Skincare, Uncategorised

My Favourite Skincare Ingredients

Skincare ingredients
jodie / 25th November 2017

I’ve tried a lot of different skincare products in my time. I always struggled with eczema on my arms when I was a kid, but about 6 years ago I had a nasty breakout of it under my eyes. Being in my twenties and having such aggravated, raw skin on my face wasn’t nice – it ruined my self confidence…

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Blush, Makeup

NARS Blush in Gina Review

NARS Gina Blush

I feel that Orgasm gets so much hype and fanfare it overshadows all the other wonderful colours NARS has in its blush range. I’m currently trying out this NARS Blush in Gina. By all means, if you’re looking to try out NARS blushers and don’t know what colour will suit you, Orgasm is a great all-rounder and is pretty universal…

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Makeup

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick Review

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation stick

Story time: I had a free sample of the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick a few years ago. I didn’t think much of it (though I was impressed with the generous sample size) and just kept it in my bag as a touch-up product. I found it too thick and cakey-looking, difficult to apply and the wear-time, I thought, was…

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Skincare

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% Review

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%

  First a little introduction on the brand, then I’ll go on to review The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%. If you’d prefer to just read the review then skip to the bottom!   About The Ordinary The Ordinary arrived on the skincare scene with little fanfare of its own, but with much anticipation from the beauty community.…

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Makeup, Uncategorised

The Body Shop Chamomile Sumptuous Butter Review

The Body Shop Chamomile Sumptuous Butter
jodie / 2nd February 2016

I find makeup removers very hit or miss. They often irritate my sensitive skin and occasionally break me out (depending on how curmudgeonly my skin is being). The only makeup removers I find that consistently perform well are micellar waters, and even they aren’t 100% without fault (they often leave traces of foundation and NUXE’s micellar water left with with…

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Haircare

Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect Review

NUMBER 4 LUMIERE D’HIVER SUPER COMB PREP & PROTECT
jodie / 8th November 2015

I’m not easily impressed by hair products, especially leave in ones, which often make my hair feel limp and greasy. Nobody wants that. Rarely does a leave-in conditioner scrape a 4 or a 5 out of 10, so even I am surprised to say that this has earned itself a solid 9. Back pats for you, Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Super…

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Eyes, Makeup

Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara Review

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara

Sometimes I purchase a product with little or no expectations and I’m blown away. It’s a lovely little surprise and usually makes day, if not my whole week. This was not one of those occasions. No, I had expectations for Seventeen Doll’d Up mascara. Somewhat high expectations, one might say, considering the kind of reviews its had on MakeupAlley (5 lippies…

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Makeup

Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation SPF 30 Review

Shiseido uv Protection Foundation

Shiseido is a brand I’ve had exactly zero experience with until now. I could write the things I know about them as a company on the back of a stamp – they do sunscreen, they are Japanese, they have classy packaging. That’s about the extent of my knowledge on Shiseido (hell, I can barely spell the word). So, I know they have…

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Fragrance

LUSH Lust Perfume

jodie / 25th March 2015

If LUSH’s Lust were a girl, she wouldn’t be the one sitting at the bar, peeking shyly from beneath her Bambi lashes at the dude across the room; she’d be a fiery redhead who’d saunter up to the guy she’s been eyeballing, grab him by the chest hair and growl in his ear “you’re coming home with me”.  It’s a jasmine grenade. The…

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Eyes, Makeup

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara | Review

jodie / 25th February 2015

  I’ve tried a lot of mascaras over the years, but I’ve only just heard of bareMinerals mascara. Who’dve thunk, eh? I’ve been sat on my arse thinking they just do foundations and other skin-based makeup and didn’t even think to check out their eye goodies. And I’m glad I did – this bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara has impressed the hell out of…

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