l’Occitane Supple Skin Oil: Nourishing the Alien Egg

l’Occitane Supple Skin Oil: Nourishing the Alien Egg

I must confess to having not done very well with my stretch-mark-oil testing duties, this pregnancy. I’ve been on the body balms instead (…
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc: The Summery Wintery Dry Oil Spray

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc: The Summery Wintery Dry Oil Spray

Well this is just extraordinary. It has to be the most un-seasonal seasonal beauty release I’ve ever happened upon: a winter launch of …
Summer Sheen: Back On The Dry Oils

Summer Sheen: Back On The Dry Oils

I’m back on the dry body oils for that sexy, summer sheen sans grease. When it’s hot and sticky, there’s nothing …
The Beauty Present for Mothers-to-Be…

The Beauty Present for Mothers-to-Be…

I realised last week that I didn’t ever properly finish my round-up of the best pregnancy and new-Mum beauty products. I did some …
Spa-Like Mind-Transporting Body Oils…

Spa-Like Mind-Transporting Body Oils…

Three luxurious body oils that each transported me, if I closed my eyes tightly, straight into the world’s most peaceful and nice-smelling spa. …
Beautiful Oils for Supple Skin and Help with Stretch Marks…

Beautiful Oils for Supple Skin and Help with Stretch Marks…

I mentioned this on the “affordable” stretch marks roundup, but I’ll repeat: I know that beauty people are divided in their opinion of …
Neroli and Orange Blossom: Take me to my Special Place!

Neroli and Orange Blossom: Take me to my Special Place!

I adore the smell of both Neroli and Orange Blossom – they transport me to a calm, happy place. Ages ago I wrote about Charlotte …
Pregnancy Body Oils: Mustela Stretch Marks Care

Pregnancy Body Oils: Mustela Stretch Marks Care

I’ve been testing out quite a few pregnancy body oils recently and I thought I’d start reporting back on a few of …
Rose Otto: I Love it a Lotto. (Sorry.)

Rose Otto: I Love it a Lotto. (Sorry.)

  I seem to be having a bit of a “rose revival” at the moment. I went off rose for a while, possibly because …
Figgy, Floral and Fruity: The Ultra Nourishing Oil

Figgy, Floral and Fruity: The Ultra Nourishing Oil

Last week I wrote about Aurelia’s amazing Firm and Revitalise dry oil; this week it’s Roger & Gallet’s Huile Gourmande that’…
Best In Show: Aurelia Dry Body Oil

Best In Show: Aurelia Dry Body Oil

It’s pricey, but there’s no escaping the fact that Aurelia’s Firm and Revitalise is one incredibly nice body oil. It feels …
Smells that Remind me of Summer

Smells that Remind me of Summer

Oh hello August, you sizzling-hot little git! Where did you spring from? I’m still answering emails with “hope you had a good New …
Massage Candles: Do Not Share

Massage Candles: Do Not Share

Now here’s a concept that on paper seems completely unessential: a candle that, when melted, doubles up as a massage oil. It’s …
Bois d’Orange: Desperately Clinging on to Summer

Bois d’Orange: Desperately Clinging on to Summer

Injecting some much-needed sunshine into this rainy week we have Roger & Gallet’s Creme Sublime Or perfumed body cream and Huile Sublime Bois …