All the fake tans!

Okay, that's not strictly true, of course, because there are loads of fake tans out there. We all know the salon brands, St Tropez and Fake Bake, of course. They have great reputations and there is a reason for their popularity. But what about other fake tans out there - and all  the different formulas and formats! Creams, lotions, mousses, liquids, sprays. Wash off, gradual, one-hour, regular, face, body. It's a massive market - we all love to … [Read more...]

The Body Shop Sorbets Face and Body

Earlier this week, I was enthusing about gel products - today it's more of the same, with these excellent new sorbet products from The Body Shop. First up is Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet, a gorgeous cooling skincare treat. on. Refreshingly cool, with a velvety soft texture and deep hydration, it's a perfect summer moisturiser. It contains something called "Aqua Sphere technology"  – microscopic moisture spheres that act like tiny reservoirs and … [Read more...]

Origins and Indeed Labs Gel Beauty

I've been trying out a couple of new gel prodiucts over the weekend. The first is an innovative moisturiser from Indeed Labs (the brand behind the successful Nanoblur, which I blogged about the other year)  Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (£24.99, Boots) is a little pot of moisturising gel which you simply pump up when you want to use it. It has all sorts of science behind it - containing things like PatcH2O - a micron network moisture complex, and … [Read more...]

Don’t Step on a Bee Day beauty!

Today is National Don't Step on a Bee Day. Who does that anyway? Shame on you! I love bees, and we should all embrace these colourful buzzy creatures. The recent press surrounding the 'Bee Crisis’ has been hard to ignore. Bees are essential to life. Did you know that without the tireless work of our little buzzy friends, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables? And, bees provide all sorts of great things for beauty … [Read more...]

Festival Survival Beauty!

It's T in the Park this weekend, and, if you are heading for the last ever T at Balado, before they move to their new home, then here are a few essentials you should take with you. Warning! This is not a beauty feature about all-in-one makeup products, lovely lipsticks, or festival ready beauty balms (well, okay, except one). This is about a few festival essentials that you might not normally speak about. Yes, deodorants, feminine freshness and … [Read more...]

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Cream QVC launch

Elemis  launch their Frangipani Monoi Body Cream to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their multi-award winning Frangipani Monoi range in August.  absolutely love this range-  the scent is amazing, and the  Body Oil is an amazing three in one product, perfect for holidays, it nourishes your body, hair and nails. The new Frangipani Monoi Body Cream showcases a limited edition design that pays homage to the beautiful frangipani flower. The cream … [Read more...]

Garnier Funshine! Weatherproof Your Beauty Routine

The weather is being classically British at the moment - bright sunshine one minute, rain the next, then overcast and cloudy. Lovely! But Garnier are having some #GarnierFunshine despite this, with products for every type of weather! I'm having a BBQ this weekend, so please let's have some sun! I have drawn some very bad weather icons in this post too - enjoy! If the weather forecast is overcast, then don't think your skin is safe - damage can … [Read more...]

Fake Freckles from TopShop

I'm not entirely sure about this latest beauty trend - fake freckles! It's not the first time I've heard of it, and I am sure for catwalk shows, if the look requires freckled faces, then it can look great. But are you really going to pencil on some freckles and go out like that? TopShop think so and have launched their Freckle Pencil, to allow you to do just that. Use for playful, sophisticated, seductive and fun-loving looks. Adorn your … [Read more...]

Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation Review

The Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation was launched back in February. I was sent some to review, and I am finally getting round to trialling this foundation. The price tag of £50 a bottle put me off a bit - although it's not the most expensive foundation I have ever used, that accolade goes to Sisley, remember this? Still, at £50, its a real beauty investment - but I do think if you are going to splash out, then do it on skincare or base products. … [Read more...]

Glasgow’s Miles Better… For Your Skin

A survey by beauty brand Simple exploring the negative impact that living in a city has on our skin has revealed Glasgow as the UK's most skin-friendly city. The stress levels of 1100 women living in the UK's busiest cities were monitored over a 12-month period to develop this 'City Skin Scale'. Three factors were taken into account - three aggressors on skin - pollution, stress levels and the sun. And, before we get too cocky, if we flip this … [Read more...]