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Got to brave a red lip more often. It’s fine in my office but when I step out I want to hide! #redlip #reallife #beautydilemmas #lipstick #selfie #confidence #sometimesyouhaveitsometimesyoudont

Definitely getting all the sunshine feels from Guerlain Terracotta. #sunshine #spring #instagood #beautyblog #newbeauty #guerlain #guerlainmakeup #bronzer #summerlook #summer2018

Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme / British Beauty Blogger

If you are a fan of Gucci Guilty, I need to tell you that the newest version, Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme, is nothing like it! The very first thing that popped into my mind when I smelled this was fruit, and sure enough, one of its key features is blackberry. When rose and patchouli kick in too, it becomes a big fragrance - there's nothing shy about this scent. [ 125 more words ]


Dior Addict Lacquer Plump / British Beauty Blogger

Although I'm already a Dior fan, the new Dior Addict Lacquer Plump are truly next level. I don't see many things that are so surprisingly good so when something like this comes along it's a bit of a thrill! In essence, it's a plumping lacquered lip ink - light and water-weight in the feel on the lip, incredibly stainy, moisturising and plumping. [ 256 more words ]


Dior Hydralife Cleansers / British Beauty Blogger

Well, this is exciting. I have to admit that these Dior products really do feel like a treat. The messaging is very clear that it's aimed at younger women but that makes no difference with the cleansers which will be fine of their type for any skin age. I've recently come to the end of a batch of micellars (for guiltily cleansing while watching the TV) and weirdly had a long chat with a friend who loves the concept of micellars but finds them drying. [ 289 more words ]


Benefit Gold Rush Blush / British Beauty Blogger

The cowgirl theme is one that Benefit frequently revisits .. this time it's laced black stiletto boots and a flick of gold on the spurs. Unusually, it's scented - not unpleasant at all and in the way that most powder that's pefumed, it has an air of sun cream although the notes are apparently citrus, vanilla and sandalwood. It's not overwhelming, more of a nuance than a blast. [ 141 more words ]


Guerlain Terracotta 2018 / British Beauty Blogger

I've had to raid my garden for something vaguely tropical - not easy in March! I was hoping you'd be persuaded to think of palm trees ;-). The latest round of Terracotta includes a lighter shade than there has previously been which is great news for anyone with pale skin that can't get bronzers to look natural. I'd love to meet the person who has to reinvent this wheel year after year - it looks like it comes down to an almost mathematical precision in terms of design. [ 224 more words ]


Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tints / British Beauty Blogger

Although a great deal of Korean beauty is now much more readily available in the UK (even TK Maxx has its own dedicated section) there are still some fun finds out there that we haven't seen before. I was searching (in vain) for a new brand that's based around ice-cream and randomly Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tints popped up in my search, so I bought three. [ 236 more words ]


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If we're giving out Beautiful Bottle awards, Dolce & Gabbana, take your gong! Their floral lid concept takes this fragrance next level on looks. It's a floral gourmande fragrance, meaning that you get a heavy dose of cake-y sweetness thanks to vanilla, coconut and almond. In terms of the flowery notes - it's predominantly magnolia with neroli but wrapped in ylang ylang, frangipani and mandarin. [ 108 more words ]


Urban Decay Naked Heat Petite Heat / British Beauty Blogger

I initially thought this mini palette was a 'best of' from the original Naked Heat palette, one of my all time favourite palettes. Although the sunset shade trend had died down a little, I still maintain that they're the surprise flatterers of the beauty world because while they look like you're going to end up with orange eyes, they're so enlivening and make your eye shade (especially if you're blue or green) so intense. [ 68 more words ]


Lancome L’Absolu Lacquer / British Beauty Blogger

You know, I think this formula of lip wear is my new favourite. These new 'lacquers' from Lancome are such a comfortable wear, falling somewhere between a gloss and a gel tint in formula. I have some beautiful nude shades here and one darker colour, but I've really fallen for is First Date in a baby pink. I say 'baby' but it does deepen on wear (as do all the shades I've tried) as the tint aspect beds in. [ 197 more words ]


Seoulista Sheet Masks / British Beauty Blogger

It's hard to believe how recent sheet masks really are to the UK market, but I feel we've had enough time with them now to sort out the wheat from the chaff. There are plenty of sheet masks that just lie wetly on your face and don't really do anything other than the bare minimum of moisturising - they're super cheap and really not a good example of just what this particular genre of product can do. [ 164 more words ]


The Body Shop x HAM - the famous illustrator’s RABBIT becomes a Body Shop activist to end animal testing in the cosmetic industry. #newbeauty #instadaily #endanimaltesting #thebodyshop

