Sunday, 26 February 2017

February Favourites

It doesn't seem possible that I'm at a the end of another month, writing a monthly favourites post! I swear the months are flying by at the moment. But February has been an absolute corker for the new products I've been trying and I've been really excited to write this post because the products are all so lovely. Seeing as it's still a bit cold, I've been playing around with make-up, some body care/skin care and some new releases too. So here's what February has been treating me with...

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Kat Von D and Too Faced Better Together Collaboration Finally Arrives In The UK!

As a die-hard Too Faced fan (do you remember the time I woke up at 5am to wait in a virtual queue behind 17,000 other people to get the Sweet Peach palette?!) I was very excited when news broke of the Kat Von D collaboration. Kat's been making BIG waves in beauty, especially the last two years. And Too Faced are one of my favourite brands - so I knew that the collab would be fun, fresh and very kitsch. Which meant I knew I had to get my hands on it.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Quick N Easy Kits - Red Carpet Look

Charlotte Tilbury has been one of my favourite make-up brands for a while now. I am never disappointed with the products, the quality or the performance and I'm always quick to snap up the new goodies that hit their website. The Quick N Easy Kits that became the newest products in the extensive Charlotte Tilbury collection, are something that I've been very excited about. My personal top pick is the Red Carpet Look set because it's got everything I need and want when it comes to Charlotte Tilbury products.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Top 10 Blog Photo Props & Where To Buy Them

When it comes to blog imagery, your props go a long way. Whether you like to have a more natural, styled look with lots of props, or keep things simple with just a few key pieces - both (and the in-between) are reliant on some versatile objects that can be re-used a lot. The difficulty is finding the right sort of products, the right household items to fit with your blog, your style of photo and also finding something that can be used indefinitely without making your images look too samey. So because of that, I've put together a list of my top ten blog photo props, and to make it easy, I've also listed exactly where you can buy them too.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Little Bit of Big News

So you may have thought it's been a tad quiet on Lady Writes, especially during January. But I can now finally explain why! No, I haven't lost my love and passion for blogging, beauty products and hoarding make-up, but instead I've been growing a little one! Yep, Lady Writes is pregnant. And the Lady Writes family couldn't be happier.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My Annual Skin Detox With Natural Spa Factory

My skin is changing a lot at the moment and I've gone from having an amazing skin month, to break outs, dry patches and oily areas - all in one. It's been a bit of a skin roller coaster! The problem with changing skin types is that they're hard to treat and combat with a standard regime because each area of your face needs a different type of care. Because of this I decided that January was my time for a skin detox - which is something I've been meaning to do for a while. I try to do one a year, for a full month, which basically means that within that time frame I abandon my trusty skincare staples and replace with a new regime to detox my face. I almost always go for something natural - just because by the time I reach the need for a detox, natural feels better than anything else...Wouldn't really be a detox otherwise would it?!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Clarins New Face Contour Palette - The Low Down

As you all know I'm a big fan of contouring. In fact, I've got powders, creams and palettes galore offering different coverage levels and abilities. Mostly because I dislike how round my face shape is, and good contouring means I can create shadows that stop me feeling like it's quite so circular. The palette I've been using recently is the brand new Clarins Face Contour Palette and I've got all the details and the low down on what to expect..

Friday, 3 February 2017

2017 - Here's To The Micro-Influencers

There's been a lot of rumblings in the blogasphere recently. When it comes to blogging, the media perception is that the bigger you are, the better you are. And by bigger, I mean: the bigger your following. Which in itself is breeding a huge problem among hard working, honest bloggers. Especially because there seems to be this mentality among some others that you can just 'fake it till you make it' and reach that 'big blogger' status - whether it's true...or not by fiddling the numbers. (As is the case may be for some very well known bloggers and even celebrities.) 
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