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The Best Hair Appointment Ever: Hair Filler @ Daniel Hersheson

Hair filler Daniel Hersheson before and after picture

Yesterday I visited the Daniel Hersheson salon on the 4th floor of Harvey Nichols, and honestly, it was one of the best and most satisfying hairdressing appointments OF MY LIFE. I went in with a technically dodgy haircut, and came out with an entirely re-booted barnet, all thanks to a pioneering ‘Hair filler’ treatment, followed by the most considered hair cut and finish I think I’ve ever experienced …   Allow me to give you a little hair history: Guys, I’ve had a string of awful and unflattering haircuts, and have been left with what felt like virtually no hair what-so-ever; terrible layers (which I…

1 Scientific Fact You Didn’t Know About Face Serum

For the past decade, I’ve been resisting the urge to buy into the new skincare ‘must have’, or ‘Zeitgeist’ addition to my already extensive, expensive and time-consuming skincare routine. Serum – now we are supposed to buy Serum. On top of everything else. We are all already cleansing, toning, moisturising, eye-treating, scrubbing, masquing and Argo oiling it up, right? Surely that’s enough; surely that will keep horrendous complexions and the dreaded ageing at bay? Nope. Its not enough, ladies. Now you need to add a (often very expensive) serum into our daily mix. Applied after cleansing, and just before moisturising, it is designed to ‘boost’…

My Favourite Products From France

I mean, I’ve got loads of favourite products from France obviously, But these are my two most commonly purchased ones: the ones I stock up on every time we go (Which, because my husband is half-French, is about 7/8 times per year) along with wine (obvs) and Coffee. I give you – the finest handsoap ever to don your sinks edge! I line my own cupboards with these here bottles, and I give them to friends too. Nowadays, such is their popularity in my village, that I tend to have friends text me their orders and neighbours stop me in the…

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Night Cream

I have to share this. Immediately. This product is absolutely amazing … its blown me away to be honest. I know, quite the statement for just a humble moisturiser. But when you have a dry-skin type, finding a good fix is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. Its rare. But I should warn you – this is no humble, innocent moisturiser. This magical potion is a little devil that could lure any dry skin type into a lifetime of committed use. Okay, so let me just go ahead and address the elephant in the room for those of you already…

Happy feet

Last week I found the courage to deal with something that’s been bugging me all my life. My feet. My horrible, Hobbitty, cracked and ugly feet. Over the years I’ve spent a fortune on creams, balms, balsams and unguents, all promising baby soft feet, and guaranteeing to remove the dreadfully painful and utterly disgusting hard skin on my heels. I’ve pumiced, scraped, grated and sliced at it and used the creams, all to no end. I somehow ended up with these. People of a nervous disposition please look away now. I don’t take pictures of my feet, just in case…

How to Apply Red Lipstick Like a Pro

Step 1 First up, you want to create your perfectly drawn, long-lasting base. For this, you use a lipliner. Don’t rush this part. Begin by drawing on your outer lip line. Start with your ‘Cupids Bow’, then the centre of your bottom lip joining up on the outer edges. Working from the centre outwards enables you to create perfect symmetry. Step 2 Now fill-in using your liner. Step 3 Next, apply your lipstick on top of your liner base. Using a brush for this stage enables greater control. Step 4 Finally, Blot using tissue. Then apply one final layer of lipstick to ensure a truly long-lasting finish. Et…

How to Apply False Eyelashes in 3 Easy Steps.

Hmm. False eyelashes – a tricky animal? Not necessarily. As I found out from my lovely friend and professional MAC make-up artist, Ashley, it needn’t be the fiddly task I once assumed it to be … Here are 3 quick and simple steps to ensuring a swift application of your lashes, with a professional looking finish. 1. Lash preparation : before you do anything, first colour in the white part found on the base of the false lashes … this white will only cause you jip and be a dead giveaway once they are applied otherwise. Just use your normal black…

5 Steps to Perfect Brows

  1. Using an eyeliner brush and eye shadow or brow pomade (not a pencil!) apply soft ‘hair like’ strokes to define the underneath of your brow. Your aim when shading and defining the brow, is to softly imitate the shadow of existing hairs using small strokes of the brush – This is the secret to achieving a ‘believable brow’ softly softly, catchy monkey …. 2. Next, define your arch. Again, follow your own natural shape, filling-in where the hairs may be finer and lighter in colour. I am always surprised at how effective this simple step is – its like unearthing an amazing, natural brow shape…

The Oxygen Facial: Is it as Good as Celebs Claim?

In short – 100% YES. I had the celebrity favoured and much hyped Crystal Clear Oxygen Facial complete with Microdermabrasion 6 days ago, and as a facial lover anyway, I can say that this has probably been the most effective, result-heavy facial that I have ever had. The results have really, really surprised me. SO, HOW DOES IT WORK? Oxygen therapy replenishes lost oxygen, and the active ingredients in the serum (which is pushed into your skin under a jet of pure oxygen) works to restructure the skin from the inside out . Conveniently resulting in the following – *Rejuvenates the skin *Plumps out fines…

My Favourite Post-Winter Skin Rescue Product That Costs Only £3.50!

I think that we UK girls are all in the same boat at this time of year : After a season of skin-battering weather, central heating, Or in my case – Cooking myself next to the roaring fire for over 5 months – Our complexions can be a little, shall we say, dull. Dry too, perhaps. I have the perfect skin tonic – Which when used every few days, has my skin looking alive again. … And kindly gets rid of all those annoying dry patches which can really mess with your make-up application! The fact that its not one of…