October empties

October is a bit light on the empties front. I tried quite a lot of new products, so I didn’t really get through many of my existing products. Everything I used up was skincare, no makeup or even hair products this month. A couple of these products have become favourites of mine, so read on to see what they are.

Inside my travel makeup bag

By the time you read this post I will be on holiday in Australia, for a girly holiday with my friend Laura and staying with my mum, yay! I always like looking at peoples’ travel makeup bag posts, so I’ll share mine with you now. It was hard to whittle down my collection, but I managed to fit it all into a reasonable sized bag! The base products I chose were Clinique Super City Block, NYX Photo-loving primer, Clinique CC Cream light, MAC Studio Sculpt NW20, Rimmel Stay Matte primer, ELF blush Peachy Keen, and ELF Under Eye concealer and highlighter in light. I wanted to have the option to do a full coverage base, as well as just swipe on some of the CC cream. I haven’t featured the CC cream on here before – here’s a swatch. Eye makeup was another set of difficult decisions! The mascara was a no-brainer, I chose Maybelline The Falsies Big Eyes which I’ve been using for a little while now and loving. The Sephora eyeliner pencil is handy because it’s got brown and black, and the NYX wonder pencil is perfect for the inner rims of my eyes. Then there’s Bobbi Brown […]

Paula’s Choice product review

I have been a huge fan of Paula Begoun since pouring over my mum’s copies of her books when I was younger, and now I finally have some of her range of products. They arrived about six weeks ago but I’ve been holding off on reviewing them until I’ve given them a thorough test. Before I start, I just want to mention that Paula’s Choice products aren’t tested on animals, and most of them are vegan, and they are not sold in China. Resist Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA The name of this makes me think it’s something to do with taking your clothes off, but rest assured it isn’t! I have always had a problem with bumpy skin on my body, it’s never been nice and smooth like other people have, and I’ve always hated it. I discovered that this is a harmless condition called Keratosis pilaris, and “it occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plug. Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled” (Wikipedia). This probably […]