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issidora

Award winning makeup artist and a skincare expert. Co-founder of Nina's Hair Parlour. Compulsory truth teller, history buff & a science groupie. Founder & Editor-In-Chief @ Skin Odyssey.

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    Anecdote From the Beauty Counter Part II

    THE FOLLOWING IS A TRUE STORY. THE NAMES AND IDENTIFYING DETAILS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF INDIVIDUALS.   My name is Lauren and I am a makeup artists working in a lovely department store for one of the top makeup brands. The following happened on Saturday 22 July 2017. Customer: Hi, can […]

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    AMELIORATE®

    Once upon a time there was a lovely maiden who went by the name Annette. She on was on a life long quest to find the magical creamy potion that will ameliorate her Keratosis Pilaris. Lovely Annette’s quest was not going well so one day, our heroine bravely decided to set off on a path […]

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    Tease the Tangle

     Oh how brushes have evolved over the centuries. Boar bristle brushes, herring bone combs, ivory combs… and Shawn invented the Tangle Teezer. The world went wild and I joined in the euphoria as this brush is truly remarkable. My hair is long and I KNOW that that I should sleep with my hair tied up […]

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    Flawlessness

    Most of us are kinda happy with our concealers and kind happy with our eye creams. I cannot say that I have met anyone who is absolutely happy with either. The concealer ALWAYS creases. If it says on the package that it does not. Well… I’d take it with a bowl of salt. So imagine […]

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    Anecdote From the Beauty Counter Part I

    A few weeks ago I went out to do my favourite thing; makeup shopping. I was having the loveliest day despite the rain and almost monochromatic day, enjoying the colours, textures and intoxifying scents of different makeup counters. What I witnessed at the NARS counter shocked me and I feel compelled to share. The counter was […]

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    Lynne Sanders | Founder of Cosmetics à La Carte

    Lynne Sanders   Lady Gaga, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Jerry Hall. The boys from U2. Elizabeth Taylor and HRH Princess Diana. These are just a few of most incredible people that came through the doors of Cosmetics à la Carte’s central London boutique since the company was founded in 1973. Here, the founder and head […]

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    Firewoman

    Peta Win | Woman of Fire. The name given to Renee Beach by the chief of one of the North Dakota tribes. She fought against the establishment in the 1980s and helped create Gathering of the Tribes. Her support of the native peoples, inspired Ian Astbury of The Cult to write the song The Firewoman. She is a renown […]

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    All Hail the Lipstick Queen

    Ms Poppy King is The Lipstick Queen Her product line is impressive and my three absolute favourites are Velvet Rope, Butterfly Ball and brand new Morning Sunshine. Issy  ❤️ As a vintage makeup expert and a co-founder of Nina’s Hair Parlour I am always on a look out for the perfect vintage lipsticks. Thus far […]

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