Get Ready to GLOW with Caroline Hirons and Amanda Bell at Pixi on 11 June 2015

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As an avid reader of Caroline Hirons’ blog I’d heard lots about the Pixi Glow Tonic, and as someone with acneic skin I was pretty keen to try this toner with 5% glycolic acid, aloe vera and ginseng. So when she blogged that she would be at Pixi’s Get Ready to GLOW event, I decided to pop by after work, check it out, say hi, and treat myself to a Pixi Glow Tonic.

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Juin: My Little French Riviera Box

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I’ve been back from my USA vacation for just two weeks, and the My Little French Riviera Box has arrived and got me pining for my next getaway. (Spoiler: my next getaway is a city break. Why didn’t I plan a seaside holiday?!) This box is swimming with turquoise and crisp white, and if I can close my eyes I can almost smell salt water…
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I’m back from my blogging break!

Passport in hand

Why, hello there! It’s been a while. Did you change your hair? It looks great.

For the past month I’ve taken an active break from blogging, spending my time travelling in the UK and USA for pleasure and Europe for work, focusing on family and friends and just relaxing in my spare time. It was a fantastic month, and with a whole new batch of beauty goodies in hand (pictures and reviews to come!) and photos to share, I’m excited to get back to writing.

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Mai: My Little Provence Box (Provence is a state of mind…)

My Little Provence Box

It was just last week that I returned from Cannes for a work business trip, so it was perfect timing that the May My Little Box arrived while I was pining for the fresh seaside air and French atmosphere. Even more perfect was the theme of the box: My Little Provence Box. What better way to kick to the post-France blues?
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Reviewing my French beauty buys: Caudalíe Purifying Mask

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OK, so, I have a bit of a confession to make: as much as I love skin care and beauty, face masks have never really been ‘my thing’. I’ve tried a few that I really like, but I never used them often – just here & there when I had a particular skin concern to address or when I felt like I needed some pampering. But while I was shopping at the French Pharmacy in Paris the Caudalíe Purifying Mask was forced (quite literally, actually) into my basket as the sales assistant said: “This one is good for you. Use it weekly and goodbye spots.” Now, who am I to argue with that?

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