Beauty Bargain of the Week – Berry Lips

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!   If there's one big beauty trend this autumn/winter, it's bold berry lips. All shades, from bright bold berry red, to blackberry, plum and purple, lips are dark, dark and dark! It's not … [Read more...]

Katy Perry’s MTV Golden Glow…

Did you see the MTV awards? Yes, okay, the big news was Beyonce's bizarre belly-rub announcement of her pregnancy, and let's not even go there with Lady Gaga and her bizarre male alter-ego. But I only had eyes for my girl-crush, Katy Perry. I just love her, and all her madness. Did you see the cool yellow cube hat she was wearing?! We blogged about her pink hair the other week, and today I'm going to give you details on how to perfect her … [Read more...]

Cleanse with Bobbi…

Makeup is great, but sometimes there's nothing better than cleansing it all off at the end of the night, and feeling that fresh, clean skin! The latest addition to Bobbi Brown's Hydrating Skincare Collection will do just that. It's the Hydrating Rich Cream Cleanser (£19), and it's lovely to use - and has been specially formulated to cleanse and purify without stripping or drying. There is nothing worse than that 'tight' feeling after … [Read more...]

Wild as a Bluebell

Jo Malone launch another new fragrance next month, but this time it’s the first fragrance ever to have a story created for it. Meet Wild Bluebell. She’s terribly English and naughty but nice. And no, we are not talking about Geri Haliwell's daughter, okay?! Fresh bluebell and clove form the top notes of this light floral fragrance, with lily of the valley, eglantine and jasmine at the heart, and white muck and amber at the base. I’m not sure if … [Read more...]

Too Beautiful to Use…

In my decade and more as a beauty writer and editor, I’ve lost count of the number of compacts I’ve handed to my mum. If I want to find out however, I should probably just go and have a look in her dressing table drawers. “They’re just too beautiful to use,” my mum has told me time after time when I’ve asked her if she’s tried the latest compact I’ve given her. So, when I saw the latest Clarins offering, I just knew it was destined to be kept … [Read more...]

Beauty Bargain of the Week – Prestige Eyeliner

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! Apparently even Duchesses make makeup mistakes. Ever since her wedding, the makeup police have been after Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge for her love of eyeliner. Most recently, the grand … [Read more...]

Tame those locks

I don't know about you, but I think hair serum is one of the best things ever invented. If you have curly hair like mine, you might be nodding your head in agreement. So, I'm always happy to try a new serum that claims to end the frizziness and make my hair sleek and shiny. Of course, the reality is that none of them ever quite achieve that on my barnet which has been over processed and dyed for years. But, Ojon are a great haircare brand, so … [Read more...]

Need a Lift?

We all need a lift on a Monday, don't you think?! Well, if you are over 40, then you're going to be happy next Monday when Estee Lauder launch their new Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Collection. Specifically targeted at what they term 'mid-life skin', this range helps restore the skin's youthful vitality, by supporting it's natural collagen, lamin and elastin. There are six products in the range, to help give your skin a 'lift' during the … [Read more...]

Soothe your eyes…

As well as releasing their new Instant Definition Mascara and Liner, as blogged about earlier today, Clarins have two more new (well, sort of new!) eye products on the counters this week. The Skin-Smoothing Eye Mask has been relaunched due to popular demand, and it's not hard to see why! This little tube contains a miracle potion! If you've burnt the candle at both ends, or overdone it a bit, and your  eyes are tired from the night before, then … [Read more...]

Instant Definition for Eyes

I think the beauty boffins have spent the last few years doing nothing but creating new mascaras! Here’s yet another one – this time from Clarins, and similar to the BeneFit They’re Real, that I blogged about the other week, this Instant Definition Mascara has a wand that has two parts to it. There’s a normal brush section, topped with a vertical section for adding definition and length to the lashes. This one differs from BeneFit in that the … [Read more...]