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]

The honest blogger’s review of Ekia Skincare

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Ekia is an organic, anti-aging French skincare range, which I’ve been testing over the last few weeks. Apparently loved by Lady Gaga and Blake Lively, Ekia provides targeted products for different older skin types: Well Preserved; Weakened and Damaged, rather than just lumping us all … [read more]

Christmas in July: the best bits

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I know what you’re thinking… it’s not Christmas, and it’s not July. I’ve just asked Siri and there are till 143 days to go, so why the hell am I writing about Christmas? Before I became a blogger I’d never heard of ‘Christmas in July’ … [read more]