Earlier this week I received a PR email about Frankincense from the lovely Adele at Neal’s Yard. I thought in February it was a little early to be promoting something to directly associated with Christmas, but reading on my interest was immediately piqued by the details in her letter. I had no idea how ‘endangered’ frankincense had become, or indeed even where it comes from…
If you’re into the beauty scene and are on Instagram, chances are you’ll be well aware of microblading. It’s the trend that’s swept the nation, giving those perfect ‘I woke up like this’ brows that can last around a year – yes, that’s a whole year without having to pencil in! Now, let’s get real, while microblading offers a more natural look than ‘classic’ block-style tattooing, it’s still a serious commitment, and I urge anyone to arm themselves with plenty of research before taking the plunge.
OK, liquid eyeliner isn’t easy by anyone’s estimate, but as someone who’s tried a fair dozen (or more) I feel I’m well-placed to sift the lit from the shit. I’ve chosen my top five liquid eyeliners based on a strict – but pretty obvious – criteria. They should be long-lasting, easy to apply, and not break the bank. When curiosity got the better of the cat flick, I did recently splurge on the Victoria Beckham £36 eyeliner (ouch) – but more about that here, and why it didn’t make my top five.
The Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner is just about the coolest – and most functional – thing on Instagram right now. So, just what is the Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner, and what makes it so good? Created by Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice 2011 winner, Tom Pellereau, it’s the solution to the dreaded brush cleaning problem, and tackles those pesky questions: “how to clean makeup brushes”, or more importantly, “how to clean makeup brushes more quickly?”