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Saturday 25 May 2024

My summer holiday makeup bag!

My summer holiday makeup bag!

I'm going on holiday tomorrow and am soooo looking forward to relaxing by the pool with a good book and doing pretty much nothing for a week!  A week in the sun much needed after a recent bout of pneumonia where I missed most of the beautiful weather here. Given that I'm recuperating, it's going to be.a very casual week but I still like to wear some makeup in the evening, to add some glow and life to my complexion! We've stayed in this hotel before and it's quiet, adults only and the perfect place to chill out - get me on that plane!


Thursday 23 May 2024

Get your glow on with REN!

Get your glow on with REN!

REN is a cruelty free brand, suitable for all skin types but particularly those with sensitive skin. It's a market leader in its circular recycling ( all packaging is recycled, recyclable and reusable) and most products are vegan friendly. There are many ranges available and today I am focusing on the ones that help your skin to glow! 


Tuesday 21 May 2024

When only sparkly eyes will do....


When only sparkly eyes will do, The best sparkly eyeshadows 2024

Sometimes something as simple as a sparkly eye can lift the spirits. That one reason that I love makeup - it can enhance your features but can also hide a multitude when you need to fake it to make it (something that I need t do regularly as a chronically ill person!). Today I want to share some of my favourite sparkly eyeshadows and I'd love to hear what your faves are or if you are strictly a matte eye lover?


Sunday 19 May 2024

The concealer edit for dry skin...


The concealer edit for dry skin

Regular readers will all know that I have dry skin and it's also prone to dehydration. The eye are is one of the first places where people will notice fine lines (or smile lines!), and this can make getting the right concealer tricky. We want to cover dark circles but don't want anything too heavy or cakey because it will makes fine lines appear more prominent than they actually are. Some people are genetically prone to dark circles, whereas for many people, not enough sleep will show in the eye area. I like to use concealers that will cover dark circles but don't feel too heavy on the skin. I was never into the big heavy concealer drawn in a triangle that also covers half your cheeks look, with a concealer several shades lighter than your foundation, but each to their own - it just wasn't for me! I generally go for a concealer possibly one shade lighter than my foundation, to add some brightness and will use a separate shade on my face because I don't want to highlight any blemishes. Today, I'm sharing my favourite concealers for those of us with dry skin....


Friday 17 May 2024

The fragrances that I'm wearing on rotation right now....

Top Summer Fragrances 2024

It's no secret around these parts that I'm a bit of a fragrance addict and I often share what I'm wearing on Instastories but recently I've found myself reaching for the same small number on repeat because the weather is warmer and I find that I change my most worn fragrances seasonally. I have two rotating stands and I put the most seasonal ones at the front (although I wear more than those) as I tend to have a number that I reach for most often each season (saying that, we seem to have skipped from one long-ass winter straight to summer!). I thought I'd share my current most worn with you today.


Wednesday 15 May 2024

Why I think Victoria Beckham Beauty is exquisite and worth the money...

Why I think Victoria Beckham Beauty is exquisite and worth the money, Victoria Beckham Beauty review

I've always liked Victoria Beckham for her sense of humour and style (although the stuck on boob look wasn't a favourite of mine!) and whilst I don't own any of her fashion line (although I have my eye on her signature handbag), I've grown to adore her beauty line.  It took me a while to buy something after her launch - in fact, I don't think I bought anything until the brand was available on Cult Beauty (sadly no longer the case!). I now just buy directly from her site and everything always arrives well packaged and swiftly. I received a fragrance card with one of my orders and I have to say that I adored all three and will definitely be purchasing one (or two!) at some point because they are absolutely beautiful and well thought out scents that transport you to where they describe. Today we're focusing on her makeup products and why I'd encourage you to try something from the brand if you have yet to take the plunge!


Monday 13 May 2024

My top five Sunday Riley favourites....

My top five Sunday Riley favourites

Hello! I'm back from the longest break that I've ever taken from the blog. I had a lot of things going on and I've always said that I only ever want to blog when my heart is in it and I would have been just churning out posts if I hadn't taken a break, which is something that I never want to do. I also felt the pressure of leaving the blog live without any new posts, so I just removed that 'stress' from my life for a while. I did consider quitting blogging completely as the landscape has changed so much but then I received some messages asking where my blog had gone as people missed reading my posts and I've missed posting too so now feels like the right time to come back and I thought that a skincare post was the most obvious choice, so I'm sharing my top five products from one of my favourite brands; Sunday Riley. In all honesty, it's very hard to narrow it down to just five because I've yet to encounter a disappointing product from this brand, named after its founder.  All products are effective and results-driven and I can definitely see an improvement in my skin with consistent use. There's currently 20% off selected products from the brand on Sephora.

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