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Colonia Pura By Acqua di Parma

By On March 20, 2018

I should start off  by saying that if you like big, blousy and heady scents this one isn’t for you. Colonia Pura is pretty much the epitome of a fresh and very… Read More

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Cloud Nine Hair Irons – An Upgrade From GHD

By On March 12, 2018

In the last few months I’ve come to rely on hair straighteners to get my hair into a presentable state much more than previously. This is because it’s shorter than it has… Read More

Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

Previse DermApothecary – Zero Fragrance Skincare

By On February 21, 2018

Fragrance in skincare often splits opinion. There are those who enjoy the sensorial element of scent. Then there are those with sensitive skin who find fragrances can be a cause of irritation.… Read More

Eyes & Lips

The New Alpha H Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream & Info On the Upcoming QVC TSV

By On February 8, 2018

A new launch from Alpha H is always big news for skincare addicts and this one is especially exciting as it’s an eye cream in the Liquid Gold range – Liquid Gold… Read More

Beauty Review 2017
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My Beauty Review Of 2017

By On January 29, 2018

I was in two minds about publishing my review of beauty in 2017 because I’m so ridiculously late with it. However, in the fast moving world of beauty, I think there’s a… Read More

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My Current Top 3 Beauty Products & Top 3 Beauty Tips

By On January 23, 2018

Update: A lovely reader, Dawn, was kind enough to let me know that a version of this post made it into the February issue of Top Santé. At the end of last year… Read More

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Thinning Hair – My Personal Story

By On December 17, 2017

Until I started experiencing my own issues with thinning hair I didn’t realise what a big and increasingly common problem hair loss has become for women. Hair loss is traditionally thought to only inflict men… Read More

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3 Gift Ideas For Beauty-Lovers

By On December 4, 2017

Buying presents for the women in our lives is generally a lot easier than buying for the men. And if the women have an interest in beauty it’s even more of a… Read More

Base, Concealer & Powder

Three Current Favourites From Clinique

By On November 21, 2017

My first experience of using Clinique was over 30 years ago when I wanted a foundation and my mum steered me towards the Clinique counter. Though it was an expensive choice for a… Read More


Suqqu’s Limited Editions For Christmas 2017

By On November 13, 2017

While I was aware that Suqqu had a great reputation I was still surprised by how much I loved the brand after trying some of the products for the first time. Each item screams… Read More

breast cancer prevention tips
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General Advice For Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

By On November 7, 2017

The threat of breast cancer is something women live with everyday. We might not think about it constantly but it’s one of those background worries we have for ourselves and the women… Read More

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Tixel – The Latest Laser Treatment For The Eye Area With Minimal Downtime

By On October 11, 2017

Earlier on this year I had a series of treatments at PHI Clinic using the M22 device which utilises IPL, ND Yag and Fractional Laser Resurfacing technologies. Though this might sound scary it really wasn’t and… Read More


The Survival Range From NIOD

By On October 2, 2017

A short while back I wrote a post on my favourite sun protection products. If Survival 30 was available then it would definitely have been included. It has all the elements that are… Read More

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How To Get Perfect Eyebrows With Micro Blading By Daxita

By On September 20, 2017

I’ve always taken a pretty low maintenance approach to my eyebrows. They say eyebrows should be viewed as sisters and not twins as it’s rare for them to look identical. The problem with mine… Read More

Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

The Alpha H Essentials Collection

By On September 11, 2017

While Liquid Gold is known as Alpha H’s ‘hero product’, all the other products from the brand are equally, if not more so, impressive. Their latest launches form The Essentials Collection and the concept… Read More

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Juliette Has A Gun Launches Two New Fragrances

By On August 30, 2017

It’s hard not to be intrigued by a range of fragrances called Juliette Has A Gun. I assumed that it wasn’t available in the UK and have often happily passed some time reading… Read More

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My Summer Beauty Favourites

By On July 30, 2017

While not all the beauty products I use are season related there is a shift in what I find myself reaching for once the weather warms up. Generally, I find that I like light-weight products… Read More

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Finding Out My Body Composition With InBody At Hypoxi Knightsbridge

By On July 20, 2017

InBody is a detailed body composition analyser and recently I went along to Hypoxi Knightsbridge to get assessed. It was quick, easy, safe and painless but I found the results really interesting… Read More


Clinique X Jonathan Adler – The Limited Edition Collection

By On July 17, 2017

There are times when a beauty brand launches a limited edition range when I think why bother as the products are just not that interesting or special. Then there’s the limited edition ranges that… Read More


Bio-Extracts – The Customisable Skincare System

By On July 15, 2017

Customisable skincare is going to be a huge trend in the years ahead. I recently had coffee with a beauty PR who said that a big high street brand she represents are currently… Read More