November Beauty Round-Up

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Here I am with my monthly Round-Up – once again, just in the nick of time! It’s very annoying that by the time I get to the end of the month, I’ve totally forgotten about most of the interesting/amazing/unusual things that I’ve found in the first couple of weeks. Next month I am going to [...]

Sample Service at Lucy Rose

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As you should all know, by now, I love samples. Miniatures, sachets, testers, tiny tubs and tubes and bottles – I have tonnes of them. Quite literally – a few months ago, I had to tip out a whole drawer of my dresser and ‘decant’ my samples lovingly into individual containers, marked for ‘face’, ‘body’, [...]

Mr & Mrs Smith Competition

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To celebrate the launch of the seventh Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection book which covers South-East Asia, I have FIVE to give away! The Smith books are beautiful, full of amazing photographs and well-written reviews. They make for compulsive reading for people like me who sit and daydream about holidays (I like to call this [...]

L'Oreal Serie Nature Abondance de Cacao

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Abondance de Cacao is part of  L’Oreal Professional’s new “Serie Nature” range. There’s a shampoo (which is stated as being Paraben and Silicon free) and a treatment masque, and both have been formulated for fine hair. You may struggle to believe that I could have any imperfections, but I do, in fact, have quite fine [...]

Landmark Birthday

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Hurrah, it’s my birthday! Ever since starting off A Model Recommends I have been at constant war with myself over just how honest to be regarding personal matters. Predominantly matters concerning my real age. The fashion world is a fickle old business, especially for models – you are warned about your ‘shelf life’ and the [...]

Liz Earle Superbalm and Trilogy Everything Balm

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I’m not sure whether multi-purpose balms have a place in your life, but personally I think that they’re indispensable. They’re like a one-stop healing shop for damaged and stressed skin – chapped lips, rough knees, tatty feet and cuticles – as well as skin that just needs a bit of a moisture-boost. The best balms [...]

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

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My brother-in-law-stroke-builder-stroke-temporary-lodger was telling me about his rough, dry elbows. Now don’t get me wrong, he wasn’t whining about them or lamenting the absence of smooth, soft baby-skin – he’s not that type of chap. In fact, if Eric (for that is his name) ever uttered any kind of beauty-related sentence, I would quite literally [...]

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing System

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing System

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I’ve given this product a pretty through going-over now, and I can categorically say that I love it. I say ‘product’, but really it’s ‘products’ plural, because the Amazing Face Cleansing System consists of a cleansing balm, a tub of exfoliating rosehip seeds and a dual action buff and polish cleansing cloth. There’s quite a [...]