Summer with Miss Sporty

Miss Sporty Insta Glow Bronzer

Teenagers are much more makeup-savvy than I was, back in the 80s, right? Most of them are blogging, or vlogging, with huge followings. But a regular teenager can't spend loads on makeup brands, so what's out there for beauty budgets? How about Miss Sporty? The Coty brand is specifically targeted at makeup beginners, so most likely those younger than teens. The products are decent quality, and the prices are purse-friendly.I love their BFF … [Read more...]

Creme de la Mer’s NEW Reparative Skin Tint

Creme de la Mer's Reparative Skin Tint

Creme de la Mer fans will love the NEW Reparative Skin Tint SPF30. Creme says it is 'far beyond a BB, and light years past a CC'. I'd say it was pretty similar to both of those. It gives you a healthy tint, whilst simultaneously working to repair and protect the look of your skin. I've used this for a few weeks, and there are a couple of things I would say. Don't use it on top of serum and moisturiser - you don't need to, and if you do, it won't … [Read more...]

Boots No7 Summer Collection

Boots no7 summer collection

Summer Collections are coming out thick and fast now, as we wait for the weather to at least pretend it's summer for a full day or two! Boots No7 Summer Collection isn't hugely exciting, I have to admit, but it's very wearable, and if you like muted tones, you will love it. It blends a few bright pops of colour with dusky pinks and plums, but it's just a little bit 'meh' for my liking.  It's not big - just a few nail polishes, an eye trio, and … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes

It's officially time to think about summer. The sun is (sometimes) shining, and Bobbi Brown have launched a gorgeous summer collection - Sandy Nudes. May signals the unofficial start to summer, and I've certainly spent a fair bit of time recently thinking about sandy beaches. Bobbi Brown's Sandy Nudes collection is inspired by shades and textures of sand from beaches around the world - deep bronzes, bleached whites and warm browns. In product … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Bases

Super-seven summer bases...

This week I've gone shopping with my trusty 1980s jelly basket for summer bases. Do you change your foundation in the summer months? You should, if you don't already. Summer means we can get away with something lighter, more of a tinted moisturiser than an actual foundation. You want to let any summer glow shine through, and if you get a holiday tan, you may need a slightlt different shade anyway. I love the range of bases available in the beauty … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2014

estee lauder bronze goddess 2014

As sure as spring follows winter, Bronze Goddess from Estee Lauder comes along every summer! It's back again, and this year's Bronze Goddess 2014 Collection has a few interesting highlights. The collection is, of course, based around the original fragrance, and this year there is the Bronze Goddess Fragrance Collection, which is multi-sensorial, and multi-textural! It comprises the cult-favourite Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche (£47), with a bright … [Read more...]

Summer, YSL style


I really do have an obsession with the sun at the moment - down to the lack of it. I've not been on a beach holiday since 2008, so you can understand whenever I see a swimming pool/beach/tropical location on TV, in a magazine, on the internet, or wherever, I am transported into my dreams of being there.So, when I saw the campaign image for the new YSL collection, I was off on one - oh to be in a fabulous swimsuit, hanging out by a pool in a … [Read more...]

A Stila Summer…


Oh joy, the rain's back! Just in time for the weekend! You'll need to get your sunshine elsewhere this weekend, so how about with the beautiful new summer collection from Stila. I missed this brand when they disappeared for a while. Their products are lovely, good quality and innovative.This sunny collection has a brilliant product at the heart of it, called One Step Illuminate (£24). It's a serum which instantly illuminates, primes and … [Read more...]

Beach ready with Bobbi Brown


The weather outside my window couldn't make me think any less of going to the beach, but I am hopeful that Bobbi Brown's summer collection will transport me to a sunny place in my head at least!The Miami Collection 'recreates the fresh, glowing look you get at the beach,' assure Bobbi. The key products include four new shades of Bobbi's Long-wear Cream Eyeshadow (£17) - Copper, Bronze Sugar, Nude Beach and Candelelight. Blendable and buildable, … [Read more...]

Tom Ford’s Spring Makeup Collection


I had a lovely hour at the Tom Ford counter last week, having the new Spring Collection applied. This Limited Edition collection is the first seasonal addition to the main Tom Ford makeup collection which launched last year.It is beautiful - metallic based, small, and hugely effective on its own, or used in conjunction with various products from the core collection.Designed to achieve the look of sensuous, warm radiance, Tom Ford says: "I … [Read more...]