Every month, The Handbook highlights all the best bits from the world of beauty, from new product launches to the skinfluencers we’re following on Instagram. Here’s what’s hot for July…

The Pop-Up: The Beauty Pie Pop-Up Warehouse

Beauty Pie has made a name for itself as a digital beauty brand, using their unique membership platform to bring the world’s best quality beauty products to consumers without the unrealistic price points.

Until the end of this week, Sunday 10th July, you can browse everything the brand has to offer IRL at their bricks and mortar Covent Garden pop-up warehouse. 

Beauty diehards are invited to go behind the scenes of the cult favourite, award-winning beauty brand to shop products, try them out, speak to the team of experts and generally see how the inner workings of this revolutionary beauty brand works. 

I mean, the dream Sunday, right?

The Beauty Pie Pop-Up Warehouse will run until Sunday 10th July 2022

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 11am-6pm

7 James Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH



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The Gadget – FOREO’s BEAR Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device 

OK, so not exactly new (it launched in 2020) but we’ve fallen hard for this little at-home beauty gadget. Don’t let the cutesy teddy ear-shape put you off, this is a beauty investment that we’ve genuinely seen results with. 

Using smart technology, the toning device feels like a facial and tones like a workout by gliding pulsing T-Sonic™ microcurrent spheres across the face and neck to stimulate deep into the pores. This in turn boosts collagen production, circulation and minimises facial tension. In short, your skin is going to go from three to 10 on the glow scale.

We’ve been using morning and night and not only have we seen targeted results but the handy little device is a great way to kept on track with a AM and PM regime, which we all know is the number one rule to stick to if you want great skin. 

BEAR Smart Microcurrent Facial Toning Device by FOREO, £279


The Launch: Isamaya Comes To The UK

Internationally renowned makeup artist and Instagram star (she has a whopping 331K followers) Isamaya Ffrench has created her first eponymously named makeup collection and it’s one to check out if you’re a dedicated follower of a smokey eye or statement lip. The first drop is a rebellious capsule collection titled “INDUSTRIAL,” comprising of  Rubberlash Latex Lift Mascara, Liplacq Maximising Lip Serum and Browlacq Brow Laminator, as well as clever tools and wicked makeup palettes.

Coined as “makeup for those who don’t conform,” it’s the perfect collection for those who want to push the envelope with their look a little.

The Beauty Collab: Elemis X Rixo

You can imagine our delight when one of our favourite dress brands and a failsafe in our beauty cabinets for as long as we can remember team up for a limited edition collab. Say hello to Elemis X Rixo, a seven-piece edit of skincare heroes all wrapped up in a one-off Rixo printed travel bag.

Unzip the Rixo beauty case, printed in one of their signature retro-inspired prints, to find everything from the new Pro-Collagen Summer Bloom Cleansing Balm to the iconic Frangipani Monoi Body Cream. Perfect as a gift for any beauty lovers out there or for a pre-holiday treat for yourself.

Shop ELEMIS X RIXO On-The-Glow Essentials Kit at


The Skinfluencer – Sknperfct

When a beauty influencer’s Insta bio states “I waste my money so you don’t have to,” we’re fully on board. Evie, AKA Sknperfct, is our current Insta obsession when it comes to all things beauty, with her gorgeously curated but open and honest feed.

Evie shares her insider beauty knowledge, practical tips and honest reviews on those little squares and genuinely feels like her posts are created with passion and integrity. Her makeup tutorials are nothing short of mesmerising and her honest product reviews have us adding to cart way too often.


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The Hair Trend: Frosting

Do we really need another name for what is essentially a riff on highlights? Probably not, but here we are. “Frosting,” as it’s being coined, is the perfect dye technique if you’re into that beachy, gently sun kissed look – check out Sophia Ritchie’s gorgeous ‘bronde’ hues here for reference.

It’a achieved by painting on the highlighted colour by hand which gives the overall look a much more undone, natural vibe. And because there are no foils involved, the colour develops in a more subtle way, making it look less dense and block-like – an absolute winner too when it comes to regrowth too.

This is the perfect dye technique if you're into that beachy, gently sun kissed look - just check out Sophia Ritchie's gorgeous 'bronde' hues for reference.



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