Saturday, 25 October 2014


Playdoh Perfume?

THE LIBRARY OF FRAGRANCE review swatch photo
THE LIBRARY OF FRAGRANCE review swatch photo

A new perfume line in launching in the UK and it boats over a 101 scents, including Beeswax, Fireplace and PlayDoh. Yup, PlayDoh. One of the more unusual things to come through my door as of late but a super exciting launch none the less. In comes The Library of Fragrance, Dropping 28 unique scents into Boots.

While I don't own Playdoh I did smell it while I was in New York and it legit smells like the stuff. It threw me right back to childhood. The thing about the whole range is that it's supposed to evoke memories and thoughts as scents have such strong emotional memories attached to them.

I have the scents Fresh Ginger, Baby Powder, Marshmallow, Moonbeam, Orange Blossom and Musk #7. All of which smell exactly like what they are described as. Baby Powder smells exactly like baby powder and Ginger has that unmistakable zing. Orange Blossom is my pick of the bunch but I would recommend checking them all out in store as they are just so unique. All of the fragrances are single notes, If you enjoy simple, straight forward fragrances I have no doubt that you will want to add some of these to your collection.

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Friday, 24 October 2014


Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014

Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo
Urban Decay Naked Vault 2014 review swatch photo

Some days I flick through email after email of nothingness - Nothing too exciting ever comes through. Then in pings this press realise to my emails and BOOM. Heart palpitations. URBAN DECAY NAKED VAULT. UH HELL TO THE YES.

I was one of the lucky few to get their paws on this predicted to be a sell out Selfridges Exclusive. Containing all three best selling Urban Decay Naked palettes, all three Naked Flushed face palettes, three Naked lip glosses and three dual ended eyeliners. This is a seriously covetable item right now. Imagine how happy you'd be if you opened this under the Christmas Tree!

Right off the bat I’ll say this is going to sell like hot cakes. Be warned, the Urban Decay Naked Vault availability is limited. At £180 (with £255 value) it’s hardly cheap, but it’s a beauty junkies dream gift. The waiting list at Selfridges opened today so be sure to add yourself to the list if you want to be in with a chance.

As you know I actually have all the items in this gift box so might be worth keeping an eye out for a little giveaway coming soon… Just saying *insert sass hand emoji*

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Everyday Flawless with Olay Total Effects

This post is sponsored by Olay Total Effects
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream review swatch photo
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream review swatch photo
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream review swatch photo
Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream review swatch photo

I’ve always been a bit of a full face kinda gal. While I'm happy to bare all on the odd occasion, I’m definitely an all or nothing kinda girl when it comes to makeup. I was set the task of being part of Olays’s #everydayflawless week - which sent my little heart into palpitations! Everyday Flawless is all about keeping things perfected and polished, flawless but still natural. Aiming at to helping women feel and look their best every day.

Armed with the Olay Totally Effects Pore Minimizer CC Cream as a base I set to work. Available in three shades (I’m Light to Medium) it’s a suped up multitasking cream packed full go vitamins. Blended onto the skin with a buffing brush it seamlessly blended with my skin. Coverage is light and blurring, the shade adapted and seamlessly blended into my face. I found the CC Cream to be brightening and smoothing and I was surprised how even my skin tone used when I used a light layer. A luminous airbrush style finish that just perfects the skin with minimal effort.

As you can tell my my photos I don’t have the best skin at the moment. Favouring covering up with full coverage foundation and concealer. Yet wearing this base still makes me feel just as confident. I didn’t even reach for concealer or powder to layer up. While some of my angrier spots show through due to texture the tone was spot on. Definitely one of those bases for no makeup makeup days to give beautiful skin in just one step.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014


#tbt - Maybelline Great Lash

Maybelline Great Lash review swatch photo Maybelline Great Lash review swatch photo
Maybelline Great Lash was the first ever mascara I bought as a young girl getting into makeup. I think it’s that instantly recognisable eye catching packaging - which feels so old fashioned compared to more modern mascaras! The pink and green tube has been a staple in beauty bags for years and hasn’t really changed much over the years. The mascara itself is drier than most formulas and has a small pointy brush. Recently they have launched a new version in the form of Maybelline Great Lash Big which is a huge launch for the brand and building on the heritage of the original lash enhancer. Same formula but with a big ol’ brush!

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Monday, 20 October 2014


A little boots haul...

uk drugstore haul


You know the drill, go ito your local small Boots and end up coming out with half the shop. Thats what happened on my most recent jaunt around my drugstore favourite so I decided I should do a haul video and talk about what I got. A lot of it is drugstore haircare, my personal favourite thing about lower end products as well as a few body and makeup bits thrown in for good measure. For the full product listing you can check out my video on my Youtube Channel!


Sorry things have been a bit quite on here recently, I sort of dropped off the face of the planet while planning othe things! None the less normal posting resumes tomorrow! Sorry about the blip!

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