The Perfect Palette

Ahhh, the joys of make up palettes. The luxury packaging, the satisfying click of the lid, and the wide array of colours, shimmers and mattes.

A considerable newb to palettes, I have the Naked 1, and also recently added to my stash the ultimate palette of them all (eek!). Kindly linked by a fellow blogger (who is brilliant, may I add, LittleBitSoph), I quickly ordered the Lorac Pro Palette.


I was seriously pumped, particularly because I had my sisters’ engagement coming up. Unfortunately I was brought back to reality by the shipping time! I think it stated a minimum of 13 days and actually it wasn’t too bad as it took…13 days to arrive! That was from order confirmation to actually receiving the palette. The customs charge was unwelcome, but hey ho in for a penny in for 1 MILLION POUNDS.

I heard about the Lorac Pro palette through a number of blogs, namely from LittleBitSoph and Vivianna Does Makeup. What really drew me to it in the first place was the simple fact that it contained a row of matte shades (brilliant for your crease) and a row of shimmer shades. Too often in palettes from what I’ve seen, you get the odd lumpy glittery shade that ruins the look of it, doesn’t apply nicely and gets all over the rest of the palette.

The packaging of the Lorac Pro is very different to anything I’ve really used before, but it does have a feel reminiscent of the Nars packaging: black, soft to the touch and sturdy. With a magnetic ‘shut’ it isn’t the most practical in terms of making sure it is completely closed, but it is very slim and neat if you were travelling with it.





There are 8 matte shades in the palette, and what I love about them is that there are only 3 ‘light’ shades, and 4 whole ‘brown’ shades. For asian skin this is really useful, as some browns in the crease can look too warm or cool toned, but in this palette you have 2 of each. The black is great when used with an angled liner brush like the Mac 263, for a more subtle eye liner. ‘Taupe’ is my favourite crease colour at the moment, just the right amount of warm toned brown, and you can really build it up for more definition.


The shimmers in this palette are really versatile. With my favourites so far being ‘LT. Bronze’ (no idea what that means), ‘Champagne’ and ‘Pewter’, there is a good array of nudes with a few more unique shades like ‘Garnet’, ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘Slate’. The formulas for these are great because the shimmer is minute, so it creates a really iridescent look without being too ‘sparkly unicorn’. Don’t worry that’s not an eyeshadow shade, but I am tempted to see what that would look like :p.

Using this palette for the first time, I used the shade ‘LT. Bronze’ over the lid, with ‘Taupe’ blended into the crease. To build up the brightness, I added some ‘Half Baked’ from the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. A thin line of jet black liquid eyeliner, a coat of Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ mascara, a set of false eyelashes and you have a great look for a special occasion (such as doing my sister’s make up for her engagement, see snippet below!).


What’s your favourite make up palette? Please be careful with your suggestions…as there is a very vulnerable shopper writing this here post :)


Zoella Beauty Haul!

Hello Everyone! :) Today I have an exciting haul to show you, it’s only the entire range of newly launched Zoella Beauty! For those of you who don’t know, Zoe Sugg is a British Youtuber who has worked her way up the Youtube mountain to the very peak, having over 6 million subscribers to her main channel alone. She has a blog that she has kept going for many years, and she has just recently launched her own range of beauty and skin care products. You can get the range from either Superdrug, or Feel Unique, with prices starting from £5 :).


I’m not going to write a lengthy wordy post on these products as you might find that boring…so what I will do is just run down the products I like the most so far: The Zoella make up bag is brilliant, the gold detailing on the zip makes it seem really fancy (ooh), and the colour choices are really bright and on trend. There is one with a guinea pig on it, but I opted for the one with the graphic eyes! It is the perfect length to fit in make up brushes (elaborate yet impractical picture below) and the lining is light orange, so you don’t need to worry too much about getting the inside covered in foundation or concealer as it is unlikely it’ll show.


