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Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Makeup | 0 comments

Unbeatable coral lipsticks for Summer from MAC

Unbeatable coral lipsticks for Summer from MAC

So I’ve not posted in a while, I’ve been so busy with other things and not had much time to dedicate to my blog. But rest assured I’m still here and I’ve been trying out lots of new make-up and skincare and today I’m going to tell you all about two of my new favourite MAC lipsticks. I’ve been tempted by coral and orange lipsticks before as I read that they compliment blue eyes, but the ones I’ve tried have always been far too bright and I’ve not felt comfortable wearing them. As a devoted pink-lipstick-lover even a hint of orange on my lips makes me feel quite self conscious. So with Summer on the way I felt it was time once and for all to find a coral lipstick that suited me and that I felt comfortable with. So I headed to my local MAC counter which happens to be in Fenwicks in York. I love the fact that MAC have so many shades and finishes available and...

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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Random | 20 comments

How to set up a beauty blog with Totally Blogging

How to set up a beauty blog with Totally Blogging

In today’s blog post I want to tell you all about a new free blogging resource that has been created by a friend of mine. If you’re interested in make-up, skincare and all things beauty and you’d love to start your own blog then you’ll want to know all of the basics before starting. That’s why you need to take a look at Totally Blogging to help get you started! Totally Blogging is a completely free online resource that takes you step-by-step through the basics of setting up your very own blog. Starting a beauty blog can be pretty tricky because there are several things that you need to think about before you press publish. That’s why you are going to need all the help you can get to make sure that your blog stands out from the crowd and helps get you noticed. This is another way that Totally Blogging can help you out. Setting up your Blog First of all, once you’ve decided that you want to...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Makeup, Skincare | 2 comments

Is Arbonne skincare really all that?

Is Arbonne skincare really all that?

So recently I was sent loads of samples of Arbonne products, a brand that I’ve been reading a lot about recently and I was very curious to know if it is really as great as people have been making out. Arbonne is a natural skincare and make-up brand from the US, their products are cruelty-free, vegan, and made using many natural ingredients. I was sent the skincare and make-up samples by Arbonne consultant Kate Mansell, who was keen to find out what I thought of the products. The samples were only tiny so I wasn’t able to use them for very long, but it has given me a great insight into the brand and their products. So, I’m sure you’re keen to know if Arbonne skincare really is all that! Read on to find out… First up I tried out a selection of skincare products from the Arbonne Calm range for sensitive skin and allergy sufferers:   Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Cleanser This is a colourless clear light gel...

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Makeup, Random, Skincare | 2 comments

5 of the best… Beauty Books

5 of the best… Beauty Books

So this is the second in the series of my new feature called ‘5 of the best…’ where I do a quick review of my 5 favourite items in a specific category and explain why I like them and who each one would suit. My first review in the ‘5 of the best’ series was Hot Cloth Cleansers, did you read it? Today I’m going to be looking at books about beauty, I’m a bit of a bookworm and I love reading about all things beauty, especially books about natural beauty products or those with step-by-step guides and tutorials. I’ve read so many over the years so I’m going to narrow it down to my top 5.   5 of the best… Beauty Books     Easy On The Eyes by Lisa Potter-Dixon Easy On The Eyes is a fabulous book released a couple of years ago, written by Benefit Head Make-up & Trend Artist and all-round beauty guru Lisa Potter-Dixon. It is an eye make-up manual that shows...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Skincare | 2 comments

Origins Ginger Blogger Event 2017

Origins Ginger Blogger Event 2017

So last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Origins Ginger event at my local Origins store in York. It was being organised on behalf of the store by my blogger friend Laura from Laura Knows Lifestyle who has recently become an Origins ambassador. You’d be forgiven for missing the Origins store in York, it’s on the quirky Stonegate and it only has a tiny shopfront, but it makes up for it once you get inside as the beautiful ancient building goes quite far back making for a really impressive shop. We were welcomed into the store by Laura and the staff with a glass of fizz and yummy chocolates, and Laura then gave a quick introduction to the brand and what we could expect from the evening. I started off with a nosey at the room upstairs where they have recently started offering free facials. It was a stunning room, with exposed wooden beams and relaxing chairs custom-designed by Liberty of London. The facials have...

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Skincare | 2 comments

The Body Shop Autumn Blogger Event 2017

The Body Shop Autumn Blogger Event 2017

So a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to The Body Shop® blogger event at my local store in Coppergate, York. It had been organised by blogger Indigo Rosee, in collaboration with the store. The evening had been set up to showcase the new limited edition Christmas make-up collection and also promote the huge sale that the store had on. There were some amazing deals! We were welcomed with prosecco and nibbles and then had a few minutes to browse the store and take some photos. I received a great demonstration of the new make-up products which includes a funky black eyeliner pen with a star stamp on one end which EVERYONE tried out! I always really love The Body Shop® Christmas make-up collections, and I think it’s a shame that it’s a brand that is sometimes forgotten when it comes to make-up. Then everyone was treated to a hand spa and massage using some of the Spa Of The World products. They’re truly luxurious,...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Skincare | 17 comments

5 of the best… Hot Cloth Cleansers

5 of the best… Hot Cloth Cleansers

So today I’m starting a new feature called ‘5 of the best…’ where I’ll do a quick review of my 5 favourite items in a specific category and explain why I like them and who each one would suit. My first review in the ‘5 of the best’ series is Hot Cloth Cleansers. What is a Hot Cloth Cleanser? Hot Cloth Cleansers are a fairly new popular way of cleansing the face, whereby you apply the thick creamy cleanser to your skin and then remove it with warm water using a soft bamboo or cotton face cloth that is provided with the product. Why do I need a Hot Cloth Cleanser? The creamy cleanser removes all traces of dirt and make-up while the cloth gently exfoliates the skin to keep it looking fresh and bright. As the cloth is so soft it’s safe to use every day, compared with scratchy exfoliating creams and sponges which should only be used once or twice per week. A lot of them contain...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Bath & Body, Haircare, Makeup, Nails & Nail Art, Random, Skincare | 11 comments

£10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique

£10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique

We all love getting something for nothing don’t we. So I’m going to tell you how you can get a huge £10 OFF your first order at Feel Unique! Who are Feel Unique? If you’ve never heard of Feel Unique it’s Europe’s largest online beauty retailer, offering over 500 brands – many of them household names but there are some new emerging brands too. It’s a one stop shop for make-up, skincare, haircare, healthy living, beauty electricals and gifts, and it caters for both women and men. I’ve been buying make-up and skincare from Feel Unique for years, I love that their standard delivery is FREE with order over £15 and they’ve always got offers and discounts on which means I can buy more for my money. Their brands include Illamasqua, Benefit, Clinique, theBalm, Fake Bake, Lancome, Sleek, Ciate and Zoella Beauty to name just a few. How to claim It’s simple. As a valued Feel Unique customer and beauty blogger I’ve been given this discount to share with...

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