Elizabeth Arden March On for UN Women

International Women's Day has been and gone, but that doesn't mean the empowerment of women is ever off the table. Did you know that Elizabeth Arden herself provided red lipsticks to suffragettes marching down Fifth Avenue in New York? Me neither, but that's kind of cool. Earlier this month, Elizabeth Arden announced its March On Pink, the next phase of the brand's signature philanthropic campaign through a $1million pledge to support UN Women … [Read more...]

Coral Crush on the Pantone Colour of 2019

Every year Pantone announce a 'Color of the Year'. For 2019, it's Living Coral. A colour with an eco-message too - the living coral around the world is sadly diminishing, so it's a reminder to us whenever we see it to be more eco-aware. The colour itself is a gorgeous coral shade with golden undertones. It's kinda peachy, and quite difficult to pin down. It's super-spring like, and as we head into spring, I've been having a look at some Living … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown x Lulu Guinness Pretty Powerful 2019

Bobbi Brown launched its Pretty Powerful campaign for 2019 last week (On Friday, International Woman's Day). This year, for the first in a few years, they've launched a different product, and it's a collaboration with Lulu Guinness. Originally launched in 2013, the campaign has raised in excess of £250,000 to date, which has enabled the Smart Works charity to open an additional six centres across the UK - there are now centres in North and West … [Read more...]

NEW Cheekleaders from Benefit

Benefit has just launched two new Cheekleaders palettes that have a sneak preview of products that will launch later this year. The Cheekleaders Pink Squad is a 5-in-1 Blush, Bronze and Highlight Palette, and the Bronze Squad is a 5-in-1 Highlight, Contour and Bronze Palette. As ever, the packaging is super-cute, and there are handy tutorials in the boxes, which also have decent-sized mirrors inside. And both palettes include new products … [Read more...]

NEW Dr Feelgood from Benefit

Benefit has launched a Mattifying Powder in its Dr Feelgood range, for those who prefer a powder to a balm. The original Dr. Feelgood Mattifying Balm has been on counter for some years now, but mattifying balms can be tricky to work with, I'm told. The new Dr. Feelgood Silky Mattifying Powder is much easier - it's a loose powder that will minimize shine, set you makeup and control excess surface oil. My skin tends to be on the dry side, if … [Read more...]

Lash Love with 5pm Deals

It was National Lash Day on Tuesday (Feb 19), did you know? Not quite sure what that entailed, but let's celebrate it a little late with some lash love. Who doesn't love a mascara? And maybe hate it at the same time - it can be one of the most frustrating beauty products. My current favourite is a Clinique mascara that is now discontinued, and I am at the very end of the last tube I bought on eBay. I am gutted! These are the best-selling and … [Read more...]

Valentine, Galentine – 5pm Beauty Deals

Valentine's Day next week might be a big night for you, and it might not. Maybe you will celebrate it as Galentine's Day with your pals. Whatever you chose to do, it's a great excuse to bag yourself a beauty deal, and treat yourself to a treatment. Maybe you want your bits waxed, maybe you just fancy getting your makeup done, or your hair blow-dried? Maybe nails are your thing. There are loads of deals on the 5pm Spa and Beauty site perfect for … [Read more...]

Sunshine Yellow Beauty

Inspired by the launch of the Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine I blogged about on here this week, I decided to pull together more beautiful sunny yelllow beauty bits. How bright and beautiful a colour yellow is, and I defy you to not be cheered up just looking at this sunny lot! 1.This gorgeous yellow nail polish from Chanel, is Giallo Napoli from last year's Spring Collection, which I blogged about when Chanel hadn't removed us from their … [Read more...]

Vegan beauty in Veganuary

Veganuary! It's everywhere - even here! Yes, there are loads of vegan beauty products out there. Probably loads more than you'd even think - but why would beauty products have loads of animal product in them?! Anyway, I've been bombared with Veganuary press releases since, ooh, way back in October, maybe. So, I've picked a few vegan beauty products to share with you here. Nourish London's KALE 3D Cleanse (£25, nourishlondon.com) deeply … [Read more...]

Guerlain’s Spring 2019 Morning Love Collection

It's spring! Well, not really, but it is at the beauty counters, as the spring collections drop this month. Guerlain's spring 2019 collection is all pastel-prettiness, with a beautiful highlighter powder at the heart of it. The Météorites Highlighter Duo (£45) is lovely - and who doesn't love a highlighter these days?! This one unites holographic pink and lilac, which perfectly capture the light and create a fresh and easy-to-use strobing … [Read more...]