Bare Minerals BarePro Foundation: The Review

If you want a blogger who snaps up new products as soon as they are released, for testing and subsequent follow up review, I ain't her. I can't afford to do that. ***Some day Julie, some day.*** I like to consider my purchases carefully. Read up on them, decide if it actually appeals to me … Continue reading Bare Minerals BarePro Foundation: The Review

Make Up Favourites of 2017

Being selective with make up, for your reading pleasure, was nightmarish. However, with rigorous qualifying criteria, I've somehow managed to compile a list of my most used products of 2017. Those little gems that I reached for on the regular. Surprisingly, no Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in here, but I don't tend to use … Continue reading Make Up Favourites of 2017

Quick Critique: Dolce Vita Palette (Take 2!)

So I spent an hour planning, writing and editing this post the other day. Then WordPress managed to delete all but a picture. Ragin'! Anyway, here we go again... This little quad of shadows had been on my wishlist for quite some time but I had no real intention of buying it. Enter kind and … Continue reading Quick Critique: Dolce Vita Palette (Take 2!)

5 Do’s and Don’ts: Miscellaneous

I have had several requests to do another post for my 'Do's and Don'ts' series and I couldn't decide which "topic" to focus on! So, I have written a mixture! Hope you enjoy and find something useful! The Don'ts 👎 #1 Do NOT take everything you see on Instagram and YouTube as gospel. Don't feel … Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts: Miscellaneous

Quick Critique: E.L.F Lip Exfoliator

E.L.F cosmetics recently launched a stand in my local Superdrug. Yes American readers, we know that's a ridiculous name! I was delighted at the prospect of trying a few products as I had never bothered ordering from their website. Sometimes I just like to see and feel the product for myself. This was one item … Continue reading Quick Critique: E.L.F Lip Exfoliator

Quick Critique: Maybelline ‘The Big Shot’ Mascara

I would venture a guess that even if you aren't all that into your make up you wouldn't be too opposed to making the most of your peepers. I know so many people who skip the whole foundation routine altogether, big up their lashes, slick a lippy on and look fabulous. I wish I could … Continue reading Quick Critique: Maybelline ‘The Big Shot’ Mascara

5 Do’s and Don’ts: Powders

So we've covered foundation and the eyes (by the way, any other questions do ask, I love hearing from you!) and I wanted to cover contour, highlight and blush under the umbrella of powders. As an oily skinned gal, (I haven't mentioned that before, have I?) I don't use cream contouring and highlighting cosmetics. They … Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts: Powders

Ten Items on my Wish List

We're all well aware that cosmetic and skin care brands are constantly trying to catch our attention and take our dosh with fancy advertising campaigns, celebrity endorsements and snazzy editorial shoots.  The easily swayed among us, myself included, find it challenging to resist. A habit that I've got myself into is heading on to Cult … Continue reading Ten Items on my Wish List

You Shouldn’t Wear Make Up

It seems to me that there are three​ attitudes to make up... Obsessed, love it, own everything, can't live without it. (That's me) Like it, own some but can do without it. Couldn't care less, never wear it. No matter what your view, there's a general consensus, from the majority, that you should just do you. … Continue reading You Shouldn’t Wear Make Up

MUR versus Kat Von D

Make up junkies, enthusiasts and novices alike...gather round, if you please. We're always hearing of supposed dupes of high end cosmetics and seeing videos and Pinterest posts comparing the two. Well, there's one brand that seems to be the Queen of the dupes. This company both impresses me and infuriates me. They seem, in terms … Continue reading MUR versus Kat Von D

HD Brows With LKS Make-Up

I have never won a thing in my life. Ever. As a former pupil of Kings Park Primary and therefore an annual participant in the Park Show (paintings, handwriting and miniature gardens, whoop whoop!) I only ever received commendeds, highly commendeds or, if I was lucky, very highly commendeds. Never a medal nor a certificate … Continue reading HD Brows With LKS Make-Up

Urban Decay De-Slick Primer…The Review

Name: Julie 'No Name' Hynds Age: Clinging on to my twenties Skin Type: Oil slick! I'm told oily skin ages better. That's good, if people are being truthful. I'm also told I'll never have laughter lines around my eyes because I don't smile enough. I'm ok with that also. Anyway, my oily skin is a pain … Continue reading Urban Decay De-Slick Primer…The Review

Three Drugstore Products that Out Do High End 

You may have gathered from my blog thus far that I have an inclination towards pricier items. Not the priciest products in the world, but up there by comparison to Superdrug standards. P.S and by the way, this time last year, whilst holibobbing in Florida, I mentioned to an I-Drive operator that Superdrug was our … Continue reading Three Drugstore Products that Out Do High End 

Make Up Trends: Can we get over these already?

I've mentioned in previous posts about the influence of Instagram make up on the teenie bopper generation and the idea that you must wear a full face of slap if you're sitting in your pyjamas and binge watching Netflix. I admit, there was a time that I would have applied my make up in my … Continue reading Make Up Trends: Can we get over these already?