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SUQQU Autumn 2019 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsamples/affiliates] Suqqu collections are really a treat – they’re one of the most popular brands I ever post about despite being in relatively limited distribution. It’s really next level quality and an absolute pleasure to write about and test. The collection is inspired by Urushi, an ancient Japanese lacquerware – subtly lustrous and vital. The Tone Touch Eyes Singles (£24) are available in three finishes: frost, which looks matte in the palette but has a gentle luminosity, Silk which has…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Kicking off with Kylie Cosmetics – apparently a Chinese firm trademarked the name ‘Kylie’ in 2017 and are now issuing notices that the brand is in violation. Questions here are a) didn’t anybody check trademarks before just diving in and b) could this have been an anticipatory move in the hopes of some easy settlement money? I know that in the UK, if anyone gets even close to a trademarked name, the Intellectual Property Office lets you know straight away…

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The Anti-ageing, Anti-acne Skin Retinol Vegan Alternative – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Have you met the skincare ingredient everyone’s talking about? Bakuchiol (pronounced ‘bah-koo-chee-ol’), is the plant-based alternative to Retinol. A dream for those with sensitive skin. There are already thousands of study’s done on Bakuchiol. Retinol can also contain animal byproducts, from sources like liver, fish and egg yolks, while plant-based bakuchiol is totally vegan. You’ve heard of retinol. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol has been praised for reducing fine lines and increasing collagen production. Bakuchiol extract is not identical to…

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Glossier Generation G Sheer Matte Lipsticks – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] If there is one single beauty brand that sums up the ‘made-for-millennials’ movement, it’s Glossier. If you’ve forgotten how millennials are categorised (as I always do), they’re born between 1981 and 1986, which very firmly counts me out as a target consumer for this brand. But, I guess you would say that Glossier has accidentally made a lipstick collection that is completely perfect for those of us out of that bracket who are also following the less is more…

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Kate Somerville Ceramide + Omegas Serum – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] It’s taken me a really long time to post this because I’ve had it for a while – it’s £84 so I wanted to take my time over considering it, even for a short-term review. Kate Somerville Ceramide + Omegas Serum I think I’ve found myself stuck in the 90’s regarding ceramides – as an ingredient, the fatty acid molecules went out of fashion for a while in favour of more fancy stuff. But, ceramides occur naturally in the…

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Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] I did a quick search on this site for the Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm and discovered that I last reviewed it in 2012! So, it’s very well worth a revisit because I still love it as much as I did then. Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm It’s a big leap from every day lip balms to the luxury lip balm sector but with the odd exception (Lanolips is one) it’s an area that I’m prepared to splash out on because I…

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#AD The Body Shop Eye Colour Sticks – Beauty Article

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I love an eye stick! I’m really into mono shades on my lids to easily cover the lid without any fancy smoking, crease colouring or shading and it’s liberated my make up routine. AD The Body Shop Eye Colour Sticks The point about an eye shadow stick is that it needs no brush – it’s a simple as using a crayon – just colour and go. I like to add a dark…

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It’s OK Not To ‘Make The Most’ Of The Weather – Beauty Article

No matter how much we look forward to summer, the reality of it, unless you’re poolside with fridge, is that it’s hard work. Doing all the same things you usually do in the face of severe heat feeling marginally guilty that you’re not loving it, isn’t nearly as much fun as we imagine in February that it will be. All I can offer you by way of illustration is a picture of Honey with a glass of rose and one…

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Simple tips on how to switch to Cruelty Free – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Switching to cruelty free skincare, makeup and personal  care may  seem like a huge change, but there’s really not that much to it. This journey can be really fun. Finding new items that fit your new lifestyle is easier than it ever has been. You can be confident that can find what you wanting without harming the innocent. I have found it much easier than I first thought.If some of your holy grail products are made by a non cruelty-free brand,…

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Elequra Skin Care | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample] This is one for skin care buffs to take a strong note of. Founded by biochemist Nausheen Qureshi, there is so much more to Elequra than I can cover in a single post. Let’s say that the biochemistry behind it plays a huge part, from advanced molecular delivery to an algae complex unique to this brand and this brand alone (it delivers a full profile of essential amino acids). Elequra Skin Care Something that’s really special about Elequra is…

