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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Pink Parcel ~ March 2019 Review

Pink Parcel used to be one of the better beauty subscription boxes, but recently fell into financial difficulty due to various factors from being too ambitious and issues with funding. If you haven’t read the open letter from the founder Dominic Hill, take a read here: […]

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Nice n Easy? The New Formula Is Neither Nice or Easy To use

People are understandably apprehensive when a company changes the formula on a trusted and established product, and surely when it says, ‘New’ and ‘Improved’ you are inclined to believe it. That’s what Nice n Easy have done with their permanent hair dye, and people are not […]

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Drunk Elephant Skincare ~ Review

Drunk Elephant, a skincare company based in the USA is being launched in the UK on 3 October, so what is the fuss and buzz all about? The company was founded by Tiffany Masterson in 2012, when she found she was reacting to various products. She decided to […]

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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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April Beauty News and Deals

It’s springtime, and Easter sadly didn’t have too many deals that tempted me, so I’m keeping an eye out for some good deals and new products this month. Here are some of the ones that I have found so far that I feel are worth taking […]

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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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Beauty Pie ~ A Review And Overview

What is Beauty Pie exactly? It’s a new concept that labels itself as a beauty club where people can buy a membership, which then entitles them to buy cosmetics at factory cost prices. Originally membership started at £10 a month, with a minimum subscription of three […]

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Is This The End Of Birchbox Points?

Just about every company has a loyalty scheme these days with perks for subscribers or members, from airmiles, supermarkets, and coffee shops. We’re used to it, and expect it! Birchbox, one of the leading beauty subscription boxes has been renowned for of the best schemes in […]

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Birchbox ~ April 2017 Review

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Birchbox, but as I was in need of another drawer box to put my cosmetics in some sort of order, and so it was a perfect excuse to resubscribe. This month they have collaborated with Boden, and beside […]

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The Black Friday Beauty Bargains

Finally, the best deals are revealed. Please note these are listed in good faith and with the information given, and offer are available only for a limited time and subject to availability. For convenience I have listed some of  the offers that are still live from […]

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Black Friday ‘Eve’ Beauty Deals, 24 November

As expected, many sites are releasing some of their best deals today and they will continue until the weekend. Some are however still going to wait until tomorrow, and for those I will post then because the codes won’t work in any case. I will update […]

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Beauty Black Friday Week Deals ~ November 22, 2016

A few more sites have added some time sensitive offers, and others are still waiting until the 24 November to release their discounts. Here are some of the latest deals I have found, both in the UK and the US. I’m only listing ones that I […]

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Black Friday Week Beauty Offers ~ November 21, 2016

To make it easier (and to keep us all happy) many companies are now offering week long offers for Black Friday, so no one misses out, plus it stops complaints and refunds when people find the next day the company offered bigger discounts. I will try […]

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Latest In Beauty ~ Relaunch

Latest In Beauty have been renowned for their build your own beauty boxes without having any subscription to tie you in. Now, with a relaunch a couple of days ago (complete with a new logo) they have both one off boxes, and a monthly (cancel at […]

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Lacura Cuvée Royal Skincare Review

I had high expectations of these products and I was not disappointed. I hope Aldi decides to keep these products in stock, as it would be a shame to have them as a one off special buy. Customers want consistency, and the security to know they […]

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The Beauty Site Customer Service Review

Things can and do go wrong in business, which is where excellent customer service can resolve issues, errors, and disappointments speedily and rescue a situation. @Birchbox, @LoveMeBeauty, @LookFantastic, @Clarins, @LatestinBeauty, and @TheBodyShopUK are companies that I’ve had to contact, due to issues with products or my […]

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Aldi Launches The Lacura Cuvée Royal Skincare Collection

Aldi has excelled itself in launching a premium anti-aging skincare range called Cuvée Royal, which contains grape extracts that are used in making champagne. Grape extract is an active ingredient that has been shown to help hydrate and soften skin—ideal for the upcoming winter months, and […]

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The First Christmas Beauty Advent Calendars Hit The Shelves

The arrival of October also sees the launch of the limited edition Christmas Advent Calendars from beauty companies. These offer a selection of  24 special sized products at a fraction of the retail price, and are wonderful as a gift, or to break them up as […]

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New Season Offers And Deals

September is traditionally the first month of the run up to Christmas, and people invest in skincare for the upcoming change in season, and update their make-up for the party season too. Look out for more curated limited edition boxes, new product launches, make-up palettes and […]

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Late Deals and Limited Editions

The long Labor Day weekend has arrived in the US and with it some launches and special offers. One of the best deals I have come across is Ole Henriksen where there is 15 percent off the entire site until the end of Labor Day with […]

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Bank Holiday Beauty Deals And News

In the UK, summer has come to an end with the last Bank Holiday before the long run up to Christmas. It’s also the time when retailers have sales and offers on, and I have found a few that could tempt you, plus save you money. […]

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Summer Beauty News

There are some excellent summer sales on now, and a couple of my favorite online retailers have some great brands on offer. Feelunique have their summer sale on which includes Ole Henriksen, Emma Hardie, Nars, Nuxe, and Shiseido among others, plus you still get free delivery […]

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The Best UK Beauty Club Loyalty Cards

Brand loyalty is hard to maintain in the UK at the best of times, especially in the beauty industry, even when there is a gift with purchase as savvy shoppers will go to the counter with the best gifts. I remember in my days behind the […]

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Directory List Of Cosmetic Brands

Here is a global directory of cosmetic brands with a link to their websites. The list is not exhaustive, and I will add to these and update them as and when. I have compiled an alphabetical list which includes department stores and online retailers, and a […]

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Directory List Of Beauty And Cosmetic Retailers

Here is a global directory of beauty retailers with a link to their websites. The list is not exhaustive, and I will add to these and update them as and when. I have compiled an alphabetical list which includes the websites of cosmetic brands, and a […]

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The Latest Limited Edition Beauty Boxes March 2016

In the run up to Mother’s Day there have been a flurry of limited edition boxes. These can be good value as a one off gift, or if you want to try out a box from a company without having to sign up for a subscription. […]

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Want to order a March Beauty Box? Too late, they sold out in February!

It’s nearly the end of the month, and you want to order a new monthly beauty box—it makes sense order a March box in March, or try to pre-order it in February. However, that isn’t the case for some beauty boxes. I’m writing this is in […]

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