Natasha Smith

Natasha is a beauty and lifestyle writer. Her work appears on a number of lifestyle websites and in magazines.
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  • The Best New Express False Tans
    Want a gorgeous golden glow in half the time of a traditional fake tan? Then look no further than the new generation of express false tanners. We've rounded up our favourites!
  • 4 Easy DIY Puffy Eye Remedies‏
    Too many late nights and a serious lack of sleep is a recipe for puffy eyes – but you don't need to let them, ruin your morning. If you don’t have a purse full of weird and wonderful eye creams and try some simple home remedies instead.
  • Top Tried and Tested Facial Scrubs
    No matter what your budget or skin type, there's an exfoliator to suit your needs. We've rounded up our top tried and tested facial scrubs that you'll want to use more than just once a week.
  • DIY Face Masks For Brighter Skin
    Skin is in need of a serious pick me up but your bank balance won't stretch to a facial? Then it's time to get creative with the contents of your kitchen cupboard. It's easy to make your own natural face masks with a few simple simple ingredients.
  • Get Fuller Looking Brows: How To Fix Thin Eyebrows‏
    Whether you have gotten a little too eager with the tweezers or want to make your sparse brows appear thicker, there are a few simple steps you can take to create the illusion of fuller looking eyebrows.
  • A Guide To Sweat-Proof Summer Make-up
    Whether partying by the pool or simply trying to make it through your morning commute without your make-up slipping off, the warmer months call for a change in make-up. Invest in a couple of staple products to stay looking glam even in sweltering weather.
  • HAIR SOS: How To Fix Dry, Damaged Hair
    A combination of environmental factors can leave your strands prone to dryness. But don't need a high end budget to restore your hair back to its former glossy glory. With the help from the right products, healthier looking hair is well within your grasp.
  • How To Get Gorgeous Feet Fast
    Months of hiding your feet away in tights and ankle boots can mean you start to have a mini meltdown when it comes to revealing them in strappy footwear. With a little scrubbing, moisturising and nail painting, pretty feet are just a DIY pedicure away.
  • Hair SOS: How To Fix Dull Highlights
    Blonde highlights can quickly turn dull and brassy if you skip on careful after care. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to keep your blonde highlights looking healthy and shiny with a few simple steps.
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  • How To Cheat Your Way To A Toned Looking Body
    While the best way to a toned body is a whole lot of boot camp, yoga, pilates and toning exercises, sometimes time just doesn't allow. Cheat your way to an instant buff body with these clever contouring and tanning tricks. Strictly no gym membership requi
  • The Best Tried and Tested Tinted Moisturisers
    Not only do tinted moisturisers offer great levels of hydration, but they effectively even out the skin with flawless results. I've rounded up my top tried and tested tinted moisturisers that give foolproof results.
  • 5 Of The Best Beauty Oils
    From hair, face, bath and body - the latest generation of beauty oils promise to leave every inch of your body silky, smooth and nourished. We've rounded up our top tried and tested beauty oils that really do deliver.
  • The Best Cleansers for Every Skin Type
    We've rounded up some our top cleansing picks to suit every skin type. So whether you suffer with dry, sensitive or oily skin check out one of these tried and trusted products to remove your make-up and leave your skin glowing.
  • 6 In-Flight Beauty Essentials
    Skin can feel super-dry and uncomfortable on flights, thanks to the the pressurised recycled cabin air. Pack these mini travel size skin care saviours in a clear plastic bag to keep skin soft and supple on your next flight.
  • The Best Instant Fake Tanning Products
    Let's face it; sometimes in life we just don't have time to wait almost six hours for a false tan to develop. When you need a golden glow and you've been caught off guard, make one of these instant tanning product your go-to.
  • 5 Time Saving Beauty Products‏
    Lets face it, few of us have time to spare to get ready on busy workday mornings. When time won't allow for even your straighteners to heat up, an army of hard-working double-duty multi-taskers is essential. We recommend these 5 tried and tested picks.
  • How To Summer Proof Your Hair
    Summer is here, but with sunshine and humidity comes serious hair havoc. UV rays break down keratin and hair dye causing strands to become dry and dull. Check out these top summer-proof hair care tricks to maintain moisture and colour.
