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Rodial Stem Cell Super Food Hand Cream

If Rodial is good enough for Angelina Jolie, it’s good enough for me. So I decided to splurge on a couple of their products when I saw them in Harvey Nicks. Then I got cold feet- the items were on sale and I was worried the price was a reflection of quality, and they would… Read more »

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Makeover Monday: Omorovicza vs Clarins cleansing foam

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed (for Normal or Combination skin) (£19.50 for 125 ml) Clarins was the very 1st skincare brand I used. I was 11 when my Mom came home with some of their Gentle Foaming Cleanser for me – she liked how they were very plant based- & I used it for… Read more »

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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: Innisfree eco safety perfect sunblock SPF 50+ PA +++ 50 ml

Having been left so let down by the Sisley Youth Protector, I thought I’d do a review on a sunblock that is now only a fraction of the price- almost 5% in fact!- at £6.50, this Innisfree sun cream is a real bargain. Innisfree is my very favourite Korean skincare brand. It’s affordable and tries to… Read more »