Huda beauty box from Cult Beauty

This beauty box from Huda Kattan had sold out when it first launched, and I had to wait patiently to be notified that it was back in stock. And then it arrived at work at the end of September and I was so excited that I opened it immediately (yay)… and then realised I would have to wait…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty – lipstick and mascara is all a girl needs

Summer ends and provides an excuse to buy new make-up. I’d heard negative things about Marc Jacobs Beauty…how wrong were the naysayers! The velvet noir major volume mascara is just that – major volume in two strokes. And the le marc lip crème in 238 je t’aime is a rum raspberry that can be worn…

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Can a 5000 year old philosophy be relevant now for healthy skin? Samaya Ayurvedic Skincare

In short, yes. Ayurveda is an ancient (5000 years old) holistic healing system, that has been the inspiration for this new range of skincare products from Samaya. It’s a plant-based ayurvedic skincare range (which happens to be good enough to eat), that combines clinically proven active ingredients with Ayurvedic wisdom and herbs, selected to balance your particular…

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Dark circles be gone – Becca backlight colour corrector in peach

I’m not much of a make-up aficionado. I don’t contour like the pros or use tonnes of different products to ‘correct’ skin. I believe good skincare leads to good skin, which leads to a good base for make-up. Plus, I can’t be bothered spending loads of time getting ready! Except when it comes to dark…

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Laura Geller baked balance-n-brighten colour correcting foundation – as a finishing powder

Laura Geller is one of those brands whose fan base started on QVC (or so it would seem to me). I’d seen the products on their beauty show a number of times, and what a fab find! This has taken over from my MAC face powder as my finishing powder. Over a primer containing a…

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