Travel Sets and Minis

There are SO many good things about holidays, but sometimes the cosmetic limit isn't one of them. If you only have hand luggage, and are a beauty junkie, it's a nightmare. Likewise if your hold luggage limit isn't that high - what do you leave behind? Luckily, there are now travel versions of pretty much everything you need - and some lovely sets you most likely don't need, but really feel the need to buy! Jo Malone Little Luxuries are … [Read more...]

New from Paul Mitchell – MirrorShine and Marula Oil

Over a lovely dinner, bloggers and press were introduced to the latest launches from haircare brand Paul Mitchell a few weeks ago. I've been trying a lot of new haircare brands of late, but Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Ginger is my go-to haircare range.  So, I was thrilled to see one of the brand's new launches was a new Awapuhi Ginger line - MirrorSmooth. MirrorSmooth has all the Awapuhi goodness of the original line, with added KeraReflect, a blend … [Read more...]

Your Hair Assistant from Davines

There are so many haircare brands out there, that I am discovering new ones every month it seems. Maybe because I have recently revamped my hair, I seem to have had loads and loads of haircare land on my desk. The latest one is from Davines, a brand I had never heard of until now, and the collection is called Your Hair Assistant. Davines are an Italian company, founded in Parma, in 1983 by the Bollati Family. The Davines Group started as a … [Read more...]

Fudge Paintbox Rainbow Colours

When my hair was bright red (which it was for six years, until February this year), inbtween salon visits I would top up the colour with Fudge Paintbox Hot Chilli. Bizarrely, a few weeks after I stripped the red from my hair, Fudge launched their newly revamped Paintbox range of semi-permanent colours - and Hot Chilli was gone! Fate, coincidence, fortuitous timing -whatever it was, it made me smile - I was clearly meant to change my colour, … [Read more...]

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...]