Category Skin

Which Advent Beauty Calendar should I buy?

I’ve been thinking about writing this post since July…yes, Christmas for me started in July! Long gone are the days of chocolate advent calendars! If you really want to treat yourself or that special someone, then going down the more luxury, beauty or lifestyle calendar is the way forward.  There is nothing more indulgent than the new forms of advent calendars that are now on the market.  Ranging from beauty,

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Glossier – One month on and the Pop-up!

It’s been just over a month since the beauty world went into full meltdown from the launch of Glossier shipping to the UK! With a local distribution centre, we now can get our hands on this cult brand and benefit from free standard shipping over £25! A few of my friends have been asking me what Glossier is and what might I recommend. So I thought with Glossier’s one week

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It’s officially time to go crackers with Space NK!

Pinch, punch, it’s the first day of the month, and hopefully, it’s officially the start of actual Autumn. We’ve seen the leaves turn red – as they do around this time – but where is that chill factor that justifies staying indoors, wrapped in cosy knits with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of red wine (depending on what takes your fancy)? Well, it may be slightly mild

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Why I’ve fallen in love with Mac Cosmetics again this Autumn

Mac Cosmetics was THE brand to shop at when I was younger.  It catered for darker skin tones such as mine, and was the brand that you simply progressed to buying when you could afford a little more than just drug store alternatives. MAC was the brand that got me wearing bright orange and yellow eyeshadow (yes, that was a look when I was 18) and it was the brand

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My four favourite Summer to Autumn items

It’s been awhile, in fact, it’s been exactly a month! So, apologies to any regular readers; I guess you can say that I’ve had a bit of a long holiday on the writing front.  But I’m back and just in time for Autumn – my favourite season when it doesn’t rain! But before we start delving into all things Autumn, content wise, I want to share with you four of

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Staying safe in Cyprus with Nuxe Sun

Visiting Cyprus during one of the hottest months of the year may sound BAT SHIT CRAZY to some people, but hey, that’s how things worked out for me and Mr J this year and I certainly am not complaining.  Whilst I go into complete melt down when temperatures reach over 30°C in London, when you have a sunbed, some shade and an inviting pool at your disposal, any whinging on my

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Are you part of the Anti-Pollution Skincare Revolution?

I used to think that the effects of pollution on our skin was something that was a bit of an over exaggeration by skincare companies in a bid to make you buy their products.  Yes, I know that pollution exists and is bad for the environment but I didn’t really see the effects of it on my skin. I think that was due to the fact that when I did

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Bio-Extracts your very own vegan skincare lab at home.

Taking a look at my bedside vanity area, it becomes quite evident that I’m not your typical one-potion type of girl. Long gone are the days when I would consider just using one face cream. Our skin goes through different stages throughout the year and not just in line with the seasons. Factors such as weather, pollution, hormones and lifestyle all play a part.  There are days when I class

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It’s official…. Summer is here!

Hello heatwave! It’s official, yesterday was the first day of the UK Summer and with temperatures rocketing to 34 degrees, Summer really has arrived with a BANG! We British people love to complain – it’s either too cold or it’s too hot! But I love the heat. You could say I’m a bit of a sun seeker so this heat is pure bliss. However, a pool in my back garden

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My Top Five Current Summer Scents

Fragrances or scents, for me, are paired with memories – some happy, some sad. But mostly, they mark significant milestones in my life.  Which is why if you asked me to pick my all time favourite scent, I simply wouldn’t be able to. Not because I don’t want to relive those memories, more so that my preferences or tastes have changed. What would have been my favourite scent as a teenager is

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