About Me 


I’m a journalist and for nearly 20 years I have been writing about beauty, from skincare and make-up to  cosmetic procedures, with a bit of fragrance and wellbeing thrown in for good measure. It’s a fantastic job - trying to stay up to speed with all the extraordinary innovations in cosmetic and aesthetic technology, and getting to try products and treatments in the process.


I am freelance and my work appears in 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 and writing press releases 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