A Year Of Ten Empties

So last year I decided to switch up how I posted Empties – in previous years I was finding that doing them monthly often meant I had so much product built up that the task of photographing them was so cumbersome it would take ages. As a result I would put it off “until next weekend” […]

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Glossybox January 2019 – Resolutions Edition

Well, here we are – my third Glossybox since my resubscription. I decided I was going to give it three months to see the ups and the downs of the service and decide whether I would be continuing to subscribe for another few months or not. This months box theme is predictably, Resolutions. January has […]

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Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara Review

Bobbi Brown has been a brand which I’ve admired from afar for a long time, but only was finally able to start trying in 2018. It’s availability around me has always been poor, but I splurged on a lipstick formula I’d heard fantastic things about which did not disappoint, and bought a box of treats […]

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The 100 Movie Challenge 2018

At the start of December it was looking pretty ropey as to whether we would make it to number 100 – but after a few days between Christmas and New Year recharging from too much socialising and feeling pretty knackered after our first Christmas hosting for three days straight we had a few movie binge […]

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Products I’m Trying to Use Up – Winter 2019

When the new year rolls around I always think of it as Spring, but in reality it’s Winter and I have to remind myself that Spring doesn’t arrive to March. So Welcome to my Winter beauty use up list. I’ve been doing these Project Pan style posts for the past couple of years where every […]

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2018 Beauty Favourites

I started making notes of my favourite products towards the tail end of summer. Just like my 2017 Favourites I’ve tried to keep my list to fresh discoveries for the year that I’ve not tried and spoken about a hundred times before. I don’t post favourites very often, but there were some true standouts this […]

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New Year, New Start, No Buy

Well hello everyone! Obligatory “Happy New Year” – I hope you had a lovely break over the festive season and welcomed in the New Year well. Ours was very low-key spent at home with the dogs and a Chinese takeaway. We saw in the year playing against each other in a stalemate game of Monopoly […]

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Ten Empties #24

It slightly annoys me that I didn’t quite make 25 Ten Empties posts for the end of the year. But I was keen to get this box of rubbish out of the way before the New Year, I’d hoped to get this up before Christmas but after a few last minute dramas (cooker going pop […]

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Glossybox December 2018 – All That Glitters

If it’s one time of year I’ll always stick around for a beauty box for it’s Christmas. For some reason they always seem to be that little bit better at Christmas and this year’s Glossybox did not disappoint. This is only my second box after a long hiatus from the service. I’ll admit that I […]

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The Big Beauty Christmas Gift Guide

I’d planned on hitting December back with a big bang after a quieter few months but the new house schedule hasn’t exactly gone to plan for the past few weekends. So I’ve been spending more time getting the home situation sorted so when it comes to Christmas we can relax and unwind. Speaking of Christmas, […]

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Introducing the Summerton Club

Buying for the person who has everything can be a little boring and unoriginal in times. I’ve lost count of the times in the past where I’ve bought for “that family member” who never has anything on the list and nipped into the supermarket to buy a generic spirit bottle. Not anymore. Meet the Summerton […]

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Shay and Blue Black Tulip Perfume Review

Shay and Blue is a brand that I’ve always heard good things about – but I feel is relatively under the radar when it comes to names in the fragrance industry. I’ve not bought myself a new fragrance in ages as I’ve been trying to really declutter my collection, but this is a brand which […]

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