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Thursday, 31 December 2020

2020 review and my hopes for 2021....

 

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I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, despite it being different from other years, or Christmas as we know it? I didn't want to let the end of the year pass with some refection on 2020 - in terms of the pandemic, the blog, my health and also my hopes for 2021.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020

The 2020 Hall Of Fame: Discoveries

 

The 2020 Hall Of Fame: Discoveries
Most of these products were purchased by me, but if a products was gifted to me, it will be marked with a *

It's the final day of my 2020 favourites, and today it's all about products that I discovered this year and it's  the longest one, as I really discovered so many great products this year! It's also my last post before Christmas, so I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas, and to thank you all for your support over the past year. My views have increased, so if anyone thinks that blogs are dying out.....think again! I appreciate my loyal readers and every single comment you leave. Now, on with the post....

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Sunday, 20 December 2020

The 2020 Hall of Fame: Skincare

 

The 2020 Hall of Fame: Skincare
Some of these products were kindly gifted to me*, but I'v also purchased them myself either before or after receiving them.

I'm a total skincare addict and I've focused on it even more this year, so it was difficult to narrow it down to my favourites. I've included only 6 products, which is amazing for me, because I could easily mention 30! Let's get into it....

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Friday, 18 December 2020

The 2020 Hall Of Fame: Makeup

 

The 2020 Hall Of Fame: Makeup
None of these products were gifted to me.

It's always really difficult to narrow down makeup favourites, but this year was easier as I have worn a lot less than any other year - like most people, I'm guessing? But on the occasions that I did wear makeup, I reached for ones that are reliable and quick & easy to use! I'd love to hear your favourites......

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The 2020 Hall of Fame: Bath, body and haircare

 

The 2020 Hall of Fame: Bath, body and haircare
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation, but most of these are repurchases of PR products.

It's that time of year again, when I share my favourite products with you! I have four categories - skincare, makeup, discoveries and today, it's bath, body and haircare. Some of these products were initially received in PR, but I have since repurchased. I am a real bath lover and use so many different brands and products, as you'll know if you see my empties on Instagram, but these are the cream of the crop products! Some of these products were gifted (marked with *), but I have purchased all of them with my own money.

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Monday, 14 December 2020

What's been your lockdown product of the year?


What's been your lockdown product of the year?


I thought this might be a fun idea for a post - we've been in & out (more in than out) of lockdown for most of 2020 and I was wondering what product has kept you sane/you've gotten most use out of/has been most needed? I could probably list several, but wanted it to be just one product, however I'm cheating on my own post, and naming two! 

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Saturday, 12 December 2020

REVIEW: AHC The Aqualuronic Collection

 

REVIEW: AHC The Aqualuronic Collection
This collection was kindly gifted to me.

AHC has been one of my favourite brand discoveries this year. It's a K-Beauty brand, affordable and one that everyone should try! The first product I tried was the Essential Real Eye Cream for face, which I reviewed here. I don't know if I've ever fallen in love with a skincare product so quickly, so I was absolutely delighted when I was sent the Aqualuronic collection, which is aimed at dehydrated skin. I have been using the products for around 4/5 weeks now and want to share my thoughts with you....

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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Tanning drops - which are the best?

 

Tanning drops - which are the best?, Pestle & Mortar Glow Drops, Tanologist Face & Body Drops, Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops, James Read Click and Glow Gel Drops
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

Without makeup, I look as ill as I feel, but I don't want to wear makeup every day, so the solution is tanning drops! A few drops added to my moisturiser, around every third night, and I have a gentle glow that lifts my complexion. You can make the tan lighter or darker, by adding more drops, or using more frequently - it's down to personal taste. The key to using any of these, is to make sure that your skin is exfoliated and prepped properly, for an even application. Also, protect your eyebrows, or they might turn a little red-toned. Here's what I'm using at the moment....

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Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Serums in capsule form

 

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules, Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum, Ecooking Capsules With Vitamin A Serum, Serums in Capsule Form
All of these capsules were kindly gifted to me, without obligation.


Serums are the most essential step in my daily skincare routine, but because I'm a blogger, I often get sent products, which means I can have several serums open at the same time, which is something I'm not comfortable with, as I hate waste. The answer to this, is serum capsules. I love them because it means what's inside is fresh, until opened. They're also travel-friendly - you know, for all of those holidays I've been taking this year! Today, I'm sharing three that I'm really loving at the moment.

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Sunday, 6 December 2020

A Cult Beauty Festive Gift Guide for all budgets

 

A Cult Beauty Festive Gift Guide for all budgets

You didn't think that I was finished with the gift guides, did you? I'm a Christmas fanatic and want to give you as many ideas as possible, but this is the final one, featuring products from Cult Beauty*. Don't forget that everyone who engages regularly with my content, both here and on Instagram, is in with the chance to win some prizes later this month. This gift guide is a little different from the others, as everything is from one site, Also, there are no sets here, just individual products that I think you will love. This post is not sponsored, however the products have been provided by my friends at Cult Beauty, without any obligation. Finally, I wanted to tell you that I bought the Advent Calendar this year and am showing you the products each morning on my Instagram stories and there is a discount on the site for whichever brand is in the box each day, which is fantastic! 

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Friday, 4 December 2020

A Charlotte Tilbury Gift Guide for all budgets



 

If you've been reading my gift guides, you've probably wondered why I haven't included any Charlotte Tilbury products, which is unusual because every other year, I've always featured some gorgeous products from the brand. The reason is, this year, I wanted to dedicate a whole post to the brand. This post includes both products that I have bought myself, but also some that have been kindly gifted to me, which will be marked with a *. As with my other gift guides, some of these products will be donated, but also some will be prizes for people who actually engage with my content, both here and on Instagram - follow/unfollowers will be blocked. There is something for all budgets here and, of course, the packaging is decadent and luxurious - the dream to find under the tree! 

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Luxury body moisturisers...

 

Luxury body moisturisers
Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

I am one of those people who moisturises my body daily - my skin is so dry, that if I didn't, it would just flake off and feel tight all over! I tend to stick to budget body products, but around the festive season, I like to use a luxury body moisturiser, if possible! It's nice to have a treat, and this year in particular, after being ill for so long, I am really enjoying smothering myself in nice moisturisers, that smell amazing!  It's one of those L'Oreal "I'm worth it" kinda things. Today, I'm sharing my current five favourites. As always, anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation.

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