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Yes, after hibernating, Easter is almost upon us again and soon I know I have to don a bikini.  As a result, I have upped my exercise - I love spin and yoga and I find if I can fit in 3 sessions a week it makes all the difference.  My arms firm up,

dafni brush
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My hair reacts so badly to straightening irons, it ends up going limp and a bit frizzy.  I was given the DAFNI ceramic brush by my friend Kelly at Pure PR and I have used it non-stop for two months and I love it.  I switch it on and run it through

Skincare that works
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I have given up on those magazine 'Best Beauty Products Lists'.  They are mostly sponsored and I have never been impressed by anything I have bought based on their recommendation.

Now, I get my beauty tips from friends.  There is no agenda and

5 minute make up
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I am too old to go out without any make up.  It is not vanity, I used to, but now in my mid-forties it is too scary a thought.

At the same time I hate heavy make-up.  I leave my house at 7.30 every morning on the school run so I don't have time

histoires de parfums
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I am so tired of perfumes that disappear as soon as you put them on and I have written before about all the tricks to get perfume to last.  Bryedo is the only brand that has staying power but doesn't knock you out like Poison, Eternity or Angel.  It

Skincare over 40
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'nature gives you the face you have at twenty,

life shapes the face you have at thirty,

at fifty you get the face you deserve'

I love this Coco Chanel quote.

Ageing is a leveller.  As you get older there are no short cuts and even those

Hob Salon
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Middle Aged Hair Syndrome, is that dull lifeless look that a lot of women, me included tend to suffer from after years of colouring and blow drying.  It is  exacerbated by the onslaught of grey hair as the hair itself becomes a lot coarser .

Over

e-fit
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Sometimes you just don't have the time to exercise or you just cannot face the traffic or parking.

A friend of mine, Tanya Nouril recommended E-fit , I tried it when I was in Spain and loved it so when I came back it was on my radar to check out.