Bite Me Valerie

Just when you thought an eyebrow transplant might be a bit, shall we say, out there, along comes tooth tattooing. Get your favourite celebrity, pet or historical figure imprinted permanently…
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Raised Brows

Ok, so eyebrow transplants are the new boob job. Apparantly, they’ve shot up in popularity following trends for ‘strong’ brows. And, I really, really wanted to rubbish them and say…
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Shhh…IT Colour

So OPI’s latest offering – The IT Colour – is supposed to be the summer’s must have. Frankly, I have had fungal infections that look better on nails. Matt yellow.…
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Pretty Pick n Mix

What’s not to love about these glamorous offerings from Paul & Joe? Spring collection Lipsticks and Face Colour Powders are £14 each. Lovely creamy textured lippies and divinely fine powders…
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Spot On

EasyLooks are portable strips of make up that house each item in a tiny bubble. Work to party without the hefty vanity case, weekends away or simply touch ups on…
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In The Best Possible Taste?

Things that make you go ‘hmmmm’…Sip ‘beauty’ drink. Basically, naturally flavoured water with added botanicals and vitamins designed to make your skin glow. £1.85 a bottle. Could it possibly be…
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A Shot In The Dark

Yes, we do envy our American sisters who can get all the latest beauty and cosmetic enhancers before we do usually, but I’m afraid I won’t be hot-footing for the…
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Call me Spoilt…

But I cannot take a bath these days in just plain water. It’s wrong somehow…like bacon without the eggs or cappuchino without caffeine. One of my absolute favourite bath-enhancers is…
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How Did I Miss This?

Somehow the whole pomegranate-Rodial thing passed me by – and yet having been using Rodial Glam Balm for two weeks now (after having to radically alter everything since my skin…
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Arty Beauty

You’d be forgiven for thinking that bronzer time will never appear. Despite having 17 weathers in one day at the moment, choosing a bronzer is going to be difficult this…
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Easily Pleased

Give me a palette and I’m happy. Honest, it’s just that simple. I’m currently completely besotted with Bobbi Brown’s Raspberry Palette that gives muted smokey eyes without even trying. Bobbi…
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Base Desire

Now that daylight is changing from interminable winter gloom to something rather brighter, it can be a bit of shock to see your skin in this new, far more revealing…
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Completely Nutty

Any fashionista worth their salt heads straight to the Rue Royale when in Paris to nibble on tiny Laduree macaroons. So, it’s intriguing to find that Laduree have launched an…
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A World of Gloss

Brit boy designer Christopher Kane’s collaboration with Lancome Juicy Tubes prove what beauty editors have always known and fashion editors would like to deny – that make up and fashion…
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From Blue To Grey

Way before Chanel’s famously fabulous blue nail varnish, and way before the neon vibe hit the make up counters, Versace had the look sewn up. Neon orange, yellow and metallic…
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Feelin’ Fruity?

Ever wonder who decides what the next big thing in skincare is? This month, Allure thinks it’s anti-oxidant packed Coffee Berry…next month, who knows? But trend predictions for the organic…
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It Balm

At last – a fabulously nourishing lip balm that doesn’t taste of mint!! My lifelong search for an affordable balm sans methol has finally been accomplished. In April, Ren launches…
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Nothing Fishy…

Loving the latest creation from Chantecaille, whose butterfly embossed eye shades last year were on every beauty page for their sheer prettiness. These fabulously intricate eye and face colours are…
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A Rash Move

One of the downsides of being a beauty ed (yes, there are one or two!) is that sometimes skin has a bad reaction to a product. I try to test…
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Hot But Not Bothered

I found Jaily’s Intimate Beauty Wipes, £16.50, at a trade show in Paris last year. In her own very discrete French way, creator Valerie Myevs refers to anywhere below the…
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