10 ways to slow signs of ageing around your eyes without using an eye cream 

10 ways to slow signs of ageing around your eyes without using an eye cream. Image of smiling girl covering eyes with hands isolated on white

Recently I asked a poll of women – Do eye creams really work? The results were (excuse the pun) eye-opening. Whilst nearly none were convinced in the efficacy of eye creams, nearly all shared a desire to slow signs of ageing around their eyes. Want to find out more? Read:Do eye creams really work? The […]

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Do eye creams really work?

Do eye creams really work? Close up of woman's eye area with dots of eye cream underneath her right eye

Up until recently I rarely used eye-creams.  I didn’t believe I needed to and the ones I did use didn’t seem to do anything noticeable.  Besides, there were no glaringly obvious concerns that a decent amount of concealer couldn’t fix.  But that belief all changed in an instant with just one picture. Here’s the picture […]

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Recommended:  Multi-use Beauty Products

Recommended: Multi-use beauty products. Images of NARS The Multiple makeup stick in Orgasm shade, NUXE Huile Prodigieuse bottle and Dr PawPaw Multipurpose soothing balm all in a row against a white background

Multi-use Beauty Products offer a multitude of beauty benefits all in one convenient little package. Here are my top 5 recommended Multi-use beauty products.

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Paraben-free beauty: What are parabens & do you really need to be free of them?

Entering the Paraben-Free Zone: What are parabens & do you really need to be free of them?

Recently I’ve noticed the claim – Paraben-free – on more and more of the beauty products I’ve purchased.  Whilst knowing nothing about parabens, I naturally assumed it must be a positive said product was free of them – congratulations shampoo, you’re free! Awesome job!  But this made me think.  Did this mean paraben containing products […]

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Recommended: Paraben-free skincare

Recommended: Paraben free skincare

Paraben-free – the proud badge beauty products have increasingly been spotted wearing.  Here are some of my favourite paraben-free products…

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Setting the Tone – why should you use toner?

Setting the tone - Why you need to use toner

Cleanse, tone, moisturise.  The holy trinity of the skincare routine.  Whilst the benefits of the first and last steps pretty much explain themselves – many are often left questioning, what the heck is and why should you use toner? Toners are ‘enriched’ liquids that take mere seconds to use after cleansing your skin.  Most usually […]

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Recommended Facial Cleansers (For all skin types)

Recommended: Facial Cleansers (For all skin types)

It’s really important to love your cleanser – especially as we often have to use one at the time of day when we have the least want or energy to!  So I’ve selected my recommended facial cleansers based on a range of application and removal methods – a key criteria in selecting the best cleanser for you.  

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5 Steps to a (well kept secret) self-tan

5 Steps to a (well kept secret) self-tan

Whether you want to achieve a tan minus the sun-exposure, a bronzed boost or if you’re anything like me – you just want to constantly look one step above anaemic ghost – a self-tan could be for you.  Self-tanning products with their dramatically improved formulas, have come a long a way from the days of […]

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Recommended: Self-Tanning Superstar Products

Recommended self tanning superstars

Here are my favourite self-tanning products for achieving a beautifully natural looking self-tan… [This article contains affiliate links.  To find out more here] Garnier Summer Body* A moisturising lotion with a hint of tanning ingredient to gradually build a natural-looking tan.  Enriched with natural extract of apricot, this light, fast-absorbing formula is easily applied and smells […]

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The beauty of a beauty box and how to know which beauty box is for you

The beauty of a beauty box (and how to pick the right one for you)

Since beauty boxes first launched many moons ago, they have progressed from a potential passing craze into an accepted and (in some cases) staple part of the beauty product buying routine.  With an increasing number of beauty retailers/industry bigwigs introducing their own mini beauty product treasure troves to market, we as consumers are now spoilt […]

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Recommended: Under eye concealers

Recommended: Under eye concealers

For me, beautifully made-up skin is built upon a flawless base.  However, foundation alone is rarely sufficient to cover dark circles and brighten up your under eye.  This is where a great under eye concealer comes in. But before I reveal my recommended under eye concealers, let’s go back a step… If you find yourself […]

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5 Easy ways to add volume to fine hair

5 Quick tips for adding volume to fine hair

When your hair is fine, the ultimate goal is to create the illusion of thicker, fuller locks! Here are some really easy ways to add volume to fine hair: [*5 Easy ways to add volume to fine hair contains affiliate links.  To find out more click here] 1. Get the style right Your first stop on […]

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Recommended:  Best Shampoos and Conditioners for fine hair

Recommended shampoos & conditioners for fine hair

As I mention within my article – 5 Easy ways to add volume to fine hair – a crucial step in gaining volume is starting with a good shampoo and conditioner.  I’ve tried a lot of volumising shampoos and conditioners over the years and these are my recommended best shampoos and conditioner for fine hair. […]

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You are not going bald! (overcoming non-hereditary hair loss)

You are not going bald

Are you noticing that your hairbrush seems to contain more hair than usual?  Are you pulling larger quantities of hair from your shower plug-hole?  Is your ponytail diameter feeling thinner?  Are hairs falling very easily from your head whenever you touch them?  And is all of this making you feel panicked and worried that you […]

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Recommended: Nars Bronzing Powder

Recommended: NARS Bronzing powder. Image of NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna on a white background

[*This article contains an affiliate link.  To find out more click here.] Labelled as a Cult Classic and with the reviews & sales to back this claim up, it shouldn’t surprise you that NARS Bronzing Powder* in Laguna is my favourite go-to in helping create a natural healthy glow.  I was first introduced to NARS Bronzing […]

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Recommended: No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil

Recommended No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil

Remember the days when the ‘fashion’ for eyebrows was to pluck them within an inch of their lives?   Thankfully now we can covet fuller, more natural brows, still beautifully sculpted but a lot less painful to maintain! Since being introduced to the magical transforming powers of an eyebrow pencil, they have become as essential […]

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10 Top Beauty Tips for New Mums & Mums-to-be

Really this should be titled – 10 Top beauty tips for new mums & mums-to-be (and anyone who could do with taking a huge amount of stress out of their beauty routine whilst still remaining gorgeous).  But perhaps that’s a bit too long winded?  Just know  you are welcome to indulge in these tips – […]

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Recommended: Dior Capture Totale Night Cream

Recommended: Dior Cature Totale Night Cream. Image of product.

Dior Capture Totale night cream is what sweet-dreams are made of! A rich, intensive cream that sinks deliciously into my skin.  Leaving me in the satisfied knowledge that those little Dior microparticles (or Longoza extract – as Dior calls it) are working hard, waving their little anti-ageing magic wands for me. Smooth, un-stressed and well-rested […]

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Afterspa Makeup Remover Cloth: The end of Cleansers?

Afterspa Makeup Remover Cloth Review: The end of cleansers? Image of product

For years, I have religiously removed my makeup every night.  Granted, sometimes (especially after I’ve fallen asleep on the sofa) the idea is as appealing as sticking pins in my eyes.  However, I am very aware that skipping it results in clogged pores, breakouts, mucky pillows and eventually can lead to prematurely aged skin.   […]

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