Category: Beauty

The Dirty Truth about your Makeup Brushes

We brush, blush and contour our face and eyes every day with a myriad of makeup brushes but how often do we wash them? Not enough or so it seems. Truth is it’s a mundane, unglamorous job that some of us rarely (or even never) give any priority to. Our sable haired bristles stood up when we found out how much bacteria and other nasties could be lurking inside. So how often should we be cleaning our makeup brushes?  Well, at the very least once a month but preferably weekly. If you use your brushes profesionally on other peoples faces...

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Luscious Christmas Lipsticks

Make sure your lips are ready for the mistletoe with our luscious Christmas Lipsticks edit. From ruby red, rich berry and hazelnut shades to fabulous collagen plumping gloss, there’s plenty lippy choice for a pout-tactic holiday!     Nails inc lip quenchers These irresistible lip quencher lipsticks are enriched with moisture-boosting and protecting ingredients to help nourish, moisturise and repair your lips. Formulated with a blend of avocado, vitamin E and rice bran oil, the transparent jelly shot comes in fun tints with a super cute hidden flower detail.  Choose from 4 different colours: Watch Me Go (green), Just...

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Blush Up with The Neo-Bronzer – by Kevyn Aucoin

If you want a sun kissed glow but don’t want to subject your face to the sun, then this is the bronzer for you. The Neo Bronzer is a graduated three-in-one palette containing a highlighter, blush and bronzer.  The blush adds bright colour to liven the skin, bronzer adds pure warmth and skin dimension and the highlighter reflects light to give a radiant effect.  Each shade can be applied together or separately and gives the illusion of naturally tanned skin. Pictured is Capri: the cool pink palette. There is also a warmer coral toned palette named Sienna.  The Kevyn...

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Our Cherry Picked Summer Nail Polishes

To keep your nails looking polished and Summer ready we have rounded up our three favourite nail brands: Nail Berry, Chanel and Butter London. They each have a slightly different take on Summer nail polishes but pastels and rich vibrant colours are definitely the way to go to catch the dazzle of the Summer Sun. Nail Berry Nail Berry is the ultimate in luxury nail polishes. If you are looking for a brand that delivers not only a wide breath of stunning colours but more importantly a healthier nail experience, then Nail Berry is the brand for you. Their...

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The Wonderful Smell of Everyday – The Library of Fragrance

“How cool is it to use scent to create your very own narrative, or celebrate a memory. This range offers a whole new concept of individuality, of allowing us to select our own smell to reflect our state of mind on a daily basis” Smelling of G & T If we stumble into the playground in the mornings smelling faintly of gin & tonic this week, then do not be alarmed. Whilst we may have indeed been drinking the hard stuff the night before, it is more likely that we are wearing our new scents from The Library of...

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All Eyes On You

Photo: Urban Decay We all know someone whose eyes have perfect shimmering  shadow and precision kohl lines 24/7 . And we wonder who has the time or energy for that level of upkeep? Well wonder no more. Meet Urban Decays’ Eyeshadow primer potion. It may well have called itself ‘magic’ potion because this primer has day long staying power whilst maintaining a vibrant eye shadow finish. You just apply it from the tube or wand onto your lids and brush your shadow on top. We gave it the test by applying a line of dark shadow along the lash...

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Balayage: the hot new hair trend

If you are a fan of the sun kissed, slightly grown out, gradient look then the new Balayage technique sweeping our salons might be for you. If you are a bit confused between Ombre, Sombre and Balayage don’t worry, so were we so here is all you need to be armed with for your next salon visit. So Balayage is the French technique meaning ‘to sweep’ where soft colour is applied freehand just to the surface sections feathering it at the root. It gives you beautiful blends of really natural colour retaining a mix of light and dark tones...

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Superfood For Your Face

If you struggle to get the right balance of kale, chia, acai or blueberries into your diet then this oil will be the easiest superfood you’ve ever absorbed: for your face. Rodial has developed this antioxidant rich face oil which contains a powerful cocktail of omega 3,6 and 9 and vitamins A, B5, C and E. It protects against environmental daily stresses and nourishes your skin to reduce signs of ageing caused by sun exposure. We came across this quite by accident when it was recommended by the amazingly knowledgeable staff at Space NK. It has a very light...

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How To Get a Natural Posie Glow

Sometimes the oldies are the best and Benefit’s Posie Tint definitely stands the test of time. The original Benetint rose to cult fame in the 1970s when it was developed for an exotic dancer in San Francisco. Since then the range has evolved to give us all manner of blush choice! We just love Posie Tint because it’s all you need for the prettiest just-walked-through-the-countryside (or got out of bed) glow. All you do is dab a few spots on the apples of your cheeks and blend in straight away.  Voila, you’re done. The great thing about it is...

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