When I sadly get reactions to beauty products there are some things that I know that I can rely on to get my skin back to ‘normal’. Allergic reactions can appear in different ways; redness, swelling, bumps, itchiness, hives, peeling, spots or a confidence boosting cocktail of the above. Lovely. So when this happens there are a few steps I take immediately to deal with the allergic reaction. Take antihistamines (if you can) to help with the symptoms of the…

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I have tested many serums and indeed a serum treatment hybrid at one time, but there are a few which I can rely on to ensure my skin is too ravaged by the seasonal transition to autumn. I have dry and dehydrated skin, which likes to play up whenever the seasons change. I can experience redness, tightness, flakiness, and even itchiness from a lack of oil and water in my skin – on my face and body. I know, I’m very lucky like…

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Autumn is coming, there is no doubt, and sometimes there is nothing better than a manicure in a sludgey taupe or a deep red for that transition away from summer brights. I’m a lover of grey nail varnish; I think that it’s a nice neutral that looks chic in the office through to casual weekends in jeans or dancing in a bar holding an espresso martini. So when I tried this matte nail varnish from RMK (shade EX-20*) for the first time, I…

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Giorgio Armani. Now this is a brand to make me think of luxe, high end beauty. I met with Nikki to talk about the new Eye and Brow Maestro range last week and had a mini makeover whilst I was there. The Eye and Brow Maestros are such pretty colours and have the most amazing formulation that buffs into the skin so well. From looking in the pots, the density of the colours and the shimmer is a little intimidating but…

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When I was given a sample of the *Malin and Goetz body wash, I thought that it might come in handy for when I go away for a few days perhaps and put it away for ages not really bothered about trying it; turns out that this is brilliant. It’s lightly scented, feels gentle, and foams well (but it does contain foaming sulphate agents, so I would expect that). Unusually this did not dry out my skin or exacerbate my eczema…

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