The Problem-Solver: Illamasqua Perfect Mix Skin Base Set

You know the feeling. You’ve searched high and low, swatched away like your life depended on it, and sung hallelujah when you finally found it. The perfect foundation colour. It matches your tone, your shade and the level of coverage you dream of. Until. Along comes the sun, a much needed tan and poof! All your hard work is undone in just a few bright rays. And so it starts…
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The Nails: Peachy Keen

Summer nails are a total and utter joy to me. Bright happy colours that make me feel all’s right with the world.  Bourjois’ Coral Magique from the 1 Second Gel collection is a glorious shimmery peach, perfect for tanned fingers and long hot summer nights.  Easy to apply, the brush fan effect brush just glides over the nail in one sweep, making a ten-digit paint job a breeze to do.…
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The VIDEO: My Vacation Beauty Bag…Cabin Luggage Only!

Hola! Packing my beauty bag for holiday is always my favourite bit of getting ready for a trip… which old favourites make the grade, which new ones will I be trying out? For this year’s two week summer break, I decided to take cabin luggage only, I know, don’t ask!  Even then, I’ve managed to bring way too much with me! Check out my video (bit of a long one this…
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The Getaway: Dinner On The Beach

Last night, an impromptu dinner at a chiringuito (restaurant on the beach) meant making a bit more effort than I’ve been making of late while on holiday here in Spain. So it was a case of “slap it on, see how its looks and hope for the best” as it really was too hot to get too busy with the makeup. But as it turned out OK, I though I’d…
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The Heroes: Beauty Sleep Necessities

Holidays are my time to be a little self-indulgent. Lots of good (healthy and not-so!) food, lounging by the pool (in between swimming a few lengths) and catching up on some much needed sleep. But what if all conspires against me in my pursuit of a good night’s sleep? Taking no chances this year, I’ve brought along the necessaries. * Disclaimer: OK, I might be a bit of a princess…
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