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THE other day I bought some fairy lights from Amazon to make our flat look more festive. And it’s October. There is no denying that Christmas is looming on the ...

The Review: Ayurveda Health Spa & Beauty Centre, London

THE first time I had an Ayuyrveda massage it was pretty awkward. I was in India and, flanked by two women, lay there completely starkers as they slathered me in ...

The Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

WHILST long time fans of the Turtles legacy – be it the animated series of the late 80s/early 90s or the original 1990 live action movie – will likely balk reflexively ...

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What a girl wants?

NO, we’re not talking about the 90’s hit song, but raising a question that has baffled men for over centuries – just what is it that that us women want? Besides fashion and a caring partner, all women love to have fun! A night out at a local pub or a night in at the comfort of more »

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The beach, a book and a bloomin’ big cocktail (and bad-ass kebabs) … Bodrum, Turkey

THE sure-fire sign that I’ve ‘arrived’ on holiday is relaxing in the sun with a piña colada. Its a little ritual I’ve picked up along the way of my many adventures travelling. So, book by my side, sun blazing down on the beach and a cocktail in hand… Now that’s what I call a HOLIDAY! more »

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The Beauty Review: Hairy Jane Hair Perfumes

JUST when you think you’ve come across every type of product, a new one comes along to knock your socks off. I can’t believe I’ve never tried hair perfumes before. They are the perfect addition to my hair styling routine. Hairy Jane’s pocket-sized trio are packed with fragrant essential oils and free from parabens and more »

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The Film Review: The Guest

FOLLOWING on from his inventive home invasion horror flick You’re Next, Adam Wingard’s following feature, The Guest, is a slightly more restrained yet surprisingly enjoyable thriller. Dan Stevens (in flawless all-American mode) stars at David, a mysterious military man who arrives at the home of a grieving family, claiming to have previously served with their more »

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The Review: Human + Kind

I WAS chatting on FaceTime one night last month, when – in the muddle of a conversation – I was surprised to be cheerfully informed that I have a dark patch of skin, clearly visible on my face. After many moments poring over the mirror I decided to use a natural, paraben-free skin lightening cream more »

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The Review: Moisturising Body Sorbets from The Body Shop

BODY moisturisers are something I’ve never quite got to grips with. Body butter, soufflés, milks, cremes, it’s something I want to master as part of my daily beauty routine, but it just doesn’t quite seem to fit. For my face, I adore a night cream, a serum, an eye cream… The list goes on. But more »

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The Review: VERSO Travel Series

I LOVE travel products. There is something epically satisfying about luxe products in tiny packaging. When that packaging is exceptionally designed, it makes the experience even more of a pleasure. Packing a suitcase and nestling your travel beauties in with your summer clothes has endless appeal. So let’s talk about VERSO’s travel trio. It contains more »

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Stylish pearl jewellery doesn’t have to cost the Earth

WHEN you think of pearls, you may be mistaken in thinking that they are all really expensive and possibly unachievable on your budget. This could be the case if you are after some natural pearls as these beauties are extremely rare and hard to come across so quite rightly, they come with a hefty price more »

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The Film Review: Lucy

THERE are two main draws for this movie. One: the return to form of Luc Besson, director of such acclaimed films as Leon and The Fifth Element. Two: a leading role for Scarlett Johansson – one full of gunplay, superpowers and general ass-kickery that flirts with being the nearest thing we are going to get more »

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Important question: What denim will you be investing in this autumn?

A PAIR of perfect jeans is pretty much the Holy Grail of fashion. They aren’t easy to find but when you slip on the ones that will transform your wardrobe (ok your life), you won’t regret all that time seeking them out. We love AG Jeans from fashion site Trilogy. The label was founded in more »

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