Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover Balm

As I said in my Last post, I felt compelled to buy Take the Day Off Makeup Remover Balm so I could get the BonusTime bag. The Clinique lady was so enthusiastic about this balm. It’s had good reviews all over the internet too. It comes in a purple plastic tub. Which on opening reveals a lard…

It’s Bonus Time- Thanks Clinique, you got me again.

You’ve got to love a bonus bag. Lovely small things you can’t say no to. I’ve got about 20 Clinique bags stuck under my chest of drawers.      In the February 2016 bag we have RepairWear Laser Focus SPF15 line smoothing cream RepairWear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream Take the Day Off Makeup Remover…

Choose your shade of eyeshadow wisely 

I have dark brown eyes. In times gone by I have wondered why whatever eyeshadow colour I wear it always looks the same. I put on a lovely Aubergine Bobbi Brown eyeshadow this morning to demonstrate.  It’s a dark matte purple colour but on me it looks like nothing in particular-  I think it’s because…

How to remove your makeup with only water?!

Well, I was amazed by my discovery. Let me reveal to you with some enthusiasm my train of thought. I was meandering around Boots and there’s a section for innovative products, which I always enjoy. I noticed something called a Makeup Eraser. To me it looked eerily similar to a microfibre cloth. Except that it cost…

Aging Fabulously. Makeup after a certain age. 

My mum is knocking on the door of sixty and she looks great. She has a tendency to shy away. Not wanting to draw attention to herself, she won’t get dolled up. Nonsense I say! There’s a way of doing things- you can be elegant, well groomed, fancy, as opposed to tarty, mutton not lamb….

Garnier Olio permanent hair dye in Deep Cherry.

If anyone should have been around in the 1980s it’s me. My hair is ginormous. No back combing here it’s all me. Exhibit A- It’s bouffy, frizzy, thick, it wants to be vertical and it’s coming to get you. Wherever I go I leave a brown curly hair or 2. I know I should be…

Cheeks-a Tutorial using Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick.

   I feel a bit wrong calling this post a tutorial, who am I to tell you what to do? Take from it what you will. You might think “That’s a nice colour” or “That looks terrible, I’m never wearing blusher again”  I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick (shade Es Vedra) on one of…

My Makeup in Pictures, Today is a Purple Eye.

Today I’m going to go through the stages of my makeup application. To demonstrate how one can go from looking God-awful to a passable human being.   This first photo is just after washing my face and moisturising (Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser and Kiko Skin Trainer)   Then we have base, a combination of two…

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion-could it be magic?

It’s £16 and the website says- “Space-age polymer technology fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow.” Like the sound of that? I did. So today my mission was to find out if their claim of “24-hour, crease-free shadow, more vibrant color and smoother application” could be substantiated. I…