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Five years of blogging and you would think I’ve seen my fair share of beauty products yet half a decade on, some things cross my path that give me a buzz. By Terry is one of them.

Today I had a sneak peek at the new launches from By Terry hosted by the great lady herself, Terry de Gunzburg at London’s National Gallery.

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From By Terry, the new Rose Infernale Fall Collection offers a Trio Blusher (£72), new tinted shades of the Rose de Baume Nutri-Coleur (£35) and intriguingly, Eye Powder-Kajal (£29) due for release in September.

Meanwhile the Cellularose® Cleanse skincare collection is made up of the Cellularose® Cleansing (£42) Oil, Cellularose Hydra-Toner (£40) and Cellularose® Nutri-Pure cleansing balm (£42).

On top of that there is the arrival of two new delicious fragrances from Terry de Gunzburg. Rose infused scents are my weakness and sure enough, these two new additions to Terry de Gunzburg’s collection turned me knees to jelly.


Rouge Nocturne is the red and Rouge Infernale is the violet and I can’t pick which of the two is my favourite. Rouge Nocturne is perfect for day time wear whereas Rouge Infernale is sensual and a little wicked.

The fragrances arrive in the perfumery hall of Harrods on 1st September exclusively before rolling out to other stores later.

I will have a review coming soon on them as well as more details on the other products. For now feast your eyes on these pretties…

(I’m getting heart palpitations over the I.N.G.U – I Never Give Up Making Colour eye and face palette – such pigmented colours! It’s limited edition and exclusively available to buy at the National Gallery where the Making Colour exhibition is on show.)


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Here’s a story. You are meeting a friend for lunch and it just so happens to be at Westfield London. You’re a little early so you pop into Boots to pick up some nail polish remover. This involves walking past the numerous cosmetic counters and stands. Of course one catches your eye. Does this sound familiar? Would you believe this is precisely what happened to me yesterday? I found myself casually hovering around the Stila display and clapped eyes on this:


It’s their Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Bora Bora. I’m like a moth to a light when I see anything of this colour and I admit I let it out a tiny squeal over discovering this is a liquid eye liner in sparkling turquoise. Straight away the swatch said it all – rich in colour, vibrant and just the right amount of sparkle. Too much glitter is a turn-off for me.

I was going to walk away from this until I spotted there was only one left and that just instantly meant it was going in the basket.


You’ve got to shake it to wake it and the liquid is quite runny but dries fast. The eye liner is infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter and comes with a thin sponge tip applicator for precision lining – perfect cats eyes. I like the long handle too, which is like a pen and makes for an easy and smooth application. Removing it is not a struggle either – certainly Bioderma can handle it. (Apologies for the wobbly handy work below.)


As for the colour. Well the pictures don’t do it justice – it is stunning. I am on a quest to find the ultimate turquoise eye liner and my past discoveries have led me to some duff ones that are thick liquid formulas which then get clumpy. Stila’s version reminds me of Illamasqua’s Precision Liquid Liners and if you’re familiar with those then you’ll know what to expect. Also I’m just a sucker for pretty and colourful things.


Stila’s Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner costs £14 and is available in nine different colours. Bora Bora is the best one.