beauty launches sept 2015
Without full submersion into blogs and beauty on the verge/way past the verge of becoming obsessed, it’s difficult to keep up with the never ending reel of new launches into the industry. It’s time that I, your knight in shining armour/ muppet in tin foil, get down to the knitty gritty of whats new, whats hot, whats not, and what you’re going to have to sharpen your elbows to be in with a chance of even touching. Damn those MAC Collections…

Were seven days in to September (and I still haven’t posted the August favourites which I photographed about eight years ago)and already the month is bursting with brand spanking new beauty bits. Every brand and its sister are launching a new base product, theres a lotta lipstick and even some canine crushin’- we’ve all gone mad.

You might need a pen and paper for this one…

The Bobbi Brown Greige Collection has taken the yawn out of the most boring colour in the whole entire world. The collection offers a gorgeous eye palette, some funky powder liner trios and the usual lips and lacquers. You’re definitely going to need the palette. Add it to your basket asap.

The latest limited edition offering from MAC has had everyone barking mad. Haute Dogs is made up of polishes, lip products, eye quads, the works and with the best bits all gone off the world wide web, you’re going to have to go and grovel in your local for any chance of this neutral array.

The man behind the sexiest shoes has broadened his horizons creating Louboutin Lipsticks. Cheaper than a pair of heels, the lippy collection comes complete with stiletto packaging with more authority than a strict head teacher. You’re on to a winner there Loub.

Sticking with the lippies, Clarins have relaunched and branded their Joli Rouge collection. An expansive range of nudes, pinks, reds and berries there’s a shade to suit everyone. I’ll take one of each.

Blogging babe Tanya Burr has given her entire cosmetics range a lick of paint, offering up a fresh take on some of the old lines favourites and adding on three eye palettes and a brow quad. The well loved lady has swapped her classic packaging for gold and pink, it’s super cute, super girly and super at the top of my shopping list.

Another woman of the world wide web has had an exciting launch too! Fleur De Force (is that her real name?) has launched a collection of lashes with hero brand Eyelure. The range consists of four lash sets, all of which are very wearable, natural and fluttery. Fleur’s individuals in particular are exciting, using a new technology glue which means that they can last for three days! Bravo

If you haven’t yet found your perfect base, then you will in the coming months. Some of the best selling brands are launching brand new products to revolutionize the way we wear foundation. We have Burberry’s Cashmere Foundation, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation, MAC Studio Waterweight foundation and Estee Lauder Double Wear On The Go! If one of those don’t tickle your fancy then nothing will.

Finally (hurrah!) Birchbox are running a temporary concession at Selfridges Oxford Street where you can create your own box! It’s a great way to try out full and sample sizes of a range of new products and to get to grips with the Birchbox service. Check out their website for more details.

Now I need a nap…

Helllooooo, just here to be your fairy godmother/ knight in shining armour and inform you that If you’ve been wanting to try out the new St Tropez in shower gradual tan (and who hasn’t?!) then you should pick up this months issue of InStyle magazine. 

I think this is UK only so sorry to my overseas amigos but if you are from grande Bretagne then maybe you’ll be just as excited as me about this great freebie. 

The magazine is £3.99 but if you live near a tesco you can snap it up for only £2.50. It’s a cracking read too! 

I’m sure there’ll be a review up next week. 

Ta ta for now! *swishes magic wand*

beauty news 1
All images c/o Google
Today I’m here with another brand new category and this time i’m cutting out the middle man and bringing the latest beauty news and releases from me, to you. Think of it like being spoon fed.
With more brands making their way overseas to the UK, summer collection releases and Autumn/Winter press images being released, it can be a little bit hard to keep up with whats new. Allow me to walk you through the latest in British beauty.

1. Possibly this years most exciting news, Makeup Forever has made its way across the waves and landed here in the UK. You can now pick up the range in Debenhams stores and online at Debenhams. Now, I haven’t had a look just yet, but I spy a late night shopping spree in the imminent future. It’s only fair that I make them feel welcome, right?

2. Eagle eyed me spotted the stunning promo shots of the Ellie Goulding X MAC collection and I might have done a wee squeal. Think neutral, wearable shades with shimmer and hi shine gloss. The collection is perfectly suited to Ms Goulding’s usual face and I predict a sell out. The collection is expected late December/early January.

3. When browsing the Monki website I spotted a new section, now, i’m not sure how hot off the press this is but it’s not something i’ve noticed before and i’m interested in trying out the collection. It seems a lot of high street fashion stores are attempting to follow the success of Topshop’s beauty line. Runner up? I suspect not, but it’s worth a try if anything floats your boat.

4. Maybelline have released their Master Sculpt Contour Palette this month and it’s already featuring on some of the best beauty blogs. The only real drugstore contender, this compact comes complete with both your highlight and contour shades. Me likey.

5. Last, but by no means least, Urban Decay have released the next edition of their reigning Naked Palette collection. Fourth in line, the Naked Smoky offers another palette for collectors to spend their money on as well as being a great option if you struggle to create a smoky eye with the 36 previous Naked shades. Erm…