Monday, 23 May 2016

REVIEW: Kind Natured Shampoo and Conditioner


I'm all for volume. My hair is so clingy to my scalp and I severely dislike that feature of my mane.

When I saw this Kind Natured Volumising duo I was pretty doubtful that it would do anything to boost my follicles. But, as they say, never judge a book by it's cover.

Although we all still do.


Sunday, 22 May 2016

REVIEW: Rapid White Tooth Whitening Kit


Last month I went to the dentist and asked for a brace.

He said, 'you might not have a Hollywood smile, but you're teeth definately do not need a brace.'

Personally, I was pretty happy with that response; but I still wasn't particularly happy with my teeth.

I have quite mishmashed teeth with one tooth pushed behind another giving the effect of a black hole when I smile in photographs. I hate that. But, I have to admit that my teeth are in pretty good condition - I don't have a filling or have any issues with them - so I can't really complain.

One thing I thought I could do to maybe lighten that black hole is whiten my teeth.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

HOME: Five Steps to Revive your Wardrobe


We store our clothes on open shelving and clothing rails. It has not been uncommon in the past for friends and family to comment on how many clothes we have. And I've never really thought about the accumulation of clothes being a problem until this year.

Now, I'm not going to dump all my clothes at the nearest charity shop and start a capsule wardrobe - that's just not me - but a good sort out I reckoned would do me good.

It was easy to begin with - those things I've had forever and would never, ever, wear even if you paid me; then it got harder with those things that I've had forever and would never, ever, wear, but love to pieces. It's a brutal process. But one that needs to be done.


Monday, 16 May 2016

REVIEW: Seventeen Easy on the Eye Birthday Suit Palette


I've not tried any Seventeen products in a while so when I saw it was 3 for 2 in Boots, I picked up a few items to refresh my love for super affordable drugstore beauty. 

This is the Easy on the Eye Birthday Palette with two matte shades, four pearly shimmers and three cream shadows. There's also the nice addition of a primer. At first glance, a great all rounder.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

LIFE: Happy Birthday Grandma


Today would have been my Grandma's eighty eighth birthday.

She died almost ten years ago now. I can't believe it. It's been ten whole years since I saw her last.

Even writing that makes tears tumble down my face.

I can't actually express how much I miss her. How much I want to hug her. To breathe in her perfume from a blue cardi and feel completely and utterly safe.

Her death signified my coming of age. I saw people for what people are. Greedy. Nasty. Selfish. She protected me from all that. And I miss being naive and young. I was never disappointed or hurt when she was around.

It's rare to find someone who knows you and understands you completely. She was that person for me.

Love you Grandma.


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Friday, 13 May 2016

FOREVER REPURCHASED: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser


The Neutrogena oil-free moisturiser is one of my favourite moisturisers for two main reasons:

1. It's a thick consistency so it makes an instant difference to dry skin.
2. It's absorbed in an instant without leaving a layer of grease on my face.

With those two features, you can't really go wrong.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

WEAR: Piercings



I have, in total, four piercings. All in my ears.

For some, that won't be a lot. For others, it might be too many. For me it's okay. I'll probably get some more. For the time being though, I'm happy with what I've got.

Monday, 9 May 2016

HOW TO: The Perfect Feline Flick with L'Oreal


I would say that my signature look is a cat eye. Black eyeliner and plenty of mascara. 

I once went swimming with a friend and she kept looking at me all weird because she'd never seen me without eyeliner on before. Well, there's a first time for everything.

And a last, because it's very, very rare that I don't don the feline flick. I'm a sucker for it. So, it was obvious these two L'Oreal items would make their way into my basket.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

DISCOVER: Chairish



A couple of weeks ago a little email popped into my inbox introducing me to Chairish -  a lovely part of the internet where I could quite happily hand over muchos monies and buy everything. It's a beautiful website, and a superb idea for buying and selling, what co-founder Anna Brockway describes as, 'fabulous, gently-used decor'.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

LIFE: Update


Last week I didn't post at all. It was a test. I was testing myself.

I've been blogging for over five years now, here and there, and I've always posted regularly about anything and everything. I've always had something planned to post. It's become second nature.

So last week I forced myself not to. To forget about blogging and see how I went. Whether I'd miss it. Whether I'd care. Whether I'd itch to get back in front of the computer and write.

You might wonder why? And it's simple. I've not told anyone I know about this blog. Sure I've hinted, but I never openly speak about it. I never discuss it. I never answer that 'do you have any hobbies?' question with 'I blog'. 

So I wondered whether I could actually let go enough to decide: yupp this is it, I'm stopping forever or yupp, this is it, I'm going to make this work!

What happened was something I didn't expect...


Monday, 2 May 2016

REVIEW: Super Facialist by Una Brennan


Oh, cleansing oils! Where were you in my youth! My teenage years would've been transformed if I'd've discovered these earlier!


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