16 Feb 2015
Skincare: Getting Back To Basics

Skincare: Getting Back To Basics



Sometimes the whole skincare conversation can have me completely flummoxed. Know what I mean?



Those emotive words such as anti-aging, free radicals, collagen boost, hyaluronic acid, vitamin c and retin a can leave me confused and uncertain.

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9 Feb 2015
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #9

The Best Kept Beauty Secrets #9

One of the best kept beauty secrets is engagement.


I’m not talking military manouevers or diamond sparklers, but engagement of the mental and emotional kind.

Engagement is all about listening, being interested, participating and actively sharing in what our friends, colleagues and families think and feel.

When someone is captured by what you have to say it is the most flattering of feelings.


For in a way engagement is an art.

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28 Jan 2015
The Best New Retinol Creams

The Best New Retinol Creams

Retinol creams, what’s your take on them?

I have periodically tried them over the years but never been as committed as I think I should have been. I rather regret that now as they do seem to make all the difference to the quality and texture of the skin.

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20 Jan 2015
A Fresh Start, Starting Over With Skincare

A Fresh Start, Starting Over With Skincare

I dare not admit to the excesses of the holidays, but as I don’t like secrets, I must come clean.

Relaxing the routines, spoiling ourselves and over indulging is not always a bad thing, as long as it has its limits. Enjoying ourselves and throwing caution to the wind can be very therapeutic and I belive that if we don’t treat ourselves from time to time, then life becomes a drudge and so do we.

The new year has well and truly started turning and now is the moment when I am re-thinking my skincare, health and exercise routines.

Starting a new year I have promised myself that skincare is a number one priority.

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22 Nov 2014
The London List #Beauty

The London List #Beauty

London as a city gets better and better, for so many reasons.

Samuel Johnson got it right, ” when a man is tired of London he is tired of life.”
I believe him, I am sure it is true. The more I discover, the less I know and the more curious I am becoming.

One of the many wonderful ways to pass the time in London, after the galeries, the historical sites, the museums and hopefully a royal “spot” is to explore the specialist boutiques that are opening up all over town.

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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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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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