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The importance of having an opinion. And voicing it.

Here’s the thing. Every time I do an event and get to meet some of you lovely readers, I come away inspired and always with…

Stem Cells – the nonsense continues

Nearly three years ago I wrote this post about stem cells and the utter nonsense of brands claiming that plant stem cells can ‘reactivate stem…

Beauty Myths No.16 – Active vs ‘Inactive’ Ingredient

What used to relate purely to ingredients that qualify as drugs, is now used as a marketing tool industry-wide and to say that the terms…

The Beautypedia bait that needs to STOP

We certainly agree on the importance of eyebrows. This is one of those strange, unexpected posts that just pop up from the heart, not my…

Meeting Paula Begoun

Oh lovely people! So today I went along and met the brilliant Paula Begoun and her co-author Bryan Barron. We chatted for over two hours…

Cheat sheet – Consumer and Clinical trials, In Vivo vs In …

I am often met with claims of ‘clinical trials’ and ‘independent studies’ when reviewing skincare. It’s to be expected, brands want to give the consumer…

Beauty Myths No.14 – Celebs don’t wash their faces/Caveman …

Here’s the thing: if you don’t want to use anything on your skin, don’t. If you want to only use manuka honey on your skin,…

The BEST things about working in the Beauty Industry.

Yesterday was fun – but there’s obviously a reason we all keep doing what we do – so below are the best things about working…

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…