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There are only a few brands that occupy more than 30%  real estate in my makeup storage and Lord & Berry is one of them. Be it their foolproof mascaras or iconic lip colours, it's a luxurious brand with humble packaging. They are celebrating 20 years of their existence this year and have launched a Birthday Beauty Kit to mark the milestone. It includes 4 of their best Eyeshadows shadows and a Lip Crayon. Unlike most brands, the quirky company has decided not to stay safe to celebrate their anniversary and to include a mix of their brightest, wackiest eye shades in the kit. I absolutely adore the perky yellow, retro-esque aqua, pale lavender and powder pink. At first glance, I thought there is no way I could rock these shades like other Instagrammer's out there but the quality of these is just so smooth and velvety, with the right amount of pigmentation; that I'm happy to report they are perfectly wearable. Of course, I'd recommend completing the look with a lick of graphic liner and some generous coatings of mascara, preferably glitter liner and coloured mascara if you're feeling brave. I'll keep these handy on my dresser for a quick pick-me-come when the winter blues hit us soon. Also, wouldn't this make a special Christmas present for someone who likes the brand or their pastels? 

The Lip Crayon that comes in the kit has rekindled my love for peachy lip colours. The gorgeously glossy finish and the lush consistency aside, the shade is this retro, pastel peach with neutral undertones to it - making it compliment most skin tones. The colour appears a little in your face when you hit straight from the bullet but once you pat it in gently, it disseminates flawlessly with a lovely hint of colour and even coverage. Two thumbs up!

Available HERE for £45. 

Lord & Berry's 20 years in Fashion Beauty Kit









There are only a few brands that occupy more than 30%  real estate in my makeup storage and Lord & Berry is one of them. Be it their foolproof mascaras or iconic lip colours, it's a luxurious brand with humble packaging. They are celebrating 20 years of their existence this year and have launched a Birthday Beauty Kit to mark the milestone. It includes 4 of their best Eyeshadows shadows and a Lip Crayon. Unlike most brands, the quirky company has decided not to stay safe to celebrate their anniversary and to include a mix of their brightest, wackiest eye shades in the kit. I absolutely adore the perky yellow, retro-esque aqua, pale lavender and powder pink. At first glance, I thought there is no way I could rock these shades like other Instagrammer's out there but the quality of these is just so smooth and velvety, with the right amount of pigmentation; that I'm happy to report they are perfectly wearable. Of course, I'd recommend completing the look with a lick of graphic liner and some generous coatings of mascara, preferably glitter liner and coloured mascara if you're feeling brave. I'll keep these handy on my dresser for a quick pick-me-come when the winter blues hit us soon. Also, wouldn't this make a special Christmas present for someone who likes the brand or their pastels? 

The Lip Crayon that comes in the kit has rekindled my love for peachy lip colours. The gorgeously glossy finish and the lush consistency aside, the shade is this retro, pastel peach with neutral undertones to it - making it compliment most skin tones. The colour appears a little in your face when you hit straight from the bullet but once you pat it in gently, it disseminates flawlessly with a lovely hint of colour and even coverage. Two thumbs up!

Available HERE for £45. 








I am a coutour rebel. You can scan through the blog and you'll hardly ever find me trying out the latest contour palette.

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette








I am a coutour rebel. You can scan through the blog and you'll hardly ever find me trying out the latest contour palette.




How I lusted and pined after Anastasia's brow products for months before rounding up on one purchase. Somehow, the company's social media manages to make me want to purchase their entire stock. Good job peeps!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dip Brow Pomade




How I lusted and pined after Anastasia's brow products for months before rounding up on one purchase. Somehow, the company's social media manages to make me want to purchase their entire stock. Good job peeps!


