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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Dotty Mixtures

RMK’s Spring 08 collection, ‘Shiny Mix Dots’ is innovative, quirky and extraordinarily clever. Using a scramble of three dots of colour for each Shiny Mix Eye Shade, £18 and Shiny…
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Stylish Upstart

At 22, Edward Bess has already dabbled in the world of modelling in London, before designing his uber-sleek Lipstick Wardrobe, $350, exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman. I know its a British…
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Designer Wet Wipes

Loving the in-your-face luxury take on an everyday, utilitarian item. Prada Infusion D’iris Refreshing Mono Use Towels – could only find the $ price, so maybe they haven’t reached our…
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But What Does It Do????

Pet peeve coming up. Ren, fabulous skincare brand, known for it’s ‘clean’ ethics – no petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens etc, etc, have gone bonkers. Their latest anti-ageing cream is called Sirtuin…
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Is it, or isn’t it?

Can’t get to the bottom of the Sephora own brand coming to Marks & Spencer. The general view is that it probably isn’t – M&S talk to other brands all…
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