Sunday, 13 August 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Gets Its Kit On

feelunique-powered-travel-kit-review is the king of the UK online beauty scene and deservingly so, after all its been bringing us bitches the best names in beauty for years!

To remain on top, Feelunique has continued to bring great brands, offers and products to the table, however its latest move has cemented my believe that Feelunique will soon create its very own range. So get fucking ready girls...

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Get Handsy | Best Hand & Nail Products

If there is one thing I love to do, it's get handsy. Whether I'm shaking someone's hand or sticking two fingers up to some asshole (who deserves it, obvs), my hands and nails need to be on point. These are the products I use to make that happen...

Monday, 7 August 2017

Interview: Dr. Marc A. Ronert | Director @ Image Skincare

Marc A. Ronert, M.D, Ph.D., is a European Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon as well as a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also the Director of Image, an evidence-based clinical skincare brand that creates professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions. Impressive, no?

I recently got the chance to grill Marc on everything from his career to grooming essentials. Here's how it went down...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

From The Nips To The Lips


Every now and then I get my hands on a product that really gets me going and the Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm has become one of them.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Protect Ya Neck

Summer may not be present in the UK right now but with most of you bitches heading off on holiday, it's important to make sure you're protected on the beauty front...

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Weekly Worship: Too Faced, Magnitone & Benefit

There are quite a few products I've been loving these last few weeks and the first comes courtesy of Benefit. The San Fan beauty brand recently launched a new concealer collection that provides cover-up for all types of girls - from those with dry eyes to those lucky bitches that only require minimal coverage. As I have dark circles that I fucking hate, I was all up for putting the Boi-ing Brightening Concealer through its paces.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Treat Yo Self: Image Signature Lift Facial @ Privet Body

Welcome to the first in a series of features dedicated to beauty treatments and the various ways you can upgrade your looks and pamper your spirit all at the same god damn time.

First up is the Image Signature Lift Facial, available at the amazing Privet Body salon in Notting Hill...

Friday, 21 July 2017

Review: The Ren Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Collection

Ren, one of Britain's best beauty brands recently launched a new body range, Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium. The five-piece range harnesses the sea’s renewable energy to provide you with hydration and energy. The main ingredients include kelp, magnesium and algae, all under-water skin wonders!.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Interview: Claire Vero | Founder Of Aurelia

Global pharmaceutical and dermatology expert Claire Vero knows a thing or two about skincare. Having had an successful career at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading global pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare companies, Claire was inspired to create Aurelia, a scientific, BioOrganic, age preventative skincare line. If you haven't experienced Aurelia by now, you really need to!

I recently got the chance to grill Claire on all things hair and beauty. Here's how it went down...

Friday, 7 July 2017

What's The (Beau)Tee? | Rituals Does Virtual Reality

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Rituals recently upgraded its gorgeous Ritual of Hammam collection and to celebrate the reveal, the Rituals created something no other beauty brand has done before, a virtual reality experience. Can I get a yas kween?!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Grooming: Sexy Scents


I love all men. However two things that really get me going are height and scent. You could have a face to rival Freddy Krueger but if you're over six foot and smell good, I'm gonna eyeball the shit out of you. Now not all men can be tall, but they can invest in a good fragrance. Here are some of the best sexy scents...

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Weekly Worship: Nanshy, Smith & Cult, YSL & Rouge Bunny Rouge


There are lot of makeup products and brands I've recently fallen for, so I thought it was about time I gave you Kweens an update.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Beauty Myth: Washing Hair In Very Hot Water


False. I've always been guilty of washing my hair with very hot water. Unlike some, this isn't because I think it'll provide a more intensive wash, but simply because I love hot showers and only wash my hair when I'm in one.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Faithful Four: Summer Scents


Over the past year, a huge number of brands have launched great summer scents, so it was time to let you in on my favourites. After all, if there is any season in which wearing a fragrance should be a legal requirement, it's the fucking summer....

Monday, 19 June 2017

Boy Season Beauty Prep

We are now officially in boy season....aka the summer. If, like me, commitment ain't your thing and you're single and ready to get down and dirty, the time has come to get prepped. After all, competition is high...

