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Don't miss my two giveaways ending soon!




Just a quick reminder to you all that I have two giveaways happening on my blog at the moment and both are coming to an end soon!

The first is my Christmas giveaway where you can win one of three Gift Sets in the picture above. Check it out here. It ends in 4 days and is open worldwide!

The second is in association with Debenhams and is open to the UK & Ireland only. You can win a prize of your choice up to the value of £50/€50- it doesn't have to be beauty-related. It ends in 6 days. Check it out here.

Best of luck!

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November favourites featuring Calvin Klein, L'Occitane, This Works and more!





I cannot believe that it is the end of November and the year is almost over! This entire year has just flown by! This month I haven't included any make-up favourites because I haven't worn make-up every day - it has been more of a pampering/treat myself month so I mainly have body products and one perfume, which is a rediscovery! So let's get started.

How it feels to have Chronic Lyme Disease/M.E.


It's not that often that I post about personal topics on the blog but behind the fa├žade of pretty packaging and expensive skincare, is the reality of living with a very debilitating, chronic illness. I initially posted about having Chronic Lyme Disease here and today I want to share with you what living with it actually feels like.

Pretty packaging featuring Hourglass, tarte, Charlotte Tilbury & YSL




Who can resist the lure of pretty packaging?! Even better when the products inside live up to the exterior. Today I am sharing what I believe to be the prettiest items in my collection. I haven't included perfumes because we would be here all day if I did, so that's a post for another day!

Hydration heroes featuring Sarah Chapman, Estee Lauder, Omorovicza, Nude & more!




I love hydrating products all year round but in autumn/winter, I really rely on them to help combat the effects of the cold weather and central heating/open fire on my skin. Today I am sharing my current most used hydration heroes. Some are used daily, others a few times a week but they are all key features in my current skincare routine. Obviously drinking lots of water is more important than anything I could ever apply to my face, so I make sure to drink a lot of water every day. Fortunately, I love water and have never drunk tea or coffee so water is my drink of choice anyway.

My current most worn eyeshadow palettes featuring Zoeva, Too Faced & Charlotte Tilbury





I am a self-confessed palette addict and have so many that I sometimes forget what I have and just use my most recent purchase so I have started to make more of an effort to rotate them and today I am sharing with you the four that I am reaching for most often at the moment.

Speedy reviews #4 By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer and Estee Lauder Double Wear Light




So it's speedy reviews time again and today I have one pretty high end product and one mid-range product. Both are products that I am reaching for very regularly at the moment and I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts on them with you.

My top three face masks for dry and dehydrated skin featuring GLAMGLOW, Oskia & Omorovicza




If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you will probably know that I am a skincare junkie and face masks are my ultimate favourite treat for my skin. I own far too many and am on a mission to use them up and then just keep a small number in rotation. Today, I am sharing my top three masks for my dry and dehydrated skin. These masks keep my skin congestion-free, exfoliated and hydrated. So let's get started!

Empties & speedy reviews #18 featuring Pixi, Clinique, Janina, Clarins, Rimmel Xen Tan, L'Occitane and more!




Although I am a beauty junkie and a bit of a shopaholic, I great satisfaction out of actually finishing products  up and I'm quite disciplined at not having too many products of the same type open at the same time. I used to be so bad at using half a product, then moving on to the next one but my collection got really out of hand so these days I'm pretty strict, particularly when it comes to skincare. This month I have a mix of bodycare, skincare and a few miscellaneous products to show you and give you my speedy reviews on!

Current haircare loves from Pureology, John Frieda, Kerastase & more!





I've mentioned (probably several times!) before that my hair is dry and quite damaged as a result of years of colouring, heated tools, illness and the medications that go with treating that illness but at the moment, my hair is behaving and looking and feeling a lot healthier. I have a LOT of haircare products but today am going to share the products that I am reaching for most often and that are helping my hair to look and feel better. 

Find your perfect gift from the Debenhams Christmas Gift Guide & win it! #foundit




I'm back with a very exciting post today in collaboration with Debenhams. As you have probably seen online, in stores and in print, Debenhams have launched their Christmas Gift Guide and tv ad with the hashtag #foundit. I personally love Christmas shopping but if you don't, fear not, because Debenhams have made it easy for you with easy to navigate sections: Found It For Her, Found It For Him, Found It For Kids and Found It for Couples. There is something for every budget from stocking fillers to luxury gifts. This makes it much easier to choose gifts for everybody in your life (and if you're anything like me, also for yourself!) You can pick up your copy of the gift guide in stores now or check it out online. I have chosen two perfect gifts from the Gift Guide to share with you today and keep reading to the end to see how YOU can win your perfect Christmas gift too!

My thoughts on some Omorovicza skincare products: Thermal Cleansing Balm, Queen of Hungary Mist, Refining Facial Polisher




Omorovicza is a brand that I mis-understood before I actually tried any products from them. I thought that the Deep Cleansing Mask would be too harsh and active for my dry, sensitive skin but when Blanche from The Beauty Bloss said that it would be in her Top Three Face Masks, I knew I had to try it because we like so many of the same skin care products. It was on sale at the time, so it was the best time to try it because Omorovicza products are pretty pricey. I was so surprised at how gentle the mask was and my skin loved it, didn't have any reaction and it has kept my skin congestion free so I decided to try the Thermal Cleansing Balm.

Christmas Giveaway! Win a Gift Set from Too Faced, Clinique & Benefit!





I know it may seem a little early for a Christmas giveaway but I would like the winners to have their prizes in time for Christmas and this giveaway is open worldwide so I need it to end in early December due to last postal dates in December, so here we go! 

I am excited about this giveaway because it is the first time that I have given away more than one prize in a giveaway and these are all items that I would love to own myself, so I am hoping you will like them too. I bought all of these prizes myself, with my own money so they cannot be exchanged. The winners will win one prize each.

REVIEW: Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow




If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you will know that I am a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury's make-up. I adore her eye shadow quads and wear her Filmstar Bronze & Glow practically every time I wear make-up. The lip pencils are second to none and the wonderglow primer is another favourite but when it comes to the skincare products in the range, I have been underwhelmed. I reviewed her Magic Cream earlier in the year (here) and today am sharing my thoughts on her Multi-Miracle Glow
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