Egypt Essentials Part Two: Luxor

Second leg of the trip was Luxor, we arrived pretty late so couldn’t wait to just crawl into bed. There had been a few police stops on the way so had taken a bit longer than anticipated, about 9 and a half hours drive from Cairo. We were staying at the Steigenberger Nile Palace, a pretty […]

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Egypt Essentials Part One: Cairo

This time last week was our last day in Egypt, can’t believe it, already feels like months ago. We went on the 9 day Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk  starting in Cairo, then travelling down to Luxor and Aswan. There is a lot to fit into 9 days and everything is quite far apart, so […]

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Two Week holiday beauty countdown

It’s an usual time to be going on a summer holiday, but I’m heading off in two weeks time to Egypt. I’ve started my packing list and last minute shopping, and thought i’d share my beauty countdown list with you. Two weeks to go… Hair Cut – This is the time to get your hair […]

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Why you should wash your make up brushes

Make up brushes harbour bacteria like nobody’s business, so you need to wash them frequently so they aren’t contributing to break outs. Foundation brushes you really want to be doing a deep clean once a week, especially as you’re using them across your whole face each day. You can tide yourself over with make up brush wipes […]

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Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner Review

I picked this Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner up in at M&S, the one in Kingston is getting quite good for beauty products now. It got my attention as it’s endorsed by Alexa Chung, who does a great feline flick. Weirdly the writing has already rubbed off the pen, I know it shouldn’t be a […]

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Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand Review

My latest Charlotte Tilbury purchase is the Mini Miracle Eye Wand. As I’ve written about before, my biggest beauty bug bear is eye bags! This promised to create the appearance of 8 hours sleep in two clicks! As with other Charlotte Tilbury products, the Mini Miracle Eye Wand comes in elegant white and gold packaging. The […]

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Essentials: Benefit Brow

So there are a lot of options when it comes to Benefits and Brows; there are pencils, powders, liquid liners and gels. My personal favourite is the Gimme Brow volumising eyebrow gel, that’s like a tiny eyebrow mascara. I dont have particularly thin eye brows and I’m lucky that they don’t grow particularly quickly either. They […]

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Benefit they’re real eyeshadow review

Big fan of the ‘they’re real’ range, have the mascara in black and blue, so decided to try out the new ‘They’re Real Due Eye Shadow Blender. I went for the ‘Naughty Neutral’ palette which has a soft pink and warm chocolately brown satin pressed powders. I love the colours, they really complement each other and are […]

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Waitrose Pure Comforting Serum Review

The Waitrose Pure Comforting Serum is part of the Waitrose own brand beauty range. This is a really good budget range, I previously reviewed the Pure Cleanser and Miscellar Water, both good products and only £2.50 each. The Serum retails at £5. It doesn’t look like a luxury brand, but the packaging is clean and simple. It comes […]

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Essentials: Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Now it’s summer time a bronzer is essential, and my essential bronzer is: Benefit Hoola Bronzer. Nice packaging as always from Benefit, bold colours and love the box style of their bronzers and blushers. I got the tiny one for holiday thinking “oh i’ll just get the bigger one when it runs out and it’s lasted for […]

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