First Look


Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Everyone loves a cleansing balm and everyone loves Elemis, so when news broke that Elemis were launching their Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm*, I knew this would be something to get extremely excited about. The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the newest member of the award-winning Pro-Collagen family and is a pretty standard balm in the sense that it's formulated with oils and waxes as a facial cleanser that melts away make-up, dirt and grime.[...]

Models Own Fruit Pastels

Get your battle face ready as there are two Models Own collections going head-to-head on Twitter.  In the red corner we have the Ice Neons, and the blue corner sees the arrival of Fruit Pastels...worrying I've been thinking about the Fruit Pastels quite a lot today, and I've only just got the reference to the sweets.  This is old age, people, the decline has started. The wonderfully seasonal Fruit Pastels are locking-in to the typical Spring[...]


Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection

A new line from one of my all time favourite brands has arrived, and it's an absolute beaut of a collection by Bobbi Brown, called Lilac Rose.  Inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week SS13 and given the standard BB treatment of ensuring all shades are wearable, pretty and easy to work with, the collection consists of five limited edition products and three new lipgloss shades. The Limited Edition products in the Lilac Rose col[...]

First Look: Kiko Make-Up Milano

Now finally available to us woefully neglected UK residents is the amazing Kiko make-up brand.  The range is absolutely huge and doesn't just cover make-up, there's also skincare, nail care and a mega range of accessories too, so any beauty fanatics must check out the selection immediately if not sooner. I woke up yesterday to a wonderful bag of goodies from their Colours in the World collection, so here's a closer look at my favourite items s[...]

Laggridore Powder Perfumes

Laggridore are a French brand specialising in seasonal perfumes that come in the form of a powder compact.  I've not actually seen anything like this before and I really love the attention to detail; it's taken perfume and given it a more indulgent, pampering edge. The compacts are intricately designed with a real emphasis on luxury, and the compact arrives beautifully packaged. Laggridore release a new scent each season and currently have Spr[...]

Models Own Ice Neon Collection

Oh my gaaawd will you look at these? Just look at them!! Models Own will be launching their Ice Neon Collection at the end of this month and what a ridiculously gorgeous selection of shades it contains! There are five seriously bright neons that cover a great range of the colour spectrum; you don't often see a neon purple, do you? Interestingly, you're advised to keep them in your fridge to maintain their brightness; they're packaged in frosted[...]

Nail Newness from Seche and The Organic Pharmacy

There are some beautiful new nail shades coming our way to mark the (alleged) arrival of brighter and more summery weather; Prim & Polished from Seche and Organic Glam from The Organic Pharmacy.  Both collections contain typically summer shades, with Seche focusing on pastels and The Organic Pharmacy focusing more on brights and neither collection containing any shades that I wouldn't personally wear myself. Seche's Spring Colour Collectio[...]

Bioderma Coming to the UK

I'm sure everyone who's either reading this or has heard already will be thinking one thing: "FINALLY!"   Bioderma will be shortly launching in the UK, which for me means I won't have to faff about with importing Sensibio every time I run out.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, Bioderma Sensibio is the best (and the first!) Micellar solution available; absolutely nothing beats its effectiveness for make-up remover and I'm currently finishing u[...]


Boots No7 Ballerina Beauty

Boots No7 have done something a bit different this season, and I have to say, I think it's a really great idea.  Rather than release a load of new products to work with seasonal trends, they've instead released two key products which will allow you to update your make-up kit to keep it on trend, without having to spend a fortune.  Basically, you work with what you've got and add a couple of updates to stay modern, so the look created includes curren[...]


Paul & Joe Cheek Colour Collection

At the start of February, ten shades of Paul & Joe Cheek Colour will be available for our consuming pleasure, and they are ever so pretty.  The press release reads, "get prepared to play with the new cheek colour collection" which I think is the perfect way to describe how this collection appears; it looks fun, fresh, girly and very, very covetable! Each Chrysanthemum embossed and interchangeable compact contains two complimentary shades, and[...]

Illamasqua I'mperfection

Illamasqua I’mperfection Collection (picture heavy!)

Prepare yourself as there is a lot to get excited about from Illamsqua's new collection, I'mperfection. I'mperfection (a play on the words imperfection/I'm perfection; but I'm sure you worked that out!) focuses on the idea that we should explore and celebrate our imperfections rather than attempt to conceal them.  For example, Illamasqua model Jo has an obvious birthmark covering a large portion of her face, but rather than cover it in concealing m[...]