Something (Dramatically) Different from Clinique…

Get ready for this - a week today sees the launch of the newly reformulated Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. Yes, it's the famous yellow moisturizer from Clinique, part of their famous 3-step plan, and it has been six and a half years in the making. Dramatically Different Moisturizer was the first dermatologist developed moisturiser and according to 2012 date, it is the best -selling women’s skincare product in the UK. The new … [Read more...]

Strawberries anyone?

It's men's semi-final day at Wimbledon today, and I'll be cheering on Andy Murray. If I was there, I'd probably be indulging in a few strawberries -   when in Rome and all that. To get in the mood, I might use the iconic Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop in this mornings beauty routine. The Body Shop's Body Butters are 20 years old this year, and the strawberry one has a lovely, quirky little tale behind it - and an interesting origin - … [Read more...]

Muscle Ache solutions from Elemis

Hand up who was exhausted watching Andy Murray in his quarter-final five-setter win over Fernando Verdasco last night?! I know, I was. After watching the BBC documentary on everyone's favourite tennis player the other week, we reckon Andy would have eased his pain in a lovely ice bath last night, after all his on-court exertions. I get muscle ache after a jog in the park, but have discovered some fantastic products to help - and they're as … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Tesco Calcot Manor Spa range

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! In yesterday's Summer Beauty Must Have post, I mentioned a dry oil spray from the Calcot Manor Spa range at Tesco. Well, this is the rest of that range, and it's really very lovely and … [Read more...]

Top Ten Summer Beauty Must Haves

It’s summer! (It is, isn’t it?!) It’s July, so that’s summer for me, and it’s time for some summer beauty musthaves – items you need this season at home, on holiday, and both. From hair removal to body toning to lip moisturizing, and tanning, there are a few things a girl’s gotta have when the sun shines. Here’s my definitive list. – Top Ten Summer Beauty Must Haves   1. Hair Removal There are loads of ways of getting rid of our unwanted … [Read more...]

Beauty News – Festival Round-up

It's Glastonbury this weekend - the biggest festival of them all, so here's a little beauty news round-up with a festival theme... * At the Isle of Wight Festival a few weeks back, Revlon were making celebrities look good, headed up by Revlon UK Nail Ambassador, Jenny Longworth. Emma Bunton popped into the Revlon tent to grab a Revlon Festival Survival Kit and trial Jenny Longworth’s Isle of Wight exclusive nail design in Tie Dye. MTV … [Read more...]

Lush World Record Attempt for International Kissing Day

A week on Saturday is International Kissing Day (Saturday 6th July 2013) and you can be part of a Guinness World Record Attempt with Lush. Lush believe in #crueltyfreekisses and are attempting to set the new Guinness World Record of the most lip prints collected in 12 consecutive hours. Lush want them to be cruelty free, of course, and invite you to head to your nearest Lush store from 11am on July 6, and take part! Customers will be able to … [Read more...]

Natura Bisse Bubble comes to Edinburgh’s Hotel Missoni Spa

If you're looking for something new in beauty, then the Natura Bisse Pure Air Bubble is it! It will be at the Hotel Missoni Spa in Edinburgh, from July 4 to July 7, and offers beauty fans the chance to experience a unique, innovative beauty ritual available for the very first time in Scotland. The Natura Bisse Pure Air Bubble made its debut at the 2009 Oscars, and has travelled the world since then, arriving in Edinburgh next week. So, what is … [Read more...]

Skin Guru – Scottish skincare

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Skin Guru. Slap on hand, to be honest, as they are a Scottish brand, a natural brand, and their Nourishing Facial Serum has become a favourite of mine in just a few weeks - as a night cream, a serum, a go to skin pick-me-up. And I am in good company - Scots supermodel Kirsty Hume loves the range, saying, “I am very much a natural girl when it comes to beauty products...I love Skin Guru Cleansing Oil. … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Cello Shots

Estee Lauder launch Cello Shots in July, for a limited time only. This is one of those little collections beauty companies seem to come up with from time to time to freshen up their counters. These are cute, colourful and sure to appeal to Lauder customers when they pop in to buy their favourites. As Lauder puts it they are 'a playful collection that blushes cheeks and washes lips with a shot of sheer gel colour'. I'm not sure I'd rush out and … [Read more...]