Saturday, 23 September 2017

Antipodes Manuka Honey Duo Review

The past few weeks I've been trialling the Antipodes Manuka Honey Brightening Day Cream* & Eye Cream*, and I'm ready to share my thoughts.
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Friday, 22 September 2017

Hello Autumn! | Autumn Giveaway

Today is the first day of Autumn, with today being the Autumn Equinox. I'm currently sitting in Starbucks drinking a PSL, very appropriate, isn't it? Autumn is my all time favourite season, I absolutely adore this time of year. To celebrate it, I thought I'd run a little Autumn themed giveaway! 
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Too Faced Melted Latex Review

Liquid lipsticks traditionally have a matte finish, but Too Faced has recently launched their new Melted Latex range: liquified lipsticks with a high shine finish.
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Monday, 18 September 2017

The "Source: Pinterest" Mentality

I am 21, and my generation have been raised with access to practically anything and everything thanks to the internet, and there's definitely a mentality of "if it's there, it's free to use". That's not true.
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

My "Oh Sh*t I'm Breaking Out" Skincare Line Up

It happens to all of us. The occasional pesky spot, or even worse, a full blown breakout. Whether my skin isn't co-operating because of stress or my time of the month, here's my go-to products for when I need to combat pimples. 
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

What I Got For My 21st Birthday

Last Friday saw my 21st birthday, and I was absolutely spoiled rotten! I couldn't wait to write a post about everything I got.
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Monday, 11 September 2017

Three From Smith & Cult

You probably know this brand for their stunning and sleek nail polishes, but I'm obsessed with their make up (I mean, I don't paint my own nails, otherwise I'd definitely have to have every single one of their nail polishes!)
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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Keeping Hold of Summer | Giveaway


Summer is coming to a close now and I'm trying to hold onto it the best I can. I've been going through some of my favourite photographs from this Summer. 
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Friday, 8 September 2017

My Travelling Memories

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever" - Karl Lagerfeld.
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Beauty Fails | Disappointing Products

I don't think I've ever done a post like this before so I thought it was about time I did! Just a necessary disclaimer: I'm not tarring these products or brands as "bad", but one particular product didn't work for me.
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Monday, 4 September 2017

Postboxed Review

With my birthday just around the corner (have you seen my birthday list?) I've been keeping my eye out online for some gift inspiration, when I came across Postboxed.
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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Skincare Line Up: BLUE

If you didn't catch the first instalment of this new series on my blog, you can find it here. The gist of it is that, I love skincare and I thought by grouping my products into colours it'd be a quick and easy (and photogenic) way of showcasing some of my favourite skincare products.
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Friday, 1 September 2017

August Favourites

I am so pleased that September is here, it's the best month. It's my birthday on the 8th; Autumn begins on the 22nd; and, don't deny it, the countdown for Christmas lowkey starts now.
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Stop bashing bloggers for "working for free"

To be honest, I really dislike writing posts about bloggers or blogging, it's just so cliche these days. But something I've been seeing a lot of recently is bloggers (bigger bloggers in particular, I'm sure you know the kind I mean) bashing bloggers for "working for free".
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

My Afterspa Picks & Review

I wash my face twice a day, everyday. Technically, three times a day. if I'm wearing make up or SPF, I double cleanse. So obviously, cleansing is a crucial part of my skincare routine, and I've been mixing it up a little lately with Afterspa products.
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Monday, 21 August 2017

My 21st Birthday Wish List

My 21st is now less than 3 weeks away (8th September). It's come around super fast I've barely even noticed which is really out of character for me, I usually start making my list in May!
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

How I Do Models Make Up For a Photo Shoot

So before I even start this post, I just want to make a disclaimer that I am not a make up artist. I am purely a make up enthusiast who is also a photographer, and thought one day, "you know what's a good idea? I'm going to do my models make up".
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Friday, 18 August 2017

Photo Shoot: Seasalter

Another day, another photo shoot. I recently popped out with my cousins Alice and Rosie - my models for the evening - to the beach to take some snaps.
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

My Eye of Horus Picks & Review

I have a small selection of Eye of Horus products in my make up stash (at the moment!) but I've been reaching for them a lot lately, so I thought it was about time I gave them their dedicated space on the blog.
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Monday, 14 August 2017

