My five skincare rules

So I’ve been thinking about skincare recently and thinking about the basic skincare rules that I always follow. I’m not going to talk to you about the best moisturiser, if you should retinol or Q-10 or the best chemical peel. We’re all different with different kinds of skin and you know best what works for…

New Release – Clarins Pore Perfecting products.

I’m really loving this little beauty that arrived at my door this week. I’ve mentioned before that I have oily skin. There’s nothign like looking in the mirror an hour after applying perfect make-up to find a horribly shiny forehead and nose. I’m not talking about a nice, dewy complexion here. To have oily skin…

High Five – My Current Favourites

It’s a rainy afternoon so there’s nothing better than for me to plunge into my collection and pick out my current faves. I have to add that some of these are by no means new to the market, they’re just particular favourites of mine. Original Source Lime & Coconut Milk I tend to buy whichever…

Pixi by Petra Review – It’s All About Simple Make-uP

I think it can be difficult, when writing about skincare and make-up, not to find yourself in a rut. We all have our favourites, the tried and tested products that we’ll go back to time and again because we know they work or look good on us. So it can be hard to find brands…

The Mac Attack

I don’t have a lot of experience with Mac for some reason but I was lucky enough to meet senior make-up artist Debbie Finnegan earlier this year. My favourite thing about Debbie (apart from her flawless skin, hair, style etc etc) is that she’s from Northern Ireland. She’s risen through the ranks at Mac from…

The New Naked – Smokin’ Hot

The most awaited eyeshadow palette has finally arrived – Naked Smoky is here and available in your nearest Urban Decay store for just ¬£38. That sounds a bit steep for an eye shadow but as someone who has been using Naked 2¬†almost every day for the last couple of years, I would argue these are…

Flash Blog – Estee Lauder Mascara Review

The lovely girls from Estee Lauder came to see me a few weeks ago and left me with a whole host of products to try out. I’m getting through them bit by bit but it struck me this morning how much I like the mascara they gave me. I only started using the Sumptuous Extreme…

L’Oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover – The Review

Blogging isn’t all sunshine and roses and from the very beginning I’ve made sure to include the bad with the good. For ages I’ve been using Nivea’s Eye Make-Up remover on the recommendation of another blogger. I’ve been using it for ages because it seemed to last forever and did exactly what it said on…

Roller Lash Mascara – The Review

Everyone knows that Benefit are about to release a new mascara and of course it’s hyped to be the best one you’ll ever buy. I’ve deliberately held back on this review as I wanted to give it a proper testing so after a good two weeks of use here’s what I’ve found. Confession time first…

Flashblog – Heaven Scent, The Perfume Society

I know how many out there in the bloggersphere adore beauty boxes like Birchbox, Glossy Box and Feel Unique. I saw this in my inbox today and thought I should share it because I know it will have many out there very excited. Amazing fragrance website The Perfume Society has just brought out their own…