Suddenly I Care About Hand Cream

Until recently, I never gave hand cream much thought. I always had a tube lurking somewhere, usually something that had come as part of a gift set, but I never reached for it. My hands got moisturised as a happy byproduct of me applying body lotion or body butter, but they never had their own… Continue reading Suddenly I Care About Hand Cream

Product Review: Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Gel Creme

'You get what you pay for' is a divisive sentiment, for good reason. Regarding skincare, it's a glorious fact that there are plenty of affordable products on the market that will perform well without making you want to cry as you're handing over your card/confirming your PayPal payment. It is also true that some products… Continue reading Product Review: Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Gel Creme

The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

~ This series consists, unsurprisingly, of product reviews of lip balms, masks and treatments. None of these posts are sponsored. ~ There was a time when lip balms were of little interest to me; I’d own a couple for use in winter and never paid more than the price of a Body Shop Born Lippy… Continue reading The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

Lottie London Lip Kit

Since I had brain surgery in late January, I've been even more housebound than usual. I'm managed two short outings with my family since then and on both occasions I test drove this Lip Kit in the shade #TBT from Lottie London cosmetics. It has been waiting patiently for it's moment for quite some time… Continue reading Lottie London Lip Kit

Metallic Red Lips: Jouer

I've been pretty quiet on the blog front lately; my broken brain has been torturing me even more than usual. This has severely limited the already meagre time I had available for wearing makeup and reviewing products. Now that I've finally taken this lipstick out for a couple of test drives, I'm ready to tell… Continue reading Metallic Red Lips: Jouer

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Swatches

I've been really struggling to post lately; even my weekly Sunday beauty post has fallen by the wayside. I'm going through one of those phases in my Chronic Life when I have zero energy left; the constant battle with the pain is wearing me down. The pain itself is also particularly severe and persistent, even… Continue reading Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Swatches

A New Nail Shape and Bargain Polish 

I'm something of a perfectionist when it comes to my nails. If they look shabby or the layer of acrylic has grown too far out, it bothers me. Way back before I became largely housebound, fitting in regular nail appointments around teaching and socialising wasn't a big deal. Now of course, things are different. Weeks… Continue reading A New Nail Shape and Bargain Polish