6 Feb 2016
“Rouge”: When It’s All You Need

“Rouge”: When It’s All You Need

Sometimes a little rouge is all you need.

This week I have been a little behind the pace.
A combination of jet lag and getting organised after what seems like years away.
Somehow I feel we have only just finished our holiday cheer and yet here we are in the first week of February.

If this is the beginning, 2016 is going to be a quick paced year.

Ready, steady and let’s go.

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23 Jan 2016
Amanda Harlech: Another Beautiful Face

Amanda Harlech: Another Beautiful Face

Amanda Harlech, another very beautiful face.

She is a style leader, consultant and muse to Karl Lagerfeld.
Amanda Harlech’s style is particular, strong and quirky in the way that English women do so well.

This year I want to bring you a series of “beautiful faces’. Faces that aren’t 20 or even 30 but faces that have lived a little and faces that may be imperfect or not in the traditional mould.

We will be featuring women who can inspire us to live our beauty life with honesty and contentment and women who encourage us to be the best version of ourselves.

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22 Dec 2015
Wear A Holiday Mask: 5 Ways To Fill In the Time

Wear A Holiday Mask: 5 Ways To Fill In the Time

Wear a mask; no, not like a bandit.

It’s that holiday time of the year when time is the last thing we have for ourselves.
Ambitious plans to look our best go out the window as preparations for the holidays become gargantuan. With the best organisation in the world, the greatest of intentions and yet, I still running around feeling completely disorganised.

I have so many large and small jobs to finish before my little band of merrymakers descend on Provence that the chances of a quiet moment to glamorise myself is looking slim. Lazy afternoons watching Christmas movies will have to wait until after the 25th.

The next few days are about decorating, flowers, food and gift-wrapping.

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20 Nov 2015
Travelling = The Importance Of Skin Care

Travelling = The Importance Of Skin Care

Travelling is super tough on the skin and it means skin care becomes even more important.

Factor in dehydration from the long flight; a lack of sleep and over indulgence and the first place to suffer is the skin.
Trying to look fresh and rested, glowing and healthy is hard when your body is screaming and your face looks like it’s done ten rounds in the ring.

None of it really matters of course but when you catch up with friends, meet new ones and attend meetings it is natural to want to look your best.

Last time we spoke beauty I mentioned a serum I found in my French pharmacy.
Since then I have been using other products from their range and have to tell you I think I am onto something…

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30 Sep 2015
Ten Easy Ways To Boost Confidence

Ten Easy Ways To Boost Confidence

Beauty regimes and fashion following are excellent confidence boosters.
There is nothing more powerful than a new lipstick or a fabulous outfit to make us feel good about ourselves.

They are not the only ways to increase our confidence.

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16 Sep 2015
The Updo And The Don’t Do

The Updo And The Don’t Do

Do you wear an updo?

Is it ageing or elegant?
The whole going grey has thrown me for a loop. Some days I have the confidence of Hercules and others, well let’s say I steer very clear of the mirror.

I have not given in and as I write I have no intention of, but never say never.

This going grey makes me nervous about the updo.

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7 Jul 2015
5 Summer Skin Saviours

5 Summer Skin Saviours

Summer skin saviours, those products that we know, we love and cannot live without.

There are favourites and then there are favourites.

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