Colin Mathura-Jeffree, New Zealand model, actor and Next Top Model judge
‘Delightfully quirky and witty… vivacious and full of pep… a must-read.’
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I’m Rach Read, a features, style and beauty writer, former kindergarten teacher and general layabout. You may recognise me from Page 187 of Sean Smith’s Cheryl (as in Cole), calling Tallulah Riley ‘delightful’ on her Wikipedia page or my former role as long-standing/suffering Music & Style Editor of Teentoday… or you may not recognise me at all, in which case ‘Hello!’
I created Through The Looking Glass, a beauty, food, Hong Kong and whatever else I can think of blog, as one of the few English-language beauty blogs in Hong Kong with in-depth product reviews and swatches. It also features posts about Hong Kong including write-ups of tourist spots, restaurants, exhibitions, shows, arts events and other quirky things, alongside an eclectic mix of music, film, television and book reviews and random musings on ‘pretty things’.
Through The Looking Glass currently receives over 1000 visitors a day (over 30,000 a month if you can’t do the math) and the number of visitors continues to increase each month.
A long time ago, I graduated with a First Class Degree in English Studies from Nottingham University. I wrote a dissertation about The Stylistics of Chick-Lit (versus generic romance novels), which I am all too happy to whore out to anyone that’s interested.
Some stuff I love: dancing at high levels of intensity, middle eights, epic key changes, dresses, garlic, my boyfriend, Bliss Spa, Girls Aloud, studying dance routines and attempting to learn them, men with posh accents and suits, inappropriate crushes, seafood and things that make me laugh.
Some stuff I don’t: people who dislike the mainstream in misguided attempts to ‘be cool’, getting my hands dirty, insects, wanting stuff I can’t afford, ingratitude, tardiness and curry.
All in all, not too shabby, right?!
If you are interested in my writing, sending products for review or have anything else that may be niggling you, please email me at email@example.com. Or if you’re young and hip, tweet me at http://twitter.com/rach_tt.
Thanks for visiting!