Dr Bronner’s – fit for a King!

It's a boy! Baby Cambridge - Prince, future King, whatever we are calling him is here! And with the Royal baby came a flurry of baby-themed press releases into my inbox. One from Dr Bronner's caught my eye - my favourite all-in-one product, Dr Bronner's Magic Soap. This stuff is brilliant, and with Kate Middleton being a fan of Whole Foods and Waitrose and all things natural, I reckon she'd love Dr Bronner's too.  Dr. Bronner's Organic Baby Mild … [Read more...]

Pollen pest! Is Hay Max the answer?

So, the rain has given the hayfever sufferers a bit of a break, and we are coming to the end of the grass pollen season in July, but with more hot weather forecast, we can expect more sneezing, wheezing, red eyes and the like. I am lucky - I don't really suffer at all. A little bit of a sniffle and a sneeze here and there, but nothing more. My partner on the other hand, has it bad. Sneezing, runny nose, red eyes - you name it, he has it. There … [Read more...]

Vintage at the Merchant City Festival this weekend

If you are in Glasgow this weekend, then make sure you head down to Vintage at the Merchant City Festival. Brought to you by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the festival celebrates all things vintage, and that includes vintage hair and beauty, of course. So, whilst you are browsing the vintage market (on all weekend) or waiting for the Great Gatsby Fashion Show (Sunday, 2pm, tickets, £10), or enjoying a screening of Bugsy Malone, make sure you … [Read more...]

Be the face, body and tan of Fake Bake!

Be the face and body of Fake Bake! Here's a competition for all you fake tan lovers out there, from Fake Bake. It's an amazing competition actually - Fake Bake are looking for six lucky winners to front their new season campaign. All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and send them a message, saying in 200 words why you should win - tell them as much as you can, filling the 200 words, and if you don't want to enter yourself, you can … [Read more...]

Maybelline Baby Lips – Beauty Bargain of the Week

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! It's a lot of fuss about a lip Balm, but apparently Maybelline's Baby Lips Lip Balm are worth the wait. And what perfect timing, with a certain Royal Baby arriving yesterday (on my birthday, … [Read more...]

Jurlique comes to Marks and Spencer Your Beauty

If you are not familiar with Australian beauty brand, Jurlique, then get yourself along to Marks and Spencer on Glasgow's Argyle Street, and check out the brand. They are a lovely natural brand, with lots of interesting products, and from July 25 will be available at key M&S Your Beauty locations, including Argyle Street. To celebrate, they are launching an exclusive Deluxe Editon of their signature Rosewater Balancing Mist in a 200ml size. … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder relaunch Advanced Night Repair again!

There are quite a lot of relaunches and reformulations happening in the beauty world at the moment - and the latest is from Estee Lauder. It's a brand new reformulation of their hero product,  Advanced Night Repair. This new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is, Lauder say, the result of groundbreaking research on cellular Catabolysis in the skin. I am not about to pretend that I understand this, or that I digested the … [Read more...]

Fake it!

There is a lot of pasty white skin walking by at the moment, mine included! The sun is out, we're baring our bodies, and they are not bronzed! I'm not a massive fake tan fan, but I like a little bit of colour in the sunshine. These are my legs, tanned up with ModelCo One Night Tan Wash Off Instant Bronze Mousse, £12 boots.com) - it's an instant tanning mousse that I blended on with a fake tan mitt. It gave me a lovely light colour, and washed off … [Read more...]

Butter now available in Boots!

Have you tried Butter London nail polishes? (That's the butter I am talking about!). They are now stocked in Boots nationwide, and if you haven't tried them yet, you must, and you will love them. They dry quicker than any other nail polish I have ever used. They are one of the original '3 free' nail brands - that means they are free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde and Toulene  - three chemicals that helped with keeping polish chop-free, easy … [Read more...]

Skincare booster shots from Intraceuticals

I get lots of press releases about new products, and ploughing through them, I love it when I come across something that catches my eye, something new that I have never seen before. This week it's these Intraceuticals Rejuvenate+ Boosters. These cute little skincare shots have been designed to completely customise the results of their other products - their hyaluronic acid packed Rejuvenate Oxygen Treatment and at-home Rejuvenate Daily Serum, … [Read more...]