All About Eyes De-Puffing Eye Massage

It's not often that you feel the effects of a beauty product almost instantly, but sometimes, it's that instant hit that you really need. So I was so glad to discover that Clinique's new All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage gave the requisite "hit" to earn it's place in my make-up bag.Packaged in a satisfyingly chunky rollerball pen, this…

SKIN.NY – an update

I'm testing out the SKN.NY Radical Eye Contour eye cream and Radical Restructuring Complex face cream and promised regular updates, so here's the first one.I've been using the creams for one week now, but before I get into how I feel now, here's my initial reactions.As regular readers of this blog know, I've recently had an extremely bad reaction to…

Ultra-Body and SKIN.NY

It's that time of year when we all get busy trying to shed those last few pounds that scare the living daylights out of us the minute we hit the swimwear departments. (I could almost swear blind they need new mirrors in the changing rooms!).And so I'm going to try out a 30-day detox from Ultra-Body. Apparently I don't have…

Smashbox rules!

When the top dogs at Estee Lauder sit at their dressing tables, they're already spoilt for choice with the huge range of brands in their proverbial make-up bag, including familiar names and cult ones too, from Mac, Bobbi Brown and Aramis to Bumble & Bumble, Tom Ford and Aveda.Smashbox, the latest recruit to the Estee Lauder stable brings true modern…

Summer Gloss

What do I want from a lip gloss? Unless it's a plumping gloss (and how much do I LOVE those!), it's the following in no particular order:- staying power- good colour coverage- no stickiness- moisturisingAnd yet again, Estee Lauder's lipglosses have got it right. The new Pure Color Gloss range has a great range of shades AND formulas to choose…

The Holy Grail for eyes? I’m still searching. . .

While I eat sleep and breathe beauty, it doesn't mean I'm any closer to finding the Holy Grail of the perfect skincare. Or make that the perfect eyecream in particular. You know the one. Gets rid of all existing lines. Prevents any new ones making their presence known. Eliminates all puffiness. Gets rid of all shadows and dark circles. Gives…

No excuse not to cleanse anymore…!

As a beauty editor, you get sent all sorts of things to try and it's all too easy to get blase and even a little disillusioned with the myriad of products that come your way.So when you come across something that you know you won't be able to live without, it's time to shout it from the rooftops! Especially when…

A pop of COLOUR!

Those make-up mavens at Estee Lauder have done it again!I'm normally a huge colour-phobe, and although I know that Asian skin-tones can take a stronger colour, I'll always shy away from it, preferring instead to take the safe (and somewhat boring!) option.So you can imagine my initial horror when I first saw the new make-up, available from 26th April, from…

Spring Clean Your Foundation

I've long been a fan of mineral make-up and have been using Bare Minerals SP15 Foundation for over four years now, so you'd think there wouldn't be anything new there to write about.... but you'd be wrong!The new "Click, Lock and Go" feature being launched on their new pots means that it's now even easier and less potentially messy to…

Chocolate Lovers Unite

I am loving the new Ikove Acai Chocolate Age-Resisting Serum, £18.99, for giving all the anti-oxidant properties of dark chocolate without the calories! Loaded with exotic ingredients from the Amazonian Rainforest including acai berries that have 10 times the antioxidant potency of grapes, radiance restoring rosehip and pure cocoa packed with anti-oxidants it’s the naturally indulgent treat to feed the…