L'Oreal Paris Get Your Glow On Collection / British Beauty Blogger

Apart from the fact that the L'Oreal Paris Get Your Glow On Collection is all about reflective, summery, glowy looks that have been tuned down a notch or two to get us out of the unicorn rut, the next thing to love is the affordability. When this type of high reflect droplet product first launched you were looking at the £30 mark - Glow Mon Amour is a very palatable £9.99 (and on a 3 for 2, so gather your glowy friends). [ 375 more words ]


Parterre Fragrance / British Beauty Blogger

This looks so simple and yet, it's really quite hard to explain. Parterre is a sub-division of Keynestone Mill Botanic Gardens in Dorset. It's the largest private botanic gardens in England dedicated to aromatic and scented plants and something of a powerhouse in terms of a working estate. I'll keep it strictly to the fragrances I have in front of me, but upcoming events at Keynestone Mill include courses and even short stays for an 'aromatic weekend'. [ 283 more words ]


The Body Shop x HAM / British Beauty Blogger

You can't knock The Body Shop for their perseverance with their highly successful campaign to end animal testing. Their January appeal for petition signatures reached 4.1 million, making it the biggest petition ever against animal testing in the cosmetic industry. At 8 million signatures, The Body Shop can take it to the United Nations to call for an international convention to ban testing on cosmetics. [ 229 more words ]


Wildfox Sweatshirts / British Beauty Blogger

What put me on the trail of a Wildfox sweatshirt is Ruth's sweater in the previous post! Hers isn't Wildfox and long since sold out anyway, but it put me properly in the mood for some lighter tops. I absolutely love Wildfox despite knowing that they are silly prices for a sweatshirt. I've even got my sister addicted to them too and she doesn't like to veer out of the sale section in Asda. [ 263 more words ]


Feel Unique x Ruth Crilly Beauty Boxes / British Beauty Blogger

Last night I was at a dinner hosted by long time blogging pal Ruth, AKA A Model Recommends. She started a little after me (I've just had my 10th year anniversary!) but we've trodden the same internet path for many years and had some very fun trips together (the time we discovered a (non UK) PR for a well known brand was also running a sex toy blog... [ 405 more words ]


Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden / British Beauty Blogger

This new collection from Dolce & Gabbana reminds me just how amazing spring collections can be. Brands get playful and creative with colour - you can guess straight away that the Garden collection is all about the rose. Rosa Duchessa in Provocative (£44) is the star of the show - a stylized, almost camouflage design rose print sits on the blush (and is also on the lid of palette) that gives a perfect pink flush for cheeks. [ 300 more words ]


Spring is here! For your eyes at least.... #dolcegabbana #dolcegabbanagarden #newbeauty #springbeauty #makeup #instadaily #instagood #harrods

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Whatttttt? What did you actually say @carolinehirons #womanhood #hirons #helpme

L'Occitane Beauty Easter Eggs / British Beauty Blogger

I was so pleased so have this arrive today for a multitude of reasons, not least because I had a big post written on the new language of beauty for older women and I deleted it by mistake! Argh.. so I have an entire afternoon's work ahead of me replicating it. Something like this, the L'Occitane Beauty Easter Egg, is so quick and easy to talk about - I loved it on sight! [ 306 more words ]


MAC x NICOPANDA / British Beauty Blogger

In the back of my mind, I always had NICOPANDA down as an Asian brand - it's certainly Asian inspired, but its roots lie in New York. Founded by Nicola Formichetti (and his brother Andrea), NICOPANDA was an immediate success at launch in 2015 with both accessories and apparel taking a playful approach to fashion. If the name Nicola Formichetti sounds familiar, it should: he has been creative director at Mugler, creative fashion director at Uniqlo and artistic director at Diesel. [ 438 more words ]


Dr Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Mask / British Beauty Blogger

Eeh, I thought this was so fun til I saw the lid *insert horror movie scream*. This face looked kind of cool and edgy on the packets of the Dr Jart Rubber Masks but I am not so sure about having the same image in 3D. I'd love to know whose face it is or if it's just computer generated - like, was it modelled on anyone to start with? [ 303 more words ]


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All about the small things at the #affordableartfair This is by Love Jordan - enlarge to see the *shade names* #art #affordable #creative #artist

My heart is jumping for MAC x Nicopanda! #mac #macnicopanda #macxnicopanda #tokyo #beauty #newbeauty #fridayfeeling

Alternatives To NIOD Copper Amino Isolate / British Beauty Blogger

I've had several requests for alternatives to the NIOD Copper Amino Isolate which has been sold out/waitlisted/disappeared since around about December time, even at £130! It's not a product I've used (parted ways with Deciem some time ago) but it really does get all of the raves. I pay far more attention to what BBB readers tell me they like than any 'reviews' so I asked Twitter for the best alternatives. [ 238 more words ]


