Thursday, 15 October 2009

Some of our favourite things...

Some of our favourite things...

Welcome to Beautiful You! This is our first blog and we are really excited about it!

Over the next few months be prepared to read about beauty tips, products, reviews, events, practical demonstrations and general chat about anything beautiful!

We would also love to hear from you with any feedback, questions or anything beautiful! Contact us at

To start us off we have both picked our top, desert island beauty product. These are things that we do not leave the house without applying, and always pop a spare one in our handbag.

‘My top item is mascara, and not any mascara but Lancome’s Hypnose. I was surprised Stace didn’t pick this as her top item, as she also is a fan! There are days you don’t feel like putting make-up on, but I would never leave the house without applying mascara. Without mascara I look washed out and ill, just one application makes the whole difference. My eyes are accentuated, and even without full make-up I’m ready to face the world!’ – Mags

‘My top item is Laura Mercier’s Black Extreme Eye Pencil. I only discovered the pencil this year, but I struggle to even leave the bedroom without applying this, and I always carry one in my handbag. It acts like a liquid liner in a pencil and nothing has ever highlighted my eyes this well. I cannot live without this!’ – Stace

How funny that we both picked eye make-up, didn’t see that one coming. There has to be something about drawing attention to the eyes that makes us both feel beautiful.

Look forward to getting to know you and chatting about beautiful things!

Stay beautiful!

Stace and Mags x

Friday, 9 October 2009

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Top Tips

Some of our top tips for skin care:

  • Always wash your face, morning and night (especially at night, even after long night out); do it twice after wearing make up – the first wash removes the make up when the second wash penetrates and cleanses the skin.

  • Cleanse, tone and moisturise! It’s up to these three simple steps to keep your face clean and healthy. Once you get yourself in a nice routine, you’ll start seeing results in no time!
  • Exfoliate your skin, do it once weekly on average, (during summer you can exfoliate up to twice a week, when in winter months you can do it even once bi-weekly). Exfoliation makes your skin appear youthful and radiant.

  • Use your ring finger to apply moisturizers and/or concealers under the eye area. Muscles in that finger are not as strong as in other part of the hand and will help keep you from damaging that delicate under eye tissue. Also, always remember to pat, never rub!

  • Don’t touch your face with your hand during the day. This can cause breakouts from the dirt/oil that collects on your hands throughout the day.

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink lots of water, this helps your body to eliminate impurities and make you skin look plumper and healthier.
  • Change your pillowcase every two days (use one side one day, and the other the next). It reduces the amount of time you sleep in your own face dirt/oil (we do sweat during the night!). It may be a bit of an overkill to do it so often; however, if you suffer with acne or skin breakouts, this is an easy way to keep your face clean even during a night!
  • Sleep is the best beauty therapy! No wonder every fashion and beauty guru talk about ‘beauty sleep’. Eight to nine hours of sleep would be great, especially if a first few of them were before midnight! If you can’t spend so much time in bed, try to sleep as much as you can! You will feel rested and more energetic, but also will look better!

These are just a few beauty tips for now! Read that, apply to your daily routine and stay beautiful!


Winter is all about Christmas and New Year parties, big furry winter coats, scarves and gloves. Taking care of the skin in the rough winter cold and central heating, protecting your hair with a hat. Parties give us a chance to experiment with some exciting make-up looks you might not normally dare to.
What are your favourite things about Winter? Let us know at or tweet us @beautyu

About Us

Looking good and feeling great in your own skin is so important. There are lots of fantastic products on the market to help you achieve this; however, not all of them work for everyone and some are cheaper than others.
Here at Beautiful You we aim to help you make good choices and try to help you avoid the hassle of poor buys.
Trying new beauty products is what we love, and here we will share our experiences with you! If you would like to contact us, you can email us, or find us on twitter, tweeting as @beautyu
Who is behind Beautiful You?
We are two girls, living in the south of England who have a beauty product obsession, and after spending endless hours talking to each other about beauty products we loved and ones we didn't love so much, we decided to start Beautiful You.


"My big passion is make-up. I love experimenting with new product ranges and colours, and perfecting the natural look. During this time when every penny counts, I have been searching the high street for beauty alternatives that match up to the luxury brands we have all come to know and love.
Outside of beauty, I love to travel, enjoy baking and cooking for my husband, and have a little cat called Coral, who you will know if you follow us on Twitter as I endlessly tweet about him!"

"I talk skincare wherever I go, whomever I meet…basically all the time. I used to have some skin problems that now are under control and am raving about the solutions that work. My friends call me a beauty-products addict but I just love beauty stuff; like to try new things and pass on some hints and tips that I discover. I try to stay on top of skincare news so I know what’s new in town and what I should rave about.Other than beauty, I recently disovered a hidden talent for baking, and now bake as much as I can in my spare time. I also love to travel, and shopping is of course my other big hobby!"
We look forward to getting to know you and having fun!

Stay Beautiful!
Stace & Mags x

Updated on 2nd January 2012



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