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  • 5 Beach Bag Beauty Essentials
    Holidays are a great time to ditch the make-up and keep things low maintenance. However, there are a couple of beauty staples that work their way into our bags. From sunscreens to hair oils, your beach bag shouldn't be without these products.
  • How to Make Your Next Wax Less Painful‏
    When it comes to de-fuzzing, waxing outshines shaving for longer lasting, stubble free results. Learn how to make your next wax less painful with these pain reducing tips.
  • Dare To Bare: Summer Body Beauty Fixes‏
    It's that time of year again to bare parts of your body that haven't been on display since last summer. If the thought of showing off a little more skin is sending you into a panic, then step up the summer body preparations with these beauty fixes.
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  • 5 Game-Changing Concealer Tricks
    A great creamy concealer can do much more than covering under eye circles and angry red zits. Make your concealer work harder with these 5 clever multitasking tricks.
  • Old School Beauty Products That Still Work
    Sometimes, some of the most effective products are the ones that have stood the test of time. We've rounded up our top grandma-approved beauty products that still deliver today.
  • 10 Clever Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil
    Organic coconut oil has a host of beauty uses from de-frizzing hair to removing make-up. Not sure how to use coconut oil in your beauty routine? Start with these 10 game changing uses.
  • How To Melt-Proof Your Summer Make-up
    Now that the weather is finally hotting up, it's time to make some tweaks to your summer make-up routine. Stop your eyeliner from smudging and foundation from slipping right off your face with these sweat-proof make-up tricks.
  • The Best Tried and Tested Facial Oils
    Looking to achieve brighter, fresher and more radiant skin? Then add a facial oil into your nightly routine. From the pricier high end products to high street picks, we've rounded up our favourites.
  • Gym Bag Beauty Essentials
    Whether you simply want to feel more confident leaving the gym or you're heading straight to the office post-workout, make sure your gym bag isn't without these beauty saviours.
  • 5 Tried and Tested Cleansing Waters
    Want to remove your make-up thoroughly with a simple swipe of a cotton pad? Then make one of these tried and tested cleansing waters your next beauty purchase. We've rounded up our favourites.
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  • High Street Hair Care: Top 10 Under £10
    Looking to treat your hair without blowing the bank? Then look no further than these affordable high street hair care products. We've rounded up our top 10 under £10 that give salon worthy results and don't cost the earth.
  • Blusher Basics: How To Apply Blush Like A Pro
    Not sure where to start when it comes to shopping for a new blusher? From the different formulas available to application techniques, follow these simple steps to ensure bad blush days are a thing of the past.
  • SPF Moisturisers: Top 5 Tried and Tested
    Moisturisers with built in SPF are multi-tasking beauty staples that no morning skincare routine should be without. We've rounded 5 tried and tested products that leave skin feeling soft whilst offering sun protection.
  • Festival Beauty Tips: A Survival Guide
    With no hot showers, you'll need to re-think your kit to stay ahead of your beauty routine this festival season. Pack these top recommended products to survive your next festival while still looking fabulous.
  • How To Get A Perfect Manicure At Home
    Whether you struggle with even polish application or just want to achieve salon-worthy results at home, learn how to polish like a professional with these DIY manicure tips.
  • 5 Ways to Get Gorgeous Summer Legs
    If the thought of baring your legs fills you with dread, now is the time to step up the summer body maintenance. Follow these top tips to get perfect pins fast.
  • High Street Skincare: Top 10 under £10
    You don't need to spend a fortune on high end products on your quest for flawless skin. These top tried and tested high street skincare products all come in at under £10 and give fantastic results.
  • The Rose Based Beauty Products you Need to Try
    Rose oil balances and soothes skin and its rich fatty acids help to combat signs of ageing. Need some in your beauty cabinet pronto? Then start with one of these tried and trusted products.
  • The best beauty DIYs on Pinterest
    Whether you're looking for something crafty to do or simply want to save some extra cash when it comes to your beauty routine, look no further than these home made beauty product ideas courtesy of Pinterest.
