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Lush Handy Gurugu Hand Cream | Review

jodie / 27th August 2014

I’m one of those people who can’t stop picking at, biting, and generally making a mess of their nails and cuticles. The skin around my fingers is like an old, freyed dishcloth, and I fucking love peeling my brittle nails. Why yes, I am aware that this is making me sound like a total minger. I can handle it (pun intended,…

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August Birchbox!

jodie / 22nd August 2014

I signed up to Birchbox last week, so this is my first experience – how exciting! When it came yesterday it was like Christmas. (No really, I was that excited.) I’m just going to give a quick overview of each product, then I’ll give a full review of each of them once I’ve given them a trial. Maybe. If I…

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Makeup

Benefit “They’re Real!” Push Up Liner | Review

jodie / 21st August 2014

Apologies for the crap image: I actually gave this eyeliner away because I didn’t like it, so it wasn’t available for a photo shoot, unfortunately.  Actually, “Didn’t like it” is not quite a strong enough expression – I hate this. Hate it. It’s awful, and made me want to throw it out the window in a fit of rage.  I’ve…

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 | Review

jodie / 20th August 2014

I didn’t know much about the Bobbi Brown brand when I went to the counter in John Lewis for a little snoop around. I was really just killing time while waiting for a train, but ended up coming away with a powder foundation (which is lovely, by the way – I’ll review it soon) and a sample of the skin…

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I Bloody Love Autumn

jodie / 19th August 2014

This is one of my favourite times of the year: end-of-August-almost-Autumn. I get so excited when the temperature drops and there’s a bite in the air, the leaves looking a little fragile and I debate with myself whether or not it’s socially acceptable to wear gloves and scarves yet.  I’m one of those people who loves Autumn/Winter fashion (cosy, cable…

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Skincare

Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream | Review

jodie / 18th August 2014

Oh, how I wanted to like this moisturiser. I love the ethos of the brand – the naturalness etc., – and I was looking for a new moisturiser (I still am), but this upset my skin a treat. It smells very natural and herbal, has a lovely thick consistency, and it’s quite a mattifying formulation, so I imagine it would…

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Fragrance

NEW: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

jodie / 17th August 2014

I know I literally just reviewed a Jo Malone scent, but I really need to share this one with you ’cause it’s so shiny and new: yup, it’s the Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne from the new range. I know it’s not out yet, but if you go into a Jo Malone store, you might be lucky enough to…

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Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne | Review

jodie / 14th August 2014

I think I may have found my signature scent… This actually smells like an enchanted woodland. I can’t stop jamming my nose up against my wrist to get as close to the scent as possible. It just smells so clean and natural – you know how traditional perfume just kinda smells like a bunch of chemicals mixed together to make…

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Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion | Review

jodie / 11th August 2014

Apologies for the poor quality photo/mood lighting. This was taken at night under the light of a single candle. (Are you swooning yet? I bet you’re swooning.) Aveeno’s Skin Relief really is the shit. It’s my disgusting, scaly, reptilian face’s BFF, and I couldn’t live without it. Proper desert island product, this. If my skin is having a tantrum – be…

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