CLINIQUE. The iconic skin care and cosmetics brand that graces the floors of most department and high street beauty stores. Whether you know them for their pioneering 3 step skin care system, the allergen and perfume free formulas or their impressive range of skin friendly cosmetics. They have been helping millions achieve beautiful skin since 1968. So, what’s new in the 21st century?

I joined Clinique at their Debenhams counter in intu Milton Keynes this week for a masterclass and to find out…



The Lush Kitchen is a place to be filled with wonder, to be amazed with special inventions or even to get your paws on retro Lush products that may have been discontinued for years. 


The Haunted House Gift Set was available to buy from the Lush Kitchen a couple of weeks before Halloween 2016. It’s filled with no less than five retro Lushoween products. Open the door if you want to come in and find out what’s inside…

Review: Lush Cosmetics Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar

Exclusive for Halloween or Lushoween as it’s known in the Lush world, the Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar has resurrected once again for one of the spookiest bath times known to us mere mortals.

LUSH COSMETICS Pumpkin Gift Set Unboxing + Pics + Video

I adore Halloween, hands down one of the best times of the year. Mix Halloween with LUSH Cosmetics and you’ve got one very happy LouBou.

The 2016 Halloween / Autumn range has not disappointed and I just had to share my first ever unboxing video and pics of my latest buys.


Read on for more of the Lush Pumpkin Gift Set… 

Review: Essence All About Nudes Eye Shadow Palette + FREE Giveaway


Flicking through the September issue of Cosmopolitan I find myself engrossed in an article from beauty journalist Lucy Partington. 

In it she explains that before she became a beauty journalist, she lived with the assumption that when it comes to beauty, you get what you pay for. She isn’t the only one and I’m sure a lot of us are guilty of thinking “the higher the price tag, the more the product must be desirable, more efficient or superior” #MakeUpSnob. 

One particular product that caught my eye in disbelief was the mention of an eye shadow palette from a brand of makeup I had never heard of before called Essence. Stocked and sold at Wilko stores. 

Review: Lush Cosmetics Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bath Bomb

Somewhere Over The Rainbow bath bomb was a brand new product for 2016. An Oxford Street exclusive for the Easter 2016 range that popped up in the Lush Kitchen back in March. 

The morning it was released in the Lush Kitchen (same day as the Lush Tweet Bubble Bars) I sadly missed out on securing one. So how did it end up in my possession? Read on…