Pancake Day Lemon & Sugar Beauty

It's Shrove Tuesday - time to eat all the pancakes -and then give something up for Lent, if that's your thing. So, I thought I'd have a little bit of fun with my favourite pancake toppings - lemon and sugar -  and find some beauty buys inspired by that combo. LEMON Let's start with three luscious lemon products from Lush! Bohemian Soap (£5.50) is a simple lemon soap that might bring out the arty part of you - it will start your day with a … [Read more...]

FREE Blusher…If Your Name Is Georgia!

Benefit's Georgia blusher is back - and if your name is Georgia, it's FREE!  Only on Friday, February 28, and just a mini one, but hey, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, right? Benefit's peachy blush is back with a bit more of a modern bite. The blush was first created in 2004, so she was due for a wee update, we think. She's now a vibrant, pearly peach, with sheer, warm gold undertones, and is available this weekend at all Benefit … [Read more...]

Givenchy Spring 2020 Gardens Collection

Do you like peonies? Me too. Monsieur de Givenchy three. I'm dreaming of them right now as the rain and wind blow up a storm outside and wishing I was in the Givenchy Manoir du Jonchet gardens. The new Spring Gardens collection from Givenchy Beauty will have to do right now - created as a tribute to Hubert de Givenchy's 40+ years of passion for the peony-filled gardens. The brand's UK Makeup Ambassador,  Nicolas Degennes, took inspiration from … [Read more...]

Valentine/Galentine Beauty Buys

It's Valentine's Day this Friday - and Galentine's Day on Thursday 13th. So here are some cutesy beauty bits that you might want to treat yourself to, treat your pals to, or hint at your other half about. Let's start with a red lipstick. This one is from Sleek Makeup  - a Say It Loud Lipstick-  and the shade is called California Love. it's such a bright, fun, orange-scarlet red. And it's just £5.99. Bargain! Find it at Boots. Also from … [Read more...]

Danielle Lauder Act IV Collection from Estee Lauder

I can't even begin to try to understand what Danielle Lauder's life is like. The 26-year-old is the great-granddaughter of Estee Lauder herself, and part of the fourth generation of the New York power family which owns one of the biggest global beauty companies. She's an actress, apparently, and has now, like her older cousin, Aerin, put her name to a collection for the family brand. Unlike Aerin, I don't think she works at the brand, but she … [Read more...]

NEW Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Collection

If you're going to buy a primer, then you probably can't get better than a Laura Mercier primer - she basically invented it! Well, she certainly invented the category in the mainstream beauty world. Now, for 2020, she's introducing the latest primer innovation - the Pure Canvas Primer Collection. This reinvented range offers breakthrough, good-for-your-skin, good-for-your-makeup primers with unique, water-based, silicone-free formulas that … [Read more...]

Lancome launch collection with Photographers Mert & Marcus

Lancome has announced the launch of a Limited Edition collection with photographer duo Mert & Marcus. The Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection will be available in February and includes an eye palette, liquid shadows, a lip kit, red lipsticks, and highlighting sticks.   Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure. Mert & Marcus are not … [Read more...]

January Beauty Blues for Skin, Hair and Face

The January Blues might already be upon you - but I say try to fight them with a little bit of the January BEAUTY blues. I've rounded up a whole load of beautiful blue beauty products so if you are feeling down, have a good pour over these instead, and pop them on your payday list if you want properly cheered up! This post covers skincare, haircare, and all the blue makeup you will ever need! Let's start right there with this makeup … [Read more...]

MAC Lunar Illusions Collection

The Lunar (Chinese) New Year begins on January 25, and it's the year of the Rat. MAC's Lunar Illusions collection celebrates the fact that the new year starts on a new moon, with a spirit of refreshed vision, perspective and possibility. Ushering in good fortune, the beginning of a lunar cycle allows everyone to phase into the future while seeing everything in a new light - and that includes your make up bag! The 12-piece Lunar … [Read more...]

NEW POREfessional Hydrate Prtimer from Benefit

First, there was the POREfessional Pore Primer, then came POREfessional Pearl Primer, and now Benefit is introducing the POREfessional Hydrate Primer. This one has two new key ingredients - and they are both beauty stalwarts - Hyaluronic Acid, and Shea Butter. Basically, this is the POREfessional original primer, ramped up with ingredients that will hydrate, but in a way that it can be used for oily or dry skin. I've always had an issue … [Read more...]