Saturday, 27 September 2014

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launch Long-Wear Gel Sparkle

New Party Sparkle Gel Liner from Bobbi Brown

This month sees the launch of Long-Wear Gel Sparkle (£20) from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Inspired by the brand’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, this two-in-one liner and shadow contains an easy-to-apply formula delivers a kaleidoscope of colour and buildable sparkle to create a variety of standout eye looks.
Long-Wear Gel Sparkle contains a special combination of polymers and film formers work together to give this creamy formula its superior skin adherence and long-wear that lasts up to 12 hours without smudging, streaking or creasing. 
The product comes in five shades including Night Sky, Thunderstorm, Sunlit Bronze, Smokey Topaz and Midnight Forest. Additionally, the brand is launching new Dual-Ended Cream Smudge/Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush (£31) for eyes which enables users to smudge, smoke, line or define.
The products launch on September 19 exclusively at House of Fraser and then nationwide from October.

Friday, 26 September 2014


Ozeri Pedometer Review

If like me, you love walking and want a really lightweight easy to use pedometer to track your steps and calories then this pedometer is perfect. It is lightweight so it fits in your pocket or rucksack without you even noticing you have it and it is ready to use straight out of the box. It combines a calendar, clock and pedometer so great for replacing a watch or an iPhone app that would usually do this. 
To be honest I didn't even look at the instructions. I just pressed mode and set straight away started putting in the day, month and year which was really easy. 
This pedometer is a great exercise tool that tracks the total number of steps you take and the totla time you spend walking along with the distance you walk and calories you burn. The pedometer's motion sensor is optimised to detect steps while walking. The data is tracked daily and the daily memory is automatically reset at midnight. Even though it is reset at midnight, the pedometer will still add each day's data to the total memory accumulating data for 7 days so it is great if you are on a walking holiday or have a set target for the week. 
The pedometer is powered by a Lithium battery that comes with it. It turns off after 30 seconds of inactivity t preserve the battery life. 
The pedometer will start counting steps once it detects motion in about 13 steps. 

To set your calendar:
Switch to calendar screen by pressing SET three times. From the calendar screen then hold set for 2 seconds. This will with the pedometer to setup mode. Then you can set your weight (40-350lb to 20-150kg), stride (to measure this see stride*), followed by calendar, date and time functions. Use the up and down buttons to make adjustments. When you have finished press SET briefly. 

MODE KEY: This scrolls through your steps, calories, distance, time and average speed.
SET KEY: The set key is for scrolling through total steps, calendar mode, today's steps and today's mode.You can press down the SET key for 2 seconds to light up the LED light if it is dark, it lasts 8 seconds.
TO SET YOUR STRIDE*: To set your stride walk ten steps noting your start and end position. So if over ten steps you have walked 330 inches then divide it by ten to get your average stride, so it would be 33 inches. You then enter this when you do setup, see above.
This is showing how many minutes I have been walking.

This shows how many steps I have taken.

This shows how many calories I have burned. (It is more honest then any other pedometer I have had and I have to work very hard to burn them! 

This is how any miles I have walked.

This shows how many miles per hour. 
On the bottom left you can keep track of the time so you don't need to bring a watch 
out with you and on the bottom right it tells you the date. 

In a nutshell, this is what this pedometer does: 
  • Records steps, distance, speed, calories and time with the world's most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
  • 3 Recording Modes: Today, Split & Total -- with a split screen display for multi-data views.
  • New 3D Tri-Axis Sensor (X, Y, Z plane detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.
  • Counts up to 1 million steps with 7-Day Memory, and includes a built-in Clock, Calendar & Sports Timer and Auto Sleep Mode technology.
  • Used by professional athletes, the 4x3motion boasts an ultra slim design that fits in any pocket, and features a blue backlight for night viewing. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

You can buy it here on Amazon where it has actually been reduced to £15.99- a bargain! 


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Estée Lauder unveils Modern Muse Chic

Gorgeous New Perfume from Estee Lauder

Estée Lauder introduces Modern Muse Chic, a new fragrance inspired by the bold, daring, more creative side of a Modern Muse. Created to reflect the true style icon, the fragrance captures the spirit of Modern Muse Chic with a vivid woody floral scent. 

The fragrance features a ‘dual-impression’ concept; a vivid floral accord which combines jasmine sambac, tuberose fir abs and stargazer lilies with juicy plum and davana; and ebony woods accord which uses notes of cashmere woods, agarwood labdanum, patchouli blend, suede musks and Madagascar vanilla SFE. 

Duality is also part of the Modern Muse Chic package design with the scent housed in a strong, tall luxurious glass bottle with soft rounded sides. Modern Muse Chic Eau de Parfum is priced at £45 (30ml), £62 (50ml) and £88 (100ml). 

Modern Muse Chic will be available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide, from October 2014 (previewing exclusively at Boots from September 19).


Monday, 22 September 2014

M&S unveils Downton Abbey beauty range

New beauty range from Downton Abbey to appear in M&S

M&S has announced the launch of a new Downton Abbey beauty range in the UK, following the launch of its debut range in October 2013. Launching for winter 2014, the latest collection consists of soaps, hand creams, body lotions and scented candles. 

The new eight piece range of Downton Abbey inspired gifts will be available exclusively from October 9, marking the return of the fifth series of this period drama. It will be available in over 300 M&S stores throughout the UK and online

Packaged in soft shades of rose-pink, vintage blue and spring green, each product is embellished with the signature Downton Abbey crest, an iconic image of the Abbey and a quote from the series. 

All the products are lightly fragranced with a delicate floral scent of freesia and combined with subtle citrus notes of mandarin. 

The product range includes Teacup Candle (£15), Hand Cream Collection (£8.50), Bath Elixir (£12.50), Travel Collection (£8.50), Signature Soaps (£6), Bathing Collection (£16), Cosmetic Bag (£12.50) and Luxury Collection (£50). Shop at 


Friday, 19 September 2014

New sleep products from This Works

Sleep Works launch two new products for Autumn

October sees the launch of two new sleep products from This Works. Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray is a therapeutic sleep solution which aims to provide a natural, fast-acting and effective remedy for those who experience interrupted and broken sleep during the night. 
This Works has harnessed the power of microencapsulation technology: a process whereby tiny droplets of liquid are suspended within a polymeric film sphere. The main purpose of the technique is not just to maintain the purity of formulation but also to ensure a motion-activated delivery of the sleep fragrance throughout the night; every time a restless sleeper moves the fragrance is released with the same levels of potency, aiding a longer and more restful night’s sleep.
In keeping with This Works’ natural ethos the encapsulation sphere is comprised of a combination of natural gums, including acacia senegal gum and xanthan gum. While the fragrance of sleep plus remains the same effective combination of lavender, vetivert and wild camomile, the concentration is trebled to ensure a fast-acting, deeply efficacious solution. 
Additionally, the brand is launching deep sleep body therapy, a spray-on body treatment that helps you fall fast asleep. As part of their award-winning deep sleep range, deep sleep body therapy was created to deliver optimum hydration and unrivalled sleep benefits, in the quickest, most convenient way. The aroma-therapeutic collection of products contains unparalleled efficacious ingredients and formulations that create a calming and soporific atmosphere, helping you to a better and deeper night’s sleep. 
Designed to work with your routine, wherever you are sleeping, the deep sleep range offers miracle solutions to a modern day problem. Sleep plus+ pillow spray is available from October 2014, while deep sleep body therapy is priced at £20 available from September.
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