Monday, 30 November 2015

I'm Dreaming Of A Cult Christmas


"What beauty products do you think are the best?" is one of the most common questions I get asked and it usually comes from beauty-virgins or beauty-beginners looking for guidance. But this question recently got me thinking...what do you gift girls who are new to the beauty scene? Well only one thing came to mind...cult classics. The world is blessed with some amazing beauty products and if I could carry these cult beauty classics around with me 24/7, on the off chance I get washed up on a desert island, I would! So if you are considering gifting a girl who doesn't know her AHAs from her illuminators, I would recommend the below...

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Faithful Four: Christmas Candles


I have a slight candle the girl in Scream Queens but worse! So when brands mix Christmas and candles together I lose my s**t. So you won't be surprised to hear that I've already chosen the four Christmas candles I'll be burning this season...

Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Beauty Crackers 2015


Crackers are one of my many favourite Christmas traditions. They make the table look beautiful and are a fun addition to a festive feast, however they are often filled with crappy gifts you'll never use. Luckily great beauty brands and iconic department stores have started creating crackers that are not only gorgeous but full of amazing gifts. So I've picked my favourite beauty crackers to share with you, ranging from affordable to luxury...

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Anaïs Nin

“I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ”

Anaïs Nin quote


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Deck The Halls With Beauty Baubles


Each year Christmas beauty baubles get better. These decorations are adorable, affordable and packed full of some of our favourite beauty buys, making them a perfect stocking filler or secret santa present!

One of the best Christmas beauty baubles this year is the Melvita Christmas Treats Bauble (£15.00 This beautiful bauble contains some of Melvita's most loved products. Inside you'll find the Damask Rose Floral Water 25ml, a gorgeous hydrating spritz that can be used to rejuvenate skin and set makeup, the L'Or Bio Extraordinary Oil 17ml, which nourishes and protects the skin and the L'Argan Bio Velvet Hand Cream 30ml, which hydrates and protects the hands perfectly during the cold winter months.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Weekly Worship: DKNY, Kiehl's & REN


DKNY Be Desired

Price: £69.00 / $88.00 100ml

Stockists: John Lewis /

DKNY's Be Desired is a fragrance classic that I have recently fallen back in love with. Containing top notes of grapefruit, orange, blackcurrant and violet leaf, middle notes of Turkish rose, jasmine, cassis and black locust and bottom notes of cedar, cashmere wood and amberwood, this fresh, floral and fruity fragrance smells absolutely divine.

Be Desired is a super feminine fragrance that is pretty and delicate...but also powerful. The eau de parfum lasts for hours after application and only two or three spritzes are needed to make an impact!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Win: Clinique For Men Sonic System Cleansing Brush & Cleanser

Clinique For Men-Sonic-System-Cleansing Brush-Review

If there is one brand that masters male skincare, it is Clinique. The brand's men's range is full of everything a metrosexual man needs to stay gorgeous; from eye creams and face bronzers to scrubs and dark spot correctors.

One of the best Clinique products for men is the Sonic System Cleansing Brush. Much like the oh-so-popular Clarisonic, this sonic system is designed to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin. However it also offers some additional extras; antimicrobial technology to keep the bristles clean, a tilted head for accessing hard to reach areas and two tiers of bristles - a top section with firm dark grey bristles that deeply clean pores and a bottom section with light grey bristles for use on cheeks and sensitive areas of the face.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Grooming: Dunhill ICON Absolute Review

The Price: £90.00 100ml

The Stockist: Harrods

The Review: Before I get on to the fragrance itself, it's important to discuss the Dunhill ICON Absolute's amazing bottle. Created by renowned designer Mark Eisen, the gold cylinder bottle features a engine turning pattern that pays homage to Dunhill’s automotive origins. It is undoubtedly the most stylish fragrance bottle I have ever laid eyes on.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: Ruby Dee

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity”



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

News: Huda Beauty Lashes Launch In The UK & US


Yes, you read that right. Huda Beauty lashes have finally launched in the UK & US.

