Thursday, 26 February 2015

REVIEW: Proskins Gold Anti-Ageing Eye Mask – With Real 24 Karat Gold!


It’s easy to see why beauty products that treat as we sleep are becoming so popular. We lead busy lives juggling work, family and some semblance of a social life.

We’re often too tired or don't have time to spend 20 minutes labouring over an evening skincare routine. We want a quick and easy option – though it must be effective (we’re not one for compromise!)

The idea of a mask that we can pop on and leave, and by morning has rejuvenated our skin, is alluring indeed.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Lip Balms on Test – Trilogy, Dr Lipp, Elemis, By Terry


I’ll be glad to see the back of Winter – if only for the sake of my poor lips. I’ve been getting through so much balm. It’s not been unseasonably cold or windy, so I’m guessing the main cause of my dehydrated smackers is central heating. 

I have four lip soothers on the go – one I keep in the bathroom, another in my bedroom, a third in the kitchen and the fourth in my make-up bag. One is an old favourite, another a workhorse, the third decadently luxurious and the final one, well, a massive disappointment!

Trilogy Everything Balm

Friday, 20 February 2015

NEW: MAC, REN, L’Oreal Paris, Bobbi Brown, Eve Lom


Spring is in the air – well almost. The days are certainly getting longer, the sun is out and about (albeit betwixt rainy days) and the daffodil bulbs are pushing through.

The dawning of a new season is a time of change, and not just for our gardens.  Beauty looks are changing too, calling us to freshen-up our make-up bags and skincare stashes. Whether you’re wanting to follow trends or not, here’s my pick of latest new product launches.

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection – March

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

NEW LAUNCH REVIEW: Benefit’s Puff Off! – With Before + After Pics


You know how it often is. You’re made to wait for something you want desperately, only to be sorely disappointed when you finally get it. That was my concern with Puff Off!

On paper Benefit’s brand new de-puffing, wrinkle smoothing eye formula read like the answer to my skincare prayers. The fine lines around my eyes are the bane of my life! I am on a constant quest to discover a new product that will minimise their appearance more effectively.

Monday, 16 February 2015

A Space NK Makeover, Expert Tips and a Goodie Bag To Boot


Popping along to Space NK’s latest gift with purchase event last week was a given. For a £100 spend (often it’s £150) you got a stunning Mercy Delta makeup bag, filled with cult products, plus a free in-store makeover.

I’ve never previously taken up a makeover option, but something stirred inside this time around, and I just felt up for it – perhaps it was the thought of Spring fast approaching that made me want to freshen things up a bit.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Stowaway - The Future of Make-Up?


Have you ever got to the bottom of a shadow pan or the stub of a lipstick before the product has reached its ‘use-by’ date? No, me neither. I’ve got make-up in my stash that I’ve had for years (oh no, did I really just confess to that?), not really knowing whether it’s still hygienic and safe to use, or simply swimming in bacteria! 

It’s this state of affairs that has prompted the creation of a totally new make-up brand, Stowaway. Officially launched in the US this week, Stowaway is selling a line of premium make-up essentials in a completely new size of packaging it calls ‘right’ size.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

From Bingo Wing Fixes to Celebrity Facials - Anti-Ageing Show 2015 Preview


Red carpet facials, creams that banish bingo wings, computerised skin health checks and therapeutic  massages – just some of the treats you could be sampling at this year’s Anti-Ageing Health & Beauty Show.

Last week, at the Haymarket Hotel in central London, show organisers held a special press preview showcasing treatments some of its key exhibitors will be offering at the 2015 show, taking place 16-17 May at London Olympia.

Those present included: