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    Review time

    Sponsored post  Ok, I admit it, I am consciously Keeping Busy in order to get over the strangeness of a house without Child One needing conversation and an endless supply of bananas. TL did…

    October 1, 2014
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    My teenage daughters – and even my nine-year-old stepdaughter – love those self-help videos you get on YouTube offering make-up tips. They are pretty much addicted to them. And, I admit, I’ve seen a…

    September 19, 2014
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    A lot to conceal

    It’s probably having teenage daughters, or maybe just because I’m getting older, but these days I am increasingly enjoying buying and trying make-up. I’ve always been a complete sucker for the idea of ‘hope…

    August 9, 2014
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    Sublime vs the ridiculous quest

    Time for a beauty update. I’ve been religiously slapping on the La Roche Posay pore tightener – but tragic to tell, you really wouldn’t know. I wot’t say that looking into my pores is…

    November 12, 2013
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    Perfection and imperfections

    There are drawbacks to shopping with teenagers – like the hours spent slumped on the floor in the Top Shop changing rooms while the girls try on skinny jeans I wouldn’t be able to…

    October 22, 2013
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    It’s Review Time

    Sponsored So my lovelies, a quick round-up of some of the delights that I’ve been asked to test run on your behalf this month. And, as it’s Halloween quite soon, I have a truly…

    October 16, 2013
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    Maybe it’s just because I’ve never got on with foundation, but I find the new Lancome Dreamtone add very surprising. The upshot of it is that, after spending £69 – yes, £69 – on…

    October 7, 2013
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    Elizabeth Arden’s Christmas Cracker

    Sponsored Well, no sooner do I demand make-up for women of a certain age, than the clever old universe drops the answer right in my lap. Elizabeth Arden! Of course. The skincare, scent and…

    September 23, 2013
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    A certain age

    I’ve had a brilliant idea. What about a make-up range for women of a certain age? It could even be called Certain Age. There are already loads of cosmetic brands out there for teenagers…

    September 17, 2013
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    Bumpy ride

    So, it was a long, hot summer and, although I was as appreciative as any Londoner (that is, not very – after 2 days we all moan our heads off about dust/traffic/pollution), it was…

    September 9, 2013