Monday, November 5, 2012

Daily Face Cream Review

Something I honestly cannot live without is a daily moisturiser with SPF. Keep in mind that I have oily/combination skin when reading my reviews, here's what I'm currently using:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Blogger Tag

I've been tagged by the lovely Laura from CakingItOn to do this 'Blogger' tag, 'hope you enjoy! [Also, I've scattered some pics from my trip to Hampton Court Palace this summer as I wanted to spruce up this post and not have it be just text! ^^] 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Read-The-Label Organic Skincare from Camden Town - Review

This post is about some ah-mazing natural beauty products I found while strolling through Camden's market stalls last month. I've waited a while to blog about them as I wanted to give them a fair run before posting my thoughts. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mascaras I'm Currently Using - 6: Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara

I had been after this mascara ever since I saw its ads in Allure mag over a year ago! I was sold by the font of they used on 'Lots of Lashes' in that über cute 'hand-drawn' heart! 
The Maybelline Great Lash mascara definitely has cult status, but I never liked it both times I tried it, so when I saw they came out with this new version I just couldn't resist...

Monday, October 8, 2012

NOTD - Essie Lapiz of Luxury

The nailpolish I have on today was another impulse buy that I snatched up 5 minutes before Boots closed for the day! It's a particular shade of blue that has taken me ages to find and I'm so glad I finally did.

Light blue nails were definitely on trend this past spring and as I have quite tanned hands, it was hard to find a shade that didn't wash my skin out. Queue Essie's Lapiz of Luxury <3

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NOTD - Model's Own Lemon Meringue in Bournemouth!

I had been after Revlon’s Buttercup nailpolish for a couple of months now, ever since I saw Amarixe’s NOTD post featuring it. While Boots stock the range online, I didn’t want to purchase it without seeing it in the flesh first. Last week when I was noseying around the Model’s Own stand looking for the shade Utopia, I came across this little gem, Lemon Meringue.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Avene Brand Overview: Rich Cream, Eye Cream, Serum and Facial Spray

I started using Avene products last year, beginning with the Eau Thermale Spring Water spray. Earlier this year, Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on premium skincare and I had been on the hunt for some new skin goodies, so I went for it! I bought the Rich Compensating Cream, the Soothing Eye Contour Cream, and the Soothing Hydrating Serum. Overall I would say that I am quite impressed with the brand, especially at their price point. The French are known for being masters of skincare and Avene specialise in catering to sensitive skin, which means their products are almost always gentle. All of these products are, of course, paraben-free.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mascaras I'm Currently Using -5

If you read my Beauty Epiphany post from a few weeks back, you will know that I'm only using 1-2 mascaras at a time nowadays! To find out why, have a quick read: LINK!

Here are the mascaras I've been using recently, Rimmel's Lash Accelerator and Maybelline's Full 'N Soft waterproof mascara.

Monday, August 27, 2012

* ~ How I Wash My Makeup Brushes ~ *

This post is all about how I (finally) washed my makeup brushes this weekend! If you want a step-by-step before and after, just keep reading!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

+1 Disappointing Product - Chanel Lift Lumiére Smoothing and Rejuvenating Eye Contour Concealer

This is going to be a super quick blogpost following the one I put up earlier today, Disappointing Products, !LINK!.

Disappointing Products

This post is basically an empties post - except that the products aren't empty. I'm throwing them out because they were plain old disappointing in one way or another, and I simply don't want them taking up room in my drawers anymore. Let's get started!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

NOTD - Fishtail Braid Manicure (inspired by MissJenFabulous!)

I've been watching MissJenFabulous' lovely nail tutorials for ages now, and this week I finally worked up the courage to give one a go!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Red Lipsticks Review [MAC, YSL, Revlon]

Every girl needs at least one shade of red in her arsenal, no? I once read that it was a tradition in France to buy a Chanel Rouge Creme Lipstick N°5 Red for a newborn baby girl. I absolutely love that! Oozing glamour from day one. This blogpost will be based around the pictures with minimal words, as they speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Little Beauty Epiphany ~ Mascara Rant ~

                                                                        Image courtesy of

I was at the hairdressers today, trading in my red/plummy-with-bright-violet hair for warm brown with blonde ends raked through, and decided to go on Bloglovin' while the bleach worked it's magic.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

NOTD - Pastel Beach-y Summer Nails!

