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New Nails Inc Colour Collections

Nails Inc have launched four new sets of colour collections which I wanted to share with you as they're oh-so-pretty! Each collection is themed and contains 4 full-sized shades for £25. Royal Blues collection contains: Chelsea Physic Garden (pastel blue), Baker Street (cobalt blue), Haymarket (dark egg blue) and Kensington Park Road (neon blue). Heatwave collection contains: Shoreditch (hot pink), The Hurlingham (tomato red), Baker[...]


New Additions to Sainsbury’s Beauty: Skin Therapy and Aroma Actives

You may recall a post I wrote a little while ago regarding the new arrival of make-up brand Boutique, which lands in Sainsbury's later this year.  I think most beauty bloggers tend to get more carried away with the visual excitement of a make-up brand when it comes to new launches, as we're a fickle bunch, and all that colour, texture and immediate payoff gets us all excited!  However, there are actually three brands worth discussing, all of whi[...]


Concoction Bespoke Haircare: Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Concoction are a brand who I wrote about last week when they had their pop-up shop in Selfridges.  I've already explained their concept, so to cut a long story short, the idea is that you can create your own, personal shampoo prescription that will contain 'shots' that are specific to your hair type.  You pick a base scent, two of these shots and mix them all together to create your bespoke shampoo.  There's also a conditioner available that come[...]

Boots No7 #TahDa! Campaign

At the end of last week I was watching a documentary on UK comedy sketch show Not The Nine O'Clock News, when a picture from a magazine cover of the leading female star, Pamela Stephenson, appeared on the screen.  It struck me how incredibly authentic and natural, yet still amazingly beautiful the image was.  You could see the fine lines of her forehead, the signs of tiredness under her eyes and the light glow of oily skin on her forehead, yet i[...]

Seventeen On The Spot Foundation

It's the year of fabulous new spot-fighting products and I can't try any of them, because the majority of them make full use of breakout-busting wonder ingredient, salicylic acid, which regular readers will know I can't go anywhere near due to pregnancy.  Still, it doesn't mean I can't keep you guys updated on what's happening and today I thought I'd give you a belated heads-up on a new make-up product that contains salicylic acid, Seventeen On the S[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Method Hand Washes

I realise it's a big ask to get excited about a hand wash, but to be honest, considering the basic role they fulfill in our day-t0-day lives, I think there are plenty of ways they can go rather wrong! For example, they can lather too much or too little, smell bad, leave a residue or dry out hands.  So I have a standard for my hand washes and I really like these offerings from Method. I was sent two variants of the four available Method hand wa[...]

Instagram Weekly No.5

That time again! Here's a look at a few of my favourite images from my Instagram feed over the past week.   Top Row All-you-can-eat BBQ? I might have to move there.  A little L'Oreal-specific binge.  Little Man's first proper outfit (that he won't be able to wear until he's 6 months old). Middle Row New arrivals from Simple Skincare.  Gorgeous afternoon tea courtesy of tanning brand Cocoa Brown. My new Concoction hair products;[...]

Off-Topic: My Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist

The bods at Money Supermarket recently got in touch to ask me and a few other bloggers if we'd share our Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist.  I will always jump at the chance to get involved with anything a little bit musical, as after beauty blogging, music comes a close second in my list of passions and I've recently completed an MA in Popular Music.  Whilst it's good fun to put together a playlist, there was a serious message being relayed behind t[...]


Philips Visapure – Review and Competition

Firstly, couple of apologies; I've had this brush for absolutely ages, but I wanted to do a review with a competition which I couldn't do until I'd done all the other competitions I had lined up and go them all sorted and closed, which took longer than expected! Secondly, sorry I haven't launched another competition sooner, but I'm hoping to make it up to you guys this month by launching two *amazing* competitions, the first of which is this one...but[...]

Pre-Birth Essential Treatment at Thai Square Spa

Few beauty bloggers can state that the perks of what we do aren't amazing, and the fact that I've had the privilege of not one, but two courtesy visits to Thai Square Spa proves that point! Last time I visited for a Traditional Thai Facial, and this time I was welcomed back for a Pre-Birth Essential.  I won't go into too much detail around the spa, as you can read about that in my original post here, but I will state that all the wonderful extras I e[...]


Mary Kay at Play

Mary Kay is one of those brands that I think most people have heard of, but few have actually encountered.  This is likely due to the fact that it's a consultant-led brand (think Avon before you could buy it online) so unless you're familiar with the brand or know a consultant, you're unlikely to have crossed paths at any stage. However, they've actually been around for 50 years and have a massive selection of products available, most of w[...]