Barry M Helps You Maintain That Summer Glow

It's been a funny old summer - rain one minute, sunshine the next. And repeat. But it is almost September, so autumn will soon be on us. However, the lovely people at Barry M have created a couple of products to help you maintain that summer glow - and they won't break the bank. First up, the Crystal Potion Shimmer Body Oil. This stuff will give you that all-over radiance you feel when you're on holiday in the sun. It contains coconut oil and … [Read more...]

Sunny Summer Beauty

Are you in a summer state of mind? I can't help drifting constantly to the beach in my mind, which is a nightmare, as I won't be heading there until at least August! This time of year is when we all start craving our sunny summer holidays, and who isn't keeping everything crossed that we get the summer weather we had last year? So, to keep things sunny, here are six sunny beauty buys that will at least have you feeling the summer vibes, even if … [Read more...]

Get an Extra New Year Glow with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown launches it's first collection of 2018 this month, and it's all about creating fresh, glowing, radiant skin. The Extra Glow collection is a small collection of products, the perfect mix of skincare and colour, and features the ever-popular Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm (£44.50) in new radiance-boosting shades. This lovely balm illuminates skin and helps you to look fresh, adding a burst of hydration to your skin along with … [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...]

Drops of Light from The Body Shop

Radiance. There's a beauty buzzword if there ever was one. We're always looking for radiance in our skin. Or luminosity. Brightness. Glow. You get the idea, right? The Body Shop have a complete skin-brightening regime, with their NEW Drops of Light™ Pure Healthy Brightening Range. It's suitable for sensitive skin, and there are four products to use in total - Clarifying Foam Wash, Pure Translucency Essence Lotion, Pure Healthy Brightening … [Read more...]

Turnaround, with Clinique

Whenever I read or write about Clinique's Turnaround range, Bonnie Tyler's classic 80s hit, Total Eclipse of the Heart comes into my mind... Bonnie sang 'turn around, bright eyes', but lovers of this range might sing 'Turnaround, bright skin' because that's effectively what it does. it turns your dull skin around, bringing back the radiance we all desire. There are now five products in the range, with the very recent addition of two new products … [Read more...]

Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation Review

The Eve Lom Radiance Lift Foundation was launched back in February. I was sent some to review, and I am finally getting round to trialling this foundation. The price tag of £50 a bottle put me off a bit - although it's not the most expensive foundation I have ever used, that accolade goes to Sisley, remember this? Still, at £50, its a real beauty investment - but I do think if you are going to splash out, then do it on skincare or base products. … [Read more...]

Origins GinZing Scrub Cleanser

It's all about lacklustre skin, skin brightening, and radiance in the beauty world at the moment it seems! Here's another product I've been trying out, to get that 'glow' back to my complexion. (I should be shining like a beacon by the time I've tried all of these products!) Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser is a two-in-one facial product which cleanses AND exfoliates, helping get rid of those dead skin cells which lead to that dull, … [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...]