Category: Edit

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Balsam Fir is absolutely gorgeous. I love a green nail polish and this one is spot on!

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Please excuse the misleading title of this post, but with my woeful love for alliteration, it would have been criminal not to mention the phrase ‘New Nude’ in this post. But let’s move on for the non-OCD folk and chat nudes. When it comes to nails I tend to go for extremes on both sides of the colour spectrum, brilliantly bold – I’m thinking Bourjois Bleu Water (remember that one?) or stylishly simple. Right now, I’m embracing the neutral side of proceedings…

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BB creams – the face product phenomenon that just won’t seem to go away. Conceals and covers, protects and perfects, these nourishing skincare-rich potions claim to do it all and lets face it – BB creams are old news now. Hell, now it’s CC creams that are close to hitting our shores. After brushing off the hype for so long I’ve caved over the last few months and given some a road-test and the above line-up contains a star, a thumbs up and 2 duds. Read on for my BB edit…

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Lip pencils aren’t what they used to be – oh no. Although the classic matte-formula ‘draw around your lip line’ thingies are still around, there’s a new generation of lipstick/lip balm/lip stain hybrids all packaged up into handy pencil form that seem to be the flavour of the month right now. So here’s a run-down of the 2 that I’ve got locked up in my stash…

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I’m not too much of a stickler when it comes to wearing certain scents at particular times of the day or year – I’m a perfume maverick in that sense. Carolina Herrera 212 Surf gets thrown on in the heat and a light dash of Issey Miyake can make an appearance in the depths of the winter. However there is a summer spritz that I’ve been reaching for this season and coincidentally there’s an offer for the floral, powdery and fresh fragrance…

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I’m the type of gal you see walking down the street with a bag on her arm so big it probably has the kitchen sink, washing machine and fridge in it. Diaries, notebooks, magazines, drinks – oh yes, I manage to fit the whole shebang in there. Given this intro you may think that I would haul around a face-full of makeup in there with me, but that really isn’t the case. I’m too lazy for touch-ups so I just carry around a very edited selection of products that I can jazz myself up with if the occasion arises…

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Raise your hand if you like to haul around an infinite number of lip balms in your bag everyday. Yes, my hand is firmly up in the air. Now I don’t carry all the balms pictured above around with me daily (most of the time), but you can bet your bottom dollar there’s at least 2 swimming around in the depths of my handbag. But does one balm reign supreme? It’s time for lip balm smack-down.

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