PK Prep – Philip Kingsley new haircare

I seem to have been focusing heavily on haircare of late. I think it's because I changed my colour and cut, but I am a little obsessed with new haircare lines, so here's another one! This time, it's from Philip Kingsley. PK Prep is a new luxury styling range that is "scientifically formulated to build the foundations of perfect hair" - I like that idea! There are three products in the trio, and they also come in cute travel sets, as you can … [Read more...]

Swell Ultimate Volume Haircare

I've always had 'big' hair. Because it's curly, it sort of grows out the way and not down the way. But, after years of bleaching and colouring, straightening, and well, just generally mistreating it, my hair can be a bit fine, a bit 'breaky' and a bit lacking in volume in the right places. I was sent the full range of this Swell Ultimate Volume hair care to try - and their latest product, a Curl and Bounce Tonic (£25) and I've pretty much fallen … [Read more...]

Bumble And Bumble Curl Care Collection

Having wrestled with curly hair all my life, it's still strange to me to celebrate the curl. Which is ridiculous, of course, because curly hair ROCKS!  Of course, that's not always been the case. There was a time in the 1990s when new curly hair collection launches might have been laughed out of salons. But, Bumble and Bumble's new Curl collection is most certainly not a laughing matter - it's actually brilliant. It's such a comprehensive … [Read more...]

Charles Worthington’s New Instant Root Concealer Powder

When I first saw these root concealing powders, what, a few years ago, I was sceptical. I couldn't try them either, as my hair was scarlet red, and they tended to just come in more natural shades. But, since my hair makeover last month, my hair now falls into the more 'normal' category, so, when I was offered the chance to try the new Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer Powder, I jumped at it! Charles Worthington had root … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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...]