Danielle Romeril for Neutrogena

Irish fashion designer Danielle Romeril has designed some really smart packaging for Neutrogena's Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit range. I have to admit to not being that au fait with the Dublin designer's work, but she will present her sixth collection at London Fashion Week this September, so that's quite a big deal, agreed? Her vibrant print for the Limited Edition Neutrogena packaging is inspired by Memphis, not the town, but the Italian … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy new eyes and lips

There's a lot going on down Estee Lauder way at the moment - new launches galore! Let's start this week with four brand new products, for eyes and lips. First up, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Eye Defining Singles eyeshadows (£20). This is a collection of 27 eyeshadow singles ranging from the softest nudes to the boldest hues. So, colour for everyone, whatever you favour, essentially. The shades are across four finishes - matte, velvet, luminous … [Read more...]

Clarins’ Charity Bracelet offer

Part of my summer holiday ritual is to stack my wrists with bracelets - friendship bracelets, silver bangles, you know the kind of thing. I don't wear bracelets much any other time of year, but I love the look in summer. So, when I saw Clarins' latest online offer, I was all over it. Buy a product, and add an Atelier de Famillie bracelet to your buy for just £7. These lovely beaded bracelets just scream summer to me. And, as well as getting a … [Read more...]

Maria Sharapova’s Beauty Faves

She might be out of this year's Wimbledon, but tennis star Maria Sharapova can now make a trip to Harrods to stock up on her favourite beauty brand - SENSAI. The US tennis ace loves this premium Japanese brand, and she and her US based makeup arist, Andie Markoe-Byrne regularly use the products. "Our fave is the Hydrachange Eye Essence and our must-have is SENSAI Concealer pen for dark around the eyes and down the centre of her nose," says … [Read more...]

Eight Hours with Rachel Stevens

Elizabeth Arden are doing quite a cool social media promotion right now, called #My8Hours, related obviously to their iconic Eight Hour Cream (which I love!). They've enlisted the support of eight inspiring women from varius professions, and they're giving an insight into their life -and thair beauty secrets. One of those involved is S Club 7's Rachel Stevens. I met Rachel once when I interviewed all of  S Club 7 back in their heyday when I … [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...]

Estee Lauder’s Crowning Glory

Have you had a look at the Estee Lauder blog, the Estee Edit yet? It is lovely. If you are a fan of Estee Lauder, and Aerin Lauder, then I would suggest having a wee look. One of the nicest posts on recently is all about how to create a stunning floral crown, inspired by Lauder's classic scent, Pleasures. It's classic Lauder, of course - almost too perfect to be true - and I am not sure if I tried, I'd be able to ably replicate the … [Read more...]

Beauty … & Other Stories

Hands up who wants an & Other Stories store in Scotland! I thought so. Loads of us! It's a great fashion store with great collaborations, or co-labs, as they like to call them. The most recent, launching today is with Rachel Antonoff, and I'm here to talk about the beauty part of it, which features none other than Lena Dunham of Girls fame.   But, let's talk a little bit about the clothes first. With ‘campaign’ as a concept, the … [Read more...]

YSL Summer Splash

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Three ways to describe the new YSL Summer Splash collection, which can be broken down into three simple product launches. All beautifully advertised by the stunning Cara Delevingne.   First up, there's the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Pop Water (£26). That's a new version of their fab Glossy Stain lip colours, of course. These are not just new colours of Glossy Stain, but a new formula, giving you a … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Arden does the 1970s

The 1970s is a BIG fashion trend this summer - think flared jeans, smock tops and macrame bags. And with that 1970s style, you need to have 1970s makeup. So, this is Elizabeth Arden's guide to how to achieve the look of the decade. The 1970s makeup moved on from the dark eyes and pale lips of the 1970s, and with all the hippy vibes, became more natural. But, there was still a big trend for metallics, thanks to the disco movement of the … [Read more...]