Kim Jones
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Kim Jones is an experienced journalist with over 27 years of writing for national newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Mirror, Sunday Express Magazine and Woman and Home. She specialises in lifestyle, real-life, health and beauty features and lives in Cardiff with her partner, two teenage sons and their cat and cocker spaniel. In her spare time she plays tennis, walks a lot, cycles and enjoys travelling or escaping to the country whenever she can. Oh and she loves a luxurious bubble bath, scented candle and a book. But then, who doesn’t?

Blooming Lovely! The Power of Flowers

The onset of milder weather means our gardens, patio pots and window boxes should be blooming. So in honour of the darling buds of May, we’ve picked some of the best beauty products that harness the power of flowers. They’ll…

Plant Squalane…why middle-aged skin needs this ingredient.

More and more skincare companies are harnessing the power of plant squalane in their products. It’s a hydrating power-house molecule sourced from plants such as olive, sugarcane, rice bran and wheatgerm. Squalane (with an ‘a’) is a stabilised version of…

The Eyes Have It

2021 eyeshadows are something else! One of the most irresistible of make-up purchases has to be the eyeshadow palette. All those pretty matching and contrasting colours under one roof; those different finishes, shimmers and shines. And all the shady possibilities,…

Spicy Beauty

Spicy beauty products? Ok, simply spice up your beauty routine with these products containing everything from cardamom to chilli, turmeric to ginger. Nereus London Eucalyptus & Fresh Ginger Antibacterial Hand Gel Handy to keep in your handbag, this fresh-scented gel…

Break Out The Body Scrubs!

Even though our bodies don’t see the light of day during the colder seasons, it’s still important to care for the skin hiding under our winter woolies. In fact, cold outside air and warm, centrally heated indoor air can dry…

8 Of The Best Beauty Supplements

Could the secret to younger-looking, glowing skin and glossy, strong hair be as simple as popping beauty supplements with your morning cuppa, or sipping a nutrient drink with your lunch? Beauty supplements are packed with nourishing ingredients, said to work…

It’s All About That Base

This week Beauty Editor Kim Jones is looking at make up bases and foundations … As our skin matures, it makes sense that anything we apply to it should treat it with care. And that includes our bases and foundations.…

Summer Night Skincare

Read on for Beauty Editor Kim’s take on the latest summer night skincare products ….When the heat is on, it’s still really important to moisturise your skin at night-time, even if the sun tends to make your complexion oily. Light,…

Reef-Friendly SunScreens

Ever thought about reef-friendly sunscreens or green suncreams? Yes they do a great job of protecting us from sun damage, but some sunscreens have less than desirable effects on our oceans. Two chemicals in popular chemical sunscreens – oxybenzone and…

Give Skin Some TLC …. With Vitamin C

Beauty Expert Kim Jones tells us why Vitamin C SkinCare products are all the rage …. We all know that getting enough vitamin C in our diets is important for our immunity and general health.  But applying it topically, to…