1) From Tuesday next week (28th May) jeans designer Donna Ida is starting the Denim Drive. You can take in an old pair of jeans and you’ll get a £20 voucher towards a new pair! (My pick would be Paige Verdugo – I now have three pairs and they last forever. They are really comfy but look great!) Your old pair of jeans will get recycled for charity – it’s part of a scheme with Jeans for Genes and Newlife Foundation. To see your nearest store, click here.
2) The current gift-with-purchase from Lancome is a very pretty one; a pink and black polka-dot toiletries bag by Jenny Packham. It’s free when you buy two products, one of which must be skincare. (Tip: some of my Lancome faves are La Vie Est Belle fragrance, the dinky little nail polishes and the new Visionnaire foundation. I’ll review that separately soon!) There’s a selection of little goodies inside – NOT the things pictured above, they’re just a couple of my favourite Lancome things! – and you can get your gift at your nearest counter, subject to availability. If you want to shop online then FeelUnique.com have a selection of bestsellers worth £37 if you spend over £50. No bag, unfortunately.
3) One for the lovers of Benefit’s makeup kits: a special edition with designer Matthew Williamson, The Rich is back! Four glamourous shadows, a mini mascara and lip gloss and a pressed powder cheek colour with tiny brush.
As always, you get easy-to-follow instructions on how to get the look and the shades are all ones that I’d make use of – the box is a bit of a collector’s dream, too, with its peacock feather prints and retro, kitsch patterns. This one’s out in mid-June and it’ll be exclusive to Debenhams and Benefit boutiques, costing £26.50. I think it’ll be a bit of a festival favourite!
4) Thank you so much to everyone who uploaded their Crime Scene Cats – they did make me laugh! The one above is a particular favourite! (See it online here, it was uploaded by Amelia Tan.) If you want to upload yours, have a look at my Crime Scene Cats post.