Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty – New To Me Products

Hello! It’s been a while, no? My laptop hard drive died, so it was impossible to get any blogging done until I had it fixed, which took a little longer than anticipated. I’ve been trying to make a plan to get back into blogging with at least one entry a week, so we’ll see how that goes. To start with, here’s a bunch of make up and skincare I’ve been using over the past couple of months that I’m quite impressed with. Anything that makes me look less tired is a winner in my book!

1. Philosophy – Miracle Worker Overnight
I’ve been a philosophy convert for a few years now. I adore their hydrating serurm, and I’ve used their Hope in a Jar moisturiser a number of times over the last couple of years. I recently needed a night cream that would help this tired mumma face feel a little bit more nourished in the mornings when I woke up. I wanted to feel like a Disney Princess gif waking up, and not so much like a Gremlins gif first thing in the morning after a night of broken sleep. So I hopped over to Adore Beauty and had a look around when I had a promo code to use and settled on the philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight. It’s an age-resetter, anti-wrinkle moisturiser which is exactly what I needed. I struggle with night creams because I often find them far too oily and rich for my skin, but this one is perfect. It seems dense at first, but it glides on so nicely, and my skin soaks it up straight away. In the mornings I’ve noticed my skin still feels moisturised without being greasy and it’s been a real winner for this normal-to-dry complexion. I love it and will definitely be repurchasing when this generous pot runs out (which I don’t see happening soon because a little bit goes a loooong way).
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Beauty – Winter Beauty favourites

Heel Genius

Bliss hand cream $20 I know we’re in the depths of Winter because in the space of three weeks my hands have become cracked and dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on them. I was looking at reviews of hand cream and this Bliss one came highly recommended. I already use their… Continue reading ->

Chic To Do Wears – Little Black Dress

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My best friend had her hen’s night over the weekend, and I was super excited to get dressed up and kick up my heels. I might have been so excited that I ordered a total of four dresses from Asos and The Iconic to try on, but they all got returned (free returns, what can… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

Urban Decay Smoky_THUMB

Having a sister who lives in Europe is a tremendously beneficial thing. I got surprised with the latest Urban Decay Smoky Palette at Christmas, which I hadn’t even asked her to buy for me! She was lucky enough to be in Barcelona recently (I know, right?) and visited the massive Sephora store there (seriously, Google… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur Instant Perfector

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Recently the kind folks at reached out to me and asked if I would like to try a product from their Lancôme range and I practically jumped into their website to browse immeditately. I’ve been wanting to try Lancôme anything for ages, but given that the price points are generally at the higher end… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Winter Buys

Beauty salon pic

I don’t spend big all that frequently on beauty products. I buy what I need, when I need it, and I go back and forth between buying new products and staying with old faithfuls that I know work on my normal-to-dry skin. Last week I realised that I’ve tried out a few new things in… Continue reading ->