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CEW(UK) 2014 Beauty Awards
Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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The acting world has the Oscars, the music world has the Grammys and soaps world have the Soap Awards – and when it comes to beauty, the biggest event is the CEW(UK) Beauty Awards. So what exactly are the CEW(UK) Beauty Awards? They are a chance for brands big and small to get their big breakthrough as more than 600 beauty insiders diligently test out all of the finalists’ (it’s a hard job) and vote for their favourite in each category for ‘mass’ and ‘prestige’ products.

Earlier today we attended the CEW(UK) 2014 Beauty Awards Lunch where the all the winners were announced…

Mass Categories:

Best New Bath and Body Product: Burt’s Bees – Ultimate Care Body Lotion

Best New Haircare/Styling/Colouring Product: Dr. Organic – Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Treatment Serum

Best New Everyday Facial Skincare Product: Eau Thermale Avène – Cleanance Cleansing Water

Best New Skincare Treatment Product: Soap & Glory – MAKE YOURSELF YOUTHFUL SUPER SERUM

Best New Make-up Product – Face: Bourjois – Cream Blush

Best New Make-up Product – Eyes or Lips: Lanolips – Banana Balm

Best Classic Beauty Product: Bio-Oil – Bio-Oil

Best New Brand: Manuka Doctor


Prestige Categories:

Best New Bath and Body Product: Balance Me – Rose Otto Body Oil

Best New Haircare/Styling/Colouring Product: Color Wow – Root Cover-Up

Best New Everyday Facial Skincare Product: Elemis – Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Best New Skincare Treatment Product: Clarins – Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

Best New Make-up Product – Face: Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer – Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++

Best New Make-up Product – Eyes or Lips: Benefit Cosmetics – They’re Real! 

Best Classic Beauty Product: Liz Earle Beauty Co. – Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Best New Women’s Fragrance:  Issey Miyake – Pleats Please

Best New Men’s Fragrance: Paul Smith – Portrait for Men 

Best New Brand: GLAMGLOW


Mass or Prestige Categories:

Best New Certified Organic Skincare Product: Trilogy – Certified Organic Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+

Best New Self Tan or Sun Care Product: Caudalie – Divine Legs

Best New Hand, Foot and Nail Care Product: Nails Inc – Gel Effect polish

Best British Brand: Elemis

Best New Beauty Tool or Accessory: Gillette Venus – Venus & Olay razor

Best New Men’s Grooming Product: Molton Brown – Sport 4-in-1 Sportswash

The Eco Beauty Award: 

Oriflame – Ecobeauty Range

Unilever – Unilever Compressed Deodorants


WOW! What a fabulous collection of CEW(UK) 2014 Beauty Award Winners. Want to get your hands on some Finalists and Winners? Click HERE

The Latest in Beauty New Year Honours List: And The Winners Are…
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The votes have been counted and the results are in! For the last few weeks we’ve been asking you to vote for the best in beauty over the last 12 months. Forget ‘cult’ items and the beauty hall of fame, this isn’t about what we already know is good. Our New Year Honours recognise the brand new products that have really made an impression. After all, we’re all about the LATEST in beauty!

Without further ado, the winners are…

Best New Nail Product

Winner – Nail Rock Nail Wraps

At-home nail art without any of the fiddly bits or long drying time? It’s no wonder you guys voted for Nail Rock Nail Wraps as your favourite nail product of the year. Allowing us to try trends like metallic and animal print without the need for a pricey salon trip, these stick-on transfers bond using heat and last for days.

Buy it: Nail Rock Nail Wraps £6.64 each at

Best New Body Product

Winner – Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe

Clearly sunkissed limbs are still very much sought after, as this rich, high-end tanning lotion nabbed the prize in the body category. Promising a natural-looking but very deep tan with just one application (and with none of the smell) Xen-Tan’s luxe lotion is a safe way to get a celebrity-style tan.

Buy it: Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe £29.70 (RRP £39.99) at

Best New Skincare Product

Winner – BIOeffect EGF Serum

We’ve raved about this Icelandic miracle serum in the past, so we’re happy to see plenty of people agree with us that BIOeffect have created something very special indeed in their tiny bottle of liquid magic. Start saving those pennies though. Young, smooth, fabulous skin comes at a price – £125 to be exact.

Buy it: BIOeffect EGF Serum £125 at

Best New Haircare Product

Winner – John Frieda Precision Foam Colour

Blowing shampoos, styling products and deep conditioners out of the water (no pun intended!) this no mess at-home colourant from John Frieda was a runaway winner in the hair category. Obviously, voters love a quick fix with this fast developing foam colourant that covers greys and stays vibrant for week.

Buy it: John Frieda Precision Foam Colour £9.99 at

Best New Lip Product

Winner – e.l.f Mineral lipstick

Mineral makeup is notoriously expensive, but e.l.f offer fantastic entry-level offerings if you’re on a budget. The mineral lipstick (£3.50) comes in a plethora of wearable shades and offers long-lasting, hydrating colour all day long. No wonder you voted it the best new lip product.

Buy it: Mineral Lipstick £3.50 at

Best New Eye Product

Winner – Urban Decay Naked Palette

When Urban Decay decide to ‘do’ nudes, they don’t get dull! The Naked palette contains 12 generous shadow pans in a variety of non-boring beiges and browns that are perfect for creating everything from subtle washes of colour to a shimmery smoky eye. No wonder this sells out as soon as new stock hits the shelves.

