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…

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…