Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Sophia Amoruso

Opinions are like assholes; everybody’s got one”

Sophia Amoruso asshole opinions quote


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Toner Face Mask

Use a toner as a face mask

If your skin is ever in desperate need of a pick-me-up but there is no face mask in sight, fear not! A toner and a few cotton pads make the perfect alternative!

All you need to do is tear four cotton pads apart into thin sheets and saturate them with your favourite toner. Then place the pads all over your face and leave them on for 10-15 minutes.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Weekly Worship: Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream

Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream review

Price: £53.00 / $65.00 15ml

Stockists: / Sephora

The older I get, the more I worry about wrinkles; I have a right to be worried, I'm 27 and have spotted a few around my eye area. So, to keep my ageing lines in line, I researched anti-ageing eye creams, discovered the Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream and started applying daily doses. Being a massive fan of Perricone MD, I expected a lot from this little pot and boy did it deliver...

The Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream comes in a 15ml pot, alongside an adorable little spatula. The cream itself is rich and smooth, making it a dream to apply. It absorbs quickly, is grease-free and sits really well under makeup.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Faithful Four: Summer Scents

Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO review

Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO

Price: £68.00 90ml
Purchase: Debenhams

If there is one fragrance that encapsulates a warm summer's night, it is the new Narciso Rodriguez's eau de toilette, NARCISO. This scent is musky, wooden, floral and sexy and it packs some serious staying power. The gorgeous fragrance contains notes of Bulgarian rose, peony, musk, white and black cedar and vetiver.

Friday, 24 July 2015

News: Drybar Launch 'Dry On The Fly' App

Drybar 'Dry On The Fly' App

America's most loved blowout chain, Drybar, has gone digital and launched the kind of app women have only dreamed of.

The new Drybar app, perfectly titled 'Dry On The Fly', sends a Drybar-trained stylist to you door. In the same way Uber tracks your location to send you a driver, Dry on the Fly tracks your location to send you a stylist! Genius, no?

Dry On The Fly App

Blowouts are priced at $75, with gratuity included, and you can either book a blowout ASAP, or schedule one later. YOu can also book with a specific stylist (there are 500 to choose from!).

Sadly, this app is exclusive to Manhattan. However I'm sure it won't be long until it makes its way to most popular cities across the US.


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Facial Mist Mask

MONU Rosewood Reviving Mist

If your skin is in desperate need of a pick-me-up but there is no face mask in sight, fear not! You can always create a facial mist mask! All you need is a facial mist (or toner) and a few cotton pads!

To make your facial mist mask, just tear four cotton pads apart into thin sheets and saturate them with your favourite mist or toner. Then place the pads all over your face and leave them on for 10-15 minutes.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Behind The Brand: NEOM Organics

NEOM Organics history

Date of Birth: 2005

Founding Fathers: Nicola Elliott

History: Neom's founder, Nicola Elliott, started her career in journalism, writing for the likes of Glamour, InStyle and Marie Claire. During her writing days, Nicola and those close to her were affected by the hectic pace and stress of working long weeks in the city and, to relive this stress, she would turn to essential oils. She began making powerful therapeutic elixirs for her and her friends and these beautiful creations went down a treat. So it was no surprise that in 2005, along with business partner, Oliver Mennell, Nicola launched Neom Organics.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

News: Kiehl’s Pioneers by Nature Programme

Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 10th Anniversary

Kiehl's new Pioneers by Nature program honors innovators, game changers and trendsetters who are pioneering new ways of viewing and experiencing the world. As part of the programme, Kiehl’s is donating $150,000 and teaming up with a variety influencers - from the industries of music, fashion, style, art, technology and green design - to support organisations that serve children and the environment.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Janis Joplin

“Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it's all the same day”


Monday, 13 July 2015

Ask TBI: Contouring A Square Face

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio

Question: I really want to get into the whole contouring thing, however I have a squared shaped face and am unsure what parts I need to shadow and what parts I need to highlight. Help! - Hannah, London.

