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The Lash Effect: how to get the most out of fake eyelashes

December 20, 2010


The amazing Shahana Ali at The Powder Lounge is THE expert in false eyelashes. And she knows her shit. Check out her top advice if you’re going all DIY with your lashes this Christmas. This week: How to get the most out of false eyelashes To make your eyes look wider, sexier and more awake […]

All puffed up: super solutions for puffy eyes

December 13, 2010


This week’s top tip from the Powder Lounge is all about how to deal with puffy, overworked eyes. And this doesn’t involve seven different serums. It’s involves using your makeup cleverly, and the classic art of diversion! Avoid using mascara or eyeliner on the lower lashes if your eyes are looking tired as this will create shadows and emphasise […]

Eyes open, wide awake: freshen up tired eyes

December 6, 2010


It’s less than a month to Christmas. It’s December. It’s party central, i’m on deadline, my eyes are struggling to stay open. Enter Shahana Ali my eye knight in shining eyelashes. I heart her. So should you. This week: top tips for tired eyes To give your eyes a more wide-awake look, keep a couple […]

Face up: refresh your skin after a night on the tiles

November 17, 2010


The Powder Lounge is a glam (note, not ‘glamour’) girl’s staple destination for lashes and brows. And apparently, founder and director Shahena Ali is not just a pretty face. In fact she totally knows her stuff, and she has kindly furnished this grateful Pampered Pauper with ten brilliant top tips for surviving winter and stemming the […]

The great debate: To exfoliate or not to exfoliate?

November 3, 2010


I have heard so much contradictory information about exfoliating that I really do find it hard to know what to do for the best. Should you do it every day, or never? What should you use? What about facials? What if you have sensitive skin? It’s a veritable exfoliant minefield. So here are three rules/top […]

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 […]

Monday Makeover: Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask

October 4, 2010


This is excellent stuff. Aromatherapy Associates is one of my favourite brands, and I’m a slave to their bath oils which stand without doubt head and shoulders above the rest. This is the first time I’ve ventured into their facial skincare products and I’m very impressed. The Overnight Repair Mask is perfect for a Sunday night […]