A Toast

Toast, home of droopy clothing for the colourless, have upped their game by introducing some shades other than beige and grey. They’ve also got a neat little bathroom and toiletry…
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Flaming Beauty

Designer’s Guild candles – hitherto rather boring – have suddenly got extremely glamorous. Lime Flower, Guirlande (herbs) and Capucheen (rose) are all as beautiful to smell as they are to…
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SurPrize

Yesterday saw the CEW(UK) beauty awards – an industry insider event where beauty experts, editors and buyers vote for their favourite beauty products. Anyway, swanky lunch at the Park Lane…
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Out Cold

I’ve just been sent an intriguing product – Play & Rewind from IcyBeauty. Two self-cooling mono-doses of very cold (its says freezing but not sure it actually is) serum to…
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Red It Yet?

Dainty Doll is a new range aimed at red-heads who find it hard to get tones just right for their unique colouring. Girl’s Aloud star, Nicola Roberts is the brains…
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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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