Foundation Review: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Shaping Stick

Well it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I promised a whole slew of foundation reviews on a very regular basis and there hasn’t been one since Clinique’s Even Better Glow, which was months ago. It was also, admittedly, a hard face base to follow and I didn’t really want to stop using it to test anything…

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Trends I Can Live With: Side-Stripe Trousers

This go-faster stripes on trousers trend is one trend I can get behind, unlike backless things, “cold shoulders” and anything cropped). And it can be almost any sort of stripe; wide bands of colour, thin white piping, even the triple Stripes de Adidas are all the rage again. Because there’s something very flattering about trousers with a…

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: Not Fit For Purpose

Please examine Exhibit A above, which is a pretty bog-standard sink. Traditional – some might say boring – in style, but infinitely useful for holding water, which is its primary purpose, or for merely providing a temporary receptacle for water should you find yourself opting for a quick handwash rather than your fill-the-basin-to-the-top ablutions. It’s a simple…

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Luxury Summer Skin Prep with Anne Sémonin | AD

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s actually a whole year since I wrote my post on the Anne Sémonin made-to-measure skincare routine I had been prescribed. You can read about that here, if you’d like a quick trip down memory lane!) It was quite a complex routine, involving daily masks and mixable concentrates, toners…

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Beauty, Fashion and Home Favourites: May 2018

It’s time for the May favourites. A mixed bag again, this month, as I’m featuring more beauty in the 5 Most-Used videos. So there are two beauty things (both of which you can read more about here on the blog, links below the video pane), one sort-of-beauty favourite and two things for the house. Annoyingly, if you…

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Interiors: If In Doubt, Start with the Downstairs Loo…

After dilly-dallying about looking at around five million wallpapers for the hallway, I have made the executive decision to have a little practice makeover session using the downstairs loo. What a great place to start! Firstly, it’s small enough that any decorating mistakes won’t be too costly and secondly, it’s not the sort of room…

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Rouge G de Guerlain: Luxury Lipstick Treasure

Goodness me. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the effort that’s gone into designing these Guerlain Rouge G lipstick cases? Rouge G has always been a favourite of mine, with the slide-out lip colour and pop-up mirror. It weighs about the same as a four-oven AGA, which means that you can’t take it…

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In Conversation with Mr AMR: Things Can Only Get Better | AD

The idea for this pre-Father’s Day post was supposed to be that things get better with age and that we should embrace getting older and all of the fine things that come with it. Wisdom, perhaps; an improved financial situation, with any luck, or maybe – if you’re one of those people who jumps into…

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