New Concealers from Laura Mercier and Clinique

Concealers seem to be having a moment of late - quite a few have recently landed on my desk. The latest two come from Clinique and Laura Mercier. Laura Mercier launched its Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (£24) earlier this year, a medium to full coverage concealer, with a natural, luminous finish. It feels weightless on skin and perfects, hydrates and blurs imperfections with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear. The concealer … [Read more...]

Viva Cuba by Laura Mercier SS18

Laura Mercier's SS18 collection is inspired by the "soulful ambiance of the Cuban culture…Alive with energy, the music and clashing patterns of street art" It's all earthy matte bronzing shades, liquid illuminating pearls, and shimmering sheen for eyes (although there are no new eye products in this small collection) Lips are intense and vivid, echoing the vibrancy found in Cuban design. Let's have a look at the key products and how to … [Read more...]

Big Beauty Deals for Summer

It's June, you've been paid, and summer is here! Time to treat yourself to a beauty deal. Fancy a manicure maybe? Or a facial to get your skin set for summer? Or a relaxing massage? Let's start with the Summer Skin Facial at Glasgow's Glow Skin Centre and Tanning Salon. The Big Deal is for a Dermalogica Prescriptive facial which will be tailored to your skin's unique conditions. There are two options in this deal  - option one is £15 for the … [Read more...]

No7 Matte Liquid Lips new shades

Boots No7 has just added three new shades to its Matte Liquid Lips collection - all of them nudes. Nudes are big  news this summer, thanks in no part to the (real life) Duchess of nudes, Meghan Markle. The new Royal rocks a nude lip, and, whilst I don't, I can see the appeal. For an easy summer look, the new shades are Freedom, Faith and Victory. Freedom, pictured left, is a pinky nude. I'm not sure I'd call this a nude to be honest. It's … [Read more...]

Be Sporty and Shimmery this summer with The Body Shop

Fitness and wellbeing is a massive part of modern day culture. Athleisure is a trend, juicing is normal, and there are more forms of yoga than anyone could ever need. And the beauty industry has cottoned on to our burgeoning desire to hit the gym/class/streets and exercise, and companies are creating some sporty lines. Clinique brought its fitness line out earlier this year. The Body Shop has now created two new sport-inspired, sweat-proof … [Read more...]

Be Safe in the Sun

Sunshine! Hallelujah! And with some heat in it too. But, that also means it has some UVA and UVB rays in it, and those aren't such good news. So, if you are out in the sunshine make sure you have some sun protection on. This is particularly important for us fair-skinned Scots. Your fake tan may give you a golden glow, but remember your real Scots peely-wally tone is not good in the sun. We need to be careful and cover up. Factor 30 is … [Read more...]

Sandal Foot Prep

I was shamed on social media this week by an old colleague who commented on a sandal image I had shared on Instagram and Facebook  - with BARE TOENAILS. He expects more from me, and I admit, I let myself down. How could I expose the world to the sight of my uncared for toes. And he hasn't even see the state of the rest of my feet! Seriously, though, it is sandal season (at last!) and it is time, therefore, to get a little foot prep on the … [Read more...]

Diego Dalla Palma Summer 2018 Cruise Collection

Italian beauty brand Diego Dalla Palma is always worth a look. The brand, from Italy's fashion capital, Milan, is stocked in Marks and Spencer Beauty here in the UK. Launched in Milan in 1970, it has a wonderfully retro feel to it, and is much more than just makeup - with skincare and haircare in the diego dalla palma group. And there is an actual Diego Dalla Palma  too  - the Italian makeup artist behind the brand. Every year they launch a … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018

It's most definitely summer when the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection lands on my desk. Yes, I know it's not officially summer yet, but nothing makes me want to book a holiday more than a sniff of the gorgeous Bronze Goddess scents. "Layer on sunlit shades, solar cool potions and ocean kissed mists wrapped in the ultimate sensual scent of summer – Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche for an enviable glow that radiates the passion of an everlasting … [Read more...]

(Royal) Wedding Prep

There's a wedding this weekend, did you know? Some ginger guy is marrying a TV star. Yep, it's finally here - the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle this Saturday. I've had TONS of press releases about the wedding for the last ooh, seems like a lifetime, and lots on Meghan's beauty secrets and regime. She's a big fan of NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion apparently, and I now just have this image of her, down Boots … [Read more...]