I was feeling the pastel soft summer colour vibes this weekend thanks to the lovely sunshine. Here's how it translated to my fingertips! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Empties 2012

Here are some products that I've either finished or they've gone off (:/ boo!) and it's time to say goodbye:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

*Urban Decay* Surreal Skin Cream To Powder Foundation Review

This post is a rave review of a foundation I bought on a whim: Urban Decay's Surreal Skin Cream To Powder foundation. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

NOTD No.7 .. Crave Me!

I'm absolutely in love with the shade I have on my nails at the moment --> Crave Me by No.7. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mascaras I'm Currently Using - 4

It's about time I write another one of these blogposts as I'm currently using a whole batch of new mascaras.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Basics Review: Black Pencil Eyeliners (MAC, Bourjois, INIKA)

This post is mainly a product rave about the best black pencil eyeliner I have ever tried! I will be comparing it to the other two I'm using at the moment, making it the second post in my 'Basics Review' series.You can find the first one HERE!

Let's get started!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Facial Beauty Water Review [100th post!] ft. Avene, Caudalie and L'Occitane

This is a topic dear to my heart as I consider my facial water an essential part of my summer beauty routine, here's why:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beauty Essentials Haul ** Nip + Fab, Soap & Glory, Boots Botanics

I went to Boots yesterday to pick up a few essentials, and while it's not a particularly exciting haul, I am SO happy with what I got!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Basics Review: Brown Pencil Eyeliners (Rimmel, Topshop, Benefit)

Wowza June has flown by, and was possibly the best month ever as I went to my first camping festival: Isle of Wight!!! I saw one of my favourite bands of all time: Pearl Jam <3 Anyhoo, amidst the excitement, dancing and awesome music I misplaced a staple product: my Topshop Saddle pencil liner. 

Top: Sable, Middle: Saddle, Bottom: Saddle blended out

Thursday, June 7, 2012

!* Beauty Haul *!

Today I found myself in Boots using up my £5 off No.7 vouchers. I recommend that you ALL go out and get these because they are both a bargain and super useful. MAC dupes anyone?

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Where to start? 

But seriously - wow. Wow wow wow. 

April/May Empties 2012

I have a WHOLE lot of products this time and I'm so glad to be posting this and finally throwing them away. That's mostly because I'm chucking away some items which did NOT work for me and are just a waste of space now. Some of them I've blogged about in the past and I will link the blogposts to said products. 
They are:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NOTD - A Tad Too Indecisive (Barry M, OPI, Essie, No 7 and MAC)

So today I was taking off (most of) my red nail polish and couldn't decide which of the four colours I'd picked out to go for next... So I used them all!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Longlost Compadré

I bought MAC's Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 a year ago, and after months in the back of my drawer I whipped it out last week as summer is upon us. My pretty much daily use of the Garnier BB cream has made this product really stand out because it's nowhere near as greasy and gives a lot more coverage! I love it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My stash of daily lip products!

This is my stash of nude and pink fuss-free everyday lip products to slap on during work. After all it's a full 11 hours of the day (including commute) so it's good to have options!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Death of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Yep, the time has come. I have tried to resist but it is no longer working - my Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation must die.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mascaras I'm currently using - 3

This post is mainly a rave about two mascaras:

Clinique High Impact and Bourjois' new Volume Glamour Max Definition!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May She Said BeautyBox - I love it!

This post is a redemption post for She Said Beauty. I really disliked last month's box and in a nutshell, described it as 'meh'. 

May's box really changed my opinion and genuinely put a smile on my face, not 'meh' at all this month!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Haul - Review - MAC dupe, Weleda, Topshop makeup and more!

This post will just be an excited rant about my new beloved items! A first for me is buying the full-size of a sample I'd gotten in a beauty box a few months ago, wanna know what it is?