K-Beauty latest: Get some serious beauty buzz with wine-infused lipstick

There’s nothing more satisfying that putting your feet up and sipping on your favourite glass of wine after a long-ass day at work. Well, now you can feed your recreational addiction not only with a bottle of booze, but also with makeup. Korean beauty brand Labiotte has launched a wine-infused makeup range that popularly includes…

Straight-talking beauty with… Demee Koch

“You can be dressed in Chanel from head-to-toe, but if your nails look like shit, no thanks…” The entrepreneur and beauty salon founder of U’nique- Personal Grooming by Demee, cuts to the chase with her no fuss beauty approach with customers, the importance of basic skincare, and why ‘natural’ cosmetic products aren’t exactly all that….

Tested: H&M All-Day Liquid Foundation

“Pretty much all foundation found on the market these days contains UVA-protecting ingredients.” Oh foundation, thank you for your existence. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be able to colour correct and conceal my slight imperfections. However, finding the right foundation can seem like a nuisance task. You need to make sure it matches your skin…

What you should know about… shampoo

“Imagine a tadpole with a head and tail: one end of the molecule is hydrophilic (`water loving side´) and the other is hydrophobic (`water hating side´).” Kim Kardashian has it and Kylie Jenner changes hers so often we can´t even keep count any longer. We´re not talking about anything in the realm of plastic surgery…

LOL…These product reviews will have you in stitches

Who doesn’t love to shop online these days? It´s easy, convenient and you can do whilst lying in bed wearing your PJ´s. Besides these obvious perks, one of the greatest pleasures of virtual shopping is reading the comments section of your chosen product. And whilst most are pretty standard reviews, some people have taken the…

Tested: Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

“Noteworthy is that activated charcoal can carry particles 100 times its own weight.” If you are shaking your head with disbelieve at the thought of using charcoal as a face cleanser – hear me out. Besides grilling your steak, charcoal has been widely used for medical treatments and skincare regimes for centuries, even dating back…

Tested: Dr. Organic Snail Gel Moisture Mask

“I wouldn’t even recommend it to my worst enemy.” Yes, you read the title correctly: Snail. This slimy little creature famously found in our back gardens is the star ingredient of this moisturising mask. Now before you go all PETA on me, no snails were harmed in the making of this product. The ‘snail’ ingredient…

Why you should be grateful for the upcoming microbead ban

“Most people would be dismayed to know the face scrub or toothpaste they use was causing irreversible damage to the environment.” New year, new laws: The UK government is set to trigger a nationwide ban on cosmetic and personal care products that contain microbeads starting from 1 October 2017. These bad beads – typically found…

Extreme beauty hacks ‒ are these DIYs more like DI-don’ts?

“None of these hacks are a good idea in the slightest.” Dear Internet, thanks for being the easy-access source of information we all can receive through our shiny digital devices. Thanks for minimising our thinking capacity and letting search engines find the answers to our queries whilst we sit comfortably on our butts. You’ve given…

What you should know about… lipstick

“It is one of the safest products to make and use.” There´s one thing in this world that women find absolutely irresistible. That’s right, we aren’t talking about men, diamonds or even cat gifts (as cute as they may be). We´re talking about lipstick. Honestly, what woman doesn’t love a good lippie? Admittedly, I am…

10 hyaluronic acid skincare products that will keep your skin hydrated

Your skin is your holy temple. So it should be cherished and looked after accordingly. In case you aren’t already familiar with hyaluronic acid and the effects it has on skincare, listen up. For starters, hyaluronic acid (HA) isn’t actually an acid in a traditional sense. It’s a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in our…