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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Fragrance

5 Autumn/Winter Fragrances

jodie / 24th October 2014

I have a bit of a penchant for buying too much perfume. It’s getting to be quite a problem, really. I won’t spend excessively on that dress I’ve been eying up, but I’ll smell something a little bit beautiful and go “I must have it now!“, my reasoning behind actually buying it being that “it’s an investment – it’ll last…

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Skincare

How to Treat Spots and Blemishes

jodie / 23rd October 2014

I’ve never been one to struggle with spots. During my teens I was fortunate enough not to suffer from acne; my skin teetered on the fence, sometimes swaying towards normal, sometimes dry, but always sensitive. Which is why, as a 22 year old, it confused the shit out of my when my chin suddenly erupted in whiteheads, blackheads and who-knows-what-else.…

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Skincare

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish | Review

jodie / 22nd October 2014

You know the dilemma you face when you need a new cleanser, but haven’t shaken up your routine in so long you don’t really know what the best option is? That was me about 3 months ago. After doing a whole lot of research on cleansers, I decided to try out the famous Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser. Praised…

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Makeup

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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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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