The Perfect #Selfie Products

Sometimes, I get press releases that give me a bit of a laugh. Actually, scratch that, A LOT of the time, I get press releases that give me a bit of a laugh. This latest one did. How to get the Perfect #Selfie, it says, with just four products. I know it's just the PR showcasing their products, but it did make me smile. All that effort for a photo...! Those four products are: The Instant Whites  teeth whitening system (£29.99, Boots), a … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown open Edinburgh free-standing store

BOBBI BROWN fans get down to Edinburgh's George Street and into the newly opened Bobbi Brown studio! It's the second free-standing Bobbi store in Scotland, and you are going to love it! The fab space has everything Bobbi you could ever need! Sometimes it's hard to believe that the brand began life in 1991 with an edited collection of 10 lipsticks! From those ten lippies, a massive global brand has grown, and it's probably one of the best, … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Private Blend Les Extraits Vert

New private blends from Tom Ford launch at the end of August, with a new note for the brand. For the first time, Tom Ford introduces unexpected dimensions of green. Ranging from florals, to citrus, to deepest woods, Les Extraits Vert is a curated collection with a very 1970s feel. Apparently the ingredients used in this collection are rarely used in modern perfumery, so these are something quite different. There are three new fragrances to … [Read more...]

More Matte Lips – this time from Clinique

Matte is DEFINITELY the new black, to use fashion parlance in the beauty world! Matte liptick is everywhere, and everyone has one. Last week we looked at Boots SEVENTEEN's new mattes, this week it's the turn of Clinique. Clinique's new mattes are in lipstick and liquid form. So, there's the Clinique Pop Matte Matte Lip Color + Primer (£16), and the Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color + Primer (£20). The former is the lipstick format, and … [Read more...]

The Bronzie Tanning Mitt

It's another gimmicky beauty product today, but this one I do quite like. It sort of reminds me of my Granny drying me after a bath as a kid, so it makes me very nostalgic - maybe that's why I like it. The Bronzie 'Got Your Back' tanning mitt is a revelation in tanning mitts and is actually a pretty simple idea- aren't they all?! Bronzie, the company, started out with an actual Bronzie - that's a onesie to wear after tanning. Who … [Read more...]

Collistar S.O.S Critical Areas Firming Stick

Many weird and wonderful beauty products land on my desk, and this falls into that category, and then some - meet the Collistar SOS Critical Areas Firming Stick. The what? Yes, I know, I felt the same when I opened the parcel and first saw it. From Italian breauty brand Collistar, this, it claims, is the 'lazy girl's answer to a firmer body'. A personal trainer in a stick, perhaps? No need to do squats or lunges anymore? I'm not so sure … [Read more...]

Illamasqua News

Lots happening at Illamasqua these days, with PETA recognition, new #Illaxpress lessons, and recently I refamiliarised myself with their skin bases - Hydra Veil, Matte Veil, and Radiance Veil. But first, the exciting news that Illamasqua are now PETA recognised. Since the brand launched in 2008, they have made a strong commitment to never support or permit animal testing on any of their products, and only work with suppliers who uphold these … [Read more...]

Get Fully Loaded with TIGI Bedhead

VOLUME is where it's at with hair. We all seem to want our hair to be bigger and bigger, and it's not that hard these days with a plethora of volumising and thickening products on offer. The latest I've had a look at is the new Bed Head by TIGI Fully Loaded range. Addressing the growing trend for messy styles with a sense of looseness and rough, textured volume. Designed with the trendsetter in mind, all four products have been designed to give … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s Genuine Glow – K-Beauty style

Let's talk about K-Beauty. What is it? Well, it has nothing to do with the Kardashians (for once!), it'a actually Korean-inspired beauty. If you're a beauty fan, you will know, and you will no doubt already be influenced by beauty from the Far East. The Korean beauty aesthetic isn't like ours. They focus on skin health, skin hydration, and a preferred lack of pigment. We tend to focus on being as tanned as possible. But perfect pale skin is a … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Grooming Gifts

Surprise your dad this Father's Day with a grooming gift. He doesn't need a new tool kit, an oversized Toblerone, or another silly slogan T-shirt, does he? But he probably does need some lovely grooming products in his life! I'm right, right? Boots now stock a fab men's beauty brand - Johnny's Chop Shop. Fab packaging, good products with a healthy does of fun, and it's cheap and cheerful. My favourites include ever-popular Beard Oil Beard … [Read more...]