Monday, 31 August 2015

Behind The Brand: SHOW


Date of Birth: 2013

Founder: Tamara Ecclestone

Details: SHOW is a luxurious and effective hair styling and finishing collection that celebrates glamour. Tamara Ecclestone, the brand's founder, created the range with some of the best product development experts in the world; experts from Eve Lom, Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain.

The current SHOW collection is made up of 11 highly effective haircare products that are all free of parabens and sulphates. Each product in the range is scented with a gorgeous fragrance developed by Givaudan, the perfume house behind some of history's most iconic scents, including L'Air Du Temps, Obsession, Angel and Opium.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Grooming: MKMen Advanced Eye Cream Review


The Promise: "This advanced formula immediately hydrates and helps to firm the look of skin around the eyes as it dramatically minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles"

The Price: £21.00 / $26.00

The Stockist: /

The Application: The MKMen Advanced Eye Cream is lightweight with a thin, creamy consistency. It packs an impressive anti-ageing formula compared with other male eye creams and it is fragrance-free and oil-free. It absorbs quickly and feels cooling on the eye area.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Amy Schumer

“I will speak and share and f*ck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it”


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Get Beach Waves Without Tongs Or Straighteners


If there is one staple hairstyle this summer, it is beach waves. Girls with naturally curly hair master this gorgeous look easily and quickly. However us girls with poker straight, fine hair, struggle achieving beach waves without the use of tongs or straighteners, which - when used regularly - can cause damage to our hair. Luckily, stylist Peter Lux has shared a quick tip on how to create beautiful beach waves, without using them...

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Weekly Worship: Prismologie Indigo Interlude Massage Candle

Prismologie Indigo Interlude Massage Candle Review

Price: £55.00 200g

Stockists: Space NK

When it came to massage candles, I couldn't have been more inexperienced in using them. I'm the girl who, up until recently, wasn't sure how they even worked. I was confused as to how you massage the melted liquid onto the skin, without burning it or covering it in a crumbly, waxy mess. So, I thought it was about time I lost my massage candle virginity. A few weeks ago, I picked up the Indigo Interlude Massage Candle from Prismologie; a natural soy and beeswax candle that melts into a warm massage oil. It is created with an aromatic oud that smells absolutely gorgeous and evokes feelings of calmness and serenity - a must when massaging.

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Beauty Myth: Vaseline Makes Eyelashes Grow Faster, Longer & Thicker

APOT.CARE Optilash Lash Enhancing Serum

False. There is just no scientific proof that Vaseline makes eyelashes grow longer or thicker. The only thing Vaseline will give your lashes is a glossy finish, however this comes at a price. The price is your eye health, as applying petroleum jelly to your lashes can clogg the glands in the inner rim of your eye, leading to a painful and seriously ugly infection.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Review: Red Door Spa Union Square, NYC

Review: Red Door Spa Union Square

I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Arden. Not just because the brand was founded by an inspiring, ambitious and creative woman, but because it continues - after over 100 years - to create beautiful products and gorgeous skincare treatments. I recently visited New York and one of my top priorities was to visit the Red Door Spa, Elizabeth Arden's spa and beauty boutique in the heart of Union Square. So I booked an appointment and prepared to tick something off my beauty bucket list...luckily, my experience did not disappoint.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Mary Berry

“I have a pair of Spanx rolled up in a drawer for the day I eat one biscuit too many”

Mary Berry Quote


Monday, 17 August 2015

Review: Neomist Face Formula Cream-Serum

Neomist Face Formula Cream-Serum Review

The Price: £135.00 50ml

The Stockist: Selfridges

The Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types

The Application: The Neomist Cream-Serum is formulated with argan oil, shea butter, wheat ceramides extracts and a revolutionary wpe® technology. Neomist's wpe® technology (water plant emulsion) is a patented micro-emulsion procedure that enables the highly concentrated active ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin - making their anti-ageing properties even more effective.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Weekly Worship: Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-in-1 Styling Treatment

Schwarzkopf got2b All Star 10-in-1 Styling Treatment Review

Price: £4.19 100ml

Stockists: Boots

Although I'm not the biggest haircare fan in the world, I've always been a fan of Schwarzkopf, so I was intrigued to review the got2b All Star 10-in-1 Styling Treatment. This 100ml bottle promises to deliver shine, fullness, strength, thickness, smoothness, suppleness, protection, anti-frizz, anti-humidity and shape. So I decided to put it to the test and ended up loving it!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Review: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Make Up For Ever Ultra-HD Foundation Review 117 Y225

I tried the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation in 117=Y225 last week and I love it so much, I had to review asap.

