Let It Glow!

LET IT GLOW! It's the festive season, so definitely time to crack out the highlighter with the bubbly, and get a glow to rival any angel's halo! Highlighting is BIG beauty news - and it's all about the glow, with an added little bit of sparkle, at this time of year. So, we've had a look at some of the best highlighters out there, in all formulas, and picked six of the best. 1. No7 Skin Illuminator, £12.50, Boots  This comes in Nude or Bronze, … [Read more...]

Get Insta-ready with Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Filter Collection

Hands up who doesn't love a filter on a photo pre Insta-posting? I don't believe you! We all do it, well, I know I do! But maybe we'd need less filtering if we were using products from Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Filter Collection? She's not daft that Charlotte, tapping right in to the zeitgeist with a couple of new products that will make you insta-ready before you decide whether Clarendon or Lark shows you off in a better light! Pretty Youth … [Read more...]

Blush and Highlight with Benefit and Bare Minerals

Two new blush/highlighters landed on my desk recently - Benefit's Gold Rush Blush, and Bare Minerals' Crystalline Glow Bronzer and Highlighter Palette. Blushing and highlighting is big news this summer. Bare Minerals' new palette does it all. It's a limited edition, three-shade palette that will add a gorgeous glow. Inspired by the light reflection and refraction of crystals, it contains a trio of rose gold hues. Each powder contains … [Read more...]

Peachy Keen Too Faced Collection

Too Faced's Sweet as Peach collection is cute - and if you like scented cosmetics, then it's definitely for you. I find the scent a little bit cloying, but I adore the packaging. The Creamy Lip Oil Lip Gloss (£16) comes in eight shades, with fab names like Papa Don't Peach. I love that one. I've tried Peach Tease, Peach, Please! and Peach Fuzz. If it's bold colour you want, these are not for you, but they are really hydrating and creamy, and … [Read more...]

NEW M&S Limited Collection beauty bits

New year, new makeup! It's time to give your makeup bag an overhaul and get rid of all those bits and pieces you don't use, and invest in some new products. M&S Limited Collection release a few new products this month - key items that you should have in your bag. First up, a brow palette. I know how messy those can get, so invest in a new one. This all-in-one kit, the Step by Step Brow Kit (£8) contains three powders, in  Light, Medium and … [Read more...]

Illuminate your skin for the New Year!

If you're heading out on Hogmanay, chances are you're going to feel a little bit under the weather on the first day of the New Year - and that means your skin will be a little lacklustre and tired too. The hangover, I can't help with (though I do think a fry up and some full fat Coca Cola helps!). The tired skin? I can help with that. Illuminate, illuminate, illuminate. Make sure you have at least one of these beauties in your arsenal … [Read more...]

Shimmering Skin from Becca

If you want subtle shimmer rather than full on sparkle this Christmas, then the Becca Holiday 2014 Collection is for you. Just launched into Space NK stores, and QVC, it's not really much of a collection in just three pieces, but it is just lovely. The Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights Kit (£20) is brilliant. One of Becca's hero products, this is the shimmering skin perfector liquid highlighter in three shades, in small sizes, perfect for … [Read more...]

BeneFit’s Little Sunbeam

Urgh! The rain is back. I am becoming obsessed with the weather. I think I might have severe Vitamin D deficiency or something! I seem to be gravitating towards any products with a sun theme, or which promise a 'sunny glow'. Here's another one, the beautifully named, Sunbeam, by BeneFit. It's their latest highlighter, and they're calling it' sunshine in a bottle'. Can I drink it?! (Seriously though, don't do that, it would not be good!) It is a … [Read more...]

Light Up Your Beauty Routine!

I don't know about you, but when I was a teenager I desperately wanted one of those dressing-room mirrors with the lights round them you see movie stars sitting in front of, or actors peering into, trying to remember their lines before going on stage. So, its no surprise that I am in love with the NEW CID iBlush (£24) which actually has lights on the compact - this gorgeous blusher/highlighter duo is the latest addition to the 'light-up' range … [Read more...]