My favourite new beauty products

When it comes to beauty products I am wary of trying out new products as inevitably I am disappointed and end up going back to my tried and tested favourites.

Five New Beauty Favourites

Recently though I have come across a handful of products that I’ve tried and am confident that they will remain firm favourites in my beauty regime. Continue reading


Product review: John Frieda Sheer Blonde

I recently decided to take charge of my hair and hide the few platinum white hairs that have appeared around my hairline. They are not that noticeable but I know they are there. So I made a brave choice and had a few highlights and a little toner colour applied to blend them away and stop me feeling so self-conscious.

In doing so I have had to slightly alter my hair washing routine so when I was contacted about trying out some John Frieda products I said what the hell, no harm in trying them out.

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Creating my own spa at home

As we expected, this summer has so far been a mixture of sunshine and downpours. First drought conditions and now flooding. All of which leads to wardrobe dilemmas and those days when your outfit just turns out to be the wrong choice.

It started out cold and rainy and as soon as you’re 10 minutes into your walk to work it starts to get sunnier, and warmer, making the choice of wearing boots and tights a mistake and by the end of the day all you want is to peel those suckers off and soak your poor feet.

The last thing I want to do when my feet ache is to Continue reading

Make-up brushes – so many choices

As I reach my blusher brush yet again I am reminded of a task I should have done years ago.


NARS Kabuki Artisan Yachiyo Brush

NARS Kabuki Artisan Yachiyo Brush £37.50

I know, for years I have coped with cheap gift sets that suited me as a teenager but as I get older I’m starting to hate having to throw out yet another brush that is shedding and leaving me covered in tiny black hairs. Enough is enough. I need some better brushes.
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Nails this week – Barry M Glitter & E.L.F Mint Cream

Last week I gave my nails the week off and instead spent some time thinking about what I wanted to do with them next.  The last look was pretty but I wanted to start experimenting a little more. So when a parcel arrived at my home Friday with a label saying Barry M I got all excited as I had been planning on adding to my nail polish collection.

This is what was inside my padded jiffy bag:

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Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Lip Color review

I’m quite a fan of lip colours that claim to stay on all day, through meals out, drinks and of course those annoying moments when you accidentally rub your lips and smudge lipstick all over your face…however, I find that most are not as fool-proof as they like to make out.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Lip Color in Tomato

I love the colour of Revlon’s Ultimate Lip Color. It’s a red that reminds me if classic Hollywood – all cupid bows and pouts – Rita Heyworth and Marilyn Monroe. It goes on easily and has a Continue reading

Barry M Strawberry Ice Cream Nail Polish review

I’ve been having a little nail polish buying spree lately. Today I bought two new colours and a proper base coat as well as a clever little corrector pen from Opi.


Barry M in Strawberry Ice Cream, Revlon Lasting Finish in Sunshine and Rimmel Try Harder base coat. Continue reading