Beauty

Part One – Ditching the beauty products

October 28, 2015
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So dear readers, this little blog of mine is about to undergo a bit of a sea change. Permit me to elaborate. Many of you will know that I’ve been a make up artist for the last 13 years, and in that time I’ve seen epic changes in the fashion and beauty industry, most of [...]

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Areej Dubai Beauty Campaign

April 13, 2015
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For my Dubai readers… here is a recent beauty campaign that I worked on for Areej, with photographer Claire Harrison. Special thanks to my assistant Rosie Hope for her help on the day, it was an incredibly hectic shoot!

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Vegan Lipsticks from Lippy Girl

October 28, 2014
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Lippy Girl Makeup was founded by Darcey Diehl, a working mother from Vancouver BC.  After her 1st pregnancy, Darcey began to evaluate the foods she consumed, becoming a think-a-tarian and watching carefully what she put in her body.  During her second pregnancy Darcey extended this to what she put on her body, and began to investigate the [...]

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My Article for In London Magazine – Red Hot

July 8, 2014
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Hello dear readers.. Permit me the liability of posting a copy of a recent article I wrote for ‘In London’ magazine on the enduring power of the red lip. I hope you find it interesting!

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Summer Beauty Story in Two Magazine

June 7, 2014
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Hello Dear Readers Here’s a new summer beauty story I put together for PixiWoo’s Two magazine. Photography by the wonderful Jenni Hare, Styling by the equally wonderful Charlotte Kewley, and art direction, make up and nails by me. My lovely assistant Rosie Hope also did a wonderful job on the hair. This shoot very nearly [...]

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Philips Reaura – Home Fraxel Laser Device

June 4, 2014
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This post has been a long time in the making. I was very fortunate to be offered the Phillips Reaura to review over a year ago. The Reaura is a Fraxel laser device normally found in salons, and reinvented for home use. The laser stimulates your skin’s natural cell renewal process, targeting several signs of ageing [...]

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New Editorial for The Independent

May 21, 2014
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Here’s a recent spring fashion editorial for The Independent I worked on. I’ve never been to the Laduree store in Harrods before, what a treat! We got to eat lots of yummies after the shoot! I used my favourite Kryolan HD foundation on Layla’s near-perfect skin, and blended a couple of vibrant sorbet coloured MAC [...]

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Wylde Magazine re-launched online

March 27, 2014
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  Dear Readers Some of you will know that I am (primarily) a make up artist with a very hectic freelance career that takes me all over the world to shoot. I am also the Beauty Editor of a glossy, A3, bi-annual, luxury fashion and beauty magazine called Wylde. And somewhere in the middle of [...]

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Therapi: Planet-Friendly, Bee-Loving Skincare

March 19, 2014
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Arriving in the sort of luxurious packaging that would give even the most experienced beauty expert a thrill, I recently received an exciting collection of goodies from Therapi. The label was founded by Tanya Hawkes, who’s been a beekeeper for 25 years. I was really hoping to love the products, as I’d learnt that they donate 5% [...]

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O’Right Eco Friendly Hair & Body Care

March 17, 2014
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O’right is a multi award-winning, revolutionary eco haircare brand from TAIWAN. Despite the weird brand name, I strongly recommend you try this range if you are in the market for environmentally friendly hair care that’s truly effective. I would put money on you feeling very satisfied with your purchase. Committed to producing the greenest hair care products [...]

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10 practical ways to help a friend with Cancer

February 26, 2014
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Sam Reynolds is a member of the Beauty Despite Cancer team, and is in remission after being diagnosed with cancer twice despite being only 35. Here Sam shares with us a list of 10 ways that you could help a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer, that , from personal experience, can be really helpful and [...]

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The Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible – Review

February 5, 2014
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By Rebecca Pearson Hello TTAB readers! I’m Rebecca, a new contributor to the blog, so here is a little bit about me: I’ve modelled for 13 years, so it’s fair to say I know a lot about cosmetics. A big part of a model’s job is to take care of their appearance, and I obviously [...]

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New Cover Shoot for S Magazine

December 3, 2013
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Hair, make up and nails by Aly Hazlewood Just a couple of pics here from a recent cover shoot I worked on for S Magazine. The beauty feature was about fabulous brows, and I created these two looks using Kryolan make up on wonderful model Ellie Burton. I shaped and shaded the brows with a [...]

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Wylde Magazine – Why we do what we do..

November 25, 2013
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Wylde Cover Star Nicole Scherzinger   Some of you may know that I accepted the position of Beauty Editor of Wylde Magazine this year – as if I’m not quite busy enough! Despite the pressures of time (or lack thereof), so far it’s been a really exciting and engaging venture to be involved with and [...]

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My shoot with the new face of Tom Ford

September 30, 2013
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Gem Refoufi, who, despite her exotic beauty and unusual name, is actually a Yorkshire lass with a typically robust sense of humour. This year, Gem was signed as the new face of Tom Ford Beauty and I guarantee that she’s going to be a big name in [...]

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Aethic Sôvée Sunscreen – Safe for coral reefs

August 13, 2013
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A quick disclaimer; I haven’t tested this new sunscreen, so I can’t tell you how it feels on the skin. In fact I simply copy/pasted the press release into the blog post – something I never do – but I felt so strongly about the product’s eco-credentials that I wanted to bring it to my [...]

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My LUX* Adventure Part 4. LUX* Le Morne & Iles de Deux Coco

August 6, 2013
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The 4am wake call and subsequent hour-long flight to Mauritius is all a bit of a blur, but on landing I was just alert enough to notice that the landscape and local architecture was surprisingly different to Reunion Island. I think it’s fair to say that in some areas, poverty is a more apparent in [...]

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