You don't need to be a skintellectual to know that hydration is the key to youthful, glowy skin. But come summer and we all ditch those creamy cold creams for I'll just drink 2 gallons of chilled Pimm's instead! I blame the uber rich body creams that feel far too icky to slather on muggy Sunday afternoons. But little did I know that our trusted creator of the petroleum jelly - Vaseline, has created a light, effective, aloe-fix for flakiness. Vaseline's Intensive Care Aloe Soothe comes in a large bright green aerosol and is literally a breeze to work with. Just spray it a few inches away from the skin to coat the limbs in white liquid-like foam. Massage it quickly and voila! It feels super light and the skin drinks it up within seconds. The cucumbery aloe vera smell is refreshing and quite subtle, which I love. I'd rather smell of Thierry Mugler's Angel than an over perfumed body cream. And it feels heavenly to spray on after a scorching episode in the sun. The Aloe Vera infused hydrant cools and calms over heated skin. If you are prone to post-sun irritation, this one might just be your elixir des skin! I wish they launch a travel-friendly size so I can chuck it in my Zara bucket bag for those unplanned sunny spells. 140 years of skincare knowledge for £3.50? Yes, Please!

Aloe Soothe Spray By Vaseline


You don't need to be a skintellectual to know that hydration is the key to youthful, glowy skin. But come summer and we all ditch those creamy cold creams for I'll just drink 2 gallons of chilled Pimm's instead! I blame the uber rich body creams that feel far too icky to slather on muggy Sunday afternoons. But little did I know that our trusted creator of the petroleum jelly - Vaseline, has created a light, effective, aloe-fix for flakiness. Vaseline's Intensive Care Aloe Soothe comes in a large bright green aerosol and is literally a breeze to work with. Just spray it a few inches away from the skin to coat the limbs in white liquid-like foam. Massage it quickly and voila! It feels super light and the skin drinks it up within seconds. The cucumbery aloe vera smell is refreshing and quite subtle, which I love. I'd rather smell of Thierry Mugler's Angel than an over perfumed body cream. And it feels heavenly to spray on after a scorching episode in the sun. The Aloe Vera infused hydrant cools and calms over heated skin. If you are prone to post-sun irritation, this one might just be your elixir des skin! I wish they launch a travel-friendly size so I can chuck it in my Zara bucket bag for those unplanned sunny spells. 140 years of skincare knowledge for £3.50? Yes, Please!


After trying their cheap as chips Hyaluronic Acid serum, I thought it wouldn't break the bank trying out a couple more things from the range. No joke, I lingered on their website, reading geeky, scientific benefits of all the complicatedly named products for hours. It's just so different from the rest.

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After trying their cheap as chips Hyaluronic Acid serum, I thought it wouldn't break the bank trying out a couple more things from the range. No joke, I lingered on their website, reading geeky, scientific benefits of all the complicatedly named products for hours. It's just so different from the rest.






There are not many things in life that undoubtedly ensure an adrenaline rush, make certain your rest of the day/week will be happy, whilst taking your mind off the 'What am I doing with my life?' musings.

New MAC Lipsticks - Viva Glam III, Craving & Nightingale







There are not many things in life that undoubtedly ensure an adrenaline rush, make certain your rest of the day/week will be happy, whilst taking your mind off the 'What am I doing with my life?' musings.



If you know someone who is obsessed with turning back the hands of time when it comes to dry sensitive skin, then Crabtree & Evelyn has just the present for them! All of Crabtree & Evelyn’s summer gift sets are beautifully draped in different prints and are bound to make ones day. I am in Love with Josey Shenoy’s vintage but very British illustrations made up of glasshouses, flowers, bees, plants and my absolute favourite - afternoon tea (nom nom). Draped in a beige and pink vintage floral tea cup print comes Goat’s Milk Shower Cream and Body Milk. I was of course intrigued by this Egyptian inspired goat milk concoction, milk being Cleopatra's beauty staple. 

Crabtree & Evelyn's Goat Milk Gift Set




If you know someone who is obsessed with turning back the hands of time when it comes to dry sensitive skin, then Crabtree & Evelyn has just the present for them! All of Crabtree & Evelyn’s summer gift sets are beautifully draped in different prints and are bound to make ones day. I am in Love with Josey Shenoy’s vintage but very British illustrations made up of glasshouses, flowers, bees, plants and my absolute favourite - afternoon tea (nom nom). Draped in a beige and pink vintage floral tea cup print comes Goat’s Milk Shower Cream and Body Milk. I was of course intrigued by this Egyptian inspired goat milk concoction, milk being Cleopatra's beauty staple. 

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