The Promise: "Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera. Completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4k lens, this revolutionary foundation features uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium coverage with a lightweight texture that looks just like skin"

The Price: £29.00 / $43.00

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Behind The Brand: Delilah

Delilah cosmetics brand history

Date of Birth: 2014

Founders: Rupert Kingston, Hannah Nicholson and Juliet White

History: Unlike many other cosmetic brands, Delilah was created by not one, but three beauty industry experts. Before creating Delilah, Rupert Kingston worked as a make-up artist and Creative Director, where he developed numerous award-winning cosmetics. Hannah Nicholson worked as a beauty buyer who specialised in product development and Juliet White works as a photographer, who's work has featured in The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Rupert, Hannah and Juliet created Delilah out of a mutual passion for cosmetics and a desire to help women of all ages look and feel beautiful. The brand is inspired by its namesake, the biblical Delilah, who was a strong, self-assured beauty.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Dolly Parton

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails”


Monday, 10 August 2015

Ask TBI: I've Dyed My Hair Blue...By Mistake!

Remove Blue Hair Dye

Question: I recently attempted to dye my bleached blonde hair purple. I used a violet colour, however my hair has gone blue! The dye is only semi-permanent (thank God!) but is there a quick way of removing the blue hair colour? Charlie, Edinburgh.

Answer: I've found myself in this nightmare a few too many times. However, as a result, I've picked up a few tricks to help fade unwanted hair colour fast!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Weekly Worship: Sparkle Collagen Peptide Supplement

I have been using (and loving) the Sparkle Collagen Peptide Supplement so much, that a review alone just isn't enough; this collagen-boosting supplement needs a space in the spotlight.

Sparkle Collagen Peptide Supplement Review

Sparkle is an American supplement brand with a focus on beauty-from-within and wellness. I got my hands on the brand's Collagen Peptide Supplement during a recent trip to NYC. I loved that it came in powder form, as opposed to tablet. As childish as it sounds, I really struggle taking tablet supplements. They are so big that I find them difficult and uncomfortable to swallow. So when I spotted this orange-flavoured powder supplement, I just had to have it. I was also swayed by its impressive ingredients list that includes two hero ingredients; VERISOL® Collagen Peptides, that boost skin's collagen levels and hyaluronic acid, that hydrate skin and retain moisture.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Ingredients 101: Seaweed Extract

As unpleasant as it looks and smells, seaweed packs some seriously amazing hair benefits. It works such wonders on the hair, that it's about time I explored this sea-based saviour!

Natural or Synthetic: Natural

Origin: Seaweed is a multicellular marine algae that lives near the seabed. It can belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: green algae, brown algae or red algae.

Location: Seaweeds are found throughout the world's oceans. However, when it comes to commercial cultivation, Indonesia and the Philippines produce most of the world's seaweed.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The Beauty Myth: Nail Polish Can Turn Nails Yellow

The Verdict: True

Sadly the rumor that some nail polishes turn nails yellow is one hundred percent true. Some nail polishes contain certain coloured pigments that can leave a nasty yellow stain on fingernails; darker toned polishes are usually the main culprits! The best way to stop the staining is to apply a base coat to the nails before applying nail polish. A good base coat will act as a protective barrier between the nail and the polish.

As for base coats, I use the Treat Base Coat 15ml ($18.00 as it dries quickly and protects my nails perfectly. As with all Treat polishes, the brand's base coat is '5-free'; free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and camphor. highly pigmented, easy to apply and gorgeously glossy.


Saturday, 1 August 2015

News: MAC Makeup Studio Opens In New York

MAC Makeup Studio In New York

In an effort to let the beauty world know it's still the baddest brand in the game, MAC Cosmetics has launched the Mac Makeup Studio in New York.

The new 950-square-foot space studio offers everything from makeovers and tutorials to beauty parties and bridal looks, and the prices are reasonable. Tutorials start at $30.00 while make applications (such as contouring, winged liner or a full face) start at $15.00.

As for MAC products, they will be available, however the location is really dedicated to the art of makeup application and tuition. This isn't a place full of sales assistants pushing products, this is an intimate studio that gives customers one-to-one time with a highly skilled MAC Makeup Artist.

MAC Makeup Studio New York

The MAC Makeup Studio can be found at 825 Lexington Avenue (at 63rd street). Bookings can be made online at

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