Clinique’s Nutcracker Suite

Clinique's sugary-pink Christmas collection is inspired by the world-renowned Christmas ballet classic The Nutcracker. "The collection was inspired by the characters, costumes and scenery of the performance," says Janet Pardo, Senior Vice President Clinique Global Product Development. "The tulles and velvet fabrics in vivid pinks, glittering whites and vibrant purples inspired us to develop a colour collection that brings to life the whimiscal … [Read more...]

Paul & Joe Autumn Winter Beauty

Paul & Joe Beaute are one of my absolute favourite beauty brands - but more to look at than use! Don't get me wrong, the products are great. But they are, as you may expect from a fashion brand, an absolute joy to look at! The general product packaging is lovely - gorgeous glass, retro shapes, and pastel pink. The Limited Editions they bring out are stunning. How many Limited pieces do I have on display on the shelves in my office? Quite a … [Read more...]

Don’t have fright brows with Paul and Joe!

It's Hallowe'en and this article I found on my Facebook feed last week gave me a real fright. it's about awful make up, but the most awful thing in every image to me seemed to the eyebrows! It reminded me of this list from a few years back - check out how BAD these eyebrows are! Why do people get it SO wrong! Eyebrows are so important - they shape your face (as well as stopping swet from running into your eyes!), and yet they are so often, just … [Read more...]

Clarins Eye Palette & Christmas Crackers

Clarins release another huge mineral eye makeup palette for Christmas, and this is actually a lovely gift for a Clarins fan, or an eyeshadow fan. And, what I love about it is, the eye makeup comes out, and you can use the banded box for trinkets, or other bits of makeup if you like. Cute. The palette contains 10 really wearable eye shadow shades, from vibrant gold to sultry grey. It has matte, satin and pearl finish shadows in it, perfect for a … [Read more...]

Hallowe’en Beauty news – Illamasqua and more

Yes, yes, it's Hallowe'en this Friday, I am sure you are all very aware of that. No matter what you are doing this Hallowe'en - whether you like basic scary makeup, or a full-on Hallowe'en high glamour makeover, or just a subtle nod to the season, there are products out there for you. First up, Illamasqua. The brilliantly bonkers brand goes BIG on Hallowe'en and you can get a makeover at any of their counters, for £50, that will outshine all … [Read more...]

Shimmering Skin from Becca

If you want subtle shimmer rather than full on sparkle this Christmas, then the Becca Holiday 2014 Collection is for you. Just launched into Space NK stores, and QVC, it's not really much of a collection in just three pieces, but it is just lovely. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights Kit (£20) is brilliant. One of Becca's hero products, this is the shimmering skin perfector liquid highlighter in three shades, in small sizes, perfect for … [Read more...]

Max Factor Masterpiece Transform Mascara

I honestly think the most launches every year in the beauty industry must be for mascaras. There seems to be an infinite number available, and a new one is always being launched. The latest one to land on my desk is Max Factor's Masterpiece Transform Mascara which launches mid-October - so now really. And this mascara was used at the Victoria Beckham AW14 show, by makeup artist, Pat McGrath. "Victoria wanted the girls to stay looking very … [Read more...]

Glasgow Street Beauty 09/10/10

We've been out on the streets of Glasgow looking for beauty looks we think are worth sharing. Here's our roundup for this week. We loved Vicki Anderson's subtle ombre as well as her lashes and eye make up. Vicki gets her hair down at Paul Allan Hairdressing. Another gorgeous subtle ombre from Eloise Anderson. Her berry lips are perfect for autumn too. Wajihah Ullah has lovely long loose waves. We like her pink lipstick too. Blonde corkscrew … [Read more...]

Beauty News with Olay, Jo Malone, M&S & Bourjois

So much beauty news comes into my inbox each week, so I thought I'd condense some of it here into a little Beauty News round-up! * Katie Holmes was the face of Bobbi Brown, and I'm not sure if she still is or not - I don't think so, considering she is now the very first Global Brand Ambassador of Olay. Phew, she gets about a bit in the beauty world, no? What does that title mean? Well, in her role she will represent the Olay global brand … [Read more...]

Rouge Allure Gloss from Chanel

Chanel have recently launched a new lipgloss - Rouge Allure Gloss -which is much more than just a gloss. Of course. Beauty brands can't just launch a gloss anymore, or a lipstick, or an eyeshadow, no, no, no. Every new product seems to be multi-functional, with amazing ingredients, to make it stand out from the rest. But before we talk about the gloss - the packaging. It's the click format of the Rouge Allure lipsticks that had me stumped when I … [Read more...]