Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Range

Paul Mitchell introduces a new range next year - the Scalp Care range, an anti-thinning range suitable for both men and women. It's a colour-safe, daily regimen infused with the brand's exclusive Regeniplex botanical blend to promote optimal scalp health and encourage healthy, thicker hair. The blend includes clover flower extract to slow down the process of the hair follicles shrinking, kakadu plum, pea peptides, turmeric and ginseng to … [Read more...]

Beard Oil for Santa!

Santa Claus is getting ready for the biggest night of year, but we wonder how his beard is holding up. The original and the best, today's bearded hipsters have nothing on Santa's big white beard. So how does Santa look after it? What beard oil does Santa like best? We let him try a few and let us know! There are so many beard oils on the market in these days of the beard, it's hard to know where to start! … [Read more...]

Beauty Crackers

I love a Christmas cracker, but let's be honest, the contents can disappoint. A tired old paper hat, a rubbish joke, and another useless keyring/plasticring/puzzle are not things we need. But the contents of these fabulous beauty crackers - now we're talking! There are loads out there, and whilst they're not all strictly crackers (pulling them open is not advisable) they would look fantastic on the Christmas table. Boots No7 Gifts for the … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell goes POP for Christmas

I love this year's Christmas Gift Sets from Paul Mitchell, so I am sharing them all. And they do good as well, with every gift set supporting BABY2BABY charity, providing low-income children ages 0-12 with nappies, clothing and other necessities. The pop-art inspired packaging is fantastic - and you can pop out the little slogan bubble on each set and selfie with it! Use the hashtags #PEACELOVEPOP and #BABY2BABY on social media. For me, it … [Read more...]

Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers! What are they? Little things? Or big things? Maybe your stocking will be filled with novelty treats, or maybe just one or two choice items, stocking filler-sized. I've chosen a few of my favourite beauty stocking fillers, from the cheapest novelty items to a few more expensive pieces everyone would love to find in their stocking beside the obligatory clementine and coin. Who said you can't fit a candle in a stocking? … [Read more...]

Davines Wax and Pomade

I love a good hair product, and I am also a sucker for cute packaging - these have both! Davines have these lovely new haircare products  all wrapped up in pretty paper - perfect festive gifts! The products are More Inside Shine Wax, and Forming Pomade. The Shine Wax is creamy, yet light, and makes hair shine, but doesn't show, if that makes sense. Apply to damp hair before styling, or on dry hair to give a final finishing touch. It's … [Read more...]

Umberto Giannini relaunches

British hairdresser Umberto Giannini died in 2001, but his name has lived on through his salons and his product line, which has recently been completely revamped. The Birmingham hairdresser - once British Hairdresser of the Year, and a celeb's favourite, with Madonna, the Beckhams, and Leo DiCaprio on his client list - died of a rare muscle wasting illness, aged just 32. His products, available in Boots, are part of his legacy, and there are … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars

There was a time when there were just a few beauty advent calendars out there  - now? There are DOZENS of them. It's actually almost impossible to collate them all. So, I have picked 15 for you to have a look at, with varying prices and designs. Bear with me, this is a LONG post! First up is this year's calendar from Arran (Arran Aromatics have rebranded and dropped the Aromatics). Their A Sense of Christmas advent calendar (£45, ARRAN shops, … [Read more...]

October Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Launches

It's not just the Estee Lauder Companies that campaign and raise money and awareness for breast cancer charties in the beauty world. GHD annually launch limited edition pink versions of many of their tools, and have so far raised  £9 million for breast cancer charities across the globe and this year they want to increase that number to £10 million. GHD make a donation from every electric pink styling tool you buy to Breast Cancer Now. Choose … [Read more...]

New Additions to Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil range

New hair products! I do love a hair product. My hair needs them, after all the grief I've put it through most of my life with constant colouring and bleaching! Bumble & Bumble are brilliant - I've used lots of their products and I've never come across any yet that I really don't like (apart from one range, which did nothing for my hair, but that was more my hair, than the products!). The Hairdresser's Invisible Oil range launched in 2014, … [Read more...]