31 Mar 2015

Mole Grey Del Rey bag from the Mulberry Outlet at Bicester Village - plus current bag stock list!


It was my birthday a week and a bit ago, so I decided to treat myself to a Mulberry bag from the outlet at Bicester Village in Oxford.  I bought my first Mulberry bag two years ago at Bicester, and the post I did on that - Mulberry Outlet Bicester Village Review- still gets loads of views even now, so I thought I'd share some snaps of my new dream bag, and tell you about what kind of stock the Bicester outlet has lately.  

27 Mar 2015

A great quality, fast hair dryer for under £50 - Braun Satin Hair 7 Senso Dryer review


As you all know by now, I'm an every day hair washer, and with long hair to boot, getting my hair dry is the bane of my life, so I'm always keen to try a new hairdryer and put it through its paces!  This time around it's the Braun Satin Hair 7 Sensodryer that I've been sent to put to the test.

24 Mar 2015

The Lorac Pro 2 dupe: Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro palette 2 review and swatches


Following on from my post on the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro palette review and swatches - the amazing dupe for the Lorac Pro, I knew it wouldn't be long before I'd give in and order the sister palette, Iconic Pro 2, which is a dupe for the Lorac Pro 2.  I'd been thinking about how to get my hands on the second Lorac palette for a while, as I loved the look of the shades, so it was a no brainer to pick up the much more easily available and far cheaper Makeup Revolution version.

23 Mar 2015

My (mostly Kiehl's) skincare routine and the new skincare step you'll want to know about


It's been a while since I last updated you on my skincare routine, and everything's changed and moved on a lot since then, so I felt it was time to talk about it, and I've gone on quite the ramble, so grab a cup of tea and get comfy!    As you'll notice, there's a bit of a Kiehl's frenzy going on here - I only opened my eyes to the world of Kiehl's at the end of last year, and I simply haven't looked back. I'll talk you through what I've tried so far and why I like the products, but suffice to say I've found a couple of serious staples and back ups have already been purchased! 

19 Mar 2015

The Dip Brow Pomade alternative - Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel review


Brows are such a big thing nowadays aren't they?  I shudder when I think back to the time when I didn't even shape my brows, let alone fill them in.  I feel like I've been on such a major brow journey in my life already - quite literally through thick and thin and back again!  Bigger, bolder, more defined brows have been in for a long time now, and whilst I am very much on board with that look, achieving it doesn't come easy to me and my naturally wonky, unruly, brows, so I'm always up for trying new products which will give me a helping hand.  I flit between using pencils / crayons, powder and gel / liquid products on my brows as they all give a different finish and look, and vary in their application complexity.  Gels tend to be best for a more defined, stay-all-day brow, and until now the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade has been the only one I've tried.  Illamasqua have brought out a similar looking product called Precision Brow Gel, so I thought I get my brows on and do some comparisons.

17 Mar 2015

New from Indeed Labs - fillume volumising moisturiser review


I'm a big fan of the Indeed Labs skincare line, and several of their products are regulars in my collection, especially their hydraluron range, so I've been particularly interested to try out their newest moisturiser - fillume.  fillume is a volumising moisturiser which is designed to plump up the skin, targeting volume loss that can happen as we get older, offering fullness and smoothness.  Personally I don't look at my face generally and feel it lacks volume as such (I look at it and think it's chubby!), but where I really need a bit of plumping and smoothing is in the areas where lines have crept in, which is my forehead, and around my eyes and mouth.

16 Mar 2015

Models Own Icing Collection review and swatches


Models Own have spring sorted with the gorgeous Icing Collection.  The colours are all soft and beautiful pastels with a high shine finish, and you know the first thing I did was to wear them all at once, even though it may not be totally socially acceptable!

12 Mar 2015

Better than ghds? Babyliss Diamond Straightener review


My hair's naturally straight (aside from the odd, random kink when left to dry naturally), but it's fluffy and a bit frizzy, so I like to use straighteners to get it closer to that perfect sleek and smooth look.  The new Babyliss Diamond Straighteners promise shiny, frizz-free, flawless hair, which is exactly what I'm after, so I couldn't resist giving them a go.  

11 Mar 2015

Lush bubble bar and bath bomb haul - Mother's day collection 2015


I can never resist a limited edition Lush collection, so despite the fact that my Mum doesn't use Lush, and I'm certainly not a Mother myself, I still ran out to grab all of the bath bombs and bubble bars in this collection!  Sadly there are no Unicorn Horns here, and there's nothing quite as amazing at that, it's still a really fun, cute collection with a couple of products that I've be grabbing in duplicate for backups.

9 Mar 2015

The best mascara I've tried in years! Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara review


Generally I really rate a lot of 'drugstore' mascaras, and I don't think you necessarily need to spend a lot on a good one, the problem is more the trial and error you tend to go through to find the one that suits your lashes and the look you want - lengthened, volumised, defined etc.  Plenty of times I've bought a high end mascara and have been left disappointed, as I have very short stumpy lashes, and some mascaras just can't do much for them.  But, I'm pleased to say that the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara has been far from disappointing - it addresses all of my lash concerns and gives my feeble little hairs some serious va-va-voom! 

4 Mar 2015

The Body Shop Wonderblur and Instablur primer comparison review


I've owned The Body Shop's All-In-One Instablur for a while, and when I heard recently that they've added another blurring primer to their range - Wonderblur - my initial reaction was to think "Well what's the difference?".  And in that moment, a blog post was born... :)

3 Mar 2015

Blossom Copenhagen rose gold heart necklace from Jewel Street and 15%discount code


As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I absolutely love rose gold jewellery, but it can be really hard to track down nice pieces.  So often I spot something I like that only comes in silver or yellow gold, and I sulk about how much nicer it would be if only they made it in rose gold too!  Recently I was introduced to Jewel Street and asked if I'd like to pick out a piece of jewellery to feature, so of course I headed straight for the rose gold section, which to my surprise, was pretty massive!

2 Mar 2015

Four super moisturising face masks for dehydrated winter skin


As my new found skincare obsessions continues, I've been trying out lots of new treatments, so I thought today I'd pit four moisture boosting face masks against each other to see how they measure up.  Super plump, juicy skin here I come!