Caseapp Review + GIVEAWAY

As someone who always has some kind of device on them, I like to have them look pretty. Accessorising my phone and laptop is something I really enjoy, and I recently ordered a couple of bits from Caseapp
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Skincare Line Up: PINK

Welcome to the first post of my new series of skincare line ups! I am a skincare junkie (just in case you haven't already noticed) and, even though this isn't my daily skincare routine, I thought putting together a skincare 'line up' to showcase what skincare products I'm currently loving was a good idea.
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Indie British Beauty Brands You Need to Know + GIVEAWAY

Something I am passionate about is shopping independent. When you shop from a big department store, that money is going towards expanding an already huge company, and probably buying a chief executive her second Ferrari. When you shop independently, you're supporting an up and coming brand, helping them to expand their research, product line, marketing, etc. Not only that, but your money is going towards putting food on someones table.
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July Favourites

August is here! I know this is going to sound really bad, but I'm so excited that we're onto the last month of summer! I am so ready for Autumn; cooler air, crunchy leaves, beautiful colours, and not forgetting my birthday (September 8th).
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Friday, 28 July 2017

(Malin + Goetz) Duo Review

Lately I've been using this (Malin + Goetz) duo, the Grapefruit Cleanser and Detox Face Mask
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Monday, 24 July 2017

Photo Printing with Printiki

As a photographer, I am a total print hoarder. I just cant get enough of them. I think they're so much more than a bit of paper - they're memories; they're decorations. I love them! I recently tried out the printing service from Printiki.com.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

GLITTER LIPS?! | BEAUTY BLVD REVIEW

The glitter lips trend has been sweeping the beauty world of late, and I thought it was about time I jumped on the band wagon and gave it a go! I opted to try the glitter lips sets from independent British beauty brand (because you know how I feel about #ShopIndependent) Beauty BLVD.
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Friday, 21 July 2017

How I Contour & Highlight with Crown Brushes

Lately, to contour and highlight I've been using brushes almost exclusively from Crown Brush UK, so I thought I'd write a post to break down my contour and highlight routine, as well as what brushes I've been using. 
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Picks & Review


Skincare that pushes the boundary of science and nature, contains ground breaking probiotics, strives to help your skin repair itself and maintain it's natural equilibrium and a passion for self care and mindfulness? Let's talk about Aurelia. 
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Friday, 14 July 2017

My Guide To Flatlay Photos

You know what a flatlay photo is, I know what a flatlay photo is, every blogger in the entire world knows what a flatlay photo is. Are they overused? Definitely. Are they going to go away any time soon? Probably not.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Beauty Bargain Hunter: LoveTheSales.com

I've always said I should be on a beauty version of Bargain Hunt. I am the self proclaimed Queen of beauty bargains. I recently came across LoveTheSales.com, where you can find everything on sale on one website.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Skin Elixir Review

You probably already know that one of my biggest passions is shopping independent. As much love as I have for mainstream beauty brands, I also go out of my way to discover and (hopefully) fall in love with independent, British beauty brands. Today, I'm focusing on Skin Elixir.
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

NEW Nars Liquid Blushers Review & Swatches

As soon as I saw that Nars had launched new blushers, I snapped them up right away. I've been testing them out for the best part of 4 weeks now, and I'm ready to give my verdict.
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Friday, 7 July 2017

Summer Beauty Must Haves

I'll admit, I'm not a fan of the heat. I'm much more of an Autumn girl. That being said, one of the few things I do love about Summer is the beauty trends. Cheeks get bronzier, skin gets dewier, and lips get more colourful. What's not to love?
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Bloomtown Botanicals Face Masks Review

I love a good face mask, especially clay masks which are fantastic for giving your skin a good ol' deep clean. So when I saw these two Bloomtown Botanicals clay masks - The Clearing and The Spring - I knew I had to try them both.
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Red Carpet Hair with GHD

I am a total hair styling amateur, but when I'm flicking through my glossy magazines oggling the stunning red carpet hairstyles, even I can't help but at least try and emulate one or two which catch my eye.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

June Favourites

As per usual, the first post of a new month is what I've been loving the past 4 weeks. Keep reading to find out what make up, skincare and fragrances I've been obsessed with lately!
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Friday, 30 June 2017

Hyperhidrosis: My Odaban Solution

I was recently approached to try out Odaban anti-perspirent*. This came as quite a surprise, because I have never publicly said that I have hyperhidrosis, the medical term for excessive sweating. I didn't even mention to the person who contacted me about trying Odaban that I had this condition. 
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

My Biggest Haul EVER: £1000 Bobbi Brown Haul!

