Thursday, 28 January 2016

In praise of brown eyeliner

When I first started wearing makeup in my teens, I gravitated towards products that gave the most impact - think bold red lips, green eyeshadow and thick black liquid liner. Which I imagine is a common scenario for many young girls who, upon first discovering the myriad of products available, find it easiest to stick with those that give the most immediate and obvious impact.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

My relaxing evening skincare routine

There are few things I look forward to more than to take my makeup off and nourish my skin after a long day. Pampering rituals like my skincare routine are a vital part of helping me calm down and preparing myself for bed. As I mentioned before in my morning skincare routine, I've been in a skincare frenzy of late and have made some nice new additions to my bathroom cabinet. 


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Thursday, 21 January 2016

My morning routine for great skin

My obsession with skincare has reached new extremes of late. I've been doing my research (reading dermatological articles, beauty reviews and digging through the archives of various beauty blogs) and have curated a skincare 'wardrobe' of sorts - a streamlined routine for glowing, clear skin. This is vital for me as I feel that it's only once I have a solid routine in place that I can get the absolutely most out of my makeup.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New Year refresh

I love Christmas as much as the next person (arguably much more) and as I got particularly festive these past holidays,  I consequently suffered a more severe bout of "Christmas fatigue" - that is, feeling queasy at the sight of leftover decorations and food past early January. To combat this, the past fortnight has been dedicated to a refresh to herald in 2016 and to put myself in good stead for the year ahead.

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Cult Beauty goodies

In late November, Cult Beauty arranged their annual Goody Bag, a gift with purchase worth £180 and full of generous samples of their 'hero' products. Logically, I felt like this was the ideal time to finally buy a few items that had been lingering in my Cult Beauty basket.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

My new dressing table

I had always dreamt of having a luxurious dressing table, where I could artfully arrange candles, flowers and perfume bottles. Having moved house recently to a space with a tiny bathroom but a roomier bedroom, this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to realise this dream.

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