Glow getters: Emma Hardie Brilliance Face Oil and Midas Touch Face Serum review

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I just wanted to get back, as I said I would last week when facialist Emma Hardie shared her Friday Beauty Faves,  about her latest launch, the Amazing Face Brilliance Face Oil (£31), along with the Midas Touch Face Serum (£59, exclusive to M&S). Continue reading Glow getters: Emma Hardie Brilliance Face Oil and Midas Touch Face Serum review

NEW Moroccanoil Pure Argan Oil review

Two curly girl hair posts in one day!

Only this one is about those days when you want to go sleek. Or sleek-ish (this is as close as I can get at home. I kind of lose patience after a while, so there are always some sneaky rebellious kinks going on on the under layers!). Continue reading NEW Moroccanoil Pure Argan Oil review

How to give your skin a Spring glow and BD Trade Secrets Vital Long Wear Foundation review

Here’s a great way to customise a slightly heavier foundation and make it more sheer and glowy for Spring (I’ve been doing this for the past week!). Continue reading How to give your skin a Spring glow and BD Trade Secrets Vital Long Wear Foundation review

Friday Beauty Faves: Emma Hardie, Superfacialist!

Have you ever tried Emma Hardie skincare? If not, you’re in for a treat AND it’s never been easy to get hold as the signature range of this FABULOUSA, London-based facialist and hotly sought after skincare authority has just gone into M&S! Continue reading Friday Beauty Faves: Emma Hardie, Superfacialist!

Why I’ll always love Paris (and other first fragrance loves!)

With Paris Fashion Week underway,  this morning I’m taking a nostalgic look back at some of my first French fragrance loves. Continue reading Why I’ll always love Paris (and other first fragrance loves!)

The Aerin effect: my favourite Aerin make-up and NEW Eyelight Concealer review

I absolutely LOVE the Aerin make-up range.

The signature range of Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of the legendary Estée, is beautifully edited and gorgeously packaged in elegant yet oh-so-modern powder pink and gold packaging (the soft drawstring make-up pouches are too lovely not to keep!).

But the formulations themselves are, I think, outstanding. I’ve snapped my favourites, above –  these are products I genuinely reach for all the time, because I love the way they apply, look and feel on the skin. Continue reading The Aerin effect: my favourite Aerin make-up and NEW Eyelight Concealer review

Friday Beauty Faves: Margo Marrone of The Organic Pharmacy

I’d describe Margo Marrone, gorgeous, glowing mama, super-clever pharmacist, homeopath and founder of the award-scooping, The Organic Pharmacy, as my ‘natural beauty conscience’! Continue reading Friday Beauty Faves: Margo Marrone of The Organic Pharmacy

Get glowing on a budget: Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil Body Scrub review

Spring is definitely in the air and we’re all thinking about getting down to a spot of post-winter dry and rough skin-zapping!

Whilst writing a ‘best of budget beauty’ feature for a magazine this week, I’ve discovered the Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil Body Scrub (£7.15), which launched last year and is one of the best I’ve come across – premium body polishes included!

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No 7 Gel-Look Shine Spring nail colours review

Love a gel-effect nail polish – great, glossy finish, good coverage – and I couldn’t resist snapping these two newbies from No 7 with a hot pink ZARA sale purchase (another one, I know …) and some lovely flowers from a friend!

These are the latest additions to the No 7 Gel-Look Shine Nail Colour range (£7 each, but I’ve just spotted that there’s a buy one, get half price offer on selected No 7 products right now!). Continue reading No 7 Gel-Look Shine Spring nail colours review

Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning review

This is, quite literally, an instant glow in a jar.

Or after a few hours, at most (or overnight. Nothing better than waking up feeling a little less winter washed-out!).

As you can tell from the photo, my pot of Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning (£19) has been well dipped-into (!), but I also wanted to capture the lovely, balmy consistency – one of the reasons why I like this formula so much.

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