Girl Meets Brush

Girl Meets Brush brushes

This is an interesting new concept from makeup artist Lynne Mills (co-creator of the Miss Flicklash lashes - eyelashes with a liner flick - which are now made by Eyelure). Essentially, it's makeup brushes, but, with a twist - buy the brushes AND the expertise, in actual, real-life, form.Lynne's aim for her new venture - Girls Meets Brush - is simple - to bring a set of good quality, and essential, brushes, for everyone, from you and me, to … [Read more...]

Clinique Kiss It Better 2016

Clinique Kiss It Better makeup bag 2016

Clinique's Kiss It Better 2016 campaign is underway, and the products produced this year for the charitable cause are just lovely. Clinique partners for the twelfth year running with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity for the KISS IT BETTER appeal - raising money to fund research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer. Clinique have launched a Limited Edition Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in best selling shades, Magenta … [Read more...]

Summer with Miss Sporty

Miss Sporty Insta Glow Bronzer

Teenagers are much more makeup-savvy than I was, back in the 80s, right? Most of them are blogging, or vlogging, with huge followings. But a regular teenager can't spend loads on makeup brands, so what's out there for beauty budgets? How about Miss Sporty? The Coty brand is specifically targeted at makeup beginners, so most likely those younger than teens. The products are decent quality, and the prices are purse-friendly.I love their BFF … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Phase 2

Estee Lauder New Dimension Tight + Tone Neck-Chest Treatment

Last September Estee Lauder launched their New Dimension transformative collection - and now comes New Dimension Phase 2. The hashtag for this collection is #BestAngle, and it's all about shapes and angles - empowering women to transform and define their appearance, without fillers, surgery, etc. The original products included a serum, a liquid tape, and sculpting and contouring kits.  Next month sees the launch of three new products to the … [Read more...]

Tea & Nails with Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn - Tea and Nails!

New nail polish is always a good thing, and at Crabtree & Evelyn, there are lots of lovely new spring shades to choose from. Oh, and whilst you're at it, how about some detox tea?! I had completely forgotten that Crabtree & Evelyn did teas and infusions (and biscuits, and sweets, and jams, but let's not go there!), and very good for you ones at that.So, how about sitting back and relaxing in the last week of January with a lovely … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell Cruelty Free 2016

Paul Mitchell Cruelty Free 2016

Paul Mitchell is well-known as a cruelty free brand, and that's probably because they make a point of continuing to shout about it. It's part of their identity, says their latest campaign, with the tagline 'Never have done, never will' Founded in 1980 by friends Paul Mitchell and John Paul DeJoria, the brand have never tested on animals, and have always spoken  up about it. This year, the sales of all their retail sets and campaign- branded … [Read more...]

Hello Kitty by OPI

Hello Kitty for OPI Nails

I am a HUGE Hello Kitty fan - have been for years - so this new OPI Hello Kitty Collection made me smile. Yes, it's not that exciting, just nail polishes with Hello Kitty images on the bottles, but the colours are nice, OPI is a great brand, and if you need a new polish and love Hello Kitty, then why not?Hello Kitty is a global symbol of friendship and fun. She's  a pop icon with fans ranging from four to forever, and she is OPI’s newest … [Read more...]

Revlon’s new Mascara Collection

Revlon's new mascaras

Yes, you read that headline right, Revlon isn't just launching ONE new mascara, but a whole COLLECTION! All the mascaras you could ever need (and more), all at once. You don't have to buy then all, of course - just choose the one that does what you want done to your lashes the most. So, the five mascaras are Dramtic Definiton, Volume + Length Magnified, Ultra Volume, Super Length, and Ultimate All-in-One.I did think, when I first saw the … [Read more...]

Creme de la Mer The Lifting Eye Serum

Creme de la Mer The Lifting Eye Serum

Here's a new one for all you Creme de la Mer fans to spend any Christmas cash on - The Lifting Eye Serum, out next month. Continuing its commitment to deliver optimal benefits that lift the look of skin, Crème de la Mer introduces The Lifting Eye Serum with its new Stretch Matrix Complex to visibly support the architecture of the eye and brow. I like the sound of this. Creme de la Mer already offers The Lifting Contour Serum, The Lifting and … [Read more...]

Hangover remedies for New Year

Ohayo Hangover cure drink

Hogmanay in a few days time, and that means we'll all most likely be over-indulging in alcohol as we say farewell to 2015 and usher in a new year. Always a good idea at the time, but never a good idea the morning after and there really is no cure for a hangover, or is there?Apparently this little bottle of Ohayo is just that. I'm not entirely sure it worked too well for me, but it certainly won't do you any harm to take this little bottle … [Read more...]