Aromatherapy Associates Body Wash / British Beauty Blogger

If you're a regular reader of BBB you'll know this brand is a true favourite for its incredible therapeutic aromatherapy oils that are a joy every single time. When I sink into a Deep Relax bath, I'm in heaven and when I get out, I'm basically a better person.. relaxed and soothed. Although the oils have always suggested they're good for the shower too I can't get my head round a Deep Relax shower! [ 318 more words ]


Mon Guerlain Eau De Parfum Florale / British Beauty Blogger

If you're suddenly finding yourself in the mood for floral fragrances because of bluer skies and (for some) the departure of the wintery weather, you may be interested in the new, more floral version of Mon Guerlain. Last year's arrival of Mon Guerlain was a full on ode to vanilla (Guerlain uses Tahintensis Vanilla, also found in Shalimar, Habit Rouge and Jicky), Mon Guerlain Eau De Parfum Florale puts vanilla in the back row and lets the flowers shine. [ 111 more words ]


Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream / British Beauty Blogger

International Women's Day has got beauty content creator world divided. On the one hand, brands are falling over themselves to get us to spread the message and help to empower other women across the globe who perhaps don't have the advantages that most of us do. However, there is nothing empowering about asking us to promote products (for free) that add more to the coffers of the brand than to the plight of disadvantaged women. [ 295 more words ]


Collagin / British Beauty Blogger

So. Many. Questions. I have two drinks - rose wine or gin and tonic - I'm an expert in neither, but my day usually ends with a small glass of one or the other. Strangely, rose leads to more rose but one G&T is plenty... and no, there isn't half a bottle in each glass. When you work at home, it's important to have something that signs off your working day so, unless I'm out and about, fixing a proper G&T, with big square ice cubes and generous slices of lemon (and Fevertree Slimline Tonic) is the marker. [ 308 more words ]


Jo Malone Mother's Day & A New Fragrance / British Beauty Blogger

So, this is very much at the luxury end of Mother's Day and the first thing I want to say is that your mum won't care how much her gift costs. I've had to talk Max down from the massive bouquet he had in his head to the simple bunch of tulips I would love more. Mums don't care and I really don't like the idea that Mother's Day needs a big spend - of all the days, it's the one that doesn't.... [ 374 more words ]


MAC Supernatural Dazzle Lip Glass / British Beauty Blogger

Being a gloss fan, I love a Dazzle Lip Glass. I picked out three shades from the new limited edition collection of 14 that launched in February. These really are ultra-sheeny - it's more about the hit of light than the sparkle and even in these low key shades they're impactful. So, starting at pink: Baby Sparks (baby pink), Prancin Dancin (peachy bronze) and Go For Gold (caramel). [ 151 more words ]


Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter / British Beauty Blogger

Designed to give a dewy sheen to the skin, Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter is, I guess, a glow top-coat either for bare skin or over foundation. It's a tricky one because while I think it's going to be a little too lustred for many because it's supposed to be used all over the face, it definitely does give a sheen. [ 227 more words ]


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Talk to the hand. #swatches #beauty #beautyblog #cosmetics #selfie #beyou #nobull #contentcreator #instagood #instadaily 📸 @labelsforlunch

Mother's Day Gifts / British Beauty Blogger

Just thought I'd do a quick run down of some gift ideas I've spotted for Mother's Day: I'm sure you already have it covered but just in case! I love doing these posts to change things up from beauty temporarily - it gives me total permission to cruise about the internet looking at pretty things! But of course, there are a couple of beauty ideas too - absolutely not anti-ageing! [ 636 more words ]


Jolee Hydra-Glow Dry Sheet Mask / British Beauty Blogger

As predicted, dry masks are beginning to filter through into affordable territory. I absolutely love the Charlotte Tilbury dry mask (HERE) so I was interested to see how the Jolee mask compared. Jolee is a Korean brand - I know that Charlotte Tilbury took her technology from the makers of Nanette de Gaspe (who holds the patents) so either Jolee has done the same or it's a slightly different technology. [ 219 more words ]


Huda Obsessions Palettes / British Beauty Blogger

Yes, you might well look surprised to find Huda on BBB! After being told it wasn't the right audience for the brand, I've explored things a little more, spoken to the right people and here we are. Communication breaks down often, so I'm just pleased to have picked back up with the brand so you can see what it has to offer. [ 343 more words ]


Lidl Soft Blanket Candle / British Beauty Blogger

After featuring a £50 candle yesterday, I'm redressing the balance slightly by featuring a £1.50 candle from Lidl. But quite honestly, I should have put that £1.50 into a pot to save up for another Damselfly one instead. I nipped down to Lidl to take a look at the face mask makers HERE to see if I really *needed* one and I didn't. [ 95 more words ]


