I've become quite the KIKO fan in recent months, and I love that they often release special limited edition, themed collections. The latest is the Daring Game collection, and I think it's one of their best yet. Daring Game is inspired by Bond girls, so there's a lot of casino theming going on. It immediately puts me in mind of Vegas and makes me wish I was going back this year!
19 Aug 2014
16 Aug 2014
15 Aug 2014
14 Aug 2014
I'm such a huge fan of Too Faced, especially their eye palettes. I really must do a collection post at some point. It's great that it's so much easier to get hold of Too Faced in the UK now - it always used to be top of my hit list whenever I went to the US. I got into the habit of collecting all of Too Faced's mini look palettes, like The Smoky eyes palette, The Boudoir eyes palette etc. The latest palette from Too Faced - The Chocolate Bar - is a bit different - it's bigger than the others, and it contains even more lovely colours.
13 Aug 2014
I'll be sharing my July favourites later this week, but as I had so many this month I've separated out my hair favourites for their own post. I'm no hair expert by any stretch, and because of that I don't do a lot of hair related features, so I thought it was about time I did a little update on what's currently happening atop my head.
11 Aug 2014
7 Aug 2014
It's not often that I actually count down the days to a new product lunch hitting stores, but with the Body Shop body sorbets, I literally couldn't wait to get my hands on them. I first saw them on a youtube video a couple of months ago and wondered why I couldn't find them in store or online, and I got a bit sulky when I realised it was because they'd not been released! Well now they have, and I finally got to scratch that itch by grabbing the whole collection...
6 Aug 2014
5 Aug 2014
Sometimes it's really lovely to do a whole face with products all from the same brand. It's not something I often do as I'm always trying out new products, but it makes sense to use a set of products all designed to work well together. Clarins have given me the opportunity to do exactly that with a mix of some of their hero products and some newer releases.
4 Aug 2014
1 Aug 2014
Superdrug invited me to take part in a brilliant skincare challenge - for 7 days I would solely use products from the B. range (B. is for beautiful) - to be fair it wasn't a tough challenge as the range includes all of the skincare necessities! During the challenge I think I paid much more attention to my morning and evening routine than I usually would, so my skin has been rather pampered!
30 Jul 2014
29 Jul 2014
I've admired the Inglot freedom palettes from a far for quite some time, but I've never has a proper swatch session to find out what they're all about. At IMATS there was a massive Inglot stand (and a 30% discount!), so I decided it was time to create my ultimate neutral palette...
22 Jul 2014
21 Jul 2014
Hydraluron serum is one of my skincare essentials for dehydrated areas of the face, so I got a little bit giddy when I heard that Indeed Labs were introducing a Hydraluron moisture jelly. Bring on the hydration!
18 Jul 2014
Real Techniques are one of my favourite brush brands and I own nearly all of the brushes they make. In particular I like their face brushes and always use a RT brush for my foundation, powder, bronzer and blush. Earlier this year Real Techniques released some retractable travel brushes, so I thought it was about time I added them to my collection.
16 Jul 2014
15 Jul 2014
14 Jul 2014
11 Jul 2014
Yep, you read that right - these are healthy chocolate pancakes! Well, healthier than a traditional chocolate pancake recipe at least! I've been calorie counting for the last six weeks or so ( with varying success and aiming for 1,200 calories a day) to help me reduce what I'm eating and pay closer attention to which foods I choose and how much energy they contain.