Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Answer…You!

There is such a thing as a magic mirror and it’s heading your way soon.

Shiseido’s magic mirror is the virtual answer to your make up woes. Tied of buying products that aren’t right for you and don’t suit you? Want to try a new look without incurring the costs? The magic mirror can give you a virtual “makeover”in seconds, allowing you to try lots of products and looks without having to apply, or remove any make up.

Image from Dailymail.co.uk

 Whatsmore it updates in real time, so go along with your friends and laugh at each other as you create some crazy and wonderful looks.

 Tour dates

House of Fraser, Oxford St: Now – 18th August 2011

House of Fraser, Meadowhall: 29th August – 17th September

House of Fraser, Manchester: 19th September – 3rd October

Jenners, Edinburgh: 5th October – 19th October

John Lewis, Newcastle: 21st October – 4th November

House of Fraser, Westfield: 9th November – 29th November

House of Fraser, Milton Keynes: 1st December – 24th December

House of Fraser, Oxford Street: 23rd December – 20th January

Harrods: 23rd Janurary – 11th February 2012

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

If like me you’ve left it till the last minute (sorry Mum) here’s a few gift ideas guaranteed to make her day.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Face Collection £32

Update your Mother’s beauty regime with No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Face Collection. It’s the perfect gift for Mothers Day containing No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream, Night Cream and Beauty Serum. Currently half price at Boots, £32 and right now spend over £22, receive a free No7 (which you can keep for yourself)… everyone’s a winner.

 

Busy But Beautiful Miracle Manicure Treatment Gift Set M&S £7.50

 

A cute and very retro 5 part set including hand cream, cuticle cream, a nail file and 2 polishes for busy but beautiful Mums.

Elizabeth Arden Centenary Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition Jar 30ml £18 John Lewis

A timeless classic, perhaps the best multi taking product ever. It’s a moisturiser, a lip balm, a soother, healer and wrinkle rescuer all rolled into one. This product’s been a staple in women’s make up bags for years, and this limited edition jar is hard to resist. Infact, I’m ordering two. Right now save 10% at John Lewis.

Or the iconic, and fail sake… YSL Touche Eclat

I haven’t come across a woman yet that doesn’t worship at its alter. It’s a little pricey so treat the woman in your life that won’t always treat herself.

All that’s left to do is pop down M&S for the dine.

Valentine’s Day 2011 Beauty Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and love (apparently) in the air, now is the time to discover the gorgeous beauty gifts we really want this Valentine’s day.

Sorry Men, but  we really don’t want petrol station flowers or giant heart shaped boxes of chocolates this year, and tacky underwear from Anne Summers, do you really think we don’t realise that’s a gift for you and you alone. Ladies,  whether you’re single or just can’t trust the man in your life to come up trumps, here are some heavenly scented products that might help cushion the blow.

Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Skin Care Gift Set

Nothing says I love you like a bit of luxury, and few do it better than super brand Molton Brown. Combining the fragrant oils of African ginger, patchouli and Reunion Island pink pepper, this luxurious skin care duo from will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

Presented in a lovely gift box, the set contains:

  • Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower (300ml): this bodywash cleanses your skin, helps to protect it from environmental pollutants and reawakens your energy
  • Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Body Lotion (200ml): with pink pepperpod extract and essential oil of Brazilian peppertree, this warm, sweet and deeply spiced, lotion will nourish and hydrate your skin

Available form John Lewis £35

 

Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner Pots

I know it’s sterotypical but girls do love pink, creams and pots – and this wonder product contains all 3.

This protective emollient balm formulated with SPF 15, gives a sheer wash of colour and an all-natural sheen. Conditions lips, locks in moisture. Contains Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamins A and E.

Keeps your lips soft and kissable, just in case he deserves to touch them this Valentine’s Day; the pot looks pretty cute in your bag too.  Available in 3 colours, I’d recommend Petting Pink.

£11 online and at mac counters

 

Horny Cow Seductive Bath & Body Oil from Cowshed

For something cheeky, check out Cowshed’s Horny Cow range.

Treat that special someone to a Valentine’s massgae and Get frisky with Horny Cow’s Seductive sensual bath & massage oil

Bath & Massage Oil is a floral, spicy blend that evokes your sensuality and passion with rose absolute, and essential oils. Men, when will you realise, if you put some effort in, you might get something in return!

Available online at COWSHED £20 100ml

 

Soap and Glory Breakfast scrub

Don’t skip…THE BREAKFAST SCRUB™ Oat, Shea Butter & Sugar Body Smoother. But be warned, this product should carry a health warning! With scents of Banana, Almond, Honey and golden sugar , you’ll literally want to eat it, not rub it in. For the perfect start to your day Slather yourself in this wonderfully thick and luxurious products to leave skin soft and sparkling.

You’ll smell so sweet you’ll be fighting them off.

£9.45 for 300ml at Boots.

 

L’Occitane Cherry blossom discovery collection

Relax and indulge with this pampering cherry blossom discovery collection from L’Occitane. The rejuvenating and luxurious properties makes this a truly indulgent and pampering set that is perfect for a little you time! This cherry blossom discovery collection from L’Occitane features soap, shower gel, body lotion, hand cream and shea hand cream.

Available online at Debenhams and L’Occitane stores £17.

Treat yourself if no one else will…