Craving some summer colour (even though it’s still a little coooold?!!).
If not with bare arms just yet, maybe in a long-sleeved tee, a bag, a statement necklace or just on your nails (coming soon: GORGEOUS new, instant-summer polish reviews, again to suit all budgets! ).
1. Hot-Hot-Hot Orange!
Loving this dress, via Mom Trends on Pinterest!
2. Flouro Lemon
How amazing is this Read more.
You would’ve laughed if you’d seen me on Saturday afternoon, playing make-up consultants at the Clinique counter.
I’m not sure the real ones felt the same way though !
And I could never keep a coat that crisp and white. Read more.
I love the make-up look created here by Bobbi Brown, for US actress Kate Upton. Read more.
AMAZING how smells can bring back memories, isn’t it?!
It happened for me in the beauty sense just this morning, as I was trying out the new Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dream Conditioning Shower Cream (part of the new Travel Set, above).
The scent immediately took me back to a scent from my childhood, although at first I couldn’t place it.
Sweet, soft, clean and fresh – was it the suncream in the amber and brown tube I was faithfully slathered with on beach holidays?
No, that wasn’t it.
Was it a skincare product my mother used (the scent of the original NIVEA cream, in its electric blue plastic pot, will always transport me back to watching her do her ritual at the bathroom sink. Oddly, the look and texture of Créme de la Mer also reminds me of it, too – so thick, white and super-intensive – although I’m not too sure they’d be so happy about the comparison! ).
Then it struck me: Read more.
How’s this for an inspirational fitness photo?! Read more.
1. The cleanser: Organic Surge’s new Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (£12.50)
For the past few days, I’ve been trying out this new product from Organic Surge (the first I’ve tried, in fact!) and it’s LOVELY!
Beautiful, natural rose scent, light and creamy texture which then gently lathers with water. As it’s not oily, it doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin, so the result is a very clean-feeling (but not in any way tight) face.
While it’s designed to be used with a hot cloth, I’ve been massaging it in with …
2. The gadget: the Clarisonic Aria (£155)
I’m new to the Clarisonic ‘sonic cleansing’ thing, and really excited and intrigued to give it a go. Read more.
Such a great way to start OR end a day! Read more.
I’ve had this colour – part of AVON‘s new Gel Finish range, coming next month – on my toes since Saturday, and it’s GORGEOUS! Read more.
I don’t know which of the two new LEGO launches we were more excited to check out!
The brand new Disney Princess range won us over INSTANTLY – so adorable and includes sets from all the favourites, including the Tangled star herself, in her Rapunzel’s Creativity Tower set!
Oh Moroccanoil, how do curly girls love thee? Let us count the ways …
SO amazing for de-frizzing, de-tangling, adding gloss and generally sorting out hair behaving badly – I’ve yet to find a product in the range which doesn’t get seriously good results.
What I find so impressive Read more.
When I’m super-craving something sweet or savoury in the ‘naughty’ department (think: crisps, ice cream etc.), here are some AMAZINGLY good alternatives which make me feel a bit better about diving in!
Oh, and some caffeine-free teas I’m pretty obsessed with, too!
So, in no particular order of scrumminess:
1. Raspberry & AMOURetto Live Gourmet Yoghurt by The Collective.
Just discovered this – delicious, swirly, raspberry in a live natural yoghurt (= healthy points!). Read more.
What a difference a mascara can make!
If yours could do with updating (couldn’t most?!), make it Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful Mascara (£19), a limited edition created especially by Bobbi to raise money for her Pretty Powerful Campaign, now in its second year.
The full price of each mascara (less VAT) will be donated to the UK charity Smart Works, which provides great quality clothes, styling and advice and interview training to women who are out of work and on low incomes to feel their confident best as they pursue their dreams for their career. Read more.
And a girl can dream of this kind of sunshine Read more.