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Merci handi // keeping germs away...
Merci Handy, the French born lifestyle gel brand, will soon be hitting Topshop's shelves.The little bottles contain the gel sanitiser and little emollient pearls that help soften the surface of the skin, whilst killing the nasties that we pick up on an every day basis.They all have their own...
Summer holidays are over!
Once again, I've reached the last day of my summer holidays and I'm sitting on the sofa in a haze of what I (not so) fondly call the 'Sunday Blues'.I feel lucky to do the job that I do for a number of reasons, but I'm not going to lie to you - the summer holidays are a huge factor. Six weeks free...
Urban decay eyeshadows // virgin & sin
After the purchase of my first Naked palette (earlier review here) I quickly hit pan on my two staple colours - Virgin and Sin. Naturally, I had to go out and restock, but rather than re-buying the whole palette I just picked up the two neutral shades on their own.I absolutely love both of these...
Skincare secrets with farfetch beauty
Gone are the days when I could sleep with the remnants of the day's makeup on and not suffer the consequences. As a teacher with busy school days, and even busier weekends, I find my morning and evening skincare routine to be a bit of light relief.I'm just about to reach the end of one of the...
My 7th heaven - real vs fake
Around this time of year, people’s moods begin to change; and it all begins with a cheeky April fool's trick. But none-the-less, why should we have to keep all our playfulness to one day? Baring this in mind, leading cosmetics company My 7thHeaven have decided to keep the fun coming and have used...
A lush skincare haul
I'm having some serious skincare woes at the moment. I've got a bit redness and some very frustrating under-the-skin spots, as well as some uninvited blackheads...ain't I a TREAT!?So, I ventured into Lush and talked to a lovely lady who pointed me in the direction of these three products:...
Shopspring - spring time picks
Clockwise L-R : Raybans, Watch, Patch, Pin, Lipstick "Inspired by the season and the street, Spring is a single shopping destination where people can discover amazing products and buy them directly from the brands and designers that make them. We want to make Spring a highly personal...
Still loving : liz earle cleanse & polish
Here it is again, the coveted holy grail skincare product from Liz Earle. I repurchased this a couple of weeks ago after a little break, and as soon as I used it again I remembered why I used to love it so much. When I first tried the Cleanse & Polish I wrote about it here back in...
Illamasqua gel sculpt - silhouette
I was spoilt rotten this Christmas, especially when it came to beauty products. I got heaps of contouring products, but this is one that stood out.Looking a bit like a big crayon I was a little apprehensive about this at first, but after a couple of attempts I realised it was incredibly easy...
I love... christmas!
I Love... Cosmetics is ready for Christmas and these smell beautiful! These three bath and shower cremes turned up at my house today(*) and I was excited to have a shower as soon as I smelt the Cherry Almond Sparkle. These three all smell so good, it's like washing in a sweet shop /...
The teacher training chronicles // pt 1.
Last September I began my journey as a trainee teacher, and I'm now just days away from finishing my course and being able to say "I'm an English teacher" without feeling like I've got to justify it with a "well, I'm a trainee...".I can honestly say that the course I undertook was challenging for...
Burt's bees // #saveyourpillow
There is nothing more frustrating than leaving remnants of mascara, eyeliner or lipstick on a pillowcase after a night out. I always take my make-up off before I go to sleep, but I don't always use products that will help my skin.Make-up wipes might be the cardinal sin of beauty bloggers...
Primark // floral vs. plain towels
I haven't ever been "big" on Primark, but recently I've realised there's certainly enough in there to save me blowing money uselessly in more expensive shops. I popped in to the nearest Primark this weekend and while I was there decided it was time to buy some towels. I have my own towels at...
The "kylie jenner" lipsticks - mac cosmetics haul
Kylie's lips - did she have fillers? Was it lipliner? Do you care? How can I get mine like that? Is it expensive? TELL ME UR SECRETS. I WANT TO KNOW.After scouring the internet watching youtube videos, buying dupes of products and trying to line my lips without looking like a hoodrat I eventually...
Balmi // blackcurrant
Blackcurrant scented anything would get my vote anyway, but this lip cube from Balmi smells absolutely divine.It's different from your regular chapstick for a couple of reasons. The first is how it looks; the cube packaging isn't like any other brand I've seen. The gist of it reminds me a bit of...
Urban decay // naked palette
One of my favourite purchases of the year has got to have been Urban Decay's Naked Palette. I was very late on this band wagon but now that I've got it in my collection I rarely reach for anything else.Last year I got the Naked Basics palette and it's my go-to for nude eyes (review here)My...
Real techniques bold metals - 300 tapered blush brush
Real Techniques? Rose Gold? Great for contouring?! Yes please.A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be sent this beautiful Real Techniques(*) brush from the recently released Bold Metals collection. With the tapered design on both the handle and the bristles, the brush has been designed...
Benefit vs. maybelline // roller lash vs. lash sensational
One side is boasting curled, separated lashes boosted by Benefit's newest offering, Roller Lash. The other side is not too different but boosted by Maybelline's Lash Sensational.Can you tell which side is which?// //////...
It gets to Wednesday / Thursday and the motivation to make it through the week just dips. Spending 50% of the day clock watching definitely doesn't make it any easier, but sometimes appreciating the little things just might.This week I've been loving a few things in particular..The Naked Palette...
Sundays are my least favourite day of the weekend. Sunday means it's nearly Monday, signalling the need to get all the work I should have done, done.However, I managed to power through some of it this morning so feeling proud of myself I went on a little adventure to my local Boots.I did pretty...
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