27 Jul 2016

Gorgeous blooms from Blossoming Gifts and 33% off code!


Oh I just hate it when people send me flowers as a surprise.... said no one ever.  Unless you have some kind of allergy or serious hayfever, flowers are a universally wonderful gift aren't they?  They're always guaranteed to put a smile on my face, that's for sure - not least of all because I had these lovely ones delivered to my work and didn't bother to correct anyone who suggested they were from a secret admirer!  

18 Jul 2016

L'Occitane celebrates 40th anniversary with limited edition Lavender and Verbena products


The gorgeously luxe French skincare brand L'Occitane is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion they've launched selected products with limited edition packaging.

12 Jul 2016

Putting matte liquid lipsticks to the test - NYX, Anastasia Beverly Hills, ColourPop and Sleek


I'll admit I'm somewhat late to the matte liquid lipstick game - I've spent a good long while trying to resist the trend, as I much prefer comfortable balmy feel on my lips, but I can't deny that the whole nineties inspired, Kylie Jenner famed lip is a beautiful thing.  I've jumped in with trepidation, going for slightly safer colours, and brand choices that avoided me the midnight scrum for a Kylie lip kit.  For me that was the right approach, because I'm now addicted to wearing these shades in rotation, and can't wait to broaden my colour spectrum further, especially with Colourpop's news of delivery to the UK starting today!

6 Jul 2016

My summer holiday beauty favourites


Well this makes a change for me, doing a holiday favourites.  I usually go on my main holiday in September, and by the time I get back it's all Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, and by that time it doesn't seem worth talking about summer holiday products!  This year I've just recently been to Dubai staying in a beach resort, so I thought I'd maximise on the chance to chat about summer products, especially as there's not so much need for them with our crabby old UK weather :(

4 Jul 2016

New from it cosmetics at QVC - bye bye redness and the beautiful you face disc


Following on from the hotly anticipated launch of it cosmetics in the UK earlier this year, QVC have now added even more products to the line up so that we can get our hands on them over here.  If like me you follow US beauty youtubers and blogs, you'll probably have seen these products before - I'd certainly noticed some hype around them so was really excited to hear that they've joined the QVC range and couldn't wait to try them out for myself.  Spoiler alert... they didn't disappoint!