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Beauty: Fenwick’s of Bond Street launch early hours services

April 12, 2016 LLG Beauty

(My perfect Nails Inc pedicure, shot by the pool at AMA Andalusia Resort & Health Retreat) I always plan to be on top of things like pedicures and highlights, so that when I’m asked to jump on a ‘plane for a last minute trip, or get booked for a shoot at short notice, I don’t […]

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London Fashion Week: Backstage with Bumble + bumble & MAC at Holly Fulton for SS16

March 8, 2016 LLG Beauty

Going backstage at the shows is always riveting: everyone loves access behind the scenes, and seeing how a show is put together never fails to fascinate. Talking to the hair and makeup artists always gives useful insights: maybe it’s a not-yet-released product they are testing, or one they are using in an off label way (gloss […]

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Beauty: Excellent Make Up & Hair Products in my Travel Bag

February 6, 2016 LLG Beauty

I try to pare down my hair and make up to the absolute bare essentials when I am travelling. I’ve got a separate skin care post coming up, but these are the basic hero products that I’ve been using everyday on my current trip to California. My entire make up routine takes under four minutes […]

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A Day in the Life: Vaishaly Patel, Facialist

February 4, 2016 A Day in the Life

When I received an email suggesting super facilaist Vaishaly Patel for A Day in the Life, I was thrilled. I’ve had tricky skin since my twenties. I think it’s karmic payback for having absolutely perfect skin as a teenager. No breakouts, no acne…then, in my first proper job in the late 90s it all started to […]

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The LLG Hero Beauty Products of 2015: Face, Body and Hair

December 18, 2015 Hero beauty products

Writing about beauty means an awful lot of products come through my door. Some get tested and then handed on to grateful friends, some aren’t right from the off, and others make it into my bathroom and are used to the very last drop. Over the course of the past year I kept the empties […]

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Beauty: My Personal Edit at Fenwick Beauty Icons Department Launches on Bond Street

November 9, 2015 LLG Beauty

The morning I spent in Fenwick’s of Bond Street’s new Beauty Icons department definitely ranks as a Top Ten experience. The challenge to myself and a handful of beauty editors was to pick our personal edit of the entire department to celebrate its launch. I had no idea that this was what we were going […]

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The Daily Beauty: Clinique’s new All About Oils Collection for winter skin

October 8, 2015 LLG Beauty

My skin already feels like all the moisture has leached away and we are only at the beginning of autumn here in London. And, if my crocodile skin is thirsting for relief, imagine what it will be like once the central heating is turned on. My apartment in New York was so overheated, and my […]

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A Motion Powered Gig with Ella Eyre in London, sponsored by SURE

August 27, 2015 LLG Beauty

I’ve been going to gigs since I was old enough to persuade my parents that I wouldn’t get into trouble, and there’s still little I enjoy more than dancing around to live music in a hot, sweaty venue. Even if I do now eschew the mosh pit for a more civilised spot at the back […]

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The Daily Beauty: Spray Tanning in London

July 6, 2015 LLG Beauty

(Beautiful bikinis from Violet Lake  – credits below.) Given that my natural skin colour is akin to a bottle of skimmed milk – white with a hint of blue, I am very much a fan of sunless tanning – from a bottle naturally, not a sunbed (perish the thought). And ESPECIALLY in bikini season. At […]

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London: Dog Friendly Hair Salon – Jo Hansford

June 24, 2015 Dogs

Since I never, ever go in direct sunlight without a sunhat, it’s become inevitable that my once all natural blonde-ness needs a little helping hand. (There’s no point in pretending that at my age I am completely blonde by mother nature’s gift.) It’s a shame really, but I’d rather substitute three hours in the salon chair […]

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