Aveda Shampure Bodycare

More Aveda, this time a really exciting new range with that familiar 'Aveda smell'. Do you know the 'Aveda smell'? You will if you have ever walked past a counter, or a salon, or used their Shampure range. A potent elixir of 25 pure flower and plant essences, it's instantly recognisable as Aveda. It was formulated in 1989 in an Aveda Botanical Aroma Lab using Aromaology - a science that is unique to Aveda. To celebrate the 25th year of this … [Read more...]

Get into the World Cup spirit – with a tan!

The World Cup starts next Thursday in Brazil, but you don't have to be into football to be inspired by the country. From TV documentaries, to Havaianas flip-flops, Brazil is in the headlines at the moment, and looks like staying there for most of the summer. Famous for its beaches, it's thong bikinis, and gorgeous tanned bodies, it's a paradise holiday we can only dream about. Not likely to get a Brazilian style tan after a weekend at Largs, are … [Read more...]

Stress- Fix Body Creme from Aveda

I love a big pot of  body cream that I can get my hands into, and use far too much of, don't you? Aveda have added a Body Creme to their Stress Fix line. The Aveda Stress Fix range now comprises Bath Salts, a rollerball, a Body Lotion, and this gorgeous, moreish cream. Did you know that the number of people suffering from stress is reaching epidemic proportions? Studies have shown that 44% of adults in developed global markets reprt  adverse … [Read more...]

Pure Lochside Best Sellers kits

If you're not familiar with Pure Lochside, then here's the lowdown - they're a luxury Scottish skincare brand, organic-rich, created by aromatherapist Fiona Tutte, and inspired by her experience creating bespoke oils for clients in her private practice. Fiona received incredible feedback on an anti-inflammatory blend she developed to ease arthritic pain, and this soothing blend formed the basis of the first Pure Lochside product Calm and Soothe … [Read more...]

Origins Modern Friction Instant Brightening Pads

I love Origins Modern Friction facial and body exfoliators, so I was excited to try these new Modern Friction Instant Brightening Pads - but, beware - do not overdo usage of this product! I used these twice last week and my forehead reacted in a pretty insane way - my skin was dry and peeling when I woke up the day after the second time of using them! I think I used them twice too near each use. Either that or my skin does not like this new … [Read more...]

NEW Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser

All the BB, CC, and DD creams sending you a bit Zzzzz?! Fear not, Clarins are bringing it back to basics with their new HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer SPF15. Actually, it's not that basic a product, but you get my drift! This new addition to the HydraQuench range - my absolute favourite skincare - is brilliant. There are a few issues - more on those later - but generally, I love this product already. It gives moisturisation, gorgeous lightweight … [Read more...]

Korres at Tesco Beauty

Who remembers the Korres shop in Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries. I recall the launch night of the Greek brand's stand-alone store - must have been about nine years ago now, maybe? Sadly, it didn't last long, and Korres seemed to diappear from my radar, save from seeing it in a few local chemists. The good news for Korres fans is that is it now being stocked in Tesco! It's the latest luxury beauty brand to join Tesco's premium beauty range (which … [Read more...]