Leona Lewis and The Body Shop!

Here's some beauty news to brighten up your day - the gorgeous global superstar Leona Lewis has collaborated with The Body Shop on a beautiful, cruelty-free makeup and fragrance collection. This collection goes on sale on March 26th at selected stores, and is very limited edition - so don't delay! Leona Lewis firmly believes in the same principles as The Body Shop,and is thrilled about her collaboration, saying: “I’m so excited to present my … [Read more...]

Lilac Rose from Bobbi Brown

There is a HUGE trend for pastels and blush and nude colours this spring/summer and Bobbi Brown's Lilac Rose Collection takes inspiration from the catwalk. This pretty collection adds a modern, fresh twist to the prettiest pastels and blush colours. The star of the collection is the Lilac Rose Eye Palette (£45) which has eight eye shadows in it, from dusty pinks to heather greys and lily shades, which complement all skin tones. There is, of … [Read more...]

Beauty Tools from Ted Baker

Makeup? Check. Moisturiser? Check. Anti-ageing products? Check. Body products? Check. Beauty Tools? Beauty Tools? You know what I'm talking abut, don't you? Tweezers, nail scissors, emery boards, eyelash curlers - all those things we sort of take from granted, but all need as part of our beauty routine. If you can't find yours, or you just fancy getting some news ones, then look no further than the lovely Ted Baker Beauty Accessories collection. … [Read more...]

A stroll through the (Somerset) Meadow with Crabtree & Evelyn

If you like floral fragrances, then you are going to love the new Somerset Meadow range from Crabtree & Evelyn. This is a mega-sneak peek - it's not on counter until April, but I had to give you a heads up - it's just lovely. Somerset Meadow is an aromatic impression of an idyllic English landscape in bloom. The meadows of Somerset are sanctuaries of wild loveliness, and have long been revered and admired. This new fragrance has tried to … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Oscar-ready hair (with your grocery shop!)

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! Yep, you can get Oscar-ready hairdo's whilst at the supermarket, thanks to these products, and this advice from Celebrity Hairdresser, Leo Bancroft, whose styling range can be found at … [Read more...]

Melvita’s gorgeous Rose Nectar Cleanser

I love cleansers. It took me about 20 years to realise that, abusing my poor skin with baby wipes or soap and water. But I discovered cleansers a few years ago, and cleansing oils and balms have fast become my favourites. For the past few weeks, I have been using Melvita Rose Nectar Milky Cleansing Oil which is absolutely fantastic. This oil transforms from an oil to a milky lotion on contact with water. It's gentle enough for eyes as well, … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Mandara Spa Shower Scrub

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! I'm  going on holiday in eight weeks - I'm overly excited as it is my first sunshine break for three years! So, to get me in the mood, I've been using any and every beauty product with a … [Read more...]

StriVectin-AR Night Treatment – the return of Retinol

The older I've become, the more important night-cream has become. Having dry skin doesn't help - waking up with a 'tight' feeling was awful, and was so easily resolved when I started using a night cream. I sometimes use my day cream at night - my winter cream is rich enough, but there are so many night creams and treatments out there, it's good to give them a go. Recently I have been using StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment. Products … [Read more...]

Final piece in the Plantscription jigsaw?

Two years ago, I began using a brand new anti-ageing serum from Origins. Coming up to the big 4-0, I was desperate to try anything to stave off the impending wrinkles and fine lines! Plantscription promised to do that, with mainly plant extract, and two years later, I am still using it, and constantly getting compliments about my youthful looks! Since the launch of the serum there have been more additions to the Plantscription family - eye … [Read more...]

Tooth Gaps at Holly Fulton AW13

Have you seen the pictures of the models and their tooth gaps at Scottish designer Holly Fulton's AW13 London Fashion Week show? I love them! I've got a bit of a thing for gappy teeth - Georgia May Jagger, Madonna, Dalle, my friend Jane - they all look fab! MAC created the make-up look for Holly Fulton's show, and French star of Betty Blue, Beatrice Dalle, was the inspiration. Makeup Artist Andrew Gallimore created a simple and effective look … [Read more...]