Jo Malone Plum Blossom

My final stop on my recent trip to London was the Jo Malone counter in John Lewis Oxford Street. This is a spanking brand new counter in the spanking brand new Beauty Hall, and very nicely done. The staff were lovely, as I’ve always found Jo Malone’s staff to be, and I had a nice […]

Burberry Beauty – Lip Cover and Sheer Summer Glow

I headed to John Lewis Oxford Street with one main aim – my first visit to a Burberry Beauty counter. I can honestly say I have never met a Sales Assistant / MUA as enthusiastic as the one manning the counter when I was there. He told me that he truly loved working there because […]

John Lewis Oxford Street – new Beauty Hall

This was opened to great fanfare on May 8th and I managed to get down there last week for a look see. It’s stunning, with 4 rounded counters in the centre selling a variety of brands and then the brands all round the edge on their custom designed counters. Highlights include a gorgeous Jo Malone […]

Chantecaille Event at Space.NK

I recently attended a Chantecaille event at Space.NK’s Cheapside branch, so thought I would blog about my mini haul and gift. It was the usual deal – a £30 booking fee, redeemable against purchase and a little present at the till. I cannot recommend Cheapside branch highly enough. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Anyone that […]

A beauty day out in London

I’ve had a fantastic day, starting with a Chantecaille event at SpaceNK Cheapside. The very lovely Greg and John from Chantecaille looked after me brilliantly and I cannot fault a SpaceNK team that were offering me champagne at 11 in the morning. I’ll pop up a couple of blog posts next week about the look […]

Shellac nails in Tropics

I’m quite happy painting my own nails but I am a bit cackhanded at it. As I am off to an event on Saturday, I got the pros to do it instead. And if I am getting a pro in, I want the paint job to last. This is Shellac, the paint on UV gel […]

ByTerry Touche Veloutée

This was a strong recommendation from a friend to nuke my under eye circles, and it’s turned out to be a complete winner. I had used YSL’s Touche Eclat on and off for years, but it never really seemed to do the trick. The advice given to me was to try ByTerry’s Touche Veloutée over […]

Clinique High Impact Lipstick in Rosette

There I was, minding my own business, when a Boots leaflet dropped through the door offering me a free Clinique lipstick. Never one to look a free lipstick in the mouth, I popped into Boots and was offered a choice of two, of which I selected Rosette. I was interested to know why my name […]

La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution

I wouldn’t describe myself as a flannel obsessive but I like a good Hot Cloth Cleanse in the evening as much as the next person. There is a feeling of almost ritual when you warm the flannel and put it over your face. I use Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Cleanser and it makes taking my make […]