Author Archives: Dempeaux

Sunday Morning Formulating: Green Tea Gel Hydrator

I got up this morning and while I was making my coffee, I decided to make a Green Tea Gel Hydrator to go underneath my MAP serum, moisturiser, and Rose Sunscreen. I thought I might do a quick post demonstrating … Continue reading

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Chrysalis Serum: banish dark circles forever

The above is clearly a stock photo, but it’s also a pretty good representation of what this serum did for my skin. You really need to try it. If you have issues with dark circles, dull skin, pigmentation, sun damage, … Continue reading

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10% MAP Serum + AHYP (Updated Formula)

Vitamin C is a staple of any good skincare regime. My preference at the moment is MAP, or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, because it doesn’t have the irritation of L-Ascorbic Acid and delivers great results. I love the way it sinks … Continue reading

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Skin Care Update

Hi Everyone! Life has been extrememly hectic since I finished my PhD, but I find myself now with a small window of time with which to check in here, say hello, and update you all on my skincare routine. I … Continue reading

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15% off cute vegan shoes at Beyond Skin

I just love the range of shoes at Beyond Skin. Just my style. To celebrate World Vegan day, they have 15% off everything with code 15vegan. Here are some of my current favs: Maggie Black Faux Patent £70.00 Candice – … Continue reading

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The Fountain of Youth in a Cheap Plastic Bottle: KNN serum

The title of this post is intentionally provocative. We all know there is no fountain of youth, but I think perhaps DIY skincare is the closest I will ever come to it. Everything in my routine works really well together … Continue reading

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A Bespoke Skincare Line for Christmas

Want to give a unique Christmas gift? Why not create a bespoke skincare line for someone! There are lots of formulas listed on this blog (just click the skincare tag) and you can get beautiful packaging from Skin Essential Actives. … Continue reading

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Flash Sale! 20% off everything at People Tree

People Tree is an excellent example of how ethical, sustainable fashion can be done in a really appealing way. Their prices are really competitive (even though they’re not using sweatshop labour to produce anything), and whilst the knits are pricey, … Continue reading

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DIY Skincare Resources

Hi all! I have a few DIY skincare resources to recommend to you today. The first is the Skin Essentials Active blog, which is excellent for the basics of DIY skincare. Make a coffee and have a read! Second, I … Continue reading

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Sunscreen Variation

I made another batch of my Rose Sunscreen today, but altered the recipe slightly to treat my skin to some different actives. I subbed out the CoQ10 and replaced it with Alpha Lipoic Acid.  A truly beautiful active that works … Continue reading

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Beyond Skin: Sirene Peacock Glitter Heels

I want these. They are beautiful. Sparkly, vegan shoes for $100. What’s not to like? Check out other vegan shoes at Beyond Skin and VeganShoes.co.uk. Update: I bought these! Can’t wait for them to arrive.

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Comfort Food

I’m not much of a chef. I hate the clean-up that comes with cooking, and I find being in the kitchen tedious unless I’m preparing a gin and tonic. But, what I have learned over the years is that if … Continue reading

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Sickness Shopping

So I’ve got a cold. Which means I’m whinging a lot, feeling sorry for myself, and browsing lots of online stores to try and cheer myself up. My first Hush purchases (sloppy jumper, tee, and joggers) are coming in to … Continue reading

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Coffee break shopping – vintage on Etsy

Etsy is still such a great place to find vintage clothing. Great quality, great cut, and very flattering. I’m loving these: 1930s dress from Mistery Mister $125 1940s beaded gown from LostnFound Vintage $298 1950s skirt from English Rose Vintage … Continue reading

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Coffee break shopping – The Outnet

I do love The Outnet, and when their “Country Break Essentials” email landed in my inbox, I knew the edit would be right up my street. Observe: Oscar de la Renta Tweed Pants $394.96 Iris & Ink Angora-blend sweater $148 … Continue reading

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