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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Makeup

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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Haircare

Bumble and bumble. thickening hairspray | Review

jodie / 30th September 2014

I bought this on a whim. See, Boots have started doing miniatures of some of their high-end branded products, like Bumble and bumble. and Smashbox, and placing them near the checkouts so you’re enticed into buying them. Sneaky, sneaky Boots. Sneaky but effective, apparently, because I ended up spontaneously buying this without doing any prior research (slap on the wrist…

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Makeup

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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