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Discovering Montagne Jeunesse

Many, many years ago I had a bad experience with a face pack (you can read the full story here.) Little did I know at the time, but tea tree oil and I do not really get along. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way, when the morning after using a Boots own brand face pack, I could barely open my eyes. My skin was burned raw and was so painful that I couldn’t speak or do anything that involved causing the skin to move. I vividly recall sitting up in bed with one of those freezer packs you

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Avon Advance Techniques Professional Hair Colour

Avon has been selling its beauty products around the world for 125 years remarkably, and it continues to expand with the launch of its first collection of permanent hair colouring, the Avon Advance Techniques Professional Hair Colour in collaboration with renowned celebrity hairdresser, Andrew Barton. Available in 23 shades of blonde, red, brunette and black, the new product from Avon also has Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas endorsing it.  I was sent Shade 4.0 (Dark Brown) to try except my mum spied it and put herself forward as an enthusiastic guinea pig so I present Mummy Sheenie Shaikh as

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Slutty Mongoose: A Scandalous Original

A bit of fun for you today. You’ll have to bear with me as this may translate as one of those “you had to be there” moments though. Recently, I was enjoying a bit of idle banter with some fellow nail bloggers on Twitter and at the same time was watching the new Attenborough documentary on Madagascar. The camera was  focussing on a particularly, erm, proactive mongoose, who was entertaining her fifth or six gentleman mongoose caller of the day. I sent a tweet about the “slutty mongoose”, which really amused Ange, of Scandalously Polished. I must point out that Ange lives

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