Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Weekly Worship: Guerlain, ESPA and Percy & Reed

The first of my beauty favourites this is the Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte Lipstick. These new liquid lipsticks are ultra creamy like a lipgloss but but still have that gorgeous matte finish. They are also highly pigmented regardless of your chosen colour and even contain hyaluronic acid and tiger grass to keep your lips smooth and plump.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Behind The Brand | Make Up For Ever

Date of Birth: 1984

Founding Mother: Dany Sanz

History: Dany Sanz's career started out in the world of art - working as a painter and sculptor, however it wasn't until she helped friends do full body makeup for a show that the idea of Make Up For Ever began. Considering theatrical makeup to be a means of artistic expression in itself, Sanz perfected the art of body painting. She became famous for her body paintings and these creations eventually caught the eye of professionals worldwide. Being a professor at heart, this recognition caused Sanz to create the first professional makeup school in Europe in the 70's. It was a huge success, thanks to the quality of Sanz's teaching, her nourishing of students and her amazing makeup techniques.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Grooming: Lacoste L'Homme EDT Review

L'Homme Lacoste is the new scent from Lacoste fragrances and boy is it a good one. Created by Michel Girard, the man behind Yves Saint Laurent Kouros Silver, Azzaro Pour Homme Elixir and Dunhill Pursuit, the scent captures the inimitable heritage of René Lacoste - tennis champion and creator of the Lacoste brand - who spent his life ignoring the rules.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Review: MINTD Beauty Subscription Service

Beauty subscription boxes have been in vogue for the last few years and their ever-growing popularity has brought with them designer collaborations, limited edition edits and niche offerings. The subscription service is perfect for beauty lovers that want to try new things, however the feedback I constantly hear is that monthly boxes often contain repeat products from past boxes, products they never get around to using or simply products that are less than desirable. It is rare to find a worthwhile beauty subscription box with that certain je ne sais quoi. However I recently found just that in MINTD, the world's first luxury beauty box.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

What's The Beau(Tee)? | Chloe Is Turning 10!

Bring out the birthday cake and prepare to blow out candles bitches... Chloe's infamous signature fragrance is turning 10! Feel old yet!?

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Weekly Worship: Dr Gross, Oskia & Charlotte Tilbury

I've heard many great things about Oskia skincare however, up until recently, I had never tried any of the British brand's products. But a few weeks ago I got my hands on the Renaissance Brightlight, an Intensive Pigmentation & Dark Spot Serum, and I've been loving it.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Review: Lucia Magnani Retexturizing Radiance Mask

Earlier this year I got my hands on the new Lucia Magnani Retexturizing Radiance Mask and it was my first introduction to the luxury Italian skincare brand. The packaging is v. glam however, speaking honestly, my first thought was "this is some style over substance bullshit" however I was oh-so-wrong. This is some highly effective skincare.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

What's The Beau(Tee)? | The Healing Power of Vaseline

You may not know this (because Lord knows I didn't) but Vaseline has its own charity, The Vaseline Healing Project.

The Vaseline Healing Project is Vaseline’s aid effort in partnership with Direct Relief, to provide the dermatological care, Vaseline® Jelly & medical supplies needed to help heal the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the globe. The aim, for both Vaseline and Direct Relief, is to help heal the skin of 5,000,000 people living in poverty or emergency situations by 2020. Can I get a yas kween?!

Friday, 29 September 2017

AW17/18 Trend Focus | Washed

The Washed beauty trend, aptly named by the good folks at M.A.C Cosmetics, was plastered across the runways during AW17/18 fashion week. I'm talking Missoni, Dior, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Burberry and Lavin to name just a few.

The Washed makeup trend is beyond beautiful and the best thing about it? It couldn't be easier to achieve.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Grooming: Autumn Scents

With autumn officially here, it's time to give you a run down of the best scents to wear this season...

Monday, 25 September 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | The Soap Co.

The Soap Co. is a beauty brand like no other. A company that employs those who are blind or otherwise disabled or disadvantaged.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Let's Talk... Resurfacing

If you've been noticing the word 'resurfacing' popping up lately and don't know what the fuck it means, don't worry. To keep things simple, it's an ever-so-slightly more hardcore version of exfiolation.

