Ren Clean Screen Mineral Sunscreen SPF30 for happy skin!

It's International Day of Happiness! Smile! The sun is shining - or it will be soon, trust me! Spring is in the air, and that means time to look at protecting your skin from the sunshine. Yes, I know, Vitamin D is important, but red is not a good look, and those wrinkles the sun causes are also not on trend. The first of the sunscreens to land on my desk this season comes from REN and is in sunny yellow packaging. The REN Clean Screen … [Read more...]

Facial fun with 5pm and Elemis x RIXO

It's Friday! Here's a great beauty deal for you - available from today. The Limited Edition Elemis x RIXO Beauty Edit is a super cool weekend treat, packed with fab products. The set features four radiance-restoring Elemis bestsellers and an on-trend RIXO Love Heart print scrunchie  - I'm not going to lie, I'm not that familiar with RIXO, but go have a look. Lovely stuff! We both love and use ELEMIS products, so working on the ELEMIS x RIXO … [Read more...]

Masterchef beauty brand?!

Sometimes I live under a rock when it comes to certain beauty brands. How did this one pass me by? Are you a Masterchef fan? I am - and currently loving the latest series. And now I'm casting my mind back to 2013, and one of the contestants - Angela Langford. Who knew she had a skincare line? Not me, but I do now. And I've been trying one of her latest products, the Bloom & Glow Radiance Restoring Face Oil. It was approved by the Good … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder NEW Perfectionist Pro UV Fluid SPF45

I'm not sure what category you'd put this new Estee Lauder product into, but it is the last step in your skincare regime, so probably a primer - with SPF benefits. The new Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro UV Fluid SPF 45 is a hybrid to help protect your skin against those damaging UVA/UVB rays, and a whole lot more, including pollution. So, how does it work? First of all it uses a patent-pending formula featuring Lauder's Tiger Lily Extract … [Read more...]

NEW Origins Plantscription Retinol Night Moisturizer

It's been a while since I've used an Origins Plantscription product, but I am looking forward to this one. Back in 2011, I reported on, and subsequently reviewed, the launch of the original Plantscription Anti-Ageing Serum. I loved it. I had SO many compliments on my skin, and it probably was one of the best products I've ever used. If I didn't do this job, and try so many other products because of it, I'd probably buy it. (Clarins Double Serum … [Read more...]

Clarins launch new Extra-Firming Eye Serum and Serum

Clarins launches two new products in its successful Extra-Firming range this month just in time to add a little spring to your skin for spring! The Extra-Firming range  gives instant and long-term lifting effects to the skin, and was created specifically for women in their 40s. The products are excellent, and these two new additions - the Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum and Extra-Firming Eye -  will boost your routine. They utilise the benefits … [Read more...]

New Night Creams from Filorga and Caudalie

Night time is the best time for beauty products to work their magic - if you are any sort of beauty geek, you will know this. So, a night cream is a vitally important part of any skincare routine. I keep mine by my bedside, so I never forget to apply, and I alternate creams with glycolic based liquids, the odd face mask, and serums, and eye treatments. I enjoy this bedtime beauty routine. So I have been delighted to try two new night products … [Read more...]

REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream

I think we've determined now that Vitamin C is one of those beauty ingredients that works. It's something that isn't going anywhere, and if you aren't using a product with Vitamin C in it, why not?! The latest to land on my desk is the REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream. Vitamin C as an ingredient helps even the skintone by reducing and preventing hyperpigmentation, as well as acting as an antioxidant, reducing skin inflammation, and helping … [Read more...]

Sunny 5pm Beauty Deals!

I've been all about the sunshine these past few weeks. I've been writing about sunny beauty products, smelling sunny scents, watching the glorious sunshine on Shipwrecked (I know, I know, it's addictive) and dreaming of sunnier days. I was also sent this new sunscreen brand, which has me looking out my passport and trawling the travel apps on my phone. Sunshapers is a new kind of sunscreen, the brainchild of Barcelona-born Rosa Gardella Trias, … [Read more...]

Cute little beauty bits from REX London

I was kindly gifted some cute little beauty bits from the newly launched range at online store, Rex London - formerly dotcomgiftshop. If you are a lover of all things cutesy, kitsch and kawaii, or you have a tweenie who is, then this new range is perfect for little gifts- and the bunny bits are brilliant to bear in mind for Easter. Being a cat lady, I love Cookie the Cat - the Makeup Bag is fluffy, cute, and spacious. Perfect. It's £9.95, and … [Read more...]