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5 Beauty Favourites: February 2020
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March 9, 2020March 9, 2020 by

5 Beauty Favourites: February 2020

I just can’t seem to keep away from favourites videos. I stop doing them and then I start again, always returning to make just one more. I stop because I think that they’re generally a bit formulaic, but then, a few months down the line, I start to miss making them. I find myself compiling...

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Testing Retinol With My Mum – Age 39 v Age 69! | AD
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March 7, 2020March 7, 2020 by

Testing Retinol With My Mum – Age 39 v Age 69! | AD

Well this is a very joyous revisit; I’ve reviewed Murad’s brilliant Retinol Youth Renewal range before, but they’ve reformulated and relaunched it and it’s now even more of a find. I say find, but this skincare trio (there’s a serum, an eye serum and a sumptuous night cream) is hardly a secret – the Retinol...

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Haircare Review: Davines OI Oil
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February 28, 2020February 28, 2020 by

Haircare Review: Davines OI Oil

I always feel like a right berk recommending this to people when I can’t pronounce the name properly – I mean, how on earth do you say OI Oil without looking as though you’re doing an extreme facial yoga move? – but recommend it I do. A lot. Because, despite trying dozens and dozens of...

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Best Budget Beauty Under £20 – with Nadine Baggott
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February 24, 2020February 24, 2020 by

Best Budget Beauty Under £20 – with Nadine Baggott

It’s Best Budget Beauty time again and who better to join me in my bargain-hunting exploits than the self-confessed dupe-obsessive Nadine Baggott? Nadine has decades of experience as a beauty editor and presenter and spends an unholy amount of time chasing down high-performance products that cost a fraction of the luxury versions. In this little...

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Makeup Collection: Act IV by Danielle Lauder | AD
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February 23, 2020February 23, 2020 by

Makeup Collection: Act IV by Danielle Lauder | AD

Well here’s a makeup collection that feels decidedly spring-like; it’s making me feel quite optimistic and invigorated about things, despite the fact that we’re being battered by various storms and all still wearing tights. It’s the Act IV collection by Estée Lauder, created in collaboration with Danielle Lauder, an aspiring actor and Mrs Estée Lauder’s...

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Haircare Review: Olaplex Bond Maintenance 4 & 5
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February 20, 2020February 20, 2020 by

Haircare Review: Olaplex Bond Maintenance 4 & 5

I raved about this wondrous shampoo and conditioner duo just after Christmas but – as usual – it has taken some time to edit my written review. Mind you, that’s not a bad thing at all, because it’s given me a chance to test Olaplex 4 & 5 (sounds like a virus) to an almost...

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What’s In My Makeup Bag? The Time Capsule
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February 18, 2020February 18, 2020 by

What’s In My Makeup Bag? The Time Capsule

After writing off my “daily essentials” makeup bag, thinking I had lost it at a hotel, I was excited to find that it was, in fact, stowed away right at the back of the glovebox in my car. Behind the owner’s manual and the pile of old MOT certificates and the broken umbrella and –...

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