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Spring/Summer 2013 from M&S’s Your Beauty

On Tuesday night I had a preview of Marks & Spencer’s new beauty collections for this year’s spring/summer at the newly reopened Cafe Royal in London. It has to be said the restored and transformed grade 1 listing building is breathtaking. I was thrilled to see so many recognised brands under their wing – Tara Smith, REN, H20 Spa, Glam Glow as well as their signature collections from Autograph. Make-up is pink and warm peachy tones with bronze-gold shimmers and one product that caught everyone’s attention was Autograph’s eyeshadow palette, which looks very similar to the Naked palette but at more than half the price

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This really needs no introduction if you’re a beauty addict. For those who don’t recognise this bottle, then this is the elixir of make-up removers. And it’s found in French pharmacies. My friend at work went to Paris last weekend and very kindly got me my first bottle of Bioderma. Upon my advice, she wisely picked up one for her daughter too (who hopefully won’t be rushing to buy a very expensive cleanser she had her sights on after she’s tried this). So this is the mother of all make-up removers – gentle, quick and effective at tackling the most stubborn cosmetics without causing

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Balance Me’s Super Toning Body Oil

Ever since I was introduced to Balance Me last year, I’ve been nothing but charmed by their products and what they stand for. Their Super Toning Body Oil is another gem I’ve embraced. First created by Balance Me’s co-founder Clare in her teens, the moisturising oil is their cult product and I realise why. For use after bathing, it replenishes the moisture lost and hydrates the skin. The oil works brilliantly, absorbing into the skin fast without leaving any greasiness so you needn’t panic about your clothes blotting the residue. It is highly encouraged to circularly massage the oil into

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