Party like it’s your birthday


If you’re looking for a product that offers an on-trend nude lip effect, while also creating a plumped-up look for your lips, then Sleek Matte Me Lipstick in ‘Birthday Suit’ is the one for you.

Matte Me is a matte finish liquid lipstick that glides on in one smooth application, with no need for a second coat.

The light as air feel provides comfortable wear for hours, with no caking, flaking or drying, ensuring all day wear that doesn’t feel like it’s there.

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Fast Friday – Hair today

No time or spare cash to go to the salon? No worries!

Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer Powder offers a quick fix for dark dye-job roots.


Say ‘goodbye’ to reappearing roots and frustrating greys with these fantastic powders. Get natural-looking, instant root coverage even when applied around the hairline.

Available in a range of shades from light blonde to dark brown.

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Themed Thursday – Mild not wild

We all need some TLC at times, so add a touch of mildness to your beauty routine.


For a gentle way to cleanse your face, reach for Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Extra Mild. This is clinically formulated cleansing, with all the benefits of Clinique’s famous dermatologist-developed facial soap in a liquid formula.


For soothing bubbles in your bath, go for Burt’s Bees® Baby Bee® Bubble Bath is a tear-free, SLS-free, mild and gentle plant-based cleansing formula that is combined with nourishing soy protein to wash your – and baby’s – skin without irritation. Glycerin is added to moisturise and a touch of vanilla extract helps to calm and comfort.


To enjoy a good hair day, try Bumble and bumble Seaweed Shampoo, a mild, moisturising, daily shampoo with marine extracts that feed roots, add shine and keep scalps happy.


To give your hands some love, there’s Sanex Zero% Mild is a hygienic liquid soap, which is effective yet gentle for your skin. Its biodegradable formulation contains fewer chemical ingredients, meaning it’s healthy for your skin and better for the environment.

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Winter Humpday

The days are cold and dark.

We’re taking them one at a time. And brighter days are coming.

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How do you get through winter days – and nights? Let us all know in the comments below.

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A winter wonderland – part two

The festive season may be over, but there’s still every justification to self-gift, so if you were inspired by yesterday’s post, you might also enjoy today’s.

Need to get ready to zing over a Zoom date? Then load up with a layer or two of Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream in Wonderland.

This is a moisturising liquid lip cream, that leaves a matte velvet finish on the lips without drying them – it feels comfortable on the lips.

Available in a range of six classic shades from everyday nudes to a more special occasion palette of a plum, coral and crimson red, this also comes with a doe foot applicator.

This leaves you with a bold matte look, with a soft velvet finish.

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A winter wonderland – part one

For a hit of at-home party sparkle that won’t break the bank this season, treat yo’self to Barry M Glitter Rush Body Glitter Wonderland.

It is the perfect solution if you’re looking for glitter on the go! Whether it be for a Zoom call or a big night out, these shaker pots come in gorgeous jewel tone shades and each comes with a handy filter so there are no spills. Perfect for applying easily to the face and body.

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Winter wonder-hair-ful

For a dramatically different look this season, try a new hair colour like Superdrug Vibrance Cosmic Purple 3.66.

This is a vibrant, long-lasting permanent colour with an intensive conditioner for longer lasting intensity and shine.

The rich creme colour, specially formulated with intense colour pigments, penetrates deep into the hair to cover up to 100% grey hair and deliver up to eight weeks of luscious vibrant colour.

The intensive colour conditioner, with jojoba oil and pro-vitamin B5, protects hair for glossy, vibrant, radiant colour. Use week after week for longer-lasting intensity and shine (lasts up to 6 applications depending on hair length).

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Winter warmer

Give cold winter cheeks a pop of flush with Benefit Posietint lip & cheek stain.

This is a poppy-pink lip and cheek stain, that is the cheekiest flush you can get from a bottle!


The stain brightens cheeks & lips with a cheery flush. The liquid-gel formula beautifully blends on all complexions and lasts for hours. It’s smooch-proof, nuzzle-proof and gives a natural finish.

How to apply

Brush three strokes of posietint on the apple of your cheek and blend quickly with fingertips. Then repeat on the other side of your face.

For the most even flush, dab Posietint on our foundation brush and blend on one cheek at a time.

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Fast Friday – Straight to a state of calm

In need of a quiet moment before the onslaught of the weekend? Then you could do with trying Bumble and bumble Straight Conditioner and indulge yourself and your hair in a few minutes of calm.


This is a light yet thorough conditioner that helps manage unruly types, calm curls and quiet frizz for smoother, silkier texture.

It also adds shine and encourages body and movement.

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Themed Thursday – All that glitters…

Because even though the brightness of the festive season has gone, sometimes you need a hint of sparkle to carry you through the depths of winter.


Summon the Goddess of love with a dab of Barry M Dazzle Dust in ‘106 Aphrodite’ on eyelids, or anywhere else you want to highlight.


Or dazzle like a big-screen star, courtesy of a coat or two of Barry M Glitterati glitter nail polish in coral ‘Starlet’.


Be the focus of attention with a slick of Beauty Uk Glitter Eyeliner in ‘Gold No.2’, a shimmering formula that adds subtle glitter to the lash line for a soft shimmer or intense burst of glamour and sparkle. Used alone or as a top coat create defined and long lasting lines using the precision applicator for a highly versatile look.

And be sparkly and fabulous with MUA Luxe Glitter Palette Diva, a collection of four intensely glitter eyeshadows, perfect for when you want to sparkle.

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