Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara & Brow Shake Powder

I wonder how many more different mascaras will launch over the years? I have seen so many in the years I've been a beauty writer, I've forgotten half of them! Vibrating mascara wands, layered mascaras, combs instead of wands, silicone, fibres, all sorts... Rimmel has now launched another new mascara - the Volume Shake Mascara - with more new technology involved. It's the first-to-market (that means there may be more of them to come!) Shake-Shake … [Read more...]

12 Gifts of Christmas – Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour

It’s Christmas! Well, almost. So, for 12 days on the blog, I’ll be bringing you 12 Gifts of Christmas –  a delightful dozen that every beauty fan will love! Today, our gift comes from Elizabeth Arden, and includes the iconic Eight Hour Cream. I love this multipurpose beauty balm, full of restorative properties. It soothes my psoriasis better than anything, and it is also a fab lip balm. For Christmas, and all that kissing under the … [Read more...]

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara

So, this is a new one from Rimmel - the first ever eye-awakening mascara! Whatever that is... Well, after my hen day at the weekend, I need anything to keep my eyes open, so I was game to give this a go. The new Wonder'full Wake Me Up Mascara, to give it it's full title, awakens your eyes, delivers clump-free volume, lift and length. It contains Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and cucumber extract to condition. I'm not sure what the … [Read more...]

Boots Advantage Card App

I love an App as much as the next person, so when I was pointed in the direction of the new Boots App, I thought I'd give it a go. It took no time at all to download, and then once you've popped in your Advantage Card number, date of birth and postcode, it comes up with personal offers tailored just to you, and also news and events, and Boots offers of the week. It's a pretty simple interface, and you can shop through the App. However, my recent … [Read more...]

Has your make-up got the X Factor?

I'm no great fan of the X Factor, but I love these images of Diana Vickers who was on the show in 2008 and got to the semi-finals and was probably more noted for her quirky style than her singing. Diana Vickers for Collection 2000 is a collaboration for Autumn Winter, and the fantastic looks were created for Diana by the brand's makeup artist, Athena Skouvakis. “I grew up with Collection 2000 which has always been one of my favourite brands.  I … [Read more...]