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

Bath & Unwind pick their favourite holiday products

Jetting off on holiday? Wonderful. Worrying about what on earth you should be packing in that all-important makeup bag? Not so wonderful… To help you navigate your way through whatever the summer might throw at your skin, the Bath & Unwind team have shared their top travel picks, and a few other summer must-haves to see you through that heatwave in style. Francesca – Beauty Editor Decleor … Continue reading Bath & Unwind pick their favourite holiday products

Fancy giving natural beauty a go? Here are our head-to-toe favourites

This month we’re focusing on the best the natural world has to offer, which means fewer synthetics for your skin. So whether you’re an ‘au natural gal’ already, or want to try something new for Spring, get yourself feeling as fresh as a daisy with this lovely lot. Hair Jason is a Californian brand whose entire colourful range is free from synthetic ingredients that can be … Continue reading Fancy giving natural beauty a go? Here are our head-to-toe favourites

The best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2014

The gothic eye At Marc by Marc Jacobs, glossy black liner was taken all the way round the eye for a little added intensity. The rest of the face stayed neutral to keep the whole vibe clean and elegant. The metallic lip Rodarte gave rich blackberry lips a hit of pewter shimmer. Try applying a dark lippie before dabbing a little glimmering eyeshadow into the … Continue reading The best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter 2014

Our edit of Valentine’s gifts with a twist

Looking for a little twist on Valentine’s Day classics? We have just the thing! Diamonds When budget is a little tight, there’s no need to forgo the sparkle. From left to right: Redken Diamond Oil, Leighton Denny Diamond Ice, Steam Cream Pink Diamond Flowers Try some beautiful blooms that will last a whole lot longer than three days! From left to right: Korres Wild Rose … Continue reading Our edit of Valentine’s gifts with a twist

Tips and tricks for tackling pigmentation and dark spots

What causes pigmentation? There are a variety of factors that could be involved, but the most likely cause is sun damage. Exposure to its rays can cause an increase in melanin production (a pigment designed to help protect the skin) which over time can clump together resulting in dark patches. Other known triggers include hormones and, of course, the dreaded stress. If you think this … Continue reading Tips and tricks for tackling pigmentation and dark spots

A Quick Guide To 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

Autumn/Winter Beauty Trends 2013

We take a quick peek at the key Autumn/Winter 2013 beauty looks we’ll be channelling this season. As seen at: Marc Jacobs & Just Cavalli Get the look with: Joico Body Luxe Root Lift As seen at: Matthew Williamson & Burberry Get the look with: DuWop Browwow As seen at: Louis Vuitton & Derek Lam Get the look with: Korres Colour Guava Lipstick in Red … Continue reading Autumn/Winter Beauty Trends 2013

Get a well-groomed gent for Christmas with our roundup of gifts for men

O Come Let Us Adore Him… Christmas is the perfect time to make it clear in no uncertain terms that you expect your other half/male family members and friends to obey the new rules of modern man. They may never agree to put the toilet seat down or have that back waxed, but with these beauties you can at least subtly phase in a smidgen … Continue reading Get a well-groomed gent for Christmas with our roundup of gifts for men

Stocking fillers

We know exactly how you feel… We, like you, have Pinterest boards a’brimming with DIY festive inspiration. Last December we promised ourselves that we would save money next yuletide by knitting tacky jumpers, baking Christmas cake pops (these ones are fantastic!) and hand sewing Nordic-themed bunting. Ah, to live in the world. But alas, October/November is upon us, and we haven’t got the time or inclination to lug … Continue reading Stocking fillers

Confessions of a makeup-phobe

I have an admission which as a woman is something I’m rather ashamed of. I’m in my early (almost mid!) thirties and don’t have a clue about makeup. In fact, skincare generally leaves me cold so I do a very good impression of an ostrich. If I don’t do anything I can’t be doing that much wrong can I?! Unfortunately, I’ve realised that although I still see myself in my (late) … Continue reading Confessions of a makeup-phobe

Best products for sensitive skin

“I can’t because I have sensitive skin” There are so many times I have heard and used this phrase throughout my life. The latest glittery bubble bath my friends were using, the must-have fake tan that girls swore by, those amazing face washes for teenage spots – I could use none of them, as it would effect my sensitive, eczema-prone skin VERY badly. Endless trips … Continue reading Best products for sensitive skin

Cold or ‘flu interrupting your breathing at bedtime?

After surviving the January blues, I thought I may have avoided the cold lurgy that’s been spreading throughout our office…how wrong I was. The first week in February, I was struggling to sleep at night due too my annoyingly stuffy nose (sad face). So along with some painkillers and heavy doses of vitamin C, I decided to purchase some goodies to help relax after a tiresome … Continue reading Cold or ‘flu interrupting your breathing at bedtime?