Accessorize Sweet Lotus Collection

Sweet Lotus Accessorize Bath Petals

This Accessorize Sweet Lotus collection seems an odd one to launch in November, but really, when you think about it, it's nice to have something floral and fresh at this time of year, yeah? And this lovely collection is aimed at travel - so time to daydream about long summer nights, high temperatures, and gorgeous beaches. That's a daydream I love at any time of year.This collection makes great little Christmas gifts. It's fun, quirky and … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Micro Essence Infusion Masks

Estee Lauder Micro Essence Mask

Skin feeling and looking a little bit tired and dull? Then what you need is a boost from Estee Lauder's new Micro Essence Infusion face masks. These new sheet masks (a pack of six will set you back £50), have been produced to complement Asia's best-selling Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, but can be used as stand-alone boosting skin treatment.They are enriched with something called Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment, … [Read more...]

Star Wars Space Age Nails

Galactic Nail Wraps from Thumbs Up!

The new Star Wars movie is out this week (in case you hadn't heard...), and the Star Wars tat memorabilia is everywhere. I was browsing Instagram the other day, and saw LOADS of amazing Star Wars nail art posts, like this one, below.For all my Star Wars lovers! #nailsbykimmie #utahcounty #handpaintednailart #starwars #starwarsnails A photo posted by Kimmie Monson (@nailsbykimmie) on Dec 13, 2015 at 3:31pm PSTI love this one - … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil

Elizabeth Arden's NEW Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil

Now, here's a launch that made me sit up and take notice! I am a big fan of Elizabeth Arden's iconic Eight Hour Cream (watch out for it in the cult beauty category soon), so I was thrilled to try their new Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil. It's one of those multi-taskers that are actually brilliant, packed full of fab ingredients, and, obviously, this one has all the benefits of Eight Hour Cream and more.Eight Hour Cream is probably … [Read more...]

Aesop comes to Scotland

Aesop store, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Aesop are an Australian beauty brand, founded in 1987, in Melbourne, and now a worldwide name, with lots of stores - and last month they opened their first in Scotland, in Edinburgh's Stockbridge area. Nestled in the Georgian New Town, Stockbridge is an area full of well-heeled Edinburghers who will, I am sure, fall in love with this uber-stylish shop, and brand. Every Aesop store is different, designed by in-house designers, or caefully chosen … [Read more...]

MAC Berry Black Friday

MAC Berry Black Friday Patent Polish Lip Pencil

It's Black Friday, and that means shopping madness takes over the world. There are loads of Black Friday deals out there in the beauty world - far too many to mention. Not to mention the great deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty every day of the year. So, I'm sort of passing Black Friday by on the blog, for fear of getting bogged down in offers, or missing out the best. However, this little offering from MAC did make me smile.Instead of offering … [Read more...]

Urban Decay Vice 4 and Gwen Stefani


Urban Decay are known for their palettes - amazing collections of brilliant eye colours from neutral nudes to bold brights and everything in between. Recently they launched Vice 4 - more on that one later. But let's talk about their Gwen Stefani collaboration...Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani lands later this month, and it is truly a thing of beauty, makeup fans! Gwen Stefani is pretty cool. Actually, scratch that, she's uber-cool. So, it's no … [Read more...]

Winter warming candles

Winter Warning Candles Origins

Scented candles are big business - I don't know many people who don't have at least one in their house, and they're particularly lovely to light in the autumn and winter. So, I've rounded up a few to share with you, to scent your home this Christmas, or as a festive gift.1. Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle, £25, This smells delicious. All festive, spicy and yet fruity at the same time. That's thanks to the blend of spicy … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – Chanel Rouge Noir

Cult Beauty Product

Whilst it’s always great to celebrate new launches in the beauty world- and there are more than enough of them to do that on this blog every week – there are some cult beauty products we just love to celebrate. Classics that have stood the test of time, maintained their best-selling status, and products that many of us couldn’t live without. So, let’s celebrate one every week! CHANEL ROUGE NOIR It's quite strange to think now, in … [Read more...]

YSL Christmas Kiss & Love

YSL KIss & Love Palette

YSL's Christmas 2015 collection, Kiss & Love, which launched last week, is simple. I already discussed the Limited Edition version of the Touche Eclat in the Cult Beauty slot last week. The rest of the collection is also lip imprint embossed, very pretty, and, er, very small. Which is actually a good thing.The palette is the hero product, and this Christmas Kiss & Love Multi Usage palette (£59) is very cute. About the … [Read more...]