A new discovery in lip balms! Albus & Flora multi-active lip balms

What can I say, except I love a new discovery, and one that kicks off 2017 perfectly. I spotted these gorgeous lip balms on instagram, and got in touch with the founder, Rachel Williams. She started Albus & Flora because of her love of the outdoors, combined with her love of natural skincare, and wanted to create…

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2016 beauty discoveries, champions and old friends

2016 is over, 2017 is here. Yippee. Happy new year to all of you who take the time to read my ramblings. It is appreciated :). Another year is over, so much has happened, so much has changed, however, as this is not a political blog, I will refrain from commenting on any current affairs.…

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Samaya pitta hydrating cleanser and face mask – a much needed skincare boost this busy month

I couldn’t resist asking to be sent the hydrating cleanser, having tried the moisturiser and treatment oil (scroll down on the home page, and you’ll see my post on it). As far as skincare ‘systems’ go, this one is worth the investment in buying all 3 products in the range. The cleanser isn’t technically a…

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Huda beauty box from Cult Beauty

This beauty box from Huda Kattan had sold out when it first launched, and I had to wait patiently to be notified that it was back in stock. And then it arrived at work at the end of September and I was so excited that I opened it immediately (yay)… and then realised I would have to wait…

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Marc Jacobs Beauty – lipstick and mascara is all a girl needs

Summer ends and provides an excuse to buy new make-up. I’d heard negative things about Marc Jacobs Beauty…how wrong were the naysayers! The velvet noir major volume mascara is just that – major volume in two strokes. And the le marc lip crème in 238 je t’aime is a rum raspberry that can be worn…

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