The candle is really lovely, I like that it’s held in a little tin, as candles that you get in glass casings often get burn marks on the side of them and end up looking a bit sorry for themselves. The scent is quite fresh, and not ‘old granny’ floral in the slightest. It isn’t a strong smell once it is lit, but just enough so that when you walk into a room you can smell it (but it doesn’t whack you round the face and say ‘HELLO I AM HERE’. )


The third and final thing I have used from this range so far is the ‘Blissful Mistful’ body mist, which is in the most adorable packaging (complete with rose gold cap). Obviously for a body mist the most important thing (and objective) is the smell. It has a slightly orangey scent, but like the candle is very fresh and clean smelling – best description ever, I know. The only downside to this is the spray head, with a body mist it tends to be very wet because it is not like a perfume. Having said that, you can always spray onto your wrists and rub onto your neck etc, which works just as well.


The remaining parts of the range (body lotion, bath soak and fizz bar) I haven’t used properly yet, but I will update this post as and when I do. All in all, I think this range is really well thought out, from the scents to the packaging, and I think she’s made a brilliant little platform that she can build and add to as she grows in success and popularity. Affordable, practical yet beautifully designed, this range is great for christmas presents, birthdays and general treating yourself!


Autumn Nail Colours


As we are well into Autumn, I’ve started to leave the bright sunny shades back where they belong and am slowly moving over to the dark, more muted autumn colours when it comes to nails. This time of year is brilliant, I particularly like the cosy nights in with a cup of tea and a blanket (I have just aged about 80 years) and a good ol’ crunchy leaf to stomp on (just digressed back to 4 and a half years old).

This little post includes some of my favourite shades for autumn, and also as we are nearing christmas, some of the top coats that can make things a little bit more festive :)!


So if we start with the non glitter shades:


Left to right: Kiko, Barry M Gelly in ‘Watermelon’, Nails Inc ‘Regent Street’, Tanya Burr ‘Midnight Sparkles’, French Connection

This is just a selection of the shades that I think are ideal for autumn. The Kiko polish is lovely, and I picked it up on my last visit to Landannnn. I don’t think they have shade names or numbers which is annoying, but this muted grey is really chic and is an ideal colour if you aren’t allowed to wear bright coloured nail varnish in your office, place of work, or school.

The Barry M polish is wrongly named if you ask me, when I look at this shade the last thing I think is watermelon. I actually think ‘Pond Sludge’ but I don’t think that would fly with Bazza. This shade might be a bit love/hate, but I really love the teal colour, and I think again it is quite a sophisticated shade to have on from late summer to autumn.

The Nails Inc polish is ‘Regent Street’ is probably my favourite of the bunch here, as the maroony burgundy shade is really really chic, and also looks great with the gold glitter polish I will be talking about in a mo. This is a classic autumnal colour, and the formula is long lasting and hardly chips…which makes it even better!

Tanya Burr‘s ‘Midnight Sparkles’ is actually what I am wearing now as I tinker away at these laptop keys. This is a gorgeous dark mauve, with purple shimmer in it, that looks really nice when it catches the light. It is almost black-purple, so it looks great if it is glossy and opaque, which isn’t hard to achieve due to the thick formula and easy to use brush.

Finally, we have the French Connection mauvey reddy purpley colour (again, no shade names or numbers, sort it ahht). This is a gorgeous colour, but be warned it can be quite difficult to build up this shade to what you see in the little bottle. The brush is quite thin too, but if you have the patience then there’s noting wrong with cracking this autumnal colour out.

If you fancy a little nod to christmas, take a look at these three glittery top coats:



Technic by Bodycare Nail Polish, Bourjois ‘Sun Scales’ and Barry M Silver Glitter Top Coat


The blue glitter top coat is actually from Bodycare, and costs a measly £2-3 per bottle. This is a right bugger to remove, but layered over the top of a dark purple, black or navy blue, it is really striking. I wouldn’t go over board with this stuff though, or you will be finding bits of it on your nails in 2017.

The Bourjois ‘Sun Scales’ is really beautiful, and VERY clever. It’s actually little bits of gold foil (like someone got some gold tinsel and put it in a food processor), therefore it isn’t too cumbersome to remove and looks really really good over a burgundy, black or blue nail polish.

