Paul & Joe Autumn Winter Beauty

Paul & Joe Beaute are one of my absolute favourite beauty brands - but more to look at than use! Don't get me wrong, the products are great. But they are, as you may expect from a fashion brand, an absolute joy to look at! The general product packaging is lovely - gorgeous glass, retro shapes, and pastel pink. The Limited Editions they bring out are stunning. How many Limited pieces do I have on display on the shelves in my office? Quite a … [Read more...]

Clinique Sonic Cleansing System & Facial Soap

I sort of missed the bandwagon on the facial cleansing brushes. I think it took me so long to even embrace a proper cleansing routine (bad beauty journalist!), this was just a step too far! However, I was sent a Clinique Sonic System Cleansing Brush to try, I was a little scared. Clinique launched this a few months ago, and it has been phenomenally popular. They've also just launched the Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap to go with it. The brush … [Read more...]

AERIN Lauder new fragrances and body lotions

AERIN Lauder have launched two new fragrances to add to their original line-up of six this Autumn, or Fall, as Aerin would say. The fabulously New York lady has created two lovely new scents, in her trademark stone capped bottles. Iris Meadow embodies today's modern busy life, and the desire to dream and escape, even just for a moment. Aerin thinks about a walk through New York's Central Park when wearing this one. I imagine a walk in the … [Read more...]

Scottish Fine Soaps new look for 40

Who doesn't need a makeoever when they hit the big 4-0!? (I should know, been there, done that!) So, it's no surprise that The Scottish Fine Soaps Company has  relaunched its website, and given two of its best-selling lines a makeover to celebrate their landmark anniversary. Taking inspiration from contemporary Scottish trends in fashion, art and textiles, the company’s best-selling Au Lait and Sea Kelp collections have been restyled in a … [Read more...]

Halloween at Lush

Lush never fail to deliver, do they!? Hallowe'en at Lush for 2014 sees the arrival of a few new - and amazing- treats. Makes me want to spend the whole of Hallowe'en in the bath - and not dooking for apples in it! Their new Northern Lights bath bomb (£3.35), inspired by The Night Circus book by Erin Morgenstern, creates an illusion of a night sky during the Northern Lights! It creates an array of blue and neon green colours, with popping candy … [Read more...]

Shimmering Skin from Becca

If you want subtle shimmer rather than full on sparkle this Christmas, then the Becca Holiday 2014 Collection is for you. Just launched into Space NK stores, and QVC, it's not really much of a collection in just three pieces, but it is just lovely. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights Kit (£20) is brilliant. One of Becca's hero products, this is the shimmering skin perfector liquid highlighter in three shades, in small sizes, perfect for … [Read more...]

Overnight beauty

The clocks go back this weekend, so that means another hour of beauty sleep! Yay! But no point in that if you don't have the right products, is there? So, here are a few of my favourite nighttime beauty products, from creams to balms, to serums and my favourite foot cream! Photographed by my bed! That's a great tip, to remember to use them, keep them by your bed! I use about three to four night time products. Whilst asleep, beauty products can … [Read more...]

Olay Total Effects Pore Minimiser CC Cream

Here's another recent launch from a brand I'm not that familar with  - Olay. I know, how can you not be familiar with Olay, I hear you cry! Well, of course, I know all about Olay, but I've never used that many of their products. But, after trying out the new Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream, I'm going to be investigating some more products. I really like it! It's another CC Cream, yes, and that means it is an all-in-one anti-ageing … [Read more...]

Nail Decals from Shop Keeki!

I am in LOVE with Instagram. I've discovered all sorts of wonderful clubs, and people, and shops through it, it's definitely my favourite social media forum. It's  on Instagram that I discovered these fab ShopKeeki nail decals. Odd name, yes! But they're so good, and so cheap and so easy to use. The first sets I ordered were obviously cats. This week I have just ordered some cute all over lip print nail decals, and some scary pumpkins for … [Read more...]

Chanel No.5 for Christmas?

Oh, go on then! Who wouldn't love something Chanel No.5 for Christmas? This year they have brought out a few lovely gift items, to go along with that big bottle you're getting of course...! Why is Chanel No.5 so popular. Jacques Polge, Creator of Chanel fragrances, reckons it retains all the mystery of an abstract fragrance, in which no identifiable dominant note stands out from the EIGHTY  - yep, that's EIGHTY, ingredients used in its … [Read more...]