My beauty heroes: the skin issue

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It’s been a while since I posted about beauty. I’ve been working on my personal development, hence my focus on the ‘wisdom’ section of the blog. For several months I’ve been trying new skincare products. Some made promises they couldn’t keep, others caused trouble for … [read more]

The beauty bucket list

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I was watching a video this morning of a blogger shaving off all her hair, not for charity, but because it was on her bucket list (a list of things she wanted to do before she ‘kicks the bucket’). Is that a strange thing to … [read more]

The ethical Christmas gift list

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The ethical Christmas gift list I’m finding it increasingly difficult to choose thoughtful gifts for any of my loved ones. Christmas is particularly challenging. Mr Maven is bored with my usual rota of wallets, watches and briefcases; the choice for kids is either disposable, cheaply … [read more]

My beauty heroes: Autumn

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My skincare regime has evolved for Autumn. Now that my previously sore eyelids are back to normal, I have been able to spend a few weeks nurturing my skin, with a few new products to add to my daily routine. These autumn beauty heroes represent … [read more]

My beauty heroes: Spring

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We’ve had such a lovely Easter break: A week in Cyprus with the kids, relaxing in the sun, followed by a long weekend with some of my oldest and dearest friends. Now I’m breaking the writer’s block with a mammoth ‘best of’ beauty post – a … [read more]

My beauty heroes: January 2017

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January is always a busy month in recruitment (the day job) and this year is no exception. Which is one excuse for not having posted anything here for two weeks. But here’s another good reason: Her name is Coco and she’s an nine week old … [read more]

Unboxing the M&S beauty advent calendar

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, although the kids reminded me this morning that they don’t have advent calendars yet. Well, I’ve got mine, so there! It’s from Marks & Spencer and it’s quite spectacular.* Jam packed with sample size and full size beauty … [read more]

My beauty heroes: November 2016

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Each month, I receive numerous samples from beauty and skincare brands – some of which I’ve heard good things about and have proactively asked for, and others from companies who have found the blog and would like me to write a review. The best of … [read more]

Autumn makeup makeover

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Once a year I completely overhaul my makeup drawer, usually following a cosmetics counter makeover in one of the department stores. Last year, Charlotte Tilbury liberated me of my hard-earned dosh, and the accompanying coincidence made a great story for the blog. The year before I was loyal only … [read more]