Marilyn Monroe Max Factor Ambassador 2015

Happy New Year! And here's a fab way of celebrating 2015 from Max Factor - with Marilyn Monroe and #GlamJan. Never mind green smoothies and running gear, we're talking a January full of red lipstick, coiffed hair and glamorous dresses! Marilyn Monroe has been named as Max Factor's Global glamour ambassador! It was Mr Max Factor himself who helped transform Norman Jeane Baker into the iconic beauty we all know as Marilyn Monroe. 2015 marks 80 … [Read more...]

Smashbox Contour Kit

I am not, and probably never will be, a big fan of the Kardashians. They're not really on my radar, if I am honest But, of course, you can't completely escape them, can you? And one thing I have paid a wee bit of attention to is how their love of contouring sent  that particular makeup trick to the top of our beauty tips lists! Here's Kim in that famous contouring image. I had my makeup done once for a ball, a good few years ago, and the … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks

Bobbi Brown's winter collection is Scotch on the Rocks. Not that it's reminiscent of Scotland, in any way, but rather inspired by legendary Lauren Bacall, the screen siren, who passed away earlier this year. We wonder if love of her life, Humphrey Bogart has scotch in his glass, in this festive family portrait with their son, Stephen? It's a sumptuous, luxurious collection, with gorgeous palettes (of course!) and every other product you could … [Read more...]

Beauty News with Olay, Jo Malone, M&S & Bourjois

So much beauty news comes into my inbox each week, so I thought I'd condense some of it here into a little Beauty News round-up! * Katie Holmes was the face of Bobbi Brown, and I'm not sure if she still is or not - I don't think so, considering she is now the very first Global Brand Ambassador of Olay. Phew, she gets about a bit in the beauty world, no? What does that title mean? Well, in her role she will represent the Olay global brand … [Read more...]

Georgia May Jagger Angel Interview

Earlier this year we told you Georgia May Jagger was following in her mum, Jerry Hall's footsteps in becoming the face of Thierry Mugler's Angel. Wells, she's officially that girl now, and here's a little interview with Georgia May about fragrance, her beauty secrets,  and other things! 5PM: What is your relationship with scents? Georgia May Jagger: I like how scents remind you of certain times or people. I recall the Angel scent for many years … [Read more...]

Rimmel’s Wonder’full Eyes…

Rimmel launch a new mascara today - their Rimmel Wonder'full Mascara with Argan Oil (£7.99) The campaign features the beautiful Georgia May Jagger and the mascara promises to deliver full, smooth, lash by lash volume, with no clumps. And it does! I have tried this mascara out and can confirm that it goes on beautifully with not a clump in sight. It contains Moroccan Argan oil - a favourite beauty product ingredient of the last few years - and … [Read more...]

YSL Black Fetish Collection

It's sunny outside, summer is here, and we're all feeling, well, summery, so ... it's a great time to talk about Autumn /Winter makeup! I know, I know, but the Autumn/Winter beauty collections hit the counters in August, and this one hits in July! So let's start this week with this GORGEOUS collection from YSL. Featuring the beautiful Cara Delevingne in the campaign images, the Fall 2014 YSL look  - Black Fetish - was inspired by leather. "I am … [Read more...]

DKNY MYNY with Rita Ora

That Rita Ora gets about the beauty world, doesn't she? Not long after creating her own range of lips and nails for Rimmel, she's now the face of DKNY's latest frgrance MYNY whcih is out next month. All about New York, this new fragrance has a message as universal as it is personal - be a part of New York. The ad campaign captures the excitement of being in new York, as seen through the eyes of Rita Ora. In a black leather jacket, sky high heels … [Read more...]

Joan Collins Summer Makeup

Joan Collins launched her own line of cosmetics earlier this year, and I blogged about them over on my own site , Beauty Bombshells. Joan is undoubtedly a Bombshell, still looking fabulous in her 80s! For summer, available in July, she's launching a few new additions to her collection, including a couple of products with the same name of another  favourite Bombshell - Marilyn Monroe! There's the Divine Lips Lipstick in Marilyn (£18), an easy to … [Read more...]

Holly Willoughby for Garnier

Holly Willoughby has been announced as the latest Garnier brand spokesperson. The pregnant TV star's first campaign - for Garnier Nutrisse Pearly Blonde - will air nationwide from July 4. Almost a third of UK women are blonde, highlighting that British women have a long-standing love affair with blonde hair colour. It's  flattering against the skin, reflecting light and defusing shadows to help you look and feel your best every day, blonde also … [Read more...]