Coronavirus Lockdown Luxuries

For the last few months, most of the world has been on lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19, and that has meant most of us have spent more time at home. It gave me a chance to try out some samples that […]

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The Sunday Time Style Beauty Box with Latest In Beauty ~ 2020

The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards has come around again, and in conjunction with Latest In Beauty are offering a selection of the shortlisted items in a six item beauty box for £30. In previous years there have been a good selection of premium and budget […]

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The Body Shop ~ Oils of Life Sleeping Cream Review

One of the best sleep creams on the market is The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream, which simply sinks into the skin and makes the skin feel pillow soft immediately and also when you wake up. Sleep creams have recently become popular as a […]

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Birchbox ~ October 2019 Review

The October Birchbox looked rather good, with a few new items among what was on offer alongside some old favourites. Everyone got an eye mask from Vitamasques, either a morning or evening one, and you are supposed to be able to choose. However, at times website […]

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Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer + Foundation Review

Finding the perfect concealer and foundation is the key to a good base, but they are also some of the trickiest items to buy. Revolution have come a long way from the usual selection of light, medium or dark concealer to choose from with no less […]

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Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Review

Shisiedo is one of the largest skincare houses in the cosmetics industry, and their skincare once tried is never forgotten. One of their latest products is the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, a bit of a mouthful but it’s more than a serum and is a powerful skin […]

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Sarah Chapman ~ Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse Review

Sarah Chapman doesn’t offer samples (I asked) which is a great shame, because if I had tried the products earlier I would have raved about them ages ago. I eventually got a travel sized Ultimate Cleanse as part of a free gift when I was buying […]

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Birchbox ~ May 2019 Review

This is actually my first Birchbox of the year, and that’s because I haven’t been tempted to subscribe due to the selection of items on offer. I was tempted by the 2 for 1 offer this month, and to be honest, I was still a little […]

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The Sunday Times Style Awards Beauty Box ~ 2019

Brands always love to win awards, and its great publicity for them so team that with a beauty box you can build yourself with Latest in Beauty, and you get excellent exposure and hopefully more votes. This year, The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards has teamed […]

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Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask Review

Every now and then a beauty gem strays across your path when you least expect it, and you think ‘wow!’ when it does what it says on the jar. The Omoroviciza Deep Cleansing Mask is one if those gems. Now when I read it contained clay, […]

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Sunday Riley Skincare Box ~ Glossybox Limited Edition Box Review

When beauty boxes launch a limited edition collection, you can be forgiven for being skeptical; is it really a limited edition or is it an advertising ploy, and are they overpricing it to make a quick buck? While Glossybox isn’t my favorite beauty subscription box (no […]

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L’Occitane Overnight Reset Serum ~ Review

I’ve been a fan of L’Occitane En Provence for many years, and visiting their shops is always fun, as they have beautiful displays and there’s something for everyone (and I try all the hand creams!). I was intrigued to sample the Overnight Reset Serum, because let’s […]

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Beauty Super Spy Awards of 2017

Last year I discovered a few new beauty gems, but not that many (I do have very high standards). I tried lots of items and some were meh, and others were just dreadful that I used them once and had to give them away. More than […]

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Elemis Gentle Foaming Face Wash

When my face is thoroughly cleansed I feel good, it’s a bit like having freshly washed hair, and you can tell straightaway whether a product is good or not. I decided to try the Elemis Gentle Foaming Face Wash after my disappointing experience with their latest […]

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Lacura Charcoal Spa Skincare Range

One skincare problem I always get asked about is how to clear blocked pores. The Charcoal Spa range from Lacura helps solve the problem of finding products that work and that are affordable. The range consists of a Lacura Charcoal Mud to Foam Cleanser (£5.99), Lacura […]

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February Beauty News and Deals

With Christmas and the January sales over, it’s time to look new launches and for beauty deals. Benefit and Elemis have had hyped up new launches, and more brands are approaching consumers directly via social media to find out what they like and what works. Beauty […]

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January 2018 Beauty News and Deals

I always like the January sales as there can be some great bargains, but this year there haven’t been as many. Some companies still have advent calendars on sale, while some who didn’t sell out have broken them down and will repackage the items as other […]

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Bloomtown Botanicals Body Sugar Scrub

Once you’ve tried one of Bloomtown Botanicals Sugar Scrubs, it’s hard to ever use anything again. For those of you that haven’t heard about Bloomtown Botanicals, they are a beauty company that produces ethical, cruelty free, palm oil free, and vegan products at affordable prices. Based […]

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Great Christmas Beauty Gifts under £10

I love the build up to Christmas, and now that advent calendars have been opened, it’s time for some real gifts. To me, it’s the thought behind it more than how much it costs and while inboxes are filled with daily deals and offers, it’s not […]

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Evolve Organic Beauty Skin Saviour Body Oil

During Black Friday, I got an offer from Evolve Organic Beauty and it encouraged me to try some products that hadn’t been on my radar. I’m not a fan of oils, face or body in case they leave an uncomfortable residue, so it was only when […]

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Pink Parcel Review ~ December 2017

Pink Parcel is a monthly lifestyle box for women that includes a monthly supply of essentials (your choice of items), along with a selection of beauty, and lifestyle items. Each box costs £12.99 including shipping, unless you are a previous subscriber where the price was fixed […]

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Black Friday Beauty Deals ~ 2017

Each year in the UK Black Friday deals start earlier with offers that last up to 10 days. As a result some websites have gone down or links don’t work, offers have sold out, and codes don’t work. Some companies have brought their sales forward and […]

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November (pre- Black Friday) Beauty Deals

I’ll be doing a separate Black Friday deals post next week (November 24th) when (hopefully some great ones) limited beauty deals will be released, but in the meantime companies have been releasing some good deals to tempt buyers. Jane Alexander and I have been having fun […]

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Lacura Midnight Power Cream Range

Every now and then you find a great product that you aren’t looking for, and you then have the need to rush back to stock up on them in case they sell out. Well, here are two great Lacura products; Midnight Power Cream and Eye Care […]

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October Beauty News And Deals

These days some beauty deals are gone within hours, so it’s hard to list offers that can expire early or get closed before the day is out. Rather than taunt people with a FOMO I’m going to focus on offers that most people are going to […]

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Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm

Finding genuinely natural products that work effectively and that don’t cost the earth isn’t easy, and so I was intrigued to try out Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm that is 100% natural and preservative free, to see how it compared to other products on the market. It’s a […]

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September Beauty News And Deals

September is always a busy month for all cosmetic houses and beauty websites—there are spoilers for Christmas coffrets and advent calendars, and it’s the season of new launches and limited edition colors to coincide with fashion week in Paris, London, Milan, and New York. As there […]

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July Beauty Deals

The summer sales have begun, but to be honest they don’t seem that great so far and websites are chopping and changing their offers each day, and sometimes several times a day. I’m going to list a few that are good value, and websites that do […]

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10 Great Beauty Buys Under £10

A hefty price tag doesn’t always guarantee the best product on the market, and I’m always on the look out for products that perform as well as the premium brands for a fraction of the cost. Never be put off by names and prices, because you […]

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Beauty Promotions and Offers ~ June 2017

Want a FOREO Luna Play at 50% off? Read on for details and some current and upcoming promotions from some of my favourite brands and companies. The offers are available while stocks last, and codes are given in good faith, but companies can withdraw them at […]

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