How to stop redness in the skin from face mask use

Fab Luxe Mask in Expresso Delight

This blog post is going to change your life.

Ok, that might be a bit exaggerated, but I’m annoyed that I haven’t given you this tip sooner!

The (literally, speaking) must-wear item of 2021 is, without a doubt, the face mask. Some of you will hate wearing it; others feel safer & enjoy anonymity. Either way, our government (England) has announced that they are no longer mandatory, but we must wear face-covering on most public transport services.

When I first started wearing masks, my face was red and itchy. My ears also hurt from the thin straps. When Face Silk contacted me about their face masks range, I was sceptical. I questioned their durability and protection, but here’s why you should make the switch:

Fab Fit Champagne Mask

They are better for your skin.

Ever wondered why some people swear by silk pillows? The harsh fabric doesn’t brush up against your face, which is the same for face silks. They’re also moisture-resistant, so ideal for sensitive skin. They feel super lightweight, comfortable and luxurious. I’ve not suffered from itchiness and redness since. The ribbed straps fit nicely behind the ears. Well worth the treat for an everyday item!

They’re sustainable.

I’ve never been a fan of disposable masks, and I hate seeing them littered on the streets! Polyester, cotton and plastic can take thousands of years to biodegrade. Face Silks are handmade with 100% natural and sustainable materials. They are designed to be washable for sustained use.

They’re hypoallergenic.

Silk has natural hypoallergenic properties, so it’s resistant to dust mites, pollen and moulds — big shout out to my long-standing fellow hayfever sufferers!

Face Silk Fit Mask in Bronze

They have a wide range of colours.

They’re very stylish; I’ve had bounds of compliments, even from strangers! They have lots of different colours, from espresso to rose gold which suits all skin types.

You can browse Face Silk here; there’s also cute scrunchies, robes and eye masks; you’re bound to find something to get your head around.


Fab Luxe Mask in Expresso Delight | Fab Fit Champagne Mask | Face Silk Fit Mask in Bronze


How I buy, layer & store my jewellery

I’m picky when it comes to jewellery and to make matters worse, my skin hates fakes. My earlobes can’t last half an hour in non-sterling. A confirmation that the luxury life chose me. (Ha I’m kidding).

I come armed (heh get it?) with Jewellery from Muru — a British brand that I would love for you to meet.

Muru is a London-based, designer jewellery brand. Each piece is unparalleled and reflects an aspiration such as love, protection or positivity. Real carats of high-quality silver and gold ensure no allergic reactions (tried and tested — Wong approved).

How to buy jewellery

I love jewellery with meaning — pieces that carry stories. One of my fondest memories are feeding elephants, and I have a nelly pendent from the Cambodian night market to remember that moment. The aim is to build a collection that lives with you for a long time. Look for connection, sparkle, and flaws that won’t annoy you later. I feel naked without my signature jewellery!

Focus on peculiar (this is different for everyone) shaped pendants, that has vibrant colour and tone. Don’t just buy into something because it’s a trend – if it doesn’t feel like you, then it’s not for you. I love symbolic charms; they’re a way of making pieces personal. Go with your first instinct and don’t second guess yourself.

Everyone has different affiliations with jewellery. It’s personal taste, and it’s perfectly fine to grow out of a piece too!


More often than not, you’ll get compliments on your jewellery, rather than your outfit. I’ve grown to realise how much difference it makes to your overall anaesthetic in terms of style.

I like to layer my dainty jewellery. When you stack and continue to add to your favourites over the years, you’ll see they all end up working together.

I tend to buy a long chain piece like this (16-18″) silver moon necklace to curve the frame for the second piece. For this look, I’ve layered with the (16″) shorter Gold Aphrodite Coin necklace underneath. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s a sin to wear gold and silver at the same time; this should be thrown out of the rulebook when it comes to light jewellery.

I love a bit of matchy-matchy, and I picked this bracelet because I’m fascinated by the moon. Muru’s one represents ‘female influence’, and the coin represents love, so I feel like I’ve got a winning combination here.


I get my storage inspiration from the Japanese way of living. I read Marie Kondo’s book and wanted to embrace a system whereby I don’t have any excess items. I occasionally do an audit and sell off the things I haven’t worn in a year. As a lady on the go, I wanted the ease and accessibility. I did have a dangling jewellery stand at one point, but I found that it took up too much room on my desk.

I keep my jewellery neatly stored in my Muji tray, which I swear by as the best way to keep them maintained. I have my everyday essentials stored in a cushioned tray and the bulkier ones stored separately underneath.


A quick note before you dash off, I wanted to let you know that I’ve been taking a break from my little space on the internet. It’s been a (finally) fortunate summer for East Asian models which I’ll write about soon. But, I hope I didn’t I miss much?

If I did, feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you. What have you been up to?


Gifted: Silver Moon Necklace | Moon Bracelet | Gold Aphrodite Coin |


Black Friday & Cyber Week 2018

It’s that time of year my friends.

Avoid fights with strangers, slip into your PJ’s and shop like a pro with my Black Friday roundup.

I’m going to include everything all in one place so come and back visit, I’ll be updating this page with new codes throughout Cyber Week.

