Skincare

Good Acids, AHA and BHA-Paula’s Choice and Madara Natural Skincare

Exfoliate-to remove the surface of a bone, the skin etc. or to throw off in scales, splinters, etc. All skins need to shed old cells to facilitate new ones. Animals do it and we do it naturally as well, but it helps when we add in products that facilitate turnover. I’ve been using Paula’s Choice …

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Fragrances

Scent Memories – Chanel No. 19 Poudre

By the time Chanel No. 19 was launched in 1971, Gabrielle Chanel had passed. Named for the date of her birthday, August 19th, Chanel No. 19 is the aloof sister to Chanel’s ubiquitous No. 5. Also, No. 19 was the last fragrance that Chanel participated in creating because she clamoured for a fragrance to punctuate her …

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Skincare

Herbal Healing-Olverum Bath Oil

Olverum, a company that boasts roots dating back to the 1930’s and was known only via word of mouth for a long time, does one thing only, bath oil. The name Olverum is taken from the Latin oleum verum and translates to the words true oil. Founded by Franz Otto Klein, a German winemaker who …

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Skincare

Charlotte’s Glimmer and Shine-Charlotte Tilbury

Of all the beauty brands on the market, I feel that few of them tap directly into the notion of ultimate femininity. If you think back to the aesthetic of cosmetics in past eras, especially during the fifties or the eighties, I think that somewhere in the effort to scale back and adapt a minimalist …

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