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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: 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

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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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Product review: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

Working in the beauty industry gives access to high-end and professional products, which is all very well (and most of the time they do what it says on the tin) but it’s always nice when you find drugstore brands that keep to their promises and deliver to your expectations. I think I may’ve just found…… Continue reading Product review: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

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Winter skin concerns: dehydration and sensitisation. Product review – Decleor Aromessence Rose D’orient Oil Serum

Recently I’ve been aware of a change (for the worse!) in my skin, which I could put down to a few things: laziness (not always following my normal regime because I’m so tired!), post-pregnancy hormone changes or a change in the weather and seasons (exposure to the cold). It’s started to get a bit red…… Continue reading Winter skin concerns: dehydration and sensitisation. Product review – Decleor Aromessence Rose D’orient Oil Serum