Thursday, 31 May 2018

One Essential Skincare Product You Need To Pick Up For Your Travels

When it comes to beauty shopping for your holidays, there's so much I like to spoil myself with. I am a real holiday lover - I work hard to afford a good trip and I like to take lots of new make up and skincare products with me, making it the ultimate in treat time and relaxation. It's the biggest reason you'll find me in World Duty Free until the last possible minute before the flight!


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Things That Seemed Liked A Good Idea At 3am

As anyone with sleeping problems will know, those pitch black moments, laying wide awake, staring at the ceiling, can be really dull. So if you're anything like me, you'll start thinking to fill the void and suddenly your mentally knee deep in plotting how to spend the imaginary lottery win you're certain to get...It's also those moments when I've had some of my best (and worst) ideas, and me being me, I've followed through with a large number of them. The joys of ideas at 3am is usually that they seem amazing handful of opportunity...but in reality they're actually some of the most misguided decisions you can make. For example:


Monday, 28 May 2018

ASOS Launch Their Own Make Up Range

Nailing fashion and style, ASOS are the King, and Queen of online shopping destinations. Everyone has used ASOS and if you haven't you're in the minority for sure. However gradually they're taking world domination one step further - and launching their own ASOS Design range of cosmetics. 

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The Game Changing IT Cosmetics Trio

When it comes to skincare I will try lots of great products but always rely on a trusty skincare routine for my daily usage. There's a certain type of product that I use - make up removing, cleansing, toning, moisturising etc And while I will toy with serums, treatments, oils and masks, I will never stray far from three-four products for everyday skin care.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Testing & Swatching The ENTIRE YSL Volupte Liquid Colour Balm Collection!

When it comes to lip products, everyone loves the matte finishes these days don't they? The amount of brands creating lip kits and the like to satisfy the matte lip lovers is crazy. They're everywhere and there's a version for every budget. I'm okay with matte lips, okay being the operative word. I'm fussy about the formula of matte lip products, most probably because my heart belongs to more creamy or glossy finishes. Just personal preference but I will always reach for the finishes which offer dimension over a flat matte, any day. Each to their own right?

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

How I Practice Daily Self Care

I've never needed time for myself more than I do recently. I love my job - blogging and freelancing - but I also have a baby (teething and crawling), a son, a fiance, a house to run and numerous other things. Short of a tropical holiday right now, I'm in need of regular breaks. Not just breaks, but time to love myself. Because in the words of Ru Paul "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?"

Monday, 21 May 2018

Father's Day Gift Guide - The Grooming Edit

When it comes to the men in my life, they're all about grooming. Between my fiance, my brother, my Dad...they're all very into taking care of their appearance. Not to the extent that they do anything other than make sure they're clean, fresh and smelling great, you know, the norm. Which makes things like Christmas and Birthday's really easy for me, because you can't go wrong with male grooming products. I could probably buy all of them the same and they'd still be over the moon to be honest. A good aftershave, some smellies and a nice bath set and they'd be happy with any. It's a good job too because the beauty blogger in me loves giving beauty and grooming style gifts for any occasion. 


The One Place You May Be Overlooking For Beauty Shopping...

When it comes to shopping for beauty products, we've all got our favourites haven't we? We've got the amazing all-in-one's like my good friends Cult Beauty and co. Then we've got department stores galore - all with mostly the same brands, but a few exclusives which mean we could never be fully loyal to just one. Then there's the direct brands that are only sold online, and the overseas brands too that we can't get very easily either. Without the make up mecca, Sephora, opening it's doors here in the UK and making all our beauty dreams come true, we do tend to have to shop around for our beauty buys. That's okay, but did you know there's somewhere closer than you think that you may have overlooked?


Thursday, 17 May 2018

How To Get Warm Neutral Eye Looks In A Snap

As ever, I'm always looking out for the best eyeshadow palettes for complete looks. Eyeshadow palettes are my number one favourite piece of make up. I have so many but I'll never stop adding to my collection because palettes are bae - right boys and girls?

Why Having Children Young Was The Best Thing I Ever Did

As a mum of two, I live in the constant mum-mode whirlwind. I have two boys - one nearly 8 years old and one nine month - yes, there's a big gap between the two of them. I am now the ripe old age of 3-0 and quite content to be a Mummy of two, a fiance, a homemaker and the such. But it's not an easy task - parenthood is tough, and motherhood is at times the most testing role I've ever had to undertake. But I wouldn't change it for the world. My children mean everything to me.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

L'Oreal Infaillible Takes A New Turn (With Swatches of All The Foundation Sticks!)

A while back I wrote about the L'Oreal Infallible range when it first landed on my doorstep. I was pretty impressed with the longevity the foundation provided, and could see why everyone raved about it. The Infallible collection in itself has since become like it's own brand-within-a-brand, because eit's so well recognised now. So when the new collection from the range dropped, I was excited to say the least. not just because I knew it could only get better, but because they had some seriously attractive looking pieces and some much needed additions to the Infallible range.


Monday, 7 May 2018

April Favourites & New In Beauty

First off, yes I'm late. No, not that kinda late (two kids is enough for me!) but late in delivering this (last) months Favourites and New In Beauty post. I'm a poor excuse for a blogger but I do have a valid reason - laryngitis and a throat infection. I'm still fighting it off, but fortunately my voice has returned - along with a bit more energy. Hurray! So, although it's a week late, I hope you'll still enjoy reading about the items I loved most last month, and what's new in too. And hopefully, as ever, you'll find some golden goodies to try this month.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

The New Extra Firming Duo From Clarins

My mum has always sworn by Clarins. 

It was the first premium skincare brand she introduced me to as a teenager and she still to this day swears by them. Her dressing table is adorned with her trusty favourite products and although she tries new things once in a while, she will never stray far from her beloved Clarins. It's one of the reasons I love the brand so much - if they've been good enough for my mum (and she looks fabulous at 52) then they're good enough for me. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Three Fragrances To Mix Up Your Perfume Collection

When it comes to perfume we all have our own tastes don't we? We know what we like and rarely tend to step outside of our comfort zone with that - and to be honest, what's wrong with that? No-one would realistically buy a perfume that they didn't absolutely love, because if you don't like it, you're not going to wear it are you? But with so much choice it can sometimes be tricky to see the really good hidden treasures in the fragrance field. So I've put together a little list of three fragrance that you may not have considered before, but they'll mix up your perfume collection in a really great way...

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