First Look

A Quick Intro to Wet n Wild Cosmetics

I've heard amazing things about Wet n Wild on and off for absolutely years, so when I heard they were FINALLY coming over to the UK, I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on the goods.¬† They've actually been over here for a little while, but Boots have taken them on, meaning we now have access to a much more comprehensive selection.¬† Wet n Wild are a budget-friendly, cruelty-free make-up brand that are the number one value brand in America.¬[...]

Spark Beauty at Feel Unique – Championing the Indie Beauty Brand

There was a time, not that long ago, when indie beauty often consisted of body oils, handmade soap, and little else, but thankfully the indie beauty market is now thriving, and packed full of great, interesting brands that deserve our attention.  Cottoning on to this, Feel Unique have launched their Sparks Beauty destination, which sources some of the great overseas indie brands and gives them a platform for exposure.  I attended an event recent[...]

New Launches from Omorovicza

I've come to the conclusion that the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm is my all-time favourite cleanser as it is such a joy to use.  Omorovicza do some truly amazing cleansers and they are one of my ultimate luxury skincare brands - I genuinely get excited whenever they launch anything new, so you can imagine how I felt when all this newness launched and I couldn't wait to share it with you. Omorovicza have a whole host of iconic products[...]

Three New Launches from The Ordinary

Doesn't it feel like The Ordinary have been around for absolutely ages? Yet it isn't even two years since they first launched their fantastic range of affordable skincare, and at the rate they keep adding to their line, it's quite amazing that they're still such a young brand.  I'm always excited to find out what's new and I know you guys like to hear about it too, so here's a quick look at three of the newest The Ordinary launches: The pr[...]

Four New Murad Launches

I'm having a total love-in with Murad recently, having revisited some of my earlier favourites and reminded myself of just how fabulous they are; they really do have some amazingly effective products so I'm always excited to hear what's new from them. They've been a busy bunch lately with lots of new launches, so I thought I'd introduce you to the most recent four so you can see what's new. The Retinol Youth Renewal Serum was hugely success[...]

New Launches from Dove (along with some older favourites)

Whenever I write something about Dove, I start it in pretty much the same way, by declaring the fact that I have a real soft spot for the brand - it's just one of those brands that I've grown up loving and I can still remember adverts that were played when I was a kid, plus the products are always the sort of thing that speaks to me and gets me intrigued...and let's not forget that it's a budget brand too, so it ticks a lot of boxes! I recently at[...]

Benefit BADGal Bang Mascara

Benefit really are very good at generating buzz; all us beauty fans have been quietly obsessing about what the newest launch from Benefit is, and it turns out, it's a fabulous mascara! I know Benefit have lots of great products, but I think if most people had to pick one that they associate with the brand the most, it's mascara, so a big and warm welcome to the newest member of the family, the Benefit BadGal Bang Mascara. Benefit BadGal Ba[...]

Julep Beauty Now at QVC UK

I heard of Julep years ago when I saw the Julep beauty boxes doing the rounds on American blogs; at the time they were basically nail subscription services (I think they've expanded to include Julep makeup too now, although we don't have the service over here) and I thought they looked amazing! Julep have launched into QVC recently with a capsule collection of exciting and innovative makeup and skincare. I'll be reviewing a few of the products in[...]

A Trio of Launches from OPI (Christmas, Lisbon and Chrome Powders)

I popped along to an OPI event last week to see all of the lovely newness coming our way in the next few months.  The Love OPI, XOXO collection is the Christmas launch from OPI, containing 12 festive shades with literally something for everyone, featuring a variety of formulas, finishes and colours.  I won't go into too much detail as I've got a Christmas nails post going live next week that includes swatches of all twelve shades, but as the col[...]

Profusion Cosmetics FINALLY Launching in the UK

Earlier this year, I started putting together a post regarding ranges that I wished would come over to the UK, with the sole inspiration being Profusion Cosmetics.  I follow them on Instagram and it's one of the most frustrating experiences, since they regularly post pictures of products I immediately want, before I realise it's from them and I can't get it. Technically, I could order from them and ship it all over, but they're a budget ra[...]

Gigi Hadid x Maybelline East Coast and West Coast Makeup Collections

  Last week I received an e-mail regarding the launch of the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline Jetsetter Palette launch.¬† It felt like I hit refresh to then receive a follow-up e-mail stating that the palette had sold out - it was a limited release so there weren't that many about, but predictably, they disappeared within minutes.¬† The Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection is going to be huge, in every sense, as there's actually quite a lot of produc[...]