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September 18, 2020September 18, 2020 by

Foundation Review: Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection

I don’t think I’ve ever had so many questions and comments about a foundation as I have about the Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection. I photographed myself oh-so-casually wearing it on Instagram stories and it has made background appearances in some of my videos; each time I’ve mentioned it I’ve been inundated with...

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September 7, 2020September 7, 2020 by

5 Beauty Favourites: August 2020

Do any of you have any huge objections if I widen the scope of my monthly favourites round-ups to include  stuff other than beauty? I feel it would inject some new and welcome joie de vivre into what is an old – yet surprisingly still very popular – format. The only problem might be (spoiler alert!)...

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September 3, 2020September 3, 2020 by

What’s In My Makeup Bag? Summer 2020

You might well point out that I’m a bit late to the party with this particular seasonal makeup update, but apparently we’re in for a little heatwave next week, here in the UK. So there. I refuse to let go of summer! At any rate, why be so rigid about the seasons? I don’t consider...

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August 26, 2020August 26, 2020 by

The Perfect Summer-to-Autumn Shadows

There’s something deeply satisfying about applying a cream eyeshadow with fingertips – it must appeal to the toddler in me. The teeny pots of “paint”, the relatively slapdash approach to sticking a finger in and then swiping it across the eyelid… It’s makeup that feels effortless, despite the fact that it takes about the same...

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August 19, 2020August 19, 2020 by

My Current Skincare Routine: Damage Control

My summer skincare routine is here and it’s slightly juicier than usual because a couple of months ago I had to do an almost unprecedented SOS u-turn on my whole beauty routine. I know you’re ready to hear about it. We all love a bit of a disaster. Actually it wasn’t quite a disaster, but nearly. And...

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August 12, 2020August 12, 2020 by

5 Beauty Favourites: July 2020

Fancy a quick blast through the beauty things that have wowed me recently? Well buckle up, team, this is going to be quite the ride! I’m exaggerating, obviously, because it’s just a post about beauty favourites so there are never going to be any significant potholes or humpbacked bridges to throw you out of your...

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5 Beauty Favourites: June 2020
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July 18, 2020July 18, 2020 by

5 Beauty Favourites: June 2020

Here are the June favourites, which means that I’m finally getting there with my admin catch-up! I’m going to keep this blurb short and sweet because quite a lot of the video is taken up by a review of some “period pants” and I’m doing a whole other post on those delightful things. And I...

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May Favourites: It’s Basically Time Travel
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July 11, 2020July 11, 2020 by

May Favourites: It’s Basically Time Travel

I completely forgot to post up my May Favourites video and when I gave it a quick once over to see what it was all about, because May feels like a century ago, it was like travelling back through time. Travelling back to an era when I hadn’t hacked off my own hair with paper...

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Foundation Review: Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue
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July 9, 2020July 9, 2020 by

Foundation Review: Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue

Let’s get down to business, in the words of Captain Li Shang from Mulan. (Can you tell I’ve overdone it on the Disney+ channel binging? There’s no Disney stone left unturned in this house. As well as devouring the classics, we’ve watched every prequel and sequel, some of which, quite frankly, should never have been...

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Three-Step Skincare for Under £20
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June 15, 2020June 15, 2020 by

Three-Step Skincare for Under £20

Here’s a post that will please your purse (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers!): three brilliant skincare products that form a very good, albeit very basic skincare routine, and the whole thing comes in at less than twenty pounds. I did film this for IGTV (link here if you want to watch) but...

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