• AllergyCertified at Natural & Organic Products Europe

    Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017

    The Natural & Organic Products Europe 2017 show rolled into Excel London at the beginning of  April this year, and for the first time ever, I was in attendance. What got me off the sofa and down to Excel was the knowledge that one of my favourite companies, AllergyCertified, had a stand there this year – and […]

  • Pommade Divine jar

    Perfectly Packaged Pommade Divine

    I have only recently noticed the heritage skincare product Pommade Divine, and it was the beautiful packaging that caught my attention. I love products with provenance, and Pommade Divine’s goes back centuries. Wrap all that history in a little glass jar, with a lid embellished with the sweetest ‘Start-Rite’ shoe style illustration of two little children, and an […]

  • 3INA Cosmetics

    3INA Cosmetics – eyeshadow and lipsticks review

    3INA Cosmetics opened their Covent Garden store last year – in fact, they might be approaching their first anniversary as I write this. I was drawn to 3INA on first seeing their packaging: they set off every pleasure centre in my brain that likes bold, graphic packaging and strong colour. Imagine Sephora and Pantone had a baby together: it […]

  • AllergyAward16 display board

    And The Winner Is … AllergyAward16

    On Wednesday of last week, I was in the beautiful city of Copenhagen to find out which skin-friendly brands had won the right to sport the AllergyAward16 sticker. As faithful readers will know, I was one of the judges who contributed to the shortlist of products in the ‘Best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’. […]

  • Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara

    Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara Review

    I was very excited to be offered Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara to try, prior to its recent launch. Daniel Sandler is a brand – and a lovely person – that I only discovered through blogging. It’s probably the most valuable discovery I’ve made! Once you try Daniel Sandler products, you’re pretty much hooked, as the products are innovative, […]

  • Queen Allergy Certified Skincare

    QUEEN Cosmetics Allergy Certified Skincare

    I have written before about my love for Queen, the British skincare and cosmetics company which has kept high-society faces looking Grace-Kelly-fresh for almost 90 years. Queen will never lose their place in my personal Top 10 of Glamour Brands, as they possess niche appeal and back-story to die for. Queen have built their success upon products […]

  • Rodial instaglam skin tint and Rodial instaglam magic pen corrector

    Rodial instaglam Review

    Rodial instaglam is the range of face make-up offered by a brand famous for its (sometimes outrageously named) luxury skincare. Rodial offer the thrill of feeding our faces with Snake Venom and Dragon’s Blood – making skincare feel exciting and something that a Bad Girl can go in for. This particular Bad Girl likes  junk food, late nights […]

  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the Ultimate Moisturiser

    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, the most well-known of the products in the Embryolisse Laboratoires range, was created in 1950 by a dermatologist working in a Paris hospital. This suits-all-skins moisturiser is celebrating its 65th birthday, and has re-packaged for the occasion in deep, shiny gold. Although Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré has been around for generations, my first encounter with […]

  • Sephora pore clarifying mask

    Sephora Pore Clarifying Mask Review

    The Sephora Pore clarifying mask is an impulse purchase driven by the name – the French name that is. Masque à gommer désincrustant sounds like it means business, non? I have combination skin, with a tendency to congestion around the chin and flaky dry bits around my eyebrows. Could the Sephora Pore clarifying mask offer a cheaper […]

  • Sephora and two French pharmacies

    J’aime Bien Le Shopping! French Beauty Haul

    It might have been a short holiday; it might have been a family holiday; but we were in La Belle France, so obviously, there was going to be le shopping! Allow me to present: the French Beauty Haul … Never get a migraine in Disneyland Paris: you can’t find painkillers for love nor money! The upside […]