Makeup, Skincare

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm | Review

jodie / 16th October 2014

I bought this on a whim while visiting Monsieur Raptor. I’d never read any reviews for it – a rare occurrence for me! – but I felt like I was on holiday, and thus deserved to treat myself (to a tinted lip balm, naturally). The packaging is kind of weird, a little deceptive, but in the best kind of way…

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Skincare

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser (normal/combination) | Review

jodie / 15th October 2014

After being blown away by Liz Earle’s famous and well-respected Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser, I had really high hopes for this moisturiser by the same brand. I like Liz Earle’s ethos of being natural and gentle, even though I don’t always agree that natural is better (as I’ve probably made abundantly clear in numerous other blog posts), and…

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Fashion

Superdry SD 3 Parka | Scathing Review Alert!

jodie / 14th October 2014

I’m just going to put this here, incase Superdry refuses to publish my review of this SD 3 parka to their website. It’s not exactly glowing… Here’s the story behind this post: I bought a coat from Superdry, wore it, got soaked. Not much of a story, but hey, I just spent £125 on a coat that’s neither warm, nor dry,…

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Makeup

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Compact Foundation | Review

jodie / 13th October 2014

For years, my go-to powder has been Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder – a respectable and reliable staple in my makeup bag, and at only £3.99 a pop. Not bad. I’d not really dabbled in any other powder foundations as I’d normally just buy the Rimmel powder in translucent to simply reduce shine instead of add colour. It was only when…

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaur of the Month | The Coelophysis

jodie / 10th October 2014

I began this blog with the intention of writing about 2 things that interest me: beauty and dinosaurs. “Er, what now?” I hear you mumble, brow raised and skeptical eye looking me up and down like I’ve just thrown up in my hands and clapped. “Beauty and dinosaurs” you continue, a droplet of tea meandering down your chin, “but why?…

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Makeup, Skincare

Dr. Jart+ Regenerating Beauty Balm

jodie / 10th October 2014

I bought this after I decided I needed a lighter foundation for summer, with more sun protection. This does the job perfectly, with a sheer, but buildable coverage, that adjusts to my skin tone beautifully.  From the Boots website, here’s what we know about it: “Suncream to help protect the skin. Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil to lubricate the surface of…

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Makeup

E.L.F Mineral Infused Face Primer | Review

jodie / 9th October 2014

My go-to primer for the past few months has been e.l.f.’s Mineral Infused Face Primer (£6.95) in green for colour correcting. I ran out recently, so I popped into the Cardiff e.l.f store last weekend to pick up a new bottle. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the green one, which I love because it’s so silky and hides any redness in my…

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Skincare

Steamcream | Review

jodie / 8th October 2014

Incase you’ve haven’t already heard about it (I hadn’t until about 2 weeks ago), Steamcream is a relatively new brand of skincare with an all-natural vibe. The concept is pretty interesting – their website tells us the following: “STEAMCREAM represents the latest concept in skincare. Freshly handmade using high-quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam.…

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Fashion

Returning an item without a receipt: The magic of Twitter

jodie / 7th October 2014

This isn’t a simple review post. This is mostly just me singing the praises of Office’s customer service department. I know, not the type of thing I usually write about – well, not on this blog, anyway. I actually write a blog for a business, with a focus on ecommerce and all things related, including marketing and – here it…

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Makeup

Clinique Chubby Stick Review | Review

jodie / 6th October 2014

Yet another product I got as part of a free gift set (what? I like free gifts, stop judging me!). Clinique do some particularly good free gifts, and this one included a mascara, a chubby stick, some skincare products, eyeshadows, all nestled in a beautiful makeup bag *foams at the mouth*. My favourite product by far was the chubby stick,…

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