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Summer leg make-up

Summer has suddenly arrived here in London and holidays and summer parties may be on our horizons. Many of us will be wearing our summer skirts and dresses. What to do with our pale winter legs?

Summer leg make-up may be the answer. I recently received an email from one of my readers asking my advice on whether to wear tights or not with open toed sandals. My answers was that it is more modern to invest in a good pedicure and go bare legged. So how do we prepare our legs and in my case camouflage my less than perfect “pins”.

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l. Calze spray on tan leg make-up MarksandSpencer // 2. Ameliorate body lotion Feelunique // 3. Body blur instant HD finish Nordstrom  4.St.Tropez Tan body gloss Lookfantastic // 5. Nars laguna body tint

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Skincare for women over 50

As I have not written a post on beauty products for several months I thought I would do an update on skincare for women over 50. I stick to the same routine on a day to day basis. It consists of a nightly, or sometimes every other night, dose of a Retinol serum. I get these product through my dermatologist.

However after the harsh winter months and the ever increasing air pollution in our cities I felt it was time to add a few more “defense” products to my current regime.

DETAILS OF PRODUCTS IN THE IMAGE: 1.Transfhormulas   2. Filgora Time-Filler at Lookfantastic and Nordstrom 3. Nars primer at Nordstrom and feelunique 4.Ren anti pollution mist at Lookfastastic  and Nordstrom

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Is air pollution damaging your skin

Is air pollution damaging your skin? An article published in the Evening Standard recently stated that if you live in a major city such as London air pollution can be just as damaging to your skin as the sun.

This is according to an article published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. It suggests that high levels of nitrogen dioxide have been linked to an increase in age sports and hyper pigmentation. Read article here. The particles are so small that they can penetrate our pores and cause oxidative stress and free radicals. Over time this can accelerate the ageing process.

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Are you stuck in a rut with your make-up?

Are you stuck in a rut with your make-up? We tend to wear the same old, same old every day. Sometimes for many years. We often stick to our tried and tested foundation colours or buy the same or similar lipstick. We are creatures of habit often resisting change.

When we look in the mirror we are seeing ourselves through our own filters and this may cloud our judgement.

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