Ibiza Hair Brushes

I was given this HUGE hairbrush the other week. It's from a company called Ibiza Hair, which has been around since the 1950s. Who knew? Not me, so it's always nice to discover a new-to-me company. There are LOADS of brushes. Most of them have these brilliant cork handles, and are made with boar bristle. I was sent this one - the Z5 to try, and it's probably a wee bit big for my length of hair, but it was a joy to use! The Z series … [Read more...]

NEW Night Serum from L’Occitane

L'Occitane launch a new night serum this month - Immortelle Reset. The idea is that this serum will reset your skin after a night's sleep - which might not be as good as you think. Accoridng to L'Occitane research, we sleep a whole two hours less each night compared to the 1960s. Couple that with our increasingly more demanding lives, full of stress, pollution, occasional slips in healthy diet, and constant levels of fatigue, our skin is tired … [Read more...]

End of month big beauty deals

It's end of August, time to treat yourself to something new for the coming autumn months. And no, we don't mean a coat! We're talking a new beauty treatment to refresh your look for the months ahead, or a spa break to just get away and recharge for the winter. If you have never had microdermabrasion, then you really must! Blow away the end of summer blues with a fresh, smooth, radiant complexion, thanks to this brilliant treatment. There's a … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation

I love a new foundation, and I love Clarins, but I don't love the post right now, as I am still waiting on my press sample of this to arrive, and I am itching to try it. EDIT: My foundation arrived and I am going to stick my neck out and say it's great. This is not a foundation for you if you like a full coverage.It's a sheer foundation, which might seem an odd autumnal base, when we usually want a wee bit more coverage, but it has everything … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London launch Honeysuckle & Davana

Every September, Jo Malone London has a big launch of a new scent. This year, it's Honeysuckle & Davana. Here's one thing that really gets on my goat with Jo Malone London, and they do it consistently. English countryside. Eh, WE HAVE HONEYSUCKLE IN SCOTLAND TOO. Look, here it is my village street.   Honeysuckle. In my street. Disproving the Jo Malone London press release claim that Honeysuckle is an English flower. This … [Read more...]

Body Misting with Jo Loves and Vera Wang

Hands up if you sometimes want a hint of scent, but not a full-on blast of EDP, cologne or EDT? That's where a fragranced body mist comes in. We're not talking Impulse or anything else quite so 1985, but actual fragrance brand body mists. I've had two  of them land on my desk in the last week - both very different. First up is Vera Wang's Embrace collection in mist form. There are three scents to choose from - Green Tea & Pear Blossom, … [Read more...]

Colour Correction with new Erborian CC creme

I have mild rosacea and I do suffer from flushing (mainly with heat or alcohol) which is very frustrating. I'm always looking for new correcting products., and this latest one from Korean brand, Erborian, is the latest I've tried. The Erborian CC Red Correct is changes colour on contact with your skin, and adapts to your own skin tone, whilst also soothing the skin and helping the redness. It's a CC Creme, enriched with Centella Asiatica. … [Read more...]

We all love a cleanser, according to new stats

It seems that our love affair with skincare shows no signs of ending, with British women spending £1.15bn on facial skincare in 2017, with sales set to increase by three per cent to reach £1.18bn this year, according to Mintel research. Over the next five years alone, Mintel expects the category to rise by a stunning 15% to reach £1.36bn in 2023. And the biggest sales of all? Cleansers. It seems we just love to cleanse. Face wash is the UK's … [Read more...]

Va-Va Plump your lips with Buxom

Buxom has launched another new lip product - this time it's a plumping, shiny, liquid lip colour - the Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick. I'm a matte lipstick fan, so when this landed on my desk last week, I wasn't sure about it. I have tried it, and there are three things I want to share with you about this product: 1. It REALLY tingles upon application 2. It is VERY shiny 3. It transfers to mugs/cups/glasses VERY … [Read more...]

Look after yourself with Wellbeing Deals

Maybe the original spirit of the Fringe has got to me, but I've come over all peace, love and wellbeing this week - I feel a need to get my chakras in order, after a long and stressful few months. It might have something to do with the new NEOM Organics Wellbeing Pod which launched this month. Its the Yorkshire-based brand's first foray in the electronic market, and it's a pretty simple, yet effective device. Fantastic gift  - to yourself, of … [Read more...]