What is an Essence?

Here at Bath & Unwind, we have recently taken on Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Essence, so we thought we should explain what an essence actually is. Essence -noun An extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other matter and used for flavouring or scent. Synonyms: extract, concentrate, quintessence, distillate, elixir, abstraction, juice, tincture, solution, dilution. OK, time to drop the knowledge bomb! Essence is a … Continue reading What is an Essence?

Who are The Konjac Sponge Company?

Here at Bath & Unwind HQ we are loving The Konjac Sponge Company, that is like no other. We have been lucky enough to have an insight into the company and learn more about these phenomenal sponges. When we knew this brand would launch we were given a sponge to try, I was given the pink clay, for tired, devitalised skin. I instantly loved the … Continue reading Who are The Konjac Sponge Company?

Our Best Beauty Bag Yet…..

We just wanted to share our newest beauty Bag with you, we have worked so hard getting 22, yes 22 products together for the ultimate travel bag (all products are under 100ml so perfect for flights). We had so many products we struggled closing the bag – it is jam packed full of products. We are so grateful to all of the brands who have … Continue reading Our Best Beauty Bag Yet…..

We Love… August

Essie Bridal Collection polishes Sugar-candy and milkshake shades add just the right romantic touch whether you’re the bride or a super-chic guest. Try delicate milky hues with a bright outfit or bolder sugared almond tones with a paler look.   Beauty Editor favourite I would scoop up the whole range of Phyto travel kits if I could – these rainbow bags are not only super … Continue reading We Love… August

We love… June

We’ll be bringing you a roundup of the very best new products hitting Bath & Unwind each month and June is packed full of perfect holiday picks, plus the top new skincare launches to help you achieve your best summer skin yet.   Gym bag hero Ole Henriksen’s rainbow range of face cloths has been a fixture in our office gym kits and look set to be a summer … Continue reading We love… June

Exclusive Q&A with Ole Henriksen

We recently caught up with Ole Henriksen, founder of his own-name brand Ole Henriksen and probably the happiest cosmetician we’ve ever met, to discuss skincare, the latest products the brand has to offer and where he gets his energy and zest for life from at the age of 62 (and yet doesn’t look a day over 45)… So Ole, tell us about your latest products… The … Continue reading Exclusive Q&A with Ole Henriksen

Divine moments

  Going on holiday? Have a special event or a hot date that you need to prepare for? Continue reading to learn more about Caudalie‘s newest body offerings – the Divine range. Written by the lovely Nesrin and Temi from Caudalie. If you’ve not heard of the award-winning Divine Oil, then let us tell you about it. Sixty percent of plant oils; grape seed, hibiscus, … Continue reading Divine moments

The science of Nuxellence

This year so far seems to be the year for scientific research based beauty discoveries. I keep coming across new products with a wealth of complex information behind how they work. I don’t really need to know the science; I’m mostly interested in whether or not they work as well as they claim, but I can’t help but find the science fascinating. So, for all … Continue reading The science of Nuxellence

Need a facial boost? Astalift Re-Plumping Moisture Mask is your saviour

I’ve become a bit of a mask addict of late, and recently had the pleasure of trialling a new spa facial mask from the relatively new brand-on-the-block Astalift. Launched in 2012, Astalift was THE brand of year. Created by Fujifilm, (yes the same company that produces your camera!) Astalift uses a naturally occurring antioxidant called Astaxanthin in all their products to shield skin against the daily environmental damage that can cause … Continue reading Need a facial boost? Astalift Re-Plumping Moisture Mask is your saviour

Ren – tried and tested

Here at Bath & Unwind HQ, we were really excited about the launch of Ren on our website. And the minute a selection of products came into our office we were all dying to try everything out! So – without further ado – here is what we thought of the products we tried. Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish “This is a really gentle exfoliator, and although … Continue reading Ren – tried and tested

Introducing: This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence

Some may think that a skincare brand calling their latest product a ‘Wonder Essence’ is slightly immodest. However, I’m confident that the latest This Works product will live up to its name and, with the help of Creative Director Kathy Phillips, I’ll explain why… The use of essences and elixirs is widespread throughout parts of Asia, including Japan and Korea. However, despite its obsession with youthful looks, most of … Continue reading Introducing: This Works No Wrinkles Wonder Essence

Sneak peek: OPI Euro Centrale collection

We write many nail colour/nail art related posts on here and you may or may not have noticed that none of them are posted by me! Well, it’s because I am lazy, so very lazy when it comes to my nails and I rarely paint them. Fake tan, face mask, cellulite cream… I manage to find the time most nights for all of these things … Continue reading Sneak peek: OPI Euro Centrale collection

Innovation and art from Laqa & Co.

For someone who loves a bit of casual nail art, our new brand Laqa & Co. has really ticked a lot of my boxes. Great range of colours, check. Amazing packaging complete with bespoke artwork from young designers, check. A better way to apply nail polish, check. Matching lip pencils to complete the look, check. Above is a selection of the bespoke artwork that inspires the brand. Pretty … Continue reading Innovation and art from Laqa & Co.

Introducing: OPI Skyfall

Excitement has been brewing over the last few weeks at Bath & Unwind over OPI’s latest collection…and  it’s finally here! In celebration of 50 years of James Bond on our screens, and the latest Bond film, the OPI Skyfall Collection pays homage to the classic James Bond films of times past. From pearly gun-metal shade Moonraker, to the multi-hued glitter of The Living Daylights, this collection is super glamorous, seductive … Continue reading Introducing: OPI Skyfall

Bumble and bumble backstage at NY Fashion Week S/S 2013

It’s one thing to hear that your favourite brands will be backstage at the London and New York Fashion weeks, and quite another to see them in action! Here are a few short videos from Bumble and bumble on Youtube and some of their work at New York Fashion Week S/S 2013. Some great tips on how to get those runway looks, and don’t forget … Continue reading Bumble and bumble backstage at NY Fashion Week S/S 2013