Sharon Hilditch, MD and co-founder of British born Crystal Clear skin care, has been awarded an MBE. This is fabulous news, proving that independent beauty companies can run with gang. With celeb followers such as Madonna and Kate Moss, her most celebrated treatment is Crystal Clear Oxygen Therapy that leaves skin looking utterly gorgeous. It’s... Read More
Word has it that London’s loveliest facialist, Nicola Joss, is starting her own masterclasses in DIY facials. Far from feeling that facials are a regular essential, Nicola thinks that facials are something you can easily do yourself at home as long as you have the right know-how. A facial a season is her motto for... Read More
No, it’s not a new brand. According to WWD (and earlier in the year the NY Times), sales of beauty products are dropping. In past recessions, little luxuries like a new lipstick didn’t drop – in fact they probably increased. You know what its like – you need a bit of retail therapy but can’t... Read More
Having found the ultimate, idiot-proof self tan (the fabulous, wonderful, genius, brilliant Pro-Ferm Afterglow) for my olive coloured skin, I trialled another self tan on a fair skinned friend. The night before she was going to a party. Wearing a teeny-weeny strappy dress. Eek. Mistake. She virtually had tiger stripes. I won’t name and shame... Read More
I’d almost completely forgotten about this lovely brand, Fresh, that used to be one of my absolute favourites. Once they stopped using PR, it became hard to find out what was new, so I gave up. But, I always loved the Gloss Absolutes, not only for their pretty packaging but for being frontrunners in the... Read More
Exquisite bubble baths, such as Lollia Foaming Bath, 26 pounds, are rare finds. The whole Lollia range is just delicious but there are only selected picks on www.anthropologie.co.uk. Shame they declined to ship when I tried to order six!