Monthly archive December, 2009

Worst Beauty Advice of 2009

This award has to go to Vogue’s November Make Do & Mend Issue in which they suggested we use black pipe cleaners to fashion ourselves a pair of ‘statement’ eyebrows. Vogue, what were you thinking? Thanks to www.beautyeditor.ca, a special mention must go to Cosmo US October issue in which they advise using a thong... Read More

The Top 5 of 2009: Simply The Best

The Top 5 of 2009: Simply The Best
Rather than do a full blown review of all things beauty, I’m picking out my top five products that really stood out in 2009. It’s torture to limit myself to five, but at least this way you’ll know that nobody’s in it for the sake of it and these really are the very, very best... Read More

Beauty Wishes for 2010

Beauty Wishes for 2010
So, here’s my list of things that I WISH someone would invent – please do add in your own inventions! 1. Wash-Off Nail Dye: so all you need post-dying in the colour of your choice is a slick of clear polish to make it shine and keep it from fading: 2. Magic Mascara: I’m sure... Read More

2010 Emerging Nail Trends

2010 Emerging Nail Trends
Revlon MintedRevlon Lilac PastilleThere’s a real pastel theme emerging for next year’s nails, sparked in no small part by Chanel’s creamy fondant green Jade polish this autumn. Two new shades from Revlon launching in March have caught my eye, Lilac Pastille and Minted – both must-haves for holiday nails (because I feel they need a... Read More

Almost Painless : Injectables

I knew there was something I forgot to post about! Just before Christmas I had a few fillers put in to disguise those smoky creases (yes, I know, a smoking beauty editor – shoot me now) round my mouth…I always go to the same clinic (Courthouse Clinic in Wimpole St – and before you ask,... Read More

Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara

Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara
Dior DiorShow Extase MascaraI’m not sure when this launches in the UK, but the newest mascara from Dior claims to plump lashes from the inside and out. Built-in treatments – in the form of ceramides help to reconstruct lashes, while spherical Black Pearl pigments and ‘Metamorphosis Powders’ patented by Dior increase volume by 50% on... Read More

Nars Orgasm Illuminator for February

Nars Orgasm Illuminator for February
Nars Orgasm IlluminatorNars very kindly gave the heads up for some of the new products coming in 2010 in their Christmas card. The one that Nars fans will probably be most excited about is the Nars Orgasm Illuminator coming to the UK in February (although I’ve already spotted it on the cyber-shelves of Sephora). Mix... Read More