Health & Beauty

NAIL IT

NAIL IT

It’s hardly hot  news that over the last couple of  decades men have been paying more attention to grooming and beauty. It’s no longer just a quick dab of aftershave, a splash of cologne or the occasional application of a  moisturiser, they now have their very own ranges of grooming and beauty  products. In 2018 […]

BEAUTY RETAIL THERAPY IS ONLY DAYS AWAY

BEAUTY RETAIL THERAPY IS ONLY DAYS AWAY

Next weeks means we can get out and go to the shops! Although its quick and easy to order on line there’s nothing beats live retail therapy. So whether you are going to select some seasonal gifts for friends and family or replenishing your beauty essentials we’ve put together a selection of new beauty launches […]

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION STILL

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION STILL

Vidal Sassoon cited the ideology of the Bauhaus and their edict that ‘Form Follows Function’ as his key influence when developing his architecturally inspired method in the early sixties, when Vidal Sassoon was there to shape London’s swinging hair into his signature geometric look.                     As […]

A FRAGRANCE TO DELICATELY PERFUME YOUR DREAMS

A FRAGRANCE TO DELICATELY PERFUME YOUR DREAMS

Throughout time fragrance has been seduction’s most powerful weapon. Madam Pompadour spent the equivalent of more than a quarter of a million dollars on perfumes to impress her royal lover with true orgies of scene. Cleopatra never undertook a journey without having the sails of her boat coated with precious oils and Marilyn Munroe once […]

YOU’LL JUST LOVE THESE SOAPS…..

YOU’LL JUST LOVE THESE SOAPS…..

  Good skin starts with good cleansing. And in these surreal times the importance cleansing not only to the hands but to the face is of prime importance. Up until recently the humble bar of soap was something nearly consigned to history. But in March soap took on a new role and became the most […]

MORE MAKEUP ON YOUR MASK THAN YOUR FACE?

MORE MAKEUP ON YOUR MASK THAN YOUR FACE?

Sun and sweat, rain and humidity, and now face masks; there’s a lot that our make-up has to contend with Masks are a whole new makeup challenge and even experienced beauty writers and makeup artists like myself have made mask mistakes and ended up with more makeup on our masks than on our face. I […]

THE BEAUTY BRAND WITH A ONE SIZE FITS ALL PHILOSOPHY

THE BEAUTY BRAND WITH A ONE SIZE FITS ALL PHILOSOPHY

Continuing our series of the stories behind our favourite brands – we spotlight Liz Earle whose very first product Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser celebrates its 25th birthday this year. The story of Liz Earle Beauty Co., started back in 1995 when co-founders Liz Earle and Kim Buckland had a realisation that skincare was […]

SKIN FEEDING…

SKIN FEEDING…

The stress of lockdown has taken its toll on everyone’s skin in one way or another. Worrying about family and friends,  the lack of fresh air and exercise, not always been able to get our skin and bodycare products, changes to our diet and constant hand washing all have affected and been detrimental to our […]

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL

After weeks and weeks of lock- down its time to re-invent ourselves and think about how we can put some colour into our lives. What better way than to indulge ourselves in some of the new colour collection cosmetics that are finding their way to the counters and are, of course, also available on line. […]

NEAL’S YARD

NEAL’S YARD

In the early 80’s if I was near Covent Garden I  would always make a point of stopping off at, what to me was a veritable cave of wonder – Neal’s Apothecary – at it was known in those days. Founded by natural health advocate, Romy Fraser I knew I would find something there to […]

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