In 1999 I deferred my place at university, to pursue an acting career. I’ve always had other interests, and just recently I decided to explore a little more on my favourite subject – beauty. If there was an area of expertise any of my friends would unfailingly talk to me about, it’s this. I won’t go into too much detail of the road I’m going down over the next year or so, but I wanted to start blogging.

From the age of 13, I spent every penny that I had on products – comically, looking back, a huge amount of sunblock. At the time Clinique’s City Block was my number one choice. This was after a conversation with a very wise lady called Frances Griffiths who sat me down in her garden in Thames Ditton in the summer of 1994 and said, ‘Darling if there is one thing I can tell you in life, always use suncreen come rain or shine’… and I have.

Treatments were my addiciton. For my 14th birthday, my Dad booked me into a spa for a day of treatments as my present. Still to this day, if I am sitting and waiting for anyone or anything I will be reading the back of product bottles. It’s pretty much all I read in the pages of a magazine, and I have even been known to glance through my friends’ beauty cupboards (sorry India and Vicky). Family holidays as a teenager, and even any holiday now, treatments are the first thing I look for.

I’m about to go to Thailand – I leave tomorrow – and I have found a place called Sweet Lemongrass Massage. It was the number one rated attraction for Phuket on so I even went as far as searching for ‘hotels nearby’ and planned my Phuket part of the trip all around it!





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  1. Don’t know much about mascara and beauty tips….Landed here by accident 🙂 Just a fan of yours. Take care. Cheers.

  2. Susie, chuffed I recorded the Wright Stuff and you mentioning your blog on it, am now following it….great stuff and 99p nail varnish..bargain, and you look ridiculously gorgeous as always x

  3. Hi Susie, i emailed you a while ago asking if you are coming to liverpool with your production. Just to let you know i have finally booked 2 tickets for me and my friend today and will be coming to New Brighton in April for the Wed matinee………so excited to see the play and yourself. Oh also how did you get on with the dettox kitchen diet? Keep up the amazing work you do Susie. xxxx

  4. Hi Susie,
    I had surgery in December to remove a brain tumour which has left me with Bells Palsy on one side of my face. This has left it paralysed on one side and I can’t close my eye, blink, smile etc.
    My surgeon advised me not to wear any eye make up at all so I was just wondering if you had any make up tips to take attention away from my eyes? Right now with only foundation and powder it looks like I’m not wearing any make up at all and people have been staring and laughing in the street so I would love some tips to take attention away from my eyes!
    Hope you’re well,
    P.S. Love your blog!

    • Hi Heather,

      I’m so glad you like the blog.
      There are so many great things you can do with make up, aside from on the eyes. I don’t know how confident you feel about lipstick, but they always say to focus on the eyes or the lips, so you could very much do that with the lips. Go to a make up counter in a department store – Clinique, YSL or Chanel, and ask them to help you find the perfect lipstick. Or go to Boots, and even buy a few options. Blusher is also one of my favourite things! The girls at MAC know how to do make up so well, all of them do. You should go and have a proper consultation.
      I’m assuming tinting eyelashes/eyebrows is something you’ve been advised not to do. An eyebrow pencil can make the world of difference to any face shape, but I’m not sure if that isn’t a possibility.

      Please keep me updated if you get some things that you like. I really hope you do


  5. Hi Susie,

    Just wanted to say this is by far one of the best beauty blogs I’ve come across and I have a feeling this is going to become my new bible for products as I too am in love with all things beauty wise. My bathroom cabinet could give House of Fraser beauty department a run for its money!

    Thanks for a wonderful blog and I looking forward to reading future articles.

    Victoria x

  6. Hi Amy,

    i love your blog. I am currently writing an article on the rise of organic cosmetics and their benefits. Let me know if you would be interested in reading it and perhaps promoting on your blog? . I have also written an article titled food and face which you can find here that might interest you
    Keep up the good work and let me know if you ever need any free nutritional advice x

  7. Hi Susie, I love ur blog and follow it constantly but wondering if u could help me. I am 29 and have had 2 babies and even though I have lost all of my baby weight I have been left with a stretch marked and saggy tummy which I am extremely conscious of and will not wear a bikini. I was wondering if u knew of any creams/oils that could help in any way? I am going to Vegas for my 30th this year with my girlfriends and I would love to wear a bikini but at the moment wouldn’t dare. Thank you for reading this. Yours, Julie x

  8. Hi Susie Amy,
    I love your reading your blog on twitter, I have sallow, irish skin and was just wondering if there was any foundation you could recommend. I currently wear either the MAC studio sculpt spf 15 foundation which i love but feel it doesn’t last well, or, the estee lauder double wear which can sometimes be to heavy and cakey. If i find makeup i like i tend to stick to it so i would love to find one that suits my skin.

    Thanks for your help x

  9. Hi there Susie, this may seem odd as a man writing in but my wife loves your products and I’m a huge longtime fan of yours and just last night here in New Zealand the episode of Death in Paradise with you in it screened and it made me think I should write and say how talented and amazing you are and thank you for everything and all the very best.

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