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Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

A Short Cut To Brighter Skin With Clinique’s New Fresh Pressed System

By On May 8, 2017

Fresh Batch Beauty is going to be a big beauty trend in the years aheads (I originally wrote about it HERE) and the idea behind it is solid – single-use or time-stamped products that… Read More

Eyes

5 Essential Beauty Products For ‘Awake-Looking’ Eyes

By On April 25, 2017

These are the products that I rely on to make my eyes look  ‘awake’ even when it’s far from how I’m actually feeling. Sometimes I just leave it there and other times I… Read More

Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

Universkin – The Personalised & Futuristic Skincare Range

By On April 12, 2017

Universkin is expensive and not widely available. Normally, I wouldn’t write about a range that falls into both these categories but these two downsides are outweighed by the fact that it’s exceptionally good. Also, it’s a… Read More

Beauty Extra

Earth Month 2017 – How You Can Get Involved

By On April 4, 2017

Every year Aveda celebrates Earth Month with the release of a candle with the aim of raising both funds and awareness for local and global environmental organisations. This year they hope to make… Read More

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Decléor ‘Skin In Bloom’ 4-Piece Set – Upcoming As A TSV on QVC

By On March 22, 2017

Treat time alert. There’s a Decléor ‘Skin in Bloom’ hydrating collection of 4 products coming up this weekend as a TSV on QVC. As we’ve come to expect, the savings are massive… Read More

Lips

Zelens Extreme Velvet Lipsticks – Review & Swatches

By On March 20, 2017

The big emphasis of the Zelens makeup range, Active Colour, is that all the products have a high concentration of ingredients normally reserved for skincare products. While this definitely makes them well worth… Read More

Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

The Latest From Alpha- H – A Super-Serum, Moisturiser and Vitamin Profiling

By On March 15, 2017

The new Alpha-H Vitamin B product could easily be described as a super-serum. It contains 3 powerful ingredients – Niacinamide (B3), Copper Peptides and Ferulic Acid. I regularly use serums with each of… Read More

Beauty Extra

My Week In Pictures – Farmacy, Deciem, Latest In Beauty, Diptyque

By On March 8, 2017

I met up the lovely Dionne from super-brand, Deciem at Farmacy which is a new healthy eating restaurant in Westbourne Grove. The interiors are beautiful – light and airy- and the food… Read More

feminism and fillers
Beauty Extra

Can You Be A Feminist And Love Fillers?*

By On March 6, 2017

At the end of last year, Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvéderm facial fillers) and CEW hosted a debate with some of the biggest names in female journalism on the panel on… Read More

No7-lift-&-luminate-review
Skincare

What Happened When I Used The No7 Lift & Luminate Range For A Month

By On March 1, 2017

As I’ve been using the No7 LIft & Luminate Serum for the 8+ months since it launched last year I wasn’t expecting my skin to improve much further after adding the newly… Read More

Beauty Extra

Q and A’s With Anti-Ageing Expert, Dr Frances Prenna Jones

By On February 28, 2017

Though she’s far too discreet to confirm this, rumour has it that Dr Frances Prenna Jones is the cosmetic doctor that a fair few A-listers turn to for their anti-ageing procedures. She has… Read More

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Lips

Is This Spring’s Most Wanted Lipstick & Should We Care?

By On February 26, 2017

I was reading a beauty story in Net A Porter’s online mag, Edit, and it mentioned ‘a soon to launch and sell out’ NARS lipstick called Kiss Me Stupid. This got my interest so I… Read More

Beauty Extra

Skinade – The £100 A Month Beauty Drink Reviewed

By On February 22, 2017

While supplements that claim to rejuvenate skin aren’t anything new there’s an increasing interest in this area as clinical studies are showing that they can really work. I’ve gone through stages of… Read More

Skincare

Hydrate & Nourish by MZ Skin And Why Retinol In A Sun Protection Product Is A Good Thing

By On February 11, 2017

The term, Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF 30, might set alarm bells ringing because there’s an assumption that retinol should only be used at night as it makes skin more sensitive to the… Read More

Makeup

The Latest Launches From Smith & Cult

By On February 4, 2017

While I don’t mind at all if the packaging for my skincare is plain and functional but when it comes to makeup I have to love the presentation. There are brands I’m… Read More

Skincare

The NIOD X QVC TSV That’s Not To Be Missed

By On February 1, 2017

  The simple reason NIOD has become so well established in such a short space of time is because the products are very good indeed. Clever marketing can only get you so far but a brand… Read More

Beauty Extra

Ambre Imperial – The Mouthwatering Fragrance From Van Cleef & Arpels

By On January 26, 2017

I’ve quite an obsession with Amber fragrances and Amber Impérial from Van Cleef & Arpels is now at the top of the my list of favourites. It’s from the Collection Extraordinaire range… Read More

Beauty Extra

New – Bright Blonde Radiance & Repair Treatment

By On January 23, 2017

Unfortunately, I can’t put this product to the test myself as it’s for blondies and I’ve dark hair. Therefore, this is a heads up post for those with fair locks. I don’t normally write… Read More

Moisturisers, Serums & Exfoliators

The New No7 Lift & Luminate Range And Why It’s #BetterTogether*

By On January 18, 2017

In a couple of weeks time I turn 47 (almost 50!) so ageing has been on my mind a lot recently. The conclusion I’ve come to is that getting older doesn’t mean… Read More

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Eyes & Lips

Obagi Elastiderm -The Eye Treatment Most Recommended By Cosmetic Doctors

By On January 12, 2017

The question of whether a separate eye product is necessary is the subject of much debate in the beauty world and my view is that as the skin around the eye is different to… Read More