My new candle obsession! It’s incredible ❤️❤️❤️ @damselfly_official #spacenk #kanye #fragrance #candle #candles #perfume #obsession

Moroccan Oil Blow Dry Concentrate / British Beauty Blogger

Yay, sunshine so the pineapples are out! A friend of mine told me that this product cut down her blow dry time and since I hate blow drying so much, I couldn't wait to put it to the test. Blow Dry Concentrate is billed as an extreme frizz tamer for coarse hair, but don't take too much notice of that. It can be used on textured or coarse hair but you'd probably need a lot more of the product compared to the tiny few drops that I needed to use. [ 261 more words ]


Damselfly Candles / British Beauty Blogger

New candle obsession alert! I hate to say 'I'm obsessed by...' because it's such a blogger cliche but honestly, I am! This brand is completely new to me - it's Australian - and while on the surface it looks like it's all about the slogans (it's a lot about the slogans - "I hate it when I'm making a milkshake and boys just show up in my yard" - they're so witty and some have made me laugh out loud) but there is some very serious fragrancing going here that would put many other so called fragranced candle brands to shame. [ 224 more words ]


L'Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping Sticks / British Beauty Blogger

I've had these hanging around for a while because the words 'shaping sticks' put me off - literally cannot be bothered with shaping as such. However, over the past week or so I've been putting them to the test in ways that suit me - as blush, highlight and bronzer - rather than aiming for the full Kardashian. You know what they remind me of? [ 248 more words ]


Elizabeth Arden March On Lipstick / British Beauty Blogger

Tell me that the Elizabeth Arden March On Lipstick isn't spectacular! This is one of the most impactful lipsticks I've seen for some time and I love the red 'Red Door' casing. As you can see, it's signed by Reese Witherspoon (if you haven't seen Big Little Lies on Netflix, make it your weekend's work!) who is ambassador for the brand. [ 274 more words ]


Kure Bazaar New Shades / British Beauty Blogger

Kure Bazaar Unveils New Formula & SS18 Colours Formulation wise, I love Kure polishes. They're creamy, smooth and such an easy application with no streaks or colour fade and I find the last to be excellent. These new shades are such beauties as well, with a warm nude that doesn't veer yellow, a baby pink shade that is just the tiniest bit ashy so it doesn't head to bubblegum and the deeper toned rose (that I'm wearing right now) that's completely flattering. [ 117 more words ]


Padma x MAC / British Beauty Blogger

If you think you're seeing a lot of MAC, you're right! I had a catch up with them last week so I'm gradually rolling out the newer releases - coming to the end now, but actually cannot wait to get my hands on the forthcoming Nico Panda collection. Couldn't be more up my street if it tried. But meanwhile, we have Padma x MAC, a collaboration with Padma Lakshmi. [ 237 more words ]


Michael Kors Sheer / British Beauty Blogger

This sleek looking fragrance doesn't stray very far from the typical Michael Kors olfactory thread. It's very wearable and I find most Michael Kors scents just sit beautifully on my skin. I don't think it will ever be a star in the sea of perfumes but it's quite hard not to like it. Interestingly, this is the third Michael Kors fragrance with the Sheer name and if you are hoping that it's a re-release of either of the originals, it's quite far from them in terms of notes. [ 175 more words ]


Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Bath Oil / British Beauty Blogger

If you're wondering about that awesome tulip bowl arrangement - it was made for me by one of my friends, Sian, who is next level on floral arrangements. I love it so much I couldn't resist making two posts with the same backdrop. So, this isn't a new fragrance range for Molton Brown but there are a couple of new products within the line of one of the brand's most popular scents. [ 305 more words ]


Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Collection / British Beauty Blogger

My goodness, these are pretty! The collection of six embossed blushes all carry a particular animal to symbolise charities that Chantecaille has worked with, past and present. As you can see, I have coral and bee here, but other shades feature an elephant, turtle, horse and butterfly, equally immaculately defined and presented in the weighty pebble style pan. Coral is, I think, a little harder to emotionally connect with (I want to tuck the elephant blush up in a blanket and feed it treats!) but so important as its habitat is continually under fire from pollution. [ 281 more words ]


Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm / British Beauty Blogger

Someone was always going to get a snow-day photo! It's too pretty not to get the camera out and a quick reminder of Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Balm seems very appropriate given that it's a super nourishing and soothing skin balm perfect for winter stricken dry skin. My skin, having been in near-perfect condition (thanks to a very expensive Shiseido combination) has gone into free fall since I started using other products. [ 307 more words ]


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