December 18, 2014

Christmas Party Make Up | #ICovetChristmas


When I think about the festive party season one word stands out to me; glitter, glitter and more glitter. It just isn't Christmas without it, so for this year's party look I've gone for a beyond sparkly gold eye and of course, lashings of red lipstick. This also marks the start of my countdown to the big day - look out for the hashtag #ICovetChristmas, where things are going to get sickeningly festive around these parts.. you have been warned!





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December 09, 2014

Serozinc Comes to the UK



The moment all skincare lovers have been waiting for is finally here, La Roche-Posay's Serozinc Zinc Sulfate Solution is now available to buy in the UK! This little blue can just about clinches the title for 'most hyped skincare products of the year' (who thought a toner could make me giddy with joy when spotted in the aisles of a Parisian pharmacy?) but unless you were planning a trip to France or willing to drop more than double the asking price on eBay, it's proved practically impossible to obtain.

Thankfully though the skincare Gods have heard our calling and Serozinc will be stocked for the first time on Escentual. Still not quite as easy as popping down your local Boots, but fingers crossed with the likes of Bioderma now being rolled out across the country, we may not have to wait too long before picking up a can of this skin soothing, blemish fighting wonder becomes as easy as buying toothpaste!


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December 08, 2014

Three Winter Coats



The Winter coat is probably my favourite item of clothing ever, but since finding 'The One' isn't always easy I've picked three different styles that cover all bases - the smart option, the throw on jacket and something warm and cosy. Put those all together with some chilly-weather appropriate outfits, a few awkward in-car changes and a very cold Saturday afternoon and you have three minutes of Winter wardrobe goodness!




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December 05, 2014

Winter Skincare Staples



It doesn't take much to get me chatting about skincare, especially in Winter when a combination of bad weather, central heating and scoffing as much Christmas chocolate as I can get my hands on turns my skin into a dehydrated, dull mess. When the colder months roll around I like to bulk up my routine with a few extra steps and re-introduce the products that I know will keep things as soft and hydrated as they should be - my Winter staples!



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December 02, 2014

November Favourites



The second to last edition of this year's favourites videos - my how time flies when you're hoarding lipsticks. I've found an unexpected nail polish love, a body butter that will make you want to eat your own arm it smells so good and a handful of new make up items that I haven't been able to say no to all month!




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November 28, 2014

What's On My Christmas List


Things are about to get very festive around these parts come December, so what better way to kick things off than with my own personal Christmas List. Over the past few months I've been putting in some serious time window shopping, saving up links and scribbling things down on post-it notes that I've ensured make their way into Darren's possession, mostly by sticking them on the bathroom mirror.

Unsurprisingly the list is a beauty exclusive zone, starting with a perfume that's been on my mind for nearly an entire year when I came across it last December. Diptyque Volutes Eau de Toilette is a deep, musky fragrance unlike anything else in my collection and one that would make for a perfect warm Winter scent. I've also been eyeing up their Baies Room Spray after my trip to Suzie's where this made her entire flat smell beautiful. Candles have always been a constant in my Christmas lists over the years and this time it's the Malin + Goetz Votive Set that's caught my eye. While the scents of Dark Rum, Tocacco and Vetiver may be an odd combination to get your head around, I've heard they're not to be missed.

The colder seasons are also when I like to indulge in a good amount of bath time and Laura Mercier's Honey Musk Bath & Body Duet, combining the Soufflé Body Cream and Honey Bath, looks like the perfect touch of luxury for this. Also on the list for winding down in the evening is the This Works Deep Sleep Plus+, a soothing pillow spray that aids in drifting off to sleep and another constant on my list year by year. The new ramped up Plus+ formula also promises to help any restless sleepers enjoy an uninterrupted slumber and I can't say no to that.

Aside from the obligatory novelty socks (these Christmas Kitten pair from Asos are definitely the one) the last few bits on this list fall somewhere in the category of 'it's just so pretty!' items that I can't get out of my head, including the Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set which I've been dreaming of owning for months - not just a beautiful set of brushes but from a brand I've come to trust and love too, and the Nails Inc Alexa Hearts Collection. Since Alexa Chung became the face of the brand and the new packaging design launched earlier this year, Nails Inc have been peaking my interest more so than my all time favourite Essie - and that's saying something. This set contains six polishes, with three exclusive shades, a holographic top coat and two chunky glitters made up of hearts and stars. I'm in love!

Deep breath - that was a long one! What's on your Christmas list this year?


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