Dr Weil for Origins Micellar Cleanser

Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Micellar Cleanser

ALL beauty fans will be aware of Micellar Cleansers. They've become a bit of a cult beauty product in the last few years, since making their way out of the backstage areas, and into the limelight - and the posts of many beauty bloggers.Now, Origins have joined the party with their Dr Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin-Relief Micellar Cleanser, which has recently launched.We've all read the buzz about 'double cleansing' and a Micellar … [Read more...]

New brands at M&S beauty for 2016

New brands at M&S beauty

Marks & Spencer Beauty has been a big hit, and this year seems more brands launch into M&S beauty halls across the country, and even more online. Josh Wood, Coriolis, Pulsaderm, Micro Pedi/Nail, Amerliorate, Magnitone, Eyeko, LGFB Make up brushes, Fillerina, and Alpha H are all new to M&S.So, who are these brands - let's find out. AMELIORATE – available in store and online now,  with prices from £12.50, this brand was formulated … [Read more...]

Clinique’s Pretty Easy Palettes

Clinique's Pretty Easy Eye Palette

Clinique launches three new palettes last month, which are perfect festive gifts for the Clinique fans you know. The Pretty Easy Brow Palette, Pretty Easy Eye Palette, and Pretty Easy Lip Palette all contain all the Clinique products you need for the beauty task in hand. The Pretty Easy Eye Palette (£35) includes eight eyeshadows, and two of Clinique's Skinny Stick eyeliners to create endless eye looks. The Skinny Sticks are in Slimming Black … [Read more...]

Glitter Nails from L’Oreal and Mavala

Glitter Nails for Christmas Mavala and L'Oreal

It's December - and that means you can officially wear glitter anytime, anywhere! The festive season isn't complete without a little bit of sparkle, and there's nothing prettier than glittery, sparkly nails. I've been using two cute little top coats/polishes of late, from L'Oreal and Mavala. The reason I like them is simple - they're both under a fiver. And they're both very good quality for that price.The Mavala 'Glamour Collection' … [Read more...]

Niche Beauty Bits ‘n’ Bobs

Prevasore Lip Care

I get a lot of brands on my desk that I have never heard of before. Many are new, some just new to me. In the last couple of weeks I've been having a look at products from four brands that I'm not familiar with. A change is as good as a rest, my mum always says, so why not?! First up is Prevasore (£6.95, prevasore.co.uk), a lip treatment which targets not only dry and chapped lips, but those pesky cold sores. The HSV-1 virus is one of the most … [Read more...]

Urban Decay/Danielle Roberts Masterclass Edinburgh

Urban Decay at The Roxburghe

Urban Decay make great makeup - keep tuned this week for a few fantastic palette reviews - but sometimes their products can be a little bit overwhelming. However, here's an event in Edinburgh that could help you with your makeup artistry skills. In partnership with Urban Decay and Debenhams, The Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square is hosting an exclusive make-up master class and pamper evening, next Tuesday, November … [Read more...]

Take Two – Multi-purpose beauty oils

Multi-purpose beauty oils Creme de la Mer and Neom

There are literally hundreds of oils on the beauty market these days. As well as the classic body oils, and treatment oils that we've had for years, the beauty world has fully embraced facial oils in recent years, as well as hair oils that aren't just those heattheminwaterandthenapply hair oils that I remember from the 1990s. Dry oils revolutionised body oils - all the oil benefits, none of the oily mess. But now, we've gone one step further, … [Read more...]

Chanel Christmas – Rouge Noir Absolument

Chanel Christmas Creation Exclusive Signe Particulier

Chanel's Christmas makeup collection for 2015 celebrates one of their most talked about products, Le Vernis Rouge Noir. Who would have thought a simple nail colour could spark an industry revolution!? But that's exactly what that famous red/black polish, Rouge Noir did, when it launched back in 1995. Yes, that's right, it's 20 years old, and I officially feel ANCIENT! For much more on this iconic shade that made us all fall in love with nails … [Read more...]

Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum for Men

Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum for Men

I don't know about you, but my other half has been known to pilfer my beauty products when he can. Many men want to use products, but can't seem to be bothered getting their own. Well, now it's time to get your own back. Buy him the new Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum for Men...and use it yourself!I have it on good authority that this serum is fantastic, maybe even too good for the guys.It's an ultra-potent treatment that helps … [Read more...]

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate

Feeling tired? Skin looking tired? You're not alone. According to Kiehl's, in a recent survey of 1800 women in the USA, aged 35 and older, when asked 'how many years older do you look due to skin fatigue?', the average response was 5.4 years older. So, tired-looking skin is a definite beauty concern, agreed? And no wonder. Every day your poor skin is defending itself from attack by environmental aggressors and stress. Is it any wonder it looks a … [Read more...]