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Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] Given a beautiful red make over for Chinese New Year, Eau de Cologne Imperiale is for anyone who loves that fresh blast that eau de cologne gives. It’s so vibrant and invigorating, full of citrus and herbal notes. Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale This is a fragrance that has stood the test of time – it launched in 1860 and while I am sure some ingredients have changed since then, it’s not a stretch to imagine it offering olfactory…

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Procter & Gamble acquires Billie, female razor subscription – Beauty Article

Procter & Gamble is acquiring Billie, a subscription, female brand focused on women’s beauty and grooming needs. The company announced plans to acquire Billie, a subscription-based, direct-to-consumer brand focused on better serving women’s beauty and grooming needs.Billie features a portfolio that contains shaving supplies and razors. Billie products include 5-blade razors encased in charcoal shave soap with a magnetic handle and holder, shaving cream, body wash and body lotion.  P&G said Billie will complement the company’s current female grooming portfolio,…

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Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Year of The Rat – Beauty Article

[affiliate/sample] You probably heard my scream of anguish long before you read this post! I’m so cross with myself I can’t tell you. If you’re of a sensitive beauty disposition, look away now! Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Year of The Rat This gorgeous little chap is celebrating The Year Of The Rat in the Chinese calendar – I wondered in previous posts how brands were going to make rats lovely and yet, here he is, proving anything is possible. Clinique…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Kat Von D has exited the brand which is being renamed as KVD Vegan Beauty. She’s sold her stake back to Kendo (Marc Jacobs, Fenty) and will have no further part in the company. Spray-on skin? Absolutely – Japanese company Kao has been working on (and released) a liquid fibre that mimics skin to layer over blemishes and marks. Being porous, it means that moisture and air can filter through. It’s super expensive but jumping further down the line with…

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Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Masque – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] Initially, when I tested this new hydrating cream from Drunk Elephant, I wasn’t all that impressed. It wasn’t that it was bad, it just didn’t do anything over and above. However, included in the box is a sample size of TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum so I tried it with that instead – boom! They were meant to be! Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial I don’t know any more what separates a night cream from a night mask –…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Remember when Coty bought a 60% stake in Younique in 2017 and the world of beauty stopped in its tracks to ask WHY???? They paid $600 million for it back then and sold it last year – to the original founders – for a reported $78 million citing the ‘different nature’ of the two companies business models.  I’m no mathematician but even I understand that water + drain = money all gone. I don’t know how I missed it before…

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Is Avon Cruelty free? – beautybulletins.com Cruelty free beauty brands in skincare and cosmetics – Beauty Article

Natura Acquires Avon in 2020 As a former Avon lady in the early 90’s I found it relevant that I report on Avon and its claims. Natura & Co Holding S.A. and Avon Products, Inc. have announced that they have received all regulatory approvals required to complete Natura & Co’s acquisition of Avon Products, Inc., paving the way for the closing of the transaction expected on 3 January 2020.This will result in the creation of the world’s fourth-largest beauty company,…

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Surratt Prismatique Eyes | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[affiliate/sample] I’m swinging completely the other way from the £3.50 Essence mascara of my previous post straight into the luxury pricing of Surratt’s new Prismatique Eyes at £54 each. Gulp. Surratt Prismatique Eyes They’re little cubes containing a matte creme shadow and a chromatic top veil which swing out to reveal both shades. It is fiddly and I can’t help thinking much of what you’re paying for is this complicated componentry but if you like a tidy looking make up item, this…

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Sale Buys! | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[afflinks] I’m not quite ready to get back to beauty – tomorrow hopefully when I’ve mended my laptop (currently working on my back up which is so slow I will still probably be writing this post this afternoon) so thought I’d show my sale buys. Unexpectedly, I’ve bought quite a lot – Max and I went up into London on Saturday for a couple of hours and quit while we were ahead! LK Bennett Shirt This is 100% a me…

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#AD The Superdrug New Millennium Beauty Report – Beauty Article

We’re about to hit 2020 and how things have changed in beauty world in over the past twenty years! Who could have predicted the unprecedented rise in beauty – did anyone? I can’t think that they did. I worked a little on this report with Superdrug which I’m linking you to because it’s a fascinating insight into the consumer-retailer relationship and what goes on behind the scenes. First up, the most impactful thing that Superdrug has done is to bring…

