Neuro Tools from Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell have recently launched a whole new range of styling tools - including straighteners which I have been trialling for a while now. The new Neuro range are cutting edge in hair technology, if you will pardon the pun! The range includes a Dryer, Straighteners, Rod and Cone tongs, and traditional curling tongs. I've been using the Straighteners - or to give them their real name - the Neuro Smooth. When I first picked them up, I was … [Read more...]

Darphin’s Vitalskin

Last week I was treated to a Darphin facial featuring one of their latest products , Vitalskin Relumping Energic Cream. More on the facial later, but first let's look at the product. Darphin research shows that, like your body, your skin has a metabolism that slows over time. That's not rocket science is it? We all know that ageing, and wrinkles in particular, are caused by the slowing down of collagen production. Collagen gives our skin that … [Read more...]

Brazilian Beauty!

The World Cup starts tonight in Brazil, in case you have been under a rock recently and don't know this! We've all gone Brazilian bonkers, it seems, so we thought we'd jump on the bandwagon and bring you a few bits and bobs of true Brazilian beauty. I've had a little look about the beauty world and come up with a few Brazilian products for you to choose from. Perfect way to embrace the Brazilian trend this summer - but without having to involve … [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...]

Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight

My teenage self would have given the world for Aveda's latest addition to their Smooth Infusion range! Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight is an amazing new miracle cream that turns naturally curly hair into naturally straight hair. Okay, it doesn't do it permanently, but it does do it for a few days at a time, and that's good enough for me! Naturally curly hair can be lovely, but it can also be a real pest. If we naturally curly-haired … [Read more...]

Clinique launch Soft Matte Lipsticks

It's a colourful Friday in this office! First up we had Bobbi's new nails and bright lip colours, now it's Clinique's turn with these brilliant Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipsticks. I've had my hands on one of these for weeks now, and every time I use it I realise how good it is. This is Clinique remember. They're not exactly renowned for their bright, bold colours, but they have excelled themselves here. But it's about more than the colour with … [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...]