My Acne Journey: How I cover my scarring and redness

After my first post about the troubles I’ve had with acne, and the hyper pigmentation it has caused, it was suggested that I do a post about how I cover my skin, makeup-wise. I had planned to do it anyway, as being able to cover my skin makes me so much more comfortable about my skin, but really, I like applying makeup and taking time to do it. With the fame that the ‘no makeup selfie’ has amassed and an article recently on Mail Online, I felt it was a good time to do this post.
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How to: The cat flick without liquid liner

Just a quick pic by pic illustration of how I achieve the cat flick look without the aid of a safety net … liquid liner!

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The (Makeup) Bag Lady


For some reason, Christmases and birthdays in my house always seem to end up with some sort of theme for the gift receivers. Β This year, my theme seemed to be makeup bags. Β I have gone from a small collection of gift with purchase bags, to quite a nice collection (IMO)Β of makeup bags for just about any occasion! Β Now maybe this isn’t such a coincidence as I did purchase 2 for myself, then wasn’t allowed to use one until Christmas day, and I had forgotten that I had asked family for a couple of other types of makeup bags which I also got for Christmas.

I’m not exactly a very regular traveller, but I do often need a selection of makeup during the day or to be able to do my makeup on the way to work. Don’t worry, I take the train! No penalties for applying eyeliner in my rear view mirror, thank you very much!! Added to this, everytime I go away for a night/weekend/holiday I never seem to have enough space or the right type of bag to fit what I need. So now I seem to have a collection for all eventualities, I thought I’d give you a tour of my makeup bags!






Bobbi Brown Organiser Generally for holiday use, I did a packing challenge here if you want to see how I organise my Organiser! // Bobbi Brown Makeup Bag Another great one for every day, quite flimsy but can fit quite a bit in it. Is also great to just store lip products and a powder to top up with during the day. // Anya Hindmarch makeup bag The one I treated myself to at Christmas. Love the brush section separate to your makeup. Also, a deceptively large amount of space! // ‘N’ Alphabet Bag Another Christmas gift, from my Auntie who I think sneakily saw a wishlist/tweet from me saying how much I wanted this! Perfect for day to day use. // Marks & Spencer spotty makeup bag Another gift from my Auntie. Again she knew I wanted a separate bag for my brushes when travelling and this is the perfect size! Love to neural colours too! // Cath Kidston small makeup bag This has been well used since I’ve had it a few years. I have a full collection of Cath Kidston travel and wash bags in this design, but this is another I can reach for for daily essentials.

Do you have a small army of makeup bags too? Tweet or Instagram me and show me! You know how nosey I like to be! πŸ˜€

Spotlight: Bobbi Brown Palette Review



I haven’t done many reviews so far so I thought I’d do one on a palette that I use pretty much for every single makeup look I do!
It is my custom made 3 pan Bobbi Brown Palette. I think it looks so good when you pull it out of your makeup bag and if you pick the right shades you’ve got a great travel ready palette! Continue reading “Spotlight: Bobbi Brown Palette Review”

What’s on my face? #2 Night Out Edit


So last week I asked for your help to choose my eye makeup for a night out. I did the same look when I was away over the weekend, so I took a couple of pictures to show you how it looked when done properly!

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