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Summer Loving – Marrakech, Skincare, Wardrobe Hauls and Haircare from Equi

I’ve found a lot to love for Summer and we’re only a month in. As you may have seen from my Instagram I’ve just returned from a trip to Marrakech. It’s the second time I’ve been to the city and there’s so much to love. The Souks as always were amazing, but what really wowed […]

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Introducing… Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant

There’s something about Biologique Recherche. Whether it’s the fact that to get hold of their products you have to do an online consultation, or the myriad of testimonies attesting to the life changing nature of their products; they hold some sort of mythic status in the skincare world. Their products all have confusing, almost-coded names, […]

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Testing the Treatment – Massages at Blush + Blow and Park Plaza’s Aurora Spa

I’m always on the lookout for new treatments and am more than happy to sacrifice my face/body in the name of beauty. I’ve recently tried two fantastic massages that are must visits for this Bank Holiday weekend. First up is The Aurora Spa at Westminster’s Park Plaza. This spa is a little gem. It may […]

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Introducing … Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint

If you have your finger on the natural beauty pulse, you’ll likely have heard of Tata Harper. It’s the name of a brand and also the name of a woman, which is pretty cool. She makes tons of expensive and beautiful skincare from her home farm in Vermont (probably not actually, but let’s focus on […]

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Killer Combos: Dr Dennis Gross C + Serum x Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Booster

The world is full of powerful pairings: Michelle and Barack, Lizzie and Phillip, jam and scones, socks and sandals, the list goes on. When it comes to beauty, we all have our own helpful hacks, whether that’s powder before foundation Jackie Aina style, or layering up our skincare, inspired by the Korean 12-step routine. For […]

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New Necessities: Rosa Artica, Coco Loco and Skin Food

You know a product is good, when it’s the one thing you turn to in your hour of need. For me, there are a few products that I can’t live without and have on constant rotation: Nars’ Radiance Creamy Concealer and All Day Luminous, Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil, Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish and Dermalogica’s Multi Active […]

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Introducing… Mario Badescu’s Healing & Soothing Mask

The world of problem skin is, believe it or not, a problematic one. It’s almost like playing a game of whack-a-mole with your face. Once you get a breakout under control, something else will pop up. You’ll treat the suppurating, throbbing sores, only to be left with flakey, scaley dry patches. Fun and glam, I […]

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Skincare Saviours from Fresh, La Roche Posay, Sesderma & Bare Minerals

I always love discovering new skincare products, partly because I never want to age and partly because I love the ritual of preening my face. There’s nothing better than seeing a visible difference between your slightly parched skin to a face plumped by a powerful serum. I’ve tried some great products over the past few […]

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Get the Look – Ballerina Style

What woman hasn’t felt the pull of ballet at some stage in her life? The music, the stage, the exquisite combination of femininity and strength; all pulled together with pretty French names, blush pinks and feathery layers of tulle. I first watched Swan Lake on Easter Sunday when I was five or six. High on […]

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Introducing – The Ritual of Karma Collection.

Showering: boring. Sleeping: better, but still not particularly exciting. Anything which can spice up your daily rituals (see what I did!? I’m a real writer!!) is a blessing in my eyes. And Rituals have come through with another really pleasant collection. The packaging is a beautiful jade-y blue with copper accents. It’s designed for summer, […]

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Blush Loves.. Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque

I’ve never considered charcoal as being desirable in any way, let alone a skincare essential, but at a recent press briefing  in the beauty Mecca that is Liberty; Dermalogica experts were on hand to fill us in on why charcoal was the newest necessary addition to our beauty cabinets. It turns out that charcoal, as […]

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Get the Look – Victoriana

White lace and layers of chiffon are nothing new for spring/summer, but this season designers went full throttle, showcasing an array of diaphanous gowns and Victorian inspired sleeves. Whether you’ll be teaming strict starchy whites with high waisted denim, or going all out in ankle grazing white Mille feuille, Blush writer Josie Johnson, shows you […]

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Get the Look – French Girl Style

Is there anything more perennially chic than French women? With their effortlessly tousled hair, poreless skin and minimalist style aesthetic, the French dominate in nonchalant beauty, saying ‘non’ to trends and ‘Don’t look at me’ to passers-by. French style is all about attitude, and with beauties like Lea Seydoux and Marine Vacth making a style […]

