Five happy happenings #24

Well, it’s been a hot minute little while since I wrote one of these posts. It’s not because everything has been miserable (and even if it has been, it couldn’t possibly have been as bad as the weather – where the hell has summer gone?), I promise, but I have been both busy and a […]

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Springtime in a tub – Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak

Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak

It’s a tricky time of year: the seasons are finally changing – the blackbirds are singing again, I’ve seen my first blossoming tree, and there was actually sun for more than half an hour at a time yesterday – but it’s still cold enough to make a bath seem appealing. Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak is the ideal […]

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A shimmering duo from Becca

I was possibly too excited when Becca released the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl as an individual shade – finally, the ghostly of face could be über-glowy too. I loved the look of Champagne Pop but it was just too dark for my skin tone, looking like a shimmery stripe, albeit a rather pretty […]

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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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August shopping list

Jo Malone Peony and Moss Charity Candle

I really should start calling this my monthly wishlist because if I always bought everything on it, I’d be permanently broke and our honeymoon would remain out of reach forever (rather than just several years). Still, it’s good to know what I actually want, rather than the things I pick up on a whim when I’m […]

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Summer pink picks

This might be the most girly collection of products that I’ve ever put together and there is almost no chance that I would wear pink on my eyes, cheeks, and lips at the same time, but a hint of pink is so pretty, especially when the sun is out. Starting with the eyes, the shadow pans […]

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5 happy happenings #18

It seems a very odd time to be posting about happy things because it feels as if the world is rapidly going mad. We haven’t had a day recently without hearing about horrendous things happening somewhere – it’s such a traumatic time for so many people, in so many countries, that writing about how the […]

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Simple summer base

Much like everyone else, I try to make my base products lighter and glowier in the summer, but I don’t like to completely sacrifice coverage; I like freckles etc to show through but I’d rather than acne scars and pigmentation were less visible. To be honest, that doesn’t really change throughout the year but in […]

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Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow in Nude Beach

The Sunset Pink collection from Bobbi Brown is really rather gorgeous. It’s inspired by the colours of the late afternoon sun in Telluride, Colorado, which Bobbi thinks make everyone look radiant and soft-lit – who doesn’t want to look like that all the time? There are three new Highlighting Powders, three Sheer Colour Cheek Tints, […]

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The Body Shop Piñita Colada range

As someone who isn’t the greatest fan of either pineapple or coconut, and who can’t stand pina coladas, it comes as a bit of a surprise to find that I adore the scent of the new The Body Shop Piñita Colada range. I sniffed the shower gel when it first came out and somehow managed […]

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