Category Archives: Beauty


Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil

When it comes to removing my make up, I can be quite a lazy one. The basic Johnson Face Care Makeup Wipes (link) are usually my go-to product to remove my makeup at the end of the day. Easy and quick but am I really looking after my skin properly? Well, when I was on skiing holiday a few weeks back, one of my friends gave me a little friendly ‘lecture’ that I should be looking after my skin better. She has the most gorgeous healthy skin and raved about this brand called “Superfacialist by Úna Brennan” so we ended up having a bit of girly time-out discussing products, cleaning our skin and doing face-masks.

The product I fell in love with and ended up getting for myself as soon as I got back to London was the Superfacialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil. It’s a “a superb dual purpose ‘wonder-blend’ of aromatherapy oils ideal to pre-cleanse, hydrate and calm dehydrated, sensitive skins.

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Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Makeup artists Sam and Nic Chapman, more famously known as Pixiwoo are probably the reason I got into makeup. In my teens, makeup wasn’t really of interest to me (aside from the occasional 90s blue mascara haha). It wasn’t until my early 20s when I started working at a corporate firm where I had to wear makeup that I realised I had no idea what to do with eyeshadows, liner etc. So I decided to get on YouTube and people like Pixiwoo, Tanya Burr and MakeupByTiffanyD taught me how to apply products, what brands were best ones to use, how come up with new looks and in the long run inspired me to start my own blog!

Since starting their YouTube channel in 2008, Sam and Nic Chapman have become world-wide famous for their videos (for example; their recent winged eyeliner for hooded eyes is a real goodie to watch), plus they run makeup courses and have started a brush line called Real Techniques.

Real Techniques was launched in 2011 and was focussed around unbelievable brush quality paired with professional, interesting, fun education from Sam and Nic. They have videos showing you how to use each brush in detail (LINK). More recently they launched their Bold Metals Collection which is just stunning!  These luxe brushes offer high performance with super soft bristles that feature shred-resistant properties and advanced pick-up and release of makeup. But more importantly, they look so cool.

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A guide to Foundation & Clinique Stay Matte Foundation

Finding your holy-grail foundation is something every girl wants but isn’t really that easy. Because how do you know what the right foundation is based variables like texture, consistency, shade and additional skin benefits. So when I came across this ‘Guide to Foundation’ by Jenna Menard (Clinique Global Colour Artist) I thought it may be helpful to share this on the blog to anyone that has questions about what foundation is right for them! So let’s look at Jenna expertise and insider secrets on how to get the best out of our foundations:

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Burberry S/S 15 Collection – Rain or Shine Runway Blush Palette

At London Fashion Week, just a few weeks ago, Burberry introduced its Spring/Summer 2015 ‘The Birds and the Bees’ runway collection. The collection was bold and colourful and featured lots of flowers, high-gloss leather, wasp waists and dragonfly belts. Inspired by the runway collection Burberry Beauty has also launched their Spring/Summer 2015 Make-up Collection, showing off a rainbow of colours as seen on the runway.

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Model Crush: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Confession time….I have a little model crush. I keep spotting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at red carpet events recently and I just can’t stop gushing about how amazing she looks! Last week at the Elle Style Awards in London, Rosie was crowned Model of the Year and it is not hard to see why. Twenty seven-year-old Rosie, has a hugely successful international career spanning more than ten years, during which she has graced international catwalks and campaigns for brands including Burberry, Prada, Givenchy and Balmain, plus also looked stunning in Marks & Spencers campaigns with (dreamy) Ryan Reynolds.

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New Burberry Brit Rhythm Floral for Women

This month, Burberry introduced its newest addition to their women’s fragrance collection. Burberry Brit Rhythm For Woman – Floral Eau de Toilette is inspired by music and features British model and actress Suki Waterhouse at the heart of the campaign.

What they say “Backstage, the heat rises. Sultry and intimate, sensual fruits, lilac and ambery woods pulse on her skin. The energy of live music. Free spirited and feminine. As rush of british lavender, intoxicating orange blossom and vetiver.”

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Beauty inspiration

Pinterest Beauty Inspiration

Women are always seeking out new sources of inspiration when it comes to discovering beauty tips and trends. A recent beauty study found that 54% of women consider beauty websites and blogs to be their most inspirational source of beauty content. But I was surprised to find that in this study only 8% used Pinterest for beauty inspiration. Personally I think Pinterest is a great place to get beauty inspiration (and, um, waste hours and hours of your life).

If you are not familiar with Pinterest yet then it’s about time you jumped on board! Pinterest is an online tool for collecting and organizing things that you love. It’s a bit like a virtual set of moodboards that you can continually add to without running out of space. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favourite recipes. Browsing other peoples pinboards is a really fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share the same interests. Read more about my love (and slight addiction) of Pinterest HERE.

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