Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil

Elizabeth Arden's NEW Eight Hour Cream All Over Miracle Oil

Now, here's a launch that made me sit up and take notice! I am a big fan of Elizabeth Arden's iconic Eight Hour Cream (watch out for it in the cult beauty category soon), so I was thrilled to try their new Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil. It's one of those multi-taskers that are actually brilliant, packed full of fab ingredients, and, obviously, this one has all the benefits of Eight Hour Cream and more.Eight Hour Cream is probably … [Read more...]

Brrrr…it’s bathtime!

Bathtime bottles

Who doesn't love a long, hot, soak on a winter's night? It's cold out there, so get cosy and relax in the bath! I love a bath, and I am always looking for something new to put in it. So, here's a round-up of some of the best bathtime products out there.Scottish Fine Soap's Au Lait Milk Bath Powder (£13.95, scottishfinesoaps.co.uk) comes in the cutest milk churn packacing, and the milk bath powder contains real milk powder - and those … [Read more...]

Aesop comes to Scotland

Aesop store, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Aesop are an Australian beauty brand, founded in 1987, in Melbourne, and now a worldwide name, with lots of stores - and last month they opened their first in Scotland, in Edinburgh's Stockbridge area. Nestled in the Georgian New Town, Stockbridge is an area full of well-heeled Edinburghers who will, I am sure, fall in love with this uber-stylish shop, and brand. Every Aesop store is different, designed by in-house designers, or caefully chosen … [Read more...]

Cult Beauty – MAC Strobe Cream

Cult Beauty Product

Whilst it’s always great to celebrate new launches in the beauty world- and there are more than enough of them to do that on this blog every week – there are some cult beauty products we just love to celebrate. Classics that have stood the test of time, maintained their best-selling status, and products that many of us couldn’t live without. So, let’s celebrate one every week! MAC STROBE CREAMLaunched in 2000, MAC Strobe Cream was … [Read more...]

VENeffect @ Space NK

VENeffect Cleanser and Moisturiser

For the past week I have been using a completely new skincare beand, VENeffect. This American brand, stocked at Space NK in the UK is the brainchild of two sisters - Rebecca Booth, MD, a gynaecologist and hormonal wellness expert, and Cecil Booth, a 28-year-old beauty industry veteran. Chicago-based VENeffect focuses on the way women uniquely age, providing them with the optimal solution to effectively achieve healthy, youthful looking … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent Calendars 2015

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar Front

Forget the chocolate, or the even more retro pictures behind the windows of your advent calendar - we want beauty products! And full-size ones too! Where there used to be just one or two beauty advent calendars to choose from, there are now, well, loads! Here are eight of the best! Clarins Beauty Advent Calendar (£60, exclusively at clarins.com)Filled with minis, including classics like Beauty Flash Balm and some men's products too, this is … [Read more...]

Preen Elizabeth Arden Gift with Purchase

Preen Elizabeth Arden Gift with Purchase

If you love a beauty gift with purchase, and you're a fashion fan, then you'll like the latest from Elizabeth Arden and their fashion favourites, Preen. Their festive Gift With Purchase collaboration with the brand sees Preen design another cute makeup bag,  which is filled with Arden goodies. Originally launched as a small boutique on London’s Portobello Road, Preen by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, is now internationally celebrated for its … [Read more...]

Halloween Beauty Bits

Halloween bathtime from Lush

It's Hallowe'en this week and I am ridiculously excited - far too excited for an adult! I shared my favourite spooky Halloween makeup tutorials last week, and today it's less frightening than that post, I promise. Let's start with something completely non-spooky from Oskia Skincare. The only Halloween link here is the pumpkin enzyme used in this lovely Renaissance Cleansing Gel (£28, Space NK, and oskiaskincare.com)."By fermenting the … [Read more...]

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

The clocks go back this weekend, signalling the end of British summertime. Of course, any ‘summer’ we had ended a while ago, right? But have you changed your skincare routine accordingly? What you use in the summer is probably not good enough come the shorter nights and colder days of the autumn/winter season. Just like you change your wardrobe, you need to give your beauty wardrobe a refresh.There are a few key changes you should think … [Read more...]

Niche Brands New Beauty

New Beauty from Niche Brands - Ananne, Swell and Merumaya

There are more beauty ranges and lines that I could ever possibly list, or even imagine. So, it's not surprising when new (to me) brands land on my desk every week. This week I've been playing with three new products, two of which come from brands that are totally new to me. First up was Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo (£20, swell.co.uk). You can get this in LOADS of places - Boots, M&S, Wholefoods, Liberty, etc, but I have never heard of … [Read more...]