Beauty News!

* It had to happen - we've had BB creams for skin, and hair, and now US brand Orly is to launch an industry first – a BB cream for nails! BB, or blemish balm, creams have been one of the biggest things in the skincare market of late, bridging the gap between moisturiser and foundation and are popular because they offer a two-in-one solution. so, Orly has now adopted the concept and repurposed it for the nails world with its BB Crème, a … [Read more...]

Our Gillian meets Olly Murs

Our Health & Beauty Manager attended the Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charitable Trust Ball on Saturday. She got all glammed up for the star studded event in aid of Kilbryde Hospice. First she got her lashes and make up done at Kiki's Powder Room. Then she got her hair done at Amy's Hair Corner. She got all glammed up in her dress And ran into surprise guest, Olly Murs! And Nicholas McDonald from the X Factor. Here's a selfie with … [Read more...]

Cheap and Cheerful from Miss Sporty

Miss Sporty are one of those uber-cheap brands you probably walk past in Boots and Superdrug, if, like me, you can be a bit of a beauty snob. But we're actually missing out on some excellent bargain buys. New for this summer, Miss Sporty has a few excellent, fun, good quality products - that are just £2.99 each! First up is the Instant Colour & Shine Lip Colour - these are Miss Sporty's version of lip crayons, and at first glance, I was all … [Read more...]

#3 Andrea’s Wedding Looks: Hair & Make Up Lounge

This week we've been sharing wedding looks for our 5pm bride-to-be Andrea. Yesterday we told you about the Grecian style from Miss Barton's and on Wednesday we shared her vintage look from VIP Hair & Beauty. For her third and final wedding look, Andrea visited Hair & Make Up Lounge in Glasgow city centre. We knew Andrea would be in capable hands with stylist Ramilia. Ramilia has over ten years experience specialising in bridal hair and … [Read more...]

TopShop and Red Lippy Project for Cervical Cancer Awareness

This week the beauty world is encouraging us all to do something I do every day - wear red lipstick! The Red Lippy Project is a charity initiative supporting, and raising awareness of, cervical cancer. As part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week (June 8-14), the Red Lippy Project are collaborating with TopShop and have launched a limited edition Red Lippy Lipstick. It's their best-selling Pillar Box Red in a  Limited edition version. The … [Read more...]

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipgloss

Smashbox's latest lipgloss - Be Legendary Lipgloss is inspired by red photo gels - the red transparent films placed over lenses and lights to create colour effects in photos by illuminating areas in washes of colour. Davis Factor - one of the men behind the brand - had an assortment of red photo gels lying on a table at a shoot one day, and the conversation turned to how they reminded everyone of glosses - and then how amazing it would be to … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Soft Matte Lipsticks

It's a colourful Friday in this office! First up we had Bobbi's new nails and bright lip colours, now it's Clinique's turn with these brilliant Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipsticks. I've had my hands on one of these for weeks now, and every time I use it I realise how good it is. This is Clinique remember. They're not exactly renowned for their bright, bold colours, but they have excelled themselves here. But it's about more than the colour with … [Read more...]

Pedro Lourenco for MAC

Coming soon! This gorgeous range for MAC Cosmetics, by young Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco is beautiful. It's chic, classy and has something, I think, for everyone. Bold, daring colours are juxtaposed against soft nudes, all of them encased in gorgeous limited edition packaging. For the eyes there's a perfect Nude Quad (£33), to create a subtle eye with a subtle metallic finish. The Cream Colour Base (£16.50) in Hush, a soft peach with an … [Read more...]