MAC’s Lunar New Year collection

The only negative about this collection from MAC is that it is exclusive to Selfridges, which means it will be nigh on impossible to get hold of. But, if you do, you won't be disappointed. To celebrate the Chinese New Year  - which falls on February 16 this year, and 2018 is the year of the dog - MAC has launched this mini collection of five lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette, and a blush duo. The packaging is adorable, and the colours are … [Read more...]

Bea Skincare Super Vitamin C Serum

I like discovering new beauty brands - there are so many of them out there. The latest to land on my desk is Bea Skincare, developed by Skin Specialist Bianca Estelle. Developed in conjunction with an FDA-certified laboratory in the US, and with her background in 'cosmeceuticals' (I don't really like that word, it really doesn't mean anything!), the brand has some pedigree to it. And if you visit the website you will see that there are some … [Read more...]

Lipstick Queen Girls Will Be Boys Unisex Lipstick

When I told my husband about this new 'unisex' lipstick from Poppy King's Lipstick Queen he looked confused. "Surely ALL lipstick is unisex," was his response. "If I wanted to wear lipstick, I could wear any lipstick, no?" And he's right. I don't get this new launch from Lipstick Queen. I can see the good intention behind it, but I think it's missed the mark spectacularly. In these gender fluid times, surely makeup can be worn by anyone, … [Read more...]

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector new shades

Clarins launch two new shades of their Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector for spring... at the end of this month. Yes, the spring collections are almost here, and this is the first to land on my desk for 2018. Yes, okay, it's not a collection as such, but spring is in the name! These two new shades are universally flattering,and will illuminate your lips with a wash of sheer colour. Choose from Hot Pink or Plum. Clarins give you two new … [Read more...]

Go Ultra Violet with Elemis

Elemis's Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is the perfect January product in so many ways. Firstly, it's the perfect shade of Ultra Violet - Pantone's color of the year for 2018. Secondly, it's a nighttime product  - and we plan to spend a lot of January hibernating/sleeping/in bed. Finally, it's packed full of ingredients to boost your post-festive skin. The main ingredient in the product is  Night Scented Stock Oil. Working directly with … [Read more...]

Gem Lites by Celeb Luxury haircare

I've tried almost every silver shampoo and toning product since I went ashy blonde last year. One that I tried late in the year came from US brand, Celeb Luxury - called Gem Lites Colorwash. These toning shampoos have actual colour in them, and will keep your hair colour looking fresh, vibrant and healthy. They are also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, which is always good to know. Excuse lack of makeup but loving the results of using the … [Read more...]

Yes To…coconut hydrating mask – Face Mask Friday

Beauty masks are everywhere these days – so let’s trial one every other Friday from now on. From sheet masks, to clay masks, to cream masks, and everything inbetween. YES TO ... COCONUT ULTRA HYDRATING DIY POWDER-TO-CLAY MASK, £4.99, ASOS The first thing about this mask is the smell.It has a potent coconut smell, so if you don't like it avoid. The packet says it smells like a tropical vacation, but it's a bit too strong for me. It's a … [Read more...]

bareMinerals launchAgeless Genius collection

It's another new year, and we're getting another year older. So, maybe time for a new anti-ageing range? bareMinerals will provide this month, with their new Ageless Genius collection, powered by gold. Formulated with a powerful complex of mineral gold and age-defying peptides, the new range delivers potent wrinkle-fighting results with three targeted treatment products - Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Serum, Neck Cream, and Eye … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15

Here's something to cheer you up this January -a new Bobbi Brown foundation! I love a Bobbi base, and this new Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15 is a full-coverage base, with a natural finish. It offers mattifying coverage that is breathable and weightless, and will never appear cakey or flat. It's been created with a high speed cold fusion prices, and is and ultra fine, silky emulsion with lots of fab wear-extending ingredients in it, … [Read more...]

REN launch Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

REN launch their latest AHA product this month - their Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids have sparked a lot of debate in the beauty world of late. Nothing like industrial strength acids, like hydrocholric or sulfuric, cosmetic products containing AHAs - and usually glycolic acid and lactic acid - are intended to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, and are usually fruit or plant based. Some say they're too harsh on … [Read more...]