Sunday, 28 February 2010

Orgasmic Beauty

by Sarah-Jane

Orgasm is one of NARS most popular shades. It’s already available in a blusher and in the NARS Multiple, a creamy stick that can be used all over the face and body. And from February 16th it will be available exclusively in Space NK in the new illuminator form. It’s a light weight sheer liquid that you can apply all over the face and body or add some to your foundation to give it an extra radiance and glow. It truly is orgasmic.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The night time gene cream

by Sarah-Jane

You’ve probably heard all about gene creams by now, but just in case here’s a brief recap. As we get older the genes in our skin slow down and stop working as efficiently. That’s when the wrinkles and sagging sets in. Gene creams contain specific ingredients that target the genes and get them working as hard as they did when we were younger. The latest gene cream to hit the market is from Biotherm and is called Skin Vivo Nuit, ₤38 (department stores and Boots). It is the night cream to accompany the best-selling day cream version. Not only does it contain all the uber scientific ingredients such as Thermal Plankton and Reverserol that deal with the anti-ageing side of things but it also contains Lavender and Lily of the Valley which will help you get to sleep. Night night.

Monday, 22 February 2010

The all-in-one cleanser

by Sarah-Jane

I love hotel toiletries and years ago I was in New York and the bathroom was decked out with a brand that I had never heard of before. Being the investigative beauty journalist I am, I tried out every single product on offer and fell in love. The shampoo and conditioner left my hair looking really shiny and feeling soft, the shower gel was really fruity without being sickly and the moisturiser left my skin feeling like satin all day. I managed to sneak home as many bottles as I could get maid service to give me and used them sparingly so that they would last forever. So imagine how happy I was when London department store, Liberty’s started stocking this magical New York brand, Malin + Goetz. The product that I always recommend to people who haven’t tried it before is the Grapefruit Face Cleanser, ₤24. It triples up as eye make-up remover, cleanser and toner. If you’re a gal on the go, then this product will save you precious minutes getting ready in the morning.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Skin Nourishment

by Sarah-Jane

There are no two ways about it, I absolutely adore Jergens body moisturisers. Since they launched in the UK last year I was hooked and now that they have launched two more varieties I’m even more addicted.
There are multiple reasons I love them. Firstly they are inexpensive - at ₤4.99 (Boots) a tube I can slather myself in them without worrying that I’m wasting money. Secondly, they do exactly what I need them to - moisturise my skin instantly and keep it moisturised all day long. Finally, they offer pump formats of the moisturiser, and nothing makes post-shower moisturisation easier then the ease of a pump. The two new moisturisers that are being added to the range are Total Nourishment, filled with anti-oxidising acai berry and cranberry and Cocoa Butter which will hydrate the driest of skin and help reduce the appearance of stretch marked skin.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Deep clean

by Sarah-Jane

I’m not ashamed to admit it. My name is Sarah-Jane and I am a cleansing addict. Nothing wakes me up better than slathering cleanser all over my face and washing it off. And nothing finished off my day then taking off all my make-up and going to bed with squeaky clean skin. So I was more than just a little excited when two new cleansers from Neutrogena, deep clean oil-free cleansing lotion, ₤3.49 and deep clean wipes, ₤2.99 (available nationwide) landed on my desk. They both belong to the already existing deep clean range and remove all your make-up quickly and easily. They both have an oil-free formula so it won’t clog up your skin, perfect if you have a slightly oily and spotty complexion.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Fruity Foundation

by Sarah-Jane

You might not think that fruit and foundation mix, but say hello to the brand new Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, ₤10.99 (available nationwide) that is filled with no less than four different fruit ingredients to not only deliver amazing coverage but to boost the radiance of your skin day after day. The ingredients read like a fruit punch mix. It starts with apricot extract which gives skin a dewy glow. Next on this list is ginger which is well known for its energy boosting qualities. Apple is in there as well, apple is packed with anti-oxidant ingredients that help the skin looking young and finally melon which makes sure there is plenty of moisture in the skin. All these ingredients combined mean that your skin is being nourished from the outside as well as looking perfectly flawless. There are 8 shades to choose from so there’s bound to be one to suit you.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Beauty Love

