March Favourites

It's time for another round of beauty favourites and coming to you today are my pick of the best products from the month of March. See what made it into the edit from my latest Drugstore Haul, a blogger influenced Shampoo and Conditioner combo and few other new discoveries that have been repeatedly reached for over the last four weeks.

Tarte Comes to the UK

I've always been lured in by the idea of Tarte, after watching countless US beauty gurus rave about their products left right and centre and the wondrous words 'Amazonian Clay' being thrown around for years I've desperately wanted to get in on the action, however unless willing to part with a mighty expensive plane ticket over to America, there wasn't much hope at all.

Evening Skincare Routine

Last week I covered my Morning Routine and now it's time to take a look the the skincare I reach for most in the evening. From thorough make up removal to fresh skin inducing serums I think I've just about got all steps covered with products I know I can rely on and a routine that myself and my skin are very happy with.

MAC Soba Eyeshadow

I've been gradually edging my way back into the eyeliner crowd recently, being particularly partial to a slick of the Bourjois Liner Feutre in Noir Moka, a brown liquid as apposed to the usual black which defines well but with a softer edge. As with any liner though, when worn alone I still feel like something's missing. This is where MAC Soba comes in.

Morning Skincare Routine

Finally, the one you've all been waiting for.. It's time to talk skincare. I always find it hard to pin down a certain routine as the products I use often change from week to week - blame that on my ridiculous need to try every skincare product out there. For the last few months however my routine has stayed pretty standard and I've found a combination of products that work together to keep my skin in a good place.

April 04, 2014

Barry M Does Pastels




I've been a big fan of the 'barely there' nail so far this year and haven't really been fussed with any new shades making their way into my collection unless hailing somewhere from the beige or neutral family. I've been enjoying the simple approach and a manicure that lasts twice as long - fellow lazy nail painters out there, aren't nudes just the best for disguising chips?

That being said however, as soon as March rolled around a subconscious part of my brain started chanting the word 'pastels' over and over again. They're unavoidable for Spring and among quite a few new launches from various brands this month it's the Barry M Gelly Shine range* that caught my eye.

I've talked about this line quite a bit before and hands down think it's one of the best formulas on the nail polish market. Opaque in two coats, glossy like no other and some serious durability all bundled up in one little bottle that will cost you no more than £3.99. Unsurprisingly their pastel offerings have fast become some of my favourites ever with three shades in the range - Sugar Apple, a perfect mint green that in my opinion gives the great Essie Mint Candy Apple a run for it's money, Rose Hip - a sweet and subtel baby pink and Huckleberry which currently sits on the top spot as my favourite of the three - I'm a sucker for anything powder blue at the moment, hello next Zara purchase, and this works perfectly with the monochrome outfits I've been wearing recently (my wardrobe could really do with a Spring update too). If only there were more shades!

* Gifted PR Samples

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April 03, 2014

March Favourites


It's time for another round of beauty favourites and coming to you today are my pick of the best products from the month of March. See what made it into the edit from my latest Drugstore Haul, a blogger influenced Shampoo & Conditioner combo and few other new discoveries that have been repeatedly reached for over the last four weeks.




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March 28, 2014

Tarte Comes to the UK



I've always been lured in by the idea of Tarte, after watching countless US beauty gurus rave about their products left right and centre and the wondrous words 'Amazonian Clay' being thrown around for years I've desperately wanted to get in on the action, however unless willing to part with a mighty expensive plane ticket over to America, there wasn't much hope at all. Today however that all changes as Tarte launches on to QVC with a thirteen piece collection* of their best bits for us UK girls to delve head first into.

The collection is available online as of now but if you're looking to hear more about the products and more than likely watch a few demos the show times are 2pm and 6pm - I know what my plans are this afternoon!

* Gifted PR Samples

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March 24, 2014

Evening Skincare Routine


Last week I covered my Morning Routine and now it's time to take a look the the skincare I reach for most in the evening. From thorough make up removal to fresh skin inducing serums I think I've just about got all steps covered with products I know I can rely on and a routine that myself and my skin are very happy with.




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March 22, 2014

MAC Soba Eyeshadow



I've been gradually edging my way back into the eyeliner crowd recently, being particularly partial to a slick of the Bourjois Liner Feutre in Noir Moka, a brown liquid as apposed to the usual black which defines well but with a softer edge. As with any liner though, when worn alone I still feel like something's missing. This is where MAC Soba comes in.

A mostly matte 'one sweep wonder' shade, it sits somewhere between a mustard yellow and a neutral beige with just the smallest touch of a finely milled gold shimmer running through. I find this works best when patted over the top of a creamy base - my pick being the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, also from MAC, with either a flat brush or fingers (who would have thought you'd see the day!) then the edges softened with a fluffy blending brush. It's the perfect partner to any liner, adding just a hint of warmth and definition without overshadowing the main event.


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March 17, 2014

Morning Skincare Routine



Finally, the one you've all been waiting for.. It's time to talk skincare. I always find it hard to pin down a certain routine as the products I use often change from week to week - blame that on my ridiculous need to try every skincare product out there. For the last few months however my routine has stayed pretty standard and I've found a combination of products that work together to keep my skin in a good place. To save you from a mammoth half an hour video I'll be splitting my routine into two parts over the next week. Morning detailed right here and the slightly more comprehensive Evening addition next Sunday. I really could chat about skincare for hours!




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