Springtime and (Louboutin) Dafodile

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Some might say that grey is not a very springlike colour. But what do those people know? I like grey at all times of the year. And I think that...

Boa Vista Beaches (With Bumble And Bumble)

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Summer is so close I can almost smell it. But that could be because I’ve just fallen off a plane from the Cape Verde islands, all tanned, relaxed and only slightly burnt. You know how it is; you get invited to book some last minute flights…

I’m Ready For My Close Up: A Review of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Flashes Mascara

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I’m here! I’m still alive! I bet you’ve missed me heaps, yeah? That’s comforting. This is a beauty product review and I’m back to chat about a mascara I feel passionate about. Fascinating if that’s your cup of chai but if not, don’t worry, I…

Rouge Louboutin

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I’m currently sporting the most expensive nail varnish that has ever graced the tips of my fingers; the legendary ‘Rouge Louboutin’. And it comes as no surprise that I’m pretty in love with it. If you’ve been following me a while you may remember back…

Coming Up Roses

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Remember all those times I’ve told you how lazy I am when it comes to skincare? Well good news everybody! (Professor Farnsworth voice) I’ve found another enabling product! You can all thank me later. Preferably by buying me a drink. The Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner…

Summer Showers feat. The Body Shop

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Well, the weather in August thus far has been fairly weak. I’ve had to find new ways to make myself feel summery including, but not limited to, planning tropical holidays, drinking cocktails with little umbrellas in, driving around with the car’s heating on full blast and…

My New Favourite Things: The S/S14 Edit

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What a week, hey? Looks like I’ve survived though, and I’m obviously glad you all did too or I’d have no one left to chat shit to. Nothing much of interest has happened thus far this week, or in fact last week, aside from work, work ,…

Fenwick Beauty Week

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Happy Beauty Week Sarah Fans! No, I had no idea either but luckily Fenwick are on the ball and sent across a thoughtful bag of goodies in celebration. Between Monday May 12th and Saturday May 17th they’re hosting a week of special offers, daily live…

Paris: Part Deux

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Bonjour mes petits amis avec les yeux. Welcome back to Part Deux of the Paris posts. This has been a bit delayed for various reasons but also because I wanted to have actually used some of the products before writing about them. After all a…

My Current Favourite Things: The February 2014 Edit

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A likening to ‘bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens’ seems more appropriate this time with it being FREAKING FREEZING all the sodding time. Screw you February. Seasonal rage aside, my favourite things this month are not all winter themed and depressing, which is nice….

A Thumbs Up For Giorgio Armani

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Lipstick is not one of my usual and fluent topics of conversation so this might be a fairly short and trivial post but I wanted to drop a little compliment or two on a snazzy little product I’ve been using, without being hideously boring to…

Full Volume

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This week I was asked if I’d like to try out the newest John Frieda Luxurious Volume collection. Er… Yes. Yes I would, thanks. Nothing gets rid of those January blues like a big, bouncy blow dry. The only thing is, I’m not normally very…

The New Daily Routine

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January is the perfect time to give your beauty regime a bit of an overhaul. Out with the old and in with the new. It may be a little clichéd but who am I to fight tradition? You may remember last year’s skincare regime post…

Face-Mask Fever

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I know this is going to be one of those #unpopularopinions everyone’s always bleating on about over on twitter but… Hi, I’m Sarah and I just don’t like face-masks. I’m currently writing this in the bath (abnormal blogging in the midst of the action right…

The Make Up Round Up

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There have been a few products that have caught my eye over the last month or so and, now that I’ve had a bit of daylight and some time to take some snaps, I’d like to introduce you motley bunch to them. Motley in a…

Soapy & Glorious

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Right you beautiful lot, that’s Christmas over with for another whole year. Hope you had a good one and all that. Now let’s go back to a time before Christmas and chat our way through a few product reviews, starting with a familiar brand; Soap…

Christmas Consumerism: The November 2013 Edit

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I’m starting my Christmas posts a little earlier this year. Call me over-eager but it seems I’ve got a lot going on and thought it might be best to get a bit ahead of myself. Anyhow, the snow is apparently on it’s way, my head is full…

Vaseline: Making Moisturiser for Lazy People

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Vaseline are such enablers. They’re making it waaaay too easy for me to indulge my lazy side with their new Spray & Go Body Moisturiser. I’m not complaining however because I have been waiting for someone to invent this particular product FOREVER. Thank you Vaseline,…

Clarins Carry On

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I love it when a plan comes together. This weekend I jetted over to Dubai again for a weekend of silliness, cocktails and partying and, just when I’m considering what to pack in the way of skincare (I was actually debating not taking anything and…

Teeze Me

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I finally succumbed and bought a Tangle Teezer. I’ve been resisting doing this for yonks, trying not to notice them at the counter in Space NK, pretending I don’t want to try my sister’s when I visit, scrolling past them on lookfantastic.com but finally I’ve bought one….

