SMASHBOX LIMITED EDITION PHOTO FINISH SCENTED PRIMER WATERS

There are some beauty products you need -  mascara, lipstick, blush, maybe a bit of concealer. And some you don't. You probably don't need the new Smashbox Limited Edition Photo Finish Scented Primer Waters in your beauty regime, but you might want them. These new 3-in-1 face primer and setting sprays hydrate, prep and refresh skin. Each of them was co-created with YouTuber Nicol Concilio, and I had no idea who she was. I have now watched a few … [Read more...]

Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb Charity Candle

It's that time of the year again, Jo Malone fans - a new charity candle is about to be launched. This year the candle is White Lilac & Rhubarb. The tart and vibrant rhubarb cuts through the delicate florals of soft lilac, sensual rose, and sun-loving heliotrope. It's meant to evoke that lovely scent of a summer garden in early bloom. I was out walking in the countryside yesterday and the floral smells were amazing. If you can, take more … [Read more...]

Get Insta-ready with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Filter Collection

Hands up who doesn't love a filter on a photo pre Insta-posting? I don't believe you! We all do it, well, I know I do! But maybe we'd need less filtering if we were using products from Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Filter Collection? She's not daft that Charlotte, tapping right in to the zeitgeist with a couple of new products that will make you insta-ready before you decide whether Clarendon or Lark shows you off in a better light! Pretty Youth … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Easter Beauty!

It's Easter this weekend, and if a chocolate egg doesn't do it for you - or you want to gift someone something a little different -  then check out these Easter beauty-themed eggs. L'OCCITANE EASTER EGGS These are SO cute. An adorable alternative to a chocolate egg for the beauty fan. The egg comes in Almond or Cherry Blossom. The egg shaped tin is really sweet, and reusable. The Almond Egg contains  Almond Shower Oil (75ml) Almond Hand … [Read more...]

New masks from GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW is a fun beauty brand. That's not to say the products don't work, of course, but fun is a big part of this brand - and they are brilliantly instagram friendly. I've had the pleasure of trying two of their latest releases this last week - the #GLITTERMASK which is essentially the GravityMud Firming Treatment mask, just with loads of glitter. And why not? The glitter particles are suspended in the gel formula, and they won't clog pores. … [Read more...]

Veganuary beauty

Yes, I know, every time I mention the word 'Veganuary' my husband's face contorts. It's fair to say annoys him,  this constant marketing of months! But it is what it is, and if you are going vegan for January you might want to extend it to your beauty regime. This new  brand - Utopia - is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare range. I've not tried it, I'll let you know that now. There's been a hold up on samples. On first impression from the images, … [Read more...]

Go Ultra Violet with Elemis

Elemis's Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is the perfect January product in so many ways. Firstly, it's the perfect shade of Ultra Violet - Pantone's color of the year for 2018. Secondly, it's a nighttime product  - and we plan to spend a lot of January hibernating/sleeping/in bed. Finally, it's packed full of ingredients to boost your post-festive skin. The main ingredient in the product is  Night Scented Stock Oil. Working directly with … [Read more...]

Through the Decades with Eylure

It's Hogmanay soon, and as we see out another year, we'll all be reflecting on the past, as well as welcoming in the new - but which decade would you choose if you had to? In 2017 Eylure celebrated their 70th anniversary, and produced  a series of images showing beauty looks through the decades, from the 1940s to the present - showing just how much things have changed in beauty trends over the years. From curls and sets in the 1940s, to the … [Read more...]

Meghan Markle Nude Lipstick Love

Meghan Markle loves a nude lip - and so do British women it seems. Inspired by the Royal Princess-to-be, nude lipstick sales have gone up by 65% thanks to love for the Suits star. According to new makeup brand, MEMI, founded by 21-year old entrepreneurs Millie Watson and Jack Thompson, sales of nude lipstick shot up when Prince Harry announced his engagement to Ms Markle, and she appeared on our TV screens sporting a classic, sophisticated taupe … [Read more...]