1 Sep 2014

Beauty: New from Urban Decay - Pulp Fiction collection review and swatches


Urband Decay's latest release is uber cool - far too cool for me in fact!  If you're a Pulp Fiction fan and an Urban Decay addict, things just got rather exciting.  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie, Urban Decay have launched this super edgy, slightly fierce, Mia Wallace-centric, limited edition make-up collection.  

27 Aug 2014

Hair: Tony & Guy Extreme Volume Rollers. Let's get bouncy.


Well blow me down, two hair posts in as many weeks?! I'm not known for my hair skills, so I shy away from hair related blogging most of the time, but when I come across tools which make the whole experience a whole lot easier, it's time to share. Heck, someone might even mistake me for knowing what I'm doing!  Cue the awkward hair selfies...

26 Aug 2014

Skincare: Trying something new - One Love Organics.


Today I'm taking about a new skincare brand I've been given the opportunity to try out.  It's called One Love Organics, and first things first, how cute is the packaging?  I love how it mixes old fashioned apothecary style brown glass jars with really modern, pretty labelling.  These give my bathroom extra cool points.

19 Aug 2014

Beauty: New from KIKO - the Daring Game collection - review and swatches


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!

15 Aug 2014

Guest bloggers wanted for September!



Just a quick post to let you know that in just over two weeks I'll be sunning myself on that very beach there in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, I can't wait!

14 Aug 2014

Beauty: The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette - review, swatches and three eye looks!


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

Hair: My current hair product favourites and a new hair dryer


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

Beauty: Tarte blushes have finally arrived in the UK!


Today I'm talking about something I've loved for ages, but haven't really featured in much detail here before.  It's the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blushes - these used to be so hard to get in the UK that it seemed silly to bang on about them on my blog.  But... now that they're available to us via both Sephora and QVC, I thought it was time to chat Amazonian Clay...

7 Aug 2014

Skincare: New from The Body Shop - the delicious Body Sorbets!


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

Nails: Models Own Sweet Shop scented nail polishes - review and swatches


I love an exciting new Models Own launch, and this one is particularly sweet!  Following on from their range of fruit scented polishes, Models Own have now released five sweet shop favourites with co-ordinating colours and fragrances - yum!

5 Aug 2014

Beauty: The Clarins 10 minute makeover


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

Giveaway: Happy 5th Birthday flutter and sparkle! | Win a £100 MAC gift voucher!


That's right, £100 squiddlies (or your local currency if they don't take squiddlies where you live) to spend on whatever your heart desires from makeup heaven, MAC!

1 Aug 2014

Beauty: Superdrug B. skincare 7 day beauty swap




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

Nails: Floral sprinkle glitter polishes from Nails Inc


Just a quick post today to share some rather special swatches of these stunners from Nails Inc.  I've been thinking about getting these for a while and wondered if they're one of those polishes which looks great in the bottle and in the promotional pictures, but would actually be a mess on my nails.  I'm rather surprised and pleased to say that with a little patient application, these are beauts!

29 Jul 2014

Beauty: Inglot freedom system - my ultimate neutral palette!



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

Beauty: New from Revlon - Colorstay Moisture Stain review and swatches


Revlon's latest release is a collection of lipgloss-stain hybrids inspired by glamorous cities all around the world (hence the lovely passport cover!).  There are 12 colours in the range in total, and I have four to try out and swatch.

21 Jul 2014

Skincare: New from Hydraluron - moisture jelly review


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

Beauty: Real techniques retractable brushes review


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

Skincare: Glamglow Thirstymud review


Glamglow's youthmud is one of my all time favourite products and I'm constantly recommending it to people as a mask that really does what it says on the tin (jar).  So when I heard Glamglow were releasing a new hydrating mask called Thirstymud, I couldn't wait to slather my face in it.

15 Jul 2014

Haul: Super bling Shourouk necklaces from eBay / Essex!


I'm not the most exciting dresser - a lot of my clothes are black, grey or navy, and you'll usually find me in my standard uniform of dress, blazer and leggings or black tights.  Where I do like to spice things up a little bit, is with interesting jewellery, and the blingier the better!