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Wishing You Happy Times | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Wishing you all a happy time whatever you’re doing with continued thanks for stopping by. I count my blessings often for the comments and interactions that I receive across all my social channels – it’s the thing that keeps me on my toes and feeling connected and more importantly that it’s only a screen between us all. If you’re on your own, set a goal or target for the day – spot ten dogs on a walk or find and…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Okay, so it’s the last BBN of the year although I have got (on 30th December) a post (AD) coming up with Superdrug’s report on the past 20 years of beauty. If you want to know which town buys the most fake tan and what goes on behind the scenes in making change, do give it a read. It was only a matter of time before investors got really interested in NYC based make up brand, Milk Make Up,  and…

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The Humane Cosmetics Act. Will the U.S. Finally Ban Animal Testing for Cosmetics? – Beauty Article

In a newly issued statement, the Humane Society of the United States underlined the re-introduction of H.R. 2790, or the Humane Cosmetics Act, to the U.S. Congress. The bill would ban, with certain exceptions, the testing of animals for cosmetic products and ingredients in the United States and prohibit the import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals anywhere else in the world.  Cosmetics tests on animals are not only unnecessary and ineffective, they also involve serious animal suffering. Animals…

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Peter Thomas Roth Gift Set – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] This is the Hydration Glow Up Kit – all but sold out everywhere but I’ve finally tracked some stock down. I loved PTR Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream moisturiser when I tested it out earlier this year (or maybe it was last year…eek). Peter Thomas Roth Gift Set It’s a great name, to start with – who wouldn’t want cloud cream on their skin! I haven’t used the Potent C Serum so I can’t speak for it but I…

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Marks & Spencer Alphabet Perfume – Beauty Article

[sample/affiliate] At £6.50 a pop, I’m pretty impressed with these little alphabet fragrances from M&S. I’ve spent more time than I should, with no solid conclusion, thinking about how they broke the letters down and what research was done on how many of each letter. Surely there are less X names than B names for example, but whether there are more B names than D names is anyone’s guess. And yet, there must be that research out there otherwise it…

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By.Me Beauty | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

I’ve taken a much closer look at MyBeautyBrand and their product line, By.Me. I ordered a few pieces (which arrived very quickly) and used the weekend to test them out. By.Me Beauty But first, what looked like an equality based influencer alternative at first glance looks very different digging deeper. The marketing is in effect an anti-influencer campaign that uses all the same methodology that standard influencing does while protesting all the while that they’re different. The website, MyBeautyBrand, encourages…

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Black Friday Brief Beauty Round Up – Beauty Article

[affiliatelinks] I’ve got really mixed feelings as a blogger about Black Friday – it’s quite easy to fall into the trap of just doing everyone else’s marketing for them for all the wrong reasons, but on the other hand, if there are great savings to be made, it’s responsible to flag them up. My inbox is heavy with the weight of ‘deals’ so I’ve picked out the ones I like the look of best in an orderly top ten list…

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Charlotte Tilbury Christmas 2019 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[samples/affiliate] I’ve picked out a few favourites from Charlotte Tilbury for gift ideas but also discovered the Superstar Lipsticks that I think launched earlier in the year. Having not come across them before, they’re now officially my favourite things from this brand being exactly the consistency and coverage I love. Charlotte Tilbury Christmas 2019 These are slender sticks – as far as I can see, they’re all fairly nude and neutral in 9 shades. They’ve got a balmy feel to…

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Hask Rose Oil & Peach Colour Protect – Beauty Article

[samples] It takes quite a lot to move me on from hair care favourites – more times than I can count I’ve used products that just aren’t right for me and then had to re-wash and dry all over again. And I hate washing my hair. However, I’m a complete sucker for a rose shampoo and the title of this pair was enough for me to give it a go. Hask Rose Oil & Peach Colour Protect I don’t know…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

Despite Coty’s profits not reaching expected results, the company has bought a controlling share in Kylie Cosmetics for a cool $600 million. Expect more new product development in the nail and skin care categories once the deal goes through completely early next year. I’m hearing stronger rumours about Coty owned Bourjois leaving the UK daily but nothing official yet. Dt Jart+ has been bought by Estee Lauder Companies. Initial investment from ELC took place in 2015 and the brand has…

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Simplehuman Sensor Mirror | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I discovered this mirror when I was writing for FT How To Spend It and I’m not sure how I lived without it. I was holding on for Black Friday before featuring it because it’s a big outlay – although officially BF is next Friday I believe, discounting has already started. I literally use it every day – several times a day. Simplehuman Sensor Mirror This is where it sits in my kitchen, sandwiched between my make up brushes…

