Estee Lauder introduces 16 New Shades of Pure Color Nail Lacquer: Sizzling Taupe & Wicked Green Swatches


Estee Lauder has 16 new shades of nail lacquer – some from the core range and some are limited (see the colour chart at the end of the post!). Given the chance to choose some shades to try I decided to go for something different from my usual bright pinks and hot corals. I went for Sizzling Taupe, more of a subtle brown shimmer and Wicked Green – because it totally reminds me of Wicked […]

Face Stockholm Store in Manchester Visit and First Opinions!


Face Stockholm is a Swedish beauty brand that I have heard of but have not tried anything from. It offers a huge range of products in a variety of shades; 200 lip colours, 150 eye shadows, a mixture of base products in a large range of shades and they are eco conscious, using minimal packaging and they do not test on animals. They recently opened their first and only UK store in Manchester, so I […]

Revlon PhotoReady Compact Make Up SPF20 Review


I love a bit of cream. Cream/Creme foundation that is (although clotted cream with some jam on a scone – yum! Actually I don’t like scone. Just give me cream and jam in a bowl). The reason why I like cream foundation is because it’s quick. It is hydrating. If it dries to powder, it can be quite long lasting too. But a good cream foundation is so hard to find, most are just a […]

Look what I won!: Becca Mineral SPF Primer Review


So I never enter Twitter competitions, but very randomly (being a bit silly to be honest) entered one run by Becca – they asked a question; name one of the ingredients in the new Mineral SPF Primer (I said Water!). And some how I won one of the primers! This SPF 30 primer has an oil-free formulation, a silky matte finish and a cocktail of anti-oxidant vitamins to prime and protect the skin pre-makeup. BECCA’s […]

Mr C Reviews: The Gentry Grooming Co in Manchester Salon Gentrification Visit


The following post is from Mr C, the technical whizz and resident tea maker at Cosmetic Candy. The other day I had the rare opportunity to go for a treatment at The Gentry Grooming Co in Didsbury, Manchester. I was booked in for The Gentrification Package which is a Luxury Cut & Finish, Indian Head Massage, Gentry Cut Throat Shave and Indian head massage. I normally shave about once a week, or longer if I […]

Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion SPF15 & Every Day Eye Cream Review


What with my skin going crazy lately, it’s been really nice to get back to basics and use some simple, but effective products I know work for me. So far anything too fancy, with too many ‘anti ageing’ ingredients sends my skin loopy so I am focusing on the plainer skincare items! Bliss products are rather lovely but not necessarily that cheap so their new ‘fabulous every day’ range, consisting of a face lotion and […]

Boots No. 17 Photo Flawless Foundation & Primer Review


Boots No. 17′s newest primer and foundation is called Photo Flawless – who doesn’t want to look flawless in pictures eh? I do find that foundations (such as Make Up For Ever HD) make you look a bit ‘dead’ in real life. So how would this duo compare? I am madly into primers of all kinds so this teeny tube piqued my interest. 17 make-up artist Vanesa Guallar says: “Apply the silky formula all over […]

Screw You! Bad eBay Sellers that don’t listen: ViVi Diamond Club


It’s ranty time here – and this time it’s an eBay seller! I purchased a few make up items (4 in total) from seller ViVi Diamond Club (user name: babykula_318). I told them clearly, that I wanted each item sent separately and was happy to pay the shipping costs – why? Because anything that is over £18 attracts a customs fee which is usually tax plus “handling fees”. I figured that paying shipping separately would […]

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