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is less than a week away, so if you haven't already planned what gifts you're getting your dad, I'm hoping my suggestions may help you out. After all, most of them can arrive on your doorstep the day after you order them....

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Win An Exclusive Antipodes Skincare Set

Antipodes is one of my favourite skincare brands. Not just because its organic products feel and smell amazing on my skin, but because they provide amazing results. This is actually what makes Antipodes different from other natural and organic skincare brands; its products have been scientifically proven to give outstanding results, particularly in anti-ageing. Every Antipodes product is tested in a controlled laboratory, with a small fraction of the final product being placed on human skin cells to closely monitor its effects. My favourite product, the Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, has been found to boost collagen production by up to 92%. What's more, Antipodes use a large number of ingredients native to New Zealand in its products, including manuka honey, mamaku black fern, kawakawa and Waiwera water.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Doug Talks... Father's Day Gifts For Gay Dads

Greetings, or should I say Konichiwa (yes I have just got back from Japan). I’m here to speak to a very niche set of you all - the children of gay dads. Gay men have an enhanced knowledge of style, luxury and the higher state of things, and just because they’ve procreated, it doesn’t mean they lost their sheer fabulousness. And before you accuse me of stereotyping, I should warn you that I’m writing this while wearing a kimono and a face-mask, so it’s pretty much a lost cause. Go and complain to Russell Tovey about why we can’t all be straight-acting or something. Anyway, enough about me and my edgy politics...

Children - you are all terrible. You take away the joy and youth from your father with all your incessant partying and wrecking of his Kelly Hoppen garden furniture. So the least you can do is restore it with some rather lovely grooming products this Father's Day.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Must Have Face Masks

I love a good face mask. They perk up your skin (and your spirit) and help treat any imperfections in time for a holiday, date or big event. I've been on a mask mission for the past couple of months, trying a wide range of different product, with a variety of price points and skin promises. Here are my current favourites...

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Weekly Worship: Smith & Cult SS17

As a self-proclaimed nail polish addict, I love trying out new nail colours and trends. One of my favourite nail polish brands is Smith & Cult, as whatever the colour, each polish is smooth af and dries with a brilliant shine. Without stating the obvious, the Smith & Cult bottles are also the most beautiful bottles in the game...why wouldn't you want them in your beauty cabinet?!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear


The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation promises long lasting, full coverage without the cake. Lancome recently hooked me up with this newbie and I've been putting it through its paces for the past month. I'm glad I did...because I love it.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Review: YSL Eyebrow Collection


I'm a big fan of YSL Beauty and slightly brow obsessed, so I was pumped when the brand launched the new Couture Brow Marker. This YSL newbie marks the fourth product in the brand's eyebrow range - a collection that houses all the products you need to get your brows looking beauté...

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Review: Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Cleansing Oil Creme Duo

Bumble & bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Cleansing Oil Creme Duo is a product I couldn't wait to review. It promises to gently remove dirt from the hair, whilst injecting it with moisture at the same time - ideal for my dry and dull ends.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Review: Ouli's Ointment


Ouli’s Ointment is a multi-purpose skin saviour that was created by a makeup artist that drew inpiration from her grandmother's natural remedies and her family's olive groves that lay on the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Power of Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is considered to be one of the best skincare ingredients in the anti-aging arena. It is an antioxidant-rich power player that works well with all skin types - brightening and tightening and improving skin texture.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Interview: Poppy King | Founder of Lipstick Queen

Poppy King is a serious beauty boss. She is an Australian entrepreneur who entered the industry at just 18, launching what was one of Australia's biggest cosmetic brands. Her journey eventually led to the creation of Lipstick Queen, what I consider to be one of the best and most innovative lipstick brands on earth.

Poppy Kings is not just a ballsy business women, but a champion of natural beauty, inner confidence and individualism - which couldn't be more refreshing in a world where 'Instagram Face' is now the go-to makeup look. I recently got the chance to grill Poppy on all things beauty, both inside and out. Here's how it went down...