If you read my blog, you already know I love Bobbi Brown. I definitely feel that I've really proved my love for the brand, I've only gone and spent an entire grand on skincare and make up products!
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Pai Skincare Everyday Hero Collection Review


I have been interested in Pai skincare for a long time, attracted to the brand by their passionate approach to using "good" ingredients and sensitive skin. They have a huge range of products and I was unsure where to start, so when I came across the Everyday Hero Collection, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to delve into Pai.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

What I Wish I'd Known As A Newbie Blogger

With my blog now a year and a half old, do I consider myself an experienced, well established blogger? Well, no, not at all. But in the same breath, I wouldn't call myself a newbie, either. Looking back at how "my little slice of the internet" has evolved, there's a number of things I can't help but wish I could go back and tell my "newbie blogger" self.
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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Space NK Haul & First Impressions

If you read about "What's In My Weekend Travel Bag", you'll have known that my boyfriend and I visited Bournemouth last weekend. Whilst there, I took advantage of the fact that there was a Space NK a 10 minute walk from my hotel.
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Friday, 23 June 2017

My Perfect Night In

Lately I've been swapping nights out on the town with staying indoors with my boyfriend, binge watching seasons 1 through 6 of Game of Thrones in preparation for the new season, which begins next month. We've got ourselves into a really cosy night-in routine, that I wanted to share on my blog.
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Bioderma Photoderm Range Picks & Review

In Summer, it's extra important to make sure you slather on the SPF. I'm always up for delving into a new sun care range, and lately I've been testing out my picks from Bioderma's Photoderm line.
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Monday, 19 June 2017

"THE SKINCARE BASKET" DE CLUTTER

I have this basket in my bathroom that began innocently enough as a place to store skincare products that I use exclusively in the bathroom, you know, cleansers/exfoliators, masks, body care and the like. However, over time, this basket basically became a dumping ground for products I no longer use (or at least don't use consistently).
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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mavala Beauty Picks & Review | + WIN A BUNDLE!

You already know Mavala for their stunning nail polishes, but did you know they also offer a huge range of nail care, as well as make up? Keep reading to find out what products I put to the test! You'll also find a chance to win a Mavala bundle worth £30 at the bottom of the post.
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Friday, 16 June 2017

What's In My Weekend Travel Bag

Myself and my boyfriend have taken a little trip to Bournemouth Thursday morning 'til Saturday night (by the time this is published, we'll probably already be there!) So, technically, this is my mid-week travel bag, but "my Thursday to Saturday travel bag" just isn't as catchy, is it?
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

DHC Skincare & Make Up Picks

DHC is a Japanese beauty brand that has a huge range of products. I was first introduced to the brand with a sample of the cleansing oil and I was hooked.  Even looking at their website now in preparation for this post to get the exact names of products I've tried, I'm adding more stuff to my basket!
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Saturday, 10 June 2017

NEW Lancôme Matte Shaker Review


The two Matte Shaker liquid lipsticks I picked up were total impulse buys. Lancôme just isn't a brand I shop from often, but when I saw the beautiful line up of their new matte colours, I was sucked in instantly.
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Friday, 9 June 2017

Newtons Labs Skincare Picks & Review

Sometimes, when my skin is bad, I like to go back to basics. I like to put the complex serums aside and switch my expensive skincare regime out for something more simple, with a focus on keeping my skin clean. 
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette


I bought the Becca x Chrissy Tiegen palette! This isn't a review because I haven't used it on my face yet, but it's so pretty I had to give it a post of it's own. I was hesitant initially when I saw that Becca was launching a new face palette in collaboration with Chrissy Tiegen. I'll admit, I didn't pay any attention to the pre-launch hype.
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