NEW M&S Limited Collection beauty bits

New year, new makeup! It's time to give your makeup bag an overhaul and get rid of all those bits and pieces you don't use, and invest in some new products. M&S Limited Collection release a few new products this month - key items that you should have in your bag. First up, a brow palette. I know how messy those can get, so invest in a new one. This all-in-one kit, the Step by Step Brow Kit (£8) contains three powders, in  Light, Medium and … [Read more...]

Madame La La Bronzing Ball

I do love a multi-tasking beauty product, so I've been enjoying giving myself a bit of a winter glow with this fab Madame LA LA Bronzing Ball. Madame LA LA are an indie British beauty brand, inspired by LA. This is no ordinary bronzer either. As well as being in a half sphere, so you can just apply directly, this bronzer has all sorts of skincare benefits, thanks to Coco water, Caffeine, and Bee venom. It's good for lips, cheeks and eyes, … [Read more...]

Benefit Hoola’s New Family!

Benefit's Hoola Bronzing Powder has been the best-selling bronzer in the UK for the last seven years. So, it's no surprise they've decided to add to the Hoola family, with three fab new products. At the end of the month, Benefit launch Hoola Zero Tanlines, Hoola Dew the Hoola, and a Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush. The Zero Tanlines is hands-down my favourite, I love it. I am not a fake tan fan, but I do love a wash-off instant tan, … [Read more...]

All the fake tans!

Okay, that's not strictly true, of course, because there are loads of fake tans out there. We all know the salon brands, St Tropez and Fake Bake, of course. They have great reputations and there is a reason for their popularity. But what about other fake tans out there - and all  the different formulas and formats! Creams, lotions, mousses, liquids, sprays. Wash off, gradual, one-hour, regular, face, body. It's a massive market - we all love to … [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...]

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...]

Super Size Your Bronzer!

Some of you may wear bronzer all year round, but for those of us who don't, using it can strike fear into us, even if we are the biggest makeup junkies around. This time of year, when the nights are getting longer, and the weather is (hopefully!) getting better, the palest of us want to bare our legs, and perhaps dabble in a bit of fake tan. So, we figure we need to get used to applying a little bronzer as well. I'm never quite sure of the … [Read more...]