Clinique 'Bonus Time' Smokey Eye Palette

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As most of you are aware, I’m a total sucker for a ‘gift with purchase’ – especially the Clinique Bonus Time. I literally have hundreds of mini bottles and tubes and they’re invaluable for me when I travel abroad for shoots. This particular Bonus Time really caught my eye because I loved the eye palette [...]

Cosmetics a la Carte

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A couple of weeks ago I went to visit the wonderful treasure-trove of a shop that is Cosmetics a la Carte. The shop, in Motcomb Street, has had a bit of a facelift, but I also had been waiting for an excuse to meet the infamous Lynne Sanders, cosmetic chemist and co-founder of the brand. [...]

Fleur Cherie by l'Occitane

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If you are a l’Occitane fan you’ll have probably already heard about their new fragrance, Fleur Cherie. If you buy InStyle magazine, you’ll also know all about it, because this month’s has a free Fleur Cherie hand lotion! I have been using the body lotion, which is quite possibly the most fragranced body lotion I [...]

OPI Texas: Spring Summer 2011 Preview

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Last week I popped to Texas Embassy for the launch of OPI’s SS2011 nail polish collection. Please note that it was Texas Embassy the bar/restaurant, not The Texan Embassy. Texas wouldn’t have an embassy, obviously, it being a state and not a country, but I just wanted to clarify that for y’all. (I’m going to [...]

Brenda Anvari – Wonder Jars

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There are two jars on my desk; two very plain jars with simple labels bearing very simple descriptions of the contents – one is marked ‘Skin Serum’, the other ‘Intensive Face Balm’. These jars contain products that were, until now (BIG MOUTH ME!) one of Devon’s best-kept secrets. Don’t let the plain jar and basic [...]

Model Kit: Glasgow, October 2010

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Just a little peek into my makeup and toiletries bag for the Glasgow trip last week; a few new things that I’m trying – I will report back on them in due time – and a few old favourites. Below the video there’s an inventory of all products included in the video. I haven’t done [...]

TheO from Cloud Nine

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If you follow me on Twitter (@modelrecommends) you will know that I took a trip to Glasgow earlier this week to do a two-day shoot for a clothing company. There’s a little summary of my trip coming up, including a bit of information about where I stayed and dined and shopped and so on, but [...]

Davina Peace Body Care

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Yesterday evening, feeling both physically and emotionally drained by what I suspect was a case of minor food poisoning (two glasses of champagne cured it in the end – it’s always the simple remedies) I made my way to Mayfair to take a little look at the new body care range by Davina Peace. It [...]