Clarins – The Signature Facial @ House of Fraser

There are aspects of blogging I really love and being invited to try a Clarins Signature Facial is absolutely one of them. My very first facial was a Clarins one but that was a very, very long time ago, so I jumped at the chance to experience it again. I was delighted to meet Emma…

I heart Pixi Beauty

I really, really do. Pixi by Petra is exactly the kind of brand that has the very product I needed before I even realised I needed it. Even better, I get to meet about once a year with Pixi’s make-up artist Amanda Bell. Apart from being just about the nicest person you’ll ever meet, you…

My Don’t Buy List

The Don’t Buy List OK first things first, this isn’t me holding a grudge against anyone. As a blogger and media professional I know I’m incredibly lucky to be sent a lot of free stuff. But just because it’s free, doesn’t make it good. Of course others will have used these products and loved them,…

Beauty Review – Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

So this blog post is a quick review of a serum I’ve been using for a while now. In case you haven’t heard of them yet, Pestle & Mortar are an Irish skincare brand. The company prides itself on a capsule range of skincare products using science and nature to create them. The company gifted…

My five skincare rules

So I’ve been thinking about skincare recently and thinking about the basic skincare rules that I always follow. I’m not going to talk to you about the best moisturiser, if you should retinol or Q-10 or the best chemical peel. We’re all different with different kinds of skin and you know best what works for…

Product Review – Benefit Puff Off

Let’s face it, you either love Benefit or hate them and I have to say I’m coming down on the side of love. At the launch of Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara about six months ago I was also given some of the new Puff Off  eye gel. As you would expect this aims to reduce…

Review – Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

You can expect a few fake tan reviews coming up – I’ve just come back from my holidays I tested a few out. I’ll admit when Clarins sent me this one I was a little cautious. This is a serum which should be added to your regular body moisturiser. Just add a few drops –…

For the girls! – the next subscription box

This popped up on my Twitter feed recently and I couldn’t help but think it was a fabulous idea. Most people – particularly those in the bloggersphere – have heard of subscription boxes. For usually around £10 a box will arrive each month with a selection of taster products for skincare and make-up. There are…

Roller Lash Mascara – The Review

Everyone knows that Benefit are about to release a new mascara and of course it’s hyped to be the best one you’ll ever buy. I’ve deliberately held back on this review as I wanted to give it a proper testing so after a good two weeks of use here’s what I’ve found. Confession time first…