Category Archive: BUDGET BUYS

TRIAL: Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Cellulite Serum

This is one of those internet beauty ‘hacks’ I thought I would give a whirl. Beauty bloggers/vloggers are a clever bunch and they’re adept at finding cheaper solutions to everyday beauty problems. I… Continue reading

REVIEW: NYX Tinted Eyebrow Gel Mascara

If you’re wondering what happened to Benefit’s very popular Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel, Benefit recalled it late last year. Perhaps now’s the time to dig out your old one and get a refund!… Continue reading

Regrets, I’ve had a few…

Here are 13 products I regretted buying this year. If you are going to be picky, then it’s 11, because 4 and 7 are fabulous, they’re just in terrible packaging! A few of… Continue reading

ADVANCE NOTICE: TIME Bomb Offer QVC 9th December 75% Discount

QVC have had some cracking offers in conjunction with Time Bomb skin care, but I think this probably one of their best in terms of value. There are four well-loved Time Bomb products… Continue reading

e.l.f. Cosmetics – Hits & Misses 50% off tonight.

e.l.f are running a 50% off promo (which ends tonight), on all orders of £30 or more – excluding ‘new’ and ‘sale’ items. Enter code CELEBRATE at checkout. On Friday, I re-ordered another… Continue reading

UPDATE RANT! MACQUEEN NEW YORK GEL PENCIL, CHERRY BLOSSOM LATTE

I’ve been looking a smudge-proof rose gold eyeliner for ages and now I’ve found it. The pencil is from a South Korean company, MacQueen New York, and the shade I chose is Cherry… Continue reading

UPDATE: M&S Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar

The Marks & Spencer Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar has landed! It costs £35 when you spend £35 on beauty, clothing and home. This was bought for me last year – a happy accident, Mark… Continue reading

Altruist Sunscreen – Your cheapest anti-ageing weapon

The number one anti-ageing tip of all time is – ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, if you’re in daylight, than your skin needs protecting from… Continue reading

ADVANCE NOTICE: Shay & Blue 4-Piece Collection Special QVC offer 11/10/17

Boutique fragrance brand Shay & Blue on QVC are running a One-Day-Only special value offer on Wednesday 11th October. Dom De Vetta, Shay & Blue’s founder (and former Senior Vice President of Chanel… Continue reading

REVIEW: Laura Geller Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit

This is my first Laura Geller purchase and I couldn’t happier; plus, it’s incredibly good value. I’m always on the lookout for brown eye liners and pencils. Black is far too harsh on… Continue reading

e.l.f. Studio Baked Blush – Peachy Cheeky

Something I forgot to mention in my e.l.f. Complete Coverage Concealer review was that e.l.f. often offer gifts with purchase for a low minimum spend. I find US brands are usually more generous… Continue reading

REVIEW: e.l.f. Studio Complete Coverage Concealer

I’ve been a little quiet on here lately because I’ve been testing out a few things, and I wanted to give myself time to properly evaluate them. I’m suspicious of bloggers who declare… Continue reading

REVIEW: Nurture Replenish

Hormonal changes run riot during menopause, but fortunately, we’re seeing more brands creating products to address our different hair and skin care needs. I’ve trialled a few products (for over 4 mouths) from… Continue reading

REVIEW: e.l.f. Studio Lip Primer & Plumper

I absolutely love this lip primer and plumper by e.l.f. However, it only scores an average of 3.4 (out of 5) from a whopping 425 reviews on the official website, I think I… Continue reading

REVIEW: e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator

I must be finally growing up (or getting old), because I really wanted to buy the Dior Addict Lip Glow Sugar Scrub, but balked at the £25.00 price tag. Applying a gorgeous luxury lipstick when… Continue reading