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Hidden gems: out of the way salons and spas you need to know about

February 2, 2011


I’ve been away a while, life got HECTIC. Hello!! How are you all! Anyhoo, below are four of my favourite little spas or salons that just cheer me and can always fit me in. Chelsea Day Spa: Gorgeous little boutique salon at the top of the Kings Rd. They offer a friendly, welcome, and flexible […]

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 […]

Body beautiful: homemade kickstarts for early mornings

November 30, 2010


Shahana Ali from The Powder Lounge gives a classic top tip for awakening tired, dull looking skin on the face or body. Ttry exfoliating with a home-made brown sugar face and body scrub. Brown sugar is wonderful as a gentle exfoliant, having small, dissolvable grains which possess a natural antiseptic quality, making it perfect for […]

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 […]

Look, do we really need all this stuff?

November 12, 2010


As a beauty journo and sometime blogger I have started using a LOT of products on my skin in the last couple of years, and while some of them have been amazing, some of them have made my skin worse, or done nothing at all. But with ALL of them, I am sometimes flummoxed and […]

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 […]

The ABCDE of safe skin…

July 25, 2010


This just in from The British Assocation of Dermatologists – simple ways to check you skin for changes. Asymmetry – do the two halves of the area of skin in question. For example a mole of coloured patch, differ in shape? Border – are the edges of the area irregular or blurred, something showing notches? […]