The most versatile of this trio is the Barry M Silver glitter top coat. With different sized little silver glitters, this pretty much looks good over ANY colour (maybe not gold though…#jussayin). This again is quite difficult to remove but hey, towards Christmas you might find yourself tucked in in a cosy bed rather than out in the lashing wind and rain, so you might as well treat yourself to a bit of pampering (or scrubbing at nails with remover pads :)).

Let me know what your favourite autumnal shades are so I can fritter away my next wage slip :)



Brilliant Brows!

Eyebrows are having their time in the spotlight. Of all the facial features I expected to be talked about in the beauty world, honestly I didn’t think it would be eyebrows…bigger and bushier!

For the past few months I have been using the Soap & Glory Brow Archery, but have been getting frustrated with the fact that I was only using one end of the two ended pencil (the pencil end, not the felt tip end). Also the nib on the pencil end is very waxy, so sometimes when you are using it your eyebrow hairs tend to clump together a little.

I’ve been pottering along with the Brow Archery for quite some time now, so much so that it came to the end of its’ life (R.I.P, waxy pencil). So began my quest for a new Filler of Brows…hence a sneaky trip to Boots. Now I have heard lots about the Anastasia Brow Whiz, and the Benefit Gimme Brow, but I wanted something I could pick up there and then. I walked past the Soap & Glory stand, and noticed a new Brow product: Archery 2 in 1 Brow Filling Pencil & Brush.

IMG_1184   IMG_1185 Here are a few headlines about this brilliant brow product:

  • The nib is teeny tiny, so it means you can get a really precise line
  • The colour I chose is “Hot Chocolate” which is a cool toned brown, slightly darker than the brown Brow Archery
  • The spoolie on the second end is brilliant!

Here is an end result, slightly darker than I’m used to but am pretty happy! IMG_1172IMG_1182 And to end this post…some people that do not know how to Eye Brow: eyebrows-004worst-eyebrows-213-1021-Got-Joke-Bad-eye-brows-012   Disclaimer: These images are from Google Images

My Favourite Beauty Bloggers


Today I thought I’d do a little post on my favourite beauty bloggers of the moment. I will admit that these are primarily and wholly Youtube based, but that’s pretty much how I got into blogging myself so I’m sure you will find these just as great as I do.

The 5 blogs included in this post cover beauty, lifestyle and food so they tend to be more like a website version of vlogging, I guess. But all of them started out how I wanted mine to, based mainly on beauty and lifestyle. These girls are brilliant, they vary in age but they post regularly, and give REALLY honest insights into products and often show tips and tricks.

Here is the run down of all five:

1. Tanya Burr – 

Tanya Burr was the first Youtuber that I started watching. She has some really old video’s of her make up tutorials and even back then she was brilliant! With a background in working on cosmetics counters, she really knows her stuff and now has progressed so far that she even has her own range of nail polishes and lip glosses stocked online and in UK Superdrug stores. Her blog is fantastic, although she doesn’t post as regularly as she uploads Youtube videos, she writes how she comes across in her uploads: Honest, kind and funny!

It’s also great to get an insight into her crazy life now that Youtube is her job, so she often does posts on events that she’s gone to, and any travelling she has done for work/promotional events.

2. Viviannadoesmakeup – 

VDM is on my favourites bar along with Tanya’s blog above. Vivianna (AKA…Anna) is a hardcore beauty blogger. Again, she also has a youtube channel but her blog is brilliant. The first thing that I love about her blog is the minimalist style, and I love that it is so image focused. She does fantastic close ups of products and images of when she’s used them, along with more honest product reviews. This girl posts EVERY DAY, and her content never falters. She’s brilliantly funny, genuine and passionate about all things beauty.

3. Lilypebbles – 

I came to know Lily Pebbles quite late I think, and honestly although I do love her blog, I think it’s my least favourite of the 5 I have included here today. Very good friends with Anna above, Lily also posts about high end and high street make up, and lifestyle. I think the more beauty bloggers you look at who are in the same circles (especially youtube) tend to review the same products around the same time. I have found with Lily, that because I prefer blogs such as VDM and Zoella a bit more, I have usually already seen some of the products that she reviews.

