bareMinerals launch the Poreless Collection

Here's another brand launching a new line perfect for Veganuary. bareMinerals launches its Poreless Collection - three products designed to help reduce the appearance of pores. It's a three-step skincare routine - so each product works in tandem with each other. It's not aimed at any particular age or skin type, it works for everyone, and it is powered by natural ingredients. Free of harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives, the … [Read more...]

Lush launch new Ultraplant Cleanser

It's Veganuary, and Lush has launched a new cleanser called Ultraplant - with the hashtag #TryVegan. The brand states this is its most luxurious, cold cream facial cleanser yet, and if you want to treat yourself, and the planet, then give it a go. It is a pretty innovative product  - a vegan blend, completely plant-based, self-preserving, and uses just six ethically-sourced natural ingredients - organic jojoba oil, orange blossom water, … [Read more...]

New Eyeliners from LUSH and Huda Beauty

These two new eyeliners couldn't really be more different. I'm not sure many fans of HUDA Beauty, or Huda Kattan herself, would rush to LUSH, and vice-versa. But I was sent them both around the same time to try, so here they are. In fact, here they are together in this first picture - and I'm a fan of both. But let's look at them in more detail, shall we?! First up, the gorgeous LUSH liners. Newly formulated, these little glass bottles of … [Read more...]

On-Trend Beauty with 5pm Deals

There is always a new trend in the beauty world. From treatments, to products, to hair colours, and nail techniques, it's hard to keep up with the latest must-have looks and beauty styles. In terms of ingredients, the latest to hit the top of the on-trend list is Cica, or Tiger Grass, or Centella Asiatica. Grown on the island of Madagascar, it's a medicinal herb, and is called Tiger Grass because Tigers apparently love to roll in it to heal … [Read more...]

Vegan beauty in Veganuary

Veganuary! It's everywhere - even here! Yes, there are loads of vegan beauty products out there. Probably loads more than you'd even think - but why would beauty products have loads of animal product in them?! Anyway, I've been bombared with Veganuary press releases since, ooh, way back in October, maybe. So, I've picked a few vegan beauty products to share with you here. Nourish London's KALE 3D Cleanse (£25, deeply … [Read more...]

Vegan Body Yoghurt from The Body Shop

The Body Shop launch a new range of body moisturisers this month - Body Yoghurts. And they're 100 per cent vegan. Let's be honest, body moisturising is a pain, agreed? According to research 35 per cent of women in the UK don't use a body moisturiser - because it takes too long to apply. So, these new fast-absorbing Body Yoghurts take just 15 seconds to absorb in to your skin. They also come in gorgeous tubs - who doesn't love scooping the … [Read more...]

Veganuary beauty

Yes, I know, every time I mention the word 'Veganuary' my husband's face contorts. It's fair to say annoys him,  this constant marketing of months! But it is what it is, and if you are going vegan for January you might want to extend it to your beauty regime. This new  brand - Utopia - is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare range. I've not tried it, I'll let you know that now. There's been a hold up on samples. On first impression from the images, … [Read more...]

Tara Smith haircare at M&S

There I was in Glasgow's Rogano a few Monday nights back, enjoying a glass of champagne, when who should I bump into but an old friend, who was having a late night drink with Tara Smith. Tara Smith of the vegan haircare range which has just launched into Marks and Spencer Your Beauty halls in Scotland. 'You need some Shine On on that hair,' shouted Tara from across the bar, and went to on to tell me (a few times) that her products are 'tested … [Read more...]