Unboxing: The Latest in Beauty Fashion Week 2016 Edit

Latest in Beauty Fashion Week Box 2016

Now you know I love my beauty boxes! One of my favourite subscription-free boxes is from Latest in Beauty and when the Fashion Week 2016 Edit landed for a purse-friendly £20 (plus £3.95 shipping), I just had to snap it up…not least for the fact that I needed (yes needed!) to try the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray! This one amazing product aside, let’s have a look at the rest of the contents… Continue reading


How I keep my makeup brushes clean…

Cleaning my makeup brushes

Today I washed my makeup brushes!!! I had to sit down afterwards with a cuppa! It’s one of my most hated jobs alongside dyeing my hair which, if I am honest, is the worst thing ever. I wash my brushes roughly once a week…but don’t worry that’s not all the TLC they receive.

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The Ordinary Skincare – cheap & cheerful but does it do what it says on the tin?

The Ordinary Skincare

Browsing around YouTube recently I happened upon a video by Wayne Goss who introduced me to a company called The Ordinary. They offer skincare solutions at the fraction of the price of more premium brands. As someone who is constantly trying to fight the ageing process and make my skin look as good as it possibly can look I was intrigued. So let’s take a look…
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My Top 5 September 2016 Favourites

September Favourites

September has been and gone and I can’t quite believe it! I thought I would bring back an old favourite post, monthly favourites…although this time I have narrowed it down to my top 5! Yikes! There has been a lot of competition but these are the products that have been exciting me that I have been reaching for on a regular basis. So here goes, in no particular order…

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Look Fantastic Beauty Box September 2016

Look Fantastic Beauty Box September 2016

This month’s Look Fantastic beauty box arrived a couple of weeks ago. I opened it last week and thought I’d try a few things before posting. This box is the #LFBday edition containing 6 premium products worth over £60. So let’s wish Look Fantastic a very happy birthday and take a look inside…

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I have a new Vice thanks to Urban Decay!

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

Good evening peeps! I have been absent from my blog for rather along time. Life has taken over but don’t fear, my beauty-buying prowess is as healthy as ever! I thought I would ease myself back in with a review of possibly some of my favourite lipsticks ever! Continue reading

World Gin Day…don’t mind if I do!

World Gin Day! Tarquin's Dry Gin

Today is World Gin Day, a global celebration of all things gin! You may be shocked to hear that this special day nearly passed me by! Don’t worry though, I have managed to catch the last couple of hours with a glass of gin (or three) firmly in my hand! What gin are you celebrating with I hear you cry! Well if the picture hasn’t already given it away, I will tell you…  Continue reading

Unboxing – Clinique, The British Beauty Blogger Edit II

Clinique British Beauty Blogger Edit II

Last year Jane Cunningham, AKA British Beauty Blogger, released a Clinique beauty box which I got my little paws on and truth be told, I loved! I reviewed it and thought my work was done…but she’s only gone and done it again! The Clinique British Beauty Blogger Edit II launched recently and then promptly sold out. Although the box itself is no longer available, all the products can be bought individually and there are some stand-out products that really should be checked out!
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Review – Benefit Porefessional vs Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer

Benefit Porefessional vs Make Up Forever Smoothing Primer

Having large visible pores on my face I am always looking for ways to smooth them over and ultimately hide them from sight. The best primers for this job are the silicone-based ones with Benefit’s Porefessional being at the top of my list for a while now. Excitingly it would seem that there is a new kid on the block from a brand that is becoming easier to get hold of here in the UK, Make Up For Ever. It promises to do the same thing, but does it match up? Let’s see…
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My day out in the Dales – Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Recently I had a lovely day out in Wharfedale (Yorkshire) at Parcevall Hall Gardens. The sky was mostly blue if a little cloudy and the sun, when it peeked through the clouds, was warm on my face. Don’t worry my friends, I had Korres SPF30 sunscreen with yoghurt on so I could enjoy the spring sunshine to the full!

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