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Thursday 29 February 2024

What I loved in February: TV/Film and Beauty...

Rodial Glass Skin Edit Review, Sunday Riley Ice Cermaide Moisturising Cream Review, Elemis Pro Collagen Green Fig Cleansing Balm Review

This month has really flown by! I had a month of posts planned and partially prepped but then life/health got in the way but I'm not complaining because it means that I'm ahead of schedule for March! I am really loving how bright it is in the evenings now and there really is a touch of Spring in the air, which is my favourite season for so many reasons. I hope that you've had a good February? Let's get into what I've been enjoying...


Wednesday 21 February 2024

If you buy one thing this month.....

If you buy one thing this month, Rare Beauty Find Comfort Hydrating Hand Cream,

I don't think that we need to spend a fortune to treat ourselves and sometimes it's the little treats that can prevent us from having major splurges, particularly. if we have some savings goals in sight. Each month, I'll share one product that I have really loved from that month and this month, it happens to be pocket-friendly. It's the Rare Beauty Find Comfort Hydrating Hand Cream


Friday 16 February 2024

Brassy locks be gone! Olaplex purple shampoo and conditioner review....

Brassy locks be gone! Olaplex purple shampoo and conditioner review

Anybody who has blonde hair, highlights or balayage will know that it can turn a little brassy at times. I love to use a purple shampoo to counteract the yellow in my hair and Olaplex recently released a toning conditioner to accompany the shampoo. Being a massive fan of the brand, I had to try it and want to share my thoughts today...


Wednesday 14 February 2024

New Charlotte Tilbury lip duo.....


New Charlotte Tilbury lip duo

Earlier this month, Charlotte Tilbury did a major drop of pink and red lipsticks in time for Valentine's Day! I love the formula of her lipsticks so decided to treat myself to a duo of lipstick and lip liner, both in the shade Icon Baby.  


Monday 12 February 2024

Peeling masks for fresh, baby soft skin for two budgets

Peeling masks for fresh, baby soft skin for two budgets

Who doesn't love the feeling of baby soft skin? No bumps, refined pores and super smooth! Well if that sounds like something you'd enjoy, you're going to love the masks in today's posts and they're for two budgets!


Saturday 10 February 2024

Makeup by Mario Surreal Skin Foundation review

Makeup by Mario Foundation review

It feels like an age since I did a foundation review but I really have been trying to finish base products before buying new ones and I'm almost finished one and have just finished another, so thought that I was justified in buying the Makeup by Mario Surreal Skin Foundation


Thursday 8 February 2024

Budget beauty buys that I rate....

Budget beauty buys that I rate

I am aware that I feature a lot of luxury brands/products on my blog but believe when I say that I am very partial to a good bargain and I'm happy to use products from any brand once I know that they will work. Given that the majority of people are being more mindful of their money nowadays, it's great to see so many offerings from more reasonably priced brands on the market. Today, I want to share some of my favourites with you and I'd love to hear your recommendations too!


Tuesday 6 February 2024

Dr Dennis Gross Exfoliating Body Treatment Review...

Dr Dennis Gross Exfoliating Body Treatment Review

I absolutely adore Dr Denis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels, so I was naturally both curious and excited when they released a body version. I bought Caroline Hirons. Non-Advent Advent Kit Bag and it included a box of these cloths, which I was delighted about and now that I've been using them for a while, I want to share my thoughts with you today.


Sunday 4 February 2024

10 hyped beauty products, but are they worth it? #3

10 hyped beauty products, but are they worth it? #3

I find that certain products can be over-hyped (and likewise, some deserve more hype), but in this series I am examining if certain hyped or viral products are worth the hype that they get. I would really love to hear your thoughts and what products didn't live up to the hype for you?


Friday 2 February 2024

What I use in my “everything” shower….

What I use in my “everything” shower

Who doesn't love a good pamper? I have to admit that I love an 'everything bath' but when my hair needs some T.L.C., an everything shower is the only way to go and I come out feeling like a new woman! I had proper flu last week and at the end of it there was nothing more glorious than my everything shower! Every part of me needed some pampering, extra care and let's face it, a good scrub! So, what did I use?


Wednesday 31 January 2024

My January favourites roundup: film, tv and beauty...


Parfums De Marly Valaya Review, January 2024 loves

We did it! We made it through the first month of the year! I have to say that I didn't really find it to drag and I busied myself with a massive declutter, which took weeks because I took one section at a time and was really ruthless! I also found time for plenty of good films and tv and I want to share those with you today, along with my beauty standouts!


Monday 15 January 2024

What I’ve left behind in 2023….

Today's post isn't strictly beauty related (although there is a bit of a mention!). 2023 was a pretty tough year for me in a lot of ways. It took its toll, which I don't mind saying because normally, despite having to face a lot of adversity in life due to health issues, I remain very positive and generally don't let things I have no control over get to me. However, in 2023 it feels like so much caught up with me. It's hard to keep going when you're incredibly ill and get infection after infection and feel like you see your GP, Consultants and pharmacist more often than your friends! Coupled with that, there have been other stressful issues and I feel like I lost myself a little. I am absolutely determined that 2024 will be a much better year than 2023, but also better than the last 4/5 years. So, how am I going to make it happen? By leaving certain things in 2023 - Covid being one because 13 times is more than enough!


Tuesday 9 January 2024

Lancôme Absolue Skincare Review

Lancôme Absolue Skincare Review
The products in this photo were kindly gifted to me, without obligation.

The first product that I tried from this range was the serum and it absolutely blew me away, so when I was fortunate enough to receive some products last year that promoted a GWP, which Lancôme are notoriously generous for, I was absolutely delighted! The luxurious range is based on the combination of innovative science and French Grand Rose Extracts, which results in not just visible improvements but also a beautiful experience while using the products. The rose extracts are exclusive to the brand and comprise of a trio of roses, which help the skin to regenerate itself. They are the Lancôme Rose (focuses on regeneration), the Centifolia Rose (focuses on repair and uses between three and five tonnes of rose petals to produce a single drop)  and Rose Damascena (focuses on inflammation).  You can see why the range is so exclusive and expensive when so much work, time and science is dedicated to it.


Sunday 7 January 2024

The best of my Space NK and Harvey Nichols Advent Calendars....

The best of Space NK and Harvey Nichols Advent Calendars 2023

Last October while I was in bed feeling very ill,  I treated myself to two Advent Calendars - one from Space NK and one from Harvey Nichols. Both offered amazing value - worth well over £1k and priced at less than £300. I started to open them on Instastories daily and after two days I stopped due to losing a close family member. They remained unopened for most of December (although I'll admit that I ate my chocolate one!), but I eventually opened them all over the holiday break and I have my top picks to share with you all. If I'm being entirely honest, I'm unsure which products are from which calendar, but I know that the Harvey Nichols one contained a lot of fragrance options, which is why I bought it. Let's get into the stand out products...


Friday 5 January 2024

Happy New Year and some new beauty loves....

January 2024 beauty loves

Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a peaceful and restful festive break. It was a different one for me because I lost a family member at the beginning of December, who has been central to my Christmases for as long as I can remember and I have been missing him immeasurably. Life will never be the same again but he would want us to carry on and be as happy as we can, so that is what I intend to do in his honour. I really hope that this year is easier and happier in so many ways for us all. Now, I know it's early to be coming at you with some new beauty loves but throughout December, I introduced a small number of new products that already have me hooked and I want to share them with you today!

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