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…

Review – Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

You can expect a few fake tan reviews coming up – I’ve just come back from my holidays I tested a few out. I’ll admit when Clarins sent me this one I was a little cautious. This is a serum which should be added to your regular body moisturiser. Just add a few drops –…

For the girls! – the next subscription box

This popped up on my Twitter feed recently and I couldn’t help but think it was a fabulous idea. Most people – particularly those in the bloggersphere – have heard of subscription boxes. For usually around £10 a box will arrive each month with a selection of taster products for skincare and make-up. There are…

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…

Gordons Direct – Bathtime!

As those of you who have read my last few blog posts know I’ve been doing a line as the Gordons Chemist female blogger in residence. Gordons Chemists started out by providing me with a box of goodies to review but we’ve changed tack recently and they’ve given me a budget to play with. this…

Blushing Beautiful

Blusher is a relatively new concept for me. A few years ago Belfast make-up guru artist Oonagh Boman told me that people these days don’t wear enough blusher and it was something I took to heart. There is debate as to what colour of blusher you should wear but universal agreement that it lifts the…

My new favourite foundation

I’ll admit that foundation rarely impresses me. I have oily skin which means that even with the best primers and make-up setting products out there by 3pm there’s little evidence on my face that I was wearing any at all. I also admit that I tend to go for high-end foundations. Although I wear it…

One of my favourite pastimes

Is doing my nails. I’m saying I’m any good at it. Can’t do any of that fancy nail art malarky. In fact me doing my nails is essentially painting the top half of my finger with colour and picking it off after it dries. Still, that doesn’t stop me,  nor does the fact that my…