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 […]

Posted in: Words of wisdom

Girl Friday: Sporting essentials for water babies

November 5, 2010


I swim about three or four times a week, and I love it. But man alive it plays havoc with my hair and skin. It’s so so dry these days. So, what has been saving my skin, literally, since I became a veritable water baby? (With a lot less grace, and a considerable amount less strange […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Posted in: A good head of hair

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 […]

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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, […]