Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Blush and Highlight with Benefit and Bare Minerals

Two new blush/highlighters landed on my desk recently - Benefit's Gold Rush Blush, and Bare Minerals' Crystalline Glow Bronzer and Highlighter Palette. Blushing and highlighting is big news this summer. Bare Minerals' new palette does it all. It's a limited edition, three-shade palette that will add a gorgeous glow. Inspired by the light reflection and refraction of crystals, it contains a trio of rose gold hues. Each powder contains … [Read more...]

Paul Mitchell NEW Neuro hair range

Are you a heated hair tool addict? Join the club! I love nothing more than wanding and straightening my hair. It can be a little friend, thanks to that and the fact it's over-processed and dyed. So I was delighted to give Paul Mitchell's new NEURO Liquid range a try. I've been using it for a couple of months now, and the products I have tried are excellent. The products are formulated with HeatCTRL technology - a blend of proteins and silicones … [Read more...]

Vegan Body Yoghurt from The Body Shop

The Body Shop launch a new range of body moisturisers this month - Body Yoghurts. And they're 100 per cent vegan. Let's be honest, body moisturising is a pain, agreed? According to research 35 per cent of women in the UK don't use a body moisturiser - because it takes too long to apply. So, these new fast-absorbing Body Yoghurts take just 15 seconds to absorb in to your skin. They also come in gorgeous tubs - who doesn't love scooping the … [Read more...]

Brow time with MAC

Brows. They're big beauty news. And bigger. But not huge. Let's hope the days of over-bold, HD brows are over, agreed? But I do love a bit of a structured brow, and, therefore, a brow product. MAC has launched two new products that will hit counters next week. One of them, the Shape & Shade Brow Tint, sort of scares me. I haven't tried it, but I have one on the way so I will update soon! .   A liquid brow liner on one … [Read more...]

And relax…time to chill out with a big Spa Day Deal

I don't know about you, but I am FULLY ready for some relaxation, as we wait to see if winter is actually over! A couple of days of sunshine has put me in the mood for a break, but if, like me, a week in the sun is out of the question, don't despair. I've found some great Spa Day Big Deals on 5pm Spa and Beauty that will give you the hit of relaxartion you need, but won't be a hit on your bank statement. Let's start with the Summer Spa … [Read more...]

Benefit launch Bold is Beautiful 2018 charity campaign

Benefit announced details of their fifth annual Bold is Beautiful charity campaign today. The global philanthropy program raises donations to support partner charity organisations that empower women & girls, helping them be BOLD, BELIEVE in themselves and ACHIEVE their full potential. Benefit Cosmetics UK’s charity partners are Look Good Feel Better & Refuge. For the month of May, Benefit donate 100% of its profits from every brow wax at … [Read more...]

REN launch AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum

REN launches its AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum in May - a body serum that works to improve the skin by boosting the natural exfoliating process - using AHAs - or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. You might be familiar with them in facial skincare, but not so much in body care. There is a big debate over the use of AHAs and really there is nothing to be afraid of. They're beneficial to the skin - read this excellent post on them here at Beauty 101. The … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Hydra-Essentiel Lip and Eye

Clarins added a couple of new products to its Hydra-Essentiel range last month - the Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, and the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I love the Hydra range from Clarins - it works brilliantly on my dry skin. The range was recently rebooted, and now Clarins is adding more to it. I'm not going to lie - lip balm and eye mask are not my priorities. However, as far as lip balms go, this Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm … [Read more...]

Ease the strain with a massage deal

Running the London Marathon this Sunday? No, me neither. But, I do run (jog) from time to time, and I did once complete a 10 mile race. Because of that I know that massage and relaxation definitely helps with the pain of running! Until our house renovation is done this summer, I don't even have a bath I can relax in after pounding the pavements. So I am storing up my bottle of Olverum Bath Oil (£29 125ml, £53 250ml, Harvey Nichols) for then. … [Read more...]