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About Me

I have been a beauty and lifestyle journalist and copy writer for over 15 years. Formerly Beauty Editor of Glamour magazine in the UK, I have also worked at many other women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Red and Woman and Home. I have also more recently had beauty articles published in the likes of The Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph, Grazia, Boots Health and Beauty, Fabulous, Huff Post, The Pool, Byrdie UK and Refinery 29. 

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During my career, I’ve managed to pick up countless beauty tips and tricks along the way having met and interviewed numerous beauty experts. From quizzing makeup artists like Charlotte Tilbury and Lisa Eldridge and grilling hair stylists like Adam Reed and Michael Douglas, to chatting with skincare geniuses like Nichola Joss and Dr Howard Murad, every one of those conversations has contributed to my expertise today, as well as the ones I have had with many celebrities too. I have been fortunate enough to interview the likes of Kate Winslet, Liv Tyler, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Leighton Meester, Alesha Dixon and Cheryl Cole about their beauty tricks. I will never forget the time I arrived at my interview with Kate Winslet and noticed we were wearing the same jacket – hers, she told me, designed by Isabel Marant and mine, I replied, bought from H&M. “Oh yes,” she said. “They do good copies.” What can I say? It was awkward. (But the double page spread of my interview with her in Glamour made it all worth it – oh the highs and lows of journalism!)

I have started at the very bottom of the magazine food chain (cup of tea anyone?) and worked hard to reach my goal of becoming a Beauty Editor, tested more products than you can shake a (lip)stick at, attended product launch after product launch, met hundreds of magazine deadlines and generated a whole hub of editorial beauty ideas. There hasn’t been a single day since starting out in journalism that I haven’t learned something about beauty. And there have been a few career ‘pinch me’ moments too. Some of these include being driven to Charlotte Tilbury’s Notting Hill home and having my makeup done in her rather fabulous sitting room, flying to Geneva with an afternoon’s notice to interview Liv Tyler in her hotel room and borrowing Bruce Springsteen’s private jet to fly to Ibiza to preview the new Juicy Couture fragrance. As you can see, it has certainly been eventful! But all those crazy experiences, conversations and my hard work have led to the fountain of knowledge I have today. And now, I really look forward to sharing that knowledge with you.

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My Packages

I have put together three booking packages for you – ‘Glow’, ‘Gloss’ and ‘Glam’. They have been created with different budgets and needs in mind. Whichever one you choose, you’ll go away feeling more confident not only in knowing which products work best for you, but also in yourself.

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         Glow

If you’re on a budget, or you just need a nudge in the right direction, this package is the one for you. We will go through your makeup bag together, have a friendly chat about your skin or hair care regime (depending on which one confuses you more) and you can then make your choice between a personalised makeup or skincare prescription, lovingly put together by yours truly. Newfound confidence – in the bag!

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I have a strict no judgement policy. So, if you need a little bit of extra help in the beauty department, don’t be afraid to choose this package. A step up from Glow, we will talk in more depth about your beauty woes in all areas - from skin and hair to makeup and body. You’ll get a makeup bag consultation as well as a more detailed prescription for both skin and makeup. There’s also a free gift thrown in for good measure at your first appointment, just to make you feel extra special.

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For those who just don’t have the time, this package does all the hard work for you. You’ll get everything that’s included in the Gloss package, only this time with a personal shopping service too. Allow me to trawl the websites for you, place all the orders, wait in to sign for the parcels and then package them up into one lovely MyBeautyEditor box, delivered to your door. All you need to do is tell me which products from each of your personalized prescriptions you like the sound of and I’ll take it from there.

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