Estee Lauder NEW Perfectionist Pro UV Fluid SPF45

I'm not sure what category you'd put this new Estee Lauder product into, but it is the last step in your skincare regime, so probably a primer - with SPF benefits. The new Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro UV Fluid SPF 45 is a hybrid to help protect your skin against those damaging UVA/UVB rays, and a whole lot more, including pollution. So, how does it work? First of all it uses a patent-pending formula featuring Lauder's Tiger Lily Extract … [Read more...]

NEW Origins Plantscription Retinol Night Moisturizer

It's been a while since I've used an Origins Plantscription product, but I am looking forward to this one. Back in 2011, I reported on, and subsequently reviewed, the launch of the original Plantscription Anti-Ageing Serum. I loved it. I had SO many compliments on my skin, and it probably was one of the best products I've ever used. If I didn't do this job, and try so many other products because of it, I'd probably buy it. (Clarins Double Serum … [Read more...]

NEW Cheekleaders from Benefit

Benefit has just launched two new Cheekleaders palettes that have a sneak preview of products that will launch later this year. The Cheekleaders Pink Squad is a 5-in-1 Blush, Bronze and Highlight Palette, and the Bronze Squad is a 5-in-1 Highlight, Contour and Bronze Palette. As ever, the packaging is super-cute, and there are handy tutorials in the boxes, which also have decent-sized mirrors inside. And both palettes include new products … [Read more...]

5PM BIG Deals on Afternoon Tea Spa Days

Simple pleasures in life should be enjoyed more often. That's why sites like 5pm exist - giving you the opportunity to indulge those pleasures at a reasonable cost! Take spa days with afternoon tea. Who doesn't love that combination? There are a few great Spa Day + Afternoon Tea deals on the 5pm site right now, so treat yourself and a friend/partner/loved one to one of those simple pleasures! Treatments + Afternoon Tea, 200SVS, Glasgow, from … [Read more...]

NEW Dr Feelgood from Benefit

Benefit has launched a Mattifying Powder in its Dr Feelgood range, for those who prefer a powder to a balm. The original Dr. Feelgood Mattifying Balm has been on counter for some years now, but mattifying balms can be tricky to work with, I'm told. The new Dr. Feelgood Silky Mattifying Powder is much easier - it's a loose powder that will minimize shine, set you makeup and control excess surface oil. My skin tends to be on the dry side, if … [Read more...]

Clarins launch new Extra-Firming Eye Serum and Serum

Clarins launches two new products in its successful Extra-Firming range this month just in time to add a little spring to your skin for spring! The Extra-Firming range  gives instant and long-term lifting effects to the skin, and was created specifically for women in their 40s. The products are excellent, and these two new additions - the Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum and Extra-Firming Eye -  will boost your routine. They utilise the benefits … [Read more...]

New Night Creams from Filorga and Caudalie

Night time is the best time for beauty products to work their magic - if you are any sort of beauty geek, you will know this. So, a night cream is a vitally important part of any skincare routine. I keep mine by my bedside, so I never forget to apply, and I alternate creams with glycolic based liquids, the odd face mask, and serums, and eye treatments. I enjoy this bedtime beauty routine. So I have been delighted to try two new night products … [Read more...]

NEW Olverum The Body Oil

Was it last year I shared Olverum Bath Oil with you? It's lovely stuff, a high-end brand, with gorgeous packaging, and I just don't have a bathroom that befits it. But after major renovations over the last three months, the bathroom in our flat will just have to stay as it is for a wee while longer. But that doesn't mean I can't use the lovely stuff to brighten up the shabby showerroom, does it?! Olverum the brand hasn't launched a new … [Read more...]

Lash Love with 5pm Deals

It was National Lash Day on Tuesday (Feb 19), did you know? Not quite sure what that entailed, but let's celebrate it a little late with some lash love. Who doesn't love a mascara? And maybe hate it at the same time - it can be one of the most frustrating beauty products. My current favourite is a Clinique mascara that is now discontinued, and I am at the very end of the last tube I bought on eBay. I am gutted! These are the best-selling and … [Read more...]

Sunny Scents

I'm all about the sunshine at the moment, so here are some sunny scents to see you through the weekend, no matter the weather! 1. Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Cologne Aqua Mysteri, £65 (100ml), lookfantastic.com, is a fresh and floral scent, in a light lemon yellow colour! Reminiscent, apparently, of strolls through the orange garden of Le Couvent des Minimes, it combines orange blossom with palmarosa, and has a gorgeous, bright, sparkly hit … [Read more...]