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How To: Get Glowing Model Skin

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I originally filmed this video in March 2011, but I had to take it down because of issues with the intro. I was annoyed because it had been my most viewed video EVER, but when I was in LA I found the original video file in my MacBook backup folder! So here it is, re-edited [...]

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Klorane Pomegranate for Colour Treated Hair

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I just bloody love this shampoo and conditioner. I can’t think of a bad thing to say about them. They have been formulated for colour-treated hair so that the colour will be protected from fading and dulling just that little bit longer. The blurb claimed to make the colour last “for twice as long”, but [...]

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Docteur Renaud Cosmekit

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I haven’t had any prior experience with Docteur Renaud products but I was reasonably impressed with his “Lime Purifying Programme”. It’s a one-use kit containing a scrub, clay mask and mattifying serum and it promises to purify the skin and even out the complexion in just twenty minutes. I say reasonably impressed because I find [...]

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Jo Malone Home

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Smart new products in Jo Malone’s ‘Home’ range: Scent Diffusers and Room Sprays. Available in the classic Red Roses, Pomegranate Noir and Lime Basil & Mandarin, they come smartly packaged and expensively bottled. The glass scent diffuser is extremely heavy and the reeds are black, which is a nice point of difference, I think. Very [...]


Givenchy Magic Lip & Cheek Balm

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I love the retro feel of this little Givenchy pot. The lid looks sleek, but the bright blue plastic is very eighties, especially with the pink balm inside! As usual, when I first used this I ploughed ahead and slapped it on without reading what it was supposed to do. I had really sore lips, [...]

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Origins: Free Full-Size Moisturiser!

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Tomorrow is Trade-In day at Origins! They have 5,000 full-size moisturisers up for grabs – you just need to take in an empty skincare product (from any brand!) and they’ll swap you! There are two moisturisers available, the Age-Erasing Mimosa (worth £36) and the Perfect World with White Tea, (worth £32). Get down to your [...]

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The Stripping Lumberjack

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I do love makeup with a sense of humour. I have just spent an ungodly amount of time making the lumberjack man on this Urban Decay Pocket Rocket take his clothes off and put them back on again. Shame on me – I’m old enough to know better. Now you see him as a normal [...]

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Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion

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I use Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing System a lot. It’s luxurious, rich, nourishing and amazing for removing makeup whilst you lounge about in the bath. I reviewed it ages ago and must revisit it, but if you’d like to read the review in a new window then you can do so here: Emma Hardie Review. [...]