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The worst things about working in retail – alternate working title ‘…

Don’t get me wrong, I love LOVE working in retail. This is my 30th year doing it (in some form or another). And I know…

Beauty Myths No.12 – Cellulite Creams

Not one of these women look tortured by having cellulite. Fact: Cellulite is not caused by trapped ‘toxins’. Is anyone else sick of that word?…

Brands you won’t see reviewed on here.

There are a few brands that I am asked about frequently either in comments or on my social media channels. This is happening more and…

Patricia Arquette nails it

I am often asked how I got ahead in the beauty industry. And the truth is, I hit the glass ceiling pretty early on. I…

FAQs – Parabens

source I am asked almost on a daily basis for my views on parabens.  I am met with outrage by some commenters who are mortified…

Red Lippy Project and Cervical Screening Awareness

OK listen up. A cause extremely close to my heart – and my Lady Garden. This week – 8th to 14th June – is Cervical…

The Beauty Project – Selfridges and HUGHES

From 1st May until 12th June Selfridges are holding ‘The Beauty Project’. A series of events and talks over a period of 6 weeks with…

Choice Books – Beauty: A Guide for Health & Beauty Therapists

I am always asked about my beauty therapy training and what advice I can give to people studying/thinking about studying beauty therapy. I will do…

Beauty Myths No.6 – Having spots means you have an oily/…

Most of the people I see have normal/dehydrated/sensitive skin with occasional spots. This is very different to acne. The vicious circle. It usually occurs via…

Horst Rechelbacher 1941 – 2014

I landed to find out that Horst Rechelbacher passed away on Saturday 15th. Horst was the Founder of Aveda – my first job in the…

The Experts. The Brands. Nicola Elliott – NEOM

Nicola Elliott is the Founder of NEOM Luxury Organics – a lifestyle brand that has literally exploded in the last couple of years and has…