Answer: I am always asked questions about contouring, whether from readers or family and friends. Contouring isn't too tricky, however the biggest mistake people make is failing to focus on their face shape - so you're right to try and figure out what works best for your features.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Interview: Sofia Belcadi

Sofia Belcadi is the founder of 1001 Remedies, a new premium skincare brand that blends the alchemy of plant based formulas with cutting edge technologies. Sofia pours her passion for aromatherapy and science into every product she creates and does so through a desire to introduce the wellness philosophy into the luxury space.

Since discovering 1001 Remedies, I've been desperate to learn about the brains behind this beautiful new brand. Luckily for me, Sofia recently took some time out of her business schedule to talk all things beauty (and business!) with me...

What inspired you to work in the beauty industry? And how did your career journey begin?

Since I was a youngster, my family have always blended botanical remedies for small daily ailments, something I now do with my daughter. In my family, we tend favour natural treatments before having recourse to medicines for small issues like stress, lack of sleep, cold and flu etc...This is because essential oils are powerful: they are the immunity of plants and, at the same time, they empower the body. Typically, chemicals and synthetics usually work well but destroy other things in doing so - while essential oils treat the problem by reinforcing the body's natural defenses. I grew up learning the properties of different plants from my family and then deepened that knowledge independently as a hobby.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

News: Suki Waterhouse Reps Redken

Brit beauty Suki Waterhouse has been unveiled as the new Global Brand Muse for hair giant Redken.

This marks Miss Waterhouse's second biggest beauty signing since she became the face of Burberry's Brit Rhythm fragrance in 2014. 'Suki is known for her chic style and effortless cool,' said a spokesperson for Redken, 'she is striking, multi-talented, and dynamic. She brings a great energy.'

Suki will make her Redken debut in the brand's print and digital campaign for Diamond Oil Glow Dry, a new product set to launch next month. "I love the Diamond Oil Glow Dry" says Suki, "it gives you shine without being too heavy and is really easy to use. You can blow-dry with it or you can put it in wet hair and then just stick your hair out of the car window". Now that's one hell of a hair tip...


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Carrie Bradshaw

“I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love”

Carrie Bradshaw Quote


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Narrow Your Nose

To make a large or wide nose appear smaller, all you need to do is reach for the highlighter!

After applying your foundation, swipe a light highlighter down the centre of the bridge of your nose, in the straightest line possible. The contrast of colour between the highlighter and foundation will make the sides of your nose appear darker, which will in turn make the nose appear narrower. The nose will look even smaller if you blend a tiny amount of bronzer or contour on either side of the nose. When done, be sure to set the look with translucent powder to ensure everything stays in place.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Weekly Worship: Indie Lee and Macadamia Professional

Indie Lee COQ-10 Toner Review

Indie Lee COQ-10 Toner

Price: £24.95 / $32.00 120ml

Stockists: /

Since discovering Indie Lee, I've quickly become obsessed with many of the green beauty brand's products. However the one product I've been using daily, without fail, is the COQ-10 Toner. This 100% natural toner was designed to help close pores, balance the skin's pH level and remove excess oil. It does all of these things, whilst smelling unbelievably amazing in the process.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Behind The Brand: Kiehl's

Date of Birth: 1851

Founding Fathers: John Kiehl

History: Kiehl's started life as a full-service pharmacy in New York's East Village. The pharmacy, founded by John Kiehl, offered customers homeopathic and herbal remedies, as well as essential oils, over-the-counter drugs and the first Kiehl's brand name products.

Friday, 3 July 2015

How To Become A Beauty PR Girl

How To Become A Beauty PR

Working as a beauty PR is a dream career for most girls, however getting into the industry is not easy. I am fortunate enough to work in the wonderful world of beauty PR, so I thought it was about time I shared a little advice...

Step One | Get Passionate

First things first; if you are not truly passionate about working in beauty PR, I would give up now. The road to achieving a great job in beauty PR is a long one, with many set backs and problems along the way. You have to be prepared to work hard, work for free and earn a very small salary at the beginning of your career. If you don't have passion to get you through these tough times, you'll end up quitting further down the line and resenting the time you wasted chasing the dream.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Helen Keller

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision” 

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