Vanity vs. Sanity. Obsessing about 'anti-ageing' might mean you are missing out on Living!
I won a consultation with a high profile dermatologist and it was valued at £500.  My experience with dermatologists is a bit patchy to be honest, ...
My Journey to Becoming A Mum at 48 by Maleka Dattu
Mothers Day is upon us and I am all too aware that for many among us, it is a difficult time.  Perhaps your Mother has passed away? Perhaps you are...
Short on time, motivation and willpower  —  A mum’s exercise conundrum
We are showcasing another female entrepreneur and Amana tells her story below. So, if you are in need of a kick of motivation, either to embark on ...
The Pro's & Con's of Using a Facial Oil
In recent years it seems everyone is recommending the use of Facial Oils, whatever your skin type.  And, if you were oily or acne prone and afraid ...
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 th...
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...