Sunday, 22 October 2017

Guestober | Planning Ahead

When it comes to blogging, especially professional blogging, you need to plan ahead. And while our lovely host has been super organised, I have not been. You see, when it comes to planning stuff, I am the worst. Or am I?

Friday, 20 October 2017

Guestober | Caring For Combination Skin

I’m Abi. I’m 28 and I have the skin problems of a teenager - it’s greasy, I get spots and it is unpredictable from one day to the next, never mind one season to the next. I spent most of my twenties waiting for the day when I’d have normal skin and I didn’t get spots, but (spoiler alert) that day never came. In fact, the more I read about how to help my skin, the more I realise that there’ll probably never be a time in my life when I don’t have issues.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Guestober | Winter Skincare Tips

As the weather starts to turn colder we are often guilty of not paying as much attention to our skin as do in the summer months. However, your skin is put through a lot during the winter so we have put together some essential winter skincare tips to keep you glowing all year round.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Guestober | 5 Skincare Products Every Girl With Acne Prone Skin Needs


This is for the ones who wake up in the morning dreading putting makeup on, for the ones who look in the mirror and all they see is that one huge spot dominating their whole face. We've both been long-time sufferers of acne so we know what it's like to not even want to leave the house because of pesky skin issues. This is our lifesavers guide to conquering spot prone skin. 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday First | The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer

Realistically, I should have written and published this post weeks ago when I spoke about The Ordinary foundation. But that apparently isn't the life I'm about, so here we are finally talking about The Ordinary's High Adherence Silicone Primer.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Beauty | Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit

Remember all the hype that surrounded the Barry M Matte Me Lip Kits when they first came out? Well, I finally jumped on that train long after it had left the station and finally picked one up. Now, my local Superdrug doesn't have the best Barry M stand and colour selection was a bit poor. That, and metallic is definitely in this season, but I don't want shiny lips thanks.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday First | Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

Oh, Rodial, a brand I have a huge wishlist from skincare wise but let's face it, your prices are ridiculous. I'd heard through the grapevine that you had a makeup range, but I didn't know what you did. So thank you Glossybox for giving me a mini mascara of yours to try.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday First | NYX Studio Perfect & Shine Killer Primers

Every single time I ask for product recommendations for a new primer that is going to help me attack redness and my shine at bay, then NYX always seems to be the brand that is mentioned to me. Without fail I will have Shine Killer, especially, recommended every single time, so I finally bit the bullet and picked it up to finally try out along with the Photo-Loving primer.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Makeup | B. Makeup Brush Cleanser

I've been searching for a makeup brush cleanser that I can use on a daily basis for what seems like forever, but I've hit so many mixed reviews. While in Superdrug the other week I just took the plunge and grabbed their B. Makeup Brush Cleanser, for such a low price even if it made zero difference to my brushes I wasn't going to be out of pocket.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Friday First | Maybelline Face Studio Master Camo Color Correcting Pen

There aren't many products out there at the minute that I know I want to try as soon as I see the tiniest bit of promo for them. Colour correcting is definitely one of those makeup tricks that saves my life most days, however finding the right product for the job hasn't been the easiest task. Until Maybelline dropped their Master Camo Color Correcting Pens...

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Skin Care | Soap & Glory The Fab Pore 3-In-1 Serum

I think it's 100% fair to say at the minute that Soap & Glory are just dominating the skin care game lately. Nothing new that I've tried lately has even come close to anything new from Soap & Glory, and any recommendation anyone asks for at the minute for skincare usually ends up being a Soap & Glory one.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Friday First | Deciem The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Everyone who is anyone seems to have jumped back on The Ordinary bandwagon from Deciem. I can remember the hype that surrounded The Ordinary foundation when it first came out and it was like gold dust, but come on a foundation for £5.90? I could totally see the surrounding hype before I even tried it out.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Skin Care | Pixi Beauty Double Cleanse

