Beauty

Reviews and thoughts on beauty products, services, and places.

Bad Apple Hair have made my lavender hair fantasies come true. A few weeks ago I went in for a consultation on how to update my virgin dark brunette hair to something more fashionable and fun. George, a senior colour technician, was happy with the condition and strength of my natural hair and confirmed that he could give me the lavender hair of my dreams. I had a skin allergy test done before I left the salon and then spent…

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There is something about living in the city centre that is exciting and convenient though I do end up paying the price for it. Not only does my ageing skin have to deal with dehydration and my on-the-go lifestyle but the added stress of being exposed to city pollution for the past 15 years. The Caudalie Vine Activ range claims to be powered by “anti-pollution” technology, which intrigued me greatly. I do try my best to look after my skin…

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Clarins Skin Spa in Selfridges Birmingham is hidden away but worth seeking out. I headed there for a Tri-Active Facial Plus as I am in need of some pampering and self care. The appointment began with a consultation discussing my skin care regime, preferences and what (if anything) from the Clarins range I had tried before. I am a huge Clarins fan and do use a number of their skin and body products (less so of their makeup). My favourite…

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Hands are terribly vulnerable when it comes to ageing. They are exposed to the weather, to water and to the sun in often unprotected circumstances. Due to this, the skin on my hands tends to show signs of damage and ageing that seem much worse than the skin on my arms or elsewhere on my body. This leads me to turn to a number of products in an attempt to rescue the situation. I like to think of them as…

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Finding a good hairdresser can be quite the challenge. I have been in luck that since Lindsey moved her salon to London, that the wonderful team at Sixth Sense Salon have always been there to tend to my hair needs. The salon has had a refurbishment and I went along with a few other bloggers for a small event to look around. The salon has had quite the facelift with a more selective use of their bold colour palette, which…

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