Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.
Latest articles by Aleesha Badkar
Best trail running shoes for women— lightweight styles, waterproof buys and picks with extra padding
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The best blenders for making smoothies, soups, sauces and desserts
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The special woman who inspires Kate Middleton's parenting style
Kate Middleton takes inspo from someone special when it comes to raising the Cambridge children
By Aleesha Badkar •
The best hair straighteners to smooth, style, and care for your hair
From cordless to steam to curling, we've picked the best hair straighteners for every hair type and styling need
By Fiona McKim •
The best pillow for a comfortable, pain-free night’s sleep—whether you’re a back, side or stomach snoozer
On the hunt for the best pillow for you? There's no such thing as a good night's sleep without one—so we've rounded up our pick of the comfiest.
By Ysanne Brooks •
The best eyeliner liquids, pencils, and gels for enhancing your peepers
The best eyeliner can come in many different forms, as our selection of top picks shows
By Aleesha Badkar •
8 hotel pillows anyone can buy from to enjoy a luxury sleep experience at home
Hotel pillows are a dream to sleep on—so how can we recreate the experience in our own homes?
By Amy Hunt •
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By Lauren Hughes •