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 quite

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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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21 May 2014
A Moment On The Lips A Lifetime On The Hips

A Moment On The Lips A Lifetime On The Hips

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Isn’t that the most awful sentence. I loathe it.   I remember once a very beautiful (and slim) woman quoting that to me as I was about to bite into a delicious cream laden pastry. I decided I didn’t really like her all that much… and

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19 Apr 2013
Neroli Portofino

Neroli Portofino

I am in the mood for floral… flowers and fragrance… the gentle, the calm… the soothing. The world has not been a comforting place these past few days… terror, sadness, heartache and destruction. Fragrance won’t ever change the world… but it can brighten a mood… lift the spirits and offer an escape… albeit brief. The

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3 Feb 2013
Primer: Do you?

Primer: Do you?

Do you wear primer under your make-up?   The base before the base… I am told that all the celebrities do. I have never really bothered about it… some would be shaking their heads already… I understand that… It’s just that I’m not a heavy foundation wearer… less is more and all that… Except that

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23 Feb 2012
Winter Plays Havoc On My Skin

Winter Plays Havoc On My Skin

  For me it’s that time of year again… It’s that time of year when I suddenly look in the mirror and feel drab. The winter with all it’s glorious coats and scarves has lost charm… in a big way…  My boots feel scuffed and my hats no longer look cute… I am bored with

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12 Dec 2011
Beauty ‘Must Haves’ For Holiday Survival

Beauty ‘Must Haves’ For Holiday Survival

  The festive season is a little like a marathon… a start full of fire and purpose… but without a modicum of pace, the race slows and we loose our puff. I have never been about pacing myself… I know I should… but it’s never happened so far, so it is unlikely to now. The

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