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The ultimate guide to beauty products and treatments


Welcome to beautyorbeast.uk. I created this website because I wanted to share the hundreds of experiences I have trying beauty products and treatments. I write on beauty mainly for the Daily Mail and the Times. I am also the author of three books on making the most of yourself called To Hell in High Heels, The Viva Mayr Diet and Smart Women don't get Wrinkles.
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November 12, 2018

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June 23, 2019

I have often wondered why, if Crème de la Mer is so effective, no one has come up with a similar, affordable, alternative. Someone finally has. It's called Crème du Loch and has been developed by UK-based skincare experts using active, anti-ageing ingredients including...

December 26, 2018

A therapist friend of mine works in male grooming. She does massages and hair removal at high-end gyms and sports clubs. She tells me that nowadays a laser hair removal machine is an essential piece of equipment at any high-end gym. And it’s not only used by the women...

November 12, 2018

If you like multi-tasking, you’ll love this treatment. The HydraFacial does just about everything you can imagine to ensure your skin looks and feels as fabulous as possible. It cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, hydrates and leaves your skin plumped full of antioxidants....

August 17, 2018

Being half-Swedish I can't resist a Scandie product when I come across one.

The Never Spring Shimmering Body Oil is a lovely alternative to the old Nuxe or Clarins summer body oil favourites (see blog from July 6th 2017).

Made by a company called Björk & Berries, wh...

July 22, 2018

I used to be mad about Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream. It seemed to me like a little miracle in a tube that helped with everything from dry lips to children's grazed knees. My first summer sizzler is a slight variation on the cream; The Lip Protectant, which comes...

June 25, 2018

Body brushing

it’s painful and laborious, but body brushing makes a huge difference to the look of your legs. It is also an effective tool in the fight against cellulite.

Always brush upwards, towards your heart. Two or three times a week is enough, but one French friend...