by Sarah-Jane

Whether you want to treat yourself to something this Valentine’s Day or you’re looking for an inexpensive heart shaped goodie for your loved one then these limited edition Nivea Crème tins are just the ticket (available at Boots). There are four to choose from and each has a different heart-shaped design, plus if you’ve never tried Nivea Crème then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The rich, creamy consistency of the cream is perfect for keeping skin moisturised and soft in the cold weather and you can slather it on everywhere from your face to your feet. And at ₤1.35 each they’re not going to break the bank.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sheer Genius

by Sarah-Jane

This month sees the launch of Vaseline’s brand new body lotion, Sheer Infusion, ₤4.99 (Boots). This light-weight lotion packs a heavy moisturisation punch and sinks deeper into the skin than any other moisturiser I’ve ever tried, and that’s saying something! It is so quick to absorb into the skin that you’re not left with any sticky feeling. It comes in three different scents, my personal favourite is Vitamin Burst. It’s a budget buy that has premium price results.


007 (1) 17 (1) 80s (1) A'kin (1) Aapri (1) Advanced Night Repair (1) Alberto Morillas (1) Alfaparf Splendore (1) Amélie (1) Anne Fontaine (1) Aphrodisiac (1) Apples and Pears (1) Asda (2) Audrey Tautou (2) Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (1) Avon (1) Avril Lavigne (1) Bach (1) Balenciaga (1) Bank Holiday (1) bareMinerals (1) Barielle (1) BarryM (2) Batiste (1) Beautifully Delicious (1) beauty news (3) beauty panel (1) Beauty products (1) beauty tip (1) Beautybanter (1) becca (1) Beeswax (1) Benefit (2) Bikini (1) Bio Etic (1) Biotherm (1) bliss (1) Body Fragrance (1) body scrub (1) Bond (1) Boots (4) Bourjois (1) BritishBeautyBlogger (1) Bronzers (2) Bronzing (1) Budget (1) Bumble and Bumble (1) Candles (2) Caudalie (2) Chanel (1) Chanel No. 5 (2) Charles Worthington (1) Cheryl Cole (1) Chocolate treats (1) Christian Dior (1) Christina Aguilera (1) Christmas (1) Citizen Queen (1) Clairol (1) Clarins (1) Clarinsmen (1) Coco Chanel (4) collection 2000 (1) Colorsport (1) Cosmetics (1) Cosmo (1) Cosmopolitan (1) Coutts (1) (1) Daisy (2) damaged hair (1) Darphin (1) Davidoff Cool Water (1) Decleor (1) department store shopping (2) desert island (1) designer products (1) Detox (2) DHC (2) Diptique (1) DKNY (1) DolceGabbana (1) Dove (1) dr Bronner (1) dry hair (2) dry hands (1) Dry Shampoo (1) DuWop (1) E45 (1) Edward Bess (1) Effaclar Duo (1) Egg Confetti (1) Elemis (5) Elite club (1) Elizabeth Arden (2) Elle MacPherson (1) Ellnet (1) Essie (3) Estee Lauder (3) Estée Lauder (2) Eve Lom (1) Eyebrow (1) Eyelashes (1) Eyeliner (2) eyes (2) fair skin (1) Fair trade (1) Fake Bake (1) Fashion (2) fashion make up (2) Fifi (1) Fifi Lapin (1) Fleur Defendue (1) Fleurs de Bach (1) Flowerbomb (1) For the Feet (1) Forbidden Flower (1) Fragrance (4) Frangipani (1) French Connection (1) Garnier Vital Restore (1) Gemma