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A love letter to Beauty Departments

After the atrocious ‘service’ (and I use the word loosely) I had the misfortune of experiencing at Boots recently, I’ve been even more aware of…

Instagram Update

Where does the time go? It’s over a month since my last update and although it’s been typically quiet in the beauty industry, I still…

Inspiring women in beauty – so is corporate …

I just spent a really inspiring, great week in L.A. surrounded by brilliant women who have forged a way in the beauty industry and founded…

Beauty things that need to be put …

This post was originally called ’10 beauty things…’ but I very quickly ran over 10, especially when I consulted my girlfriends (Thanks Ruth and Lily). Feel…

The importance of having an opinion. And …

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…

Beauty Myths No.15 – Celebs don’t wash …

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 …

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 – …

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.13 – 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?…