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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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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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Product review: Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique was one of the first brands I established a full skincare regime with (having only used Clean and Clear beforehand; I was just in my teens) and it wasn’t long before I discovered their Moisture Surge moisturiser, which I absolutely fell in love with. Back then I was far oilier than I am now…… Continue reading Product review: Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

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The reality of blogging and vlogging

As I sit here writing this, I’m actually trying to catch up on a recent episode of ‘The Secret Life of Dogs’ (whilst enjoying a far-too-large glass of Baileys) but I’m not really watching it. My husband’s out at a gig, the girls are asleep and during this precious alone time it’s all too tempting…… Continue reading The reality of blogging and vlogging

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Getting ready in the morning with two little people

I started this post with it in mind that getting ready in the mornings used to be so much easier and quicker before I had children. As my ideas evolved however, I think I’ve taught myself something even I didn’t realise! Once upon a time, it took me about 2 hours to get ready. My…… Continue reading Getting ready in the morning with two little people

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Brow-how: all you need to know how

In my last video (Cheap and easy eyebrows in 30 seconds!), I mentioned that I was working on a detailed post about eyebrows and how to know what shape is best for you.  Here it is… Eyebrows are one of those make-up trends that come and go… They have a fickle and temperamental history, much…… Continue reading Brow-how: all you need to know how

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Skin care: the basics and why should we even bother?

As a skin care professional, I can talk the talk and advise on the ideal but honestly? Do I follow my own advice, every day? Erm… No. Now that’s a scary admission. No, I don’t always walk the walk. Life happens: I have two young girls who knacker me out, some evenings I just crash,…… Continue reading Skin care: the basics and why should we even bother?