Filmstar Bronze & Glow: Brush-On Glam

Oooh it’s quite pricey, but what an absolute treat this is: the Filmstar Bronze & Glow palette from Charlotte Tilbury. I have actually used it for a few years now** but recently my dependence on it has become quite alarming. This morning I bronzed-and-highlighted myself just to nip to Sainsbury’s! There’s just something very glitzy and satisfying…

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The Curious Christmas Gift Guide

Oh, I’ve been having a right old chortle to myself over some of the stuff I’ve bought recently. Mouse-statue reading lamps and polar bear side tables and silly little notebooks with owls on them. It’s as though the part of my brain responsible for buying things has been hijacked by the spirit of a Victorian…

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Face Off: The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel

The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel from First Aid Beauty has flown straight into my shortlist of fast-working, effective face masks. It’s a clay-based acid peel that brightens, smooths and gives an instant glow – as well giving the feeling that your old face has been entirely removed and replaced with a new one, a la the 1997 John…

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Beauty Favourites: November 2017

Forgive the radio silence: I’ve been moving. I feel as though I’ve said that a lot over the last few years, but I’m hoping that this will be the last time. Actually, I can tell you that it will be the last time – there’s no way I’m moving again. For a start, I’m in my house…

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Fashion: The Night Florals

I’ve never been hugely fond of florals when it comes to clothing – there’s always the risk that you’ll look as though you’ve dressed yourself in a pair of curtains, when what you were really aiming for was something bohemian and quirky. For this reason, floral items must be carefully selected; prints should be striking, fabrics…

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What’s In My Makeup Bag? Autumn 2017

Are we still in Autumn? It feels decidedly wintery, but I’m hoping that I can still just about slot in a warm, russety-toned makeup video before everyone starts wrapping up in faux-fur stoles and sprinkling their faces with golden glitter. Here’s what I’ve been using over and over again, all the way through Autumn. The things that…

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Skin Sensitivity and Satan’s Bicycle: Toleriane Ultra Nuit

Another great moisturiser from La Roche-Posay (I already really rate the Toleriane Fluid for very light, effective hydration): the Toleriane Ultra Overnight Care. This is an intensely soothing, comfortable night cream that feels very rich but doesn’t leave any greasiness – it’s a great addition to your skincare line-up if your skin is often irritated and dry.…

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Glitterati, Let’s Go Party!

Warehouse have some amazing sequinned dresses* in store at the moment. Flattering, relatively inexpensive party dresses to see you through the festive season. Now I know that sequins are ten a penny in the run-up to Christmas, but I felt that the Warehouse ones deserved a bit of a mention because – in terms of…

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