I can't even attempt to lie, this was a product that was totally influenced by other bloggers; a 'the bloggers made me buy it' shall we say. A solid cleanser is now a huge staple of my skin care, and The Body Shop cleanser is my go to but as soon as I saw Double Cleanse it caught my attention and it immediately jumped to the top of my to try list.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday First Revisited | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

You voted and here it is; let's rewind back to this time last year when the hype was real and everybody was once again engrossed in Harry Potter mania. This is also fantastic timing for me as I need to pick up the Cursed Child again ready for when we see the Cursed Child in November!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday First | L'Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara

So I'm almost a hypocrite with this review, the other week I was writing about how hype often causes us to go out and buy products without really looking into them. But when it comes to Lash Paradise, I've already heard so many mixed reviews I just had to try it out for myself to see what was really going on.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Skin Care | L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water

I'm not usually one for running out and buying a new product just because I've seen it advertised in a magazine, but there was just something about the new Hydra Genius Aloe Vera from L'Oreal that really caught my eye and made me run to Boots just two days later.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday First | Lime Crime Velvetines

For that small 13-year-old within, who stumbled across the makeup universe late one night and it was so much bigger than the tiny stands I was used to in Boots; Lime Crime was the one that caught my eye. The whole identity of the brand, the name of the shades, the whole concept of liquid lipsticks was just something I lusted over for as long as I can remember.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Beauty | Does Hype Get In the Way of Research?

So back in April, I was talking about how I was slowly falling in love with Urban Decay's highly hyped All Nighter setting spray. But did the fact that it's so highly hyped get in the way of me researching properly and stop me finding the right setting spray for me?

Friday, 28 July 2017

Friday First | Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit

For a girl who wears a liquid lipstick more than anything, the lack of neutral everyday colours in my collection is horrendous. Revolution was the first brand I really heard of that brought out their own version of the Kylie lip kits and I can remember looking at them when they first launched. I can't remember the best colour selection being available, but I've always checked them out while I've been browsing the isles in Superdrug so when I spotted Reign I grabbed it and didn't look back.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Skin Care | Mitchum Advanced Control Deodorant

This is 100% a "blogger made me buy it" post, and all of the blame goes to Erin from Make Erin Over. I don't do heat; I love the sunshine and being out in the sunshine, but I hate feeling horrible, sweaty, and just desperate for a shower. The UK is currently experiencing some crazy heat, for our standards at least, and without fail I will be at work on the hottest days, in a uniform that doesn't let me breathe, just praying that I had a miracle to keep me feeling fresh.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Friday First | Too Faced Mascara Melt Off

I love nothing more than when I make an order with a brand, only to then find out at the checkout that I'll be receiving two free gifts and I get to pick those gifts! I'm not sure what I was more excited for; ordering Glitter Bomb from Too faced, or picking my two free gifts. The first gift I had to choose was the Mascara Melt Off; I'm still currently using up my Better Than Sex mascara and although it's not waterproof, as I mentioned in my review, it's an absolute bugger to get off and I'm always left with panda eyes.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Beauty | Blendercase

Let's talk about the biggest first world problem that we face; storing and travelling with a makeup sponge. I personally use the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge, for me it works really well and I've never thought about using anything else. I personally also travel every other weekend to Leeds and back which means that my sponge really does get knocked about, damaged and dirty. I've recently been travelling with my sponge in its original packaging which is just ridiculous and I've actually forgotten it on more occasions than I care to admit.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Skin Care | Scrub Love Coconut Mango

We're all adults here and you all know how open I am about what skin issues I suffer with when it comes to trying out the majority of products under the sun to battle them. Getting ready my body ready for summer is one of those things that totally fills me with dread; I'm also not talking about getting into shape, I'm talking about getting my skin ready for summer.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Life | Dad's Birthday Breakfast

So what I have I learnt over these past few weeks? That no matter how prepared you are to keep everything running smoothly when you move; it will all fall to pieces and you will lose your blogging mojo. On those days where you're still looking at all the boxes you need to unpack, your family will be the best people at keeping you sane and giving you the best laughs you've had in a while.