Elsie Boat

Freelance Journalist, Editor & Copywriter

United Kingdom

I am a London – based freelance beauty and lifestyle writer and editor.

A journalist since 2008, I have worked independently since 2010 – focusing on a wide variety of sectors, including beauty, food and lifestyle.
When I’m not working, you will find me reading classic novels, editing scripts and having heated discussions about football.



Now more accessible and budget-friendly than ever: The lowdown on LED masks

This article contains affiliate links. We will earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts' opinions. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives. Don't you just love it when a celeb-only beauty secret ceases to be a secret?

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Review: SUQQU Gankin Massage - Life & Soul Lifestyle

All facials promise radiant results with varying timescales of how long the glow will last but not all facials promise a sculpted look which is why we were excited to give Japanese makeup and skincare brand SUQQU's Gankin Massage a try.

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SUQQU Cream Foundation - Life & Soul Lifestyle

We take a closer look at the new SUQQU Cream Foundation. Infused with 13 Japanese extracts, it promises to hydrate and make skin radiant. Is it worth the price tag?

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5 skincare duos to get rid of hyperpigmentation - Life & Soul Lifestyle

Hyperpigmentation or dark patches on skin is a skin issue felt by most people. While it's not a deadly condition, it does ruin the complexion. You'd think that with the many advances made in beauty technology, there will be quick fixes on the market. Sadly there isn't.

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Skin Academy Zero - Life & Soul Lifestyle

The just ended London Beauty Week impressed on me how big a role London plays in the huge UK beauty industry. At least two beauty brands launch every week in London. Case in point is this new range by Skin Academy called Zero. As the name implies, it's zero in fragrances, preservatives, parabens and SLES or SLS.

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BIOEFFECT EGF range - Life & Soul Lifestyle

I had heard a lot about Icelandic skincare brand, BIOEFFECT - all good things of course, like how it uses fewer ingredients in its products compared to other skincare brands. That their products are hypoallergenic and parabens free and more importantly, highly effective.


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Introducing... Silk'n Tightra - Life & Soul Lifestyle

Ever since I attended the launch of this Silk'n Tightra launch late last year; I've seen a lot of ads on social media offering treatments for vaginal tightening and other intimate health issues. Aside from the obvious financial cost - such treatments are not cheap, there's also the added pressure of such treatments feeling uncomfortable, especially since you'll have to go into a clinic.

The Burlesque Revival

Eliza Delite. ©Lipstick Ink (Image source: londonburlesquefest.com) The vintage glamour of the burlesque scene has seduced the nation and it looks like this new golden era will endure for many more years to come. Burlesque is nothing new and dates all the way back to ancient Greece.

Salon Du Chocolat

Salon Du Chocolat Catwalk Show Photos: Chocolate week is over and with it London's first ever Salon Du Chocolat catwalk walk show. I must admit that although I enjoyed myself immensely, I'm not sad it's over. Goes to show even chocolate lovers can sometimes get sick of the sight of chocolate.

V&OAK Festival Guide 2013

Image source: Twinwood Festival 2012 (www.twinwoodevents.com) Vintage festivals have always been a cool alternative to thumping music in a field and camping so why spend the day in a field when you can have retro makeovers, exchange cool fashion and buy collector's items. When: 10 May - 29 September 2013 Where: Southbank Centre Only in its second year, this summer long festival is a celebration of burlesque, cabaret, comedy, magic, circus and the best vaudeville acts from around the world.

Five Ways to Say Come To My Celebration

Baby Shower Invitation £49.85 from Anista Designs (source: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/anistadesigns) These vintage inspired invitation booklets are unique, colourful and perfect for special occasions. £15 from The Vintage Drawer This baby shower invitation set has a very unique design and is a definite conversation starter.


Review: Ping Pong Restaurant, Wembley. London Designer Outlet

I had heard great things about Ping Pong so I wanted to kill two birds with one stone - visit Ping Pong and check out the London Designer Outlet, all for the first time. With seven restaurants already opened around London, I had high expectations of the newly opened Ping Pong restaurant and I wasn't disappointed.

Reach Bar & Kitchen

The one question I kept mauling over as I travelled almost 3 hours to get to Reach Bar and Kitchen was, why would anyone come all this way to visit a pub? Well, the answer is surprisingly good food!

Learn to cook Thai at Mango Tree

More than just a cooking class: Last night was my fourth visit to Thai restaurant Mango Tree and the experience gets better with each visit. This latest visit was for a Thai cooking masterclass taught by celebrity chef Ian Pengelley.

Ten Bridal Hair Accessories

Bridal Flower Crown, £25 from Paradise Shore (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ParadiseShore) No wedding is complete without a dramatic bridal headpiece to make the bride stand out. Whether you love authentic vintage or vintage inspired hair pieces, here are ten bridal hair accessories to help you make a statement on your big day.



Workout DVDs for weight loss

It's that time of year again when New Year resolutions surrounding weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle comes to the fore. As someone who is 'allergic' to gym memberships, I thought it appropriate to offer an alternative for those looking to get fitter from home.

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Scosche Rhythm

Fitness Gadget Review.