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The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Makalouf – Beauty Article

The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Makalouf [purchase/affiliate] I bought this book a couple of months ago and have so enjoyed it. Whether you have a tiny patch, a balcony or a sprawling garden, the author. Laetitia Maklouf, has a way of cutting through to the things that really need doing to maintain whatever you have in the way of greenery.The Five Minute GardenAs my lock down distraction activity, I finally paid our garden some attention. But, coming at it…

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Christophe Robin Perfect Hair Duo – Beauty Article

Christophe Robin Perfect Hair Duo [unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m a big fan of this hair brand – I’ve only ever met one product I didn’t like (the shampoo bar) with Rose Shampoo & Conditioner as my favourite ‘treat’. I save it for fed-up days. It’s expensive so I hoard it til I really need it :-). I’m happy to see these minis which are brand new – I like product ranges where there is a dip-in option before the full commitment.The duo…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger I’ll kick off with an update re Pat McGrath Labs and Reward Style and another thank you to everyone who was so helpful. So, Reward Style (the affiliate agency) have agreed to pay a ‘makegood bonus’ amount of $344 and that payment comes from them rather than the brand. I don’t know how that’s calculated and orders are still being placed via my link. It seems that it has been the brand’s decision…

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Heinrich Barth Shampoo & Conditioner – Beauty Article

Heinrich Barth Shampoo & Conditioner [unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] So, I’ve had plenty of learning over the weekend – I had just assumed that Heinrich Barth was a sports star or something when I came across the Heinrich Barth product range. But not at all – a famous explorer, born in 1821 who had a fairly gruesome time of it when all is said and done. To cut a long story short, his travel companions kept dying and everything was as difficult as…

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Affiliates, Anomalies and Explanations | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Affiliates, Anomalies and Explanations | British Beauty Blogger I’ve been using affiliate linking for several years – believe me, it’s as much a mystery to users as it is to everyone else. But, events took a bit of a turn this week when I noticed that my Pat McGrath affiliate link produced only 4 sales (totalling approx. £4 in affiliate earnings) which seemed strange because the post had been viewed over 3 thousand times on my site and 9 thousand…

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Beauty Services Need Our Voices – Beauty Article

Beauty Services Need Our Voices I don’t think it’s just me that took exception to the way beauty services and salons were spoken about in parliament last week as MPs announced that they’d remain shut while pubs opened.  As an economy, the beauty industry delivers very much needed revenue (and plenty of it) and if pubs can open, there’s no reason why at least certain aspects of salon treatments can’t. The attitude in parliament was that beauty is considered amusing…

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Banana Republic Dark Cherry & Amber Fragrance – Beauty Article

Banana Republic Dark Cherry & Amber Fragrance [unpaid/sample] Oh my! Because of my love-hate reaction to Tom Ford’s Lost Cherry fragrance, I was really keen to try this cherryfied offering from Banana Republic. I initially had intended to make this post about Father’s Day which is always difficult because it means different things to different people and can be as sad as it can be happy, so at the bottom I’ve got a couple of Banana Republic suggestions for that…

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Paul & Joe Summer Cat Lipsticks & Shadows Are Here! – Beauty Article

Paul & Joe Summer Cat Lipsticks & Shadows Are Here! [unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I rarely do a Saturday post but when I wrote a few weeks ago about the new Paul & Joe collection that’s just so vibrant and fun, the launch had been delayed. I’ve just discovered that those gorgeous little cat eye shadows and lipsticks have very newly appeared and promised to flag up as soon as they did, so this is your reminder!Paul & Joe Beaute Summer 2020Paul &…

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Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 – Beauty Article

Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5 So, this is the last of my Estee Lauder posts – I’ve finally worked my way through the whole collection. I have so much enjoyed going through them one by one, giving each one a polish and some proper attention before they go back into the cabinet.Estee Lauder Compact Fragrance Part 5I think my mum and dad bought me this one – Precious Dragonfly. It’s the only one that’s not in my bible –…

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REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream – Beauty Article

REN Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream [sample/ad/affiliate] You know what’s doing really well, sales wise, at the moment? Skin care. Being at home, being under stress, changing diets, maybe a glass or two more of wine than usual is taking its toll, apparently. Moisturisers are doing a roaring trade – it seems to be what our skin is craving more than anything. Anything other than skin and hair is struggling although a discussion with a friend yesterday brought the…

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What is greenwashing in skin care? Helping consumers understand ethical beauty. – Beauty Article

What is greenwashing in skin care? Helping consumers understand ethical beauty. I’m shining a spotlight on uncovering greenwashing in skin care and how to spot dirty techniques brands can use to mislead you. Who really cares about this? Well consumers don’t like being deceived. There’s a lot of talk about immune compromised individuals & trust me they care. Plus you want to make sure what you’re promised is what you are really paying for. Greenwashing is the deceptive use of…

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Wishing You A Peaceful Easter – Beauty Article

Wishing You A Peaceful Easter Easter WishesThere hasn’t been a stranger Easter than this one but however you’re able to spend it, I hope that it feels like a marker of some sort. For me, it’s marking time spent living completely differently – a slower way of doing things that’s narrowed my life to something smaller, but not worse in every sense. It’s also marking that we are part way through this time and we’ve got this far doing what…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger Just a very quick one this week : If you haven’t discovered TheBeautyUnited on Instagram, head over and give them a follow HERE. It’s the most glamorous line up of beauty brand founders who have formed a coalition to raise funds for Covid 19 charities. Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Tilbury, Drew Barrymore, Huda Kattan, Zanna Roberts (Milk Make Up), Kim Kardashian and, and, and… They’ve so far raised over $6 million with a goal…

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Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Helping Even More – Beauty Article

Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Helping Even More Right, so there are a few snippets of news other than how the beauty industry is helping out during the Covid 19 situation, so I’ll bullet point the helpers before getting to the other bits and pieces. Needless to say, things have more or less ground to a halt but there are a few beauty happenings that aren’t virus related. It’s not a comprehensive list but just the…

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Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Stepping Up – Beauty Article

Beauty Business News : How The Beauty Industry Is Stepping Up I’ve been covering this topic over on Instagram (@britbeautyblog) but not so much here so I thought I’d do a (requested) round up of how beauty brands are playing their part in helping to ease the current situation for those of you who don’t use other channels. Most big brands are actively working on how they can contribute but it’s wonderful to see smaller brands such as Pai Skincare…

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Life Armour Supplement Drops | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Life Armour Supplement Drops | British Beauty Blogger [unpaid/ad/sample] I love a supplement – obviously at the moment gulping down Vitamin C and making sure my family are too – but I’ve never really taken supplement drops before. I guess we think about things in certain ways and when I look at the Life Armour bottles I think of serums!Life Armour Supplement DropsThese feel more relevant at the moment for obvious reasons, and I’ve taken Drops of Balance but not…

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