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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…

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…