Tips

My Handbag Essentials

jodie / 13th November 2014

If you have a large handbag, it’s so easy to take everything bar your vanity mirror with you on your daily ventures – after all, you never know when you might need to reapply that lippie, or spontaneously stay at a friend’s house overnight. But if you don’t like toting around a comically large Mulberry, or find that dragging your…

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Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Skin Compact Powder | Review

jodie / 10th November 2014

I bought this completely on a whim because I’d splurged on a new perfume and thought “why not buy a new pressed powder too?”. #YOLO, or something I guess. Anyway, I bought it in the middle of a heatwave, so I was desperately in need of a good powder that would help my foundation stay in place all day, without…

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Skincare

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Rapid Clear Treatment | Review

jodie / 7th November 2014

After suffering an horrific face-plosion of whiteheads on my chin (the result of a poor choice in moisturiser) and clearing most them with with some benzoyl peroxide, I thought I’d look for a gentler solution that I could use every day, or every other day, without upsetting my skin too much. I knew the BP would be an extreme treatment,…

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Nail Care, Skincare

10 Tips to Keep Nails Looking Sharp

jodie / 4th November 2014

Nail care is something a lot of us tend to neglect – and it’s so easy to neglect your nails because caring for them can be time consuming, fiddly and just plain annoying. Who’s got the time, effort and money to go for regular mani-pedis? I wish I did, but I just don’t. Even giving yourself a home manicure takes…

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Makeup

Some Quick and Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

jodie / 31st October 2014

After a browse through my phone, I’ve discovered a few snaps of costume makeup I’ve done in the past. Two of them are simple enough to do with whatever makeup you have lying around, one not so much. Black Swan This is ridiculously easy to do. Just apply some white face paint to your face, perhaps mixed with a little…

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Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette| Review

jodie / 31st October 2014

I was so shocked when the sales assistant at Urban Decay told me this was just £22, I probably peed a little. Not really of course, because that’s disgusting and it’s a figure of speech, but you understand. Generally, I’d grimace a little at paying £22 for one makeup product (though there are some I’d willingly pay that price for),…

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Skincare

Vaseline Vs. Papaya Gold Paw Paw Moisturising Balm

jodie / 30th October 2014

Ah, Vaseline. Sluggy saviour of parched skin; constant companion, present in every bag I own, where would I be without you? My dry cheeks cry for your soothing touch, and my cracked lips crave your moisture sealing greasiness. Who could ever replace you? Why, no one… …oh wait, hang on. There’s a new kid on the block and his name…

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Skincare

A-Derma Skin Care Cream | Review

jodie / 29th October 2014

Ever had a skin care product you love so much it becomes your Holy Grail? Your staple, your desert island product – something you genuinely believe you couldn’t live without? Well, I recently discovered mine was breaking me out. I can barely contain my grief. I recently found the cause of my disgusting chin whiteheads was my by beloved Aveeno…

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Makeup

Clinique Different Lipstick | Review

jodie / 28th October 2014

This lipstick has recently had a makeover, with new packaging that’s very pretty and metallic. I have the old version, which is a very clinical looking (and very Clinique) mint-green. I think it’s rather pretty, even if it does evoke mental images of NHS nurses in their scrubs… Clinique’s Different Lipstick normally retails for about £17.50, but I bought this…

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