5 happy happenings #21

5 happy happenings #21

Autumn makes me so happy. Sometimes it seems that I’m this time of year’s version of Buddy the Elf – Autumn’s biggest cheerleader. I love the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures, the fact that it’s my birthday in October, and the abundance of hot chocolate. It’s also the time of year that work quietens down for […]

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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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Pyjamas to hunker down in

Every year, when Autumn arrives, I tell myself that I’m going to clear out my as-soon-as-I-get-home nightwear collection and throw away all of the tatty old t-shirts with coffee stains and leggings with holes in the crotch, and replace them with crisp new sets of pristine pyjamas. It never happens. I end up still wearing my Hufflepuff […]

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Etsy prints #3 – Naps

  We’ve had lipstick and coffee so I thought the third instalment of my Etsy series should be about another integral part of my life: naps. I bloody love a good nap; it might be because I don’t sleep very well at night, kept awake by a whirring brain, but I’m always able to drop off […]

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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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Five happy happenings #20

Soooo, it’s been a while since one of these happy posts. My bad. In my defence, work has been super busy and both Mr Mouse and I have succumbed to a couple of particularly rubbish bugs which have left us fairly drained. Still, it’s October (my favourite month, like about 92% of all bloggers), the […]

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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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