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My Brigitte Bardot Makeup Look

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This year Max Factor are celebrating 100 Years of Glamour. It has been a whole hundred years since Mr Max Factor (real person!) launched his first ever cosmetic, his Flexible Grease Paint Foundation. Max Factor was a bit of a mover and a shaker in the makeup world; he was a big Hollywood makeup artist, working on all [...]

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Budget Beauty: Best-Buy Makeup

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I really need to get some kind of video-posting system going; I publish a video and then it takes me about five weeks to write about it! I am mid-way through a website re-structure (if you ever come to the site during the witching hours (2am-4am) you’ll no doubt see all kind of weird experiments [...]

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NailKale: Posh Polish (Never Mind the Superfoods)

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This week I asked the lovely Martha (@NailArtistMartha) to test out NailsInc’s newest launch for me. It’s called NailKale. Which has a nice ring to it, I’ll admit, a good old-fashioned rhyme; but the sceptical part of my brain (97% of it) is screaming PLEASE DON’T TRY TO TELL ME THAT THIS POLISH HAS KALE IN IT AND [...]

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How to Wear: Electric Eyeliner

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This electric pale blue eyeliner is completely out of my comfort zone but I really, really like it. I was only playing about when I tried it on the lower waterline but then I looked in the mirror* and wham! Love it first sight! I think that it’s really fresh and brightening – perhaps because it’s [...]

Guerlain Terracotta Terra Tropica Bronzer Review

Terra Tropica: Beautiful Bronzing

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Oh, my Beauty Heart, be still, be still, be still! Do summer palettes get much prettier? The Terra Tropica from Guerlain is definitely right up there with the most desirable makeup morsels of the summer. And this is full summer – high summer – that we’re looking at now, not your namby-pamby easing-yourself-in kind of summer. [...]

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The Dior Nail Artistry Box Review

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There are people who can “do” nails and people who simply can’t. I fall into the latter category; the very height of my nail-painting capabilities is applying a bright colour without going over the edges. I can just about do that now – first time – without having to spend ten minutes fixing my mistakes [...]

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June Fashion and Beauty Favourites

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Sorry, I was late with the video and I’m even later with this post! It’s quite a mish-mash, this favourites video; jewellery, sunscreens, a pair of ballet pumps… You can read more about the wonderful lightweight sunscreens in last week’s post here and I’ll be doing a more in-depth review of Benefit’s Push-Up Eye Liner [...]

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New Lancome Grandiose: The Swan-Neck Mascara

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A new and rather exciting launch from Lancome; a mascara that promises to solve all of our mascara-applying woes! My particular mascara grievances are: wands that are too long and uncontrollable and bristles that are just ridiculously chunky. With too-long wands I inevitably poke the wrong part of my lid and trigger some kind of crazy [...]