My new trick for dry, damaged hair

Want to know my go to hair detox? The product I use to get rid of product? The cheat I use to scrape away the residue of pollution, overenthusiastic use of hair spray and city dirt? Washing up liquid. It strips the hair of all the crap that comes with living in the city. But as you might guess, it…
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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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Mindful packing for expats (and surviving with just a teapot)

We move to Chile in January. Plenty of time, you say. Yes, but we’re getting our stuff shipped this week. As an expat for most of my life I should be used to it, but it’s turning into a logistical nightmare. I’m drinking tea to calm my nerves. I moved to the UK with my first son (Sebastian), a big…
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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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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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