Monthly archive February, 2010

You Pays Your Money: Beauty Vending Machines

You Pays Your Money: Beauty Vending Machines
The Sephora Vending Machines selling 15 Euro bottles of CK One in the Paris Metro stations are a great hit apparantly – certainly they’ve had plenty of press exposure. But this is not a new idea: Sephora have already trialled the beauty vending machine concept in the states previously. There’s a Nivea vending machine in... Read More

Armani Face Fabric Radiance – Scoop!

Armani Face Fabric Radiance - Scoop!
I’m a big fan of Armani foundations, but have been slightly out of the loop of late. However, I’m completely loving their latest venture into the skin radiance arena. Face Fabric, £29, which launches in June, gives skin an ethereal glow – kind of silvery shot with pink – and totally keys into chiffon-y nude... Read More

Speed Reviews: Bobbi Brown Johnson & Johnson, Biotherm, Estee Lauder, Jemma Kidd, Frederic Fekkai

Speed Reviews: Bobbi Brown Johnson & Johnson, Biotherm, Estee Lauder, Jemma Kidd, Frederic Fekkai
Johnson & Johnson 24 Hour Moisturiser Extra Rich Body LotionI’ve been SO lazy all winter about applying body moisturiser so when I went to the launch of this, it was a good reminder to start dealing with dry skin. Although I like luxier products, I was impressed with this in terms of non-stickiness, hydration and... Read More

So Now What Do I Do? The Answer is Nothing.

Thanks to all the amazing and thought-through comments that have really helped to put a sense of balance on this. The journalist in me wants a story at any cost, the blogger in me says it just isn’t worth it for a million and one reasons outlined by the comments. It’s make-up, and we’ll all... Read More

So Now What Do I Do?

I’d love input on this, because I am in a true dilemma. A few days ago a new cosmetic range was launched to the press. But not beauty bloggers. I’m deducing that a magazine has asked for exclusivity on the range especially as I know that press were asked to sign a form agreeing to... Read More

H&M Go A Little Bit Organic

H&M Go A Little Bit Organic
This whole organics thing is a bugbear of many bloggers – and beauty writers – because the area is so woolly. Global brand H&M have announced the arrival of what they call ‘a skin care range with organic ingredients’. Well, uhh, that’s not the same thing at all as an ‘organic’ brand. I really struggle... Read More

Shu Uemura UV Underbase

Shu Uemura UV Underbase
Hmmm, not sure if these have launched here yet…I’m guessing not, but these new underbases come in a watery texture and are infused with Shu’s famous Depsea water and SPF20 to protect from the sun. It’s designed to even out the complexion and provide a perfect, flawless canvas for foundation.