About Jane Cunningham / British Beauty Blogger
I’m a beauty writer for both on-line and mainstream media. I’ve written 4 beauty books over the years and never want to write another! I have two children, a little poodle and live in South East London.
I started writing beauty for various newspapers. When I first started writing, my initiation was to be made Shopping Editor on a parenting magazine, because the previous incumbent had walked. Actually, it wasn’t long before I followed her, realising that there is only so much fascination a limited edition set of Duplo can induce.
I then had a column in The Guardian again about children’s product but progressed to some travel writing. Eventually, someone at The Express gave me a go at writing about beauty, and the rest is history. I’ve never enjoyed writing about anything as much as I do about beauty. It’s endlessly interesting, constantly changing and I am never lacking for subject matter.
I started British Beauty Blogger as a place to talk about products and experiences in a way that just wasn’t possible in magazines or papers: I wanted to say if a product was rubbish and not just discretely ‘not mention it’.. I just felt consumers had a right to know if they were throwing their money away. Basically, I had gathered so much product knowledge and it was all sitting in my brain doing nothing, so along came the blog.
So, I like to showcase products I think are excellent, beautiful, and exciting, as well as give a no holds barred point of view on products that aren’t so good. My thought is that if a brand is asking for money for a product that doesn’t do the job, isn’t great value for its market, is all smoke and mirrors, they need to go away and make a better one and not expect nobody to mention that it really isn’t very good.
Advertising Policy: I now take selected ads in an open fashion and sponsored posts which are clearly labelled. In the interests of being open, the sidebar is a paid for service for products I personally rate and like. You’ll never see anything I don’t actually like in the sidebar for the sake of a buck.
There is a flat rate for the sidebar place, and therefore no other fees to me. For more information visit Work With Me.
Hi, I’m a journalism student in my final year at Solent university Southampton. For my final major project I’m making a UK version of Allure magazine and was wondering if I can interview you for a feature? I’mhappy to conduct the interview over email and it would be great to get your answers to some beauty questions. Please let me know if you would be interested.
I’m Spanish and I love your blog 🙂
Congratulations on everything ^ ^
Your blog is really impressive. Keep blogging and entertaining / educating others. God Bless !!
Hi there, I wonder if you had any trouble with the Weleda offer as I put in an order and paid but have not heard anything back from them. I’m wondering if it was too good to be true or if they were bombarded with orders? If you have any ideas that would be great.
I love reading your blog and in fact I’ve been catching up on the last 10 or so. Keep it up.
Hi Korina, thanks for your email and apologies for the delay. I will keep hanging in there but to date still no response from them. Let’s hope they send out the package soon as it definitely ticks all the boxes for me too. I love their products and have used them for years.
I love beauty and only a child but am a keen blogger please could you spread my blog around and follow it if you are interested in fashion and makeup and give me some advice as I’m not a experienced blogger. Thanks Erin x
my blog is – vintagehaxs.blogspot.com
I just love your blog!! I´m from Brazil but I´ve already lived in UK in the past and have family there. I love reading your posts daily!
I realise I’m posting this in the wrong place…but…what do you think about Beauty Pie. Caroline Hirons has been raving about it but when I look, it seems not very transparent how this thing is priced?
Would love your thoughts…
Jane, just wondering have you ever come across a South African skincare brand called African Extracts – I stumbled across them several years ago when staying with friends in Pietermaritzburg and then found they were available in Australia where we were living then. I was delighted to find they now have a UK base and have renewed my ‘acquaintance’ with their day and night creams, which contain rooibos – I think rooibos is their USP! Very well priced, ie v inexpensive. I do enjoy reading your blog even though I am probably your oldest reader!
Great job Jane!
I love your blog and I really enjoy reading your posts.
I am a blogger too (a new one) and I would really appreciate it if you take a look at my blog and tell me your thoughts.
Hi Jane. I know you’ve probably heard this before but your blog IS TRULY AMAZING! Most blogs present their information so robotically so it’s a huge relief to actually stumble upon one that doesn’t. Your personal style of writing is not only appreciated here but also quite remarkable. Please keep up the good work and never stop blogging.
Thank you Jane for putting this together. I love what you write and the content of your blog.
Keep up the good work and keep writing!
Hi Jane, I’ve been following your blog for over a year now! And I’ve received some invaluable information from you. Keep up the great work! There are very few beauty blogs that actually provide useful info. Most of the blogs out there look like they’re promoting or selling.
But here, we always get what we’re looking for. Thank you for that!
All the love 🙂 x
We really love your work Jane. You can really feel the effort you put into it every single time.
Keep it up!
Thank you Jane
I love reading your blog, your blog is truly Amazing!
I love love love reading your blog posts, Jane! Keep up with the awesome work. 🙂
Hi Jane, always so good to read your reviews and see you on Instagram! I was wondering if you have any suggestion, or a post coming soon about sunscreens. In 3 weeks (unless Covid strikes back badly) we are leaving for a 3-week dream holiday to Chile; there we’ll experience different climates and temperatures, from desert to glaciers and be outdoors most of the time. Therefore I need to wear a good sunscreen, but it has to be one that I can comfortably wear under my make up and foundation. I am prepared to pay for ‘premium’ brands, but no pilling or showing through! Any suggestion or recommendation would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance and best wishes, Carla
Thank you so much Jane for your prompt and helpful reply!
I’m struggling with sunscreens too! 🙂 Any recommendations for sensitive skin ones? Thank you!
Hi Jane, I received a Wycon liquid velvet foundation for Christmas- it is fabulous. However I can only find an Italian website to order from with a minimum spend of £150 ?Any tips of how else or where to order from ?