Monday, 15 May 2017

Weekly Worship: Carthusia Gelsomini di Capri


A week ago I discovered a new fragrance house, Carthusia. By new, I mean new for me, because its entire fragrance collection is based on ancient monastic perfume recipes, formulated by Carthusian monks in 1380...

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Behind The Brand: OPI

Date of Birth: 1981

Founder: George Schaeffer

History: OPI was originally named Odontorium Products Inc and started off as a small dental supply company. The company was purchased by George Schaeffer in 1981, with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann joining as Executive Vice President and Artistic Director shortly after.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Laying The Right Foundations


When it comes to applying makeup, my main focus is creating the kind of skin that looks like it's been snatched from the face of a porcelain doll.

A solid skincare routine and quality products are the best starting point, of course. However there are many other products I depend on to keep my foundation flawless and imma lay them out for you...

Friday, 5 May 2017

Review: Dior Hydra Life Deep Sorbet Water Essence & Fresh Hydration Sorbet Cream

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I've always been a big fan of Dior makeup but when it came to the brand's skincare, I'm was a straight virgin. However I recently popped my cherry and tried two of the brand's newest skincare launches, the Hydra Life Deep Sorbet Water Essence and Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Cream (aka the perfect skincare partnership)...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Interview: Kala Kilshaw | Founder of EGO Professional

Kala Kilshaw is the female founder of EGO Professional, a haircare brand born from a desire to create a range of premium quality styling tools designed by hairdressers, for both professionals and consumers to use.

I recently got the chance to grill Kala on all things hair and beauty. Here's how it went down...

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Review: Spectrum The Glam Clam

You only have to scroll your Instagram feed for a few minutes before spotting Spectrum beauty brushes. They are bold, beautiful and very beneficial, so it's no surprise everyone has got in on the action...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Models Own X Sofly


If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I try and keep my nail game strong. I'm obsessed with nail art and nail when I found out SoFly, one of my favourite nail artists, has done a nail polish collaboration with Models Own, I wanted in.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Review: Editions de Parfums Musc Ravageur Hair & Body Oil


If you are a self-proclaimed fragrance fan who hasn't heard of Editions de Parfums, you need to remove your title immediately. Editions de Parfums is the fragrance house to end all fragrance houses and, without it, the world of scents would be one basic bitch.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Behind The Brand: Indeed Laboratories


Date of Birth: 2011

Founding Father: Brandon Truaxe

History: Indeed Laboratories is a Canadian beauty brand that was born from a desire to help skin stand proud in front of a HD camera lens. The idea came to Dia Foley, now Vice President of Sales & Business Development, in 2009 when she was getting ready for a TV appearance. She started thinking about high definition and how it really emphasises all skin imperfections. She looked at herself in the camera and was not pleased with how it maximised her skin problems. As far as she was concerned, this shit had to be handled...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Interview: Dominika Minarovic and Elsie Rutterford | Founders of Clean Beauty Co.

Dominika and Elsie are the two gorgeous women behind Clean Beauty Co, a non-toxic beauty brand that launched in 2016. They are also hosts of their own host interactive beauty workshops and the authors of Clean Beauty - a new book packed full of recipes to manage your beauty routine naturally.

I recently got the chance to grill the gals on all things beauty. Here's how it went down...

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Aveda Wedding Masque


I'm not getting married in the morning, but ding dong I want my skin to shine.

Cue the new launch from Aveda, an overnight Wedding Masque (£48.00 / $65.00 designed to bless you with the kind of luminous skin you'd kill for on your wedding day. It claims to not only provide instant radiance but give you brighter, firmer and more-even toned skin over time.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Review: YSL The Shock Mascara


For those that know me well, you'll understand my obsession YSL Beauty. The Touche Éclat Le Teint foundation is my favourite foundation of all time, I own too many lip colours to mention and I go into melt down every time I misplace my Couture Brow Palette! So when the brand recently launched its new mascara, The Shock, it was only right I hooked up my eyelashes.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Review: MDMflow Supreme Liquid Lipstick


MDMflow is a relatively new beauty brand inspired by 90s-00s glamour that comes from the hip hop culture - can I get a fucking yas kween? The brand offer lipsticks, liquid matte lipsticks and a mascara, with more products to come soon I'm sure. Earlier this year I finally had the opportunity to try an MDMflow product - the Supreme Liquid Matte Lipstick - and I finally understood what the fuss was all about. This liquid lipstick is fucking bomb...

