New Year Night Repair

New Year, new night cream. Did you know that your skin regenerates more when you are asleep? So any anti-ageing creams you use work harder and do more overnight. The idea of beauty sleep isn't so daft after all! And at this time of year, when we all miss a lot of sleep, even moreimportant to get a good cream that will work for the hours we are sleeping! Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream (£62) comes in two formulas - one for all skin types, … [Read more...]

Winter Body Care

If I have one beauty resolution for the New Year it's to take more care over my body care. I am fastidious with my application of facial skincare, and completely random and hit or miss with my body care. And in the winter, you can't be like that. Dropping temperatures and rising heating temperatures make our skin prone to drying out. So, time to get yourself a good body care product - and I am telling myself this too. One of my all-time … [Read more...]

Gift of Glow Time Bomb QVC TSV and 5PM Facial Deals

Don't you just love TV shopping channels? They're so cheesy! And the TV shopping challenge on The Apprentice this season was hilarious. But they are the home of great deals. And there's a great TSV (Today's Special Value) on QVC this weekend (Sunday 16) featuring a brand I love, Time Bomb, and a new launch product - and it's all about getting that gorgeous glow! Scroll down later in the post to grab some 5pm Spa and Beauty facial deals that will … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Her

Got someone female to buy a gift for? Of course you have. So here are a few suggestions, for all beauty fans, from skincare to makeup, big and small. A beauty gift is a gorgeous, pampering thing to receive, big or small. We hope your gift recipients like some of our suggestions.   BENEFIT MAGICAL BROW STARS, £49.50 Benefit is THE brow brand, so if you are going to get a brow lover a gift this Christmas, then look no further than this … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Him

Christmas shopping still to do!? Gift for him required? We hope we can be of help! He's hard to buy for? Just get him a grooming gift. All men love it - many of them probably just don't spend any time buying stuff like this for themselves. And if you do have a grooming guru on your hands, impress him with one of our top choices in men's grooming gifts.   ANYA HINDMARCH SMELLS PENCIL SHAVINGS DIFFUSER, £99 Is this not the most … [Read more...]

Jo Malone London Christmas 2018

It's not even December, but a lot of this lovely festive Bring on the Baubles range from Jo Malone London is already sold out online, so you might need to head to stores if you really want something. I'm not going to lie - it's not my favourite Jo Malone London collection. I was a little underwhelmed. They have a year to come up with something, and this is it? Hmmm. But it is a bright, sparkly, festive range this year - and the hashtag is … [Read more...]

Clinique Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters

Clinique has this habit of launching new products with impossibly long names. Here's another one that has recently hit counters - Fresh Pressed Clinical Daily + Overnight Boosters with Pure Vitamin C 10% and Vitamin A (Retinol). See -  long name. Basically this is Clinique's take on hot beauty ingredients Vitamins C and A. Here's more from Clinique's Dermatologist on both ingredients, if you aren't that familiar with them. Topical … [Read more...]

Black Friday Beauty Offers

It's Black Friday this week - and there are all sorts of deals out there, on all sorts of products,from all sorts of brands. It's a bit overwhelming, and who knows if it's really worth it? Or are you just buying because you get caught up in the hype? I've had loads of info sent to me for beauty offers for this coming weekend, so here are a few that I think are pretty decent: Elemis is a lovely brand, and it's not the cheapest, so when you are … [Read more...]

Face Vinegar? Yep, it’s a thing.

I love a new product press release when it's something I've never heard of before - because that's rare after 15 years plus doing this job -  but Face Vinegar?! Doesn't sound that appealing does it? However, don't judge a book by its cover, or in this case, the name. For a start, this isn't really a vinegar, it's essentially a toner. You use it after cleansing, and before moisturising. Gallinee Face Vinegar contains Actibiome, a prebiotic … [Read more...]

Korean Beauty Brand J.One launches in Boots

I've been all about the K-beauty of late, as more and more brands launch into the UK. Boots now stock Sephora's best-seller J.One. The J.One Jelly Pack sells four units EVERY MINUTE in South Korea. This hero product is joined in Boots by the J.One Black Jelly Pack, and the J.One Jelly Cream. The J.One Jelly Pack White comes in 30ml (£20) and 50ml (£32). It's a jelly that liquefies to deliver extreme hydration when applied to all skin … [Read more...]