Monday, 29 November 2010

Perricone MD Cleansing Treatment Bar

Breakouts are the bain of my life. There is nothing worse than having to cover up your skin just to feel normal. When you ned to step up your skin care to battle a breakout, try this.

Perricone MD Cleansing Treatment Bar.

Yes its a bar of soap, how very retro. It contains Glycolic Acid and Dr Perricone's signature ingredients to resurface and reveal a healthy glowing complexion. Not only does it shrink and dry out spots, it exfoliates without scrubbing. Soap can often feel drying and make your skin tight, but this doesnt, You're left feeling hydrated, clean and glowing. You can also use this all over your body and target areas such as elbows and knees for a good exfoliation. It lathers well so you dont use much for each application and you can use this on the days you need it rather than everyday. It doesnt smell like a chemical timebomb either, just clean and fresh. When I used this I had a noticeable reduction in the size of spots and they were dried out and gone within a couple of days. Perfect. I highly recommend this little gem.

perricone md treatment bar


Friday, 26 November 2010

Get the party glow with The Sanctuary Bidadri range

So winter has set in. That means hot baths, cold air, heating blasting and ultimately, dry skin. Yuck. Out comes the intensive moisturising routines and the search for glowing skin for the Christmas Party!

Want a way to cheat?! Of course you do!
The Sanctuary Bidadari luxury body wash is your new friend. The shimmering body wash is based on an Indonesian cleansing ritual. It is clean smelling and adds a nice glow to your skin without chunks of glitter everywhere. Its so subtle that a slick of moisturiser and you're good to go. For an extra glow you can follow with the Shimmering Body Soufflé to brighten and leave your skin beaming.

Get yours from The Sanctuary or Boots in time for the party season.



Wednesday, 24 November 2010

My Xmas Wishlist.. contd. Burberry Brit

What do you buy the girl who has everything for xmas? A limited edition bottle of one of her favourite perfumes of course.
Burberry Brit is a classic, timeless fragrance and can smell it a mile off. I wouldnt say its for everyone but the rub down of this, to me, is lovely. Burberry have launched a limited edition bottle which is sleek a looks like an expensive present! Ok to the RRP is £55 but buy it here and you save yourself some dosh.

Dont risk an upset girlfriend on xmas day... get her something she'll love!

burberry brit


Monday, 22 November 2010

ELLE UK first ever Beauty Awards 2010

A few weeks ago ELLE announced their first ever ELLE Beauty Awards hosted by publisher, Rita Lewis.

The award ceremony was held at The Club at The Ivy honoured the 15 winning and 12 highly commended products which included Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, Morroccanoil Treatment, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara and Chanel No19.

Alongside the winners arer some cult products that we love but also the ones we have found work the best like Sudocream. Everyone raves about it but you never see it beat some of the high end brands.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Vivienne Westwood Boudoir

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Express Pro Self Tanning Dry Mist

Morroccanoil Treatment

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara

Nars, The Multiple

Chanel No.19

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Sisley Emulsion Ecologique

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Crème

Highly Commended
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle UV Damage Corrector

Crème de la Mer Lip Balm

VO5 Styling Mousse

Kiehl’s Silk Groom

L’Oreal Professional Techni.Art Fix Design

Prada Infusion d’Iris

L’Oreal Techni.Art Hote Style Corrector

Lancome Genefique Serum

Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter

Estee Lauder Youth Dew

YSL Rouge

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Colours

You can see all the winning products in ELLE's december issue which is out now.

ELLE Beauty Awards


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Box of Bling from Myface.cosmetics

I know its coming up to the time of giving... but you can always give to yourself too!

Myface.cosmetics are giving away a box of bling when you spend £15. The box is worth £25 and contains 3 full sized products. My advice to stock up quickly! These will fly off the shelves just like the lil bling range! So you can buy some secret santa bits then keep the box of bling for yourself!

The offer is available in Boots stores, online and at now.
box of bling


Saturday, 20 November 2010

BBLL - Saturday 18th November

Emma shows the surprising amount of coverage offered by Laura Merciers Tinted Moisturiser over at BirdsDecorateBranches!

Whitney from Whitz World of Beauty tells the adventure of her Spa Day at Alexis K in Solana Beach, California!

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot has been busy trialling and testing new NIVEA skin care. Check out her honest product reviews on the products and share your thoughts on the brand.

Rachel discovers duochrome nails with the new Accessorize range over at at Queen of Turquoise.

Readers at share their tried and tested tips for recreating the ultimate salon blow dry DIY style!

Beautywoome highlights the rebirth of the early '90s cream-mauve-plum nail.

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for November is one to be thankful for! It's an exclusive interview with Tammy from Meow Cosmetics.

The Gloss Goss found love in the form of Chanel Extrait de Gloss and ended up going back for more.

Retrodiva has five steps for getting glowing skin just in time for the holidays.

Madame B Fatale talks about how she likes to get hair free for summer.

Join in the weekly This or That fun over at Audrey Dao - Confessions of a Beautyholic.

The Lip Print go pink crazy with Lush's Snow Fairy Christmas treats!

Blaq Vixen Beauty recently learned that the CoverGirl Queen Collection is getting an upgrade in the lipstick collection come January 2011.

Jellyminx reveals a brief history of her hair through some comical photos!

Krasey Beauty takes a look at some of the newest editions to the Ellis Faas cosmetics range, just in time for the holidays.

Do you love NARS Orgasm but hate the price? Katie at My Lips But Better has the scoop on a dupe!

