I consider myself a scientist, concerned with fact, not fiction, seeking the evidence-based truth, not anecdotes. And yet time and time again I fall hook, line and sinker for the Korean beauty trend of slapping all manner of grotesque animal products on my face in order to delay the ageing process…and I can’t stop! The problem is that Korean people all seem to have amazing skin and there is nothing more tantalizing to me than the prospect of clear, glowing, youthful skin. Continue reading
Sometimes I feel I am on a never-ending search for an eye cream that will hydrate my under eyes and stop my foundation & concealer from sinking into my fine (and not so fine!) lines. Browsing around Kiehl’s one day the assistant, after taking one look at my face, thrust this little pot into my hand and pretty much frog-marched me to the till to purchase it! Several months on is this eye cream really worth it? Let’s see… Continue reading
After a tip-off in September from everyone’s favourite beauty mavern Wayne Goss about a new skincare brand in town that was not only cheap and cheerful but effective too, I jumped online and bought myself a few goodies to test out – see my previous blog post here. I purchased 3 products from The Ordinary: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (£5.00, 30ml); Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (£5.90, 30ml); and Advanced Retinoid 2% (£8.00, 30ml). So now that I have been using them for almost 2 months, what do I think?
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
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.
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…
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
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!
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…