The Ordinary Cheatsheet

The ultimate guide on how to figure out the complexities of The Ordinary skincare by Deciem

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Best Products For Curly Hair|UK|2017

How to make the most of natural curls and waves- full description of technique and how to find the best products from supermarkets, drugstores and online

Puffy Eye Remedies 

A list of Puffy Eye Remedies for banishing the dreaded eye bags.  Morning puffy eyes are the bane of my life. The eyes are the windows to the soul and my windows look knackered. I’ve tried loads of stuff, expensive creams, cheap ones, all those daft hacks you read on Pinterest. While I haven’t found…

Where to Find and Buy Cheap Makeup 

My list of reputable sites and shops where you can buy cheap makeup. Grab yourself an absolute makeup bargain with the help of this list- We all love a good bargain and some people can’t afford anything but a bargain. In this day and age money is tighter, you have to be cunning with your…

My Charlotte Tilbury Collection-The Hits and Misses

A “Shop the Stash” Review and Swatches of my Charlotte Tilbury makeup including the Colour Chameleon sticks, Beach Stick, Dolce Vita and Vintage Vamp palettes, Wonder Glow Highlighter and Magic Foundation.  It occurred to me that I was amassing a moderate collection of Charlotte Tilbury makeup.  I get asked about Charlotte Tilbury stuff reasonably often…

Foundation-My Guide-Part 1- It’s a MineField!

I’ve been thinking about foundation a lot recently, trying to compose my thoughts on the matter. I’ve been asked by friends which foundation I recommend, I sort of go “Umm, go to a counter and ask a lady to match you”, which isn’t the advice they were after. I don’t think there is a great…

Summer Heat Beauty Survival Tricks 

Aka how to avoid a summer spot fest if you have oily skin. Aka A few handy products and tips to keep us looking fine in the makeup melting summer heat. It’s summer and when you’re rushing about in the heat your makeup is gone before you can say “you’re glowing!”.  I quite often find…

How to Choose a Highlighter.

I’m going to take you on a journey through all the highlight products I own, from the silly expensive to the most bargain drugstore in a bid to help you chose the best highlighter product for you.Highlighter is very helpful for brightening the face, particularly if you have had a long night. My baby woke me…

8 Steps to Achieving All Day Matte Perfection 

I’ve been asked about Mattifying products by friends. Which ones work? Do any of them work? How can I get my makeup to stay put all day?  Through my own experience, I don’t think all day doll-face can be  achieved just by using one product, unfortunately. If you need to look flawless all day, perhaps…

16 Signs that you might be addicted to makeup 

Do you have an unhealthy obsession with cosmetics? See how many statements you agree with to find out- Some of your earliest memories involve it (for me wanting Tinkerbell pealable nail varnish and not being allowed to have it)   When you read a magazine, you skip straight to the beauty section. The idea of a makeup…