Friday, 14 April 2017

Get Me Bodied

Y'all know I have fine hair and hate it. It has zero body and zero fucking thickness. I depend on dry shampoo to give it texture and have tried numerous supplements in the past to make my dream a reality...unsuccessfully of course. However around a month ago, I started using a combination of products that have really turned things around. Now these products haven't made my hair naturally thicker but they have delivered thicker looking hair...and that's all a bitch can ask for at this point.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Interview: Howard Murad M.D | Founder Of Murad

Murad is a name all true beauty lovers should know. However, for those that don't, Howard Murad M.D. is a board certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has personally treated over 50,000 patients, which helped him to create the solution-driven skincare brand we know today, Murad.

I recently got the chance to grill Howard Murad on all things beauty. Here's how it went down...

Monday, 10 April 2017

Behind The Brand: Smashbox Cosmetics

Date of Birth: 1996

Founding Fathers: Dean and Davis Factor

History: Smashbox cosmetics is the brainchild of Dean and Davis Factor, great-grandsons of makeup legend Max Factor. Born out of the infamous Smashbox Studios in LA, the cosmetics brand launched in 1996, offering customers long-lasting products that stay intact even in the toughest conditions. The cutting-edge brand, loved by some of the most beautiful Hollywood stars, was acquired by Estée Lauder Companies in 2010.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Weekly Worship: Nakin Anti-Ageing Eye Cream Complex


I love skincare, I love natural beauty products that actually work and I really fucking hate ageing. So when I heard that new brand Nakin had released a natural anti-ageing eye cream, I had to try it...

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Shaving Face

Women shave their legs, under arms, top lip and even their pussies, so why don't we shave our faces? And, for those of us who do, why are we so fucking secretive?! There are so many benefits to picking up the razor, so let's stop saving face about shaving face....

Monday, 13 March 2017

Spring Scents


Spring is coming...ish and with it comes my seasonal scent planning. I'm a fragrance fan girl that always wants to smell good...even if I'm at home in food-stained sweat pants, wearing no makeup and rocking a Britney-esque topknot. There are hundreds of fragrance launches each year, so creating the perfect scent edit can get a little tricky. However I've managed to find a few favourites...

Friday, 10 March 2017

Weekly Worship: YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer

I'm a big fan of primers and I'm an even bigger fan of YSL Beauty, so you can imagine how much I lost my shit when the brand announced it would be dropping its first primer, the Touche Éclat Blur Primer.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Interview: Caroline Barnes | MUA

Caroline Barnes is a makeup artist veteran who has worked with everyone from Emma Watson and Tori Kelly to Pixie Lott and Kylie Minogue. She has worked in the industry for 20 years, working with some of the best magazines and brands on the fucking planet. She is currently brand ambassador for Max know, the makeup of makeup artists!

I recently got the chance to grill Caroline on all things beauty. Here's how it went down...

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Do You Swallow?


When it comes to keeping pretty, we douse ourselves in skincare and layer on the makeup. But in the quest for perfect beauty, did we ever think to swallow?

Digestible beauty is going to be big business in 2017, with more edible beauty brands emerging and a wider variety of supplements hitting the shelves. There will be something for everyone, so let the eating commence!

Friday, 10 February 2017

Grooming: Gucci Guilty Absolute Review

Men of the world listen up. A new fragrance has dropped that you need to get acquainted with. It is the Gucci Guilty Absolute...

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Probiotic Skincare

Probiotic skincare is one of the big beauty trends of 2017. Although several probiotic skincare products exist, it's an ingredient I've known little about...until now.
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