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Mineral Oil – a rant

I go on and on about mineral oil all the time and am always asked what I have against it. Here’s the thing. It has…

Beauty News Round-up

A little round-up of stories this week – first up… A reminder. Invati – the new range from Aveda that I reviewed late last year…

Marie Claire Best Beauty Twitter Awards

Well it would appear that shouting at people on Twitter about their incorrect/lame/wrong use of skincare is popular?! Yours truly has been longlisted for Best…

Guide to Paris – Part 1 – Travel and Champs Elysees

Years ago, when I was working for a big brand in Europe, I was fortunate enough to ‘have’ to visit Paris once a month –…

Best of 2011 – Hairspray

Finishing off my Best of 2011? I know. Hairspray? Really? Well, yes frankly. I use it every single day and am a bit obsessive so…

Best of 2011 – The Best Reds

I’ve never been someone to do things by halves. So when I rediscovered my love of lipstick earlier this year  (having been a gloss chick…

Best of 2011 – Mascara

Although I have not yet been tempted to stray from my usual choice of Chantecaille Faux Cils – frankly one of the best mascaras on…

Best of 2011 – Fragrance

Pretty clear winner for me this year. Guerlain’s Shalimar Initial is a gorgeous take on the original. Lighter, fresher and cleaner. A wonderful modern version…

Best of 2011 – Facial

Kicking off the ‘Best of’ series of posts for 2011 is Best Facial. I know facials. You can usually get a really good facial or…