You Gelly?

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I’m not normally one for managing to keep up with all the blogger trends but news of the Barry M Nail Gelly newest S/S13 colour releases has been spreading like wildfire all summer and even I couldn’t fail to have heard about them. It’s seems…

The August Glossybox

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Groupies, friends and lovers, allow me to take you on a tour of the August Glossybox. It’s a little late this month because I’ve been so busy enjoying the contents (and brunch) that I clean forgot to write about them. But it’ll be a nice…

The Secrets of Sudocrem

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Sometimes a seemingly innocent and unassuming product can be sitting right under your nose for years, while you go round in circles, spending a fortune on other, snazzier, more expensive products. Then one day you regroup, look down and, there it is. Sudocrem. The little…

All White Now

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I’m sure that if I’d put a bit more effort into it, I could’ve thunk up a slightly better title for this post but, from the minute that working title popped into my head, I’ve been unable to stop mentally singing Free at the top…

As Simple As A BB C

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It all began with an invitation to the bloggers’ event at The Body Shop a few months back. I’m sure all the best stories do indeed start with exclusive access to a party, free Buck’s Fizz, sweet nibbles and shopping everything in store at 50%…

The Summer Glossybox

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Summer has really arrived! Well, it’s less ‘arrived’ as it’s sort of thrown open the door, cartwheeled in, and knocked everyone about a bit in it’s eagerness. Perhaps a bit OTT but wonderful! We, in the UK, are currently in the middle of a real,…

A Hair Evolution

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Lately I’ve been really tempted to cut my hair short again. But I’m trying not to. I’ve had short (chin length, not boy length) hair for as long as I can remember. When I was little, and blonde, my mum used to keep my hair…

The June Glossybox

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This weekend was one of highs and lows. Bacon sandwiches for breakfast, the yummiest of lunches at the divine Cafe Royal and then joining the party at the Boiler Shop Steamer to fill us up on Friday evening, my first taste (of many) of the…

Oh Mally!

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Lately I’ve been trying out a different mascara. Having never worn any brand of mascara for the first 25 years of my life I felt that rather than stick with the product that originally changed my mind about dressing up my lashes, I should branch…

Glossybox Turns Two!

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Happy birthday Glossybox! Thanks very much for the box of presents that erm… you sent me for your birthday… Yes chaps, my May Glossybox arrived last week. I’d had a lovely afternoon at a Newcastle Fashion Week event and came home to find my delivery…

April’s Vintage Glossybox

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Oh Glossybox. You’ve been on a bit of a winning streak of late but I’m kind of disappointed by the April 2013 box. Annoyingly all the things in this box are *almost* good. Five decent offerings and new products but none quite meeting the mark….

Choosing Consistency

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In my (humble-ish) opinion there’s a lot to be said for sticking with the same sort of products and scents, and thus creating a consistency that becomes identifiable as your own. What you choose to use and put on your body can say a lot…

Louboutin: Shoes and… Cosmetics?

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It transpires that Christian Louboutin, a man famed for beautiful shoe creations that will eventually break either your bank or your ankle, is this year launching a cosmetic line. Excusez-moi? Has the world gone mad? I honestly don’t know whether to be excited or horrified….

My Milkshake Scented Hair Brings All The Boys To The Yard

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Yes, I really did just title a blog post using a butchered Kelis song lyric. That’s a new low right there. But the subject of this post has perhaps made me go a bit bonkers so it can be excused. Just this once. Milk_shake hair…

Butters and Balms

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I seem to be hoarding lip stuff. Not on purpose. I haven’t made some sort of crazy decision to collect lip balms and butters. Even I’m not that unhinged. I keep just acquiring them and then holding on to them. Glossybox has been a chief…

A ‘FABB’ Saturday Afternoon

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I’m not generally one for talking about sarahbosson.com. Except to my ever-patient boyfriend, who sorts out any technical problems I can’t overcome alone. I’m also not normally one to put myself out there, complete with a name badge, and go to an event that means…

A Story of Burt and his Bees.

