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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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