Autumn, Chanel-style!

Chanel Autumn Eyes

Chanel have created two gorgeous collections for the last part of 2015. Their autumn colour collection has been on counter since the end of August, but I haven't featured it let, and I can't let it pass. Tomorrow we'll explore Christmas with Chanel, but first autumn... Les Automnales celebrates the shades of autumn; those gorgeous flamboyant reds, but also those beautiful khakis, browns, fawns, ochre and lush greens we see in the countryside at … [Read more...]

Always Remembered with Elizabeth Arden Always Red

Elizabeth Arden Always Red Charity bottle

Elizabeth Arden has long supported women throughout their war efforts, even creating a red lipstick for female US Marines to wear as part of their standard issue uniform in WWII. So, with this in mind, Elizabeth Arden are supporting The Royal British Legion with an Always Red charity initiative. As we head towards Remembrance Sunday, when we pay tribute to war veterans and the sacrifices they made, Elizabeth Arden will donate £5 from every … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars 2015

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar Front

Forget the chocolate, or the even more retro pictures behind the windows of your advent calendar - we want beauty products! And full-size ones too! Where there used to be just one or two beauty advent calendars to choose from, there are now, well, loads! Here are eight of the best! Clarins Beauty Advent Calendar (£60, exclusively at clarins.com)Filled with minis, including classics like Beauty Flash Balm and some men's products too, this is … [Read more...]

Tom Ford Noir AW15 Makeup

Tom Ford Noir AW15 makeup collection

I have to confess that I love a dark festive makeup collection. I'm not a huge fan of pale at the best of times, but when the weather turns, and the nights get shorter, and we all start thinking about our festive parties, I think a good old smokey eye, a lot of glitter, and a bold red lip are the perfect makeup for the season. So, I was thrilled to see the Tom Ford Noir Holiday collection was all dark, sexy, and moody. Inspired by this signature … [Read more...]

Nails Inc Halloween Nail Art

Halloween Nails from Nails Inc

Have I mentioned I love Hallowe'en? Just once or twice? I promise this is the last Hallowe'en post for this year! Some gorgeous Nails Inc nail art! Nails Inc have created four lovely Hallowe'en looks, and here's how to do them yourself!  Look 1 -  Leather & skullsUsing: silver skull and glue from Nails inc leather & skulls kit, or similar,  Alexa Leather (£15), and Nail Kale basecoat (£14).Apply basecoatPaint … [Read more...]

Halloween Beauty Bits

Halloween bathtime from Lush

It's Hallowe'en this week and I am ridiculously excited - far too excited for an adult! I shared my favourite spooky Halloween makeup tutorials last week, and today it's less frightening than that post, I promise. Let's start with something completely non-spooky from Oskia Skincare. The only Halloween link here is the pumpkin enzyme used in this lovely Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£28, Space NK, and oskiaskincare.com)."By fermenting the … [Read more...]

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

The clocks go back this weekend, signalling the end of British summertime. Of course, any ‘summer’ we had ended a while ago, right? But have you changed your skincare routine accordingly? What you use in the summer is probably not good enough come the shorter nights and colder days of the autumn/winter season. Just like you change your wardrobe, you need to give your beauty wardrobe a refresh.There are a few key changes you should think … [Read more...]

Halloween Makeup Tutorials I Love

Halloween Horror Makeup!

So, I'm having a Halloween party - yay! I love Halloween, and dressing up, well, horribly. As I got married this year, I thought my husband and I would make the perfect Zombie bride and groom (don't worry mum, I'm not going to wreck my actual wedding dress!). The theme of fancy dress for my party is spooky/horror, and whilst browsing on the internet for Halloween makeup tutorials for Zombie bride, I came across so many amazing videos that I had … [Read more...]

Niche Brands New Beauty

New Beauty from Niche Brands - Ananne, Swell and Merumaya

There are more beauty ranges and lines that I could ever possibly list, or even imagine. So, it's not surprising when new (to me) brands land on my desk every week. This week I've been playing with three new products, two of which come from brands that are totally new to me. First up was Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo (£20, swell.co.uk). You can get this in LOADS of places - Boots, M&S, Wholefoods, Liberty, etc, but I have never heard of … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

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, every week from now on we will give over a post to one of those cult beauty products. First up is a … [Read more...]