Clarins launch SOS Primer range

Clarins launch a new range of primers at the end of the month - the SOS Primer collection. It's a biggie, and it's great. I am already regularly using two of the six available and I love the results. Basically, these primers all do different things, targeting different imperfections on your skin. There are six of them - and they give the perfect colour correction to the skincare concern, just where you need it. So, you can easily take … [Read more...]

Veganuary beauty

Yes, I know, every time I mention the word 'Veganuary' my husband's face contorts. It's fair to say annoys him,  this constant marketing of months! But it is what it is, and if you are going vegan for January you might want to extend it to your beauty regime. This new  brand - Utopia - is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare range. I've not tried it, I'll let you know that now. There's been a hold up on samples. On first impression from the images, … [Read more...]

Bea Skincare Super Vitamin C Serum

I like discovering new beauty brands - there are so many of them out there. The latest to land on my desk is Bea Skincare, developed by Skin Specialist Bianca Estelle. Developed in conjunction with an FDA-certified laboratory in the US, and with her background in 'cosmeceuticals' (I don't really like that word, it really doesn't mean anything!), the brand has some pedigree to it. And if you visit the website you will see that there are some … [Read more...]

Go Ultra Violet with Elemis

Elemis's Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil is the perfect January product in so many ways. Firstly, it's the perfect shade of Ultra Violet - Pantone's color of the year for 2018. Secondly, it's a nighttime product  - and we plan to spend a lot of January hibernating/sleeping/in bed. Finally, it's packed full of ingredients to boost your post-festive skin. The main ingredient in the product is  Night Scented Stock Oil. Working directly with … [Read more...]

Yes To…coconut hydrating 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. YES TO ... COCONUT ULTRA HYDRATING DIY POWDER-TO-CLAY MASK, £4.99, ASOS The first thing about this mask is the smell.It has a potent coconut smell, so if you don't like it avoid. The packet says it smells like a tropical vacation, but it's a bit too strong for me. It's a … [Read more...]

bareMinerals launchAgeless Genius collection

It's another new year, and we're getting another year older. So, maybe time for a new anti-ageing range? bareMinerals will provide this month, with their new Ageless Genius collection, powered by gold. Formulated with a powerful complex of mineral gold and age-defying peptides, the new range delivers potent wrinkle-fighting results with three targeted treatment products - Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Serum, Neck Cream, and Eye … [Read more...]

REN launch Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

REN launch their latest AHA product this month - their Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids have sparked a lot of debate in the beauty world of late. Nothing like industrial strength acids, like hydrocholric or sulfuric, cosmetic products containing AHAs - and usually glycolic acid and lactic acid - are intended to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, and are usually fruit or plant based. Some say they're too harsh on … [Read more...]

Janjira Massage Candles

Brrrr. It's January - what a month! It's cold, it's dark, we've all got the post-festive blues, but I think one of these beauties might help warm you up! Janjira Massage Therapy Candles can be lit, filling the room with a gorgeous aroma, and warming up up, and then you can actually use the soothing oils on your hands or body to nourish and comfort your skin. These lovely candles are made from Soybean Oil and Coconut Oil. Soybean oil … [Read more...]

L’Occitane x Rifle Paper Co designs

L'Occitane partner with stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. this month to bring us a beautiful collection of Limited Edition Shea Butter products. I started Rifle Paper Co. with the hope of bringing beauty to the everyday. I’m thrilled to partner with L’Occitane, a brand that shares the same sense of small pleasures, as we create a custom collection inspired by the gardens of Provence - Rifle Paper and Creative Director Anna Bond The … [Read more...]

Get an Extra New Year Glow with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown launches it's first collection of 2018 this month, and it's all about creating fresh, glowing, radiant skin. The Extra Glow collection is a small collection of products, the perfect mix of skincare and colour, and features the ever-popular Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm (£44.50) in new radiance-boosting shades. This lovely balm illuminates skin and helps you to look fresh, adding a burst of hydration to your skin along with … [Read more...]