In the spirit of my outfit, *roar* here are my best Black Friday Deals 2018

The big all-rounders

Selfridges 20% off code: SELFCCE

Amazon Black Friday Deals

eBay Daily Hot Deals: 8am, 12pm, 4pm, 8pm

Very up to 50% off

House of Fraser Up to 60% off

Debenhams Half price Boots and 40% off Knitwear & Watches

John Lewis Price Match

Argos Technology deals

Currys Black Tag event


Mango Use code BLACK18% for 30% off

H&M Up to 50% off

Net A Porter You have to sign up to get their private sale

ASOS up to 60% off sale

Topshop up to 50% off

Nike 30% off edit changing daily with code Clear30

MyTheresa Extra 30% off Sale category

Luisa Via Roma UK & EU 30% off £300/€300+ spend with code RS1130 (full-price items only)

French Connection up to 50% off

Karen Millen 25% off everything

Urban Outfitters Sale

L.K.Bennett 25% off everything with code FRIDAY25

Reiss 15% off full price

Sweaty Betty UK Offering 25% off with the code ‘cheers

Missguided 20% sitewide Code: DROPPIN

Boohoo 50% off sitewide

Office 20% off with code GLITTER (Includes UGG boots, Nike, Timberlands, etc!)

Shein UK 30% Off Everything with BLACKALL

Pandora spend £125 or more and receive a limited edition sterling silver bangle

Monica Vinader 30% off everything


Charlotte Tilbury Up to 50% off selected lines with new promotions every day

Cult Beauty up to 40% off

Feel Unique up to 30% off

Look Fantastic use code hurry for 15% off

MAC 20% off and a free lipstick when you spend £45 with code BLACKFRIDAY20

Bobbi Brown 20% off and full size smokey eye mascara when you spend £65 or more with code SHOPANDGLOW

Space NK Receive a free full size beauty gift of your choice when you spend £50+

Travel, Home & Experience Days

Heals up to 30% off

Homebase (there’s a cheap hot tub!)

Etsy (I got a great chunky yarn from here last year, various independent sellers have their sales on)

Oliver Bonas Enjoy 25% off selected fashion, accessories, homeware and gifts

Paperchase (30% off everything!)

Aspinal of London
Exclusive 15% off gifts using code GIFT15

WHSmith (£5 off when you spend £20 use code black18)

Groupon – Daily Deals

TUI Holidays (use code BF100 for short haul and BF150 for long haul)

Thomas Cook (use code WINTER)

I know you’re desperate to run away from all this Black Friday madness, check flights in the RyanAir Cyber Sale

If you’ve got any deals to share or have any requests, please comment below!

Location: The Land of Black Friday

Leopard Print Skirt |Black Heels


Meeting my idol(!) & the power of makeup



Who is your role model? Perhaps it’s a celebrity, family member, or friend who overcame adversity. It could even be yourself, or you may not believe in idols.

I think it’s wonderful to see strengths in people; to strive for better choices to become your own version of a strong, confident & positive self.

I have always admired and idolised businesswomen. One of those is Charlotte Tilbury, who built a triumphant beauty expire. I’m so pleased to announce that I MET HER (pinch me) and she’s lovely in person. She said ‘hello’ to me as soon as I came through the door (I’m unknown, like who am I?!) and without realising, she has taught me the power of communication in business.

Every day, women are gaining empowerment from the beauty market, whether it’s applying lipstick for that inch of confidence or carving a beauty career (science, tech, marketing, operations, finance, law). It’s a £14 billion pound industry.

Charlotte Tilbury inspires women to use makeup as their power, to feel luscious and bold, just like her products. I’m excited to talk to you about her new products launching soon. CT is known for their lipsticks, so I’ll introduce you to my gorgeous matte shades.

  1. Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen is a rosy, crown-jewel pink shade adds brightness to your complexion. Creamy yet highly pigmented, this boss babe colour stayed on my lips all day!

2. Matte Revolution Lipstick in Legendary Queen is a powerful wine colour. I feel like a vixen with this shade. It adds a splash of colour and brightens your face instantly. I do love a statement red lipstick, and this is my fave. Wear it for the occasion of the season.

3. K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in The Duchess is a delicate tea-rose pink for the sophisticated. Sumptuous and moisturising; I like this shade because it’s not too bright and creates a soft look.

All of these lovely shades also come as a trio and are sold separately (links above).

Right so, some exciting news! Charlotte has created a new product called ‘Magic Away’. It’s magic wand (concealer) that glides on your skin to appear more radiant & flawless. I would have loved to of taken you with me to see her, so I’ve attached my videos so you can watch from the comfort of your own home instead. The bad news is that the product isn’t out yet, so sign up here for launch!

Charlotte-Tilbury-Magic-Away Charlotte-Tilbury-Magic-Away

I hope you enjoyed this post. Share with me your role models & favourite shade in the comments below. I love hearing from you.

Location: Charlotte Tilbury, London

Photographer: The lovely Yogi-Photographer: Linzi Markovits

Trio | Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen | K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in The Duchess | Matte Revolution Lipstick in Legendary Queen