18 Nov 2014
A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

Can you believe it? I am 6 in blogging years and I don’t even feel all grown up yet.

Life has changed beyond recognition since we moved countries and I put pen to paper in My French Life.

One moment in time can definitely alter a life in ways that can never be forseen.

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13 Nov 2014
The Beauty Box

The Beauty Box

Beauty is something we women think about often. I do anyway. It’s not a question of vanity, it’s about pleasure. Beauty is a ritual for me.

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3 Nov 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #8

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #8

Cecil Beaton, The 1968 Sitting – Queen Elizabeth II, White Drawing Room One of the best kept beauty secrets and one of the most difficult to come by is grace. The art of grace or the state of grace, whatever it is called I find grace a tough one to master.

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30 Oct 2014
Helen Mirren, The New Face Of L’Oreal Paris

Helen Mirren, The New Face Of L’Oreal Paris

The beautiful Helen Mirren has been chosen as the UK ambassador to L’Oreal Paris. L’Oreal Paris have described Helen Mirren as , “brilliant, irreverent, beautiful, sexy and quintessentially British.” She is all of those.

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10 Oct 2014
Conceal and Cover Up

Conceal and Cover Up

Conceal and cover up… it has to be done. There are several products that really work and that are always on my dressing table. Concealer, it’s a habit and one I could not live without.

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9 Oct 2014
Linda Rodin: Manhattan Magpie

Linda Rodin: Manhattan Magpie

image monica rich kosann We have talked about Linda Rodin before. I admire her sense of style and the way she defies convention with her fabulous fashion sense. Her approach to ageing is so refreshing and she has never been more in demand as a model.

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28 Sep 2014
Two Fragrances Not To Miss

Two Fragrances Not To Miss

I am always cheered by fragrance, whether on top of the world or down in the dumps, for every day is not always as glorious as we would like. The thought of scent and how it makes me feel is a tonic… an uplifter… Fragrance is one of the great priviledges we enjoy as women. I believe, it’s

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23 Sep 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #7

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #7

  Another best kept secret… one that we all know, but sometimes one that is easier said than done. Water… drinking water. Why does something so obvious and so simple… so often escape us?

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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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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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18 Jun 2014
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #2

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #2

  One of the best kept beauty secrets is romance. Living a romantic life is not only about partnership but also about how we see the world. A romantic spirit, a playful eye and an open heart are some of the easiest ways to look and feel beautiful. ~ ~ ~ Feeling loved and loving back makes

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