On the Seventh Day of Christmas…

I'd like some of this No7 Christmas makeup from Boots! There are two collections in the Christmas Extras range - Beneath the Morning Skies and Beneath the Evening Stars. Each contains an Eye Palette of nine shades (£13), a set of five Eye Pencils (£13.50) and a set of four mini Nail Polishes (£8). “The Beneath the Morning Skies collection has everything you need to create a shimmering winter daytime look," says No7 Creative Director, … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Dr Bronner’s Soap

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! This week's Beauty Bargain is a real multi-tasker AND a celebrity favourite. Apparently Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, makeup guru Bobbi Brown and, er, Eminem, … [Read more...]

Orangutan Orange!

OK, this post is a little bit left-field, but I adore orangutans and their plight should be better known! That's why I support Orangutan Caring Week, which we are in the middle of right now. This worldwide campaign aims to help this beautiful, endangered species, which shares nearly 97% of their genetic material with humans. In Malay orang means "person" and utan is derived from hutan, which means "forest."  Orangutan literally means 'person of … [Read more...]

Take your Hat off to Lancome and Kate!

Have you got your tickets for 5pm's Lancome Beauty Event next Tuesday (November 22).It's at SoHo in Miller Street, Glasgow, and looks like being a fun night -you can take the stress out of Christmas shopping by purchasing a Lancome fragrance set, make up set or a skincare set for a loved one, or perhaps even to treat yourself! Also, enjoy a make up demonstration by an award winning Lancome beauty specialist. Tickets are £10 and can be booked … [Read more...]

Alesha and Avon

Alesha Dixon is the new Beauty and Empowerment Ambassador for Avon in the UK and Ireland, and you can put your questions to her this afternoon when she takes over the Avon Twitter account! The Strictly Come Dancing judge will act as spokeswoman for Avon’s make-up category and its domestic violence cause, in this newly created role. She will support Avon’s domestic violence initiatives - Avon UK has donated over £500,000 to its domestic violence … [Read more...]

Beauty News!

There's always a lot going on in the beauty world at Christmas, so I thought I'd bring you a wee round-up of some beauty news to end the week. *Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend a press breakfast with YSL's fabulous Creative Director, Lloyd Simmonds, who showed a select bunch of beauty journalists the YSL Spring Collection, which is on counters on December 26th! I'll bring you more on that next week, but for now, it's called Candy Face … [Read more...]

Pout of this world!

The last thing you want when you're puckering up for a Christmas kiss is chapped, dry or cracked lips. Yeuuch! And there's no point slathering on that band new lipstick if you haven't sorted out your lips is there? We pay loads of attention to our skin, but what about our mouth? At this time of year we're more prone to lips cracking, chapping and things like cold sores. So it's no surprise that my mouth was smiling when the Bliss Fabulips kit … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Nivea Hand cream

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 getting to that time of year again when your hands really need some extra care. Gloves are a must in the cold weather, as is a good hand-cream. Your hands age you, so don't let them! Look … [Read more...]

Spa time with M&S

We all love a pampering trip to a spa, that's why we love 5pm Health and Beauty. They have brilliant offers all the time, but sometimes we just want to relax in the comfort of our own bathroom and create our own little tranquil space, yeah? And what better way to do it then with the brand new Spa Collection from Marks and Spencer. The products don't cost the earth, the range is vast, and the Body Butter (£9.50) and Absolute Calm Bath Essence … [Read more...]

BeneFit with Tools of the Trade

All makeup fans must have something to a) put it on with and b) to store it in. So, how about the new brushes and bags from BeneFit? I love the new Beauty Bags (available mid-November, £22.50 & £29.50) which come in two sizes - large travel size, and small purse size, and have the cutest little charms on then end of the zip fastenings. The new Makeup brushes are all synthetic, and have easy to grip handles. The new brushes are Powder … [Read more...]