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Sascha

Quick Pick Tuesday: Johnson’s Baby Light Oil Spray

Don't worry, I'm not yet ready to start making premature baby recommendations, and even when the Little Man arrives, I'll be sure to keep baby product posts to a minimum.  If you have one of those crazy, elephant-like memories, then you'll know that quite some time ago I wrote up my thoughts on products that create the perfect shave, and one of these was Johnson's Baby Oil, which I recommend using in place of a shaving cream. The downside of using[...]

Instagram Weekly No.6

I realised last week that in just short of 3 months, I've managed to upload over 270 pictures to Instagram...isn't that horrifying? WHERE DID I FIND THE TIME??  Anyway, if you fancy joining me on the wonderful world of Instagram, please do, and here is where you'll find my Instagram feed.   Top Row My favourite masking duo from Elemis: Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask + Herbal Lavender Repair Mask = Much Happier Skin!  I have uncharact[...]

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Glossybox August 2013

After last month's awfully pretty box, we're now back to standard attire for Glossybox August 2013.  I mentioned on Instagram that I thought this month's contents was the best to date, and for me I'd say that's definitely the case, although if you don't like your beauty box contents make-up heavy then you might not feel the same.  For me, the contents is absolutely awesome and there isn't one thing I'm not excited to use; that's definitely a fir[...]

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Illamasqua Skin Base Lift

I mentioned briefly in my introduction to The Sacred Hour, Illamasqua's latest launch, that there was one product I felt deserved its own post, and that's Skin Base Lift, which is a new line of illuminating and brightening concealers designed to work in harmony with Skin Base Foundation and Hydra Veil. The range consists of seven shades of total, all of which are flesh-toned (Light 1 and 2, Medium 1 and 2 and Deep 1 and 2) apart from the Wh[...]

Clarisonic News: New Shop and New Mia Additions

We all know I love my Clarisonic as I've banged on enough about it on here throughout the last two years, so I won't start-up again, but if you fancy reading my Clarisonic-fueled gushes then search Clarisonic and prepare to settle down for a bit.  About a month into my pregnancy when I was absolutely shattered and struggling with the morning sickness, my Clarisonic brush ran out of charge and I didn't get around to charging it for another 4 months or[...]

Guest Post: Best BB Creams for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you may have been hesitant to join in on the BB Cream craze. Anything that is said to be thick and creamy is something you tend to steer clear of, am I right? Well, it doesn't have to be something totally taboo for the oily skinned, you know! There is hope! Just like all other types of makeup, there are BB Creams designed strictly for those with oily skin. Check out what we think are the top three below. Pick #1: Dream Fresh BB[...]

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Collection

I'm so excited about the newest launch from Illamasqua, The Sacred Hour, as I feel like it couldn't be more made for me if it tried! Illamasqua are the kings and queens of turning traditional beauty on its head and making beauty consumers really think about their make-up; they create adult playgrounds of colour for us to indulge in, and every new collection causes buzz and excitement. We're so used to seeing flamboyant, extravagant colour b[...]

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New Nails Inc Colour Collections

Nails Inc have launched four new sets of colour collections which I wanted to share with you as they're oh-so-pretty! Each collection is themed and contains 4 full-sized shades for £25. Royal Blues collection contains: Chelsea Physic Garden (pastel blue), Baker Street (cobalt blue), Haymarket (dark egg blue) and Kensington Park Road (neon blue). Heatwave collection contains: Shoreditch (hot pink), The Hurlingham (tomato red), Baker[...]

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New Additions to Sainsbury’s Beauty: Skin Therapy and Aroma Actives

You may recall a post I wrote a little while ago regarding the new arrival of make-up brand Boutique, which lands in Sainsbury's later this year.  I think most beauty bloggers tend to get more carried away with the visual excitement of a make-up brand when it comes to new launches, as we're a fickle bunch, and all that colour, texture and immediate payoff gets us all excited!  However, there are actually three brands worth discussing, all of whi[...]

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Concoction Bespoke Haircare: Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Concoction are a brand who I wrote about last week when they had their pop-up shop in Selfridges.  I've already explained their concept, so to cut a long story short, the idea is that you can create your own, personal shampoo prescription that will contain 'shots' that are specific to your hair type.  You pick a base scent, two of these shots and mix them all together to create your bespoke shampoo.  There's also a conditioner available that come[...]

Boots No7 #TahDa! Campaign

At the end of last week I was watching a documentary on UK comedy sketch show Not The Nine O'Clock News, when a picture from a magazine cover of the leading female star, Pamela Stephenson, appeared on the screen.  It struck me how incredibly authentic and natural, yet still amazingly beautiful the image was.  You could see the fine lines of her forehead, the signs of tiredness under her eyes and the light glow of oily skin on her forehead, yet i[...]