Thursday, 20 July 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna Lipstick Review

Hey beauties! I wasn't going to do a blog post on this lipstick as I've had it for a little while now, but the main reason I never wrote a review is because I took all the pictures and I didn't like any of them when I started editing them. By then I had used it for swatches etc and it looked all smudged and used so I didn't take any more pictures as I always try and keep everything pristine until I've taken pictures for the blog. I then realised that that was literally the most stupid reason not to feature it on here and still write the review! (P.S. Totally not happy with these pictures either... hazy much?!)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

How I Beat Adult Acne

How I Got Rid of Adult Acne

In the past I was quite lucky with my skin; as a teenager I never really suffered with spots or greasy skin, even though I would get the odd pimple I never had anything too traumatic. When I passed my teenage years and went into my early twenties, my skin pretty much stayed the same and I thought, "I must be one of those people who is just really lucky, right?!". WRONG. As if by magic at around the age of 24/25 my skin must have thought 'come on let's mix it up a bit' and what happened was probably one of the most horrible and confidence shaking things that has happened to me. My skin started to develop tons of pimples, spots and horrific cystic acne. And yes I know there are worst things to happen to people, but for me I was already going through a really difficult time and then with the acne on top, it really made me feel at rock bottom. 

Anyway the good news is is that a couple of years later, I now have clear skin again. Even though I get the odd breakout, the improvement in my skin is so much better and I even go out without makeup on now (something I would NEVER do when I had acne). I thought it might be helpful to share some tips I followed to get rid of my adult acne (including my number one secret weapon that I found banished my acne for good - scroll to the bottom if you just want to jump straight to it).

DISCLAIMER: I cannot guarantee that these will work for you, and if you are really suffering it would probably be worth consulting with a doctor or a dermatologist. ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: This is a really long post so you might want to grab a cup of tea.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Ordinary Skincare - Does Affordable Skincare Actually Work?

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and 2% Hyaluronic Acid

So if you're on Instagram you would have heard of The Ordinary; let's face it, it's everywhere. I first became aware of it on my Instagram feed a good few months ago, and for some reason I didn't think to investigate it further as I assumed it was going to be really expensive. It was only when my best friend asked me if I had heard about it, and told that it was really affordable that I realised I just had to have a look into it!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder Review

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder Review
Beauties, I am just going to come out and say it - I committed a huge blogging sin and used this gorg powder before I photographed it. A week before my holiday my beloved Armani Loose Powder ran out. Now normally I would just go and re-purchase it straight away because it is seriously bomb, but I also saw it as an opportunity to try the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. I thought it wouldn't be splurging if I actually need a new powder, right?! Anyway I left it till literally the last minute before we went away to buy it, (because you know, nothing like the thrill of running around at 8pm the night before buying last minute holiday purchases) so I had to just use it and pray to god that a nice blurry photo would save the fact I'd been dipping in and out of it all week ;)

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Italy Photo Diary - Portofino & Santa Margherita

Hello Beauties! As you know we went to Italy last week, and so today I thought I'd share a a few photos of where we went and what we did. We are really bad at taking photos, we always forget to get good pictures of us (usually too busy eating) but this time we got quite a few. We have been to Italy together quite a few times now, but we have never been when it's hot and we haven't done too much exploring outside of where Chris's family live. This time we thought we'd head down to the Ligurian Coast a.k.a. the Italian riviera, which was about an hour and forty minute drive from Pisa airport. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and we had such an amazing time there!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Beautiful Brows with YSL Brow Wardrobe - Review and Swatches*

YSL Couture Brow Marker, Couture Brow Palette, Couture Brow and Dessin Des Sourcils

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In the past, brows have never been my strong point. Mine are quite full at the front but disappear into nothing on the tail, and I never had the patience to draw them in properly. Going back a few years ago I actually used to go into work with no eyebrows filled in whatsoever. Considering I like to wear a lot of eye makeup you can imagine how weird I looked. Thankfully, I've now realised the importance of brows. We all know they frame the face beautifully but I also think makeup looks overall more polished when your brows are filled in slightly. I'm not one for overly heavy brows, but I do like them to look as neat and tidy as I can get them. Lately I have been using these beautiful brow products from Yves Saint Laurent, here's what I thought of them!