Beauty

Chanel’s Focus on Lips – Le Rouge Chanel

January 30, 2014

It’s very hard for a girl to resist the charms of a brand spanking new, gleaming, black shiny, Chanel lipstick. In this little design wonder with the double interlinked ‘C’ logo, we have the ultimate status symbol as well as a variety of textures, shades and depths that’s a key cornerstone of beauty. It’s no […]

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Dolce & Gabbana’s NEW Eyebrow Shaping Pencil

January 14, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana drip-feed new products into their beauty range constantly so it’s always worth dropping by Harrods to see what new tempting items have come on board. This month it’s a beautifully glam Veil Pressed Powder and a top  item for me (to save me from run-of-the-mill pfaffy eyebrow pencil sharpeners that chew up […]

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REN’s V-Cense Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

January 12, 2014

REN’s an addictive brand. Once you’ve tried one of their little vials of miracles, you want to go back and try another…and another. It’s not only that they smell delicious but are efficacious in every way (to quote a very old song). So far, I’ve had my mitts on the Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil  […]

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Chanel Wraps Up Christmas

December 19, 2013

2013 was the year I learned to appreciate Chanel No.5. It was the signature fragrance of my late sister and I had always inevitably associated it with her, as countless other women do of their mothers, sisters or aunts. Yet, Chanel. No.5 had never got to me. In my youth, I veered towards YSL’s Opium. […]

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Boots No.7 Instant Radiance Highlighter

December 10, 2013

If you asked me what is the item that I’ve added to my make-up routine in recent years, that I now find indispensable it would be a good reliable highlighter. It’s one of those products that really make a difference that you wonder how you did without, especially during all those teenage and early ‘20s […]

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Break from the Norm, GUILD Hairdressing opens in King’s Road.

November 24, 2013

London is chock-a-block full of independent hair salons and salon chains but every now and a while one comes along that really makes an impression and that one is the new GUILD Hairdressing salon in King’s Road. Neither catering to a chi-chi clientele largely seeking blonde highlights and even blonder, inch thick, VIP room carpets […]

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DIORMANIA. Dior’s Glamorous New Beauty Boutique in Covent Garden

November 24, 2013

Popping along to the gorgeous new Dior store in Covent Garden for the first time the other week was quite a revelation. Firstly, and no-one can fail to notice this, it sits right slap bang next to the Chanel beauty store which has held pride of place prior to its Parisienne rival appearing. I did […]

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Bobbi Brown’s New Take on Old Hollywood

November 11, 2013

Oh my! And aren’t we just loving this short, sassy and sweet new ‘Old Hollywood’ collection from Bobbi Brown? The colours stick to black and red with highlights of those divine soft, shimmering beige and sheeny metallic shadows (9 in total) in an eye palette that’s set to become an indispensable addition to most girls-in-the-know’s […]

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Introducing Noble Isle

October 28, 2013

As Britain gets  a battering from storm St Jude, this noble isle of ours has certainly been through the mill – economic recession, longest coldest Winter, wettest Summer (last year) and now storms. It’s a wonder we’re still clinging to our dry British humour. One little business inspired by the variety of the UK is […]

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Chanel No 5 Hair Mist

October 26, 2013

I seem to be all agog with mists these days whether especially for lingerie/clothing (Guerlain’s Petite Robe Noir) or Liz Earle’s Essence Botanical scents which serve a multitude of purposes but mostly ‘just smell really nice’. So it’s with great delight that I see one of the classic favourites has extended their range in time […]

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