Paul Mitchell Cruelty Free 2016

Paul Mitchell Cruelty Free 2016

Paul Mitchell is well-known as a cruelty free brand, and that's probably because they make a point of continuing to shout about it. It's part of their identity, says their latest campaign, with the tagline 'Never have done, never will' Founded in 1980 by friends Paul Mitchell and John Paul DeJoria, the brand have never tested on animals, and have always spoken  up about it. This year, the sales of all their retail sets and campaign- branded … [Read more...]

New brands at M&S beauty for 2016

New brands at M&S beauty

Marks & Spencer Beauty has been a big hit, and this year seems more brands launch into M&S beauty halls across the country, and even more online. Josh Wood, Coriolis, Pulsaderm, Micro Pedi/Nail, Amerliorate, Magnitone, Eyeko, LGFB Make up brushes, Fillerina, and Alpha H are all new to M&S.So, who are these brands - let's find out. AMELIORATE – available in store and online now,  with prices from £12.50, this brand was formulated … [Read more...]

Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour

Smart Beuaty Express Hair Colour

Having dyed hair really is a heck of an upkeep, right? I don't know about you, but between salon visits, I love to give my locks a bit of a pick-up. Sometimes I use a semi-permanent hair dye, other times I use something like this  - a sort of hair colour/conditioner hybrid. There are a few on the market already, but this one - Smart Beauty Express Hair Colour  -  is brand new, and available exclusively in Superdrug, so you know it's not going to … [Read more...]

Lily James’s Golden Globes hair

Lily James Golden Globes Hair

WOW. Lily James looked anything but Cinderella-like at the Golden Globes on Sunday night in Hollywood. She also looked so far removed from her Downton Abbey Character, Rose, she was hardly recognisable. She looked beautiful - ethereal, feminine, with a proper edge about her. Her pared down neutral makeup was perfection, her Marchesa gown was stunning, and her hair...well, her hair was the absolute icing on the cake.And, you lucky people, … [Read more...]

Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance Hot Air Styler

Style and dry at the same time

When I was a teenager I loved a beauty gadget, and, in particular, anything that would aid with the removal of the curls from my hair. A big ask, yes, but crimpers, rollers, tongs, etc, all had varying degrees of success, so I had them all. Later in life, when curls were more acceptable (and GHDs were invented for when they weren't), I wasn't as taken with hair tools. I have, however, in the last few years, tired out a variety in the name of … [Read more...]

Christmas Beauty Gifts

The Body Shop Sparkler and Eye palette silver

Christmas. Just another 15 sleeps to go! And that means only 15 shopping days left too. So, if you're still looking for gifts, then here are a few for the beauty fans in your life  - no matter what type of beauty fan they are... Lets start with THE HOME LOVER. We all know one of these - candles and diffusers everywhere, there's not a day of the year when their home doesn't smell absolutely delicious - in every room. So, I've chosen this gorgeous … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – Paul Mitchell The Originals

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, let’s celebrate one every week! PAUL MITCHELL THE ORIGINALSPaul Mitchell haircare is probably … [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...]

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...]

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...]