Inika – The Next Big Makeup Brand

Have you heard of Inika yet? You probably will soon. For the very least the brand has been getting some pretty cool endorsements, not least by onscreen beauty Holly Willoughby. Her makeup artist has been using Inika for the presenter’s appearances on Dancing On Ice and at the Brits.   I’ve just been introduced to…

I heart Pixi Beauty

I really, really do. Pixi by Petra is exactly the kind of brand that has the very product I needed before I even realised I needed it. Even better, I get to meet about once a year with Pixi’s make-up artist Amanda Bell. Apart from being just about the nicest person you’ll ever meet, you…

My Don’t Buy List

The Don’t Buy List OK first things first, this isn’t me holding a grudge against anyone. As a blogger and media professional I know I’m incredibly lucky to be sent a lot of free stuff. But just because it’s free, doesn’t make it good. Of course others will have used these products and loved them,…

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…

With The Good Comes The Bad

I wouldn’t be a proper blogger if it was all sunshine and sparkles. Sometimes I’m sent products or even buy products that just don’t come up to scratch. I was very excited with my foray into No. 7 at Boots a little while ago. I bought Beautifully Matte Make-up Base, Beautiful Skin Eye Make-up Remover…

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…