NEW Benefit POREfessional Weapons!

Benefit launch two new weapons in their fight against pores at the end of this month, and I just love the creativity of this little franchise in the Benefit brand. The POREfessional lauched a few years ago, the original primer, and with these two new additions, that makes five in the line. First up is the Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel the POREfessional Matte Rescue. It's a lightweight, water-based gel which 'instantly overpowers shine'. … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless New Year start

Elizabeth Arden start the year with a new primer that promises to make you look five years younger. I'm not sure that can actually happen, but let's look at the primer in question. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer, out this week, fuses skincare benefits with cosmetics, and smoothes uneven texture and diminihes the appearance for pores, fine lines, and wrinkles AND gives the skin a moisturised and radiant glow. So, as … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s NEW Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme Oil Free

When face creams are succesful, it's not unusual for another formula of the same cream to follow. Estee Lauder are doing just that in January with their new Revitalizing Supreme Light Global Anti-Aging Creme Oil-Free. It is what is says it is - oil-free. If you are not familiar with the range, or the original, then let me fill you in. Using innovative IntuiGen Technology™, this multi-action creme helps revitalise skin’s innate resistance to the … [Read more...]

bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

It's wee bit of a sneak peek into the future with this one, but bareMinerals will launch a concealer to complement their bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation next year. bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer will launch in February, continuing the trend for hybrid skincare/makeup which has been growing momentum in the industry for a while now. Would you use a product these days that only did one thing? It seems an odd thing to even … [Read more...]

Creme de la Mer The Lifting Eye Serum

Here's a new one for all you Creme de la Mer fans to spend any Christmas cash on - The Lifting Eye Serum, out next month. Continuing its commitment to deliver optimal benefits that lift the look of skin, Crème de la Mer introduces The Lifting Eye Serum with its new Stretch Matrix Complex to visibly support the architecture of the eye and brow. I like the sound of this. Creme de la Mer already offers The Lifting Contour Serum, The Lifting and … [Read more...]

Clarins Super Restorative New Launches

Clarins Super Restorative range is targeted at women aged 45+ and in the new year adds two new products to its range - Super Restorative Hand Cream, and Super Restorative Decollete and Neck Concentrate. Let's star with the latter. The decollete and neck is an area of the body often exposed to external agression, yet often neglected in women's daily skin care routines. The skin here is very fine, therefore showing signs of ageing first. Natural … [Read more...]

Hangover remedies for New Year

Hogmanay in a few days time, and that means we'll all most likely be over-indulging in alcohol as we say farewell to 2015 and usher in a new year. Always a good idea at the time, but never a good idea the morning after and there really is no cure for a hangover, or is there? Apparently this little bottle of Ohayo is just that. I'm not entirely sure it worked too well for me, but it certainly won't do you any harm to take this little bottle … [Read more...]

Accessorize Sweet Lotus Collection

This Accessorize Sweet Lotus collection seems an odd one to launch in November, but really, when you think about it, it's nice to have something floral and fresh at this time of year, yeah? And this lovely collection is aimed at travel - so time to daydream about long summer nights, high temperatures, and gorgeous beaches. That's a daydream I love at any time of year. This collection makes great little Christmas gifts. It's fun, quirky and … [Read more...]

Eight if you’re late! Last Minute Gifts!

Still got Christmas gifts to buy? Don't worry, you still have a little bit of time! And here's a wee bit of help with my 'Eight if you're late' round up of beauty gifts! If you have a teenager to grab something for then you could do a lot worse than Japanese fashion brand Superdry's beauty range. They have lots of wee sets available at Boots - where most gifts are 3 for 2. Superdry's Lip Tip and Rock Rebel has a nail polish and lipgloss in … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Micro Essence Infusion Masks

Skin feeling and looking a little bit tired and dull? Then what you need is a boost from Estee Lauder's new Micro Essence Infusion face masks. These new sheet masks (a pack of six will set you back £50), have been produced to complement Asia's best-selling Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, but can be used as stand-alone boosting skin treatment. They are enriched with something called Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment, … [Read more...]