Get festival ready at Boots!

It's festival season, so that means getting a little festival beauty kit together. For many of us, going to a festival is the perfect excuse to shake off the norm and go a wee bit crazy with our makeup. If that means just changing our lip colour, that's fine! Festivals mean fun. According to research from Boots, 64% of women who have tried a new look in the summer feel more positive about doing so because they are away from home, be it on … [Read more...]

Fake tan Bronzer and Night Cream?!

If you read this blog regularly you will know that I had a bit of a pre-wedding tanning moment, before deciding (again!) that fake tanning was not for me! However, I did really like my Vita Liberata fake tan, and was interested in a couple of their latest products which were sent to me. First up is their Trystal Minerals Self-Tanning Tanning Bronzing Minerals (£35). Yep, a self-tan bronzer. So, essentially a bronzer, which you apply like a … [Read more...]

Flowers & Other Stories …

My poor garden was battered by the poor spring we had. It currently looks like a bit of an overgrown jungle, and the poor spring flowers didn't survive those crazy winds we have been having. I've not had time to plant any new summer plants. In short it's a mess. So, I'm going to get my floral treat this week from & Other Stories who have two lovely body ranges that are a perfect replacement for flowers! Floral Memento features soft … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day!

It's time to celebrate the awesomeness of dads this weekend - Sunday is Father's Day. Dads are great, but sometimes, maybe, they need a little sprucing up in the grooming department, agreed?! So be kind this weekend and gift your dad the gift of grooming with something from our pick of the Father's Day grooming gifts and essentials out there! So, what would dad like? Maybe some Clinique Happy for Men (£29.99, feelunique.com) would make him, … [Read more...]

Little Miss Makeup Bags

How cute are these Little Miss makeup bags from Truffle Shuffle?! The quirky online store has loads of fantastic products - go have a look. I love a new makeup bag, and these are just very cute and fun. I can't decide which one I love most. Are you Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Giggles, or maybe Little Miss Princess?! As someone whose every school report said "talks too much' then there really can only be one … [Read more...]

Aveda Thickening Tonic

Apparently, when we claim we want volume in our hair, we actually mean thickness. According to Aveda, and lovely expert Bea Watson, who I shared breakfast with the other week, to chat all things hair, thickening is a real issue for many women. Bea explained that, although we think it's just volume we need, what we are actually looking for is the thickening of our hair, strand by strand, not just adding a bit of volume to the roots, and then … [Read more...]

NEW M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

I've been deliberating over what foundation to use on my wedding day for months now. I am doing my own makeup, and whilst I want some coverage, I don't want to wear much more than my usual base. Bridal makeup is a key part of any bride-to-be's planning. So many brides choose makeup artists, and completely change their look for the day, which seems, well, just a wee bit odd. Why would you want to look different on the biggest day of your life. … [Read more...]

MAC Wash & Dry Summer

MAC's Wash & Dry Summer collection has been on counter since May, and is a Limited collection - so if you haven't snapped up bits of it yet, they're probably sold out already. However, I still wanted to cover it, because it's so lovely - bright, bold and fun. The campaign images have a retro feel, with a bright colour-pop twist. The packaging is ombre-style bright summer shades, and the emphasis in the collection is on eyes and lips - … [Read more...]

YSL Saharienne Summer 2015

GORGEOUS.One word to describe this lovely new collection from YSL for summer. I could give you a few more as well - bold, innovative, wearable, trend-setting. You get the idea: I love it! The yellow nail polish is my absolute favourite, and I have had so many compliments when wearing it. But I digress. Let's start at the beginning and get to nails later... So, this YSL summer collection, Saharienne, is a modern take on Marrakech, but paying … [Read more...]

Boots launch NEW Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Skincare range

It's hardly a surprise, given the recent success and validation of their Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum, No7 are now upgrading the Protect & Perfect Intense Skincare range to the ADVANCED level too. Consisting of three products - a day cream, a night cream, and an eye cream, it's targeted at women who are 35+. Utilising the proven groundbreaking anti-wrinkle and protection technology that is used in the serum, this range helps … [Read more...]