Blush, Makeup

NARS Blush in Gina Review

NARS Gina Blush

I feel that Orgasm gets so much hype and fanfare it overshadows all the other wonderful colours NARS has in its blush range. I’m currently trying out this NARS Blush in Gina. By all means, if you’re looking to try out NARS blushers and don’t know what colour will suit you, Orgasm is a great all-rounder and is pretty universal…

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Eyes, Makeup

Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara Review

Seventeen Doll'd Up Mascara

Sometimes I purchase a product with little or no expectations and I’m blown away. It’s a lovely little surprise and usually makes day, if not my whole week. This was not one of those occasions. No, I had expectations for Seventeen Doll’d Up mascara. Somewhat high expectations, one might say, considering the kind of reviews its had on MakeupAlley (5 lippies…

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Makeup

Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation SPF 30 Review

Shiseido uv Protection Foundation

Shiseido is a brand I’ve had exactly zero experience with until now. I could write the things I know about them as a company on the back of a stamp – they do sunscreen, they are Japanese, they have classy packaging. That’s about the extent of my knowledge on Shiseido (hell, I can barely spell the word). So, I know they have…

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Eyes, Makeup

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara | Review

jodie / 25th February 2015

  I’ve tried a lot of mascaras over the years, but I’ve only just heard of bareMinerals mascara. Who’dve thunk, eh? I’ve been sat on my arse thinking they just do foundations and other skin-based makeup and didn’t even think to check out their eye goodies. And I’m glad I did – this bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara has impressed the hell out of…

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Tips

My Handbag Essentials

jodie / 13th November 2014

If you have a large handbag, it’s so easy to take everything bar your vanity mirror with you on your daily ventures – after all, you never know when you might need to reapply that lippie, or spontaneously stay at a friend’s house overnight. But if you don’t like toting around a comically large Mulberry, or find that dragging your…

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Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Skin Compact Powder | Review

jodie / 10th November 2014

I bought this completely on a whim because I’d splurged on a new perfume and thought “why not buy a new pressed powder too?”. #YOLO, or something I guess. Anyway, I bought it in the middle of a heatwave, so I was desperately in need of a good powder that would help my foundation stay in place all day, without…

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Makeup

Some Quick and Easy Halloween Makeup Looks

jodie / 31st October 2014

After a browse through my phone, I’ve discovered a few snaps of costume makeup I’ve done in the past. Two of them are simple enough to do with whatever makeup you have lying around, one not so much. Black Swan This is ridiculously easy to do. Just apply some white face paint to your face, perhaps mixed with a little…

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Makeup

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette| Review

jodie / 31st October 2014

I was so shocked when the sales assistant at Urban Decay told me this was just £22, I probably peed a little. Not really of course, because that’s disgusting and it’s a figure of speech, but you understand. Generally, I’d grimace a little at paying £22 for one makeup product (though there are some I’d willingly pay that price for),…

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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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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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