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September 2017 Skincare products update

18 months ago I wrote this post about tackling my adult acne, and all the products I was going to use to tackle it. I am very glad to say, my skin is  pretty much clear now (as long as I don't slack off and not bother using the products for a few days) Out of all the...

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Gel nails at home – what I use from Amazon

As someone who loves painting their nails I had decided not to go down the gel nail route as I thought it would be a huge pain to remove and re do.   But after a few trips to a salon to get gels done for special occasions and them just perfectly lasting for 2 weeks...

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Treating Hormonal Acne

I was going to call this 'treating hormonal acne once you are over 40, but then realised there it is not just us super lucky ones still battling it at my age.  There are lots fighting it from puberty onwards. At 41 I have never had totally clear skin, I have had times...

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Review – La Roche-Posay Effaclar K

The La Roche-Posay Effaclar K is a daily renewal moisturiser for irregula skin texture.  Which is a much kinder way of saying it is is for those of us blessed with oily skin that is prone to breakouts.  It works to help pores look clearer and refine the skin's...

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Review: Real Techniques Make Up Brushes

I fully admit I am a bit (lot) addicted to these.  It started out innocently with the purchase of the expert face brush as I had seen a lot of the beauty bloggers on YouTube using it.  And it made applying my foundation so quick and easy. That was the introduction to...

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Review: Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

At the start of the summer when I was beginning to get a tan I realised that all my foundations were doing me no favours, either in colour, coverage or consistency. It was then I stumbled on the genius that is the lovely Estée Lauder lady at my local boots branch.  My...

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Effaclar A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector Review

I was sent a tube of Effaclar a.i. targeted breakout corrector to try out a few weeks ago. The cream is an intensive local treatment that deeply purges imperfections to accelerate reabsorption and prevent residual marks:  - Niacinamide halts the evolution of...

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Using Henna to dye your hair

I first dyed my hair age about 14 with those wash in wash out sachet you bought in chemists, I remember my Mum being very unhappy about it and the reality was my hair looked no different.  As the years have gone by I have dyed my hair on and off from red through to...

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