Benefit’s new BadGal Bang Mascara

Benefit's new mascara promises to boldly go where no mascara has gone before! Okay, it doesn't, (and that's a Star Trek reference in case you didn't get it...) but it was released with a round of spectacular space style events - and it's not just a gimmick. The formula features aero-particles, which are derived from space technology. These aero particles are one of the lightest known materials, and the mascara has lots of new features to … [Read more...]

Nail Art is back!

Celebrity Nail Artist - yep, that's a thing - Naomi Yasuda gives good nail. Madonna thinks so. As do Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, and Kesha. She created the Helmut Lang logo nail for the brand's SS18 collection, that helped herald in a new era of nail art love. And trust me, these are nothing - go check her instagram and be, like, WOW! HELMUT LANG seen by Shayne Oliver Styling @akeemouch Collection consultant @ianisiah Make up @ingegrognard … [Read more...]

Origins Original Skin additions

Origins added three new products to its Original Skin range this month - a primer, a cleanser, and a matte moisturiser. Aimed at skin 25+, the range first launched with a serum back in 2015 Since then, there's been a Face Mask and an Essence Lotion (like a toner) - and now these three new products have been added to the line this year - Cleansing Jelly, Cooling Primer, and Matte Moisturizer. The Moisturizer (£27) is all about minimising … [Read more...]

Red Lips for Valentine’s Day

There's no better beauty statement than a bright red lip! I am a massive red lipstick fan, and if you want to do Valentine's Day beauty right, make it red! Here are our top ten fabulous red lips to choose from! Everything from liquid mattes, to matte, to gloss, to chunky pencils, and Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat Lipliner - there's red to suit everyone - formula and shade. If you are afraid of red, try something a bit sheer, or a lip stain, … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow - so here are some love-themed beauty buys - buy for your gal, buy for yourself, buy for your mum, your gran, whoever! Use this Hallmark holiday to spread the love to whoever you want it, with an unexpected treat. How much would that brighten someone's day? KIKO Milano always has a cute Valentine's collection and this year is no exception. The Lip Me Lots collection is very cute. Love hearts are key - there's … [Read more...]

Clinique Fit Post Workout Beauty

This range from Clinique was a genius January launch - but if you're still in the gym now in February you might want to investigate it. It's only available in store at Selfridges, but you can get it online. I love the packaging, and the idea is great - CliniqueFit has everything you need for after a workout - well, everything Clinique thinks you need! I 'm not sure I could be bothered with all of these products post-Pilates every Friday … [Read more...]

New masks from GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW is a fun beauty brand. That's not to say the products don't work, of course, but fun is a big part of this brand - and they are brilliantly instagram friendly. I've had the pleasure of trying two of their latest releases this last week - the #GLITTERMASK which is essentially the GravityMud Firming Treatment mask, just with loads of glitter. And why not? The glitter particles are suspended in the gel formula, and they won't clog pores. … [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...]

UV Pantone Color of the Year beauty

Normally I get quite excited by the Pantone Color of the Year when it's announced. This year, I was a bit 'meh'. I'm not sure I love purple that much, and UV is a shade of purple. Apparently it is much more than a shade of purple - as you can see from the company quote below. It's so much more than a colour! But it is translatable to wear on our faces? Well, maybe. Maybe if we can have a bit of artistic license with what exactly UV is. I've … [Read more...]

Dior New Lip Glow shades and formulas

Dior launch two new shades of their popular Lip Glow this month - and two new formulas - Matte Glow and Holo Glow. The new shades of Lip Glow include Raspberry and Ultra Pink, and the new formulas come in Matte Pink and Matte Raspberry and the Holo Glow comes in shades of pink/purple tones. Dior Lip Glow was launched in 2009, as a colour reviver - colour makeup with the comfort of a balm. Dior Lip Glow is a lip balm and so much more. … [Read more...]