  • 10 beauty hacks every woman needs to know
    Some beauty tricks are too good not to share! From ingenious multi-tasking product tips to clever make-up cheats we've rounded up the best beauty hacks that every woman needs to know.
  • The best free beauty apps for iPhone
    Whether you're looking to pick up new expert beauty tips, seeking hairstyle inspiration or want to discover the latest catwalk beauty trends, you needn't look further than the latest beauty apps. We've rounded up the best!
  • The spring skin care products you need to own
    Not sure which products you need to keep your skin gorgeous and glowing this Spring? Check out our foolproof guide to the skincare products your beauty kit shouldn't be without.
  • 5 ways to slash the cost of your beauty routine
    Don't want to give up your favourite beauty treatments but want to save some cash? There are several ways to slash the cost of your hair and make-up routine. From free hair cuts to free samples, follow these top tricks to save money on hair and make-up.
  • 5 ageing make-up mistakes to avoid
    Many of us apply make up in the morning to help us feel and look better but by using the wrong products, or applying them incorrectly, you could be adding years to your face. Avoid these common ageing make-up mistakes with these top tips and tricks.
  • Multitasking beauty products to try this spring
    Looking to streamline your beauty routine and save both time and cash? It's time to demand more from your products. From BB creams to innovative moisturisers, de-clutter your beauty stash with these hard working multitasking beauty products.
  • 6 steps to spring cleaning your make-up bag
    Not sure which make-up products are good to keep and which should be destined for the bin? Follow this step by step guide to reorganising your make-up collection.
  • Fake tanning tips: tricks to a flawless DIY tan
    Summer is a matter of weeks away, which means it's time to kick start our body beautiful routines. Learn to self-tan like a pro with these top tried and trusted fake tanning tips.
  • Make-up tips for contact lens wearers
    Wearing contact lenses means the make-up rules change. Follow these simple steps to wearing contact lenses with make-up to help prevent problems.
  • How to get perfect bare legs
    It's the awkward time of the year when we need to think about ditching the trusty black tights and revealing bare legs. If the thought fills you with horror, it's time to give your legs a little TLC. Follow these simple steps to get gorgeous bare legs.
  • Bad skin habits to break today
    Skin looking dull, tired and blotchy? It may be down to some bad habits that you've developed over time. If you cleanse, tone and moisturise but your skin is still looking far from glowing, then read on to see if you're guilty of these bad skin habits.
  • How to get sandal ready feet for summer
    You don't need to fork out on an expensive salon pedicure to restore tough cracked heels. Follow these simple steps to bring your feet out of winter hibernation and get sandal ready for summer.
  • How to make eyes look bigger with make-up
    Want to really emphasize your eyes and make them stand out? A few tweaks to your make-up routine can create dramatic results. If you don't know where to start, follow these simple steps to make your eyes look bigger with make-up.
  • 15 clever beauty uses for Vaseline
    Not only is Vaseline super cheap but it has endless beauty uses. Want to use yours as a more than just a lip balm? Then check out these top 15 ways to use Vaseline in your beauty routine.
  • 8 ways to update your spring beauty look
    Spring is officially here which means there's no better time to update your beauty look. Check out these tweaks to incorporate some of SS14s top beauty trends into your daily routine.
  • How to wear the SS14 make up trends
    Don't think the beauty fashion week trends translate into everyday make-up? We've rounded up the top looks that are super-wearable and easy to achieve this spring/summer time.
  • 9 ways to get better looking make-up today
    Make-up routine feeling a little tired? Then switch up your techniques! Get more from your beauty stash with these expert tips and tricks.
  • How to select the perfect foundation
    Shopping for foundation can be a minefield. With so many brands, shades and formulas on offer it can be a costly mistake when you do get it wrong. Follow these top tips for shopping for foundation to ensure you get the perfect match every time.
  • Top Tried and Tested High Street Foundations
    Looking for an affordable high street foundation? Then check out our top tried and tested suggestions – there's something to cover every skin type and the good news is, these options won't break the bank.
