Looking for ways to protect your skin and hard earned money this season? These are my top 5 bargain beauty weapons to give you a victorious glow during even the toughest winter! More »The best bargain winter beauty products
Summer is officially over. With that in mind, it's time to pull out the winter woollies and prepare for the cold days that lie ahead. My beauty routine needs to adjust to the changes in weather. With just a few simple tweaks to my summer cosmetics range, here is my top 5 winter must haves: More »How I plan to look and feel beautiful this winter
It's easy to forget to wash to your make-up brushes but it's as important as the shade of foundation you chose.Not only do dirty brushes make application an uphill battle, they can also harbour some pretty gross bacteria. So you're basically just asking for a break-out.It may seem boring but set aside some time to take care of them and you won't have to buy new ones and your make-up will look better. ... More »How to wash your make-up brushes
As any of you long-haired girls out there will know, getting the chop can be one of THE most terrifying experiences in the world.Bar maybe a real life burglar or a really scary episode of American Horror Story.And yet, sometimes the appeal of the short hair is just too much. Those oh-so-stylish bobs, the cooler than cool pixie cuts...Jennifer Connelly recently revealed that it's taken her 15 years and a movie role to force her to chop off her luscious locks.Scroll down to see all the celebs who've braved the chop More »Should I chop my hair off? How to decide when to cut your hair short
Whether it's thanks a new stylist, spending time with George Clooney or the effects of being free from post-divorce drama, Sandra Bullock is looking good.So good in fact, she's sent that 'girl next door' look well and truly packing, banishing all traces of the 'safe Sandra' we've become accustomed to.Want to shake yourself out of a beauty rut and get your Bullock on too? Here's how to play it.1. Get some new hair. It doesn't have to be drastic, Sandra went for highlights and some more experimental styling. Hello waves.2. Try big brows. ... More »How to get out of a beauty rut by Sandra Bullock
Remember the good old days when the internet didn't used to make you chunder your breakfast daily? Well they're long gone Grandpa, so grab a bucket at watch this video of a woman removing a 25 year old spot.That's right - it's a blackhead that has been there for 25 years.We can't go a day without unclogging our pores (or our boyfriends for that matter - well if he's not going to sort them out someone has to. Otherwise it just feels like they're mocking us.) But apparently some are just happy to let them grow like some sort of tamagotchi on their face. ... More »DEBATE: Is it ever ok to pick other people's spots?
As winter is around the corner! It's time to start picking our essential beauty products for this cold and harsh season. As a result, there are 5 essential winter beauty products that I always have ready, to give my body the kind of special treatment that it deserves. "Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, oesophageal, and bladder," wrote the Harvard Health Publication. One of the major health reasons for drinking a lot of green tea during wintertime is its ability to reduce body fat. More »My 5 Essential Winter Beauty Products
For many years I struggled with my skin, trying every anti-acne product on the market to try to combat spots, then purchasing a collection of hydrating creams, face masks and sprays to try to combat the dryness caused by the harsh spot-fighting ingredients. More »Why we should all use natural skincare
After reading 'Your Skin Factory' - a book by Dr Des Fernandes which claims to be a production manual for better skin - I was excited to try put the Environ range to the test - quite literally. Dr Des Fernandes claimed that his Vitamin A cream could help rid me of oral Lichen Planus so I couldn't wait to start my treatments. Lichen planus is a non-infectious, itchy rash that can affect many areas of the body including the mouth. Inside the mouth, the condition can make eating painful as it is a chronic inflammatory disease that can cause blisters or erosions. ... More »Environ facial: Does Vitamin A cream help Oral Lichen Planus?
Belle Gel is an affordable at-home alternative for creating shiny, strong and long lasting gel nails with a salon finish. Gel nail colour not only gives excellent results but unlike other treatments protects the natural nail underneath allowing for continual growth. The gel nail colour can last up to two weeks without damaging, wearing or chipping.The starter kit is normally priced at £59.95 and contains all of the necessary essentials and accessories to achieve professional looking gel nails at home. You can get 35% off the entire range using the code Handbag35 which can be used at www. ... More »Get 35% off Belle Gel, the at-home gel nail manicure kit
The makeup you do or don't wear at work? It might be having a far bigger effect than you think, as a new survey has revealed 68% of UK bosses wouldn't employ a woman who wore no makeup to an interview.The research carried out by Escentual.com also found that 60.8% said they'd be less likely to promote a woman who didn't wear makeup, with a further 39.2% saying that 'promotion prospects would be seriously curtailed' if the job involved meeting people.Shocked? Get ready for this one. ... More »POLL: How important is wearing makeup at work?