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L’Occitane Hand Cream Pouch | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] It’s little wonder that L’Occitane hand cream is their best selling product – the brand shifts one ever four seconds. The shea butter formula is a bench mark for the hand cream market being all the things you ever want a hand cream to be. L’Occitane Hand Cream Pouch This little pouch (fulfilling the eco brief by being made from recycled plastic) contains five 10ml hand creams in different fragrances. Shea, Cherry Blossom, Almond, Verbena and Lavender are all…

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INC.redible Jelly Shot | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[affiliatelink] Back to my beauty shopping spree in Fenwick this week – I also picked up two of the Inc.redible products – it’s Nails Inc’s make-up arm. INC.redible Jelly Shot The bright pink one is called Flaming Fierce (on the top is the ‘flame’ emoji – I had to look twice because without my glasses on I thought it was the poo emoji). The peachy shot is called Stronger Together and as you can see has a tiny flower at…

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Lancome Limited Edition Summer Collection – Beauty Article

[productsamples/affiliatelink] Oh, bonjour! An unexpected mid-season launch from Lancome celebrates the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution. Don’t ask me why 230 years is such a landmark – my French history isn’t nearly good enough, but I’m absolutely into the vibe of this sophisticated and pared back edit that has only five products. Lancome Limited Edition Summer Collection There are two bronzing palettes with ‘liberté, egalité and femininité’ as a play on ‘fraternité’ for the last word – it’s the…

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Gucci Westman Atelier Cheek Colour – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] I’m feeling a bit guilty because I did have more samples than this but because I wrote about the collection for FT How To Spend It, I forgot I hadn’t written about it here – and gave away the foundation stick, another blush and the highlighter. So, I’m left with a memory of those and just have this one blush in Dou Dou. Gucci Westman Atelier Cheek Colour As a make up artist, Gucci Westman has been around for…

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Is ELEMIS cruelty free? L’OCCITANE Acquires ELEMIS for $900 Million – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

L’Occitane International S.A. is an international group that manufactures and retails beauty and well-being products. A global leader in the premium beauty market, the Group  is present in 90 countries. It owns five brands – L’OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian, L’OCCITANE au Brésil and LimeLife by Alcone. They also provide Hotel Amenities. By the list of countries they sell to,  Asia is their forte’ with China at the top of the list. Heaven only knows what the rest of the Asian…

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Sanatio Naturals Lavender Essential Oil & Bug Bites! – Beauty Article

[productsample] I can hardly explain how badly I got bitten a couple of weekends ago – I had about ten huge, raised red welts on my upper thigh (I can tell that I obviously had one leg out from under the duvet.. the bug took a look at my bum and decided that was dinner – it went for the a la carte version and opted for some from my tummy too and I can’t explain that at all!) that…

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Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer [productsample] I have never got along with reed diffusers – I would choose a candle one hundred times before I’d choose some sticks in a jar. But who knew that room fragrancing had got so fancy? The Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer is an eye opener, that’s for sure. Senti Orchid Room Fragrancer An Italian glass vase (with a wide base so that it doesn’t easily knock – I’m thinking more about cats than humans) houses an artificial…

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Beauty packing list for weekend travel – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

This is an easy packing list for weekend travel or your hospital maternity bag. BB or CC cream with a high SPF. This is another great multiple duty item that is a must have on any trip. It can replace your moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and makeupPurlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream SPF 30has some good coverage in 8 colors if that’s what you’re wanting Deodorant. This can double as fragrance in pinch.   A mini of your scent can be popped in…

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#AD Elizabeth Arden Great 8™ Eight Hour® Daily Defence Moisturizer SPF35 – Beauty Article

Skin care is complicated! Overwhelmingly so, in some instances, which is why Elizabeth Arden has simplified looking after summer complexions by making one complete product – Great 8™ Eight Hour® Daily Defence Moisturizer SPF35. Multiple beauty research findings suggest that multi-taskers are the future of beauty with product layering and intricate regimes taking a back seat. I mean, who has time? And yet, it’s not so much about time – it’s about paring back without losing any benefits and gaining…

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Chantecaille Summer Blush | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] When it comes to cooling make up products, these little domed blushes from Chantecaille are best in class. Chantecaille Summer Blush There are three shades – I have Gladiola here (above) and it’s little wonder they’ve sold out on the SpaceNK website, even at £38 a pop.  The Aqua Blushes, as the name suggests, use a high water content to create the cool-feel so as the water evaporates from your skin, you get a chilly sensation. I’ve used plenty…

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Love Beauty And Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shower Gel – Beauty Article