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Over 25 years ago Burt’s Bees started manufacturing natural, ‘earth friendly’ products to help keep us looking our best. Roughly 25 days ago my beloved chum, my favourite yummy mummy and fellow lady that lunches, gifted me a Burt’s Bees Tips To Toes set because…

The Battle of the Eye Creams Continues…

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Do you beautiful people remember my cautious and reluctantly complimentary post, A Balancing Act? If not, feel free to refresh your memory; follow the link, have a skim through and pop back when you’re done. Up to speed now? Okay, so since then I’ve been…

Resisting (Most Of) Chanel’s 2013 Printemps Precieux Collection

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What a disaster. Chanel have brought out their new 2013 Printemps Precieux Collection just in time for Spring (hello more snow) and I’m far too skint to buy it ALL. But I have allowed myself to pick up the two most tempting things from this…

A Newcastle City Retreat

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Having my sister over last weekend seemed like an excellent excuse to try out the City Retreat spa in Newcastle centre, in the middle of the Bar 55 roundabout. Actually I don’t think the roundabout is actually called that anymore. (Cue googling…) It’s not, it…

My Current Favourite Things: The March 2013 Edit

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Forget raindrops on roses and any sort of feline facial hair clichés. These are a few of my favourite things, the products and items I’m using at the moment and those that are helping me survive March 2013. Lush bath bombs – I finally have…

Have you got the S Factor?

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I’ve got Zoella (@zoella) to thank for my latest go-to hair product. I’ve recently started following her (not in a creepy stalker way) and I am LOVING the S Factor products she recommended. It’s no secret that I like my hair products to smell like…

Glossybox Does City Chic

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As if the March Glossybox is all about city chic. Darling, I AM city chic. Or, y’know… I live… in a city. The blurb on the box insert states that city girls maintain a “glossy, groomed look” all the way “from boardroom to barstool”. God…

A Luxury Spa Afternoon In Northumberland? Just What The Doctor Ordered…

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My lady-pals are such little gems. They really are. It seems not to matter when, where or how we last saw each other, and how infrequent these visits are, when we get back together it’s as though we were back in middle school again. But…

Bourjois & The Instant Magic Nail Potion

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I know I’m a little late to the party with this one. Okay, okay, a lot late to the party. I only grabbed a pot of the Bourjois One Second Magic Nail Polish Remover because I’d run out of my usual bottle of nail varnish…

Monu Complexities

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Monu’s Night Renewal Complex anyone? No? Me neither. I’d like to start by saying I really wanted to like this product. It’s the first Monu product I’ve tried and I’d heard a lot of good things about the brand. But I honestly, hand on heart,…

Candy Hearts & Lipstick Kisses

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With impeccable timing, for an amazing change, my February Glossybox arrived on time, first time, on a Saturday. In-credible. Success at last! So I was able to open it and have a lovely play straight away. Without annoying the delivery chaps too much. This month’s…

Chanel: Rouge Noir

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For Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive a bottle of ‘Rouge Noir’ nail polish by Chanel. I believe it was one of their winter edition colours, along with the lovely nude ‘Frenzy’ and a rosey pinky one that I was not so keen on….

Daily Dermalogica

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This is just a super quick follow-up post to November’s gleeful confession, by yours truly, in A Revised Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review. I’ve since become entirely faithful to this lovely smooth product. I am definitely STILL in love with it, so if any of you…

Starting A Korres Collection

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It’s not often I find a scent I’d like to adopt as part of my own. I’m very particular about how I smell and, as such, always use the same fabric conditioner, air wick plug-in and perfume. I have worn my ‘signature scent’, Euphoria by…

The December Glossybox

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Well, well, well Glossybox. You have indeed outdone yourselves with this December box. I am chuffed to bits with this month’s box and am, therefore, excited to be sharing it (virtually) with you lot. Obviously I won’t be sharing it literally. Keep your mucky paws…

