Lip Stains and Lip Balms for summer from Clarins and Buxom

I've been trying out two new lip products recently - a stain and a balm, from Clarins and Buxom, respectively. Clarins launched its new Water Lip Stain in May, and Buxom launches its new Power Plump Lip Balm next month. The Clarins Water Lip Stain (£19) is an interesting one. There are a few things I love about it, and some things I'm not so keen on. It's a perfect summer product. It gives you great colour coverage, but in a more summer-friendly … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Hydra-Essentiel Lip and Eye

Clarins added a couple of new products to its Hydra-Essentiel range last month - the Moisturising Reviving Eye Mask, and the Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm. I love the Hydra range from Clarins - it works brilliantly on my dry skin. The range was recently rebooted, and now Clarins is adding more to it. I'm not going to lie - lip balm and eye mask are not my priorities. However, as far as lip balms go, this Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm … [Read more...]

Dior New Lip Glow shades and formulas

Dior launch two new shades of their popular Lip Glow this month - and two new formulas - Matte Glow and Holo Glow. The new shades of Lip Glow include Raspberry and Ultra Pink, and the new formulas come in Matte Pink and Matte Raspberry and the Holo Glow comes in shades of pink/purple tones. Dior Lip Glow was launched in 2009, as a colour reviver - colour makeup with the comfort of a balm. Dior Lip Glow is a lip balm and so much more. … [Read more...]

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector new shades

Clarins launch two new shades of their Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector for spring... at the end of this month. Yes, the spring collections are almost here, and this is the first to land on my desk for 2018. Yes, okay, it's not a collection as such, but spring is in the name! These two new shades are universally flattering,and will illuminate your lips with a wash of sheer colour. Choose from Hot Pink or Plum. Clarins give you two new … [Read more...]

Winter Lip care

Brrr! It's cold out there. The winter weather plays havoc with our skin, and our lips. Hands up who gets chapped lips this time of year? That'll be down to the heating, then the cold, etc, etc, and it is a horrible, uncomfortable condition. So, you need to prevent it, and look after them with just a simple routine - use a lip scrub and a bit of lip balm. Try a lip mask, even. And don't OD on the lip balm - sometimes constantly using it doesn't … [Read more...]

Which Lulu (Vaseline) Girl Are You?

Love Lulu Guinness? Vaseline fan? The the LULUxVASELINE collab is right up your street! But which Lulu girl are you? Violet, Lily, or Poppy? This mini collection has three products - Lily Doll Face Hand Cream (£3.65), Violet Doll Face Original Lip Therapy Tin (£2.99), and Poppy Doll Face Tinted Lip Therapy Tin (£2.99) - a red lip tint.   L O V E 💖 this Lulu Guinness x Vaseline collaboration. Cute tins and a hand cream. … [Read more...]

Clarins Tender Moments for Mother’s Day

Clarins launch this really cute, loving little collection just in time for Mother's Day. So, show your mum how much you love her, with something from the Tender Moments collection. And it's good! Well, the blusher is anyway. The Skin Illusion Blush (£16) comes in three shades, and is so easy to use. I have not stopped since receiving this collection from the press office a few weeks ago. My favourite shade for now is the Luminous Pink. It's … [Read more...]

Perfect Lips with Alpha H

Done a lot of kissing over Valentine's weekend?! Then your lips might need a little TLC. So, the launch of Alpha H's new Absolute Lip Perfector is perfect timing! Launched just last month, this little tube of lip balm is more than just a lip balm. It's a multi-tasking lip treatment–a combined balm and serum–infused with peppermint and wild mint. It contains honeycomb extract to nourish and condition, Zin Oxide to reduce irritation and … [Read more...]

Lovely Lip Balms

Lip balms aren't really my friend. I really hate watching people jab their finger in a pot and swirl it over their lips, again, and again, and again. However, I do have to use lip balm from time to time, and particularly when the colder weather starts to kick in. No-one wants chapped lips. But..I'm not stabbing my finger into a pot! Nope, this autumn I will be using one of the lovely new Couvent des Minimes Smile Lip Balms. These little tubes of … [Read more...]

Stocking Filler of the Week – Festive lip balms!

So, in the run-up to Christmas, I will be bringing you my Stocking Filler of the Week  in place of my Beauty Bargain. This week it’s from Marks and Spencer. How cute are these festive character lip balms from Marks and Spencer? And at just £2.50 you can grab all three if you like, or buy one for all your friends! They have the cutest little moving eyes. Perfect for popping into someone's stocking as a little extra, adding to a Secret Santa, or … [Read more...]