As with your typical exfoliation products, resurfacing products work to remove the very top layers of the skin to deeply cleanse the skin, increase collagen production, brighten the skin, treat hyper-pigmentation and reduce minor scarring.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Weekly Worship: Ghost, Aveda & Temple Spa


A few weeks ago I was sent a product that has quickly become a firm favourite... it is the Aveda Thickening Tonic (£21$29 As y'all know, I don't have a good relationship with my fine af hair, however this product is helping us work on things.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fragrance Fancies

Being a fragrance addict, I've been trying a variety of scents lately and there are some I've fallen for in a big way...

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Review: YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara

I was a huge fan of the YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara when it hit stores last year, so when the brand relaunched this beauty hero, I had to review it.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Behind The Brand: Laboratoires Filorga

Date of Birth: 1978

Founding Father: Dr Michel Tordjman

History: Laboratoires FILORGA was created by Michel Tordjman, a French doctor of aesthetic medicine who had a big time fascination with cellular biology. Before Botox graced our sweet earth, Tordjman developed a range of hyaluronic acid-based injectable products for the medical profession.

Friday, 8 September 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Rihanna Launches Fenty Beauty

You won't have to visit this site to hear that the world's ultimate bad bitch, Rihanna, has launched her own makeup brand. So, rather than telling you about the brand's 15 piece collection, its incredible 40 shade foundation and its vision to create a range for every type of kween, I'm going to bless you with five gifs that document all the times Rihanna won at life...

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Let's Talk... Pollution

If you're a city bitch like me, you'll know a thing or two about pollution. However you may be surprised to know that traffic pollution alone is one of the single most toxic substances for skin...

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Review: Filorga Skin-Absolute Night

Filorga Skin-Absolute Night is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment that gets to work fighting signs of ageing while you sleep...

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Behind The Brand: YSL

Date of Birth: 1964

Founding Father: Yves Saint Laurent

History: Yves Saint Laurent Beauty was born when the infamous French designer created the brand's first fragrance, Y. Since the launch of that unbelievably successful scent in 1964, the brand has continued to create amazing skincare and colour cosmetics loved by women worldwide.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Tuesday Tip: Cold Showers

Of all the beauty tips I know, one of the cheapest and most effective is blasting your body with cold water at the end of a warm shower...

Monday, 28 August 2017

Faithful Four | Dry Shampoo


Being a lazy gal with fine hair, I'm not into regular shampoo sessions. Firstly, I can't be bothered (don't hate a bitch) but secondly - and most importantly - my hair is so fine that when it's freshly clean, it always look limp and hideous (slightly exaggeration maybe...!). So I'm always reaching for dry shampoos and conditioners as they save time and add texture and thickness to my locks. I've tried so many products in the past that it was time to share four of my absolute favourites...

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Treat Yo Self: Hammam Ritual @ Urban Retreat

The Moroccan Spa marocMaroc at Urban Retreat is nothing short of paradise. It is a beautiful, hand-crafted spa that has been inspired by regal Morocco. It is an area where you can relax and revive the body and mind with a number of exclusive spa treatments.

Last month I found myself in the beautiful Moroccan-inspired oasis, which is found on the top floor of the world-famous Harrods store. I was there to experience the popular Hammam Ritual. The Hammam Ritual is a luxury treatment inspired by centuries old ancestral Moroccan beauty customs where your mind, body and skin is purified during a luxury bathing ritual in a hot Hammam room. I have to say, it was one of the most interesting and wonderful treatments I've ever experienced...

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Behind The Brand: IT Cosmetics


Date of Birth: 2008

Founding Mother: Jamie Kern Lima

History: IT Cosmetics was born, in a tiny Californian apartment in 2008, out of Jamie Kern Lima's desire to create makeup products that really help correct rosacea and sparse eyebrows.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Review: La Mia Perla EDP


Now when a beautiful brand launches a fragrance paying tribute to female beauty, power and strength, you know imma want it. The fragrance is La Mia Perla and it comes from - you guessed it - La Perla, the luxury Italian brand behind some of the world's most gorgeous lingerie.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

All Hail The Beauty OGS

With so many beauty products launching on a weekly basis, it's easy to forget the hero products that have been keeping women sickening for as long as 100 years. So I'm here to show some respect to my favourite beauty OGs...

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What's The Beau(tee)? | Sanctuary Launch New Brand

Listen up bitches. Sanctuary Spa has launched a dope new brand that goes by the name of Being By Sanctuary Spa. It is lit af....

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.
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