Review: Jo Loves Red Truffle 21

Jo Loves Red Truffle 21

I wrote about a few of my go-to winter fragrances a year or so ago and I still love all of them. However, my heart has gone to this dreamy scent from Jo Loves, and it’s been my favourite since my wedding (almost a year ago, unbelievably). If it looks like I haven’t used much of […]

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The ultimate autumnal palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend

One of the things that bloggers love most about Autumn – aside from the numerous photo ops. afforded by falling leaves, hot chocolates, and cute mittens – is the abundance of warm-toned eyeshadows that are suddenly everywhere. One of the best palettes for this time of year is the Zoeva Cocoa Blend – an oldie (in […]

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Save, spend, splurge: night oils for autumn skin

Night oils for autumn skin

I’ve used facial oils for probably a decade now, and couldn’t be without them in my skincare routine. I’ve got quite a few, especially miniatures which always seem to make appearances in free gift bags, and tend to rotate them depending on how my skin feels. As the weather is rapidly approaching veritably chilly, I’ve turned […]

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Review: Pink Parcel monthly box

In the ever-growing world of subscription boxes, it’s always satisfying to find something a bit different. I’ve written about various lovely things to get through your letterbox here and here, and I’ve found another gem in Pink Parcel. It’s not the only monthly box that combines period supplies with treats, but it is one of […]

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Affordable berry lip shades for Autumn

Affordable berry lip shades for Autumn from the drugstore

It’s that time of the year again, where makeup turns from corally-pink tones and glossy lips to warmer reds and berries, and more matte finishes. Berry shades really suit my colouring so I’m always glad when Autumn rolls around (see also: my birthday being in October; crunchy leaves; hot chocolate; boots; chunky jumpers; scarves). There are […]

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Makeup Geek, Morphe and Mac shadow collection

Twenty Makeup Geek, Morphe and Mac shadows

I’ve always liked the idea of putting together a custom palette of eyeshadows but couldn’t justify the £10 each at MAC – that would work out to be one bloody expensive palette and, frankly, I haven’t found that all MAC shades are good enough quality to make it worth it. Makeup Geek, on the the […]

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Review: Morphe Brushes 690 Deluxe Contour Set

Morphe Brushes 609 Deluxe Contour Buffing Brush Set

Morphe Brushes have become such a hyped brand, largely due to YouTubers and bloggers singing their praises, and have a huge range of brushes and makeup, especially the infamous eyeshadow palettes. I haven’t tried much from them yet, apart from a couple of their single eyeshadow pans in shades that Makeup Geek didn’t have (review coming soon) […]

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Pale concealers – who’s the fairest of them all?

As I may have mentioned once or twice I’m remarkably pale-skinned. Whilst I like pretending that I look like Snow White, and that my skin actually looks like alabaster or porcelain, it makes it stupidly difficult to find base products. I wrote about some foundations (mostly) work for me here and thought that it was […]

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Five of my favourite YouTubers

Watching beauty videos on YouTube has been my guilty pleasure for a couple of years now; there’s something very self-indulgent about spending time watching other people putting their makeup on, but I find it oddly relaxing. There are a whole tonne of YouTuber clichés – overuse of ‘obsessed’, the inability to find any adjectives other […]

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