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Friday, 20 December 2019

My favourite beauty discoveries of 2019


My favourite beauty discoveries of 2019


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank you all for reading and commenting throughout 2019. My giveaway for regular readers and commenters will end at midnight tonight but if you don't win, please don't be disheartened as I have more giveaways in the pipeline for next year. I know that some people think that blogs are dying out but I personally still love reading them and writing my own so as long as there are some of you out there who are happy to keep reading, I'm happy to keep writing!

Over the course of the week, I have been sharing my beauty favourites in individual categories but today it's all about products that I discovered this year that have made their way into my hall of fame. If a product was gifted to me, it will be marked with a * but there is no obligation on me to share any gifted products and, as with all of my posts, this is not sponsored. It's a long one so let's get started!
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Thursday, 19 December 2019

2019 Favourites: Makeup


2019 Favourites: Makeup, The best makeup of 2019


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

I thought that makeup favourites would be my longest post of the week but when you see my discoveries post (tomorrow), you will know that this actually isn't a huge list! There are a lot of well loved products in this post that featured in previous years also. Although I love trying new products, there are some that just can't be beaten and are staples in my routine. None of these products were sent to me. Let's get into them.....
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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Blogger Secret Santa Exchange with Look Fantastic!


Blogger Secret Santa Exchange with Look Fantastic, Look Fantastic Discount Code December 2019


I absolutely love choosing gifts for others so it's no surprise that Christmas is my favourite holiday! I was delighted when Look Fantastic got in touch and asked me to choose a blogger friend to exchange gifts with. I immediately chose the lovely Laura from LauraLouiseBeauty who is a talented makeup artist (check out her Instagram here and take a look at her legendary Halloween looks), blogger, busy Mummy to the beautiful Margot and also a mummy to the cuties who are Herman and Hilda - her fur babies! I've admired Laura's talent for a long time (both her makeup skills and her photography) and also admire her integrity in an industry that doesn't always reward honesty. I read her blog long before I started my own so I could think of nobody better to swap gifts with! 
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2019 Favourites: Skincare


2019 Favourites: Skincare, The best skincare products of 2019


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

It's yearly favourites week and today, it's all about skincare. These products aren't necessarily new to me - in fact, some of them have been staples in my routine for years! All new discoveries from the year will be in Friday's post as it will cover all areas of beauty. Most of the products in today's post will come as no surprise to my regular readers! Anything that was gifted to me, will be marked with a *.
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

2019 Favourites: Hair & Body



2019 Favourites: Hair & Body, My favourite hair and body products of 2019


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

I cannot believe that it's yearly favourites time again. Where has this year gone?! For the rest of the week, I'm going to be sharing the cream of the crop of products from 2019. Today is hair and body products, tomorrow is skincare, Thursday will be makeup and on Friday, I'll share all of the discoveries I made this year. I like to put discoveries into a separate post because otherwise, the posts would just be too long! If anything was sent to me, it will be marked with a *. Let's get into it...
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Monday, 16 December 2019

How to make your blow dry last longer


How to make your blow dry last longer


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

I don't know about you but when I go to the effort of styling my hair, I really want it to last as long as possible and particularly over the festive season, when life is even busier. My hair is dry and I really don't like to feel a lot of product in my hair, although some product is definitely necessary if I want my blow dry to last. Today I want to share the products that I rely on, especially over the next fortnight.
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Friday, 13 December 2019

Nourishing products for winter...


Nourishing products for winter
All items marked with * have been kindly sent to me without obligation, I don't do sponsored posts.


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

I don't know about you but my skin is really feeling the effects of winter, central heating and an open fire in the house. Actually, it's not just my skin, my hair and lips are also feeling the effects so I'm on a mission to nourish everything from head to toe! I want to share some of my top picks with you today. 
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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Five favourites: Sarah Chapman


Five favourites: Sarah Chapman


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

It's difficult to choose just an ultimate favourite skincare brand but if you asked me to narrow it down to my top five brands, Sarah Chapman would have to be included. I love how passionate Sarah is about skincare, which comes across in every interview I have seen and on her YouTube channel. This is a luxury brand, which means the products are expensive, however I have a 20% discount code to share with you if you wish to buy anything I mention - enter LYMIN at the checkout on Look Fantastic and the discount will be applied. (The code will also work on other brands on LookFantastic).  It was very difficult to narrow it down to just five products because I love so many but I just about managed.....

This is not a sponsored post but affiliate links are used.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Trio - perfect for the festive season!


Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Trio - perfect for the festive season!


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

If you would like to wear some glitter on your eyes this Christmas but are wary because you have sensitive eyes or maybe because you think it's a bit 'young' for you, I would highly recommend trying the Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows. They are, what I like to call, sophisticated glitter eyeshadows - they aren't too in your face but they do add some sparkle. 
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Monday, 9 December 2019

Banish the signs of late nights with these great makeup picks


Banish the signs of late nights with these great makeup picks


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

We're all a lot busier in December and there's no doubt that having less down time, more late nights and social engagements can show in our faces. I'm talking dull skin, dark circles, tired eyes etc etc.  Fortunately, there are some products that will help hide the signs of our sins!
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Friday, 6 December 2019

Hand luggage beauty picks for a winter trip to Rome!


Hand luggage beauty picks for a winter trip to Rome!


I'm off to Rome tomorrow morning with my husband! We first went to Rome on our honeymoon and I was so, so ill and we've been saying for years that we must re-visit so this year for our wedding anniversary, he surprised me with this trip and I couldn't be more excited! I like travelling with just hand luggage for convenience as that there is no waiting around in the baggage collection area but I always struggle with liquids!  There's no doubt that I'll be using some of my husband's allowance too but I think I've done a pretty good job at narrowing it down to necessities!
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Too Faced Let It Snow Girl Review & Swatches


Too Faced Let It Snow Girl Review & Swatches


Have you entered my Christmas giveaway here?

In my Christmas Gift Guide, I included this gorgeous Let It Snow Girl Set from Too Faced and I had to revisit to show you swatches and give you a full run through the products in the set as it is just so beautiful! Obviously the design is quite cutesy, which may not be to everyone's taste but even if you aren't a fan of the packaging, I urge you to look past that because the quality of the products inside is really brilliant. 
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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Christmas Giveaway!


Christmas Giveaway 2019 Win skincare & makeup


In my gift guide posts, I promised a giveaway! I'm not running this in the usual way with a rafflecopter form because this is not for giveaway accounts or those who comment with 'nice prize'. This giveaway is for my regular readers and commenters. I want one of you to win this prize, which I am offering as a thank you for those of you who actually read my blog and engage with my content both on here and on my Instagram
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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

How to get your makeup to last this festive season


How to get your makeup to last


It's so frustrating when you put a lot of effort into applying your makeup only for it to disappear a few hours later. Around Christmas, makeup needs to last all day and possibly into the night, it needs to withstand heating, rain (possible snow) and general partying/socialising. I've compiled my go-to products that will ensure my base stays put for as long as possible - I think that if the base is done right, everything else will wear well - blush, bronzer, highlighter etc so I am just focusing on products that will make your base last longer.
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Monday, 2 December 2019

Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes To Hypnotise Palette Review & Swatches


Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes To Mesmerise Palette Review & Swatches


In my palettes gift guide (here), you will have seen that I included the new offering from Charlotte Tilbury - the Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Palette. I have purchased the previous two palettes of this size from Charlotte Tilbury but I personally think that this is the best of the three!
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