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...]

Get yourself a Love island Look

Love Island is back on our screens next month - don't pretend you'll not be watching! It's TV-crack, and we love it. Superdrug has launched a range of Love Island beauty goodies - including glittery sprays, bronzers, tans, and more, available at the end of May. And it got us thinking about holidays, and far flung islands, and getting ourselves ready for our own version of Love Island. So, what do you need for holiday prep? Body … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Essentials – Part 2

It's summer (the least said about the last weekend the better!) - and that means you need to add some summer beauty essentials to your beauty haul - home or abroad. I need my 20kg luggage allowance for beauty products alone - I am a holiday product junkie. So here are loads of my favourites for you to choose from - probably don't need ALL of these, but, well... Your hair and body will never look better in the summer - trust … [Read more...]

Escape with Estee Lauder Companies…

Hello Beautiful Escape! This is such a cute little buy from Estee Lauder Companies, featuring many  of their top brands, perfect for a summer escape! Housed in a cute tropical print makeup bag, there are products worth £73, and the whole thing will set you back just £25. How fab is that? It's a great way to get familiar with brands you might not know, and there are a few little gems in there. The Beautiful Escape Edition includes the … [Read more...]

Origins GinZing SPF40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer

Origins are a great brand - they have ranges to suit all skin types, and I defy you not to find a product you love once you start trying them. The GinZing range is for all skin types, and focuses on brightening, and refreshing the skin, and is perfect for younger Origins fans too. The latest addition to the range is the GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturiser. It turns up the skin’s radiance, combats dullness and protects with that … [Read more...]

Paul & Joe Summer 2017 Collection

Paul & Joe make adorable cosmetics! These lovely pieces from their Summer 2017 Collection are so cute, and totally collectable. How could you ever use them?! Well, okay, I think I could use this lovely new Beaute Gel Blush (£19). It's an 80% water-rich formula, which delivers a dewy glow to skin, creating a luminous, cooling application. It helps with tonal and textural unevenness and resists perspiration, helping your blush stay in place in … [Read more...]

By Terry’s Tropical Sunset

Here's another 'totally tropical' beauty offering for 2017 - this time from By Terry, who give us a 'Tropical Sunset' They also give us one of the loveliest palettes I have seen for a while - and actually there are two to choose from. The Sun Designer Palette (£65) has six gorgeous shades in it of blusher, bronzer and highlighter. The Tropical Sunset palette is a harmony of burning coral, golden saffron, and vibrant fuchsia, which fuse … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is here! For a few days at least, so get those summer beauty essentials bought! You might need them again this year, and we should all be changing up our beauty routine in the summer months anyway. For Face, Body and Hair, there are loads of fab products you should try - these are just some of my favourite. HAIR Your hair should change in the summer, certainly when on holiday at least. Let is go free! Embrace the curl, leave the … [Read more...]

Pinita Coladas with The Body Shop

Who doesn't love a Pina Colada in the sunshine?! Pineapple and coconut with a dash of lime is a totally tropical taste sensation, and The Body Shop have channeled that very thing into their Pinita Colada body range which is just perfect for summer beauty. The Special Edition Piñita Colada range is bursting with fresh fruitiness, and will whisk you off to white beaches with tropical palm trees and gorgeous sunsets the minute you open the bottle … [Read more...]

Go Totally Tropical with Bourjois

Bourjois's summer collection is everything I want from fun summer makeup. The Totally Tropical collection is on-rend, with anything and everything tropical being huge this summer (even more than usual, because aren't flamingos and palm trees pretty perennial in summer trends, anyway!?). It consists of just a few products, all of them fun, and in this instance all of them pretty handy for any type of holiday from clubbing on Ibiza, … [Read more...]