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  • Top tips to care for colour treated hair
    Blonde gone brassy or brunette looking lacklustre? Try these simple tricks to help prolong the life of your colour treated hair.
  • 7 Beauty tricks to try while you sleep
    There's no better time to pamper yourself than during the evening. Your body recharges itself when you sleep but you can give your skin, nails and hair a helping hand with these simple tricks.
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  • How to Update Your Fake Tan Routine for Winter
    Deeply bronzed skin looks out of place during the winter. Follow these top tanning tips to keep your skin looking realistically golden during the colder months.
  • Top tried and tested eyebrow palettes
    Thin, overplucked brows your biggest beauty bugbear? Check out our guide of 2014's top tried and tested eyebrow palettes. From high end to high street - there's one to suit every budget!
  • 5 ways to spring clean your make-up bag
    Streamline your make-up bag and throw out expired products and cosmetics with our handy guide. Not sure when to bin old mascaras and foundations? Follow these simple steps.
  • 7 ways to get shiny healthy hair
    If your hair is damaged from heated styling, chemicals or colouring, the only way to bring back shine is to improve its condition. Follow these top tips to restore shine.
  • How to hide tired puffy eyes
    While there's no magic wand you can disguise and reduce under eye circles, bags, puffiness and redness with a few simple tips and tricks.
  • Top tips to combat dry and flaky winter skin
    Wretched winter weather left your skin feeling dry and flaky? You don't need to put up with it! Check out these top tips to get smoother, softer skin.
  • Best budget beauty buys you need to try
    You don't need to blow the budget when shopping for hair and make-up products. We've rounded up our pick of the best budget high street beauty bargains that really deliver!
  • Top Tips for Perfect Berry Lips
    Put aside the red lipstick and try something different this party season. Learn how to get gorgeous berry lips with our simple guide.
  • 5 best beauty advent calendars of 2013
    Ditch the chocolate this December and try a beauty advent calendar. These high end calendars are stuffed full of make-up and skincare goodies that are sure to make you smile. We've rounded up the best out there this year.
  • 10 ways to take your look from office to party
    The festive season is almost upon us and for many of us, that means the annual office Christmas party is just around the corner. Take your office look from sensible to sassy with a few simple steps.
  • 8 Autumn Beauty Tips To Try Today
    Update your autumn hair and skincare routine with our top tips. From dull skin to damaged hair, get one step ahead of the winter beauty woes with these simple steps.
  • Top free hair apps to download today
    Stuck in a hair rut? Checkout our round-up of the best beauty hair apps for your smartphone. From tutorials, to videos and guides, we've got it covered!
  • 5 new skincare skincare must-haves
    The changing seasons can wreak havoc on your skin. Give your complexion an added dose of love with one of these top tried and tested skincare picks.
  • How to get the most from your hairdresser appointment
    Learn how to get the most from your salon visit with these tips and tricks for visiting the hairdresser.
  • 10 ways to get summer beautiful
    Look your best through the heat and humidity with these foolproof summer beauty tips and tricks.
  • Best tried and tested hair masks
    Treat dry, damaged hair to an intensely hydrating treatment with one of our tried and tested hair masks. These intensive conditioners and masques will repair, hydrate and soften coarse and damaged hair.
  • CND Vinylux Review: One Week Nail Polish
    CND Vinylux is the new long-wear nail polish created by the people behind Shellac gel nails. We've put it to the test to find out if it really lasts!
  • Get gorgeous legs for summer
    Get gorgeous legs for summer with these 5 simple steps. Smoother, softer, sexier legs your goal? Then check out our beauty guide.
  • 10 Fake Tanning Tips for Total Beginners
    Apply false tan like a pro with these ten simple steps.
  • DIY Pedicure Guide
    Pamper your feet in time for the sandal season with our DIY pedicure guide.
  • Top UK beauty guru YouTube channels
    We've rounded up our favourite UK beauty gurus whose make-up videos we can't get enough of!
  • Best Recommended Spring Fragrances
    Ditch the intense winter fragrances for a bright and breezy scent this season. We've rounded up our favourite spring fragrances to take you into the new season.
