Using the Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate

Contouring Mishaps and a Foolproof Fix…

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I want to talk about contouring in greater detail soon; there seems to have been this crazy fad for it and I’m not sure that everyone has been embracing the trend with quite the caution and trepidation that they should have been. There’s a reason why it’s a relatively new idea, in mainstream beauty, and [...]

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Supersonic Face Masks

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Kicking off the new week with some brilliant, powerful face masks. These are the kind of masks that you can rely on to give your skin a proper overhaul in a very short amount of time; brightening, smoothing and plumping, brilliant for erasing signs of fatigue or over-indulgence. (Basically, what I am getting at here, [...]

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Who Will Play Cormoran Strike?

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A burning question, for those of you who’ve read The Cuckoo’s Calling and/or The Silkworm: who, in a TV or film adaptation of the novels, would play Cormoran Strike? Mr AMR and I have spent hours discussing this most important subject and, despite trawling through every single actor in the world on IMDB, we still haven’t found our man. [...]

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The Trenchcoat of Preciousness.

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I finally found a use for that ridiculously glamorous silk Burberry trench that I bought a couple of years ago in the States. (Coerced, I have to say, by Sam from Pixiwoo who is a terrible enabler when it comes to these things.) It was the perfect autumn outerwear for my sister-in-law’s wedding; smart and [...]

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Recipe: My Amazing Keema Curry!

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I posted this video on Youtube months ago and totally forgot to put it up here on the website. Sorry about that! It’s the recipe for one of my all-time favourite dishes, Keema Curry. (Keema is just lamb mince, so don’t be put off by the unfamiliar.) The best thing about this dish, apart from [...]

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Best Undereye Concealers for Dark Circles

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This has been a pet project of mine for the past few years; finding very high coverage concealers that will fade out dark circles without making them grey and ashy. I have tried – quite literally – hundreds, and though there are dozens of them that work well, I’ve narrowed it down to my top [...]

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ Review and 100 Sample Giveaway

Effaclar Anti-Blemish System: the Testers’ Verdict

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Lengthiest post in the world alert. Do you remember when I recruited some skin care guinea pigs to test out the new Effaclar Anti-Blemish System*? Way back when the sun was shining and we weren’t being relentlessly pelted with hailstones and cold rain? Well the results are in. Overall, the response is great. I have to say [...]