Christmas Consumerism: The December 2012 Edit

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Well pretties, it’s practically Christmas now. This is it. I can feel it in the air. It feels crap and cold. Especially cold. Not Christmas per say, just winter. Snow and ice get in the way of everything. I’m miserable about the whole situation. It’s…

Nails Inc & The 45 Second Promise

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It’s a miracle! Someone has finally invented a product that dries nail varnish before I can smudge it! I’ve only just found about it now so sorry if this is old news for some of you. But I’m just too giddy to care. The Nails…

Smoothing Things Out – A Revised Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

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Right chaps. This is a quick confession/review/update. Some of you may remember this post regarding the November Glossybox. Those of you who do might also remember my confusion and reluctance towards the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. Such an unusual product. A powder similar to a kind…

Propping Up The (Nail) Bar

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I was having A Shit Day last week and, for one reason or another, had a day off work that was being wasted so I thought I’d have a mooch down to John Lewis and check out the Jessica Nail Bar in The Beauty Retreat…

The Lash Lowdown

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I’ve only recently started wearing mascara. Quite the oddity I’m sure. Here I am, sitting around, in my twenties, thanking my mother for the naturally dark eyelashes she kindly bestowed upon me, thinking I’m the bees knees because I can go au naturale. Unbeknownst to…

Gifts From Glossybox

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My November Glossybox has been a little late coming as it arrived, or tried to, while I was away. Three times. So of course it went away and I had to ring my favourite delivery man and organize a redelivery again. He loves me, he…

Glossy Goodies

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“Hey-ey wait a minute Mr Postman! Wo-oh-oh-oohhh Mr Postman!” So, my postman currently hates me. Actually I think he’s a Hermes delivery man. But he hates me all he same. Thanks to my lovely, monthly, too-big-for-the-letterbox Glossybox. Which, because like a NORMAL, funtioning human being…

Lovely Bubbly

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If you’ve been into a Selfridges recently you might’ve been lucky enough to pick up one of these; the newest Limited Edition offering from old faithful, Vaseline. Far from their old reputation of fuddy duddy murky looking tubs for babies and old people in need…

Pro White: Too Good To Be True

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I received the Alessandro Pro White nail polish in August’s Glossybox and grabbed at it gleefully. A super easy product, one which has achieved cult status in Germany, that will instantly make my nail tips look whiter without the fiddlyness of drawing them on French…

Queenslander Magic

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G’day mate! Sorry, couldn’t resist. This post is about a true-blue Aussie cult product, of which there are few, that I’ve been requesting off my mother by the bucket load. Well, not quite. One tiny tube lasts forever so actually I’ve just asked for a…

Lip Service

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My lovely little sister has been at it again folks. She’s brought me some treats back from the US of A this week and, after I’ve sussed out what they all do and whether they’re any good, I will of course let you know. Because…

DIY Detox

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I keep hearing that I should be thinking more about how I’m washing my hair. Preferably reducing the amount of times I wash it. I currently wash it daily, in my morning shower. I tend to use fancy shampoos and conditioners that swear they’re going…

My Latest Obsessions: Autumn 2012 Edition

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Another so-called ‘lazy’ post that becomes essentially a snazzy internet-based wish list. Or a public shopping list. Depending on how you look at it/how rich you think I am. The below delights are all the beautiful (for the most part) things that have caught my…

Going Nuts

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I’m actually incredibly lazy when it comes to skincare. Shocking I know. If you can’t actually see it, like make up, and it isn’t for a special occasion then it will eventually be dropped from my daily routine and fall by the wayside. Add to…

Liquid Gold

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We all like a good bargain. Even those of those who appreciate the finer things in life, myself included, like to feel like we’ve got a good deal most of the time. I can buy all the designer products I like and, alongside being utterly…

A Glossy September

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I know this is a little late coming, but I have been so busy with life and things like that, I just haven’t had time to get round to doing the September review until now. So here it is, without unnecessary drumrolls and further ado,…

Hard As Nails II: 14 Days Later

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So it’s now day 14 of my fortnight with Shellac nails. As discussed in my previous post Hard As Nails, I’m here to report back on how well they’ve lasted. See back to that post for the lowdown on Shellac and the details on application,…

A Balancing Act

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I’m not sure why but I always assume eye creams are a bit of a con. So I can honestly say that when I recieved my copy of Glamour magazine, and the tiny tube of the popular Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream sample, through the…

