Support Earth Month with Aveda

April is Earth Month, and you can support it by getting hold of one of these lovely Aveda Light the Way Candles. Aveda donate 100% of the retail prices less VAT to Global Greengrants Fund (GGF), a non-profit organisation that channels high-impact grants to grassroots groups working to solve pressing environmental problems. This year's Light the Way Candle box is beautifully decorated with artwork made by students of the Association School in … [Read more...]

Hair like Mad Men’s Betty Draper? Here’s how!

January Jones - best known as Betty Draper in Mad Men - has fabulous hair. The beautiful blonde returns to our screens tomorrow night on Sky Atlantic, as the penultimate series of the 1960s drama set in an advertising agency begins. This picture of January, with a big 1960s-style do, however, is not from the show, but one of her off-duty pics - and we kind of like it! We can't wait to see what looks she's rocking during the new Mad Men … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s new Longwear Even Finish Compact Foundation

Bobbi Brown have just launched a new Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation. These 'quick-fix' foundations are becoming more and more popular again, I've noticed, with women wanting something they can easily apply, wherever they are. This new foundation is, as Bobbi says, 'designed to disappear' - what she means is, it's perfectly matched to skin tone and texture, will never look fake or cakey, just smooth and natural. I've had a play with … [Read more...]

Heather Suttie, an up do, and a onesie!

The lovely Heather Suttie is a regular at Glasgow salon, Kennedy + Co. Last week she popped in for this fabulous up-do, before her shoot for the Sunday Mail to promote the newspaper's Centenary Fund's latest fund-raising event- Onesie Day! Glamorous Heather swapped her usual vintage dresses for a onesie in this weekend's Sunday Mail to promote the event, which takes place on May 17. Heather is Fund Champion, of the cause which aims to raise £1 … [Read more...]

Tried & Tested – Pilates Reformer

I'm not going to lie, when I first saw the Pilates Reformer room at The Residence Spa at Park Circus, I was more than a little apprehensive. The machines looked terrifying. Nuts and bolts and leather straps. What had I let myself in for? However, I did think that anything that looked liked it belonged in 50 Shades Of Grey must be able to whip my body into shape. Induction Before I began the hour long class on the Reformer, our instructor … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Tesco/Gardenia of London Body Mist

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! We featured the lovely Gardenia of London range, available at Tesco on  this blog a while back, and recently I've been using one of their Body Mist Sprays - a perfect inexpensive summer … [Read more...]

No7 Lift & Luminate Dark Spot Corrector

I was interested to try out the new No7 Lift & Luminate Dark Spot Corrector, which launched last month.  I wasn't actually asked to trial it, as I am still too young (hooray!) for the target age group for this product, which is 45+. However, having suffered with pigmentation on my face for years, I wanted to give it a go in a specific trial. I'm off on holiday in a few weeks, and whenever my face is exposed to the sun, pigmentation issues … [Read more...]

Stila’s Summer Festival of Colour Collection

One thing attracted me to this Stila Festival of Colour Collection, and it wasn't the bright, bold colour. It was the After Glow Lip Colour (£12). I have yet to try them out, but, Stila promise that, thanks to black-light responsive florescent pigments, these lippies will, literally, glow in the dark! How fab is that?! The pigments are three times brighter than conventional colours ensuring vibrancy under the sun, and a glo-stick effect under UV … [Read more...]

Cover FX – reformulated, repackaged

Canadaian brand Cover FX have had a bit of a makeover, so it was only fitting that their National Makeup Artist Viktor Charles gave the beauty press makeovers, to show it off. Last month Viktor came to the brand's only Scottish counter, at Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols, opened in Autumn 2011,  to show off the new products, and the brand's new look. The new product innovation is under stellar beauty guardianship, with new CEO Sharon Collier, … [Read more...]

Cleanse with Estee Lauder

If you read this blog regularly, you will know I have a 'thing' for cleansers. Years of using baby wipes, and then boom - cleanser addict. I love the removal-all formulas, the cleansers that sweep all the makeup and grime off your face at night easily and can be used in the morning shower too. You'll find some of my cleanser favourites in this post from last year, and the cleanser I am currently using, here. So, I was very excited when I got the … [Read more...]