Archive for Beauty

Letting you in on a Secret

by LOUISE HOOTON I love a gadget. In particular, I love a good hair gadget. If it promises to help you recreate a salon look at home, in less time than it takes to make a cup of tea, then I’m usually sold. Sure, I’m probably a sucker to good marketing but every now and […]

A hairstyling haven at JohnnyHairLondon

by LOUISE HOOTON I’ve never been terribly precious about my hair. Sure I like to look reasonably well coiffed, but I’m not afraid of the hairdresser’s scissors – hair grows back after all.  In recent years though, I fear this laissez-faire approach may have been rather abused by the various hairdressers I’ve tried. Very few […]

This Week We’re Loving…(24.03.14)

DATE NIGHTS Whether you’re dating proper, or on a date night with your betrothed, then head on down to Voltaire this month for a night of cocktails and romance. Hidden beneath the London streets just near the river by Blackfriars bridge are a collection of nine private vaults. Each seats between two and ten people […]

This Week We’re Loving…(16.03.14)

EATING OUT It describes itself as a neighbourhood rotisserie restaurant, set just off Upper Street by Highbury and Islington station but for me Le Coq really is a neighbourhood restaurant  – I live just three doors away! Le Coq opened a year ago and was founded by talented sisters Sanja and Ana Morris (Sanja was one of […]

A little bit of zen in the heart of the city courtesy of Thai Square Spa

by LOUISE HOOTON A couple of weeks ago TheLondonLuxe was invited down to the Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden, to check out the award-winning treatment and relaxation centre, which boasts to be the only traditional Thai Spa experience to the UK. Amazingly, despite the many hours I have pounded the streets of Covent Garden […]

Oats So Beautiful

by LOUISE HOOTON A few weeks ago TheLondonLuxe was invited to take part in a so-called STEAMCREAM blogger challenge. For those not in the know (we weren’t either, don’t worry!), STEAMCREAM –  a multi-taking cream made from natural ingredients including lavender and oatmeal –  is one of the latest skincare products to achieve cult status. […]

Current beauty favourites

by LOUISE HOOTON It’s been ages since we’ve written about our current favourite beauty products here at TLL, so I thought it high-time we did a little feature on the lotions and potions we’re loving right now. FACE I’ve been waxing lyrical about Garnier’s BB Cream for the last 18 months but there’s a new […]

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