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Current Daily Makeup Look with Chanel’s Poésie Palette

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My current daily makeup look, featuring Chanel’s eyeshadow palette for this Autumn, Poésie. I’m quite taken with this eye palette; at first I thought it might be too pearlescent and shiny for me, but the shadows seem to give a beautiful sheeny glow to the lids rather than anything too glittery or brash. The tones are just beautiful; [...]

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: Beauty Bargains and an Angry Cat

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1) FeelUnique have some quite amazing reductions going on in their sale, and I just had an email newsletter to say that there’s an extra 10% off over the bank holiday weekend, using the code PLUS10. Bravo! My super-duper recommendations, with the biggest savings, are below. MD Formulations – anything from. I bloody love MD [...]

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Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum: Testing Complete!

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I have just finished a month-long testing session using Lancôme’s best-selling serum, Advanced Génifique*. Actually, it was slightly more than a month; I managed to tip out the very last drops of serum on day 34, which I thought was pretty good going considering that I’d been applying it twice-daily to face, neck and decolletage! The whole testing idea [...]

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Skincare: do I really need to use a Serum?

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There have been loads of questions recently about serums; people wanting to know what they are, what to do with them and – this seems to be the most frequently asked question – whether they are worth the money. Are they just another marketing ploy to get us to add a step to our beauty [...]

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New Lancome Grandiose: The Swan-Neck Mascara

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A new and rather exciting launch from Lancome; a mascara that promises to solve all of our mascara-applying woes! My particular mascara grievances are: wands that are too long and uncontrollable and bristles that are just ridiculously chunky. With too-long wands I inevitably poke the wrong part of my lid and trigger some kind of crazy [...]

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Any Lancome Hypnose Mascara for £10…

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Nice little flash offer for you; in celebration of the fact that Lancome’s amazing Hypnose mascara is 10 years old, you can grab any version of it for £10 instead of the usual £22.50 (here). Permanent products such as these are almost never reduced in price, so it’s a good chance to stock up if you tend [...]

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Lancome Air de Teint: “Before and After” Photos

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I was editing some film yesterday and came across a couple of photos that I thought may be of interest to some of you. When I’m filming videos, I take a still photograph before each segment to autofocus the camera, and two of the stills from last week’s Beauty Reviews video show quite a good “before and after” for [...]