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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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The Daily Beauty: Dealing with Tech Neck. Indeed Labs’ Fillume Volumising Moisturiser & Serum

June 22, 2015 LLG Beauty

I know that I am not the only person who spends all their time squinting down at a number of electronic devices, from the smartphone in my hand, to the laptop propped up on my knees in bed – as it is at the moment as I write this post, because apparently the average phone user […]






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Daily Beauty: Aurelia Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser

June 4, 2015 LLG Beauty

Aurelia Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser This morning for maybe the tenth day in a row, I awoke to find my skin feeling peachy soft, in a way it hasn’t felt for a few months. Medication, lack of sleep, stress: these three delights all show themselves on my face, and the texture of my face had […]






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The CEW Beauty Awards 2015 – celebrating the beauty industry

April 29, 2015 LLG Beauty

Well, this was a lovely way to spend Friday lunchtime last week. I had been asked to present an award at this year’s CEW Awards, which honour the most outstanding beauty products as voted for by more than 700 CEW members – all from the beauty industry. It was quite nerve-wracking – not the public speaking […]






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What’s In My Handbag: Everyday essentials from lip balm to sunglasses

April 4, 2015 Accessories

On my hall table there is a lovely old wooden box in which I keep handbag-sized things so that each time I change my bag (which is at least every two days, and usually more as I have a breakfast meeting, a dog walk and a smart evening do most days, all of which require a different bag) […]






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Beauty: The Headmasters 2015 Blow-Dry Collection

March 18, 2015 LLG Beauty

Along with going to the gym, blow drying my hair is one of my least favourite activities. Although I’m not actually that bad at doing it myself, I absolutely loathe doing it.






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The Daily Beauty: Suncream Saviours from La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF

January 6, 2015 LLG Beauty

(Photographed at Sri Panwa on Phuket, Thailand.) I have that most annoying of English skin: milky white, with a delightful blue tinge, that only needs to have a sunray glint in its direction to turn the most lobster shade of scarlet. Throw in a tendency to rosacea, eczema and dehydration and it’s just really all the […]






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Philosykos Eau de Parfum by Diptyque, & a Fig, Feta & Honey Salad

September 12, 2014 LLG Beauty

It’s most definitely autumn outside. Although it’s just warm enough to wear shorts in the afternoon, and I automatically still  pick up my sunglasses when I leave the house, there is that underlying nip in the air that says that summer is over. I always start wearing a different scent as the seasons change. Today […]






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Shipwrecked by Stephen: Bumble & bumble at Port Eliot Festival 2014

August 6, 2014 LLG Beauty

Everyone loves milliner Stephen Jones. It’s a straightforward fashion fact. And to have him on site at Port Eliot Festival last week, creating bespoke millinery looks for free, for festival goers  in association with Bumble & bumble was an absolute dream.






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