The Truth About Dry Skin and Which Ingredients Work Best
Dry skin is a result of many factors, not just ageing.  Some people just don't produce enough natural lipids in the skin, or don't retain water in ...
How Ethical is Ethical Beauty?
Ethical beauty first came into the spotlight with Anita Roddick, who created the Body Shop.  It's gaining momentum again. It is generally being dri...
A celebration of Love this Valentines day and a #KissToSelf MERUMAYA
Valentines Day is almost upon us and it can polarise us into the ecstatic and wistful, sometimes leaving people feeling EXcluded.  
Skincare Claims.  Are you being duped?
In my recent post about BBC The Truth About Looking Good, we touched on product claims.  In the programme three moisturisers were assumed to be fal...
Rude Art, Pet Portraits, Being a Woman
I'm Nimmi Dosanjh; thirty-nine years old; mother to two; wife to one; artist, tea maker, swearer extraordinaire and Founder of Prickly Pair (Europe...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good...
BBC The Truth About Looking Good showed that high end brands lower your self esteem and that makes you opt for their more expensive products. Why d...
How to get best results from your eye cream?
I am constantly frustrated by the advice for how to use eye cream by consultants in store (though it is what they have been trained to do) and the ...
S.O.S - Save Our Skin. 3 Steps to Great Skin
For most of us, great skin is not a birth right but takes a bit of effort. If you are ready to create your best skin, we have to get started.  I a...
Sarah's personal experience improving her Acne, in her own words.
Sarah recently sent me before and after images of her skin and the improvements in her Acne. I asked her to tell you, in her own words, what that e...
Are DEA, MEA and TEA Cosmetic Nasties and should you avoid them?
What are DEA & MEA? DEA is Diethanolamine and MEA is Monoethanolamine and both are foaming ingredients.  And let's face it who doesn't love a r...
#PayItForward with kindness

#PayItForward with kindness

The season's excitement is ramping up.  Plans are afoot for decorating tree's, family lunches, new year parties, pressies, hangover cures and revit...
Are PEGs safe for use in Cosmetics?
What are PEG's? PEG is an acronym for polyethylene glycol. There are various forms, identified by the number that follows PEG e.g. PEG-100.  Not ve...