Shrinking Violet Wrap, Chamomile Sanctuary Review

There are, undoubtedly, many different ways to while away an  afternoon - lying wrapped in clingfilm from head top toe isn't one that I dream of very often. But that is how I spent an afternoon this week. It wasn't some kinky fetish, and I wasn't trying to beat Lady Gaga in the 'mental outfits' department!  I was trying out the Shrinking Violet Body Wrap at the lovely Chamomile Sanctuary Spa in Edinburgh. Body wraps have a sort of stigma about … [Read more...]


In the winter, your skin can become dull, dry, a bit lifeless, or irritated, flushed from the weather conditions, and just a bit, well, meh! It’s all very well covering up in your winter woollies, hat, gloves and scarf, but that won’t help what’s underneath. And who wants to emerge in spring with awful skin?! You can help that not happen, with just a few beauty routine changes for the winter months. and it doesn’t mean you have to buy a whole … [Read more...]

Extra Repair with Bobbi Brown

If you are a fan of the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm, but maybe find it a wee bit too heavy, then you are going to be thrilled at the new Extra Repair Moisture Cream, out this month. It's a lighter version of the balm, with the same long-term treatment benefits of the exclusive Extra Repair Complex. It's designed for normal to dry skin types, and the texture is lovely. Not like a heavy cold cream, but with a bit more 'bite' than … [Read more...]

Elemis Today’s Special Value on QVC

If you want to recreate a little bit of spa life in your own home, then make sure you take advantage of the latest TVS (Today's Special Value) on QVC this weekend. From midnight on November 16th, and selling throughout the whole of the 17th, you can treat yourself to the NEW Elemis Jasmine & Rose Milk Bath as part of the six-piece Indulgent Face & Body Collection, which is the biggest TSV of the year! It's exclusive to QVC, and … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Miss Sporty

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! A few new bits and bobs from Miss Sporty landed on my desk this week. This is an uber-cheap beauty brand, more for teenagers than anyone else, and you might dismiss it when you're strolling … [Read more...]

M&S Your Beauty: A Year On

If you haven't visited an M&S Your Beauty beauty hall yet, then why not? The Your Beauty idea came to life a year ago last month, and I recently had a wee wander round the Edinburgh Gyle Shopping Centre Your Beauty to see how this new, innovative beauty hall works. Reminiscent of the Space NK concept, Your Beauty carries many brands that are exclusive to them, as well as Marks and Spencer's own brand cosmetics and toiletries and beauty … [Read more...]

M&S Limited Collection Wanderlust for Christmas

Marks and Spencer love Christmas, and they do it quite well. Who doesn't love their current fairtyale TV advert featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? The carry on that fairytale theme in this lovely beauty range, the Limited Collection Wanderlust makeup. From a gorgeous stag print Powder Blusher (£6) to a beautiful Nail Polish Collection (£12) with specially selected glitter, texture and quick dry shades each for the 12 days of Christmas, this … [Read more...]

BeneFit Bathina Soft To Touch…

...Hard To Get! That's the name of the new body mist from BeneFit's Bathina range. In the loveliest of packaging, in the Bathina style, this lightweight body oil brings immediate hydration to parched winter skin, adds a seductive sheen, and a touch of tempting fragrance. What's not to love? It also doubles as a massage oil. It contains sweet almond oil to leave skin feeling soft and silky, olive fruit for hydration, avocado oil to soften and … [Read more...]

Beat Stress with Aveda Stress-Fix

Today is National Stress Awareness Day, and I have already been aware of mine, with the cat peeing on the floor, me knocking a glass of orange juice over to join it, and other trivialities! Stress is a really serious condition, and is the cause of around five million days off work, according to research. Obviously a quick fix doesn't work for severe stress, but if you are feeling a build-up of stress thanks to daily annoyances, and the 'small … [Read more...]

British Women Feel Most Beautiful at 29

According to recent research we women in the UK feel at our most beautiful aged 29. That year before we hit the big 3-0 is when we think we look her best. My dad used to tell me a tale of a boss of his who once asked him how old he was, and upon my dad's response of 29, stated that 29 was a 'good age'. The research from St. Ives skincare clearly agrees. Almost a quarter of British woman (23%) feel at their most naturally beautiful at 29, with … [Read more...]