Glycerin- a Great Primer for Dry Skin 

  Have you heard the news? Nivea for Men Post Shave Balm is good as a primer. Here’s a picture of a topless man applying it-  In the last year there have been 3,762 blog posts (I made that up) written about how Nivea Post Shave Balm is the best makeup primer known to man (or…

Contouring for Dummies (like me)

Contouring is all over the shop. I’m totally obsessed with Instagram videos of women making themselves look like different (more beautiful?) people by drawing brown lines all over themselves. You can get amazing results. But how can average Jos like me use this technique. I don’t have hours of time to devote to blending. There’s…

EBay Makeup Brushes- too cheap to be any good?

Who doesn’t love a bargain? I certainly do. That’s why I took a punt on some eBay makeup brushes. (It’s where I got my Oval brush) I needed more eyeshadow blenders. If you want to apply a few different shades it won’t do to have just one eyeshadow brush. The colours get muddied. I have in…

Ren Skincare Instant Beauty Booster Box Review ❤️

Discover our new instant beauty booster kit…3 steps to beautiful, glowing, firmer skin. About the brand- Since its launch in 2000 REN has become a cult favourite, giving you ground breaking product formulation, the latest hi-tech actives, rigorous product testing and clinically proven results. REN uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and is…

Makeup Hack- 4 Uses for Makeup Setting Spray.

A makeup hack experiment on the uses of setting spray, with photos. Have you tried makeup setting spray? (Or fixing mist or locking spritz or whatever you want to call it) You’re meant to spray it over your completed makeup to set it, sort of turn it into an indelible crust. I had heard of…

Collection Eyes Uncovered Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Grey

My Review of Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Grey with photos and swatches  Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Grey allows you to create a cool toned eye for a defined and sultry evening look. Choose from six different shades (Parchment, Rubble, Under the Moon, Drift Wood, In A Nutshell and Eclipse).   I really…

L’Oreal Double Extension Extra Black Mascara 

My review of L’Oreal’s Fortifying  Extending Double Extension Mascara in Extra Black with photos .  “L’Oréal Paris introduces Double Extension, their first conditioning, extending mascara which respects your lashes & makes them look up to 60% longer! L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Mascara is a 2 step Mascara which is composed of A conditioning white base…

Concealer Revealer. Which is the best high street concealer?

My review of five concealers by Bourjois, Rimmel, Mac, Collection and Maybelline. With photos and swatches    I’ve tried a fair few concealers but for some reason they remain largely untouched. Quite often I’ll find that they make a blemish look worse. It’s easy to over egg the pudding- more concealer does not result in…

Bourjois Clubbing Mascara

  My review and thorough recommendation of Bourjois Clubbing Mascara I have strict stipulations when it comes to mascara. It must not flake off during the course of the day or rub around my eye are when I absentmindedly swipe my lids. It has to make me look as though I have had many hours…

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Serum

   My review of Olay Regenerist 3 point super firming serum. I recently wrote a post about some anti aging ingredients, called Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 (aka peptides or pentapeptides) which actually have some decent scientific research behind them. Read this post Here. Seeing how the beauty industry can be a bit shady about its products’…