Tuesday, 28 June 2016

News: La Mer To Launch...Makeup?

There is a rumour circulating that is so fucking exciting I have to share it immediately. Luxury brand La Mer may be launching a makeup line...

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

The Beauty Myth: Lemon Juice Lightens Skin

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True. The humble lemon is one of nature's greatest ingredients and it has been employed cosmetically for centuries. It is packed with antioxidants, has antibacterial and antiviral properties and is high in Vitamin C. However it is the alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice that lighten and brighten the skin and hair. The alpha-hydroxy acids in lemon juice have mild exfoliative effects which gently peel off the upper layer of skin, removing or lightening some age spots.
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Monday, 20 June 2016

Urban Decay Slay


If there is one brand that really understands the mantra 'Go Hard or Go Home', it is Urban Decay and the beauty giant's latest launch embodies it. Urban Decay has created a new lipstick range called Vice. But we're not talking about a six, or even 12, shade collection...there are 100 of the motherfuckers and every one of them is to die for. Oh and did I mention that ultimate bad bitch Ruby Rose fronts the ad campaign?!
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Friday, 17 June 2016

Weekly Worship: Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner


I hate washing my hair. Not because I'm a dirty bitch but because the dirtier & more loaded with dry shampoo my hair is, the thicker and better it looks. As you probably know by now, I have fine hair and it is at it's finest when freshly washed. I've tried using thickening shampoos and conditioners in the past, however I've never seen any benefits...until I discovered the Sachajuan Volume Shampoo & Conditioner...
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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Tuesday Tip: DIY Salt Spray

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Beach waves are the staple hairstyle of the summer; they look good on just about any bitch. However, as most of us aren't lucky enough to live by the beach or spend our summers in Saint-Tropez, we depend on salt sprays to achieve those gorgeous waves. Fake it until you fucking make it after all...
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Ingredients 101: Squalane

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WTF: Squalane is a derivative of squalene, a powerful natural substance that is found in olives, rice bran, wheat germ and palm trees. Importantly, squalene is also found naturally in our blood and skin, blessing us with protection and hydration. At birth, about 12% of our skin surface is made of squalene. However sadly its production begins to decline rapidly in our mid-to-late twenties. By 50, squalene production drops below 5% - yay to ageing. Squalane is derived from squalene through a process called hydrogenation; this process increases its shelf life and makes it more stable.

Beauty Benefits: Squalane is a hero skincare ingredient as it promotes skin elasticity, diminishes age spots and hyper pigmentation and promotes cell regeneration and oxygenation. The free-radical fighter also prevents UV damage, increases skin hydration and locks in moisture. It diminishes the production of excess oil, helps combat skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis and post-operative scar tissues and stimulates better blood circulation to rejuvenate skintone. It's basically the shit.
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Holiday Hair Heroes

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Summer is here and I'm sure most of you lucky bitches are heading off on holiday to relax, sunbathe and slay. Sadly though, all that sun, sea and sand you're bouncing to is going to cause damage to your locks. I'm talking split ends, tangles and dryness...and that's just a few issues.

Luckily the hair industry has us covered with a variety of products that will not only protect our hair from holiday hazards, but help repair the damage caused. For me, one of the best brand's treating summer hair damage is Aussie and if you're looking to help your hair post-holiday, you need to get acquainted with the cult brand's Beach Mate collection...
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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Behind The Brand: By Terry

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Date of Birth: 1998

Founder: Terry de Gunzburg

History: By Terry is the creation of Terry de Gunzburg, a world renowned makeup artist who began her career in 1975. It all started when Terry developed an interest in makeup and decided to take a course with beauty gurus Maria and Rosy Carita, the sister act behind the famed Carita salon on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. What followed was a career as a makeup artist, working with top photographers like David Bailey and Helmut Newton. She was even the creative director of YSL Beauté and was the mastermind behind the brand's infamous Touche Éclat. She is also responsible for one of my favourite beauty buzzwords, glow. As Terry herself puts it, "I invented the word ‘glow’ in this industry. It sounds ridiculous but it’s true. I always believed even when I was a makeup artists that glow is much more interesting than perfection. My focus was to get the glow".
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Sunday, 5 June 2016

Weekly Worship: Fountain, Hylamide & Philosophy

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It's been a while since I gave y'all the lowdown on beauty products I've been loosing my shit over recently. One of those products is the Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker (£53.00 John Lewis / $75.00 Sephora). Now I've used Philosophy body products for a longtime (I love them!), however I've never been massively into the brand's facial skincare until I used this newbie. This brand isn't bullshitting you when it says this is the ultimate miracle worker....it really fucking is. It is a creamy moisturiser that feels super lightweight on the skin. It blends effortlessly, which is a big bonus for any SPF moisturiser. An even bigger bonus is that, unlike other facial SPFs, this cream doesn't leave a white film or chalkiness on the skin.

I find the Ultimate Miracle Worker deeply moisturising and nourishing. It also sits really well under makeup and over other skincare products - regardless of the type of product, texture or ingredients it contains. Although it's on the pricey side, a little product goes a really long way and the results make it oh-so worth it. I promise.
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