Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist Youth Infusing Make-up

September 25, 2014

Now, anything that claims to be Youth Infusing may either immediately a) get my interest or b) get my back up depending on which mood I’m in, being the wrong side of 40 something. We all put too much emphasis on youth. (What is it they say? It’s wasted on the young?). From tight under-the-knife […]

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New Liquid Make-up Releases from Chanel & Estee Lauder

April 9, 2014

I’m so bored of packing. Everything in sight has to be wrapped, packed and boxed pre my house move and it’s taking so long, I feel like I’m in Groundhog Day. So, when some lovely brands sent enticing new products through the mail for me to trial, it’s been a pleasure to actually do something […]

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Chanel’s Eyes Have It

February 25, 2014

When Caesar was warned ‘beware the Ides of March’,  I’m not quite sure whether Chanel’s new shades for Spring eyes were exactly in the soothsayer’s mind. Mind you, any woman worth her salt should be warned ‘beware!’ when approaching any Chanel beauty counter as temptation is sometimes just too much. For March ‘14, Chanel have […]

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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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