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February 10, 2020

Valentine's a hop, skip and jump away so thought I'd do a quick week of fragrance reviews of some long overdue ones; I chose today's trio WOMEN'SECRET Eau My Delice, Eau My Fresh and Eau My Secret for their fresh floral accords, apt for these glorious s...

January 22, 2020

Swimming and spending time in the sun means lashings of sun cream, so am always on the lookout for  broad spectrum protection, no white streaks, stickiness, eye irritation and harmful ingredients; Eau Thermale Avène Sun products tick those boxes while being mindful wi...

January 14, 2020

Known as the 'black diamond', activated charcoal has been valued for its purification abilities for centuries in ancient China and Egypt. So, what's the buzz behind this black miracle ingredient?

January 10, 2020

I haven’t done an empties post for a while so thought I’d start the year off chatting about some I’ve used before and other newbies: Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, Cowshed Knackered Cow Bath and Body Oil, Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Shower Cream, Elemis Superfood...

December 19, 2019

If you love changing your bags up on a regular basis to suit your outfit or mood, then the deal at ZEMP NATURALS is worth checking out - and you're giving back to a good cause!

November 4, 2019

Elizabeth Arden's new addition to their Green Tea fragrance collection is described as vibrant and sparkling and indeed, on first whiff you’re enveloped in a heady fresh floral and fruity space...

October 22, 2019

Isn’t it amazing how certain scents bring back memories or feelings; I love that about fragrances and this one resonates with me, as the perfumer says, it's comforting and wearable.  I think this makes for a great daywear fragrance, like smelling a fresh gigantic b...

October 9, 2019

Vitamin C is a highly effective ingredient for skincare and Elizabeth Arden has expanded their innovative capsule technology to create a serum that is 178 x more potent than normal vitamin C.

September 26, 2019

Last year CHANEL introduced the first instalment of  Les Eaux de Chanel collection, with names of places Gabrielle Chanel held close to her heart: Paris - Deauville, Paris - Biarritz and Paris - Venise and so the journey continues this year, bringing us another gem, CH...

September 17, 2019

I mentioned in an earlier post that a major spring clean including my beauty cupboard has been my priority over the last week and I came across some lovelies I hadn't gotten around to writing about; as spring is in the air (have you noticed how the mornings are lig...

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