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Is Benefit Cruelty Free? – beautybulletins.com Discover cruelty free beauty brands in skincare and cosmetics – Beauty Article

Benefit Cosmetics is one of those brands that everyone seems to think is cruelty free. I did some research to find out. In order to qualify as cruelty-free, a product cannot “allow, conduct, commission, or pay for tests on animals for its ingredients, formulations, or finished products anywhere in the world.” Does Benefit Cosmetics do animal testing? From the Benefit Cosmetics website: Our products are made in Europe and for imported cosmetics, the Chinese health authorities order some test on animals:…

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Stila Christmas 2019 | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] Well, Stila is looking pretty for Christmas this year. Stila Christmas 2019 I’ve picked out a couple of sets to show you – I like a ‘set’ not least because they’re easy to wrap. This one is called A Knowing Glance and features a mini mascara in the XXX Magnum version, a mini felt tip waterproof liner and a full size Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronzed Belle, which is kind of a sparkling mink shade. Stila…

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Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland Mystic Essence – Beauty Article

[productsample/affiliate] I haven’t come across the ‘mystic essences’ from Atkinsons before but as a first foray with alcohol free Rose in Wonderland, I’m immediately a fan. Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland Mystic Essence I know that those who love rose scents are very discerning – there are a million permutations of rose and those with a nose for them have distinct preferences. This one is soft, fruity and sweet without being cloying. There’s a warmth behind the blackcurrant top note from…

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Willowberry Nutrient Boost Day Cream – Beauty Article

[productsample] There are few products that I would describe as impeccable from start to finish, but that’s the word I would use for the Willowberry brand as a whole. There are only three products in the range: a cleansing balm, a moisturiser and a facial oil. By keeping it simple, Willowberry’s founder, Jenni, is able to produce at a level that is ethical, sustainable and mindful without disrupting the integrity and efficacy of the products. New brands can learn a…

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Is CeraVe cruelty free ? – Beauty Article

Cosmetics animal testing is a horribly cruel practice in which animals such as beagles and most often rabbits, are subject to allergy tests in the mucous membranes such as eyes, nose and mouth. These chemicals can cause irritation, burning, and corrosion of the eyes and skin such as in the infamous Draize test. What’s more, 50 percent of all animals die in lethal dose tests. That’s how horrible it is. There are a host of non-animal and more humane ways to conduct the same sorts of research, and many readily…

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SynDaver, state-of-the-art technology, dog model replaces animal testing. – Beauty Article

SynDaver is one more reason why we don’t have to test on live animals. SynDaver is the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic humans, and in an effort to solve the outdated and controversial issue surrounding live animal testing, the company has invented its synthetic skinless breed of dog — the SynDaver Synthetic Canine. (Not a real dog!)  The purpose is to replace live animals and even living patients during a wide variety of medical tests, training, and studies The SynDaver Synthetic Canine. SynDaver…

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Beauty Business News | British Beauty Blogger – Beauty Article

I wasn’t expecting to do another of these so soon after the last one, but typically, loads of beauty related things happened straight after I published it, typically. So, a quick update…   Some of you might have spotted that Sunday Riley has had a knuckle rapping from the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) for encouraging staff to skew reviews by writing positive ones on Sephora’s website (enough positive feedback and the negative ones disappear). The FTC investigation was instigated after…

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Balance Me Super Moisturising Body Oil – Beauty Article

[productsamples] There are two purposes to this post – first to flag up the new look Balance Me (thank goodness for some colour at last) and to review the Super Moisturising Body Oil which I’ve never used before. I get out of the habit of body moisturising because the supplements I take are good at ensuring that I don’t often need it, but there’s always a little blip in the summer to winter transition. Perhaps it’s that I stop drinking…

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Is Cetaphil cruelty free? Is Cetaphil a Cruelty free alternative? – beautybulletins.com – Beauty Article

Is Cetaphil cruelty free? As gentle as it gets?   Galderma S.A. is who owns Cetaphil. a pharmaceutical subsidiary specializing in the research, development and marketing of dermatological treatments. They also own Proactiv an animal testing brand. Many of cetaphil products are manufactured in France. In 2014, France received a C out of possible grades A, B, C, D, E, F, G on World Animal Protection’s Animal Protection Index. In 2014 France was reported not to have responded to funding of animal alternatives according…

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