If you're a false lash lover you'll have heard of Huda Heidi Kattan, the makeup guru behind Huda Beauty. Huda is a beauty blogger and makeup artist with an insane following on Instagram (I'm talking 7.8 million followers and growing). Her popularity comes as no surprise; the woman is stunning and she creates gorgeous makeup looks that you can recreate by watching her easy-to-follow beauty tutorials.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Review: Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy


The Promise: "Create lips that look full and glossy, without feeling sticky with this liquid lipstick"

The Colour: Hot fuschia pink

The Price: £17.50 7ml

The Stockist:

The Application: The Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss applies like an absolute dream. The thin brush applicator and creamy texture enable the gloss to glide onto the lips easily with precision. The consistency is thin enough to not clump or go tacky and thick enough to stay in place. It is also tasteless and scentless which, to some lip gloss lovers, is a huge benefit.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

News: Urban Decay Launch Gwen Stefani Palette


No one creates eye shadow palettes quite like Urban Decay, so you can understand why I lost my s**t when I discovered UD had collaborated with Gwen Stefani to create its latest one!

This hella good palette features 15 new eye shadow colours; three of Gwen's favourite shades from the original Urban Decay collection and 12 brand new colours. As with all Urban Decay Palettes, Gwen's features neutral shades, jewel tones, highlighters, base colours, shimmers, sparkles and everything in between! My favourite shades include Danger, a deep metallic royal blue with a hint of sparkle, Pop, a sparkling champagne pink, Punk, a matte reddish-brown and Baby, a metallic rose.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Egg White Face Lift!


If you ever find yourself in need of a temporary non-surgical face lift, look no further than your kitchen because eggs are the way forward!

Egg whites work wonders at tightening pores, so when they are applied to the face they give it an instant lift. To achieve the 'Egg White Face Lift' you just take one egg and separate it, whisk the egg white until it becomes nice and frothy and then apply it all over your face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Voilà!


Sunday, 8 November 2015

Grooming: L'Oréal Men Expert Skin & Stubble Purifying Wash Review


The Promise: "The Skin & Stubble Purifying Wash eliminates dirt and pollution from face, stubble and beard area. It leaves skin feeling instantly refreshed and energised and conditions and softens facial hair".

The Price: £6.35 150ml

The Stockist: Boots

The Application: The Skin & Stubble Purifying Wash has a creamy-gel consistancy that foams when worked into the skin with water. Because of its lathering effect, only a small amount of product is required per use. The Purifying Wash also has a refreshing scent, partially due to the inclusion of peppermint extract; an ingredient that also provides a nice cooling sensation to the skin. The facial wash also rinses away really easily - one swipe with a flannel and it is gone completely, without leaving a sticky or tight feeling on the skin.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Faithful Four: Fall Fragrances


Fall has always been my favourite season, so finding a good fragrance to wear during these cold, crisp and colourful months is essential. This year's fall fragrance edit consists of old classics and new launches; the first being the new Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold 30ml (£33.50 Boots / $58.00 Containing notes of sparkling spice, rich florals and subtle musks, this eau de parfum, created by one of America's most loved brands, makes a big statement. Its beautiful feminine fragrance lingers for hours after application and attracts a lot of attention. Every time I apply this scent, someone without fail will ask me what I'm wearing.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Interview: Claudia Winkleman


Some of you may not know this, but Claudia Winkleman has been busy creating a limited edition beauty collection with Marks & Spencer. The new beauty gift range, simple called Claudia, will feature every product you need to create the much-loved presenter's signature look; dark smoky eyes, nude lips and uber-glossy hair. It will include a series of beauty essentials, from the 'Freakishly Good Hair' set and 'Use More, Literally Loads' panda eye set, to the 'Let's Go' lip set and 'First Base' lip balm.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Claudia. She showed off the new collection, shared her beauty secrets and let me give her a good grilling...

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The Tuesday Tip: Budget Brow Lift


By now you are probably very familiar with the standard eyebrow lifting trick. You know, the one where you apply highlighter under the arch of the eyebrow to make eyebrows appear higher and eyes look brighter. Well you can actually lift the brow even more by applying highlighter above the brow!

All you need to do is blend a tiny amount of highlighter above the eyebrows - just past the arch. You can use any type of highlighter, however I am obsessed with the Illamasqua's Gleam in Aurora (£22.00 / $24.90 It is an ultra lightweight cream highlighter that provides the most gorgeous champagne shimmer. It blends perfectly and looks amazing on every skin tone!

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