Beauty · Make-up · Skin care

Tried and trusted drug store favourites

I started wearing make-up when I was about 12 or 13 but I remember not being allowed to wear mascara until I was 14, so my love of make-up and experimentation with products didn’t really kick off until around then. There are still some products in my routine today that I started using all those…… Continue reading Tried and trusted drug store favourites

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How to fit in ‘me time’ and beat the overwhelm

I’ve read a few posts like this before (I just can’t resist the appeal of tips on how to get more out of my time) and I always begin them with the hope that I might discover some new secret to time efficiency that’s never occurred to me before. Mostly, I never discover anything miraculous;…… Continue reading How to fit in ‘me time’ and beat the overwhelm

Beauty · Make-up

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…

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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

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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