All that aside though, again she uses fantastic imagery, and honest funny reviews to keep her readers, and it’s still great to sit with a cup of tea, slurp away and read until your heart is content :).

4. Velvet Gh0st – 

I would probably say that Gabby is the most irregular blogger of the 5, but she makes up for that with her true and genuine personality, and truly funny writing. I really love the tutorials that she uploads to youtube, and I think she is probably the youngest of the group of bloggers I have gathered here. She doesn’t give a toss what people think, and she is SO normal and I love that.

Also, she’s gorgeous! Take a look at her blog for funny reviews, hauls and honest thoughts on life.

5. Zoella – 

This girl is brilliant. She started off just having her own little blog,  which slowly but surely grew and grew, whilst she built up her Youtube channel. Exciting times are coming for Zoe, she is publishing her first novel this year, and also bringing out her own beauty tools range. She’s the most honest, genuine and lovely person (I haven’t even met her but I can just tell), and it’s no wonder that she now has around 6 million followers (youtube, twitter, instagram…you name it).

She took a break from blogging for a while, during the time that things really started to take off for her. But now she’s back, with great informative posts about beauty, interior design, lifestyle thoughts and just funny honest musings. I think her channel is now my favourite Youtube channel, especially for Vlogs!

Things that smell REALLY GOOD

I understand that this blog post title could be quite ambiguous, what things are you talking about? Well don’t worry, it is nothing untoward, just beauty or skincare products that either smell like you want to eat them, or are the type of products that make you just sit there and sniff them ALL DAY ERRYDAY.

Especially as we move towards Autumn/Winter, I find myself gravitating towards products with comforting scents, such as Vanilla or generally quite sweet smells. Anyone would think this blog post has been sponsored by Soap & Glory, but it really hasn’t. Anyone who is worth knowing knows that their products smell INCREDIBLE and those people are aware of how difficult it is to refrain from smeating (Smell – Eating, I have just made this up).

I have selected a few of my favourite products that suitably tickle the nostrils, and included some pictures below:


Soap & Glory Smoothie Breakfast Scrub, Soap & Glory Lightly Whipped Body Buttercream, Dove Heat Protect Spray, Soap & Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel, Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover Pads, YSL Volupté Sheer Candy


1. Soap & Glory Products – 

Smoothie Breakfast Scrub:

Well, where do you start with this company. I first found Soap & Glory via the Smoothie Breakfast Scrub and just fell in love with it. (I have all the products next to me ready to smell and describe – smescribe – so let’s see how this pans out). It smells like REALLY NICE CAKE, and to me it isn’t very ‘Breakfast-y at all). But my god, this smells SO GOOD. It comes in a massive tub so it will last you quite a while! This is a really great body scrub, and it has exfoliating sugars that are just coarse enough to smooth the skin. It also gives you really smooth skin after and is very moisturising, which you don’t usually get from a body scrub.


 Smoothie Lightly Whipped Body Buttercream

Surprise surprise, another product that smells like cake. This body butter actually smells a bit like actual cake sponge, which might not sound great but it’s like the smell of cake multiplied by infinity, and there is nothing wrong with that. When you use the body butter the smell doesn’t hang around for too long, but the cream itself is brilliant, really moisturising and sinks in nicely. According to the label it contains vanilla and coconut, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the actual ingredients label stated ‘Victoria Sponge’.


Clean On Me Clarifying Shower Gel

Slightly different to the two above, this smell does what it says on the pump dispenser. CLEAN. A WHOLE LOTTA CLEAN. This smells absolutely amazing, it’s fresh and zesty, and is brilliant for helping you wake up in the morning. The shower gel is great for clarifying the skin, and lathers up really nicely so you feel like it’s really cleansing. I don’t know if there are any other people out there who hate shower gels that don’t foam up. Impostors.

