Madonna – Red Lipstick Queen!

Happy Birthday Madonna, 60 today!! If there is one thing I associate with Madonna more than anything, it's red lipstick. She was my red lip inspiration. She was the one who got me into it, aged 14, when I used to sneak it on at school, and remove it later. Leos Don’t Apologize for taking the Road less Traveled By. 🦁. Happy Full Moon of Leo. 🔥🔥🔥!! Burn Baby Burn! #norisk #noglory #nofear A post shared … [Read more...]

Moody Blues – Gorgeous Blue Shades

It's been a wee bit wet this last week, but let's not dwell on that - it's August, and somewhere the sun is high in the sky and someone is diving into the glorious deep blue sea! August makes me think of hot summer holidays, and in turn that got me thinking about blue skies and seas - and my favourite eyeshadow colour ever - BLUE! I also love a blue nail, I've tried a blue lip, and at some point I had blue in my hair. So, I've rounded up some … [Read more...]

Clarins launches makeup brush collection

Clarins launches its first ever makeup brush collection later this month - and I can't believe there's never been one before. It is small, perfectly formed, and worth the wait! Clarins has launched brushes before, but singular, never in a collection like this. The brand launches six makeup brushes in total, all of them super soft and synthetic, with birch wood handles crafted from sustainably managed forests. I have had a play with a few … [Read more...]

Evolve Organic Beauty NEW Superfood 360 Serum

I love a serum. I don't feel like my beauty routine is complete with just one face product of a morning. As a beauty writer and editor, I am lucky enough to get lots to try - so I don't have one particular serum as a favourite. Some last the distance, others get passed on to family and friends to try if they don't quite suit me, or my skin. I do love Clarins Double Serum, I've just finished a Verso serum which was great, and yesterday I was … [Read more...]

Fringe-tastic!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is in full swing, and it got me thinking about fringes of the hair variety. It's been a while since I had one, and in the summer sun they can be a real pain. But, come the autumn and winter, a fringe can be a cute thing to hide behind - and it always covers those frown lines. A fringe - or bangs,as our American cousins like to call them - are on-trend one month, and not the next. Some celebrities are known for … [Read more...]

NEW Benefit Brow Contour

Is it just me, or are we actually TOTALLY obsessed with eyebrows? They are certainly big beauty news, and Benefit is the world's number one brow brand, so, if a new product is coming, it's coming from them. Benefit has so many eyebrow products, it's hard to know where to start - and here comes another one! This one is Brow Contour Pro - a 4-in-1 Contour Pencil. It's like one of those old four colour pens (Clarins did this style first last … [Read more...]

Cucumber beauty with Boots

Boots has rebranded and reformulated its own-brand beauty ranges, including some old favourites. Boots' Cucumber range takes me straight back to my teenage days and my first beauty buys. So, I had to take a look at it again, obviously. And it's still fab. That familiar smell is amazing, and the facial wipes are perfect for removing makeup when you can't be hassled with your full routine. Yes this is basement bargain beauty, but these … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop

Fancy a new perfume? Then here are four to choose from, in the Kate Spade Truly Collection at The Perfume Shop. Which are you? TRULY DAZZLING Inspired by the colour aqua, perfumer Guillaume Flavingny created truly dazzling to mimic an aquatic oasis against the bright blue sky of the desert. He joined the feeling of ocean salt and mineral accents with a youthful spirit of watery fruit, to evoke rain in the desert, and a fluid playfuness. · … [Read more...]

Clarins launch NEW Pore Control Serum

As we start to see a shift in beauty launches from summer to autumn, Clarins has just launched a new Pore Control serum . Yes, the sun might still be shining, but the beauty companies are autumn-ready, and lots of new launches will be appearing in the next month or so. Let's face it, during the summer we're not overly concerned with a perfect complexion are we? Well, I know I'm not. I love that I have a little bit of a summer glow this year - a … [Read more...]

Smashbox Petal Metal X Vlada Collection

This collection from Smashbox launched in July, and I first saw it back in early Spring. Rose Gold was EVERYWHERE back then, and I guess it's still having a moment. This 16 piece curated collection was co-created by Instagram star makeup artist, Vlada Haggerty, she of the 'drip lip. Rose Gold is her signature colour. Smashbox call her Lip Editior-in-Chief - now that's a title!   The beauty of this collection is that the shades don’t … [Read more...]