Tried & Tested

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I am LOVING my new eyeliner. Those who know me will know I’m something of an eyeliner connoisseur/critic. I’ve worn lashings of the stuff over the years, and yet, like with jeans, I’m still constantly searching for The Best. The Holy Grail of eyeliners. One…

Hard As Nails

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This is Part One of a two part post about new nail ‘revolution’ Shellac nails. You may have heard of them, you may not, but as usual I’ve been doing my research on your behalf. Gel nails, and their little sister Shellac, seem to be…

All Lit Up

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This weekend has been a whirlwind of shopping, pampering, food and wine. My little sister has been in town and we’ve been making the most of it. We’ve tried a few new things cosmetically, for which reviews will no doubt be popping up for over…

Believing In Berber

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I refuse to believe that I am the only girl who wants hair that smells divine, is shiny, strong and soft, and doesn’t take an age to dry and style. Sounds like a fairy tale right? That’s why I’m sharing this little tip with you….

Nailing This Season’s Grey Trend

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I’m sure you’ve noticed by now my love of the colour grey so naturally I’ve been delighted to note that currently grey, and in particular, grey nail varnish, seems to be bang on trend. So of course I had to nab myself some. It’s a…

Further Concealment

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I have something to add to an earlier post, Concealing The Truth, as I have discovered a new product I just can’t keep to myself. You may have heard of Vichy’s Dermablend collection. There has been quite some buzz surrounding it but I’ll admit most…

My New Favourite Things (Summer/Autumn 12 Edit)

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This might seem like a lazy excuse for a blog post but it’s really just a mish-mash of all the lovely things that have caught my eye this season, and some for the coming A/W 12 collections. So pay attention friends, family, groupies and lovers….

Nude in the Night

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Nude’s Replenishing Night Oil has been hailed as a bit of a wonder-product on other beauty blogs and in magazines so I was really excited when I received a free sample of the stuff in a recent delivery from SpaceNK. (Thanks SpaceNK!) It didn’t disappoint….

Skincare Sins

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My current ‘beauty regime’ appears to be working. This alone is extremely good news. It’s yet more impressive when one considers that before Christmas I did not have, nor had I ever had, a ‘beauty regime’. In fact, to be entirely truthful, I would often…

Glossy Goes Green.

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What’s the perfect way to start a day off? It’s the postman a’knocking on your door, attempting to deliver your latest Glossybox, of course! It was certainly the perfect start to my last day off. It’s a delicious feeling. Everyone else is at work and…

Spotless

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Let me first start by saying I’m lucky enough to NOT suffer from acne, never have, and as such cannot vouch for this product as it is intended to be used. However, like, I assume, the majority of you, I do suffer from the occasional…

What’s In My Bag? The 2012 Edition

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“What’s in my bag?” – I see these bandied around all over the ‘blogosphere’ and really quite like the idea so I thought I’d give it a go. Also I’d be fibbing a bit if I didn’t confess that I simply LOVE snooping through other…

Staying Power

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This is a post of appreciation. Let’s all just take a second to remember and appreciate the utter genius that is Lipcote, that barely-there lip coating that merrily continues to live up to its reputation as “The original lipstick sealer”. One simply doodles on one’s…

I Consume, Therefore I Am…

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The consumerist in me has really been awakened this past year, for whatever reason. And I like her. At one time I might’ve mocked this new found consumerism and deemed it frivolous and silly, but I’ve decided to embrace it. To the detriment of my…

The Glossiest Time Of The Month.

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Do you subscribe to Glossybox yet? No? Why on earth not?? What’s not to like? It’s like receiving tiny, posh, gift-wrapped surprise Christmas presents from yourself every month. At a mere £10 which, to be totally honest, is an amount I sometimes spend by accident…

Dear Lush…

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Oh Lush Cosmetics. Why must you be so utterly delightful? I want to dislike you. I want to be able to buy grown up, horrendously expensive products made of caviar and champagne. I want to swan around leaving a lingering smell of the afore mentioned…

Concealing The Truth

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I’m not really one for caking my face in makeup. I know, I know, good aren’t I? I prefer to ATTEMPT to keep my skin looking passable with a variety of concoctions that all promise to keep me youthful, glowing and blemish-free. Anyway, that doesn’t…