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February 17, 2021February 17, 2021 by

3 Best Beauty Buys: Blemish Busters

I still have a few posts to catch up on from the end of last year – drafted but not quite finished – but this one on blemish busters is, I feel, very relevant. Mask-induced spots, or “maskne” as the marketing world coined it, seems to be an ongoing issue for some people, especially those...

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February 13, 2021February 13, 2021 by

What’s In My Makeup Bag? Winter 2021

I think that this may be my most pared-back What’s In My Makeup Bag video ever: really just the very bare minimum, with the few products I did use tested to the absolute nth degree. I filmed it quite a few weeks ago now and I still hadn’t really unpacked (catch up on house news here)...

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January 30, 2021January 30, 2021 by

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal: The Game-Changing Eye Serum

This isn’t my first time at the rodeo when it comes to writing about Murad’s brilliant Retinol Youth Renewal range. I covered the relaunch at around this time last year (you can read that post here if you fancy) and it’s one of the ranges I refer to by default when people ask me for retinol recommendations....

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January 27, 2021January 27, 2021 by

What’s In My Makeup Bag? Autumn 2020

I’m sorry, but the part of me that likes things to be in order has to post this video despite it being a whole season old. (Admittedly it’s only a very tiny – tiny – part of me that likes things in order, because mostly I live in chaos, like one of those long-bearded inventors from the...

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November 21, 2020November 21, 2020 by

Sainsbury’s New Beauty Aisles: My Favourite Products | AD

I feel that Sainsbury’s have always been slightly ahead of the game when it comes to supermarket beauty shopping, stocking great and affordable brands such Super Facialist, Burt’s Bees and Nip + Fab, but now they have completely raised the bar again with their brand new beauty aisles. Nearly two hundred superstores have the new...

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October 31, 2020October 31, 2020 by

3 Best Beauty Buys: Firming Eye Creams

I’ve started a little series on Instagram that I hope to keep regularly adding posts to; it’s called 3 Best Beauty Buys, which isn’t the most inventive of feature names, but it’ll do what it says on the tin and that’s what counts! I’ve already done a quick IGTV feature on Maskne products (Maskne is the...

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October 13, 2020October 13, 2020 by

Foundation Review: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Makeup

I think that Chanel’s new Les Beiges Healthy Glow Makeup is an absolute triumph of a foundation relaunch. It’s so tweaked that it’s barely the same product. I didn’t ever properly review the original Healthy Glow foundation because – to get straight to the point – I wasn’t that keen on it. I had my...

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October 1, 2020October 1, 2020 by

The Best New Luxury Mascaras

I don’t have an amazing track record with mascara-testing. Firstly, I am massively picky when it comes to what I put on my lashes, which means that I hate most mascaras and quickly become disgruntled when I have to test a whole run of them. (I like my mascaras to be just tacky enough to...

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September 26, 2020September 26, 2020 by

The Skincare Products I’ll Be Buying Next Spring

As summer draws to a sultry, overdue end I’ve been taking stock of the skincare products that have really cut the mustard this year – the ones I now use so regularly they’ve become an automatic part of my beauty routine. When spring starts (look at me, optimistically skipping over the cold seasons and welcoming...

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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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