Saturday, 31 January 2015

Thin Blue Line




A few weeks ago, I was staring disbelievingly at a little blue line.

Like thousands of women before me, a million conflicting thoughts raced through my head. I felt excited. I felt nervous. I felt unprepared.

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Review: No7 Pampering Dry Oil Body Spray


With all the extremes of temperature and swaddled layers winter brings, my skin has been incredibly dry and itchy over the past few weeks. 

Add that to my reluctance to stand bare-ass nekkid in a cold bathroom waiting for body lotion to sink in, and it’s a recipe for neglect.

So I love the idea of a product that is both quick and easy to use, and gives me silky limbs in zero time.

I’ve favoured dry oil sprays for a while for that very reason – squirt over damp skin, two seconds to air dry and the end result is moisturised, sheeny legs. What’s not to love?
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Life, Lately January 2015


Hi lovelies! 

I can’t believe we're almost done with January, that most horrid of months! How have you been coping with it? Even though my break over Christmas recharged me somewhat, I am struggling with feeling generally demotivated and less than enthusiastic about pretty much everything at the moment.
Perhaps I need a new challenge? Work and gym and everything feels a bit too routine at the moment and I've lost my spark in a really generalised way that's hard to pinpoint - even blogging has felt a bit like a chore at the moment.
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Cult Scent: Escentric Molecules 01 Review


Describing a scent is always going to be somewhat of a challenge.

Describing a scent that is purpose engineered to smell completely different on each individual is even harder.

So this post is going to be ridiculously hard. Having said that, I still want to attempt it, because I am in love.

Deeply and irrevocably in love.

And because we’re told love is crazy, this post has to be attempted!

If you dream of smelling unique and breaking free from the ranks of candy apple scented bland offerings from Coty, then Escentric Molecules could be the label that saves you.

They produce singular perfumes that use the wearer’s own body chemistry to create something unique to each wearer.
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

OOTN: Grunge Glam Night Out



Outfits are something I actually find quite hard.

I live in permanent envy of those perennially stylish girls (we all know them…) who look cool and sexy and a bit edgy. 

But, alas, I genuinely am not one of those people. The only way I can hit upon a half decent outfit is a by a process of scientific deduction. 

Which basically amounts to spending inordinate amounts of time on Pinterest, trying to pin down a ‘formula’ for that elusive killer look and then copying said formula almost by rote. 

It might not be intuitive, but it’s the only way that works for me. 

So when I do hit on a look I really like, that I feel comfortable and, dare I say it, even a little stylish in, I’m stupid amounts of happy about it, and I feel like I have to do a post to celebrate.

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Glossybox January Review


Glossybox catapulted through my door what seemed like a few days early this month, so I think they must have altered their dispatch dates.

And sinner that I am, I was really pleased to see that they hadn't gone for the usual January/clean/detox theme...I mean...how boring?!?!

Instead, we had a box of new brands to discover and treats to brighten up the most miserable of months, so I was well pleased.

The overwhelming majority of the boxes I've had have been really great, and looking at this month's Birchbox (who did go for the whole healthy living approach), I have no regrets whatsoever about that decision!

So, what was inside the box this month? Let's take a peek...

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Review: MeMeMe Seventh Heaven Enriched Moisturising Face Base


New year, new….skincare? 

You might have made a resolution to take better care of your skin in 2015, and if so, you may be thinking that purchasing a luxe moisturiser is the first port of call. 

But before you part with those hard earned pennies -  bearing in mind you might also have resolved to save more cash and not go splurging it all drunkenly on overpriced make-up like me – let me draw your attention to a new moisturiser I’ve been trying that won’t break the bank, but will yield some brilliant results.

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Welcome to the future: My Goals for 2015


Welcome to 2015.

We are now officially living in the future, but in the grand old tradition of times past, I couldn't let the year go without looking over it and thinking about what lies ahead over the next 12 months.

'Resolutions' posts are definitely the Marmite of the blogger world - if you're one that loathes them, I advise you to skip this post entirely!

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