Love it (lol) or hate it, it's coming upon us like a giant unstoppable steam train. I am personally not one to do anything exciting on Valentine's day with my husband...a card may be exchanged and that's about it. However it doesn't stop me from seeing *ALL* the gorgeous things and haven't a wishlist of lustful things. Whether you are single, loved up or somehwhere miserably in between, everyone deserves a little pamper on Valentine's day and I've selected a few of my favourite bits for the perfect gift of affection.
Monday, 8 February 2016
Thursday, 4 February 2016
I picked up the Make Up For Ever Face & Body foundation last year whilst shopping in beauty-addict-heaven, Sephora. I actually had never heard about it or read about it, I was just playing about with *ALL* the makeup and I just liked the sound of it and the feel of it when I tried it on the back of my hand. This is one of those slightly under-rated foundations in my opinion, that isn't all over the blogs and magazines as it has been over-shadowed for a long time by it's older sister, the MUFE HD foundation that we all know and love.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Vichy is one of my favourite high street skincare brands and lately I have been loving the cleansers especially the micellar cleansing oil. The Idealia Smoothing & Illuminating face cream is actually the first cream I have tried from them and wanted to share with you my initial thoughts. This cream is all about brightening the skin & smoothing the texture. They do two formulas ; one for dry skin and one for combination skin. I have the one for dry skin and in hindsight I think the other one would have been better but this one still seems to be ok for me.
This is the latest launch from KIKO, the Best Friends Forever (BFF) Collection. As you can immediately see from the pink and red and girly packaging this is very cute and romantic-looking, which is cleverley coinciding with Valentine's Day. The packaging is very girly and heart-themed which I really like ; It's a teen-girl-at-high-school kinda vibe. I can just about remember those days so that sits fine with me. I have a few select bits from the range so you can get a taster of what it's all about.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
This is January's Cohorted Beauty Box (black edition) & is actually the first one I have received so am excited to share with you it's offerings. Cohorted is an online beauty shopping destination that focuses on selling a mixture of different brands that are affordable and luxury ; words that aren't often put together in the same sentence! They are very focused on their customer's experience and are very active on all the social media's to create great bonds and interactions with exhisting customers and beauty lovers. The are also very well-known for their Black Beauty Box's which include well-known, cult brands to your doorstep every month. What I love is that there are no silly-one-use sizes of products...all are full-size!
Carry on Reading to see the scoop and my thoughts of what's inside the January Cohorted Black Beauty Box.
Monday, 1 February 2016
The DHC Deep cleansing oil is a bit of a cult cleanser from this Japanese beauty brand and it's one I had heard a lot about before I got my mitts on it. I have used Shu Uemura for many, many years so was interested to see how it would compare. I think until quite recently (I'm talking 5 yrs+) it was see as a bit unusual to wash your face with oil, but it has become really popular as we follow in the steps of the Japanese beauties who have been practising this for decades with wondrous results on their skin. It is your cleanser, makeup remover all-in-one and perfect for a first step in a double cleanse. I will often use the DHC just as a 1-step, but it's quite versatile and you will just gauge what works for you.
Let's have a closer look at this iconic cleansing oil.
Sunday, 31 January 2016
This is just a little something I thought I would write to maybe help those of you that struggle with the whole blog vs life balance. Perhaps you are starting up a blog and are feeling completely overhwhelmed with how much us dumb lipstick-swatching bitches have to do? Maybe you have been blogging a while and all of a sudden it's becoming a little overbearing on your sanity?(We've all been there) I am not saying this are the things you HAVE to do, it's just from my experience, as a blogger who has been doing this a good number of years, these may be some handy tips to adopt. Also, I would love to hear any good ideas and things you do to keep your blog life organised and in balance, because blimey, I often struggle myself!