Youth-Infusing Foundation: Tried and Tested

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Another foundation launch; this time it’s Estée Lauder with the Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup. Foundations are just getting better and better; lightweight formulas, great coverage and glowy finishes that aren’t shimmery or reflective, but give the skin a “lit from within” kind of radiance. I know that many of you are keen for me to do a full [...]

August Skincare and Makeup Favourites

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Monthly favourites are here again – the weeks are just hurtling by, aren’t they? Before we know it, it’ll be the C-word! (Christmas.) It’s quite a sharp and to-the-point beauty edit, this month, partly because for half of it I was testing out the Genifique serum and therefore slightly restricted, skincare-wise; but mostly because I’ve been incredibly [...]

New Diorskin Star Foundation: Tried and Tested

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I’m back with another Beauty Reviews video; this time it’s Dior’s new Diorskin Star Foundation that takes centre stage, along with a brilliant primer from Smashbox and an old makeup favourite, Pixi’s Natural Brow Duo. I’ll be talking about the Smashbox primer in another post and the Brow Duo has been mentioned here on the site about sixty-five million times, so it’s [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sunday Tittle Tattle

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1) I saw this article in Stylist magazine and thought that it was just brilliant; I hadn’t heard of Life Hacks before but now I’m going to be sat there thinking them up all day! Life Hacks, according to Stylist, are little “tips and tricks to get rid of the tiny everyday annoyances in life”. They’ve rounded up [...]

Favourite Summertime Nail Polishes.

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I asked Lily from LilyPebbles.co.uk to tell me about her favourite summery nail polishes and then – try not to die of excitement here – I told her all about mine! Granted it’s not one of my top ten conversational topics of choice, but we were supposed to be chatting about perfumes and I forgot my [...]

French Skincare: What I Bought at the Pharmacy

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A much-requested video; half the world now seems to be obsessed with the mysterious delights that are kept locked up in the legendary French Pharmacie. I don’t tend to go pharmacy shopping as much as I used to, and that is mainly because the things that I used to stock up on are now widely available. [...]