Unboxing the M&S beauty advent calendar

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, although the kids reminded me this morning that they don’t have advent calendars yet. Well, I’ve got mine, so there! It’s from Marks & Spencer and it’s quite spectacular.* Jam packed with sample size and full size beauty … [read more]

My beauty heroes: November 2016

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Each month, I receive numerous samples from beauty and skincare brands – some of which I’ve heard good things about and have proactively asked for, and others from companies who have found the blog and would like me to write a review. The best of … [read more]

Autumn makeup makeover

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Once a year I completely overhaul my makeup drawer, usually following a cosmetics counter makeover in one of the department stores. Last year, Charlotte Tilbury liberated me of my hard-earned dosh, and the accompanying coincidence made a great story for the blog. The year before I was loyal only … [read more]

The honest blogger’s review of Ekia Skincare

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Ekia is an organic, anti-aging French skincare range, which I’ve been testing over the last few weeks. Apparently loved by Lady Gaga and Blake Lively, Ekia provides targeted products for different older skin types: Well Preserved; Weakened and Damaged, rather than just lumping us all … [read more]

Christmas in July: the best bits

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I know what you’re thinking… it’s not Christmas, and it’s not July. I’ve just asked Siri and there are till 143 days to go, so why the hell am I writing about Christmas? Before I became a blogger I’d never heard of ‘Christmas in July’ … [read more]