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ALPHA-H DOES LIQUID GOLD… ROSE! QVC/TSV

ALPHA-H DOES LIQUID GOLD… ROSE! QVC/TSV

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of Alpha-H's Liquid Gold. Once a month, without fail, I'll treat my skin to a Liquid Gold intense treatment, using it three times in that week, to almost give it a little 'reset'. If my skin's not behaving, I'll be using it more often. So you can imagine my intense excitement and glee…
TILI – THE BEAUTY BOX WITH A DIFFERENCE

TILI – THE BEAUTY BOX WITH A DIFFERENCE

You won't have seen many beauty boxes reviewed on these pages, mainly because I don't really subscribe to any. I've loved the ones I've been sent in the past, but mostly I tend to find I get tiny little samples of items I don't really want or am excited to try, that just end up gathering dust or eventually get…
Mornin Sunshine!

Mornin Sunshine!

Every so often, the sun is managing to peek its way out from behind the clouds. But on the days when it doesn't, I've a cunning plan... and it comes in the form Mornin' Sunshine, this make-me-happy little package of yellowness from Lipstick Queen. Don't be scared or put off by the bright yellow bullet; this is one of those…
HIGH SPEED SKIN

HIGH SPEED SKIN

Time is short. Time is money. Everyone I know is running around like a headless chicken, or at least they feel they are. If I could count the number of times I've heard people asking for more hours in a day, both in real life and on my instagram feed...but I've actually lost count. It's easy to let the non-essentials…
THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

THE DAY I GOT TROLLED ON INSTAGRAM

I had originally planned to sit down and write a long overdue beauty post today, but while I was at the gym this morning, I got officially trolled on my Instagram account for the first time and so of course, that's all that's been on my mind. So the beauty post will have to wait as I try to get…
HOLIDAY MUSINGS

HOLIDAY MUSINGS

So it's the Easter Holidays, the children have been off school for two and half weeks and there's still another week of the holidays to go. But I'm not complaining. As I type this, I'm sitting on my terrace in my Spanish home, looking out over the luscious gardens and the sea ahead of me, blue skies and not a cloud…
ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

ON POINTE WITH ESSIE BALLET NUDES

I've always been obsessed with the world of ballet. From the total and utter dedication of a ballet dancer to their art to watching one of the world's most beautiful forms of dance, I've been hooked since I was a little girl. So it was no surprise that I fell in love with Essie's Ballet Nude collection.   Six beautiful shades that…
THE VIDEO: TOP 10 FOUNDATIONS – THE UPDATE

THE VIDEO: TOP 10 FOUNDATIONS – THE UPDATE

This video has been a long time coming... and when I say say a long time, I'm talking years, not months! My last roundup of my favourite foundations was three years ago. I have absolutely no excuse for the ridiculously long time that's passed since my last Top 10 Foundations recommendations, but without further ado (three years is seriously long…
PACKED WITH PROTEIN | Savse Smoothies

PACKED WITH PROTEIN | Savse Smoothies

  Working out the way I do, I have to supplement my diet with extra protein. There's never a shortage of protein supplements in my house, what with my husband and now my son also counting their protein grammage (is that even a word?) intake. So I regularly take a protein powder-enriched shake after my workout. From Super Elixir to PHD…
THE VIDEO: COME TO A FACIAL & BEAUTY SHOPPING WITH ME

THE VIDEO: COME TO A FACIAL & BEAUTY SHOPPING WITH ME

I'm going to put my hand up and say that I've not been as regular at posting on the blog as I used to be last year, but a) there's a good reason and b) I fully intend to get back into my usual blog posting routine. The reason is that at the beginning of the year, I decided that I…