Much as I love a luxury shower gel, I’m very aware that it literally ends up down the drain. If I’m buying for my family, I tend to hover around the not absolute basic but not expensive mark, so I was pleased to find the Unilever owned Love Beauty And Planet brand in my local supermarket. Love Beauty And Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shower Gel This is Unilever’s showcase brand for sustainability and environmental responsibility. All ingredients are…

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Ingredient focus. What Is Ferulic Acid? – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Ferulic acid occurs primarily in seeds and leaves. Ferulic acid (FA) is a phytochemical commonly found in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and rice bran. Ferulic acids not only contribute to wall assembly, they promote tissue cohesion, restricting cell expansion, but also control the mechanical properties of mature tissues. UV absorption by ferulic acid organizes stable formation and  makes potent its ability to terminate free radical chain reactions. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation generates oxidative stress in skin creating photodamage (The structural and deterioration…

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Goutal Paris Rose Pompon Special Edition – Beauty Article

[productsample] Rose fragrances ought to be the easiest to decipher because it’s a fragrance we all know and either love, or don’t love. Rose Pompon is, on the face of it, a sweet rose scent that’s an easy wear particularly in summer months when the mood is light and there are blooms everywhere. However, Rose Pompon has a big kick of fruit that becomes more apparent after a few moments wear – raspberry and blackcurrant in particular. Wait a little…

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Givenchy Disturbia Mascara | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliatelink] The recent trend for coloured mascaras seems to have come from nowhere – I was surprised by Chanel and now I’m surprised by Givenchy – in a good way, of course! Givenchy Disturbia Mascara It’s a good looking mascara, right? The studded packaging reflects the theme of Givenchy beauty packaging instigated by Riccardo Tisci when he was creative director. There’s a new creative director for the brand, Clare Waight Keller, who has been in place since 2017. She designed…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

So… the rumours are that Coty are trying to get their hands on Kylie cosmetics, chasing a 51% share. WWD, who reported on it, couldn’t get comments from either party but the value of Kylie Cosmetics is estimated to be around $900 million. Next has bought the Marie Claire beauty on-line store, Fabled. They’ve been gearing up to this for quite some time but it’s all signed, sealed and delivered. But, I hadn’t realised, because the thought never occurred to…

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Bobbi Brown Can’t Live Without Campaign – Beauty Article

{previousADrelationship] I’ve been meaning to write about this forward-thinking campaign for a few days but only just found the time. It’s unexpected from Bobbi Brown, I must admit, because since Bobbi left the brand has had to work hard to find a new identity that resonates with the core consumer. Bobbi Brown Campaign I think this raw and honest campaign is something that other brands need to sit up and take notice of – and I think, will. I mean,…

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SC Johnson Signs Agreement to Acquire Sun Bum – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Sun Bum is a lifestyle brand of sun protection formulas for the outdoors enthusiast. The brand includes not only spf products but hair care and lip care products. SC Johnson announced that it signed an agreement to acquire the brand. In addition, the acquisition is also set to include the Baby Bum collection of sun protection and baby care products, the companies said. Prior to this Sun Bum’s claims were that they are paraben-free and most importantly, are cruelty free (i.e. not tested…

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Unilever has acquired Tatcha. Unilever is a big company big on animal testing. – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Unilever has acquired Tatcha for a reported US $500 Million. © 2018. beautybulletins.com All Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce or republish content without permission. “Prestige skin-care company Tatcha has been acquired by Unilever in a deal that reportedly “approaches $500 million,” according to WWD. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.”  Customer favorites include the luxurious Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, The Silk Canvas primer, The Water Cream moisturizer, and The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser. Victoria Tsai, Founder of…

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L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] It’s not too long before the latest hair care range launches from L’Occitane – the Purifying range. I don’t know about you, but I just never think of L’Occitane for a shampoo or conditioner purchase and the brand has far more than I ever realised. L’Occitane Purifying Hair Care This collection is aimed at those with normal to oily hair that like to wash it every day (although I am convinced that bullies your scalp into making more oil…

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Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Flowerful | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] First of all, the bottle looks and feels very special with this new addition to the Amo range from Salvatore Ferragamo. I love the flower under the lid detail and the texture on the iridescent glass – I think they call it ‘hand feel’ – how a product feels when you hold it is a subliminal, but powerful, sales tool. Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Flowerful The notes that predominate for me are the fruits – blackcurrant and yuzu, although if…

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