Pumpkin Beauty

It's Hallowe'en on Wednesday, and pumpkins are everywhere! Who doesn't love the orange vegetable - maybe not to eat, but to make a jack-o-lantern out of at least?! But did you realise that pumpkin is good for your skin? Pumpkins have SO MANY skincare benefits! It is packed with fruit enzyme and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. And there's more: Pumpkin contains antioxidants vitamin A … [Read more...]

YourGoodSkin launch Revitalizing Foam Wash

YourGoodSkin is the Boots brand I blogged about last year - it launched with a fanfare, a US collaboration sold in Walgreens and Boots exclusively, co-created with scientists, dermatologist, and a community of thousands of women. Today there's a new product in the range, which fits perfectly into the brand's 3 Minute Method of looking after your skin. Which isn't rocket science - it's essentially cleanse, tone, moisturise. The Revitalizing … [Read more...]

Drunk Elephant lands in Scotland

Yes, that is a beauty blog post title, and not a strange wildlife story! If you're a new beauty brand fan, then chances are you will have heard all about the latest buzz-brand to launch in the UK - Drunk Elephant. It hit Space NK stores this month, and there's a tour going on  - more about that later - but, for now, let's have a wee look at the beauty brand currently grabbing all the headlines. The name is great and comes with a cool story - … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

Treat your skin with a facial

A facial is a great thing to indulge in - especially at the change of seasons. Slough off that dead skin, and glow again for the upcoming party season! Elemis has just launched a new Amethyst Roller so you can indulge in a little bit of a facial at home. Facial rolling gives great beauty benefits to your skin - it can boost circulation, relax facial muscles, help to eliminate toxins, stimulate lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness. Using an … [Read more...]

Temple Spa support MIND with Repose

This month, Temple Spa is supporting the charity MIND, coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. The offer they have put together is great, and features their best-selling, cult product, Repose. I do have a bit of a problem on this, because Temple Spa is a UK-wide brand, but MIND is an England/Wales charity. It's a shame some of the donations aren't going to SAMH as well -  the Scottish mental health charity. Because Scottish … [Read more...]

Caudalie Vinopure Anti-Blemish Collection

Caudalie recently launched a new anti-blemish range - Vinopure, targeted at women who, long after their teenage years, still have issues with the appearance of blemishes, shine and clogged pores on combination to oily skin. Our skin has never been subject to such harsh conditions, thanks to things like pollution, stress, hormonal changes, and unsuitable cosmetics. All of these contribute to an unsettled and reactive epidermis, and it is … [Read more...]

GLAMGLOW launch STARPOTION Charcoal Clarifying Oil

Charcoal is still riding high in the beauty world, and is the main ingredient in GLAMGLOW's latest launch -  STARPOTION Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil. It's their 'magic potion' and GLAMGLOW say it will transform your skin right before your eyes. Not sure if that's actually going to happen, but maybe it will protect, nourish and clarify, thanks to the ingredients.   STARPOTION™ Liquid Charcoal Clarifying Oil unites the … [Read more...]

NEW Night Serum from L’Occitane

L'Occitane launch a new night serum this month - Immortelle Reset. The idea is that this serum will reset your skin after a night's sleep - which might not be as good as you think. Accoridng to L'Occitane research, we sleep a whole two hours less each night compared to the 1960s. Couple that with our increasingly more demanding lives, full of stress, pollution, occasional slips in healthy diet, and constant levels of fatigue, our skin is tired … [Read more...]

End of month big beauty deals

It's end of August, time to treat yourself to something new for the coming autumn months. And no, we don't mean a coat! We're talking a new beauty treatment to refresh your look for the months ahead, or a spa break to just get away and recharge for the winter. If you have never had microdermabrasion, then you really must! Blow away the end of summer blues with a fresh, smooth, radiant complexion, thanks to this brilliant treatment. There's a … [Read more...]