  • How to manicure: An at home nail guide
    Learn how to manicure with our masterclass. Grab your nail polish and file and follow our simple guide to perfectly polished nails at home.
  • Get glowing skin in 5 easy steps
    Achieve clear glowing skin in time for spring with these simple steps.
  • How to get a flawless fake tan
    Avoid tell-tale streaks and splotches by following these simple steps to get a great fake tan.
  • 4 simple homemade body scrub recipes
    Nothing leaves your body feeling pampered quite like a full body scrub. Regular exfoliation banishes dead surface skin cells to leave your skin looking brighter and fresher. We've rounded up four simple DIY scrub recipes.
  • 5 ways to strengthen nails
    Want to make your weak nails stronger? There are steps you can take to strengthen your talons. From artificial nail treatments to poor diet, there are a host of reasons why your nails may not be a healthy as you’d like.
  • Simple budget hair care tips
    You don’t need to spend a fortune on frequent treatments to keep your hair looking silky smooth. From clever product application to snapping up savvy salon discounts there are lots of ways to keep your hair in great shape without totally breaking the bank
  • Flawless foundation application tricks
    Foundation is arguably one of the easiest aspects of your make-up to get wrong. Want to learn how to apply your foundation properly? Then follow these simple steps for flawless application
  • 5 easy spring make-up updates
    Spring has almost sprung and there’s no better way to shake off the winter than with some simple make-up updates. From dewy skin to pink lips, spring’s best beauty trends are super easy to achieve.
  • Best tried and tested facial oils
    Sceptical about facial oils or think they might not be suitable for your skin? Then you might want to think again. We've rounded up our favourite products to suit all skin types.
  • The best make-up tutorial Pinterest boards
    Want to learn how to apply make-up like a pro? Then make Pinterest your one-stop shop to find tips, ideas and easy to follow picture tutorials. We've rounded up the best beauty boards you should be following.
  • How to create the bold brow with make-up
    Big, fuller-looking brows are back in fashion. From Cara Delavigne to Megan Fox, A-listers everywhere have been rocking gorgeously groomed arches. Get the look with this simple brow guide.
  • 8 ways to get clearer looking skin
    Clearer skin your beauty goal? Introduce these simple steps into your skincare regime to achieve a brighter looking complexion without the need for make-up.
  • DIY milk and honey beauty recipes
    Skin in need of a little pick me up? Try creating your own beauty products with some of nature’s finest nutrients. We've rounded up or favourite milk and honey recipe ideas that are easy to create at home.
  • 5 fashion week beauty trends that are easy to replicate
    Summer hasn’t even arrived yet but London Fashion Week is already dictating the hot new beauty trends for Autumn/Winter 2013. We've rounded up our fave hair and make-up looks and give you the low-down on how to recreate them.
  • Best beauty apps for iPad
    Obsessed with beauty and your iPad? Then you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to filling your favourite gadget with the latest beauty apps. We've rounded up our favourite make-up, hair and nail apps to help you look your best.
  • Best tried and tested face masks
    Got stressed out skin that's in need of a little R&R? Then it's time to reach for a hardworking face mask. We've rounded up our top picks to get your skin glowing again in no time.
  • A guide to beauty box subscriptions
    Beauty box subscriptions has been having a moment for some time now but If you’re not yet familiar with the idea, let us fill you in with a review and guide to some of our favourites.
  • 5 steps to get clump-free lashes
    Mascara may be an essential item in every woman’s make-up kit but spider-lashes are rarely the beauty goal. Find out how to get long, defined clump-free lashes in our simple guide.
  • Winter gradual fake tanning tips
    Need a pick me up for pasty skin this winter? Then reach for a gradual self tanning product. We've rounded our top tips to ensure your glow looks totally convincing.
  • Valetine's date night beauty prep tips
    Valentine's Day is almost upon us! We've rounded up some v-day date night beauty tips to leave you looking like a goddess on the most romantic day of the year.
  • How to detox your hair to banish build up
    Hard water, silicone-based hair products and too much heated styling can leave your hair looking dry, dull and damaged. Detoxify your tresses with these simple tricks.
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