Tea & Nails with Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn - Tea and Nails!

New nail polish is always a good thing, and at Crabtree & Evelyn, there are lots of lovely new spring shades to choose from. Oh, and whilst you're at it, how about some detox tea?! I had completely forgotten that Crabtree & Evelyn did teas and infusions (and biscuits, and sweets, and jams, but let's not go there!), and very good for you ones at that.So, how about sitting back and relaxing in the last week of January with a lovely … [Read more...]

Max Factor’s #GlamJan #WearYourRed

Max Factor Marilyn Red Lipstick for #GlamJan

I'm maybe a bit late to the party with this one, but have you been enjoying a #GlamJan? Max Factor have been trying to get us to embrace the glamour all month, by simply wearing the most glamorous of beauty products - red lipstick! Using the hashtag #WearYourRed, alongside #GlamJan, it's been a very glamorous month - or has it?! The reason behind this campaign is that according to a Max Factor poll, over half of women (55%) avoid wearing … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Rose from Melvita

Melvita Rose Petal Shower gel

Melvita's new Nectar de Roses collection Rose Petal Shower Gel has kept me sane this January! Showering every morning has been made that little bit easier with this lovely product. Melvita captured the freshness of rose petals from three wild roses in their lovely Roses Sauvages Eau de Toilette. Apparently, you should pick rose petals at dawn for them to be at their very best.These three were picked in Drome (Rose Canina), Vercors (Rose … [Read more...]

Winter Skincare regime

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

Have you changed your skincare regime this winter? If the answer is 'no', then tut tut to you! You really should change your regime in the winter. Your skin needs a little bit more TLC when the weather isn't great, the central heating is up higher, and we all feel a little bloated and lifeless after a long festive season. Make simple changes, with just one or two products, and you will feel the benefits. And, if you can, it's the perfect time to … [Read more...]

#UDxGWEN Part Two!

Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay lipsticks

Yes, that means more Gwen Stefani and Urban Decay makeup is now available. You didn't think they'd stop at just one eye palette, did you? The Urban Decay team didn't spend all that time with the pop diva for just that palette, gorgeous as it is. So, here it is #UDxGWEN Part 2. And it's fantastic. I love it, and I have NO DOUBT, you will too. (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) It's on counter today, and there are four new items.And let's start with … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – Alpha H Liquid Gold

Cult Beauty Product

Whilst it’s always great to celebrate new launches in the beauty world- and there are more than enough of them to do that on this blog every week – there are some cult beauty products we just love to celebrate. Classics that have stood the test of time, maintained their best-selling status, and products that many of us couldn’t live without. So, let’s celebrate one every week! ALPHA H LIQUID GOLD Have you heard of Alpha H? If not, then go look … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell Cruelty Free 2016

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...]

Clarins new Lipstick and Lip Base

Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick

Clarins are launching two new products perfect for getting your lips ready for any Valentine's Day smooching! New Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick and Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base both launch this month. The Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base will make lipstick last even longer. It's a transparent base for lips, rich in plant extracts, which will smooth, moisturise and help your lip colour last longer.It's enriched with all sorts of active … [Read more...]

New brands at M&S beauty for 2016

New brands at M&S beauty

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...]

Face Masks from Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Face Masks Mini Mask Trio

Here's something brand new from Bobbi Brown - Face Masks. It's all very well applying great makeup, but the canvas on which you work has to be the best it can be, right? So, this Face Mask trio should help - particularly at this time of year when skin can really suffer. Bobbi's Face Masks address three key skincare concerns - lack of moisture, lack of radiance, and the feeling that your skin needs a really good cleanse.These masks will help … [Read more...]