Category Archive: QUICK FIXES

REVIEW: Frederic Fekkai PRx Reparatives 3 Day Transformation

This review has a sting in its tail (or tale, if you like), so I’m keeping it short and bittersweet. Frederic Fekkai PRx Reparatives 3 Day Transformation An intensive hair-strengthening regimen that helps… Continue reading


I wanted to title this post Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk Dupe, but of course Max Factor’s cheapy Pink Petal lip liner is as far removed from Ms. Tilbury’s iconic product as… Continue reading

REVIEW: Salon Science Thickening Serum

I’ve not been a fan of big hair since I was traumatised at the John Frieda salon in Alford Street, back in the late 80s. It was a simple blow dry, afterwards my hair… Continue reading

REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick

A flat matt lipstick can be tricky to pull off for older women when ageing, and loss of collagen reduces volume and thins our lips. I firmly believe we need a slick of shine to create the… Continue reading

REVIEW BENEFIT the POREfessional: License to blot UPDATE

No one wants a shiny face, but fortunately, there are loads of powders, blotting papers and creams on the market to help combat unflattering shine. This one comes in the form of a stick… Continue reading

REVIEW Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

I love face masks (apart from Peel Off ones of course – never again). They’re pampering and indulgent, plus paper masks are foolproof to apply and take off, and they don’t create a… Continue reading

REVIEW Nanogen Hair Treatments

The first thing I should say about this Nanogen range of hair thickening products, is that the brand was recommended to me by trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver. Now, if a trichologist recommends a product…… Continue reading

Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer Powder Light Blonde

Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer Powder is a purse friendly(ish) root regrowth concealer. It’s not a new idea, expensive high-end versions have been around for years, I think Bumble & Bumble were the first… Continue reading

RHYTHM 108 Good-For-You dessert bars

When I was asked to review RHYTHM 108 Good-For-You Dessert Bars, I had no idea they were delicious, cake like squares you can warm up in the microwave. I was thinking more along the lines of… Continue reading

VITL GREENS Complete Daily Superfood

I know ‘green’ juices are good for you, packed as they are with anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and the like, but if you’ve ever downed a shot of wheatgrass juice you’ll know that earthy… Continue reading

REVIEW Duck & Dry Haircare Products NEW LAUNCH

No one blow-dries your hair as well as a hairdresser does. When they do it, hair is shinier, bouncier and lasts longer.  The Duck & Dry blow dry bar in Chelsea is open 7… Continue reading

REVIEW Pearl Drops Instant White Plus

The first thing you need to know is that this instant teeth whitening toothpaste really does work. The second, is that you have to be very careful how you use it. NEW Pearl Drops Instant White… Continue reading

REVIEW Sebastian Professional Trilliant with Heat Protection

The hair styling brand Sebastian has been around for a long time – at least 25 years. I know this because I used their ‘Molding Mud’ to style my hair when it was short… Continue reading

Colour Excellence Highlights Brightener for Blondes UPDATE

I bought this a couple of weeks ago because my highlights were looking dull and it was too soon to have them re-done. I like to prolong my visits to the hairdresser to… Continue reading

Christmas Shine Beauty Gift Ideas UPDATE

1. Kérastase Elixir Ultime Serum Solide (18g) £22.80 Look Fantastic This solid serum is a blend of 15 hair rejuvenating oils. You are advised to warm it in the palm of your hands and smooth over… Continue reading