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]

153 seconds of fame

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I took after-school acting lessons for several years in my youth and dreamed of one day being discovered. My drama partner (we used to take classes in pairs) went on to become a professional actor. I won’t name names, but he’s been in all of the … [read more]

Fast beauty for the party season

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My party season makeup is sorted for this year, thanks to BeautyExpert.com. They’ve just sent me a few of their best selling products from Elizabeth Arden and Nudestix. Elizabeth Arden was first established in 1910, so it’s about time I gave their makeup a try. For this … [read more]

Serendipity: a short story

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Serendipity: a short (true) story. I can’t help browsing the makeup counters of department stores, even though I have enough makeup in my house to open a shop. On Thursday I wandered into Fenwick on Bond Street in between meetings, hoping to get a bit of … [read more]

Look Fantastic exclusive Black Friday offers

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Look Fantastic sent me a special treat this month to promote their Black Friday offers. If you haven’t tried a beauty subscription service before, but you like to try new, premium and less-known beauty brands, beauty boxes are a great way to sample products. All of … [read more]

Festive two minute makeup transformation

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I have drawer upon drawer of makeup, partly from my brief flirtation with a career as a makeup artist, and partly because I just love the confidence makeup gives me – so I hoard it, as if scared that throwing it away will mean losing … [read more]