• 3INA Cosmetics

    3INA Cosmetics – eyeshadow and lipsticks review

    3INA Cosmetics opened their Covent Garden store last year – in fact, they might be approaching their first anniversary as I write this. I was drawn to 3INA on first seeing their packaging: they set off every pleasure centre in my brain that likes bold, graphic packaging and strong colour. Imagine Sephora and Pantone had a baby together: it […]

  • AllergyAward16 display board

    And The Winner Is … AllergyAward16

    On Wednesday of last week, I was in the beautiful city of Copenhagen to find out which skin-friendly brands had won the right to sport the AllergyAward16 sticker. As faithful readers will know, I was one of the judges who contributed to the shortlist of products in the ‘Best skin friendly product chosen by consumers’. […]

  • Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara

    Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara Review

    I was very excited to be offered Daniel Sandler INTENSE VOLUME Pro Mascara to try, prior to its recent launch. Daniel Sandler is a brand – and a lovely person – that I only discovered through blogging. It’s probably the most valuable discovery I’ve made! Once you try Daniel Sandler products, you’re pretty much hooked, as the products are innovative, […]

  • Queen Allergy Certified Skincare

    QUEEN Cosmetics Allergy Certified Skincare

    I have written before about my love for Queen, the British skincare and cosmetics company which has kept high-society faces looking Grace-Kelly-fresh for almost 90 years. Queen will never lose their place in my personal Top 10 of Glamour Brands, as they possess niche appeal and back-story to die for. Queen have built their success upon products […]

  • Rodial instaglam skin tint and Rodial instaglam magic pen corrector

    Rodial instaglam Review

    Rodial instaglam is the range of face make-up offered by a brand famous for its (sometimes outrageously named) luxury skincare. Rodial offer the thrill of feeding our faces with Snake Venom and Dragon’s Blood – making skincare feel exciting and something that a Bad Girl can go in for. This particular Bad Girl likes  junk food, late nights […]

  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – the Ultimate Moisturiser

    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, the most well-known of the products in the Embryolisse Laboratoires range, was created in 1950 by a dermatologist working in a Paris hospital. This suits-all-skins moisturiser is celebrating its 65th birthday, and has re-packaged for the occasion in deep, shiny gold. Although Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré has been around for generations, my first encounter with […]

  • Sephora pore clarifying mask

    Sephora Pore Clarifying Mask Review

    The Sephora Pore clarifying mask is an impulse purchase driven by the name – the French name that is. Masque à gommer désincrustant sounds like it means business, non? I have combination skin, with a tendency to congestion around the chin and flaky dry bits around my eyebrows. Could the Sephora Pore clarifying mask offer a cheaper […]

  • Sephora and two French pharmacies

    J’aime Bien Le Shopping! French Beauty Haul

    It might have been a short holiday; it might have been a family holiday; but we were in La Belle France, so obviously, there was going to be le shopping! Allow me to present: the French Beauty Haul … Never get a migraine in Disneyland Paris: you can’t find painkillers for love nor money! The upside […]

  • Mary Greenwell in action at Get The Gloss event, Chanel Beauty Boutique

    Mary Greenwell and Get The Gloss at the Chanel Beauty Boutique

    On Thursday evening, the online beauty and health magazine Get The Gloss hosted a reader event at the Chanel Beauty Boutique in Covent Garden. Two hours watching make-up artist of international renown Mary Greenwell demonstrate iconic Chanel products? For a mere £25, redeemable against purchases? I wasted no time in booking my place … It is wonderful to […]

  • Make up essentials for a few days away

    Short Trip Essentials – beauty round-up

    I’m off on a little family holiday, and with the cab booked to arrive in about six hours, it’s time to pack! Since I’m going to Paris: home to my great loves Sephora, Galleries Lafayette and any old pharmacy, I want to pack light. The products in the picture to the left are my short trip essentials. […]