Category Archives: Product Reviews

Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub

I am, as I often am, indebted to British Beauty Blogger for her review of this remarkable product – Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub – which she described as ‘one heck of a scrub’.  Well it certainly should be because the … Continue reading

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Pixi Glow Tonic Review

 What do you call someone who works somewhere you used to work, but who joined after you left?   Are they still a colleague?  Not sure.  But whatever, someone who now works at one of my old stomping grounds drew … Continue reading

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Grown Alchemist – Skincare Avoiding Harmful Chemicals

The number of brands cashing in on the supposedly harmful effects of chemicals continues to grow.  Australian organic skincare company is one of many, and it goes to the trouble of explaining its philosophy in some detail on its website. … Continue reading

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Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Ballotin Assortment

Bath bombs have come a long way.  The chemistry behind them is simple enough. Citric acid and sodium bicarbonate react together to release carbon dioxide which makes it fizz when you add them to a bath. A simple if unsophisticated … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret

I am not sure exactly when Victoria’s Secret became such a big thing.  It only seems like a few years ago nobody in the UK had even heard of it, but now it is one of those brands you can’t … Continue reading

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Why Does Clinique Smart Custom Serum Smell Of Bacon?

Here’s a funny thing.  I was asked on my Facebook page why Clinique Smart Custom Serum smells of bacon.   I should first point out that I am a bit of social media dinosaur and although I have had a Facebook … Continue reading

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Oliverum Bath Oil

Some formulations look a lot more complicated than they really are.  Take this one from cult emollient Oliverum bath oil. Isopropyl Myristate, Pinus (Pine Oil), Arachis hypogea (Groundnut oil), Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin Oil), Limonene, Linalool, Citrus limonum (Lemon oil), Eukalyptus … Continue reading

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Decleor Micellar Oil

The irrepressible @just3nita on Twitter drew my attention to a product from Decléor describing itself as a micellar oil.  I have already covered what a micellar water is.  Micelles are simply one kind of arrangement that molecules adopt in solution, one … Continue reading

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Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum Spray

The popular singer Beyoncé is not backward in coming forward and has come up with a striking fragrance offering, Beyoncé Heat Eau de Parfum Spray.  It is described as a rich, sophisticated scent with hints of red vanilla, magnolia,honeysuckle and almond. … Continue reading

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Super System

  Elemis have some highly rated products but their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream seems to have a particular appeal to people who want a moisturiser that doesn’t bring them out in spots.  The fact that it doesn’t have this downside gets … Continue reading

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