December 31, 2014
2014 was a year packed with great beauty launches and some products were so innovative, I can't even say how impressed I am. The beauty junkie that I am, I've gotten word of some cool new launches in the next year, which makes me even more excited. Bring on, 2015. I'm ready for 'ya.
December 29, 2014
It's taken me a long while to get my thoughts sorted on the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo. I'd be lying if I didn't say that there's been a love-hate relationship going on and after many months, I think I've finally settled my thoughts.
December 28, 2014
No, sadly, Bob is not the name of my latest flame —meet my new hair. If you're an Instagram follower, you may have seen my (rather awkward) selfie of me donning a new 'do. This is by far the most 'exotic' I've gone with my hair and most probably the shortest I've ever had my hair since I was 4. I do love my long hair and a hairdresser once told me I've got a face for it (whatever that means), but it was starting to get really limp and flat —making me itch for something different.
December 24, 2014
December 22, 2014
I'm known to always over pack when travelling – be it a two day trip or a month-long holiday, it doesn't matter. For my trip back home I packed a surprisingly low amount of personal items (fyi: it was all packed with Christmas gifts) and the beauty products I brought with me can be counted on one hand. I'll be flying back to Leeds in a few weeks and I just didn't want to bring my army of beauty products and bring it all back [alongside new purchases, ha]. Call me smart or call me cheeky, but meet the essentials...
December 19, 2014
We're well in winter now and I've realised a long way back that sticking with the same skincare products all year round is a big no-no for my skin. Whilst I do get the odd breakout, my combination skin is very dehydrated, which is even more accentuated through the winter cold and blasting radiators. Through the past few months I've managed to put together an array of products that are hydrating and balancing for my skin.
December 17, 2014
After all this Christmas gift guide making, it got me thinking of what I would want for Christmas. Weirdly enough, it actually took me quite a few hours to compile a list with things I actually needed wanted and not just random things thrown in the list. And as good as my taste is, the things aren't exactly cheap. What can I say? Good taste comes with a price.
December 15, 2014
I'm sure that we can all agree that NARS palettes just manage to make us oh-ing and ah-ing, over and over again. I've always been eyeing them up but always took too long to decide whether to buy it or not and end up missing out on them, but not this year. Although I told my housemate the Virtual Domination palette would be a week's groceries, the next day I popped into Space NK and caved. (Never let me go into town by myself on a Sunday). Was it worth a week living on beans and sweet corn? Oh heck yeah.
December 14, 2014
We all love a bit of a pamper and in the name of Christmas, I say: let's splurge. Whether it's something you've been eyeing to buy to treat yourself or want to gift it to someone else, I've tried to put together a small list with gifts that are great when your budget is a bit higher.
December 12, 2014
Buying Christmas gifts for others always makes my heart flutter. Maybe it's because I love good gift sets or maybe it's the fact that I just like spending money. All that aside, I've tried my best to source the best Christmas gifts ever, when on a budget. Ranging from skincare to books to miscellaneous bits that will suit anyone's cuppa.
December 10, 2014
I'm one of those unlucky people who are doomed with dry hands 365 days a year. No matter what season or how hot it is, you'll see me with chapped hands and dry cuticles, hence you'll always find a tube of hand cream (or two) lingering in my bag, desk or room. What can I say... I like to hoard and I like to be prepared for any situation. With the wind blasting close to zero degrees and the fact that I still haven't gotten around to buy myself a pair of gloves (I know), these two babies have saved my life.
December 8, 2014
Whenever it hits December, I justify spending heaps of money in the name of Christmas. Somehow shopping for others gives me even a bigger thrill than finding something I love. Stocking fillers is something we never really did back home, but that never stopped me from getting them for others. I've selected a few products that are just great when you want to add a little extra to your main gift, to keep for yourself or hang in your tree. Yay for stocking filler baubles!
December 1, 2014
I've been swimming in work up to my eyeballs, resulting in long and exhausting days, where I just don't have the energy to do any pampering or care for my skin (I know, I've been a useless beauty blogger, sorry). Quite frankly, my skin's been on a rollercoaster ride of looking grim, fab and disastrous —now it's the latter sadly. With long days and late nights, I've been seeking comfort in a little miracle product launched not too long ago by REN.