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...]

Givenchy Rouge Sculpt

Givenchy launch their Rouge Sculpt  in September, a two-tone lipstick, each with one luminous shade on one side, and a graphic contour on the other, to perfectly frame the mouth. The finish is demi-matte, and perfectly defined. And the packaging is beautiful. So, Givenchy’s first two-toned lipstick offers  colour and contour in a single stick. It's all about the lips this AW, and contouring is … [Read more...]

Beau-TEA-ful! Afternoon Tea Week beauty

This week is Afternoon Tea Week - and there are lots of lovely afternoon tea offers on 5pm - but, if beauty if more your thing, then how about these tea-inspired beauty products! Tea, as a beauty ingredient has all sorts of antioxidant properties, and it comes in everything from moisturiser to shampoo! Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea (£35) is an oldie but a goodie. It delivers the perfect mix of White Tea, … [Read more...]

NEW Smashbox Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipsticks

Lip contouring - or making your lips look fuller with makeup - has been a 'thing' in the beauty blogging world for a while now. Check YouTube, and there are loads of tutorials on how to do it. Most of them invlving a lot of products, and a fair bit of work. Smashbox are here to make it much simpler this AW with the launch of their Be Legendary Triple Tone Lipstick. Benefit did a sort of two-tone lippy a while back, but this has three layers and … [Read more...]

M&S Night Cream Waiting List

If you haven't tried it yet, then get on the list, because, apparently, Marks and Spencer's Formula The Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream is THE beauty musthave of 2017! It promises to give skin eight hours of sleep – or at least look like it has – and the results don’t disappoint. So much so that the cream is a total sell out both in store and online. Why? Well, this night cream  - or  sleep cream  - banishes fatigued looking skin, restores … [Read more...]

Masking January

If there is one thing you do to to treat yourself this January, slap a face mask on! Masking is big in the beauty industry, and it's a simple way of indulging yourself and giving your skin the nourishment it deserves. January is a long, cold, hard month, and we're all expected to be pounding away in the gym and eating nothing but kale. It's an unrealistic expectation even of the most hardcore of healthy living fans! But we can look after our … [Read more...]