Mother’s Day Gifts

It's Mother's Day this weekend, and I always think the best gift you can give is spending time with your mum, or mum figure in your life. I know my mum would much prefer to have some time with me, than an expensive gift, and if I was a mum, I'd feel the same, I am sure. That's not to say you turn up empty handed! A bunch of daffodils put a smile on anyone's face. If you want to take mum out for lunch , there are loads of deals on 5pm. And there … [Read more...]

Origins Original Skin additions

Origins added three new products to its Original Skin range this month - a primer, a cleanser, and a matte moisturiser. Aimed at skin 25+, the range first launched with a serum back in 2015 Since then, there's been a Face Mask and an Essence Lotion (like a toner) - and now these three new products have been added to the line this year - Cleansing Jelly, Cooling Primer, and Matte Moisturizer. The Moisturizer (£27) is all about minimising … [Read more...]

Clinique Fit Post Workout Beauty

This range from Clinique was a genius January launch - but if you're still in the gym now in February you might want to investigate it. It's only available in store at Selfridges, but you can get it online. I love the packaging, and the idea is great - CliniqueFit has everything you need for after a workout - well, everything Clinique thinks you need! I 'm not sure I could be bothered with all of these products post-Pilates every Friday … [Read more...]

New masks from GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW is a fun beauty brand. That's not to say the products don't work, of course, but fun is a big part of this brand - and they are brilliantly instagram friendly. I've had the pleasure of trying two of their latest releases this last week - the #GLITTERMASK which is essentially the GravityMud Firming Treatment mask, just with loads of glitter. And why not? The glitter particles are suspended in the gel formula, and they won't clog pores. … [Read more...]

Roots of Strength from The Body Shop

There's a lot of 'lifting and firming' in the beauty world this year so far - it seems to be the anti-ageing focus for the start of 2018. The Body's Shop are calling their new Roots of Strength skincare range 'firming and shaping', which is essentially the same. This range has been influenced by ancient traditional Chinese medicine which for centuries has advocated plant roots to look after skin and boost immunity. The new range is infused with … [Read more...]

Chanel launch Blue Serum Eye Concentrate

Last January, Chanel helped with the 'blues' with the launch of their Blue Serum. This year, they launch the complementary eye product - the Blue Serum Eye Revitalizing Concentrate. The Blue Serum range is aimed at younger women, who want to begin their anti-ageing routines, and it contains top ingredients from the world's 'blue zones' to give you firmer and healthier skin- read more about the concept behind the Blue range at the link … [Read more...]

Caudalie launch Premier Cru The Serum

CAUDALIE launches a new addition to its Premier Cru range this month - The Serum. The Serum features Vinergy, an exclusive new technology co-patented by Caudalie and Harvard Medical School, no less. The idea of this serum is to help the skin correct signs of ageing and boost the effect of your daily moisturiser - that's kind of what we all want from a serum, yeah? The Premier Cru collection is an anti-ageing collection, designed for women … [Read more...]

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...]