Makeup Zombie has a Blush Showdown featuring the cult classic NARS "Orgasm" blush!

Sarah at IHeartCosmetics decides once and for all if Cloud Nine hair straighteners are better than GHD ones.

Did you miss Toronto IMATS 2010? Don't worry Jenn from Spiced Beauty has the full event coverage here.

Jeweled Thumb discovers a Chanel Paradoxal dupe that has arrived on American shores!

Amy Antoinette has afternoon tea with Alexa Chung at the Lacoste Touch of Pink perfume launch.

Daily Polish finally conquers an 18 month lemming with Jessica's Birds of Paradise...possibly the most beautiful purple polish in existence? You decide!


theNotice gets a new "home" (okay, a new url...) and is celebrating with a flatiron giveaway!

Beauty Crazed not only shows you all of the Givenchy holiday fragrance sets, they are giving one away!

Make a Wish Smashbox's Perfect Pencils set on Prime Beauty--it may come true!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation

Foundation for me has to make me look alive. Thats probably the main reason I wear it. I want to look less me and more made up. But some days, I dont want to pile it on just to go to the shops.

Max Factor have launched their weightless foundation. Its oil free and offers 'flawless coverage with a weightless feel'. This foundation is perfect for 'no make up' days or days where you just want an even complexion as opposed to get the trowl out! When my skin is misbehaving, I definitely need concealer too. A good staple for my collection and great for holidays.
You can get yours from Boots now.
maxfactor weightless foundation


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Organic Surge Cashback Offer!

From today until 25th November, Organic Surge has decided to treat their customers by offering £10 Cash Back on their Skincare range. Simply buy three Organic Surge Skincare products at Boots stores nationwide, send your receipt to Organic Surge and wait to receive £10 back.

It is simple and easy to do:

· Purchase 3 of your favourite Organic Surge Skincare products (priced from £5.99 to £7.99)

· Log on to

· Download and fill in the application redemption form (two redemptions per person)

· Send the completed form and your receipt to Organic Surge by 30th November

· Await your £10 Cash Back from Organic Surge

Get shopping now!


Friday, 12 November 2010

New at Eyeko...

Eyeko's latest offerings are cute, on trend and the smell screams nostalgia!

Introducing, London Lips Lipgloss(pictured right). This comes in 6 London area named colours from Knightsbridge to Shoreditch and everywhere in between. Well pigmented, lip smacking and long lasting.

Fat Balms are back(pictured left). The Raspberry one is a lovely berry colour, perfect for Autumn and that flushed look.

make up 258

Get yours here.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Wella SP - Volume

Volume... yes I am at it again. Battling the forever need to put some oomph into my locks. Wella are launching a new styling range called SP. In the range is a volumising foam, styling lotion & hairspray.

My favourite is the volumising foam- Delicate Volume, which is the perfect way to describe the effect it gives. I decant 2 pumps into my hands then distrubute evenly over damp hair, follow with a few spritz on my roots of the styling lotion, Resolute Lift and blow dry as normal. There is lift, there is hold but there isnt crispy, overprocessed hair. Lovely. Not only does it protect from heat styling, it also protects against harmful UV rays.

You can buy yours from all good salons from January 2011.


Monday, 8 November 2010

Smell of the week...

Ecover Shower Gel in Citrus & Orange Blossom. Ecover’s personal care range is not only kind to the environment but also pH neutral, meaning it's gentle on your skin too. Ecover hand soap and shower gel are biodegradable and, once they go down the plughole, have a minimum impact on aquatic life.

Fresh, fruity and just the right amount of refreshing for your morning shower. I love it so much, I'm using the hand wash too.

They are available in two natural, plant based fragrances: lavender and aloe vera and current favourite citrus and orange blossom - both designed to relax, soothe and regenerate the skin.

This somehow makes up for getting out of bed in the dark!

ecover citrus


Friday, 5 November 2010

My ever growing Christmas wishlist...

Each time I open a magazine or go to my inbox... my xmas wishlist is growing. At an astronomical rate!

The latest additions are...

Cashmere Travel Set from Cowshed.

Imagine slipping those socks and eye mask on next time you fly...

cowshed cashmere set

STEAMCREAM Lola Edition.

Pay homage to our love of Lola's cupcakes... without the calories.

lola steamcream
Whats on your wishlist??

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Revlon Limited Edition Gucci Westman Palette

You know those palettes that always come in handy to throw in your bag when you are rushing from place to place each day?

Revlon are giving away a free Limited Edition multi-use palette designed by Gucci Westman and used at Paris, New York & London Fashion Week. The colours can be used on eyes, cheeks or lips. Perfect for that tube journey makeover!

You can get yours when you spend £20 on Revlon Cosmetics at Boots now!

make up 257


Monday, 1 November 2010

Liz Earle Superskin - Eye & Lip Treatment

My new found love for eye creams continues with Liz Earle's Superskin Eye & Lip Treatment. It claims to visibly plump & smooth... which... it does.

I am using this as a night eye cream while I finish up my last day one. This offers just the right amount of moisture to make a difference but doesnt leave a film on your skin which is perfect for morning & night. One little pump works for both eyes as well as the lip line. I had never given thought to the lip area until this product came along. Eyes were my priority but of course, take Pat Butcher for example! (Google her if you are not in the UK). I dont want a cats behind for lips, thank you.

Yes the bottle is small but a little goes a long way with this little gem. You can get yours here.

liz earle lip & eye

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