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Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

We love a scandal here in the UK. If there’s a tiny thread to be pulled to unravel a cacophony of scandalous headlines, you can bet your life that the tabloid journalisms will pull it. And this was most certainly the case in the recent ‘Lush SpyCops’ debacle. For...

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In-Cosmetics Global trend watch: step away from the screen

In-Cosmetics Global trend watch: step away from the screen

What are the next big beauty trends? Well if the launches at In-Cosmetics Global 2018 this week are anything to go by, the industry is feeling blue. Blue light be gone Yes, while Ultraviolet may be Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018, the cosmetics camp are battling...

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

If you’re like me, you’ll love spouting off the plethora of well-known names in your make-up bag. Even more so, you’ll love checking your eyeliner with your Bobbi Brown compact (encased in that sleek black and white packaging), applying your MAC lipstick (emblazoned...

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Less is more: Meet make-up’s anti-influencers

Less is more: Meet make-up’s anti-influencers

If there is one thing that has changed the way we shop and indeed what we buy, it’s digital. Thanks to good old YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, not to mention online stores that offer same-day delivery, make-up sales have soared. But will 2018 be the year that...

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Has luxury got the millennial memo?

Has luxury got the millennial memo?

Back in June, my learned colleague Georgina looked at the resurgence of luxury. According to a Bain & Co spring luxury update back in the heady heights of summer, co-founded by Bain partner Federica Levato, the premium beauty industry sector was expected to post a 2...

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Bold beauty gets f**king fabulous

Bold beauty gets f**king fabulous

2017. The year of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the triggering of Article 50 for the UK to leave Europe, that Weinstein scandal and, in our world, brave beauty. Yep, that’s right, for one reason or another, the cosmetics market has got increasingly bold this year....

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The women of the world speak…

The women of the world speak…

It’s hard to put into words how I feel about the recent revelations that have come to light about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. As a women, mother, and staunch supporter of gender equality, the allegations of a three-decade long campaign of systemic abuse against...

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Almighty Amazon: the e-tailer taking on the world

Almighty Amazon: the e-tailer taking on the world

Picture the scene. I’m looking for that perfect lip gloss online, I research, scroll, and research some more. Then I find it. The one. Yet the dreaded notification; ‘delivery between 3 – 7 days’ pops up and I, of course, leave the site and promptly find the cheapest...

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Subscribe now: beauty boxes – boom or bubble?

Subscribe now: beauty boxes – boom or bubble?

For the last year, a slew of troubling headlines suggested the end was nigh for the beauty subscription industry: Memebox ceased trading in actual products in May, and instead became a K-beauty recommendation hub, Birchbox battled funding problems and cut 15 percent...

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The vagina monologues

The vagina monologues

Vaginas are having a moment. That’s right, you heard me correctly. Vaginas. Long since Charlotte from Sex and the City brought the V word into the public forum – when hers was diagnosed on the hit show as being ‘depressed’ – vaginas are back in the spotlight, with...

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Our not-so perfect Instagram lives

Our not-so perfect Instagram lives

I will hold my hands up and say it. My name is Louise Prance Miles and I’m an addict. An Instagram addict that is. As soon as one of my children wake me up at some ungodly hour, I log on. I need my fix that instantly. I scroll through the pages (and pages) of posts by...

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