2. Dove Heat Protect Spray – 

I heard Tanya Burr raving about this spray in one of her monthly favourite youtube videos, and I had just run out of my Tre Semmé Heat Protectant so thought I would give this a go. I cannot tell you how good this smells (which is useful as I am writing a blog post about it). It smells a little bit like a clean powdery baby. I KNOW THAT IS WEIRD but go with it. It’s slightly sweet, but the nicest and most comforting smell. Again, it doesn’t hang around much if you use it on damp hair and then dry it, but it really does smell phenomenal.

3. Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover Pads – 

Now, anyone who uses nail polish remover knows that it stinks. Strong, acetone-y alcoholly smell. So when I found these nail polish remover pads from Boots that I had bought because they are travel size, I was not expecting such a lovely smell. As soon as you open the little black pot, you get hit in the face with a waft of fruity goodness (I swear they should make this a perfume, it smells so good). There are other smells present but I can’t quite work out what they are, go pick some up, they aren’t very expensive and please tell me if you can describe the smell better! Also, very good for removing nail polish. Who’da thunk it.

4. YSL Volupté Sheer Candy – 

Finally, a product that I have reviewed here before, which is really amazing. This YSL lipstick is beautiful, the packaging is beautiful, the satisfying click close is beautiful, but the SMELL. Watermelon, fresh, apple-y smell. I could sniff this all day long, and suitably it is a product you use on your lips…and they happen to be situated right under your nose! It really is amazing, and is a bit of a throw back to summer if you ask me!


How to Thread Your Own Eyebrows…

This post is going to be a little different to the usual…it’s going to focus on those two little hairy caterpillars that are friends with your eyes. Having big eyebrows are all the rage at the moment (I’m looking at you Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne) but it is important to make sure that they don’t start to take over your face!

In the past I have tried getting mine threaded by a family friend, and the traditional way to thread if you are doing it on someone else is to use your hands to guide the thread and have one end in your mouth to actually create the motion to pull out the hairs. Now obviously you cannot use this method on yourself, so a couple of years ago I took to Youtube and found some really useful videos on how to thread your own eyebrows.

Benefits of threading:

  • Slower and sparser regrowth
  • More precise shaping
  • Once you get used to it it hurts less
  • No cost if you can get your mitts on some string
  • Can get small hairs that tweezers often miss

Now I have put that it hurts less as you get used to it, but I tell no lies, at first man it can sting. I remember when I first got my eyebrows threaded and I looked in the mirror afterwards, I basically had my own eyebrows and then a slightly pink raised pair underneath from where all the hairs had been pulled out!

Saying that, I think learning to do it myself was one of the best things I’ve done, and I now do my sisters’ eyebrows as well and you can really see the difference once it has been done.

As I mentioned there are some good videos on Youtube so you can see it in real time, but unfortunately I can’t find the one that I used (as this was a long time ago). This video by farahdhukai is quite good, I think the only thing I disagree with is the length of the thread that she uses.

The Basic Principle of Threading:

Essentially, you will be using a loop of thread, between two hands. You twist the loop of thread a few times, and you use your hands to move the small twists from one side to another, trapping the hairs and pulling them out as you go. It takes a lot of practice to get it right, so be patient.

Here is what I use to groom/thread my eyebrows. I keep tweezers on stand by as I usually use these around the delicate under eyebrow area.


Right, here is where I TRY to show you how I thread. For demonstration purposes, white Paper=skin, weird little bits of thread= hairs. Just stay with me, ok?

1. You will need a length of thread.  I have cut how much I usually use and measured it at 64cm.

2. You then want to take each end and tie a couple of knots, to make one loop of thread.


3. Next, hold the thread between both hands. Use one hand to twist the loop of thread a couple of times. You should end up with the thread looking like this:

4. Here is my mock up of skin with a whole TWO HAIRS. The way to remove the hairs is to look at the direction of growth.

These two hairs and growing to the right, root is on the left. Place your loop of thread around the hair like below:


Holding the loop of thread taut with both hands, use your right hand and move your finger and thumb apart, while keeping your left hand still. This will move the twists in the loop of thread over the hair, and the hair will become twisted up and pulled out as you move the twists to the left (opposite direction to hair growth).

If I have failed to explain this well, go to Youtube and search for ‘how to thread your own eyebrows’ :).

