self-tanners

all about my favourites to get (part of) that golden glow I used to have as a kid, without sitting in the sun. because ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self-Tanning Mousse — the most affordable I found was at Beauty Bay, but Cult Beauty carries more shades, like Feelunique and Look Fantastic — so it’s a matter of looking out for promotions.

La Roche-Posay Autohelios can be found on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

James Reed H2O Tan Mist can be found also on Look Fantastic and Feelunique

Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster is widely available in local stores, and you can also find it on Feelunique.

an empties video

I’ve never done one of these before… How did I go?

Aside from the spinach and lipstick on my teeth, I mean.

oh, you have to go and watch again because you couldn’t stop staring? ok, I’ll wait…
I’ll just leave you here a list of the products mentioned.

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Clinique Take The Day Off vs. The Body Shop Chamomile — the cleanser breakdown

The Clinique Take The Day Off Balm is a highly rated cleansing balm and it is frequently mentioned by Caroline Hirons (my skincare guru) as a great first cleanser.

I had to give it a good go and compare it to my all-time favourite makeup removing cleansers from The Body Shop Chamomile range.

Here are my thoughts on all of these terrific products.

Where to buy?

Clinique is available in beauty stores and departments worldwide, and you can also find it through some online retailers like Feelunique, and U.S. Sephora.

The Body Shop is widely available in almost every country, so you can look for their shops and website on your location (many have an online shop). Here are the U.K. website links for the butter and the oil.

a fresh take on hyped products

these products have been some of the most recommended in 2016. and rightfully so.

yet one tends to get caught on this “need to buy” tidal wave, and sometimes a little perspective is needed. not only due to the high price tags, but also because there are sometimes small details (many times overlooked) about a product that can make it or break it for your specific needs and wants.

I dare to tread on that path today, featuring the Modern Renaissance Palette, the RMS Living Luminiser, the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks.

my everyday makeup

for someone who works in the real world, time is of the essence. my days are really long, so I’m always sleepy. every extra minute in bed is a must, therefore, although I really love playing with colours and feeling all pamper-y with myself, my everyday makeup routine is quite trimmed down to my lazy girl’s number one commandment: k.i.s.s.: keep it simple, stupid!

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