Saturday, 31 January 2015

THANK GOD IT'S FAVOURITES: No7 Perfect Light Powder

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Once upon a time, I didn’t go anywhere near powder at all. Then, when I was about sixteen, I tried a little, liked it, and then went a bit far and ended up looking like I’d been dusted with icing sugar. Feeling betrayed, I vowed never to let it darken my doorway again.

However, I’m pretty fickle really, and once I discovered the joys of setting other makeup with powder I renounced my vow without a second thought. The problem I’ve always had, though, is that my skin is super sensitive and really tends towards dryness, so powder that doesn’t make that worse or show it up horribly is an elusive creature. A makeup unicorn, if you will.

BUT THEN, in came No7 Perfect Light Powder, gleaming in the sun, and everything changed.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

REVIEWSDAY: Revlon Brow Fantasy

Brow products are a tricky thing, because there are a lot of different things to get right at once. I’m fickle with my brow products: at the moment I’m using Soap & Glory’s Archery, which lovely but a little too warm and red-toned in colour for me, and Benefit Speed Brow, which I really like and definitely recommend as a brow gel.

I’m still, though, worlds away from finding an all-in-one product that really floats my boat, and so for this Reviewsday (is it your favourite day of the week yet? Why on earth not?), I snapped up Revlon’s Brow Fantasy.

THANK GOD IT'S FAVOURITES: Missguided Layla Boots

Missguided Layla faux suede block heel Chelsea boots

In an exciting change from normal, this week I will be raving about shoes in my favourites post, rather than a beauty product, because honestly I just can't get enough of these. I first saw these Missguided Layla Boots on inthefrow a few months ago and I knew right away I had to have them, but it took until right up to Christmas for me to actually get my hands on them. Now I have them I will never let them go.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

HOT FOR TEACHER: Coloured Mascara

A few weeks ago (perhaps months? I am still struggling with the new year), I wrote a post on coloured eyeliner, and because I’m super original, I thought I’d branch out and talk about coloured mascara as well.

I went for dark navy, because I’m not that brave – this one is the Rimmel Kate Rockin’ Curves mascara in Sapphire, but they also do a dark green or purple if you prefer. Barry M also make this one and this one, which come in slightly lighter colours if you want something a bit more vibrant.

Friday, 23 January 2015


You know the drill, guys – if there’s a new handbag, there’s a new blog post. I have fallen head over heels in love with this beauty – it’s from DuDu Bags (yes, I’ve heard all the jokes and I don’t care for any of them); their Lucille bag in Lilac.

I adore this bag. I would hold up a stereo outside its window. I would sing I Love You Baby to it over a tannoy. I would stand outside its door pretending to sing Christmas carols and holding up signs. It had me at hello.

ANYWAY. It’s a great bag – the perfect size for everyday use, with two main compartments (so I can separate beauty bits and proper, grown up things), a zip pocket in the middle and one on one side and two smaller pouch pockets on the other side. And it’s more beautiful than anything in the world. OK, I’ll shut up now.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

REVIEWSDAY: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

As you may have read on Friday's post (if not, why not?!), back in December we were lucky enough to be invited to an event with Elle UK and Benefit to hear about Benefit's brand new product, which was launched on Friday, Roller Lash Mascara. Although it is not in stores yet, they also very kindly sent us each a (full-size!) sample to test out before it is on general sale, so obviously we just had to review it for you guys! And since this is such an exciting review, we are going to do it as a joint post so you can see it on both of us and what we each think of it.

Friday, 16 January 2015

PREPARE TO LAUNCH: Benefit Roller Lash

Back in December, we got the MOST exciting email inviting us to a press launch by Benefit and Elle UK, all about an amazing new product that launches TODAY. We were sent the world’s most beautiful invitations and directed, a bit incongruously, to a big van in Marble Arch.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

BLOG NEWS: This Blog It Is a-Changin

Fluffy jumper, long-sleeved crop top, navy fluffy cross-body - all ASOS. Skirt, Motel. Silver monk shoes, Topshop

Super exciting post for me today (I know I say that a lot but this really is) because I am going to be talking about some changes on the blog as we start the new year! Some of the very observant among you may have noticed that we now have an About Us section (plug plug plug) which you should totally check out if you haven't already. If you are then really, really observant you might also notice that it says that while Noll will be talking about beauty still, I am actually going to be focusing a bit more on fashion! 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

REVIEWSDAY: Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream

I have mentioned in a couple of previous posts about concealers that I am waging a long-running war against my under-eye circles, and that I will move heaven and earth to find a concealer that will sort them out. This time, though, I decided to try and treat the source of the problem ad hoc and start looking at correcting eye creams.

I’ve been using eye creams for a while, but not been too fussy about which – the ones I’ve used most have been Benefit It’s Potent and Balance Me Wonder, both of which I have in sample sizes from beauty boxes – so this might actually be the first eye cream I’ve ever gone out and bought, and it’s the Yes to Grapefruits Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream.

It’s in the name, right?

Monday, 12 January 2015

HOT FOR TEACHER: First Date Makeup

I know it’s hard to believe, but once in a blue moon an actual human man takes it upon himself to ask me out (or I ask him, because I’m a strong independent woman, and all that). Today’s post is all about the look I would go for should this unlikely event actually occur.

This is a look I’d wear for a casual sort of date, lunch or brunch or any sort of daytime thing – for evening I’d maybe go a bit darker with the eyeshadow and add a liquid liner, but this one is very simple and easy, which I’m all about – in that kind of situation, you want to be having a nice time, and not worrying about whether your 18-shade smoky eye has smudged halfway down your face.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

THANK GOD IT'S FAVOURITES: Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo

I have been using the Tropical Batiste Dry Shampoo for years, and it will always hold a special place in my heart, but for day to day refreshing it has been completely usurped recently by this amazing dry shampoo from Herbal Essences. I bought it on a complete whim a few months ago and just bought my second can (it lasted forever!) so it seemed a pretty appropriate time to include it in my favourites. As a redhead, I have found it really difficult to find a dry shampoo I am completely happy with, but this stuff is honestly brilliant. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

DECK THE HAULS: Christmas Beauty Gifts

As the Christmas glow fades and everyone starts frantically trying to lose the cheese weight they put on over the holidays  - well, that might just be me – we can take solace in the time we’ve spent with our loved ones, and the spirit of the festive season that brings us all together.

And all the presents.

I was very, deliciously spoilt by my lovely family and friends, and because it’s not exactly a state secret that I’m kind of a fan of makeup (try not to faint with surprise), this took the form of lots of gorgeous beauty bits and bobs.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

REVIEWSDAY: Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

This is a very exciting review for me because I have wanted this moisturiser for SO LONG. But because of my excitement, I am also writing this review the day after buying it because I just couldn't wait any longer, so maybe think of this as more of a first impressions review than our normal incredibly well-researched and thorough reviews. Ahem.

Monday, 5 January 2015

THANK GOD IT'S FAVOURITES: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

So, we mentioned in our resolutions post yesterday that we were going to be more reliable bloggers this year, and in the spirit of that, here’s this week’s favourites post… two days late.

Er, sorry.

But I’ll make up for it, I swear, by telling you all you ever wanted to know about Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. The name is a mouthful, but the product is just gorgeous.

Sunday, 4 January 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! We are both super excited for the new year because fresh start etc., so we thought we would let you know some of our new year resolutions, or rather our goals. I am not going to bother saying I will join the gym and go everyday because I won't, but we both just have some aims to be a little healthier in a realistic way, as well as some fun things too! When we first talked about doing this post, we realised that the first five things we said were exactly the same, so we are starting off with a joint section, and then some individual ones too!