Bobbi Brown Pinks With Purpose for Breast Cancer Month

Another Breast Cancer Awareness Month product just landed on my desk - two actually, in the shape of these lovely Pinks With Purpose from Bobbi Brown. An Estee Lauder company, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has launched this cute lipstick duo for this year's Breast Cancer Campaign. Evelyn H.Lauder co-created the Pink Ribbon in 1992, and it has become the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast Cancer Campaign has raised more than $76 million … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

Orly Deep Wonder Winter Nails Collection

Whisper it, but this is the Christmas collection from Orly. Yep, Deep Wonder is all about sparkle, shimmer, a bit of a different take on classic Christmas reds, and it's lovely. Orly polish is great, and these six new shades are fab. It's so hard to choose which one as a favourite.The richly pigmented colours are inspired by futuristic party wear, and I love the deep green shimmer, Retrograde, and the purple shimmer, Nebula,  the most, I … [Read more...]

Temple Spa support MIND with Repose

This month, Temple Spa is supporting the charity MIND, coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. The offer they have put together is great, and features their best-selling, cult product, Repose. I do have a bit of a problem on this, because Temple Spa is a UK-wide brand, but MIND is an England/Wales charity. It's a shame some of the donations aren't going to SAMH as well -  the Scottish mental health charity. Because Scottish … [Read more...]

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Collection

I get A LOT of products and I like to try to sometimes feature brands that are a bit different, or have a story to tell. SheaMoisture certainly does. It's the legacy of the brand owner's grandmother, Sofi Tucker. Grandma Sofi was widowed at 19, and, to support her family, made and sold her handcrafted shea butter soaps and other creations in Sierra Leone. Sofi became known as a healer who shared the power of shea and African black soap with … [Read more...]

5PM BIG beauty deals

It's a new season, time for something new. Maybe you need a new haircut, those overgrown brows looking at, or just fancy trying a new beauty treatment - party lashes, perhaps?! Whatever you fancy, treat yourself, and do it with one of the brilliant Big Deals available at the moment on 5pm. First up, Party Lashes and HD Brows at Iconic Hair, Beauty & Nails Salon in Glasgow. This Big Deal is £19. HD Brows use a whopping seven steps, … [Read more...]

Shiseido launch new collection and new Global Colour Ambassador

SHISEIDO is not a brand that I keep up with, but its colour game has always been strong and this AW is no exception. The latest colour collection is vibrant, and full of brilliant products in excellent colours. The brand has also just announced a new Global Colour Ambassador - Patrick Ta. “Shiseido has such a rich heritage and there is so much to tap into as a makeup artist," said Patrick on his appointment. "The brand also has a history of … [Read more...]

Chanel launch two new Rouge Allure Matte Lips

Chanel launches two new matte lip products this week - Rouge Allure Liquid Powder and Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme - and if you like matte lips, and Chanel, you are going to love these. Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, continues to explore matte colours and textures with these new products, which are very different. Chanel already has Rouge Allure Velvet, and the Velvet Extreme is one step-up. It only comes in … [Read more...]

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar available now!

It might still be September, but we're off and running with this year's crop of beauty advent calendars. Elemis launched theirs  - 25 Days of Beauty - yesterday, and it's available whilst stocks last - but be quick. Last year this one sold out in FIVE DAYS!! It's £150, but the contents are worth £345 so it's a real treat for any Elemis fans. It's sold exclusively online, and has 25 drawers filled with Elemis goodies, from award-winning products, … [Read more...]

Caudalie Vinopure Anti-Blemish Collection

Caudalie recently launched a new anti-blemish range - Vinopure, targeted at women who, long after their teenage years, still have issues with the appearance of blemishes, shine and clogged pores on combination to oily skin. Our skin has never been subject to such harsh conditions, thanks to things like pollution, stress, hormonal changes, and unsuitable cosmetics. All of these contribute to an unsettled and reactive epidermis, and it is … [Read more...]