DISCLAIMER: I am by no means a professional eyebrow threader, this is just my way of doing it and it works for me.

Mini Haul #1!

On the last day of Summer, what could be better than to browse a mini haul and draw a close to the gorgeous summer we have had this year. I’m quite looking forward to Autumn, being able to wrap up in a winter coat, stepping on some crunchy-ass leaves, and enjoying the run up to Christmas!

Below are a few things I have bought recently:


Starting with something different, the amethyst coloured necklace was from Topshop, and I bought this when I was in London staying with my sister . I love the way the gold chain and lilac stones look together. I quite like that the chain is very thin, and the simple 5 stone design is modern and will go with many outfits. I’ve had a look online and I can’t find a link to it :( but I think it was around £17, and it was bought from the Oxford Circus Topshop. The little gold links between the stones aren’t particularly sturdy, but sometimes to tighten them I’ll grab a pair of tweezers and gently squeeze the rings tighter to make sure they don’t stretch.


The eyeshadow is a L’oréal Color Riche in ‘Cafe St Germain’, available here (shade 201). This is a perfect everyday shade, and from the look of it I think it would go on really well with a slightly damp brush too. The texture is really silky and velvety, and this shimmery taupe is a great alternative to a neutral cream eyeshadow.


Now, we move onto the most expensive of the bunch (Benefit, ‘They’re Real’ Mascara £17.55 at Boots). I remember trying this out in a Boots store last year, and a Benefit sales assistant tried this on me. It is really great for lengthening and separating, but man is this hard to remove. I use the Simple Eye Make Up Remover, which is great at removing my usual mascaras such as the Maybelline The Falsies etc. ‘They’re Real’ is not completely unshift-able, but it does require a bit more rubbing and remover than your usual formula mascaras. The brush is really good – a sturdy plastic brush, with a weird spiky ball on the end which is ideal for the outer corner lashes. All in all, although this is good for lengthening, it does not beat my ultimate higher end favourite which is the Benefit ‘Bad Gal Lash’, with it’s mighty fat brush!


And finally, I watched Tanya Burr’s latest baking video where she made the most SCRUMPTIOUS white and milk chocolate cookies ever…and she was wearing a gorgeous dark purple nail varnish from her own range. It’s called ‘Midnight Sparkles’ and I picked it up from Feel Unique for £3.59. This is a really lovely colour, not the thickest formula but it is still quite easy to build up a strong dark colour. The purple shimmer in it is really subtle, and it’s the perfect shade for Autumn/Winter. Here is a little snap shot (yes it’s instagrammed which is why I look orange):


Top 5 Haircare Products

Today I thought I’d share my top 5 haircare products (just to mix it up a bit). There are so many beauty bloggers who rave about really high end products, but drug store equivalents are usually pretty good, and all of these products in this post are affordable,  easy to get hold of, and do wonders for my barnet.


Here is the run down (left to right, click the headers for links):


1. Phil Smith Argan Oil Transforming Cream

This little tube of wonderfulness was actually free in a magazine, and I have to say it is one of the best things I have ever used. AND it has lasted way longer than it should have. This argan oil cream is perfect to use once you have washed your hair. I use my Tangle Teezer and brush through my hair, smooth a small blob of this between my hands and run it through the mid lengths to ends of my hair. It doesn’t need rinsing out or anything, and you just dry your hair as normal. It smells like summer, coconut and general goodness, and leaves your hair mega soft. Unfortunately I’m not too sure where you can get this now…I’m just hoping mine is like Mary Poppin’s bag and will never end…


2. The Body Shop Brazil Nut Define & No Frizz…something

I think my sister introduced me to this product, and it’s been a staple in my stash for a very long time. This product is ideal if you tend to straighten your hair a lot (as i do). When you get a few flyways (or the odd perfectly vertical hair in the middle of your head), rub a bit of this between your fingers and use it to smooth them down. This also smells summery and a bit cocoa like, and you only need a tiny bit so it lasts FOR AGES.


