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CULT CANDLES: A.P.C, Bella Freud, Diptyque (and the rest)



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So it seems the world is divided into those who love fancy scented candles and those who don’t get the fascination. If you do, they can become something of an addiction (ahem). If you don’t, well, you may as well stop reading now. But not all posh candles are created equal. Some (many) are just an easy add-on to a brand’s beauty output; others are so powerful, that they become cult objects in themselves. (more…)



Beauty bits: Afro hair and beauty show, Lipstick Queen, Selfridges, Calvin Klein, Into The Gloss, Estee Lauder, Acqua Di Parma



THIS WEEKEND: THE AFRO HAIR AND BEAUTY SHOW

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No plans for the Bank Holiday? Don’t forget to head to the Afro Hair & Beauty Show 2014 at Business Design Centre in Islington (30th-31st May). A mecca for product junkies and trend hunters, it’s the biggest hair & beauty exhibition of its kind in Europe. Tickets are £12 on the door. (more…)



Men’s grooming roundup: Stefano Tonchi, Tom Ford, Acqua Di Parma, Shay & Blue, Mr Porter



STEFANO TONCHI ON INTO THE GLOSS
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Oh my nosiness knows no bounds. I love Into The Gloss for its snoops into the bathroom cabinets of fashiony women and now it’s been sniffing around the men’s grooming shelves too. Here’s W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi’s thoughts on his grooming routine (Hmmm, Only 6 products but still)… (more…)



Buy it now: Travel size fragrances



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For any last minute holiday-goers, can I recommend some great travel-friendly fragrances? Cult Beauty alerted me to Le Soft Perfume (£19), a lightweight solid perfume in the prettiest recycled packaging from the ex co-founder of Sephora. As well as delicious scents (I’m wearing La Reine Soleil right now), these stick fragrances nourish, moisturise, firm and restore the skin.  Using all-natural Shea butter, mango butter and tamanu oils, they’re well suited to sensitive skins. Buy it here.

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