If there’s a hype surrounding some kind of skincare or make up, you can bet your bottom five pound note I will either be incredibly late to the party, or I’ll stay in my pjs and simply not show up at all. While I never skip my skincare routine and actually test out new things fairly… Continue reading A review of four products from The Ordinary by someone who was very late to the party
Something I really love about Christmas is our focus on the senses. It always seems to me that more now than any other time of year, we're hyper aware and appreciative of them; the smell of cinnamon or orange or roasting potatoes, the rich tastes, the comforting feel of a soft jumper, the twinkling lights...December… Continue reading A festive night in
It’s nearly a year since I went cruelty-free now, and although I’ve tried loads of stuff that I’ve really liked, I haven’t become anywhere near as much of a cruelty-free make up expert as I was expecting in that time. There are quite a few things like blush, eyeshadows, bronzers, etc, that last ages, and… Continue reading Three things you should try from MUA
Can I start by saying that I don’t generally remove my shower products from the bathroom and arrange them on my bed with a carefully positioned towel (usually found slung over something), a bunch of flowers (£3.30 in the reduced section of Tesco), and, inexplicably, a chopping board (lives in the kitchen, been used to… Continue reading Winter bath and body treats
It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty post, so let’s talk skincare. I’ve been dipping in and out of the Superdrug Vitamin E range for a few years now, and have always been fairly impressed with most of the things I’ve tried, but since going cruelty-free this year they’ve been one of my… Continue reading Superdrug Vitamin E skincare; what’s worth trying?
The other day, I popped to Superdrug to buy toothpaste, and as soon as I set foot in the place I remembered I’d also run out of concealer that morning. I’m not really sure what happened between that moment and an hour later when I was running back to work with swatches and creams and… Continue reading Four things I’ve added to my make up bag recently
I've been having a lot of trouble with spots and blemishes recently, so to give you a bit of background for the whinging I'm about to do, here’s a brief history of my skin: Before age 14; a fresh-faced, smooth-skinned child running around outside and reading Animal Ark and Jacqueline Wilson books (anyone?). Ages 14… Continue reading Trying to sort out my skin: T-Zone review
I remember using e.l.f products while I was at university, and let's be real; it's because they were cheap. When I say cheap, I mean like the same price as a VK for a mascara, so you didn't have to give up one or the other; you could have nice lashes AND get sloshed on… Continue reading Rediscovering e.l.f; Beautifully Bare concealer stick and High Definition powder
I’ve welcomed lots of lovely things into my cruelty-free collection recently. I'm sure lots of them will feature around here soon, but one in particular I've been loving so much I thought it deserved its own blog post.
Ohhh, summer. The sun is shining (sometimes, if you’re in the UK), there are BBQs and beer garden meet-ups aplenty (always, no matter what the weather, if you’re in the UK), and the sundresses are out. Now those are all some of my absolute favourite things but they also bring about this situation: put dress… Continue reading Cruelty-free summer bodycare: Fair Squared review*