(Royal) Wedding Prep

There's a wedding this weekend, did you know? Some ginger guy is marrying a TV star. Yep, it's finally here - the Royal Wedding. Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor Castle this Saturday. I've had TONS of press releases about the wedding for the last ooh, seems like a lifetime, and lots on Meghan's beauty secrets and regime. She's a big fan of NIVEA Q10 Body Lotion apparently, and I now just have this image of her, down Boots … [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...]

Murad Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel Mask – Face Mask Friday

Beauty masks are everywhere these days – so let’s trial one once a month on Fridays from now on. From sheet masks, to clay masks, to cream masks, and everything inbetween. MURAD HYDRO-GLOW AQUA PEEL MASK, £40 FOR PACK OF FOUR   This mask is a wee bit different, as it comes in two steps. First you swipe the Retexturizing Swab over your face, and then you pop on the Moisture Infusion Mask. The swab contains AHAs - Lactic and … [Read more...]

Get yourself a Love island Look

Love Island is back on our screens next month - don't pretend you'll not be watching! It's TV-crack, and we love it. Superdrug has launched a range of Love Island beauty goodies - including glittery sprays, bronzers, tans, and more, available at the end of May. And it got us thinking about holidays, and far flung islands, and getting ourselves ready for our own version of Love Island. So, what do you need for holiday prep? Body … [Read more...]

Vegan Body Yoghurt from The Body Shop

The Body Shop launch a new range of body moisturisers this month - Body Yoghurts. And they're 100 per cent vegan. Let's be honest, body moisturising is a pain, agreed? According to research 35 per cent of women in the UK don't use a body moisturiser - because it takes too long to apply. So, these new fast-absorbing Body Yoghurts take just 15 seconds to absorb in to your skin. They also come in gorgeous tubs - who doesn't love scooping the … [Read more...]

REN launch AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum

REN launches its AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum in May - a body serum that works to improve the skin by boosting the natural exfoliating process - using AHAs - or Alpha Hydroxy Acids. You might be familiar with them in facial skincare, but not so much in body care. There is a big debate over the use of AHAs and really there is nothing to be afraid of. They're beneficial to the skin - read this excellent post on them here at Beauty 101. The … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Hydra-Essentiel Lip and Eye

Clarins added a couple of new products to its Hydra-Essentiel range last month - the Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, and the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I love the Hydra range from Clarins - it works brilliantly on my dry skin. The range was recently rebooted, and now Clarins is adding more to it. I'm not going to lie - lip balm and eye mask are not my priorities. However, as far as lip balms go, this Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm … [Read more...]

Scandi Skincare from VERSO

We all love everything Scandi, right? From Scandi Noir on the TV to hygge at home, we've fully embraced the trends from Scandinavia in recent times. So, why not embrace the beauty brands too? Well, one of them at least - VERSO from Sweden. I was lucky enough to meet up with brand founder Lars Frederiksson in Space NK in Edinburgh last month, and have a good old chinwag about the brand and the products. I also learned that Restylane - the filler … [Read more...]

Emma Hardie Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask – Face Mask Friday

Beauty masks are everywhere these days – so let’s trial one every other Friday from now on. From sheet masks, to clay masks, to cream masks, and everything inbetween. EMMA HARDIE MORINGA RENEWAL TREATMENT MASK, £49. SPACE NK OKAY, so I've been a bit lax with this blog post series - it's been a few months since our last Face Mask Friday, I admit. Mea culpa and all that. But here we are, back with a beauty of a mask from the lovely Emma … [Read more...]

Tanning Deals

Snow. Right, that's enough of that, I think. What is going on with this neverending winter?! So, let's NOT talk snow, and talk tanning instead. Okay, you might not be showing off your limbs, still wrapped up in winter clothes, but surely having a bit of a tan will make you feel better at least. I was browsing Instagram  recently and noticed St Tropez's new PURITY Bronzing Water Mousse (£31, Boots). Looks great, but I'm no good when it comes … [Read more...]