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Luxury

Too Faced Born This Way – New Pale Shades

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is one of those products that people really rave about, so when I was sent my first bottle in the Ivory shade, I couldn't wait to get it on my face.  As regular readers will likely know, I'm pretty pale (paler than you would expect - MUAs always start with darker shades and are always surprised by how fair they have to go to get a good match!) and there are many brands that don't go pale enough for me (*cough* N[...]

New Launches from tarte at QVC UK

Every few months we got a little lot of newness from tarte at QVC UK, and it's always something to look forward to as the edited collection is usually a total joy, with the current new arrivals proving to be no exception.  There are six new things to check-out, five of which I have here.  The only one I don't have is the Limited Edition Maracaju Gold Facial Oil, which appears to be the old style Maracaju oil just with added gold flakes.  You ca[...]

OPI Peru Collection

The OPI Peru Collection is absolutely gorgeous.  It's the most perfect collection of fun and colourful shades that are so perfect for transitioning nails into more Autumnal colours.  As is usually the case with any OPI collection, there is something for everyone; there are 12 great shades with a couple of nudes, some pops of pink and purple, a stunning, muted blue and finally four takes on vampy reds - even the reds alone have something for ever[...]

Foundation Files: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Anyone who's ever had problematic skin will have almost certainly, at some point, invested in a tube of the original Estee Lauder Double Wear, a seriously high-coverage and long-lasting foundation that gives a skin-like finish whilst masking even the very worst breakouts.  Recently, Estee Lauder have extended their Double Wear line considerably, with the newest member being Double Wear Light, a foundation that promises all the benefits of the ori[...]

Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection

I have been lusting after the Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection for months, ever since I first saw it start appearing online, as how could you not lust after such a beautifully crafted collection?! The Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Collection is a collaboration between Smashbox and the MUA Vlada Haggerty, who's work you will probably know without realising it, as she creates the most stunning lip art - check out her Instagram to see what I[...]

Fragrance Friday: DKNY Stories

DKNY have recently launched their newest fragrance, DKNY Stories, which is a bit of a change for the fragrance range that is known for it's juicy, fruity numbers that are mostly aimed at the younger millennial market.  DKNY Stories is a little more grown-up and more suited to my kind of age group - it's still vibrant, bright and very DKNY, but it's less in-your-face, more sophisticated and generally a lot more subtle than other DKNY fragrances.[...]

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

Occasionally a product comes along that is such an astoundingly impressive game-changer, that you spend your time wondering how the product achieves such amazing results.  A perfect example of such a product is the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, which is truly one of the most fantastic product releases for quite some time - believe all the hype you have read! The Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is a multi-purpos[...]

Luxury Beauty Haul

Last month I posted about my recent Budget Beauty Binge, which allowed me to find some fantastic bargain bits that have firmly placed themselves in my 'regular use' collection.  I have been dipping in and out of London recently for various events, and I managed to pick up a few luxury items that I thought I'd share with you too. They're not all technically luxury as some sit in the mid range, but I thought it was easier to lump them all together.[...]

Foundation Files: Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation

Whilst the majority of this Foundation Files post is on the Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation, I tried it alongside two other Delilah products; the Farewell Cream Concealer and the Under Wear Future Resist Foundation Primer.  Consequently this a tale of three products; one amazing, one pretty decent and one that didn't work for my skin at all. I started off trying all three products together, which worked really well at first, b[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream

I really like Alpha-H as a brand, as I think they offer a decent range to rival much more expensive cosmeceutical brands, thanks to their dedication to acid-based exfoliation, although they do have some lovely non-acid products in their range, such as their gorgeous Vitamin E Serum.  The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream is a perfect example of just how effective their products are - expect a seriously exfoliating cleanse that'll l[...]

Sisley Phyto-Lip Delight

Sisley make some of the prettiest products, that are always enticingly named and have that effortlessly chic vibe that French beauty lines always nail so well.  The Sisley Phyto-Lip Delights are pretty much as you'd expect; gorgeous to look at, lovely on the lips, whilst providing a good dose of hydration too. The Sisley Phyto-Lip Delights come in three colours so far; #cool, #pretty and #sweet.  #cool is a peachy, milky nude, #pretty i[...]