Summer Hair

I don't know about you, but the summer is a great time to play about with your hair. I've just had my hair dyed bright orange - why not? (I've popped my insta pic at the bottom of the post). Of course, summer is also a difficult time for our hair. If it's coloured it will fade, we might have to wash it more often thanks to the heat (who knew that would become a thing in Scotland?! But don't knock it!), it can dry out, and let's not even think … [Read more...]

(Royal) Wedding Prep

There's a wedding this weekend, did you know? Some ginger guy is marrying a TV star. Yep, it's finally here - the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle this Saturday. I've had TONS of press releases about the wedding for the last ooh, seems like a lifetime, and lots on Meghan's beauty secrets and regime. She's a big fan of NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion apparently, and I now just have this image of her, down Boots … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell NEW Neuro hair range

Are you a heated hair tool addict? Join the club! I love nothing more than wanding and straightening my hair. It can be a little friend, thanks to that and the fact it's over-processed and dyed. So I was delighted to give Paul Mitchell's new NEURO Liquid range a try. I've been using it for a couple of months now, and the products I have tried are excellent. The products are formulated with HeatCTRL technology - a blend of proteins and silicones … [Read more...]

Aveda Earth Month x WaterAid Pledge

April is Earth Month, and Aveda supports the charity initiative that raises money to support access to clean water projects for communities in need across the globe. Try to imagine not having clean water, on tap. Aveda UK has been supporting international development charity, WaterAid for eight years. During this time, Aveda UK has raised over £855k to fund vital clean water and hygiene projects in Ethiopia, Nepal and most recently in … [Read more...]

Lee Stafford CHoCo LoCKs haircare

This new range from Lee Stafford is powered by chocolate, and, trust me, the Butter Cream Treatment smells unbelievably chocolatey, and good enough to eat. It's one of five products in this pretty in pink range, which uses chocolate to help your hair. Chocolate is naturally rich in antioxidants, minerals and feel-good happiness. It also contains vital nutrients to make hair lustrous and supple - which is what we all … [Read more...]

NEW Aveda Invati Advanced haircare range

Aveda launched their Invati range six years ago (wow, I've been writing about beauty for a LONG time!). The Invati Solutions for Thinning Hair range became the brand's best-selling global franchise in super-speedy time, putting the spotlight on thinning hair in women. It's still a consistent award-winner internationally and EVERY SECOND there are TWO people using an Invati product! Now, it's been improved, upgraded and relaunched and it's … [Read more...]

Veganuary beauty

Yes, I know, every time I mention the word 'Veganuary' my husband's face contorts. It's fair to say annoys him,  this constant marketing of months! But it is what it is, and if you are going vegan for January you might want to extend it to your beauty regime. This new  brand - Utopia - is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare range. I've not tried it, I'll let you know that now. There's been a hold up on samples. On first impression from the images, … [Read more...]

Gem Lites by Celeb Luxury haircare

I've tried almost every silver shampoo and toning product since I went ashy blonde last year. One that I tried late in the year came from US brand, Celeb Luxury - called Gem Lites Colorwash. These toning shampoos have actual colour in them, and will keep your hair colour looking fresh, vibrant and healthy. They are also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, which is always good to know. Excuse lack of makeup but loving the results of using the … [Read more...]

John Lewis and M&S beauty advent calendars

It's not Christmas without a beauty advent calendar now, is it? There are SO many of them, it's impossible to keep track. But, I am lucky enough to have two of the best to open this year - roll on December. First up is the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar. The retail giant hasn't had a beauty advent calendar before, so they have gone to town on their first. It weights in at a hefty £149, but it is JAM-PACKED with beauty goodies - with some full … [Read more...]