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  • We're Away!

    We're Away!

  • 12 Days of Christmas: Things are Falling Apart

    Anna-Marie's plans to do a blog post each day for the 12 days of Christmas has gone slightly awry. Apart from you all getting irritated by another email in your inbox - delete, delete, DELETE! - we have been a bit busy helping out Santa's elves in our online department to pack orders. Yes, we do all of this in-house and yes, perhaps we are a bit mad! {...}

  • Fairydrops Mascara Frenzy: Are Four Bobbles Better than Three?

    There's a brand new Fairydrops mascara from the cult Japanese brand that delivers maximum impact lashes. It's called Quattro and has four lash-lifting bobbles. And we've got it at BeautyMART.

    Ever since beauty blogger Vivianna Does Make-up raved about Fairydrops, we've been running a waiting list as production in Japan just can't keep up with demand. But to ensure the nation's lashes are not left bare, we've just taken delivery of Fairydrops Quattro, a new Fairydrops mascara that's hot off the production line. {...}

  • Steve Strange: Fade to Great

    Steve Strange: Fade to Great

    The poster boy of the 80s New Romantic movement, musician Steve Strange, has a new album, Orchestral, with his band Visage. He's still working his signature make-up look - and we (and millions of FaceBook followers) love him for it. {...}

  • 12 Days of Christmas 14th December: Cinema Sunday

    It's cinema Sunday - time to start feeling Christmassy by watching some seasonal favourites such as White Christmas, The Little Shop Around the Corner, Love Actually, Elf, A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone and The Holiday. {...}

  • 12 Days of Christmas 13th December: Go See Guy Bourdin, Allen Jones Exhibitions

    If you're shopped out this weekend or are living dangerously and planning to shop next week, then take time out to enjoy some art before the mayhem kicks in with two great London exhibitions by fashion photographer Guy Bourdin and Pop Artist Allen Jones. {...}

  • 12 Days of Christmas 12th December: Face Mask Friday

    It's party season and skin needs special care to stay looking lovely til New Year. Why not join us and indulge in Face Mask Friday with The Skin Lounge and GlamGlow for a fast complexion fix?

    Forget partridges and pear trees, the party season has really kicked in and we're in desperate need of some skin treats. Cue Face Mask Friday! {...}

  • Rock The Party: Make-Up, Hair, Action!

    Rock The Party: Make-Up, Hair, Action!

    Pump up the volume on your regular night out hair and make-up for the Christmas party season. Add sparkle, shimmer and shine to the face and body and give hair the headline act treatment with volumising tricks and tips.

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  • Naughty vs Nice: Shop Now! Christmas Party Make-up with BeautyMART Lips and Tips Boxes

    Do you vamp it up or play it sweet and sparkly with your Christmas party make-up? It's time to choose sides with BeautyMART's Lips and Tips boxes.

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  • The Advent of Beauty

    The Advent of Beauty

    Advent starts today and to celebrate we've rounded up all the best beauty advent calendars out there plus we've teamed up with our friends at the Perfume Society to offer 24 chances to win a year's subscription to The Perfume Society, which includes a discovery box, invitations to events and workshops and a glossy newsletter.

    For a chance to win, simply follow the action on Twitter (@BeautyMARTUK and @Perfume_Society) that begins on Monday 1st December and runs for the following 24 days.

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  • Homage to Hope St Magazine

    Homage to Hope St Magazine

    Our new magazine crush is Hope St, a fashion/art bi-annual founded by make-up artist-slash-all-round-creative-genie Sara Hill that's available in 25 countries. When she told us that the reason she started the mag (named after the Glasgow street where the office is located) because she'd shot a great story that she didn't want to give to anyone else, we knew she was fearless.

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  • Christmas Beauty: Boxed

    Christmas Beauty: Boxed

    You can't have failed to notice that the Christmas countdown has begun and with it, a plethora of boxed beauty gifts. Here's our pick of the best boxes.

    The beauty selection box model has underpinned seasonal sales for as long as I can remember, but this year, it seems as if boxes are ticking all the, er, boxes. Easy to wrap, guaranteed to please - what's not to love?

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  • Let it Blow, Let it Blow, Let it Blow.

    Let it Blow, Let it Blow, Let it Blow.

