Thursday, 29 October 2015

Benefit Gimme Brow vs Urban Decay Brow Tamer

Benefit Gimme Brow vs Urban Decay Brow Tamer Eyebrow Mascara

I am a huge fan of Benefit Gimme Brow, but when I started to come to the end of the tube at the same time as Urban Decay released their Brow Tamer I couldn't help trying something new.  Rather than reviewing the Brow Tamer on it's own, I thought I'd compare the two eye brow mascaras side-by-side.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Gin and Olive Bar and Restaurant

Gin and Olive Bar Restaurant Portsmouth Southsea Sign

Six months ago a cute new bar and restaurant opened on our road, and last weekend Rob and I finally got around to popping in to the Gin and Olive (website).  Although we only had a few drinks, they serve food here too (and by looking at the menu, it sounds pretty good). It's completely different to anywhere else I've visited in Southsea, but I loved it.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Favourite Makeup Brushes

Favourite Makeup Brushes Face Eye Real Techniques Zoeva Eco Tools Sephora

I'm a firm believer that no matter how good your makeup is, if you're using rubbish tools to apply it, it will never look it's best.  A good makeup brush is key to applying makeup flawlessly and blending products smoothly.  I've built up a little collection of brushes, and these are my favourites.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Skincare for Oily Acne-Prone Skin

Skincare Products and Routine for Oily Acne Prone Skin Best Cleanser Toner Moisturiser Treatment Serum Face Mask

I have oily, acne-prone skin, and I'm forever searching for the right products to use on my face morning and evening.  At the moment my skin seems pretty happy and I'm finally happy with my little routine.  My aims are to make sure my skin is clean without being stripped, hydrated without increasing sebum production and I want to treat breakouts and fade acne scars without drying out my skin.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Tips for a Better Nights Sleep Kindle PJs Eye Mask Candle Wax Melt Tart Lavender Oil Burner

When my alarm is set for early in the morning to get me up for work, I can't help wanting to make the most of every second my eyes are shut.  I can't stand those nights where I'm left tossing and turning until the early hours of the morning, so I've found a few tips and tricks to make sure I get a good night's sleep.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Origins Clear Improvement Face Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Clay Face Mask Oily Skin Skincare Routine

You know there's always that one product that sits in your wishlist but you never get around to buying? This is that product for me.  I honestly think it was on a list in my phone for three years, but I never purchased it until now.  The Origins Clear Improvement mask is a charcoal mask targeted at clearing out pores which I've read is pretty impressive on oily skin.  Last month I came across this little pack of 4 sachets of mask for £5 on Feel Unique and I couldn't resist giving it a shot.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Born Pretty Store Make Up

Born Pretty Store Make Up Beauty Eye Liner Lip Gloss Stick Liner

As a beauty lover, I am always looking for high-quality make up without paying extortionate prices.  When Born Pretty Store (here) contacted me to try out some of their products, how could I turn them down?!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival Fresh Pasta Homemade Market Stall Stand

A few weeks ago, Rob and I jumped in the car after work on Friday and headed home for a weekend with our families.  After a TV and chinese night at my parents' on Friday night and a loooong lay-in on Saturday morning, my family and I headed to Abergavenny to wander around the stalls in the food festival.