Buy it: Urban Decay Naked Palette is currently sold out at most online stockists, but keep your eye on Beauty Bay, Debenhams and Look Fantastic.

Best New Beauty Gadget

Winner – Cloud Nine The O

Making huge old-fashioned roller sets a thing of the past, Cloud Nine’s innovative new product heats rollers one by one in its super-fast ‘pod’ for long-lasting curls. Voters obviously love the idea of custom building the perfect set by buying the rollers and pod separately, and it’s also a big hit in salons.

Buy it: Cloud Nine The O £152.95 at

Best New Beauty Bargain (under £5)

Winner – e.l.f studio cream eyeliner

Another win for the bargainous e.l.f, who this time offer up a cream liner pot in various flattering colours that’s a great alternative to pricier gel eyeliners from department store brands. £3.50 brings you long-lasting drama with a subtle shimmer, and there’s even a brush included!

Buy it: Studio Cream Eyeliner £3.50 at

Celebrity Beauty Moment

Winner – Emma Watson

When Harry Potter star Emma released the first photo of her dramatic pixie crop, it was clear she’d gone to dramatic lengths to leave Hermione Granger behind. The edgy crop worked perfectly with her delicate features, and was definitely one of the celeb beauty highlights of the year!

Brand of the Year

Winner – e.l.f

No surprises here, as e.l.f not only wins in two product categories, but also gets your vote for Brand of The Year. The bargain online beauty retailer has gone from strength to strength in the last year, offering quality products from as little as £1.50 each. We love e.l.f, and clearly so do you!

Buy it: Shop the range at

Thank you so much to everyone who voted, and also to all the amazing bloggers who helped us put together the shortlist: Kiss and Makeup, Lipglossiping, Almost Zara, Beauty Swot, Beauty Bottled, The Beauty Quest, Oxford Jasmine, Fur Coat, No Knickers & HJI, DINKY London, OSOblog and Catwalk Queen.


New Year Honours List Nominees: Body Products
Thursday, January 20th, 2011

As we move into day three of the nominations for the New Years Honours, it’s time to turn our attention to the body, with five of the best new body treats as recommended by our team of beauty blogger judges. Which of these fresh new projects floated your boat in the last 12 months? The nominees are…

Vaseline Sheer InfusionBudget body lotion with Stratys-3™ technology
Xen-Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxeincredibly long-lasting super-dark self tan
Organic Surge Foaming BathGentle organic bath bubbles with gorgeous scents
Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter The ultimate beauty bloggers secret body treat!
Victoria Moore Massage CandlesIndulgent candle that turns into a massage oil

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If you can’t see the poll, click here to vote.

Plus don’t forget to vote in all the other categories? We’ll be announcing one set of nominees a day, but voting for all will stay open until 1st Feb!

With thanks to everyone who helped us with the shortlist: Kiss and Makeup, Lipglossiping, Almost Zara, Beauty Swot, Beauty Bottled, The Beauty Quest, Oxford Jasmine, Fur Coat, No Knickers & HJI, DINKY London, OSOblog and Catwalk Queen.

New Year Honours List Nominees: Skincare Products
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Today we want to know what your skincare faves are from a list of new products from the last 12 months recommended by our beauty blogging experts. Take the poll and show your love for some of the best in the biz! Here’s the shortlist…

No 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Day Creama new addition to the beloved range
Soap and Glory Bright Here, Bright NowPrettily packaged miracle brightening cream
BIOEffect EGF SerumIcelandic skin serum with Epidermal Growth Factor
Givenchy Clean to Sublime Cleanserinnovative cleasing in serum form
L’Oreal Youth Code Moisturiseraffordable but effective anti-ageing skincare

If you can’t see the poll, click here to vote!

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With thanks to everyone who helped us with the shortlist: Kiss and Makeup, Lipglossiping, Almost Zara, Beauty Swot, Beauty Bottled, The Beauty Quest, Oxford Jasmine, Fur Coat, No Knickers & HJI, DINKY London, OSOblog and Catwalk Queen.

And don’t forget you can still cast your votes for all the other nominees too!

New Year Honours List Nominees: Hair Products
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

No fancy schmancy witty names or clever categories for us, our LiB New Year Honours List is going to be as straightforward as possible, with our first nominees straddling all aspects of haircare (except electrical).

This was actually the easiest set of five nominees to put together, with almost everyone mentioning the same few products. But which newbies on the haircare scene did YOU like best? Take the poll and cast your votes!

The Shortlist

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour: at-home hair colouring without drips or mess!
Moroccanoil The Original Treatment: super-soft, frizz-free locks with argan oil
Pantene Aqualight Range: ‘Swoosh’ your hair with this weightless range of hair products
TOMMYGUNS Jasmine, Wild Nettle & Sweet Almond Conditioner: Serious softness!
Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner: Fabulous SLS-free haircare

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PSSSST! Don’t forget to vote in all the other categories too! One will be announced per day, but voting remains open for all until 1st Feb!

Think we’ve missed out something completely amazing (that launched in the last 12 months)? Leave a comment!

With thanks to everyone who helped us with the shortlist: Kiss and Makeup, Lipglossiping, Almost Zara, Beauty Swot, Beauty Bottled, The Beauty Quest, Oxford Jasmine, Fur Coat, No Knickers & HJI, OSOblog and Catwalk Queen.

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