About Me 


I’m a British journalist writing about beauty and  cosmetic procedures. My new book, The Tweakments Guide: Fresher Face (2019) is about non-surgical aesthetic procedures and my new website -www.thetweakmentsguide.com - offers a heap of independent advice about tweakments, along with an interactive tool for finding treatment options, and a practitioner finder which will point you towards brilliant aesthetic practitioners around the UK.  

What is The Tweakments Guide about? It’s about what happens to our faces as they age, and what aesthetic treatments can do to soften the effects of time. In a nutshell, it’s ‘everything you’ve ever wanted to know about non-surgical cosmetic procedures, by the woman who has tried them all’.

I am still writing as a journalist for many newspapers and magazines (there are some links on the Journalism page). I have written two books on beauty and wellbeing for teenagers, one with my each of my daughters. I wrote Be Beautiful (click here to see the page on this) with Molly, and 100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic (click here for this link) with Beth. I have also created a range of gentle, budget-friendly skincare called Good Things  (you can find its site here).

I also work widely across the beauty industry - consulting, writing, editing and presenting on assignments ranging from ‘translating’ skincare science to moderating live demonstrations of high-tech cosmetic treatments such as lasers and skin peels





And I do know that beauty is much more than skin deep, but also that we live in a fickle society where we habitually judge each other according to how we look, so we may as well try to look our best.




Awards include: 

2004: Fellowship for British Hairdressing: Journalist of the Year
2008: Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards: Journalist of the Year
2010: Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming Awards:
Best Beauty Journalist of a Monthly Consumer Glossy
2012: Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) Achiever Award
2013: Johnson & Johnson Beauty Awards: Service to Industry Award
2013: SLA Information Book Award Children's Choice Overall Winner