Arterton (1) ghd (1) Gift Republic (1) Gillette (2) Givenchy (1) Glow (1) Gok Wan (1) Goodie Bag (1) Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (1) Green and Spring (1) Guam (1) Gucci (1) Hair removal (1) hair volume (1) Haircare (1) Hed Kandi (1) Herbal Essences (1) high street shopping (6) highstreet shopping (2) Holland and Barrett (1) How to look good naked (2) ic skincare (1) Idealist (1) Intimately Beckham (1) Isle of Wight festival (1) Issey Miyake (2) J-Lo (1) Jamin Leather (1) Jean Paul Gaultier (2) Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1) Jelly Pong Pong (1) Jergens (2) Jewellery (1) Jo Malone (1) John Frieda (1) John Galliano (1) Johnson (1) Juicy tubes (1) Juliette has a gun (2) Jurlique (1) Kiss of Approval (1) L'Occitane (1) L'Oreal Paris (1) L'Oréal Paris Expert (2) La Roche-Posay (1) Lab Series (1) Laia (4) Lancaster (1) Lancome (1) Lancôme (2) Lanvin (1) Latest in Beauty (2) (5) Lee Stafford (1) Lip gloss (1) Lip Plumper (1) Lipbalm (2) Lipstick Queen (1) Llods Pharmacy (1) Lolita Lempicka (1) London Jewellery week (1) LookFantastic (1) Louise Galvin (1) Luxury Goods Fair (1) Mac (2) Maison Martin Margiela (1) Makeup (3) Makeup tutorials (1) Male Moisturiser (1) Malin+Goetz (1) Marc Jacobs (2) Marks and Sparks (1) Marks and Spencer (1) Mary Cohr (1) Mascara (3) Massage (2) Melvita (1) Millie (1) Mira Zwillinger (1) Miss Wax (1) Miu Miu (1) Nails (1) Nails Inc. (1) NARS (1) Natalie Imbruglia (1) Natural (4) Neon (1) Neutrogena (1) New Zealand (1) Nicole Kidman (2) Nina Ricci (1) Nivea (1) No No (1) No7 (2) normal skin (4) Normandie (1) Nubar (2) Olay (2) olive skin (1) online shopping (6) OPI (1) Organic (2) Origins (1) Orlane (1) P Diddy (1) Pantene (1) Party looks (1) Paul and Joe (3) Paul Mitchell (1) Perfume (5) Philosophy (1) Prada (1) prematurely aged skin (1) Prestige (1) Pringle (1) Product Girl (1) professional salon hair care (1) quite dry skin (1) Radox (1) Rapid Lash (1) Re-Gen (1) Redken (2) REN Skincare (2) Revlon (1) RMK (1) Romano Ricci (1) Rosa Maya (1) Ruby (1) Ruby and Millie (1) Sampling (2) Sarah-Jane (2) Sean Young (1) Seche Vite (1) self tanning (1) Selfridges (1) sensitive skin (2) Serums (1) Shavata (1) Shu Uemura (1) simple (1) SJP (2) Skin Boost (1) skin never irritable (1) Skin Refinisher (1) skin.ny (1) Skincare (3) Skinfood (1) Soap and Glory (4) spa treatments (1) SpaceNK (2) SPF (1) Steam Cream (1) straight hair (1) Sugar Me (1) Summer (1) Sun (1) sun damaged skin (1) superdrug (2) Susan Chyi (1) Syn-ake (1) Tanning (2) Tesco (1) Tess Daly (1) The Beauty Room (1) The Body Shop (1) The Fragrance Foundation (2) thick hair (2) Threading (1) TIGI (3) Toner (1) Too Faced (2) Top Shop (1) Travel Sizes (1) Travelling (1) TRESemme (1) Tri-Aktiline (1) Trial (1) TV ads (1) Urban Decay (3) Valentine's (1) Vaseline (2) Vera Wang (2) Versace (1) Vichy (1) Vie at home (1) Viktor and Rolf (1) Virgin Vie (1) VO5 (1) wahanda (1) Wavy hair (1) Weather (1) Weather works (1) wee birdy (1) wrap (1) xen-tan (1) YSL (1) YSL Touche Eclat (1) Zuneta (1)