12 Sep 2014
Do Vitamins And Supplements Work For A More Youthful Skin?

Do Vitamins And Supplements Work For A More Youthful Skin?

  Our discussions yesterday lead me to think about vitamins and supplements in the quest for a more youthful skin. Knowing what to eat to improve our skin and understanding what vitamins and supplements to add to our daily diets is a landmine of negotiation.  Frankly I find it confusing. I read an article about the benefits of

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10 Sep 2014
Eat Your Way To More Youthful Skin

Eat Your Way To More Youthful Skin

We all know that what we eat ultimately is reflected in how we look. There are so many articles and broadcasts proclaiming “wonder foods” that sometimes I find all the information too complicated to negotiate. I am a great believer in making lifestyle choices easy. Easy means we can maintain the regimes and see the results. At the beginning

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28 Aug 2014
The Fastest And The Best Facelift

The Fastest And The Best Facelift

Do you want to know how to take years off your face in a photograph? Do you want to be amazed at how fabulous you can really look… sans surgery?  really, really help and well applied make up can make all the diffence. But there is one more thing… a little secret I discovered. Last week

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16 Aug 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #5

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #5

The best kept beauty secret is not always an obvious one. Relaxation. Do you find it easy to relax… to take time out for yourself and wind down? Last night, chatting to a girlfriend, musing over what I would write to you about today, I commented that I hadn’t relaxed like “this” in ages. She said,

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1 Aug 2014
Kate Moss, St Tropez And That Instant Tan

Kate Moss, St Tropez And That Instant Tan

  Do you self tan? Like the individual lashes… I’m a little afraid of it. Thoughts of streaky palms, stained pillowcases and bedsheets combined with that very peculiar smell. Why am I even mentioning it? Because I have just tried the instant glow, one night only, from St.Tropez. Kate Moss raves about it… sadly I don’t

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28 Jul 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #4

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #4

One of the best kept beauty secrets is posture. Easier said than done… in my case any way. The mind is always willing but sometimes the body does let me down. Stance and posture do they reflect a positive state of mind? I think perhaps they do. Bad posture is body language that none of

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24 Jul 2014
How To Apply Individual Eyelashes

How To Apply Individual Eyelashes

cinemagraph via ann street studio I wanted to know how to apply individual eyelashes. For those special occasions when more is more. Truthfully, I’m frightened of the process…  too complicated… but I have seen that they make all the difference. Applying individual false lashes gives a more natural look than strip lashes. The individual lashes mean you

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22 Jul 2014
Olivia Palermo: Wedding Day Beauty

Olivia Palermo: Wedding Day Beauty

“I wanted the makeup to be light and fresh and more focused about the lashes while keeping the eyes clean. My hair was in an uncontrived pony tail, one of my favourite personal looks.” Olivia Palermo is someone who I have long admired for her fabulous style and fashion sense. She recently married her long time

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19 Jul 2014
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale… Beauty Edit

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale… Beauty Edit

Are you in the mood for beauty? A delicious edition or a refill for your make-up bag…  aren’t we always in the mood for that. I have some suggestions to share. Nordstrom during their anniversary sale, is reducing so many of my favourite beauty items… those that I have already mentioned in The French Essence Beauty Edit. nude on nude

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15 Jul 2014
Sleek And Shiny Hair… Coiffirst in Paris

Sleek And Shiny Hair… Coiffirst in Paris

  When in Paris, I know that the majority of our thoughts are focused on architecture and history,  art and culture and of course where we eat and what we drink. I have one little extra thought when I travel… and perhaps it is not something that even remotely enters your radar. For me, my hair and the blow drying

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13 Jul 2014
When It Is “So Chaud”

When It Is “So Chaud”

Last weekend  one of my daughter’s had friends to stay… an all girl weekend. So often, the best fun of all.   With no time to spare to get ready for dinner one night, I quickly added a dash of “So Chaud” lipstick from Mac. Best thing I ever did… the compliments made my evening.  

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9 Jul 2014
Facial Oil… Linda Rodin

Facial Oil… Linda Rodin

  “What I longed for was something far simpler—products for the here-and-now, that caress the skin noticeably and without any delay.”   linda rodin from olio lusso   Something I have been wanting to try for ages… but not entirely sure about… is facial oil. The idea of oiling up my face didn’t resonate with me. Then

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6 Jul 2014
Sunscreen Secret

Sunscreen Secret

    I have a confession. I don’t much like sunscreen. I know I am not meant to say that. I don’t like the feel, the smell or the idea.   Whenever I can I seek out the shade, wear a hat or stay inside. After half a life lived in Australia, I understand the perils of those

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