My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

These last few days I’ve been doing a KonMari tidy up of my beauty cabinet. I’ve chucked out the foundations that make me look like I’ve eaten too many carrots, the face masks that smell of mouldy vanilla (I think they’re meant for teenagers anyway) and a zillion dried up pots of eye cream (more likely to give me conjunctivitis…
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A Chemistry Lesson For Your Skin

Aged 16 I flunked my chemistry exams. If our lessons had focused on dermatology however, I might be a Nobel prize winning chemist by now. My bathroom cabinet is a veritable skincare laboratory and after years of practice I’ve learnt more about science from my toner than my teachers. Having said that, the label mumbo jumbo can get a little too much and the term…
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Beauty Spotting: Sleep Serum

It’s World Sleep Day on 17 March. Across the globe newborns will fall into a gentle twelve hour slumber, toddlers will quit their twilight antics, horrible bosses will cease their midnight emails and the neighbour next door with the (in your view) unhealthy sexual appetite will cool things for the night. And you? You will sleep. Sure. In your (day) dreams. Photo by Alyssa L. Miller If you’re reading…
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Beauty Spotting: Fake Tan

I love a good tan. Sadly my body doesn’t agree with me. It never has. Nowhere did I feel this more acutely than during my all-girls school years. While friends would return from a summer in St Tropez with midriffs bronzed to perfection, I’d be slapping on the aloe vera after fish and chips on the English seaside. Photo by EEPaul I’d spend days…
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