Universal Contour Wrap Self Slim Kit – weight loss wrap review

When a lovely PR colleague  contacted me about this Universal Contour Wrap Self Slim Kit, I had to agree to give it a go. I'd actually seen it on MTV's outrageous reality show, Geordie Shore, just that week - well, the salon version anyway. Charlotte loudly proclaimed she had lost ten inches. I was impressed, and intrigued. So, I gave the home kit a go. There are many things about this kit that I really didn't like, but I will begin by saying … [Read more...]

Final Boots Star Gift Offer – a massive box of No7!

The Boots Star Gifts are brilliant at this time of year - perfect for presents, or to treat yourself. The last one of the year started yesterday, and is on until December 27th, whilst stocks last, in store and at boots.com It's the No7 Ultimate Collection and is better than half price, at just £30 instead of £65.  This fabulous gift is great value and is packed full of indulgent skincare products and gorgeous No7 make-up - brilliant for any … [Read more...]

Have a Lush Christmas!

I love Lush. There's nothing nicer than  running a hot bath and throwing a Bath Ballistic or Bubble Bar in. And I can't wait to try out some of the new festive offerings this year. If you are looking for little extras, or last minute stocking fillers, then I suggest grabbing a few of these. Bath Ballistics new for this year include Father Christmas (£3.25), who fizzes in your bath, turning the water from bright red to vivid green! The scent is … [Read more...]

Get Gwyneth Paltrow’s glowing complexion!

If you have any Christmas money, then keep some of it for the fab new product range, Miracle Skin Transformner, which launches here in the UK in January 2013 at Selfridges in London, and on selfridges.com Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of the brand - she recently chose to include the product for her bespoke partnership with US beauty box company, Birchbox,  and on her blog Goop.com, enthusing: “This product is supposed to do exactly what it says, … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Little Miss and Mr Men

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! The child in me couldn't resist these cute little Christmas sets. I'd be happy to see one of these Mr Men and Little Miss sets on  Chrismtas Day in my presents pile, even though I am far from a … [Read more...]

Get Deco Darling with No7 – just in time for The Great Gatsby

The latest film version of classic 1920s novel, The Great Gatsby, hits movie screens on Boxing Day, but Boots have been prpared since October with their No7  Deco Darling Makeup collection. It's still available in stores and online, but be quick, it's very limited edition! Its actually quite a small collection, but it is pretty, and the packaging is cute, as it was, as ever, created by the talented Lisa Eldridge. The collection contains a … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell goes Deco for Christmas

Paul Mitchell is definitely my haircare of choice, and I love their Christmas Gift sets of their standard ranges - and, if you buy one (or three separate Paul Mitchell products) you get this cute Deco clutch bag as a free gift - not bad! Oh, and there's also a competition on each set to win a Hollywood experience. And the products work. Do you need any more reasons to indulge yourself or a friend?! The sets, in fab Deco-style packaging, come … [Read more...]

Eye creams to beat the Festive fatigue

The festive season is a funny old time of year. We all rush around, busier than ever, trying to get the year's work finished early, buying up presents, eating too much and over-indulging on festive spirits! Our sleep suffers, and sometimes our skincare routine goes out the window. How many times over the festive period have I tumbled into bed with all my makeup on? Too many. And all those late nights and extra hours at the computer, definitely … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Blotting Paper

We can all spend a fortune on beauty products, but we don’t need to. Every week, I’m going to bring you my ‘Beauty Bargain of the Week‘  – a product I’ve used, and would recommend, and that, on most occasions, costs less than a fiver! What’s not to like! You might want to sparkle during the festive party season, but you definitely do not want to shine - well, not on your face anyway! So, the best way to deal with that is to carry some blotting … [Read more...]

Ditch That Moisturiser!?

I came across this article on the Daily Mail website called 'Is your Misturiser Drying Out Your Skin'. Basically, it's some differing opinions from the beauty industry on whether moisturiser - that we spend £549 million a year on, according to Mintel - is actually needed. It's a bit like the shampoo debate. Yes, the natural oils from your hair will begin to cleanse your hair after you leave it for a long enough time, but have you ever tried … [Read more...]