Yep Marilyn Monroe's famous Chanel No.5 quote has earned her a posthumous advertising campaign for the very same fragrance, due to be rolled out later this year.But while Marilyn is taking over Chanel No.5 there's a whole load of other new celebrity campaign faces to be seen too. Leighton Meester, Lara Stone and Rosie Huntington Whiteley grabbing your interest? Here's who's doing what... More »NEW CAMPAIGN FACES: Marilyn Monroe, Lara Stone, Rosie Huntington Whiteley & more
It may be over 50 years since Marilyn Monroe's premature passing, but the Hollywood starlet still remains a major influence on our beauty regimes.The ultimate screen siren, she's shown generations of women how to make the most of their individuality and embrace their, sexy sassiness.So with that in mind, here're our top 10 Monroe-inspired tips for today, tomorrow and life in general...1. Learn to love the LWD (little white dress)2. Unexpected gusts of wind don't have to mean flashing your granny pants at workmen...3. Retro curls add character4. ... More »MARILYN MONROE: Life lessons in beauty
Get ready to rack up a tally - Amazon has revealed the 15 bestselling beauty products of all time and we want to know just how many you've bought yourself.Since launching in 2008, Amazon's Beauty Store has sold thousands of pounds worth of haircare, skincare, bath and body and treats to thousands of us all over the country.So do you want to see what everyone's been buying?Yeah, 'course you do.WHAT DOES YOUR MAKE-UP SAY ABOUT YOU?THE TOP 10 BEAUTY RULES FOR LIFEREAD MORE BEAUTY NEWS... More »REVEALED: Amazon's bestselling beauty products of all time. How many do you own?
Dior, Chanel, Crème De La Mer, La Prairie...urmmmmm....Poundland?As the everything for a quid super giant continues selling it's range of make-up and other discounted brands, we ask-would you buy it?The range called Chit Chat launched in 2012 included on trend glitter nail varnishes, juicy lipstick pencils, lip glosses and eye shadow compacts in this season's colours. And guess how much they cost? That's right - £1! So with the recession still having a grip on our wallets - we have all had to bring our spending into question. ... More »BEAUTY DEBATE: Would you buy your make-up from Poundland?
Sam McKnight - the best session stylist you'll ever encounter and somebody you should totally follow on Instagram if you're not already - has been sharing some very odd pictures of Matt Damon and Harrison Ford.Introducing us to Ms M Damon and Ms H Ford on Twitter last night, the hair stylist posted snaps of the Hollywood heavyweights dressed as women, with long hair, eyeshadow, blusher - the lot!A new shoot you ask? Possibly. We suspect the work of an app ourselves, but either way, Sam McKnight, we need this in our lives!What do you think of Matt and Harrison as ladies? Feeling inspired? More »Matt Damon and Harrison Ford dressed as women. What's happening here?
A study has been conducted to investigate just what your make-up is making people think about you.Sadly for those hippies and lazy girls among us it has a serious impact on your attractiveness and competence as well as influencing people's opinion of your trustworthiness and likeability.For those rocking a Emma Watson style barely-there make-up look you are more likely to have people trust and like you.If you're a fan of a more glam look people may start to have doubts about leaving you alone with their boyfriend. ... More »What does your make-up say about you?
Rita Ora loves a crazy look, whether it's pom-poms all over her dress or buns all over her head. She's not afraid of anything, even when it doesn't look all that great.This certainly isn't the worst we've seen her, at least it's quite fun.But at the same time it does look a bit like she fell asleep in a nursery full of children armed with felt tip pens - let's be honest only Chloe Norgaard can pull that off.It matches the clown style make-up she was sporting just the other day.Urm...Rita, are you about to run away to circus school? It's OK you can tell us. ... More »Rita Ora shows off pink and blue hair
Barbie is stripped of her make up provoking thoughtful comments from women feeling the pressure to always look perfect More »REVEALED: Barbie without make up looks...like a normal woman
The high necked crop top has a distinctly nineties vibe about it, but her slender figure and the high-waisted skirt keeps it from being a candidate for throw back Thursday.But the hair...that's a different story.A high plait is questionable enough but the addition of the scrunchie is unforgivable.She joins the likes of Cressida Bonas and Miley Cyrus in the world of old-school hair crimes.Celebrities and their nineties hair stylesAre you getting the urge to dig around your attic for an old accessory? More »Just say no to scrunchies: Is Selena Gomez the latest nineties victim?
Demi Moore is the latest celebrity to put their name and face to a perfume, in collaboration with Swedish beauty brand Oriflame.Called My Red and blended with Demi's own 'strength, talent and incomparable beauty' in mind, the fragrance pivots around a heart of red jasmine, said to be a symbol of attachment and sensuality.What does that mean in real-life whiffing terms? It's soft. It's a florally scent with a hint of fruitiness (thank cranberries and Granny Smith apples for that) that's sweet and quite romantic, yet still very grown up. ... More »Demi Moore and Oriflame hook up for new fragrance My Red. Interested?
If your Halloween costume is starting to lose its shock factor, it's time to bring some scary nail art into your fancy dress plans.Ready to start painting a ghoulish picture? Lovers of out-there beauty at Illamasqua have been putting their best nail skills to good use, with the spooky holiday in mind.NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - NAIL ARTNail artist Michelle Humphrey has teamed up with the make-up masters to create two amazing nail tutorials which, luckily for us, are both included in the video below. ... More »NAIL ART: Halloween nail art tutorial with Illamasqua
Lack of confidence and feeling unattractive: Why many women wait over a MONTH to go bare-faced in front …Yahoo Lifestyle - Wed, Oct 16, 2013 15:34 BST
Most women wait four weeks and one day to go without make up in front of their new partners. More »Lack of confidence and feeling unattractive: Why many women wait over a MONTH to go bare-faced in front of a new partner