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Satsuma Sparkle – Born Lippy!

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I just want to put it out there that I LOVE the Satsuma Shimmer lip balm from The Body Shop. It reminds me of being a teenager, when we all used to rock up to lessons with our little pots of Body Shop balm! Using the Satsuma Shimmer was just a total olfactory blast from [...]

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A “Working Lunch” at Arbutus

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Obviously it was a “working lunch”. Obviously. Whenever I get together with @legslonglength, as she is known on Twitter, we do nothing but work. Ahem. Ruth (@legslonglength) and I have been lunching together at inordinately expensive places for over ten years now; we have made it into something of an art. I won’t go into [...]

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

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 In a way, I wish that I had never discovered Sisley. You may remember how I was introduced to the brand (that fateful day in the Maldives) you may not  – here’s the little tale: How I Met Sisley. Life was a little easier when I lived in blissful ignorance, when I thought that ‘Sisley’ [...]

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My Interview in Teen Vogue

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I was lucky enough to be interviewed for Teen Vogue in America just before Christmas, and the Q&A session has just been published! The accompanying images are rather random (and I sent so many lovely ones to pick from!) but hey – you can’t have it all! I am mid-word in every single one of [...]

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iWarning

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My apple earphone rant continues… The wonderful SiGod (until now anonymous reader but SO glad he popped his head above the parapet! I assume he’s a he….SiGod are you a he?) has put together this amazing iWarning sticker for me. It made me laugh so much that I simply had to put it up here! [...]

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Clinique High Lengths Mascara

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 I mentioned this mascara in the August Beauty Round-Up but I have recently rediscovered it. I had felt that the comb wand took a little bit of getting used to, but I am pleased to say that with an additional bit of practice, Clinique High Lengths is now one of my favourite mascaras. The wand is [...]

REN Radiance Renewal Range

REN Radiance Renewal Range

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 I have gone a little bit AHA crazy recently. After the Liquid Gold success story, I wanted to try out some other exfoliants and see how they compared. (For those of you didn’t follow my little summer skincare saga, have a look at my ‘skincare miracles‘ post for a brief catch-up.) Chemical exfoliants are now [...]

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Watching Birdsong With Mother

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On Sunday night I attempted to watch Birdsong, which is a new BBC drama, with my Mum. It’s an adaptation of a novel by Sebastian Faulks which you may or may not know – that’s not important. What is important is that it’s quite a serious and sad old story, or at least it would [...]