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Makeover Monday: how to get free beauty treatments in London

If I was a character in the Iliad, I would definitely be one of the lotus- eaters. Lounging around, eating chocolates, being massaged at the same time… just enjoying life! Actually, according to my friends, that’s not too different from my life now 😛 All because I used to go for weekly beauty treatments. In London…. Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Aveda vs Susanne Kauffman bath

Growing up in a single parent home, we got used to having old things. When I was 8, mid-bath I realised the water filling the tub was BROWN! Ewwwwwwww….. The tub was brown and so I hadn’t noticed till I’d soaked for a while. After that, I swore off baths. (Apparently, the brown water was… Read more »

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MAKEOVER MONDAY: Lush Avobath Bath Bomb (£3.35)

  Would you believe I’ve never tried Lush products before? I’ve heard all about how they’re oh-so-natural – and smelt them from a street away when outside their shop!! – but somehow never felt particularly drawn to them. Luckily for me, my cousin gave my Mom some Lush goodies for her birthday and my Mom… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Aveda Shampure Composition (£23 for 50 ml)

Don’t we all love freebies? I certainly do! Except, whilst this product was free, I had to pay £60 for a facial to get it…. So… not exactly free? Basically, it was a redeemable facial (against 2 products) which, in my mind, I’ve mentally filed away as “free” to avoid shopper’s remorse. Luckily, I actually… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Baviphat Apple AC Therapy Sleeping Mask

This is the mask (for troubled skin) that started my love affair with Korea & Korean skincare. I first visited Korea for a childhood friend’s wedding, suffering from TERRIBLE skin. In Myeong Dong, I picked up an eyeliner from Baviphat and they gave me a sample of this. (You get sample sachets or, if you’re… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Face Shop Mini Pet Perfume Hand Cream

This product is one of the reasons girls go crazy for Korean products. They’re just so cute, aren’t they?! Small enough to pop into your bag, and kawaii enough to make a great gift! Inexpensive too! When I used to sell Korean products, this was my bestseller- I sold 1000s for Christmas! Yay!! 🙂 I’m going to… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Slimy Snail Skincare

I actually first blogged about snail skincare in 2011. However, that was when escargot skincare- made with snail slime extract (wwww..) – was the latest “miracle” product in Korea. A few years on, I am just starting to see articles about snail skincare in international magazines, so I thought it may be time for a… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Sisley Youth Protector Face SPF 50+ PA++++

One of my best friends is 45, but looks 25. One day, she posted a photo on Facebook and I said, oh I don’t remember you doing your hair like that. She replied: errr that was 20 years ago! In case you think it’s just me- when we go out, guys (pretty cute ones too!)… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Sisley Botanical D-Tox Detoxifying Night Treatment

Why the hell did I buy this product?? That feeling of regret’s what happens when you don’t ask the price before you buy! I’d signed up for a redeemable Sisley facial at Liberty’s and was choosing my 2 products. Silly me forgot to ask how much the 2 products were before paying- I mistakenly assumed… Read more »