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Asda Nail Varnish is Surprisingly Good!

jodie / 21st October 2014

I’m not a massive nail varnish person, but I love this stuff! I’ve tried a few brands, including some of the more high-end ones like Nails Inc. and Butter London, but why pay upwards of £7 for nail varnish that chips and requires more than 2 coats to look perfect? This varnish cost me £3, looks great with 1 coat,…

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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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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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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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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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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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Benefit The Porefessional Primer | Review

jodie / 3rd October 2014

Primers are not a new thing; they’ve been out for a few years now, but I’m still not sure how I feel about them. Some of them can leave skin feeling lovely and smooth, a perfect base for foundation, but then halfway through the day, my makeup has slid off, or settled into every crease or fine line on my…

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Clinique High Impact Mascara | Review

jodie / 29th September 2014

I got this as part of a free gift set when I bought 2 other Clinique products (anyone else absolutely love these free gifts? Go to Debenhams, John Lewis, or Boots and you’re guaranteed to find a great free gift offer) and I absolutely love it! I’ve never been big on mascara; I always used to just buy those Maybelline…

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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | Review

jodie / 25th September 2014

I got this after reading tons of blogs in order to find a concealer which wouldn’t crease under my eyes or look powdery and caked on. The general consensus was that this concealer is the one of the best; it was a toss up between this and MAC Pro Longwear, but seeing as I was buying a bottle of NARS Sheer Glow at the same time, I thought it made sense to buy the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to accompany it.

Makeup, Skincare

Micellar Waters: Garnier vs L’Oreal

jodie / 17th September 2014

Thanks to my ultra-sensitive skin, I’ve always struggled to find a makeup remover that’s both gentle and effective. That’s why I got super excited when I picked up Garnier’s Simply Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 Makeup Remover, and discovered it didn’t upset my skin in the slightest, and removed most of my stubborn mascara. But we’ll get to that later…