what i call primer

What I like to call…primer

The title is not just a nod to comedian Miranda’s on-screen Mum, but also because I wanted to write this post about all the products I use as primer – although that might not be their sole purpose, they hopefully do a lot more. 

So, these are some of my favourite products to keep makeup in place longer and therefore make your face look great! I usually have about two or three on the go at one time, depending on what my skin needs. Today’s picks can all be used with or without makeup, although I rarely go without it. Continue reading

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travel beauty bits

My traveling beauty bag

I have a whole separate list of products that I take away with me for nights/weekends away or holidays abroad and there are two reasons for this:

  1. To avoid bringing big, bulky bottles
  2. Ask anyone, I’m very forgetful, so it’s better the bag is already 90% packed.

But, I still like to bring nice products away with me , so I thought I’d share what I have in my travel bag.

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Face masks

What’s the story with face masks?

I love face masks. Even before I see any benefits, I love the feeling I get when I put on a face mask because it means I’m giving my skin some extra TLC, and anyone who knows me will know that I have problem skin so I like to treat it to as many lotions and potions as I can without overloading it. But for anyone unsure about what mask to try, the difference between leave on masks and sheet masks, or wondering if there really is any point in putting on a face mask, keep reading. Continue reading

eyebrows

Brows: waxing vs threading

Brows are definitely the new ‘desert island’ beauty obsession these days. I know when my eyebrows are freshly waxed and tinted, they frame my whole face and I can go out with just my brows done and nothing else. But whether you’ve always done them yourself, and you’re looking for a professional service, or you’ve tried one and you’re curious about the other, I’m looking at the differences between waxing and threading your eyebrows. Continue reading