In my opinion, there is something grown up, and glamourous about one particular thing throughout my day – the reapplication of my lipstick using a chic compact mirror. This reminds me of movie scenes, and of beauty icons photographed in timeless black and white. What can I say? I like that. I don’t personally feel the need to use a lipstick that claims to last 14 hours, or more than three hours really. I eat and drink a lot throughout my day and…

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This is a medium weight white cream with a soft spa scent, ‘designed’ to tackle ageing with its algae Padina Pavonica combined with Ginkgo Biloba, Rose and Mimosa Absolutes. Now I can only give you my experience of this so perhaps best that you try this for yourself but I love the fragrance that reminds me of wonderful experiences of Elemis facials past and I love the way that this cream helped to rescue my skin. I did not use this…

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  I recently attended the Selfridges Perfecting Beauty event and purchased the RMK Colour Brush (£32). This is a soft but dense goat hair brush (claimed to be cruelty free though I can’t guarantee or substantiate this personally). This is a beautiful shape (not as angular as you might initially think) and is a versatile size brush. So far, I have found it great for contouring, applying base blush, applying a pop of blush colour, and for applying highlighter. In addition to…

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Part of my joy from trying beauty products is finding The One… that Holy Grail item… the product that signals the end of The Search. Well, this only happens occasionally in life it seems. I have found my Holy Grail foundation (luxe edition), and my favourite gel eyeliner. This brings me joy and satisfaction of course, in that I can rely on these products to always do what I want or need them to do. A product can only become The One…

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I have a lot of skincare and makeup and one of the things that disappoints me is when I find products have gone off before I’ve finished them, or they have been destroyed through a clumsy mishap. So I like to try my best to avoid these incidences as much as possible. One of the things that I like to do is to only keep cleansers in my bathroom and keep all my other beauty products away from the temperature changes, humidity,…

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