It's almost time to talk about the Christmas beauty edits - I know, I know, but they'll be on counter soon and anyway, it's only nine weeks till the day itself. But before we dive headfirst into all things festive, I wanted to dedicate a post to one of my favourite autumn offerings: the Ladylike collection from Clarins.
This is a brand with a first-class skincare pedigree, which has overshadowed its makeup a little in the past. That's changing - the lip perfectors, bronzers and foundations, for example, all have legions of fans - but Clarins' cosmetics still deserve more love.
Squee! Loads of excitement happening over at Cloud10Beauty.com with a new look site and tonnes of amazing niche beauty brands like Alpha H, First Aid Beauty (FAB), Amazing Cosmetics, Glamglow and more.
And what do you do when you have all these fantastic skincare brands to shout about? Well, you bring over the UK’s hottest skincare expert to tell people all about them, that’s what. Yep, Caroline Hirons was in the house and we chatted up a storm about the good (Zinc, fish oils, face massage), the bad (sugar, muslin cloths, mineral oil) and the ugly (cleansing wipes, just don’t) when it comes to taking care of your skin.
My Big Fat Morning Skincare Routine: Origins, L'Occitane, Ren, Clinique, Shiseido, Estee Lauder & Chanel
Things like softening lotions and acid toners are creeping into our beauty lexicon and, whether it's the Caroline Hirons effect or the simple fact that more products are being marketed to us - or both - one thing's for sure: I'm spending lots more time in the bathroom.
The thing about Made In Chelsea's Binky is that, despite her glossy good looks (she's even prettier in person), riches and fame, she somehow manages to be very relatable - that, coupled with the fact that she's genuinely nice and fun, is part of her popularity on the show.
It's Monday morning and the weekend passed in the blink of an eye, so let's cheer ourselves up with a sweet little seasonal giveaway. I have five bottles of Philosophy's multi-tasking, three-in-one shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath to give away in the scent, Pumpkin Icing, to readers resident in the UK or Ireland.