Mums, get your two-minute face on

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 40 Comments

I’ve actually got better at this whole makeup thing since becoming a mum. My time may be squeezed more inefficiently than the kids’ tube of toothpaste but once I became a mum (*sweet* 16 years …

New foundations and lippies … a teenager’s perspective

Samantha Cheney Beauty 18 Comments

Editor’s note: Last week, I had staff.  Well, I had one work experience student.  An extremely capable and gorgeous young woman who didn’t flinch when I showed her the filing folder that hadn’t been touched …

Coral lips … they’re not just for Ita and Nanas

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 14 Comments

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m generally a gloss kind of girl. But I’m slowly coming round to this whole lipstick caper.  Nail the right colour and in two minutes you have …

Is your makeup paparazzi perfect?

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 13 Comments

There is no escaping being photographed these days.  You don’t need to be Lindsay Lohan or Victoria Beckham to have your mug (or worse!) papped. Heading out to lunch?  Someone’s bound to whip out their …

Trade in and trade up: offers from ghd, Illamasqua and Clinique

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 7 Comments

This is the closest thing you’ll come to a beauty sale.  Three brands – ghd, Illamasqua and Clinique – are offering trade-in deals. So how does it all work?  Illamasqua:  I’m in love with this cult UK …