Beauty | The Real Techniques Collection

Happy Valentine’s Day! For years now I’ve been guilty of using my fingers to blend and apply my foundation, concealer and eyeshadows, whilst using any random brush available for my powder and blusher. I have a Cath Kidston mug full of unbranded stray brushes I have collected over the years on my dresser…

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February’s Birchbox Review feat. Liz Earle, Caudalie & The Balm

So it’s now February, the month of love which just happens to be the theme of this month’s Birchbox. I was a bit disappointed that my box wasn’t one of the new improved ‘Slimbox’ designs that I’ve been hearing so much about recently. Apparently, Birchbox are launching a new more…

Beauty | Valentines Day Nails

Love is in the air this month and I thought I’d take this opportunity to review some gorgeous polishes from Crabtree & Evelyn, Nails Inc, OPI, Ciate and Rimmel. No nail varnish collection is complete without a selection of neutral pinks and classic reds, and I have so many variations…

Beauty | Makeup Revolution Wishlist

It’s only February and my favourite budget beauty brand, Makeup Revolution has already released over 40 new products in 2015. Click here to read some of my previous reviews of their amazing products. Their glamorous eyeshadow palettes always seem to make it onto my wishlist, but with so many gorgeous new releases I…

Beauty | The Original Beauty Blender

Four months ago I received The Original Beauty Blender (RRP £16) and the Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser in the September ‘Happy Days’ edition of Birchbox. I have never used a sponge to apply my foundation before, I just applied it with my fingers and this seemed to do the job…

Beauty | Bannatyne Spa Replenishing Skincare

Recently I was lucky enough to experience the blissful Bannatyne’s Expert Facial at their Spa in Dunfermline. The lovely staff were so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable throughout my visit. My treatment started with a divine back and neck massage and then moved on to the facial itself, which involved a deep…

Lifestyle | Turning 26…

Today’s my birthday and even though I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, every January 31st I get thinking about what I want to achieve and who I want to be for the rest of the year. It’s usually nothing too drastic or life changing, although I’m very aware…

Beauty | Soap & Glory – Righteous Butter & Sugar Crush Review

So no prizes for guessing what Boots Star Buy I snapped up at Christmas! Every Soap & Glory fan knows, as soon as the Boots Christmas catalog is released, it’s just a matter of time until the mother of all Soap and Glory gift sets – The Next Big Thing…

Beauty | Pamper Night with No7 & Boots

So I’m home alone, the TV’s rubbish tonight (especially because I’m not allowed to watch Sons of Anarchy on Netflix when the boys not here) and it’s been a pretty stressful week on the whole. To me this means grab a good book, a lovely cup of tea and use…

Lifestyle | The Netflix Tag

This tag was created by the lovely Alice Spake at Annie Writes Beauty as a way for fellow Netflix addicts to share what they’ve been watching and discover new shows that others love. 1. What are you favourite series’ to watch on Netflix? Sons of Anarchy, Grimm, Fringe, Buffy the Vampire…

Beauty | Ciate London Mini Mani Manor Calendar 2014

I love a bargain and I love Ciate London so I couldn’t resist treating myself to the Mini Mani Manor Christmas Calendar 2014 reduced from £49 to just £14.50. Although I was a big fan of the beauty advent calendar this year, some were a little excessively priced for my liking. I’m STILL…

Beauty | Top 10 Beauty Box Samples

It’s no big secret to regular readers that I subscribe to several beauty boxes, including You Beauty Discovery, Birchbox and Glossybox. Your average box tends to contain 4-6 lifestyle, skincare and beauty samples, some even full sized, usually all connected by a common theme such as ‘cosy at home’ or…

Beauty | Makeup Revolution – Conceal & Blush Palettes

Another week another Makeup Revolution buy, I think I may have a small problem! But can you blame me? I have yet to be disappointed with any of their products… and believe me I’ve bought and tested a lot over the past couple of months.  So why is Makeup Revolution…

Beauty | bareMinerals – Mineral Veil Finishing Powder & Blush

There’s nothing I love more than an indulgent, beautifully packaged high-end beauty product, however with a wedding to pay for my budget has dramatically decrease over the last couple of months. Miniature gift sets are a great way to try bestselling products at a fraction of the price of their…

Beauty | High Beam by Benefit Cosmetics

As a Birchbox subscriber not only do I get to try a whole range of beautiful skincare, lifestyle and beauty samples each month, but I also review them and gain ‘Birchbox points’ which can be used to purchase full-sized goodies in their online shop! To learn more about subscription beauty…