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...]

Beauty-full Breakfast!

I've been at a few beauty breakfasts in my career as a beauty journalist, but never had actual beauty products for breakfast! Okay, not that I am actually going to eat these new Kellogg's beauty products, but you get the idea! From Mad Beauty, and available at Tesco, these three sets are so kitsch and cute, agreed? Choose from the Vintage Milk Bath Duo Set (£7),  Ultimate Pamper Set Retro Gift (£10) and Kellogg's Vintage Toast & Jam Set … [Read more...]

Beauty News with Olay, Jo Malone, M&S & Bourjois

So much beauty news comes into my inbox each week, so I thought I'd condense some of it here into a little Beauty News round-up! * Katie Holmes was the face of Bobbi Brown, and I'm not sure if she still is or not - I don't think so, considering she is now the very first Global Brand Ambassador of Olay. Phew, she gets about a bit in the beauty world, no? What does that title mean? Well, in her role she will represent the Olay global brand … [Read more...]

Beauty Advent from Jo Malone and Boots No7

Whilst I was on the subject of Christmas, with the Benefit Advent Calendar,  I thought I might as well mention another couple of beauty-full advent calendars on their way soon - at opposite ends of the price spectrum. First up, Jo Malone's AMAZING Advent Calendar, which launches on November 10th, and is £250! Wow. It does, however, contain 24 fantastic Jo Malone goodies, from refined Colognes to rich and nourishing Body Crèmes, perfect for … [Read more...]

Holly Fulton at Elizabeth Arden

I'm a sucker for beauty Gifts with Purchase (GWP) - always have been. I have a ridiculous amount of makeup bags in my house, as well as unused sample sizes of countless products. There's something childlike about getting a FREE bag full of stuff when you buy something else - it's like an extra birthday present. This month, Elizabeth Arden has again teamed up with fabulous - and Scottish - womenswear and accessories designer, Holly Fulton, to … [Read more...]