Estee Lauder New Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil

So, this is another launch that isn't a brand new product, but an upgraded, improved version. Estee Lauder have just made their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil a lot better. Which is great. But how have they made it better? Well, it's the same popular formula, with some added extras. It now includes a water-resistant claim, an improved silicone smudge tip, and an updated collection of shades. It's a very creamy eye pencil, yet it sets … [Read more...]

Clarins new Everlasting Foundation + SPF15

A new foundation for a new year! And a proper foundation. I am a bit of a BB or tinted moisturiser fan, but sometimes, in the winter in particular, I want something with more coverage.  I've had a few breakouts of late, and I am not feeling so skin-confident as I am sometimes, so I felt the need for a proper foundation. Clarins has reinforced the formula of its best-selling long-hold foundation to deliver better results, and flawless … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes

After all the glitter and sparkle of the festive season it's time to pare back that makeup and embrace a nude look. Bobbi Brown's latest collection is the Illuminating Nudes Collection. It's more of a look, than a new collection, with just one brand new product, and a few new shades of other favourites. It's all about how to create an effortlessly pulled together look, that will give you flawless, healthy looking skin, with well-defined brows, a … [Read more...]

New from Rimmel

Rimmel London have three new products launching at the end of the month - look out for them, they're all goodies. First up is their latest mascara -Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length Mascara (£6.99). Rimmel mascaras are great value for money and this is no exception. It has a brush that is a new one on me, with two completely different sides. The arched side of the applicator has tiny, two-pronged bristles to deliver the volume, and the … [Read more...]

My 2014 Beauty Favourites

Hundreds of products go through my hands every year in this job. I don't blog about them all, I don't love them all. Some I like, some I really don't; some work for me, and not for others, and then there are those I love! People always ask me what my favourite products are, and although I do have  small core number of musthaves, what I use does change from month to month, depending on new launches. So, I have had a wee look back over the year, … [Read more...]

Nanette Lepore for Origins GWP

Nanette Lepore is an American fashion designer who has teamed up with Origins to create a cute little cosmetic bag which is free at counters just now, with purchases £50 and more. Nanette is known for her vibrant colours and feminine prints reminiscent of cultures around the world. She loves travelling, and discovering local customs, taking her inspiration from the earth, so is the perfect partner for Origins, agreed? The Nanette Lepore for … [Read more...]

Perfume for Christmas?

It's maybe not the most original gift to give or receive, but who doesn't love a new fragrance? I definitely do, so, for your pleasure- and mine - I've been expertly sniffing a few of late that you may want to buy for someone special (or yourself!) for Christmas. Fist up the DKNY Be Delicious Sparking Apple Limited Edition Collection, three gorgeous new takes on the Delicious fragrance, in the cutest of packaging. Sequin patterned boxes reveal … [Read more...]

Eyelure at Marks and Spencer

Eyelure are another brand now available at the ever-expanding Marks and Spencer Your Beauty. Eyelure repackaged and revamped their products recently, and the packaging is great. It has an almost masculine vibe to it, don't you think? A sort of vintage, apothecary style. But what of the products? Well, there are loads, and they're all pretty good. I've just tried out the Eyelure Permanent Tint for Brows (£9.95), which was something new for me - … [Read more...]

Grow Gorgeous Hair!

Grow Gorgeous haircare products are new to me - and I like them! Cute packaging, and revolutionary products, I'm impressed with this range which is, as they say, 'cutesie, but full of science'. The Grow Gorgeous 11-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner (£17.99) acts as a shampoo and conditioner, claiming to do all of these things: deep cleanse, deep condition, hydrate hair and scalp, add lustre, add shine, reduce frizz, soften hair, offer lasting … [Read more...]

Body Scrubs for winter skin

Time to slough off those dead skin cells, and get that body  ready for winter parties! Winter is NOT an excuse to neglect your bodycare routine! Just because your legs are, for the most part, under trousers or thick tights, doesn't mean you can relax on the hair removal! And, as your skin dries out in the winter, thanks to heating and cold weather, the need for body exfoliation is high. So, here are six super body scrubs, perfect for getting rid … [Read more...]