PR Manager @ is, by far, by favourite online beauty destination. It stocks an incredible number of brands - including niche faves - and is packed with interesting content and offers. It is the OG of online beauty retail and will forever be my go-to site when I'm in need of a skincare or makeup fix. Everyone at HQ is pretty dope but one of my favourites is Jenny Duong, Senior PR & Communications Manager.

I recently got the chance to grill Jenny on everything from her career highlights to beauty must-haves! Here's how it went down...

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Weekly Worship: L'Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle

L’Oréal Professionnel recently launched Source Essentielle, an entirely vegan haircare brand that is free free from sulfates, silicones, parabens, synthetic fragrance and colourings, and packaged in refillable bottles. I was luckily enough to get my hands on the entire range and I've become a true fan...

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Review: Shay & Blue Black Tulip

Shay & Blue is a fragrance house that continues to create scents as exquisite as the signature blue bottles that house them. I recently acquired one of the London brand's latest, Black Tulip.

Friday, 17 August 2018

What's The Beau(Tee)? | Batiste Goes Beyond Basic

For me, Batiste will always be the OG of dry shampoos. I have used their original dry shampoo for years – not just for masking the dirt and grease that accumulates in my locks, but for texture and thickness. However, although the brand has continued to release new and innovative hair products, the British brand’s latest launch switches up the dry shampoo game…

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Grooming: MUGLER Alien Man Review

Thierry Mugler's Alien has remained a cult fragrance since its launch in 2005. It is so popular, in fact, that it's surprising the new male counterpart took over 10 years to land. MUGLER Alien Man launched in May 2018 with expectations higher than Robert Downey Jr pre-comeback. But has it lived up to the hype?!

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Faithful Four | Tinted Moisturisers w/SPF

Protecting the skin during the summer months couldn't be more important - after all, who wants to look like this by the time they hit 35...

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Ask TBI: Stop My Nail Polish Chipping!

Question: My nail polish always chips after only a few days of applying it. What am I doing wrong? - Daniella, London.

Answer: It is likely that your nails have a tiny amount of oil left on them when you apply polish. When nails are not cleaned correctly, dirt and oil is left behind. This prevents the basecoat from sticking to the nail properly, causing it to flake away and take the nail polish with it.

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Beauty Myth: Avoid Conditioner If You Have Greasy Hair

False. Greasy hair is caused by the overproduction of sebum on the scalp. Sebum is an oily/waxy substance that is secreted by the sebaceous glands in our skin. When the overproduction of sebum occurs on the scalp, the scalp will become oily and hair will look greasy.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Home Beauty | Desenio

As y'all know, I am in love with all things beauty. However this love isn't just reserved for the beauty counters. I'm also obsessed with creating and maintaining beauty in the home. I moved into my very first flat last year and have spent the last six months transforming it into the kind of space I am inspired by.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Beauty Myth: Pores Are Shrinkable

False. The idea that pores are shrinkable is just complete bullshit. Sorry, girls!

Pore sizes are genetically determined and, as much as people may say otherwise, you simply can’t make them smaller. It's just not that simple...

Friday, 8 June 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide

We are just over a week away until Sunday 17th June, Father's Day 2018. And, if you love your dad as much as I love mine (he's fucking great), you will want to hook him up with something special this year. Luckily I have you covered, sis, whatever your budget...

Monday, 4 June 2018

Review: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream & Eye Serum

Murad is a brand that all of us British beauty-loving-bitches should be proud of. Innovation lies at the heart of this skincare company and the Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream and Eye Serum are perfect examples of this...

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Tuesday Tip: Stop Being Flaky!


Do you suffer with mascara flakiness? Often ending the day with more mascara around your eyes than on your lashes? If so, your mascara has most likely expired and you need to throw it out!

Once a mascara expires, it loses it staying power and becomes difficult to apply. However that isn't the worst of it - expired mascara also puts the eyes at risk of infection....

Monday, 14 May 2018

Weekly Worship: Cosmedics Skin Clinics

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Rather than talking about my latest beauty must-haves, I thought it was about time I shared some of my favourite beauty destinations, starting with Cosmedics Skin Clinics. This is the place to visit if you need any non-surgical procedures done. Trust me.

Friday, 11 May 2018

The Sunshine Scents

I love fragrances and am a big believer in bringing out different scents for different moods, events and seasons. I'm clearly not alone in my thinking, as Andrea Rickard, Trading Director at The Perfume Shop, explains, “While perfume choices depend on the person, their mood and often the occasion we do see a small shift in sales as shoppers opt for much lighter fragrances with ingredients such as citrus and zesty notes which make us feel revitalised and fresh in the spring and summer.”

So, with spring in full effect and summer just around the corner, it's time to start switching up your scent stash. Here are some of my favourites..

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Weekly Worship: Lion Heart, Lebon & The Body Shop

First up on the list of recent beauty faves comes in the form of ingestible beauty. After all, beauty comes from within, right?! I've been taking the Bare Biology Pure Omega 3 Fish Oil (£47.50 for the past month and I've noticed some big improvements....

Friday, 27 April 2018

New Makeup Must Haves

Over the past few months I've been trying many makeup products. Some I've hated, some I've been impartial too and others I have absolutely LOVED. I'm obviously here to share the latter...

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

What's The Beau(Tee)? | RuPaul To Launch Makeup Collection

Now I know what you're thinking, "She done already done had herses". After all, RuPaul was the first face of MACs VIVA GLAM campaign back in 1994. However, let's be real, that wasn't a true makeup collection and it's very existence has only helped wet our appetite for more...

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Beauty Bosses | Part One

There is nothing I love more than a beauty brand owed and operated by women. So, I wanted to put some great beauty bosses in the spotlight. After all, Kweens need to be celebrated...

Monday, 16 April 2018

Grooming: Perricone MD CBX For Men

Perricone MD CBx For Men is the kind of skincare trio that every guy needs to get his hands on...

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pump Up The Volume

Being a fine-haired bitch, I have tried an insane number of products that claim to deliver volume and thickness. Some of them failed completely but others have seriously impressed me. So, for all my fellow flat-haired-hoes out there, I've decided to share my favourite classics, as well as some new - and knockout - discoveries...
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