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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Max Factor Cappuccino Nudes palette

Obviously most people need another nude eyeshadow palette like they need a poke in the eye but, just in case, this little dude, the Masterpiece Nude Palette in Cappuccino Nudes from Max Factor is rather nice. I actually bought this because I forgot to take my Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 with me for my […]

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Three perfect cream highlighters for pale skin

Everyone and their cat seems to be loving highlighter at the moment, whether it makes you look subtly glowing or like a freshly glazed Krispy Kreme (other shiny doughnuts are available). I swing between wanting a delicate refined sheen and hankering after a gleam you could see in space. Rather surprisingly it’s when I want something more […]

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Save, spend, splurge: gel/balm cleansers

It may be strange but cleansing is one of my favourite steps in my skincare routine. There’s something so gratifying about seeing all of the makeup come off, leaving clean skin behind. I’ve double-cleansed for ages, because it seemed logical to take my makeup off and then cleanse my actual skin, and then it became […]

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NYX nude lip shades

NYX Nude Lip Shades

  Like the rest of the UK, I’ve been curious about NYX for ages and when it was finally available over here I grabbed several of the infamous lip products. Somehow I’ve ended up with five neutral shades which look almost identical in the tube. Luckily they look quite different on the lips (sort of), which is […]

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My current travel makeup bag

I’ve called this post my ‘current travel makeup bag’ as if I’m one of those people who’s jetting off on trips at the drop of a hat – I’m really not, sadly. Having said that, these are the things that were grabbed last time I went away with Mr Mouse for a night in Edinburgh […]

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2015 Favourites – Skincare

My skin improved so much in 2015, partly due to being given topical antibiotics by the doctor and having the contraceptive implant taken out, and partly because I’ve found a routine which seems to really work for my skin. I’ll probably always enjoy experimenting with new products but these are the things that I found […]

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Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Rouge Noir

Isn’t she gorgeous? The Illusion D’Ombre from Chanel’s collection celebrating 20 years since the launch of Rouge Noir is just so damn pretty in the pot – and look at the tiny brush that comes with it. It’s in two bits and goes together like a travel lip brush so it’s only about an inch […]

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Autumn nails: Essie Sable Collar

We’re deep in the depths of autumn now and I’ve been glad to get back to dark polish. To be honest, I wore Essie Luxedo in July for a week, but it seems a bit more season-appropriate when it’s cold outside. I’m usually a cream polish person but Essie Sable Collar is just so pretty, with […]

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