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

Cleanse Off Mitt…The Review

I've previously written about the importance of using your cleanser to actually cleanse the skin, and ideally pre-cleansing in some way to remove your make up, thus making your cleansing product last that wee bit longer.   Prior to discovering the benefits of a pre-cleanse for my skin, I used my beloved Cleanse and Polish from … Continue reading Cleanse Off Mitt…The Review