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...that there are now a multitude of ways to follow this blog if you so desire? It's extremely exciting... Something happened with Google yesterday that meant a lot of posts went out mentioning the benefits of following blogs through Bloglovin'.  I'll be saying very little about that as I don't actually understand what happened (what did Google do?!) but I thought I might as well take this as an opportunity to remind you of the various ways ther[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser

I thought the new Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser would make a perfect choice for Quick Pick Tuesday as it's had a quite a lot of coverage already, so I'm only going to give you a tiny bit of background info before I share my thoughts as I'm sure you're aware of it already.  Interestingly, I saw an advert for this and thought that I really must pick some up during my next shopping trip, and the next day it arrived through my letterbox from a clear[...]


ELF 50% Code and my Picks

It's that time again, when ELF make our lives much more complicated by suggesting that we actually need a lot more make-up than we ever thought, due to the 50% code available on the already extremely purse-friendly brand.  The code is 500713, the minimum spend is £25 (plus p&p) and the code expires at the rather random time of 10.3oam on the 3rd July 2013. Here's a selection of five products that piqued my interest that might get you going.[...]

Off-Topic: Brent Cross Food Market

Since quitting smoking and progressing with my pregnancy, food has become extremely important to me (can't smoke, can't drink, but MAN can I eat) and so I was extremely excited to see a food market arrive at my local shopping haunt, Brent Cross.  I had been planning to post about the Brent Cross Food Market for a while - I'd instagramed some pictures of produce I picked up at my last visit - then Barclaycard got in touch and asked me to recommend[...]


Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless

When offered the chance to review Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless I absolutely had to find out what it was all about as, to my knowledge, there isn't anything else on the market quite like it.  The product itself is called Flawless (the brand name being Macadamia Natural Oil) and the idea is that it kind of fills the void of a 2in1 shampoo/conditioner,  however, the emphasis is on the conditioning element, whereas normal 2in1's tend to focus on cle[...]

Off-Topic: Little Man Update at 20 Weeks

Sorry for what seems to be a fairly regular appearance of "off-topic" posts lately; this is my second this week but it's all stuff that's very current that I want to share! Yesterday (Thursday) I turned 20 weeks pregnant and also had my main anomaly scan.  For those of you who don't know, an anomaly scan is a detailed assessment of a baby's development, and they look at sizing of all limbs as well as major organs and overall appearance. If you[...]


London IMATS 2013 Purchases and Overview

IMATS is one of the most fantastic days out for anyone who loves their beauty products.  If you're a beauty junkie of any kind then you'll arrive there feeling like the mothership has called you home.  I had terrible travel sickness (another joyful aspect of pregnancy) but once I entered Olympia (where London IMATS 2013 was held this year) my eyes fell upon the rows upon rows of make-up brushes, stands full of every shade of lipstick...and I sta[...]

Digital Magazine Subscription Competition – The Results!!

Thanks to everyone who entered my competition to win a Digital Magazine Subscription, courtesy of the lovely peeps at Zinio.  All nine winners are listed below: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations to all the winners!  You'll need to send me your e-mail address - the one that you want the magazine subscription sent to - and your magazine choice to as soon as possible and I'll arrange for your prize to be mailed o[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover

Elemis have had several new launches recently, some of which I'll discuss in a later post, as today I'm sharing my thoughts on their new eye and lip make-up remover.  The Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover is a bi-phase formula (think Lancome Bi-Facil or Clinique Take the Day Off) which means that it contains two elements that need to be shaken together before use. This is a truly wonderful eye make-up remover, that cuts thro[...]

Off-Topic: Glaceau Vitamin Water Launch #ShineBright

The lovely people behind Glaceau Vitamin Water (they who very kindly took me to LFW earlier this year) have launched a fantastic mentoring program which will offer emerging talent the chance to work with and learn from some of the best in the creative and media industries and the campaign is called #shinebright. There are currently six amazing industry pros signed up to the program and these are: Mikey Trapstar who will give you the chance to[...]

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Gets a Plus

I think every person who's ever dabbled in beauty, from the skincare non-committers to the hardcore beauty-junkies, will be familiar with the cult product that is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  Everyone knows the familiar yellow bottle and even though there are different sizes and a gel version, the formulation has stayed the same since it was first created in the late 60's...UNTIL NOW (Dun, dun, duuuun). It's taken formulatin[...]