A Kiko Cosmetics Haul With A Difference: Affordable & Effective Beauty Products

They may have been around for a little while, continually launching innovative collections and lust-worthy dupes, but until recently I hadn’t really gotten to grips with Kiko. Sure enough all their new launches regularly land on my doorstep, but I’d…

Crossing The Line? When Makeup Brands Name Their Products Something Controversial

Far from being a wilting wallflower, the beauty industry is well known for pushing the boundaries and re-inventing the wheel at every given opportunity. From a half naked Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin pushing lipstick, to using slightly embarrassing names…

Counterfeit Beauty Is A Big Problem: How To Spot A Fake & What …

Not everyone can afford to splash out on an expensive makeup palette, the latest Chanel fragrance or a top-up of MAC lipstick every month, so many of us are turning to unofficial sources to get our fix. There’s a plethora…

Beauty Investigation: Why Do We Wear Makeup?

Makeup is a wonderful thing; since the dawn of time women have slapped mud on their eyebrows, berry juice on their lips and elongated their eyelashes with the help of charcoal. It’s a multi-billion pound worldwide industry that shows no…

Jo Malone ‘Rock The Ages’ Fragrance Collection: Their Best Yet?

The Jo Malone limited edition collections have become something I look forward to every year; they continually push the boundaries and create innovative collections that we can really believe in – and most importantly, want to wear. This Spring sees…

Three Great Eyeliner Pens For Perfecting Cat Flicks

Perfecting a retro cat flick is the challenge of many, but most of the problem can be solved with the aid of a great tool. With so many liners available, it’s hard to know where to turn and on which…

My Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts With The Royal Exchange (London’s …

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’ve no doubt that many of us are panic buying and wondering what thoughtful gift they can treat their mum to with only a few shopping days left. If you’re looking for the…

Ten Beauty Mistakes You Could Be Making Without Knowing

Since conducting my one-to-one beauty sessions and speaking to so many of you about your skincare and makeup routines, it seems that many of us are making small errors that have a big knock-on effect to our overall look. Beauty…

InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2015: More Than Just Another Magazine Award?

InStyle magazine have finally revealed the winners of their 2015 Best Beauty Buys Awards, which includes over one hundred winning products across skincare, makeup, body and hair. Magazines have a long-standing history with handing out awards (mostly for their own…

THIS IS HOW MUCH WORK GOES INTO WRITING ONE SINGLE PRODUCT REVIEW

This April marks the fifth anniversary of LBQ; within these last five years I’ve seen a huge amount of change in the blogging world, as well as a huge transformation in the way brands deal with influencial sites they know…

Models Own ‘Icing’ Collection: Like A Fondant Fancy For Your Nails

Pastels for spring? Groundbreaking. (A little Miranda Priestly inspo to kick of a sunny morning.) However, it’s the execution of said pastels that means a collection either fades into the background, or stands out as a new season must-have. Models…

Beauty Hacks: Five Uses For Deodorant You’ll Never Have Thought Of

Whether you’re a fan of sprays, gels, solids or creams, deodorant is something that sits in our bathrooms ready to perform its duty with little-to-no attention paid to it. Developed to help reduce perspiration and protect our underarms from ponging,…

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