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The Body Shop at London Fashion Week

Yesterday was the final day of #LFW for autumn/winter ’13 and just as things were wrapping up for another season, I managed to go behind the scenes for Fashion Scout’s FAD and Tahir Sultan shows at the beautiful Freemason’s Hall in Covent Garden, and for the fourth year running  The Body Shop were proud to sponsor Fashion Scout. I was very curious to see how the Body Shop would work in partnership with these designers. Yes, the fashionable clothes is what the scores of people queuing outside were looking forward to seeing but for me, the make-up plays a crucial

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United Make-up Artist Expo in London

Exciting news for all you make-up lovers. The first United Make-up Artist Expo will be taking place in London on 6-7 April. To be held in Islington’s Business Design Centre, there will be stalls, shows and discussions. The two day event will also feature a host of well known cosmetic companies including the London Brush Company. I first came across LBC at London IMATS a couple of years ago and met the founder Siân Richards too. The brushes are most probably my absolute favourite so I am pleased I will get a chance to stock up on more. To find out more about the event

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Home-made Vanilla Body Scrub

I wanted to step away from the usual beauty blogging gubbins to do a post on making your own body scrub. (Work with me here – it’s not as bad as you think.) A pot of this takes no more than a couple of minutes, costs next to nothing, smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling super smooth. I actually prefer it to some of the expensive body scrubs I have. I did adjust the recipe, which calls for golden granulated sugar (not as rough as white granulated sugar). I thought I could use golden caster sugar as a close substitute but I had run out of

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