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Acrylic hair extensions in fake shampoo ad

Acrylic hair extensions have been used in a celebrity L’Oreal advert to fake the luxuriant effects of a shampoo and conditioner range, according to an article in the Sunday Times.   Cheryl Cole, singer in Girls Aloud and all-round celebrity, is accused of starring in a misleading shampoo campaign for L’Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5. […]

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Average British woman wears 515 chemicals

British women are clearly the saviours of the chemical industry, according to research by deodorant-maker Bionsen and reported on Reuters. In the moisturisers, body lotions, perfumes, deodorants and makeup she wears, the average woman in the UK is unwittingly carrying around 515 chemicals on her body every day, Bionsen found in a poll of 2,016 British women. Presumably a whole […]

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LA Fashion Week Embraces Plastics

Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW) is showcasing plastics in fashion, and it looks like the reporters from the “Plastics Make It Possible” team at the American Chemistry Council are having a wild time at the catwalk shows.   Late into Thursday night, they were posting a string of photos of models wearing plastics and a […]

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Dubai hosts Women In Leadership

The Women in Leadership Forum (WILForum) in Dubai yesterday awarded its Achievement Award in Energy to the CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, delegates reported as they returned to their offices. The Forum was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (pictured).     Olefins trader Gina Fyffe of Integra was among those […]

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Plastic is the New Black

According to the American Chemistry Council’s new website which launched today, plastic is the newest trend in couture, and to make the point the site will present the Gen Art “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Los Angeles Show on 29 October, hosted by actress Kaley Cuoco, star of the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. […]

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Beth Tweddle – gymnastic champion with chemicals connections

Beth Tweddle, new world champion in the gymnastic floor exercises was being interviewed on the radio as I drove in this morning, and very charming she was, but I didn’t realise how closely she was connected to the world of petrochemicals.   Now my North of England Chemicals correspondent Judith tells me that Beth lives […]

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The Dutch social kiss versus the Argentine Saludar

If you had thought that swine flu had put an end to the social obligation of conference kissing, think again. The Blog has detected two major influences sweeping across the world of social cheek-kissing, and conference-goers will want to familiarise themselves with them before embarking for EPCA in Berlin. First is the inexorable spread of […]

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In Vogue Lanxess

Lucy Craymer is rather taken with the new range of Lanxess leather-tanning chemicals …   It’s hard keeping up with the fashion. Maybe harder still if you are more at home with the likes of ethylene and propylene than with Dolce and Gabbana but chems company Lanxess is trying. The company is producing a “trend […]

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MISS NPRA pageant 2010

The Blog was thrilled to see that applications for the 2010 MISS NPRA Pageant will be closing imminently on 1 August 2009.   It is also a pleasure to see what good work this year’s MISS NPRA has been doing.   Eagle-eyed readers who click through to the website will see that all is not as it first […]

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No flip-flops at the New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a dress code where women need to wear a long sleeve jacket only if they are wearing full length slacks (trousers), according to an advisory note sent to the Blog’s New York colleagues to prepare them for a visit.   And further to the Blog’s fascination with what […]

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