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Blush Loves…Ojon

If like me you’re a brown chick with a penchant for luxury goods, you may find shopping for hair products somewhat exasperating and if nothing else, a bit samey. The idea of trudging down to some market or other, or braving the journey to Paks once a month is not particularly glamorous or perhaps in […]

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The Lancer Method. Exclusive to…Harrods

It’s the only thing Nicole Richie will use on her face and it just so happens to be what Blush columnist Gosia stumbled upon in Harrods whilst out researching ‘Exclusive to…‘ Dr Lancer, dermatologist and facialist, to possibly every A-lister you could think of- from Beyonce and Victoria Beckham to Kim K- was never going to pick anywhere other than […]

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Look of the day – Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle Wallis has been a Blush crush, since she appeared in Vogue’s Today I’m Wearing segment. For a fair haired English rose, Wallis is full of swagger, as demonstrated on the black carpet of Harrods’s #Pradasphere launch in London last night. Wallis, who teamed pointed green stilettos and a mini aqua raffia handbag, with a Hawaiian […]

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Loving… Lilac Nails

The sun may have gone into hiding temporarily but I remain resolved that summer has begun.    Over the next few weeks, Blush will be getting you ready for summer, whether testing spa-spun body scrubs and urban-friendly oils, or recommending the best places to get a mani-pedi or wax, no stone shall be left unturned; […]

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Skin Savers

Jurlique   Australia are having a bit of a skincare moment right now. Thanks to their skills in managing to maintain dewy skin and beachy hair, in spite of the sweltering heat and salt water, it was only a matter of time, before they taught us a thing or two in defying the weather. Started […]

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Pink Matter- Valentine’s day inspiration

Valentine’s Day is among us once again and whether you’re planning a night of seduction, mutual adulation with girlfriends or you’re committed to the couch, there will be no escaping tomorrow’s gushiness. Red lipstick is the obvious choice, but the case for pink has been gathering pace, and is a sagacious nod to the day. […]

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BLUSH’s Top 5 Lotions & Potions

The faithful BLUSH followers out there may have noticed that I have been m.i.a for a while, and though I have enjoyed my little holiday, I have been keeping up-to-date testing products and treatments. As Summer draws to a close and our skin takes an inevitable turn for the worse, it’s time to start investing […]

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Primers: the secret to perfect skin.

To those who use big brand products, the wonders of a good primer is no secret, yet it is only now that High-St brands have got in the game. Next season is all about perfect skin, a necessity to offset heavily-kholed eyes or precise red lips.  Apart from the obvious cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, […]

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boots, Clarins, complexion perfector, even skin, Flawless face, Harrods, High St, John Lewis, Laura Mercier, Liberty, M.A.C, mineral primer, Nars, Prep, prime, Primers, Pro prime, rimmel, Selfridges

Primers: the secret to perfect skin.

To those who use big brand products, the wonders of a good primer is no secret, yet it is only now that High-St brands have got in the game. Next season is all about perfect skin, a necessity to offset heavily-kholed eyes or precise red lips.  Apart from the obvious cleanse, tone and moisturise routine, […]

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Tried & Tested: Magnetic Nail Varnish

I was recently sent some magnetic nail varnish by the lovely people at Harrods Urban Retreat.  The nail varnish in question was Changing lilac by Layla.  As I’ve never tried magnetic nail varnish,  my flatmates and I decided to have a painting session.  The process is pretty painless- first you paint and then hold the magnet […]

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17, barry m, Harrods, layla, magnetic nail varnish, Magnetic polish, nail art, Nails Inc., online, Urban retreat

Tried & Tested: Magnetic Nail Varnish

I was recently sent some magnetic nail varnish by the lovely people at Harrods Urban Retreat.  The nail varnish in question was Changing lilac by Layla.  As I’ve never tried magnetic nail varnish,  my flatmates and I decided to have a painting session.  The process is pretty painless- first you paint and then hold the magnet […]

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Caudalie, Harrods, Urban retreat

Popping Up

Anyone who’s ever been to a festival knows that looking like a shadow of your former self by the end of it is a given.   However as my recent trip to Hackney Weekend proved, when I walked past an Ostrich food tent-‘as seen on the f word’, festivals are a bit more sophisticated these days- […]

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Caudalie, Harrods, Urban retreat

Popping Up

Anyone who’s ever been to a festival knows that looking like a shadow of your former self by the end of it is a given.   However as my recent trip to Hackney Weekend proved, when I walked past an Ostrich food tent-‘as seen on the f word’, festivals are a bit more sophisticated these days- […]

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