3. L’oréal Studioline Volume Supersizing Spray

This stuff is brilliant! I found this because I was desperately trying to restrain myself from buying the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, which costs a mighty £39! Although the L’Oréal spray probably doesn’t smell as good as the Oribe, it is perfect for adding a bit of texture if you want a more matte hair look. It still smells pretty nice, and in a way acts a little as a dry shampoop (that was on purpose). At a measly THREE POUNDS AND SEVENTY NINE PENCE, I would say try this before you go and part with a chunk of your daily wages on anything too high end.


4. TreSemmé Heat Protect Mist

I’ve tried quite a few heat protectants, and this is my favourite. There was one utterly atrocious Schwarzkopf spray I once tried and it felt like someone had thrown chewing gum in my hair, but alas, we can’t have it all. This spray is quite water based, and because of this it is easy to brush through, and doesn’t leave your hair feeling sticky or chewing gummy in the slightest. I am a big fan of TreSemmé products generally, and this did not disappoint.


5. Umberto Gianni Leave In Conditioner

This leave in conditioner is probably my favourite of all. It is a spray, so it’s really easy to use and spray on the mid lengths to ends of your hair. It smells GORGEOUS, and works really well if you leave it in overnight. When you rinse it out you really feel like it has ‘done good’. Tip – if you are going on holiday and want to give your hair a rest from sun damage or chlorine damage, give it a wash and spray this in. Leave it overnight and put your hair into plaits, and the next day you’ll have really wavy, conditioned hair.

ALSO, no hair care post is complete without a little shout out to the best of them all, the humble Tangle Teezer.

Oh Tangle Teezer, you liberate me from Frizzdomhood and Knotsville…AND YOU HAZ GLITTER


This bank holiday weekend I have given my hair a bit of a rest, with a good old chop to sort the ends out and I’ll be using the leave in condition above to make sure my dip dyed ends don’t get dry. Time to break out the hair pineapple, a cup of tea and youtube! Ahh bank holiday well spent…


My Space…

Here is a post on my little dressing table area…this is where I drag myself every morning, and attempt to humanise my face. The results are usually dependent on the time that I get up. Early: Face is deemed viewable by family members, work colleagues and the odd stray dog. On time: Face is suitable to be viewed by strangers. Late: Holy shit, get that face back into bed.

I have the world’s tiniest room, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to have a  dressing table. I found a dressing table that was the perfect size online, from Wren Living, and got it at a steal for £49.00. Unfortunately they don’t sell it anymore (all you small roomed sisters, I’m sorry y’all). Paired with a wooden framed mirror, and some Muji storage, this makes for an understated, compact little dressing table area.




The beige cover that you see on top of the table I made to make sure that the pure white table top didn’t quickly get foundation smears and marks all over it. I simply bought some fancy fabric, measured the size of the table and sewed the edges together. It goes quite well with the gold, cream and blue theme in my room so I was quite happy with it.

I keep my make up brushes in this Kilner glass jar, which I bought from the range here , and it is the perfect size to hold my little collection at arms reach. (Yes, I know I need to clean them…)



Moving on to the Muji storage, a few months ago I stalked the product pages on the website and picked up two of these drawers. I actually made a mistake as these are not stackable, therefore I currently struggle to get into the third drawer in my stack because I was too impatient to wait until the compatible drawers were in stock :). This consequently determines what goes in what drawer, which I will go into further in a minute. The drawers I should have bought were these (OH YES THANKS MUJI I CAN SEE THEY ARE IN STOCK NOW. Smug git.) I thought the flip up lid on the ones I bought would be useful, but in all honesty I’ve not really used them like that.

Here is a quick run down of how I use my Muji storage, for all 2 of you readers to take a gander at. Below is the ‘Skin and Blush’ Drawer:




Next is the ‘Eyes, And The Only Space For My Nars Bronzer’ drawer:





Then, comes the ‘Drawer That I Cannot Get Into, Therefore Holds Things I Rarely Use':



Aaaaand finally is a ‘Lip and Massive Naked Palette’ drawer:




If anyone (yes 2 readers, I am talking to you) wants a more in depth go through of my drawers (shush it’s not that funny), let me know. I hope this was at least a smidge interesting!

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx