Friday, 24 October 2014

New: Lancôme, label.m, Benefit, Feelunique.com, Birchbox

Warning: my pick of the week’s new product launches comes with a hearty dose of festive party season beauty. Yes, I know it’s still only October!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Love Perfume Awards - and the Do's + Don’ts of Fragrance Buying

Last week The Perfume Shop held the 2014 Love Perfume Awards. Gongs handed out included Best Women’s Launch, Best Men’s Launch, Best Celebrity Launch and Best Bottle Design.

The event got me thinking about my own modest collection of fragrances and wondering whether it included any ‘The Perfume Shop’ winners. It doesn’t (more on the winners in a minute).

Monday, 20 October 2014

5 Tools for Taking the Perfect Selfie

Pic credit, PaulRysz
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook… social media is swamped with them. And traditional print media loves spinning a story around them. I am, of course, referring to the ubiquitous selfie.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Shadow Single – Review and Swatches

There’s something deeply alluring about premium beauty product packaging. I have a sneaky feeling it has something to do with the way it makes me feel – glam and lavish. Who am I kidding? Of course that’s the reason!

So I was captivated from the start by Kevyn Aucoin’s The Eye Shadow Single.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The 2014 Body Confidence Awards - *Winners Update*


For every magazine article I read celebrating women of all shapes, sizes and looks, I spot dozens more featuring pictures of airbrushed models and celebrities, and other images of unrealistic beauty. No wonder low body confidence is a widespread problem!

Tonight in London, though, the spotlight will shine brightly on diversity and positive body image.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Magnifibres Brush-On False Lashes – Review with Before and After Pics

The way we dress our eyes can make a massive difference to our overall look. Our eyes are the focal point of our face, the feature most people notice first. I spend more time experimenting with different eye shadows, mascaras and colour sticks than with any other makeup.

One quick and simple way to draw attention to our eyes is to extend the length of our lashes. Yes, mascara is wonderful at doing this, making our eyes look bigger than they are naturally, and there are some really fab mascaras – Benefit They’re Real is a particular favourite.  But there are ways of taking lash length and fullness a step further.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

You Beauty Launches 2014 Advent Calendar

This is the BIG one, in my opinion. You Beauty has just launched its 2014 advent calendar. It looks totally amazing, as always. Brands include Liz Earle, Laura Mercier and Sisley! It costs £49.95 (+p&p) and is worth over an incredible £240. Available now here. It follows the launch of beauty advent calendars from Selfridges and Harvey Nichols (story here), amongst others. 
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