Monthly Archives: March 2016


Tried & Tested: Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant

I’ve been receiving seasonal beauty boxes from Flora & Fauna thanks to my very thoughtful future sister-in-law which has significantly helped my efforts in reviewing products. And also had the added bonus of getting Mr T off my back about my cosmetics spending. My summer box included a stick of Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant and I was keen to put it to the test. Grants Aloe Vera Crystal Deodorant is a pure crystalline substance, composed of natural minerals, which helps control body odour in a simple and natural way by stopping growth of odour causing bacteria on the skin. The low down on crystal […]

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Tried & Tested: Vapour Mesmerize Eye Liner

I’ve got another makeup review for you guys! I’ve recently been a convert to brown mascara so felt it was only fitting to pair I with a brown eyeliner. I’ve had an old ‘dirty’ eyeliner for a few years and been too cheap to get around to replacing it. I finally bit the bullet and bought Vapour Mesmerize Eye Liner in the colour, truffle. Available in three colors (black, plum, and truffle), The Mesmerize Eyeliner pencil makes a smooth line and is easily blended with either a finger or the blending tool conveniently located on the end of the pencil. It’s pretty affordable […]


Natural Skincare for Acne Prone Skin

I know a thing or two about acne. Since my early teen years to now I’ve been figuring out a few things about dreaded pimples. I can’t say I’ve solved the pimple problem entirely, but I’ve given it a good crack. These are my tips to assist on your path to healthy skin. 1. Keep it clean This one is a no brainer really, as everyone should be washing their face each day! I love oil cleansing. It’s so good at removing making, regulating oil production and keeping my skin hydrated. I’ve written about it previously, here, if you’re keen […]

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ZKIN organics skincare

The brand that won me back to natural skincare

You may remember me not long ago lamenting the effectiveness of natural skincare. At the time I was feeling pretty down and out about natural skincare. Despite diligently trialing numerous brands and products, I didn’t really find any to be anything special. That was, until I came across this brand: Zk’in (pronounced “skin”). Here’s a little about the brand, directly from their website: zk’in certified organic skincare looks after, repairs and beautifies your skin with zero tolerance to anything less than the best. There are no parabens, no sulphates, no petrochemicals and no unnatural ingredients in any zk’in certified organic […]


5 Makeup Mistakes You’re Making (and how to fix them)

You might be thinking I’m being a little harsh on why these mistakes are all so horrendous, or even soapboxing. But believe me, I know all these mistakes because I am the number 1 culprit of committing all these for a number of years! Years of trial and error (oh so much error) has led me to figure out what you really can’t get away with. If my advice can help save you from a lifetime of embarrassing makeup then I’ve done my bit for humanity. 1. Mascara transferring to your eyelids Around 3pm you go to the loo and […]

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I’m back from Japan, with a major beauty observation

So you may have noticed I got a little slack there on posting, but I’ve got a good excuse. I was in Japan skiing the slopes and touring Tokyo. Plus there was also an engagement thrown in and that was super distracting. Even now I’m struggling to type with the sparkler almost blinding me with every key stroke 😉 Ok, I’m just gloating now. While I was skiing the slopes of Hakuba I noticed an interesting phenomena. At lunch time, when everyone pulled off their face masks, helmets and goggles for a much needed meal break, the white women were […]


Tried & Tested: KORA Organics Exfoliating Cream

I love a good facial exfoliant. They’re such an under-rated skincare product. What the do is scrub off the top layer of dead skin cells, making your complexion brighter and smoother. Also, by removing the old dead stuff you’re allowing your other skin care products (like your expensive serums) to sink in a little better and get to work where they’re needed. In my pursuit of great scrubs, I’ve trialed Miranda Kerr’s own range, KORA. Miranda Kerr is ridiculously good looking and always has amazing skin. So if this is what she’s using I’m prepared to give it a go […]

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