Pseudo-science or the next big thing? Why I can’t help putting gross things on my face!

Pig collagen jelly pack review - Korean skincare

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

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 backΒ 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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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.Β 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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My current makeup & beauty favourites – April 2016

Current Beauty Favourites

I haven’t done a favourites post for a while so I though it was time to bring it back! So let’s have a look at what makeup and beauty products I have been currently loving…Β 

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Unboxing – Look Fantastic April 2016

Unboxing Look Fantastic April 2016

This month’s Look Fantastic beauty boxΒ is jam packed with seven products to get you ready for summer!

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Unboxing: Look Fantastic March 2016

Unboxing Look Fantastic March 2016

It’s Look Fantastic beauty box time again! πŸ™‚ It seems like 5 minutes since I was opening my last LF subscription box, how quickly time flies.

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Kiehl’s mini haul and first impressions!

Kiehl's mini haul and first impressions
I have been on a low-buy since the beginning of the year trying to stop frivolous purchases and instead keeping a wish list of items that I would like to buy. This month I wanted to try some Kiehl’s products so when I got to the end of the month, with a chunk of change saved, I hot-footed it to Kiehl’s to make a few cheeky purchases. πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Unboxing: Look Fantastic February 2016

Look Fantastic beauty box subscription February 2016
The Look Fantastic FebruaryΒ beauty box appeared on my doorstep this month with a reassuring thud mainly thanks to the current edition of Elle magazine it was sent with.

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Skincare products I head for when my skin is not playing ball!

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I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, normalish cheeks and a dry under eye area. Most of the time I am pretty much on top of this and I know what works for me and what to avoid.

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