My top eye creams for 2019

‘When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes’, said Victor Hugo. My eyes say I’m tired. Along with learning Spanish, my resolutions for 2019 include using eye cream more regularly. Along with sun lotion, I reckon eye cream is the best ways to prevent the growing old not so gracefully look. So I’m going…
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Better than botox – the new anti-aging facial oil set for a cult …

Disclaimer: As as personal customer of JK7®, I was gifted the new Golden Face Oil for me to try. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. Other JK7® products featured previously in this blog were purchased by me and were not gifted. A second disclaimer – I cannot be held liable for any conflicts…
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The ultimate Christmas gift for dry or oily skin

Have you ever met someone randomly at a party then ended up inseparable best friends for life? Someone who enriches your life, makes you better deep down and protects you in times of need? OK, it’s not quite the same, but let me introduce you to a new beauty friend of mine. This little facial oil skin saviour came into…
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Partied Out Skin? Try these face masks for a radiant complexion

The festive season is upon us. A time to drink and be merry. And if your life is anything like mine, to wake up the following morning with a toddler jumping next to your (sore) head and skin drier than last night’s martinis. I love Christmas, but my skin doesn’t. To compensate, here are three of my favourite face masks…
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Worth the journey: a new luxury spa in Switzerland opens its doors

Thermal baths, hot springs, infinity pools spilling over onto glacial mountain vistas. Switzerland knows how to do a good spa. From luxury hotel spas, including the aptly named Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, to the oh so chic Alpina Gstaad, and more democratic wellness centers such as Sole Uno Wellness-Welt near Basel, Switzerland has it all. And now a new destination…
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Gift ideas: Best luxury beauty travel kits

I travel regularly and Expaters, I’m sure you do to. I like to keep a suitcase under the bed ready to go, just in case. After all, Paris is always a good idea. After travelling a fair amount for my last job and even more as an expat, I now keep a couple of travel beauty sets for last minute…
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Beauty Spotting: the new facial serum combating smog with science

Firstly a disclosure: As as personal customer of QMS products for many years, I was gifted the new QMS EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum for me to try out. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. Now a news update – we are considering a move to Santiago in Chile. While I’m keen to…
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Sun protection – chances are you’re getting it all wrong

Most of us know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun. For me, a high sun protection factor is as important as the hotel and I’m more scared of Australia’s cancerous UV rays than I am of its creepy crawlies. For this reason (and because I’m so very white) I never tan, and always fake it. Recently I…
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City pollution is killing your skin. Here’s how to save it.

I lather SPF on my face daily. I cleanse, tone and moisturise even if I’m in a rush, exhausted or drunk. And my skin still sucks. Sound familiar? Apparently I’ve been suffering the effects of air pollution and it seems I’m not alone. Every day, city dweller skin is bombarded with tiny toxic particles, poisonous gases and harmful chemicals which…
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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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