September 28, 2016

A Cleanser Cull

This seems like a bit of a mental post but it does kind of make sense in the current context, as I haven’t been blogging as much! Here’s a whistle-stop view of seven cleansers, most of which I’ve used up at this stage. I didn’t want to get rid until I’d photographed and reviewed them – now where’s my prize?!

August 09, 2016

My Favourite Penneys Brush

I honestly can't remember whether this little brush costs €1.50 or €2.50, but either way, it's less than my bus fare home, and you need to try it.

I think this is labelled in-store as a 'contour brush' or something to that effect but I've actually never used it for that purpose. The synthetic bristles, which are packed neither too loosely or too tight, make the perfect companion for liquid foundation or concealer. It just blends everything in seamlessly - I particularly love using it with my favourite summer foundation, Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation, as well as an old reliable concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection. It's great for applying blush, as well. I've had two of these on the go for the last while and have just picked up a third!

Disclaimer: I received my first one of these brushes at a Penneys press day months back, and picked up the rest myself.

August 07, 2016


I've been absolutely loving my hair lately. Narcissistic as that may sound, I won't apologise - we all spend far too much time disliking ourselves, so I'm happy and proud that my hair is something I can feel good about.

I've been trying to use less heat, letting it dry naturally with the help of oils and anti-frizz creams, so it falls into (slightly less crazy) waves. This, along with using as many sulphate-free products as possible, has helped my hair to grow out to a length I haven't had it at for about five years.

The cherry on top of this good hair moment I'm having has to be my new favourite product for styling. Here's my one-sentence review: I like this more than Oribe Dry Texturising Spray, and I'll be repurchasing it in place of that product for the foreseeable future. Want the details? Keep reading.

November 24, 2015

Cleansing Oils: Caudalie vs. The Body Shop

Cleansing oils are one of those products that used to be sort of 'niche' - something for those in the know, a beauty editors' secret. I actually always think of STELLAR ed Kirstie when writing about cleansing oils; a longtime fan of the Shu Uemura version, she's probably the first person I ever heard wax lyrical about the OCM (oil cleansing method).

November 07, 2015

Urban Decay De-Slick vs. MAC Fix+

Every blog post idea in my brain at the moment is a product comparison. I've been trying loads of bits out and it just so happens that a few of them are pretty similar. Shopping as a blogger is funny because you never know when something similar to what you've just bought might land in your lap the next week - not that I'm complaining. 

October 19, 2015

TheBalm Meet Matte - Charming

I've found my autumn lipstick, It couldn't be more typical of what you see everywhere on Instagram and YouTube around this time of year - a rich, dark burgundy lip with a super-matte finish. I'm a massive fan of red lips and my dark red fetish (sounds dodgy) is growing - other favourites include MAC Viva Glam I, MAC Diva and MAC Burgundy lip pencil.

October 05, 2015

New & Cheap Bits

Like I've said in previous posts, I'm quite broke and busy at the moment. Story of everyone's life, right? Now everything is relative, and I'm very privileged and over the moon to be doing a Masters this year, but the fees took a huge chunk of my money and I'm being pretty careful with my spending as a result.

This is really not the biggest hardship, and I always love finding cheap gems. It's really satisfying to find something incredible for €6 rather than €60 (not that my love for NARS is any less as a result...)

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