Wonderloving: Ellis Faas Makeup

The products i use the most barely get a mention here so I’m remedying that with the Wonderloving series. Next up for the Wonderloving treatment is ELLIS FAAS.  I’ve previously mentioned the concealer, which is my favourite ever, in What’s In My Make-up Bag. It was love at first sight when I set eyes on the ELLIS FAAS makeup collection. Founded by Ellis Faas, a Dutch makeup … Continue reading Wonderloving: Ellis Faas Makeup

Beauty News: Checking Out Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty, the first beauty collection from designer Marc Jacobs, launched to huge fanfare stateside last year. It’s available exclusively at selected Marc Jacob stores in the USA and inshore and online at Sephora. I have heard rumours that it will be coming to the UK this year so fingers crossed. On my last trip to the USA, it was one the brands I … Continue reading Beauty News: Checking Out Marc Jacobs Beauty

Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

For anyone who doesn’t know, Sephora is basically the ultimate beauty sweet shop. It stocks all the big beauty brands such as Chanel and Bobbi Brown alongside funky niche ones such as bite, Edward Bess, Ellis Faas. They are also often the first to stock new ranges like the new Marc Jacobs Beauty and exclusive kits not available anywhere else. Most importantly for me, the … Continue reading Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

Beauty News: Brand New Moroccanoil Body Products Coming Soon

It’s not fair, why does the USA always gets all the exciting beauty products before we do here in UK (stomps off, slams door, comes back, sits down in huff). During my recent trip to Los Angeles I spotted lots of goodies which I’ll be sharing. First up – did you know that Moroccanoil have launched a whole body collection? I saw these babies in … Continue reading Beauty News: Brand New Moroccanoil Body Products Coming Soon

Nailing It: Yellow Fever! (Barry M yellow nail paint)

I love yellow. It’s just so cheering and spirit lifting. I defy you to feel sorry for yourself when looking at yellow.  Jo over at Patent Purple Life recently blogged about her “sunshine in a bottle”, (Maybelline Colorshow Electric Yellow) which inspired me to catch yellow fever and go bright with my nails too. The nail polish on my fingers tends to be on the dark … Continue reading Nailing It: Yellow Fever! (Barry M yellow nail paint)

Bite Beauty Launches Lip Lab: Custom Made Lipstick in 7 Minutes!

I do love retail innovation and this beauty concept from BITE Beauty certainly is. BITE Beauty has launched a Lip Lab in New York where you can tailor make a lipstick from start to finish including creating a colour, finish and fragrance. Then they use a magic lipstick machine to create your lipstick bullet in seven minutes! How incredible is that. WANT. WANT. WANT! If we all … Continue reading Bite Beauty Launches Lip Lab: Custom Made Lipstick in 7 Minutes!

Top Tips For Picking The Right Foundation In-store and Online

Lisa Eldridge, A-list makeup artist extraordinaire, has done a brill set of videos called ‘Foundation Course’, all about buying and choosing the right foundation. I find foundation is often the trickiest, most expensive and least fun makeup item to buy.  I’m sure all of us have wasted money buying ones that looked perfect in the shop, more often than not tested on our hands, which unsurprisingly … Continue reading Top Tips For Picking The Right Foundation In-store and Online

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Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

I do love an imaginatively packaged product.  Check out this capsule collection of nail polishes, DOSE. Designed by Jane Schub, creator of the fantabulous StrangeBeautiful range, to inject a dose of colour to your nails.  Each prescription bottle set has three 3ml pills popping with nail colour. The sets above are currently available in the Selfridges Beauty Workshop (which I wrote about here) for £15 … Continue reading Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

Winter Be Gone: Kevyn Aucoin The Spring Lip Palette

Despite what the weather tells us, today is the first day of spring. I am currently typing this with frozen fingers (the tips have gone all white!).  Since I can’t change into spring clothing without risk of hypothermia, I shall be marking the occasion with lipstick – as all good celebrations should be. To lift the spirits, I’m playing with pretty things. Check out this … Continue reading Winter Be Gone: Kevyn Aucoin The Spring Lip Palette