Benefit Complexionista

Be a complexionista with Benefit's latest palette - Complexionista! Benefit is fantastic at creating these palettes, and this one is perfect for anyone who loves a bit of highlighting and contouring. It features some of Benefit's best loved products - all in one place! And, the packaging is SO cute. Inside you will find Boi-ing concealer, Hoola Bronzer, Holla Lite, Watt's Up! Highlighter, and Dandelion Twinkle. This set is a … [Read more...]

Plump those lips with PMD’s Kiss

Continuing on the International Kissing Day theme, I'd like to introduce you to this little gadget from US company PMD. Meet Kiss, the lip plumping device. I wrote about this the other month in a feature for the Daily Record, and I have used it. And it is odd. It's fun, doesn't hurt, doesn't give you the horrific lip disasters that putting a shot glass on you lips, sucking and creating a vacuum did. It's a similar concept of course, but trust … [Read more...]

The Ordinary skincare

Don't believe the hype? Or do believe the hype? The Ordinary, created by Deciem, is a beauty collection that arrived on the scene last year with a LOT of hype. Sali Hughes devoted a whole column to the range in the Guardian, and Caroline Hirons interviewed the man behind the brand on her blog. The products are cheap - most of them are under a tenner, which, of course, makes beauty fans question their efficacy. How can they make them so … [Read more...]

summer.fling by beautyblender

I have to admit that I had never used a beautyblender makeup sponge until this week. Apparently they are a cult classic, and I am missing out. The original beautyblender was launched 15 years ago, so really, I should just resign now. Quit my job, stop blogging, stop being a beauty writer and hang my head in shame! But, well, I just kind of like to apply my makeup with my fingers. Well, fingers or my BareMinerals brush with the well in the … [Read more...]

Boots No7 launch Neck Serum

I do have an issue with my neck. Being in my mid-40s, I'm more and more aware of that part of me ageing. I think I look okay for my age, but sometimes, when I move the wrong way, there it is  - crepey old neck. So, I am more than happy to be trialling the latest No7 product  - Restore and Renew Face & Neck Multi Action Serum. Scientists are saying it can take ten years off you - no mean feat. But how? Dr Mike Bell, scientific skincare … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist

There are some beauty products that seem so, well, indulgent, and yet I still love them so. The new Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist takes all the intense moisturising and multi-asking properties of iconic Eight Hour Cream and puts them into an 'instantly invigorating facial spray' which will hydrate, soothe and refresh. Of course, I don't NEED it, but I just WANT it! I love the idea of sitting on the plane next week on my … [Read more...]

Clinique Crayola Chubbies

Did Clinique see my post in December 2015? Check it out - I paired their iconic Chubby Stick with some iconic Crayola crayons for my Cult Beauty product of the week shot. Did I plant the idea?! Fast forward a year, and here is the Clinique x Crayola Chubby! Yep, Clinique launch a limited collection of their iconic lip crayons in collaboration with the iconic crayon brand. It's a collection all about unleashing your inner child, … [Read more...]

Clarins launch Limited Beauty In Bloom Collection

This is a lovely little collection of Limited Edition versions of some of their hero products. The Clarins Beauty in Bloom Collection has given the products a lovely floral twist. There's a Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Trio (£25), beautifully presented in a leaf print pouch, and each 30ml tube contains three new formulaas, each with a subtle fragrance. Choose from deliciously sweet orange leaf, known for its relaxing properties, white tea … [Read more...]

Urban Decay’s Alice Though The Looking Glass Collection

If you love Urban Decay, then you are going to love, love, LOVE the new Alice Through The Looking Glass palette, out later this month, to coincide with the release of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass film. You'll need to be quick too. When Urban Decay launched their Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows five years ago, they nearly broke the internet! One of their most popular palettes yet, it sold out on our site in a matter of hours. … [Read more...]

St Tropez Tan Finder App

St Tropez have launched a 'tan finder' app which aims to help you choose the right tan for you- and you get 10% off your purchase when using it. It's actually really simple to use, you just click through a few screens, and it recommends a product. It's fun for avid fans, and first-time tanners, and helps you understand the huge choice of tans that St Tropez has on offer. Fake tanning is such a huge thing these days (and according to Euromonitor … [Read more...]