    The blow dry bar concept, pioneered in the UK by Hershesons six years ago with a pop-up in Topshop, and in the US by Dry Bar, has turned into a global business model. Now, we wouldn't know what to do without fast-track, walk-in, swish out hair and grooming services (waxing, brows, mani/pedi, make-up). They've proved a profitable niche and one that mainstream salons have been aware of all along, but the concept of blow bars, of which there are an increasing number, is undeniably a clever and alluring packaging idea that's making a pretty profit.  {...}

  • The Name Game with Tom Ford et al

    The Name Game with Tom Ford et al

    Tom Ford has just launched a range of lipsticks named after men. Not fashion divas or Hollywood sirens, men, so now you can have Michael, James, Rafael, or some other guy you fancy, on your lips (for one day only, exclusively at Selfridges.)

    Trust Ford to play the counterintuitive game. At a time when make-up brands are scrabbling around to register product names that will resonate with customers - sorry, Marilyn's already taken by MAC - Ford turns the whole game on its head and goes all male on us.

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  • Winter Skincare Swap

    Winter Skincare Swap

    Two weeks ago, when it got properly cold, I did my biannual clothing switch over, putting away summer stuff and bringing out the winter wardrobe. Then the other night, (at 10pm, after watching The Fall and not wanting to go to bed with that in my head) I decided that I needed to do a winter skincare swap.

    Two hours later (I have a lot of products) and lo and behold, a bathroom cabinet full of things I will use for the next six months that I won't have to dig around for, scrabbling to get past the neon orange nail polish, SPF50 sunscreen and dark self tan.

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  • Older Part 3: India Knight, In Her Prime

    Older Part 3: India Knight, In Her Prime

    I wrote earlier this year about how older women were having a bit of a moment and now bestselling author and Sunday Times columnist, India Knight has published an honest and entertaining guide book for those of us in their 50s - In Your Prime: Older, Wiser, Happier (Fig Tree).

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  • Hyper Japan

    Hyper Japan

    I've just got back from Hyper Japan, a weekend long celebration of everything Japanese at Olympia that starts today. There's a whole section of the exhibition dedicated to Kawaii - Japanese for cute - with lots of girls dressed up Kawaii style. From Hello Kitty merchandise to everything you can think of featuring pandas, lambs and llamas (basically anything cute and fluffy), gaming, food and traditional products, Hyper Japan is a microcosm of all of the most fascinating aspects of Japanese culture and commerce.

     

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  • Indie Perfumes

    Indie Perfumes

    It's been a hell of a week for independent fragrance brands Frederic Malle and Le Labo. They were both acquired by Estee Lauder Companies, as part of a supersize beauty shopping spree that also included Rodin Olio Lusso, the US brand founded by former model Linda Rodin, that's known for its jasmine-scented oils for hair, body and face.

    It's interesting but perhaps not surprising that Lauder have chosen to boost their fragrance portfolio (which includes Tom Ford, Jo Malone and Marni as well as Michael Kors, Coach, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger and Tory Burch), with these renegade marques.

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  • TOP 10!

    TOP 10!

    Forgive us for bragging but we're number 1, according to Time Out magazine who listed BeautyMART Boxpark as one of the best of 10 great places in London to shop for beauty. Now this really is bragging (can't help it!) but we are listed alongside Space NK, Liberty, Blow Ltd and M.A.C and I promise you, we didn't bribe anyone to steal the number 1 slot.

    We're not only number one, in keeping with our disruptive retail approach and our rebellious natures we were first with other things too:

    *First to bring French pharmacy products to the UK: you can thank us for saving you from having to buy Bioderma (who stopped supplying us as they prefer to sell in pharmacies) Embryolisse, Homeoplasmine, Eau Precieuse and Coup de'Eclat in France.

    *First to make the Japanese brand DHC available at retail and to launch unusual Korean and Chinese products such Magic Peeling Mitt. {...}

  • House of Glam Dolls

    House of Glam Dolls

    I went to see an old friend the other day, the divine David Horne, make-up artist extraordinaire and educator, formerly of Illamasqua, previously of M.A.C. and - back in the day - Miss Selfridge, when they sold a brilliant beauty range called Kiss and Make-Up. His Twitter handle is Yoda of Cosmetics and it describes him perfectly - with nearly a quarter of a century in make-up, his knowledge runs deep.

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