Beauty · Life · Skin care

Review: Braun Silk-epil 9 Wet&Dry cordless epilator

I’ve been a loyal waxer for a fair few years now (11 years exactly) and I certainly wouldn’t go back to shaving again, ever (the Italian blood in me means I’m cursed with dark, dense regrowth if I do).  But there comes a time every year (around June to August to be precise) where I…… Continue reading Review: Braun Silk-epil 9 Wet&Dry cordless epilator

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Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette

For years (literally), I haven’t worn eyeshadow.  I’ve been stuck in my comfort zone of eyeliner and mascara; this being my comfort zone because I was convinced that my eyes weren’t defined enough (but rather more tired looking) without some form of eyeliner and if I had time to apply that, I didn’t have time…… Continue reading Review: Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette

Beauty · Life · Make-up · Skin care

How I now have time for all the things I never had time for…

I live what feels like a hamster wheel life: I’m rushing all the time, to get to places, to get things done and yet I have a consistent list in my head of things I should get done or I would like to do but they never happen.  How can this be, when I’m constantly living at 100mph?! …… Continue reading How I now have time for all the things I never had time for…

Beauty · Make-up

How to clean your make-up brushes – the ‘at home’ way and the ‘pro’ way

Never before have I used as many make-up brushes in my personal make-up routine as I do now!  It doesn’t really matter why (my methods and preferences are just changing I guess) but the need to clean them frequently is now something else to factor into my time, whereas before I didn’t need to worry… …… Continue reading How to clean your make-up brushes – the ‘at home’ way and the ‘pro’ way

Beauty · Make-up · Skin care

Review: Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

I recently had a meeting with Helen Roche (Professional Development Manager and Pro Artist from Illamasqua) and she was showing/talking me through the full range of Illamasqua products (it was like the perfect working day for me!). In this meeting I discovered their Hydra Veil Primer and I knew just from the look of it…… Continue reading Review: Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

Beauty · Life · Make-up · Skin care

My evening skincare routine

I recently uploaded a video to my YouTube channel about my evening skincare routine, sharing with you the products I use, how I use them, what I think of them and also the skin concerns I’m currently experiencing, why and how I’m treating them. I thought I’d write a blog post to complement this and…… Continue reading My evening skincare routine

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YouTube vs. Education

Today’s post might be a little controversial, I don’t know. It’s about something I’ve been noticing, dealing with and reflecting on for some time and I think it’s a fascinating topic to open up for discussion.  I’ve been teaching in FE (Further Education) for over 11 years now and in just that short time, I’ve…… Continue reading YouTube vs. Education