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Putting Too Faced to the test

When it comes to shopping for beauty products, I am a sucker for pretty packaging. There’s probably a blog post in ‘what does the packaging you like say about you’: some people prefer the sleek black packaging seen at the counters of MAC and Bobbi Brown, while others like products with brightly coloured ingredients like […]

New beauty wonder product: GOSH Velvet Touch Prime’n Set Powder

Every once in a while a product comes along that makes you scream ‘where have you been my whole life?!‘. And this time, that product is GOSH’s Velvet Touch Prime’n Set Powder. This genius little pot of white powder can be used as a base/primer for make up; on top of make up to help […]

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 […]

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