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Instagram: Who you should be following

Instagram: Who you should be following

Instagram is the modern day magazine of our time. We’re all on it (aren’t we?) and for some it’s pretty addictive (it’s like my third child). So who should you be following within the cosmetics industry, and why? Well, let me tell you… Estee Laundry @esteelaundry The...

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Dupes: democratizing beauty or derivative drivel?

Dupes: democratizing beauty or derivative drivel?

As the Deciem-Lauder scandal that has gripped the cosmetics industry over the last three weeks continues to generate headline after headline – a few stood out for me. Yes, as The Ordinary stores closed their doors and their customers started to panic order online,...

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The vegan love list – what’s prompting the boom?

The vegan love list – what’s prompting the boom?

I know what you’re thinking. Another vegan blog. But, as a baby vegan myself (I’m nearing my year’s anniversary), I wanted to get down to the nitty gritty of just what was driving consumers to change their purchasing habits in food, clothes, cosmetics, in droves....

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CBD: The new avocado toast

CBD: The new avocado toast

My morning routine has been pretty much the same since I can remember. I’m a simple girl at heart; wash my face with water (don’t shoot), slather it in Eurcerin (body moisturisor – I don’t even go to the hassle of buying the dedicated face creams), a layer of...

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The make-up wars:  powder equals power

The make-up wars: powder equals power

It came as precisely no surprise to me that a study conducted by Richard Russell of the Department of Psychology at Gettysburg College in collaboration with researchers from Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Research & Innovation that looked at the perceived impact of wearing...

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Just how safe is our sunscreen application?

Just how safe is our sunscreen application?

Please excuse me while I write this, with two fans aimed directly at my face, window open to catch the merest hint of a breeze and a cold shower planned before bed. You see, Britain is in the midst of a somewhat uncharacteristic hot spell. OK, so this week we had a...

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Amo l’italia – Italian beauty makes its move

Amo l’italia – Italian beauty makes its move

When you think of luxurious European cosmetics, I think we’d all look at the French beauty industry. It’s hard not to. With the likes of L’Oréal, LVMH, L’Occitane and Clinique all hailing from the country, it’s clearly a mecca for successful cosmetic powerhouses....

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Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

Dear Lush: keep calm and carry on

We love a scandal here in the UK. If there’s a tiny thread to be pulled to unravel a cacophony of scandalous headlines, you can bet your life that the tabloid journalisms will pull it. And this was most certainly the case in the recent ‘Lush SpyCops’ debacle. For...

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In-Cosmetics Global trend watch: step away from the screen

In-Cosmetics Global trend watch: step away from the screen

What are the next big beauty trends? Well if the launches at In-Cosmetics Global 2018 this week are anything to go by, the industry is feeling blue. Blue light be gone Yes, while Ultraviolet may be Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018, the cosmetics camp are battling...

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

If you’re like me, you’ll love spouting off the plethora of well-known names in your make-up bag. Even more so, you’ll love checking your eyeliner with your Bobbi Brown compact (encased in that sleek black and white packaging), applying your MAC lipstick (emblazoned...

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Less is more: Meet make-up’s anti-influencers

Less is more: Meet make-up’s anti-influencers

If there is one thing that has changed the way we shop and indeed what we buy, it’s digital. Thanks to good old YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat, not to mention online stores that offer same-day delivery, make-up sales have soared. But will 2018 be the year that...

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