Prescriptives Beauty RIP

Well, I've been away from the blog for a couple of months or so, but that's a long time in the world of beauty, Most pressing (and depressing) news of all is that Prescriptives skincare and make-up will be closed down by it's parent company, Estee Lauder at the end of January next year. So it's time to stock up…

A Whole Spectrum of Colour

Finding the right shades for Asian skins has always been a bit of a holy grail, so anything that makes the experience easier always gets our vote! So it's a big hooray for Avon's new SpectraColour Lipstick. Not just one, not two, but SEVEN shades of lipstick in one immensely portable little container. Choose from The Pinks, The Roses, The…

Eyeliner Heaven

We are SO loving the new i-flick from new CID Cosmetics to create the fabulous kittenish eye that is so hot this summer. This double ended beauty combines a liquid eyeliner at one end and a kohl liner at the other, that makes creating the Sixties eye so easy! Whether you're after the modern take on the flick, a la…

Share and share alike

Sitting with a group of girls at a social event, it dawned on me that in this life, there are those that share, and those that just don't. Chatting away, the conversation turned to skin care regimes, beauty and make-up, favourite products - you get the gist. So, did everyone dish on what their favourite, most effective must-haves were? Do…

You’re never fully dressed without…..

A smile!Or so the song goes.But what to do if you have sensitive teeth? A recent survey reveals that 75% of adults in the UK suffer from pain and twinges when consuming sugary, hot or cold foods and drinks and even breathing in cold air (that'll be me!), leading to many people completely avoiding certain foods - not such a…

Revlon harks back to the age of glamour

It's been a long time coming, and been threatened many a time, but it's now official.LIPSTICK IS BACK!Lip glosses have kept us all puckering up for the last few years, and quite frankly, they show no signs of disappearing. But while the allure of the slick-it-on, not-trying-too hard gloss will never die, the launch of Revlon's Matte Collection with 10…

Saaf Skincare – safe, pure and simple

In these austere times, where less has to be more just to make the pennies go further, it's good to know you don't have to sacrifice your ethical ideals. Founded by Dr Mah Hussain-Gambles, a qualified pharmacologist and homeopath, the the Saaf Pure Skincare range comprising ten products is halal, vegetarian, organic and vegan-approved, as well as being accredited to…

Beauty Maths…. Freida = Penelope?

Chilling out in Marbella on the south coast of Spain, I got to thinking about the different role models for beauty across the world.  Blonde rules the roost in so many countries, but then there's the duskier beauty we can all aspire to.  Of course, the Spanish ideal is not so far removed from the Indian one.  Consider Penelope Cruz, currently the highest…

Beauty . . . every which way

Another beauty website, I hear you groan?  Well, yes and no. Yes, there are so many new beauty products, inventions, techniques and treatments that just HAVE to be written about in the fabulous world of beauty and you'll find them here - I can't wait!  And no, it won't be the same as every other beauty website as we'll try at…