Way back at the beginning of 2016 I wrote two pieces called Paraben free and Sulphate free. I always meant to write this third piece, Phthalate free but somehow got distracted and it’s only recently occurred to me that I never got around to it. So, here we go. Phthalate free is a label that… Continue reading Pthalate free?
Why do they happen? Perhaps you know exactly what I’m talking about, but perhaps not. Sometimes I’ll paint my nails, a miracle will occur and I’ll not smudge a single one of them. I’ll feel very smug about my perfect manicure and then, when I wake up the next morning, bubbles will have formed in… Continue reading Bubbles in nail varnish
I’m lucky enough to have a very beautiful, Folio Society edition of The Double Helix, packed with photographs and diagrams, as well as an introduction by Steve Jones and a forward by Sir Lawrence Bragg. This is enough to delight any nerd (and incidentally pushes the page count just above 150, making it an acceptable… Continue reading Book review: The Double Helix
Although I am a fan of the xkcd comics (I know, big shock right?) I don’t think I would ever have bought Randall Munroe’s book for myself. The comics are great but they’re pithy. A perfect coffee break distraction before going on with your day. I’d never read any of his “What If” stuff on… Continue reading Book review: What If?
A while back I wrote this about the advantages (or lack thereof) of choosing paraben free products. Every now and then you see articles encouraging you to only buy things that are free from certain chemical, or products boasting about not having those chemicals in them. It’s easy to assume that there must be a… Continue reading Sulphate free
Disclaimer: This really isn’t intended as an attack on anyone or on any company who prefers natural products. There are good reasons to use products described as natural, especially when environmental concerns or animal welfare concerns are taken into account. This is only really intended to make people think twice before discounting ingredients they might… Continue reading Paraben free?