Sandal Foot Prep

I was shamed on social media this week by an old colleague who commented on a sandal image I had shared on Instagram and Facebook  - with BARE TOENAILS. He expects more from me, and I admit, I let myself down. How could I expose the world to the sight of my uncared for toes. And he hasn't even see the state of the rest of my feet! Seriously, though, it is sandal season (at last!) and it is time, therefore, to get a little foot prep on the … [Read more...]

Diego Dalla Palma Summer 2018 Cruise Collection

Italian beauty brand Diego Dalla Palma is always worth a look. The brand, from Italy's fashion capital, Milan, is stocked in Marks and Spencer Beauty here in the UK. Launched in Milan in 1970, it has a wonderfully retro feel to it, and is much more than just makeup - with skincare and haircare in the diego dalla palma group. And there is an actual Diego Dalla Palma  too  - the Italian makeup artist behind the brand. Every year they launch a … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2018

It's most definitely summer when the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection lands on my desk. Yes, I know it's not officially summer yet, but nothing makes me want to book a holiday more than a sniff of the gorgeous Bronze Goddess scents. "Layer on sunlit shades, solar cool potions and ocean kissed mists wrapped in the ultimate sensual scent of summer – Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche for an enviable glow that radiates the passion of an everlasting … [Read more...]

Bright Beauty Tools at Superdrug

I popped into Superdrug last week, and I spotted these bright coloured beauty tools. Now, I am a sucker for anything bright and bold, particularly in the primary colours, and I had to have them. There were more, but I stopped at seven - not sure why, as they were on a 3 for 2, but there you go. In my slight hysteria at their bright beauty, I miscounted.   I could have bought more, considering they are priced between £1 and £3. … [Read more...]

Reveal magazine Bargain Beauty Hotlist

We all love a beauty bargain, right? Well, you will definitely want to get your hands on the latest copy of Reveal magazine today then. Reveal has announced the winners of the Reveal Beauty Hotlist – the first and only media awards that recognise the best beauty products under £10. The expert judging panel included notable beauty industry figures including Lee Pycroft, make-up artist, Michaella Bolder, A-list facialist, Irene Shelley, … [Read more...]

Catwalk inspired beauty deals

Beauty trends come from the catwalk, and last September, fashion week makeup artists and hair stylists created all the beauty  - and hair  - trends you'll be wanting to wear now for the SS18 shows. So, if you want to get ahead of the crowd, here are a few of our favourite - and where to book in for offers to maybe recreate your favourite look. Forget wings and flicks, the latest eyeliner trend is bigger, thicker, and a bit more rounded - like … [Read more...]

Blush and Highlight with Benefit and Bare Minerals

Two new blush/highlighters landed on my desk recently - Benefit's Gold Rush Blush, and Bare Minerals' Crystalline Glow Bronzer and Highlighter Palette. Blushing and highlighting is big news this summer. Bare Minerals' new palette does it all. It's a limited edition, three-shade palette that will add a gorgeous glow. Inspired by the light reflection and refraction of crystals, it contains a trio of rose gold hues. Each powder contains … [Read more...]

Brow time with MAC

Brows. They're big beauty news. And bigger. But not huge. Let's hope the days of over-bold, HD brows are over, agreed? But I do love a bit of a structured brow, and, therefore, a brow product. MAC has launched two new products that will hit counters next week. One of them, the Shape & Shade Brow Tint, sort of scares me. I haven't tried it, but I have one on the way so I will update soon! .   A liquid brow liner on one … [Read more...]

Benefit launch Bold is Beautiful 2018 charity campaign

Benefit announced details of their fifth annual Bold is Beautiful charity campaign today. The global philanthropy program raises donations to support partner charity organisations that empower women & girls, helping them be BOLD, BELIEVE in themselves and ACHIEVE their full potential. Benefit Cosmetics UK’s charity partners are Look Good Feel Better & Refuge. For the month of May, Benefit donate 100% of its profits from every brow wax at … [Read more...]

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint

I'm not just a little late to the party with Fenty Beauty - I actually completely missed the date! Sometimes, even being a beauty writer with 15 years experience behind you doesn't get you on the right lists, and I missed the Fenty Beauty launch at Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh last year. It was an early morning launch, so doubtful if I would have made it, but, well, an invite would have been nice. So, I followed up on the launch and was sent … [Read more...]