Not too long ago, the “matte look” was trending and us make-up fanatics were looking like porcelain beauties. However, recently the trend has done a 180 turn and now the trend is the “dewy look”. Did we suddenly realise we aged and therefore needed to look fresher? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, if you do it right you can look like a … Continue reading How To Get That Dewy Look
We got a chance to sit down and talk all things beauty with the founder of cult age perfecting beauty range, Studio 10. Tell us about yourself and your business? Studio 10 is my passion. I’d reached a point in my life where I was looking for a makeup range designed for women as they age. I needed more than products with just added anti-ageing ingredients, but that … Continue reading All you need to know… Studio 10
With winter well and truly here (boo!) and the promise of festive parties just around the corner (hurrah!), we’ve been all about the red lips here at B&U. Instantly chic, we’ve been dying to try them out so a couple of our favourite staffers volunteered to try two different looks and report back on everything from how the products worked to how well they lasted. At-the-Office … Continue reading Get the Look – Red Lips
There’s always a go-to product in every woman’s make-up bag which will instantly transform their face and make them feel elegant and revitalised! There’s nothing as alluring as a perfect set of red lips as they create a timeless look that will always be stylish, but it can be hard to find the right shade. That’s where our quick guide to red lips comes in. Striking red lipstick … Continue reading A Quick Guide To Red Lips
Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! Attention style mavens! Somerset House hails the arrival of one of fashion’s most iconic wardrobes. Over 100 pieces owned by the late Isabella Blow are on loan from Daphne Guinness and go on display this month – there’s sure to be a stampede! Famous for her eccentric sense of style (necklaces shaped like lobsters, hats shaped like…well, everything!) and for her … Continue reading What’s Hot in November
Melanie and I were lucky enough to recently meet international makeup artist Karim Sataar and have a sneaky preview of his new Dear Eyes… makeup range for Dr Hauschka. He very kindly offered to give us a makeover to show us the versatility of this new range, and here are the results. Karim always starts his makeovers by making a quick assessment of your skin … Continue reading Dr Hauschka, Dear Eyes…
It’s a trendy topic right now. There is just so much stuff out there. Everyone wants to sell us something, and they want to keep selling it, so they make it quick, cheap and constantly improving, just ever-so slightly… everything is trend-based so in six months you will inevitably be completely bored with your new thing and moving on to the next newer new thing. … Continue reading Quality and upcycling
With the spotlight this week being on the launch of the new Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ and OPI’s collaborative stunning new nail lacquer collection, I thought it would only be fair to pay homage to my favourite Bond girl of the lot: Dominique Derval, aka Domino, as played by French actress Claudine Auger in Thunderball. Domino is the epitome of 60s chic – it’s all about the feline … Continue reading Topple men like Dominos with this Bond-esque look
I love anything that’s a little bit different – I’m talking yellow eye shadow and neon pink lips. So I am all over beauty’s latest trend…nail art! I think adding a little bit of personality to make something stand out is a great idea. So, with this in mind, I decided to try my hand at my very own nail art. Now, this is the first … Continue reading My little dabble with nail art!
Since I started working at Bath & Unwind, I have become a bit of a nail polish addict. This is my guide to the perfect DIY manicure. Step 1. Firstly, remove any traces of nail varnish from your nails with some cotton wool and nail polish remover. I like to use OPI Acetone Free Polish Remover as it doesn’t dry out my nails. Step 2. … Continue reading DIY manicure and ten of my favourite shades
Sometimes in life, especially when trying new makeup products, you just have to take a leap of faith. Sometimes that leap of faith doesn’t pay off and you end up with a bright orange foundation or a clumpy mascara. Sometimes, said leap of faith does pay off, very well in fact, and you end up with the best blush you could have ever discovered. I took a leap … Continue reading Get out of your blush rut!
This short video from OpiProducts on Youtube highlights the colours in their popular Shatter Collection, and also gives a quick tutorial and best practices for applying and getting the most out of all your shatter nail polishes. Continue reading OPI Shatter collection video
Quick tutorial from OpiProducts on Youtube on how to create leopard accent nails. Continue reading Leopard nail tutorial from OPI
The colour of my eyes is very hard to describe. They are a greeny-bluey-grey colour; they are not just one colour but a mixture of all three. One thing I can say about them is the darker I wear my eye makeup or the more black I wear around my eyes, they more dull they look. Take all that away and my eyes actually look … Continue reading Make over your eye colour