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Introducing… Nivea for Men Post Shave Balm as Primer

Ok guys, hear me out on this. I know all the boys in your life will laugh and think this is batshit. And it might look a bit out of place on your bathroom shelf. I’m definitely not the first person to come up with this, and my YouTube makeup tutorial addiction is what we […]

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Introducing – Rituals Body Care

The having of showers is, let’s face it, a deeply utilitarian act. It needs to be done, and if someone argues otherwise, I’d question standing downwind of them. It’s a boring but profoundly necessary task, meaning it must be undertaken pretty routinely. But this new Rituals stuff has opened my mind to a whole new […]

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Introducing – Body Shop – Drops of Youth

If the essence of youth is wetness and wetness is the essence of moisture, then the Body Shop may well have cracked the code with their Drops of Youth range. The collection, which consists of a selection of serums, sleep masks and moisturisers, aims to aid you in all of your skincare needs, whilst working to […]

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Blush Loves… winter skincare

It’s freezing outside, show your skin some love with these winter skin saviours. Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster  Serums are a great way of locking in moisture and protecting your skin from the great outdoors. And whilst their light consistency and barely there texture is great when you want to layer up; as the temperature continues to […]

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Blush Loves… Dr Jackson Face Oil – 03

Blush’s quest for impeccable skin continues and this week we’re going au naturel. The Face Oil – Dr Jackson Face Oil – 03 I was lucky enough to meet Dr Jackson, at a Liberty event celebrating the launch of his new stand alone concession, in the department store’s ever-growing ground-floor beauty emporium. Jackson, whose study of pharmacognosy led him […]

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Blush Loves…Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year and Christmas is upon us. Many of he big brands have relinquished gift-sets for advent calendars this year. And whilst I love the idea of getting a new Jo Malone fragrance every day, it’s pretty risky business; much like buying a box of chocolates, I never want the nut and at […]

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Sunday Selection – Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping Serum Concentrate

Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturising Serum Concentrate, may be a bit of a mouthful, but it’s contents get straight to the point, delivering on everything it’s perhaps superflous title would suggest. Staying true to it’s name, Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturising Serum Concentrate instantly rehydrates the skin and smoothes it’s surface, as it transforms from a gel-like liquid into an […]

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Sunday Selection – Edition Edelweiss 24 Hour Cream

  Edition Edelweiss is a hit in their native Austria and thankfully they’ve come to the UK. The luxury skincare brand excels with their age-targeted serums and 24 hour cream- which I love. The simple packaging does somewhat belie the power of the cream’s contents, which upon application never fails to make my complexion glow  With […]

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Sunday Selection – La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil & Cream

When it comes to anti-ageing, La Prairie are the masters. If you’re under 35 you don’t really need to be using anti-ageing products yet, but if you’re looking for the perfect present to impress a soon-to-be mother-in-law or just your mum, you can’t go wrong with the Swiss masters. Rina reveals what’s new at La […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Cleansers

We all know that the secret to great skin is lots of sleep and water, but a great cleanser is of equal importance. This week, G tells us which cleansers are currently floating her boat.  Lancôme – Mousse Eclat Cleanser If your skin feels dry and stripped after cleansing, and youd don;t have time for […]

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Blush’s Top 3…Body Lotions

It’s almost time to bare those legs. Exfoliating, body brushing (and obviously shaving) are all good, but a great moisturiser is key. Whether you prefer a luxe liquid or fruity butter, Gosia has it covered. Diptyque – Philosykos  If you don’t like the feel of thick lotions but still want to effectively moisturise your skin, […]

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Introducing… Avène Xera Calm & A-Derma

  When it comes to innovative dermatological treatments the French have long been pioneers. Back in the 18th century the soothing, anti-irritant properties of the thermal spring water at Avène in the south of France was first discovered, and today is the key ingredient in Avène cosmetics. XeraCalm A.D. is the latest sensitive skin-friendly emollient […]

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Introducing… Codage Paris #Testingthetreatment

    Selfridges’ beauty hall, the ultimate cosmetics candy store, welcomes a new skincare counter in the form of Codage Paris.  Specialists in the art of concocting skin-nourishing formulas, Codage, or “code” in English, takes a holistic approach to beauty by assessing and targeting individual skincare needs, with a collection that harnesses naturally active ingredients.  […]

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