Worth the Hype? Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

This is the story about how I became the accidental co-owner of the Norvina palette. My blog friends and I do a birthday kitty for everyones birthday – we normally pick something beauty related we know the other has been eyeing up, and this time it was my turn to organise for Sophie’s birthday.

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The Latest Interiors Trends with John Lewis

So, I guess this is the introduction of Home and Interiors content here on Helpless Whilst Drying – I guess this may be Helpless Whilst Watching Paint Dry over the next few months. Last week I was invited over to John Lewis in Peterborough by the Home Design team to take a look at the […]

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A Long Overdue Boots Haul – October 2018

Forgive me father for I had sinned! Can you believe I haven’t posted a Boots haul all year? Backtracking over my past posts there has been a definite slip in full blown hauls this year as I’ve been on the biggest clearout, useup mission. My last Boots haul was now over a year a go.

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Ten Empties #21

I’m going to apologise now that from now on my set up for photos is bound to get weirder and weirder, whilst we’ve been packing few a few months now – I’d left a bunch of blog props out ready for photos and they’ve now been packed away too. I’ll have to be getting creative […]

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The Autumn Winter Fashion Five with Queensgate

Last Thursday it was time for another challenge with my local shopping centre Queensgate. All the lovely #QBloggers seemingly descended on one corner of Queensgate at the same time – before we headed off to our first, very important meeting point – for canapes and a catch-up at Carluccios.

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Beauty Bakerie Flour Setting Powder Review

A few months ago it all kicked off in beauty when controversy around Huda’s latest powder release being a rip off of the smaller indie brand Beauty Bakerie. Beauty Bakerie was a brand I’d had a good but limited experience with in the past and I wanted to show support against the blatent marketing campaign […]

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Found in TK Maxx Haul – September 2018

I’ve had a thought about doing a series of monthly pick ups from TK Maxx. As you all know at the moment my main focus is beauty here at the moment but we officially have our move date (29th October… eek!) after finally exchanging contracts yesterday and plan to mix it up each month with […]

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Ten Empties #20

I feel like I’m going through another phase of rapid fire empties – I’ve got so many products which are on their last spritzes, pumps or scoops and it’s making me very happy to see them all getting toppled up in my basket under my dressing table. These may not technically be the next ten […]

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Beauty Bay Sale Picks – September 2018

Just a quick post today to go over some of my picks from the latest sale from Beauty Bay. As usual there are some great products at great prices included in the sale and if you have any items you may have been eyeing now is the time to snag them up. Also I don’t […]

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Face Mask Friday #64 – REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

Well, it feels like a long time since I sat down to do a Face Mask Friday! I was really excited a few months ago when this mask arrived in a box full of treats from Marks and Spencers, however I’d heard through the grapevine that it had quite a short shelf life. I had […]

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Three High End Concealers put to the Test

When it comes to concealers, I basically have no loyalty. You know how some people find that one that knocks their socks off, they stick loyally to it. Whist I’ve found the odd concealer over the years that I’ve been fond of and repurchased, I’ve never found the one that’s impressed me so much that […]

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Danglefoot Polish : The Indie Polish Maker you Need to Try

I don’t know how or when but somehow at some point I stumbled across an indie nail polish maker on Facebook sometime last year, Danglefoot Polish. I followed the page, admired the beautiful creations while convinving myself, you don’t need any more polishes. Four or so months ago she teased a polish and it was […]

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