Category Archive: BUDGET BUYS

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

It’s here! 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

REPEAT BUYS

I suppose you could call this an ’empties’ post (I love watching those vids on YouTube). These are the 10 products I’ve recently repurchased and half of them cost less than a fiver. They all… Continue reading

COMPARISON: Jo Malone & ALDI Pomegranate Noir Candles

I’ve had to revise and rewrite this review – all because I stepped outside for a moment to collect the post. I love Jo Malone candles, in particular, the Red Roses fragrance. It’s a… Continue reading