Spa Day Deals for sharing

It's Mother's Day this month, and what nicer treat than to have some mother/child time at a spa. There are loads of offers on 5pm Spa & Beauty. I've picked five that I think are great value - and a real treat. But there are SO many more on site, don't just take my word for it - go have a good browse! Mum & Daughter Spa Pampering Package, Body + Mind Salon, Beardsen and Milngavie A full body scrub followed by body moisturising, a … [Read more...]

Spring in Capri with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown launches its Spring collection in March- Spring in Capri. There's a bit of a Southern Italy trend in beauty this Spring Summer - Chanel's Neapolis collection is inspired by Naples. The island of Capri sits in the Bay of Naples and this collection is inspired by the island, its classic Italian charm, sun-drenched coastlines, and hues of the Mediterranean sea. In beauty terms, that's gleaming skin, effortless lids defined by a … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London launch English Fields Collection

Jo Malone London launch its English Fields Collection in March and the packaging is the first thing you'll notice. Completely different to the usual packaging, the opaque two-tone bottles are lovely. The packaging represents the unexpected combination of the two ingredients  - the matte texture of the base is the cereals/grains and the pastel bottle is the fresh flowers. It does slightly irritate me that it is called the English Fields … [Read more...]

Lips and Eyes from Sisley

Sisley are a luxury beauty brand, and although expensive, it's nice to treat yourself - or a loved one - now and then. If you feel like doing so,  Sisley has two new products to choose from  - Sisley Phyto Khol Star Eyeliner Pencil (£36) and Sisley Phyto Lip Twist Matt (32.50).   The Sisley Phyto Khol liner comes in eight shades - five Sparkling - Brown, Bronze, Blue, Black, and Grey, and three Mystic  - Blue, Green, and Purple. The … [Read more...]

KIKO Milano Free Soul Spring Collection

If you're looking for fun in your beauty buys, then KIKO Milano is your go-to brand. And the new Free Soul collection is jam-packed with fun products to create a bright and bohemian look. Gold liner for lips or eyes, pink mascara, adaptable bronzing products, and peel off eyebrows! All housed in gorgeous retro chic mint green packaging, designed by Ross Lovegrove. There are lots of products - too many to go through there, but there are a … [Read more...]

Benefit’s new BadGal Bang Mascara

Benefit's new mascara promises to boldly go where no mascara has gone before! Okay, it doesn't, (and that's a Star Trek reference in case you didn't get it...) but it was released with a round of spectacular space style events - and it's not just a gimmick. The formula features aero-particles, which are derived from space technology. These aero particles are one of the lightest known materials, and the mascara has lots of new features to … [Read more...]

Nail Art is back!

Celebrity Nail Artist - yep, that's a thing - Naomi Yasuda gives good nail. Madonna thinks so. As do Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, and Kesha. She created the Helmut Lang logo nail for the brand's SS18 collection, that helped herald in a new era of nail art love. And trust me, these are nothing - go check her instagram and be, like, WOW! HELMUT LANG seen by Shayne Oliver Styling @akeemouch Collection consultant @ianisiah Make up @ingegrognard … [Read more...]

Origins Original Skin additions

Origins added three new products to its Original Skin range this month - a primer, a cleanser, and a matte moisturiser. Aimed at skin 25+, the range first launched with a serum back in 2015 Since then, there's been a Face Mask and an Essence Lotion (like a toner) - and now these three new products have been added to the line this year - Cleansing Jelly, Cooling Primer, and Matte Moisturizer. The Moisturizer (£27) is all about minimising … [Read more...]

Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

There's no better beauty statement than a bright red lip! I am a massive red lipstick fan, and if you want to do Valentine's Day beauty right, make it red! Here are our top ten fabulous red lips to choose from! Everything from liquid mattes, to matte, to gloss, to chunky pencils, and Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat Lipliner - there's red to suit everyone - formula and shade. If you are afraid of red, try something a bit sheer, or a lip stain, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow - so here are some love-themed beauty buys - buy for your gal, buy for yourself, buy for your mum, your gran, whoever! Use this Hallmark holiday to spread the love to whoever you want it, with an unexpected treat. How much would that brighten someone's day? KIKO Milano always has a cute Valentine's collection and this year is no exception. The Lip Me Lots collection is very cute. Love hearts are key - there's … [Read more...]