Clarins Joli Rouge & Black AW Makeup Collection

Clarins has just launched a small, but perfectly formed mini AW Makeup Collection. There are only three products in it, but it's super-cute and the packaging is adorable. The Joli Rouge & Black Collection introduces a new lipstick - the Joli Rouge Gradation (£22) which is the Joli Rouge, reinvented to sculpt and colour your lips. The lipstick has a stripe through the middle, and that central shade will illuminate the middle of your lips, … [Read more...]

Dior’s new Rouge Blush

We've all heard of matching our nail and lip colour - but our blush and lip colour? That's a new one, but it's a thing, according to Dior - and the new Dior Rouge Blush is how to do it. Rouge Blush by Dior's Creative Makeup Director, Peter Philips, comes in 27 shades, drawn from the colours of the legendary Rouge Dior lipstick. This means that every shade of lipstick has a corresponding blush, so your lip and cheek colours complement each … [Read more...]

GLAMGLOW launch STARPOTION Charcoal Clarifying Oil

Charcoal is still riding high in the beauty world, and is the main ingredient in GLAMGLOW's latest launch -  STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil. It's their 'magic potion' and GLAMGLOW say it will transform your skin right before your eyes. Not sure if that's actually going to happen, but maybe it will protect, nourish and clarify, thanks to the ingredients.   STARPOTION™ Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil unites the … [Read more...]

National Spa Week – Treat yourself to a 5pm Spa Day

It's National Spa Week this week, did you know? Well, now you do, so treat yourself to a day at the spa! 5pm Spa and Beauty has lots of lovely spas offering brilliant deals on the site, so have a good look. Here are five of our luxury spas - click through to discover the deals that are on offer at each spa at the moment. The DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort is set in scenic grounds with views towards the Campsies. … [Read more...]

Autumn Foot Prep

It's been a glorious summer, however,  it will soon be time to retire the sandals for another year and look out those socks and boots (or socks and sandals for September if you can rock that vibe!) But... that doesn't mean your feet are about to get neglected for the next five months or however long autumn and winter last. You need to continue to take care of them, or at least give them one last pamper before you hide them away for a while. I … [Read more...]

Be Bold with Kiko’s Dark Treasure Collection

KIKO Milano's A/W 18 collection is out soon - and it's a beauty. The Dark Treasures collection is huge - almost too big to talk about, but I will try. There are LOADS of products in it - from skincare to makeup, to tools. The innovation here is makeup that contains active charcoal cleaners, one of the beauty world's favourite things for a while there. And there's 'Diamond Dust' in some of the products - but, yeah, that's not actual … [Read more...]

Ibiza Hair Brushes

I was given this HUGE hairbrush the other week. It's from a company called Ibiza Hair, which has been around since the 1950s. Who knew? Not me, so it's always nice to discover a new-to-me company. There are LOADS of brushes. Most of them have these brilliant cork handles, and are made with boar bristle. I was sent this one - the Z5 to try, and it's probably a wee bit big for my length of hair, but it was a joy to use! The Z series … [Read more...]

NEW Night Serum from L’Occitane

L'Occitane launch a new night serum this month - Immortelle Reset. The idea is that this serum will reset your skin after a night's sleep - which might not be as good as you think. Accoridng to L'Occitane research, we sleep a whole two hours less each night compared to the 1960s. Couple that with our increasingly more demanding lives, full of stress, pollution, occasional slips in healthy diet, and constant levels of fatigue, our skin is tired … [Read more...]

End of month big beauty deals

It's end of August, time to treat yourself to something new for the coming autumn months. And no, we don't mean a coat! We're talking a new beauty treatment to refresh your look for the months ahead, or a spa break to just get away and recharge for the winter. If you have never had microdermabrasion, then you really must! Blow away the end of summer blues with a fresh, smooth, radiant complexion, thanks to this brilliant treatment. There's a … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation

I love a new foundation, and I love Clarins, but I don't love the post right now, as I am still waiting on my press sample of this to arrive, and I am itching to try it. EDIT: My foundation arrived and I am going to stick my neck out and say it's great. This is not a foundation for you if you like a full coverage.It's a sheer foundation, which might seem an odd autumnal base, when we usually want a wee bit more coverage, but it has everything … [Read more...]