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Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Cult Beauty Christmas Advent Calendar

Do you remember when beauty advent calendars first arrived on the scene, and everyone went a bit crazy for them? Then the following years, all the brands jumped on the bandwagon and it all became a bit samey.  I don't get especially excited about them in general, but Cult Beauty are releasing their first ever advent calendar and that is definitely one I'm excited about! I absolutely Cult Beauty and I tend to associate them with the festive period[...]


Anastasia Beverley Hills x Alyssa Edwards Palette

Few things kickoff an Instagram furore quite as effectively as a new ABH palette launch, so yesterday, when the news broke of the new Anastasia Beverley Hills x Alyssa Edwards Palette collaboration, within minutes it was inescapably everywhere! Alyssa Edwards is an American Drag Performer, who's most known for her appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race.  As we all know, Drag Queens are the true queens of eye make-up, so of course this collaboration is[...]

The Inkey List Skincare: The Innovation Line

[lookbook id="25531" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] *PR Samples/Gifted/PR Event* I attended an event today to mark the arrival of the new The Inkey List launches and I was going to write them up as soon as I'd had a chance to try them, but I wanted to give them a quick mention as I find the whole range really exciting, so I think you will too! If you haven't come across The Inkey List range of skincare before, they're a bu[...]


Five Exciting New Pixi Skintreats Skincare Launches

You may have seen on Instagram that some of us bloggers were lucky enough to sent the loveliest of rose-themed sendouts from Pixi recently, containing a beautifully presented package full of their iconic rose range.  Whilst researching the products to get the post ready, I had a little look at what was new on the Pixi site and couldn't believe how many new Skintreats had been launched! There are several new ranges, all of which contain several produc[...]

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[...]

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[...]

L’Oréal Paris x Balmain Paris Color Riche Collection

The L'Oréal Paris x Balmain Paris Color Riche collaboration is an exciting collection bringing leaders of the fashion and beauty world together, to create a collection of 12 lipsticks, edited into three 'stories' which are: Rock (blue packaging), Couture (black packaging) and Glamazone (green packaging). The shade list is incredibly diverse, whilst the formula is matte.  The campaign is fronted by a fantastic mix of strong, aspirational women,[...]

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette Reveal

When I was a kid, everyone was into Take That (the first time around, I'm that old) and I tried so hard to get into them because everyone else was, so I listened to their music, picked a favourite (Mark Owen) and generally made an effort to get into them, although my heart was never in it. I had the same sort of feeling about the Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette; everyone raved about it and I tried really hard to get excited about it, but my h[...]

A Quick Look at Deciem Newness (New Launches from NIOD, Hylamide, The Ordinary and ESHO)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Brandon Truaxe, the founder and brains behind all the Deciem brands (so NIOD, The Ordinary, Hylamide etc) who was in London to showcase some of the new and upcoming launches from Deciem.  There are so many exciting products coming our way, a few of which I thought I'd do a quick intro to so you can see what's new. First up, there are are a couple of new NIOD launches, starting with the one that I thi[...]