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Wellbeing Wednesday: super solutions for aching muscles

October 27, 2010


There’s nothing worse than having aching muscles, sore legs, bad backs or a tight neck. And usually, if you exercise a lot (or have a handbag that weighs more than a small child, like me) this will happen quite a lot. Now obviously I’m not saying lugging a heavy handbag around is ok, nor is […]

Tuesday Treat: Brazilian Chocolate and Keratin hair treatment

October 25, 2010


The Pampered Pauper tried out a Brazilian Chocolate and Keratin hair treatment at Eleven Hair in Mayfair and we have to say we’re impressed. It’s a friendly salon, with a cool vibe, run by some cool blokes. My stylist Becky was great, friendly and informative. Treatment takes two and a half hours, and has three stages. First […]

Top tips from the experts

October 21, 2010


Just got the following through from IDI Skin Smart, the research and expert arm of Dermalogica. It’s sensible, helpful info that we could ALL do with. So get a cuppa and have a read.  Noticeable dryness Increased sensitivity  Dry patchy areas Redness and dryness  For oily/breakout-prone skin Choose non-abrasive Hydroxy Acid exfoliants that gently dissolve […]

Makeup Monday: Autumn Colours

October 18, 2010


It’s time to put away the electric blues and sunshine yellows. Autumn is ALL about husky pinks, gorgeous greys and chocolate browns this year. And I love it. Eyes I have been loving the Clinique Strawbery Fudge Holiday Compact (£25). It comes with three Colour Surge Eye Shadows Trio in soft pink which gives a gorgeous, […]

Girl Friday: The Absolute Handbag Essentials

October 15, 2010


I hate not having the things I need with me all the time. Having a makeup malfunction right before a meeting sucks, or trying to spruce up when you leave work,  without jumping in the shower, is pants. But short of wheeling a massive suitcase around carrying everything from shower gel to eyeliner, how can you […]

Wellbeing Wednesday: My One Green Bottle

October 13, 2010


I love this brand. Their products are natural, organic and aromatherapy based skincare, with an emphasis on ‘nature knows best’ philosophy. They have a range of mini serums, such as eye magic shea butter, blackbcurrant moisturiser and troublesome skin salve. They also do toners, cleansers and body products, moisturisers, bath milk etc. My favourite thing they […]

Make Up Monday: Paul & Joe creamy matte foundation

October 11, 2010


I have developed an instant and probably lasting crush on Paul & Joe beaute. Not only is their make up really good, but it’s So. Damn. Pretty. Every little box of foundation, primer, eyeshadow, even moisturser is like a hymn to loveliness. It just gives me pleasure every time I use it. Their new Autumn […]