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June 19, 2021June 19, 2021 by

If I Could Only Buy One…Luxury Cleanser

Disclaimer: Ooph, this “If I Could Only Buy One” series is a risk, isn’t it? Firstly, it’s almost impossible to choose a singular favourite from a given category, even if it’s a category with very little competition. My decision-making process feels marred by the thought of all of my other favourites being left out in...

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May 14, 2021May 14, 2021 by

What’s In My Makeup Bag? Spring 2021

The quarterly, seasonal peep into my makeup bag with all of its wondrous contents. And what a makeup bag it is! How had I not heard of the Flat Lay Co? Or seen this type of makeup bag before? It’s utterly genius! If you, like me, don’t have a permanent, dedicated place to do your...

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March 12, 2021March 12, 2021 by

My Current Skincare Routine: Winter 2021

My skincare routine for what shall forevermore be known as The Winter of Discontent. Obviously, in true Crilly style, I am posting this just as we pip over into springtime, but as I’ve said before, this is more of a journal post recording my skincare routine rather than anything that’s responding to seasonal changes or...

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March 11, 2021March 11, 2021 by

Beauty Pie: My Top 5 Favourites | AD

I have been raving about Beauty Pie products since they launched onto the beauty scene. Hi-tech, luxury formulas developed at some of the world’s best labs, but sold direct to the consumer so that the middleman (the retailer) is completely removed from the equation. I have to say that it took me a while to...

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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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