Saturday, 4 July 2015

Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray – An Impulse Buy!


This has been on my review ‘to-do’ list for over six months now! Several times I’ve gotten myself poised to start tapping out my thoughts on it, only for another product or topic to come along and occupy my mind instead.

Actually, I’m not even sure why other posts have taken precedence. For this Urban Decay product is ridiculously good!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Nourish, The Discovery Collection – Brand Sampling Made Easy

Monthly beauty boxes are a great way to discover and compare a variety of different products from a range of different brands. But sometimes we want to dig a little deeper into one particular brand, without having to fork out loads of money for a full-size (or several) in case our initial enthusiasm proves fleeting.

Monday, 29 June 2015

NEW LAUNCH REVIEW: Balance Me Protect & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner


With skin allergies on the increase, and a growing awareness of what ingredients are likely to be the cause, it’s not surprising that a larger number of us are scrutinising beauty product labels before we decide to buy.

When it comes to haircare there are two ingredients that I will avoid like the proverbial plague: silicon and sodium lauryl sulphate (and derivatives). 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Sun Cream Labels – Do You Find Them Confusing?


Unless you’ve had your head buried under a pillow all morning (actually, lucky you if you have!), you’ll be aware of the big health story of the day – we’re all getting very confused by the labelling on sun creams.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

*COMPETITION*: Win a Skin Design London Volume Q Sculpt & Lift Serum – WORTH £140!


Many times I have said that sag is the most difficult age-related skin issue to fix. I never really thought I’d ever see any measurable result on that front from a topical cream. Then I discovered Volume Q by Skin Design London, a newly launched award-winning skincare brand.

If you read my recent review of Volume Q and saw my before and after pics, you’ll be aware of why I have been so completely bowled over by this formula. Well, I have some very exciting news.  Skin Design London have very kindly offered to give my readers the chance to win a bottle of this impressive serum, worth £140!!.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Bagsy, the New Handbag-Friendly Beauty Brand – Full Range Reviews and Swatches


I am swooning beyond swooningness (if such a word exists) over the debut collection from Bagsy, the new make-up and beauty brand that is aiming to declutter our lives (well, OK, cut out the unnecessary from our handbags).

I was cooing unreservedly over this beauty essentials line-up in my first-look post earlier this month, here. But I wanted to wait a few weeks before writing-up full reviews to give myself a chance to play around with the products and assess them properly.

Well, I certainly have done that. I’ve got nine products from the 23-strong debut collection, and they’ve all quickly taken pride of place on my dressing table – and in my handbag.  Yes, I’ve also been eagerly whipping them out of my Mulberry (I wish) at every available opportunity, showing friends (even those who hardly wear make-up) and getting them to try them out.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Lanolips – Made With Nature's 'Wonder' Moisturiser!


Lanolips is not a brand I have tried previously. I blame that on the way it is displayed in Boots – stacked amongst a heap of other lip care brands on a perfunctory stand that is so uninspiring I simply walk straight past it.

However, having delved deeper into this brand at home over the past few weeks, when sent a couple of new Lanolips products to try, I have come to realise that I have been missing something.