Beauty Bargain of the Week – A Great Kisser

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! Yes, it's February, it's Valentine's Day this month, and I will bombard you with gift ideas and Valentine's related posts until it's all over! Apologies in advance! So, this week's Beauty … [Read more...]

Love is in the Air for Valentine’s Day!

It's February today and that means one thing - Valentine's Day! How I hated this time of year as a teenage schoolgirl, and a singleton in my 20s, but I quite enjoy it these days - as long as I get a card at least, I'm happy. If you want to buy your Valentine a gift, or spruce yourself up for Valentine's Day, or just treat yourself, then there are loads of brilliant Valentine's offers on 5pm Health and Beauty. There's a brilliant deal from … [Read more...]

Contrasting Spring Scents

It's that time of the year when all manner of new fragrances will be hitting the counters, and I've been smelling two recently, that are released tomorrow (February 1), both have a top note of Bergamot and musks at their base, but couldn't be more different. Both are also pretty in pink, but Calvin Klein's Sheer Beauty and Guerlain's Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau are very different fragrances for different noses! Calvin Klein's new offering … [Read more...]

I want Candy (from YSL)

When I first saw YSL's Spring 2012 collection, Candy Face, it was back in the dark days of winter, and I've hardly wanted to look at it again, despite it being on counter since Boxing Day. But today, I feel different - it's nearly the end of January, it's a gorgeous sunny morning, and YSL's beautiful candy-inspired palette is perfect for my mood! And yours I hope! The collection, by the very lovely Creative Director Makeup, Lloyd Simmonds, has … [Read more...]

Beauty News!

From Miss Piggy to Katy Perry with a Girl Aloud inbetween - all the celebs are launching their own beauty ranges! Oh, and Diet Coke and Benefit have a great offer  on - here's some beauty news to end the week! * Miss Piggy and M.A.C have collaborated on a mini collection. The Muppet supermodel/chanteuse/icon and all round superstar, who stars in Disney's, The Muppets, in cinemas on February 10, is sharing her beauty secrets with a limited … [Read more...]

Desert dreams with Estee Lauder

The new spring collection from Estee Lauder and Tom Pecheux was inspired by a vacation in Arizona, and the warm, sun-bleached, tones of the desert. I went to Arizona years ago on holiday and in the Red Rock area around Sedona it is definitely inspirational. "My inspiration behind the collection was vacationing in Arizona, enjoying the warm sun, the amazing desert colours and the shadows that play on the sand and rocks." says Tom. "I was … [Read more...]

The most glamorous mascara from Guerlain!

There have been a lot of new mascaras launched of late, but this must be the most glamorous yet. Noir G De Guerlain is the mascara version of their hugely successful Rouge G lipstick. (If you aren't familiar with it, read this review on my own blog, and this post from this blog last year ). Basically, Rouge G and now Noir G are gorgeous, vintage styled cases that conceal the product and a mirror. They are sleek, stylish and very clever. You … [Read more...]

Sweet Valentine!

February is on its way, and the big event of course is Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, you can't escape it, and, if no one else is going to treat you, I say treat yourself. Either book yourself a pamper on 5pm - there are loads of offers on here to choose from, or buy this absolutely adorable little gift set from one of my favourite ever beauty companies, Philosophy. The Sweet Talk set contains Candy Hearts Shampoo, shower gel and bubble … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – 17 Bronzing Rocks

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 was taken back to the '80s when I saw the Boots 17 Instant Glow Bronzing Rocks (£4.99, boots.com) last week! How retro-tastic are they? I can remember swirling my huge powder brush … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Boots 17 Mascara + free gift!

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 more than a fiver - just - at £6.29, but you get a whole other product FREE with it! Boots 17's latest Peep Show mascara is in cute pink packaging, and … [Read more...]