Sunday, 11 March 2018


Big up to Benefit for the BADgal BANG! Mascara (£21.50). I was lucky enough to road test a sample and I absolutely adore it. The extra-fine comb brush and gel-like texture work together to volumize, lift and lengthen every lash creating a dreamy wide-eyed look in a shade that's blackest black. If you're into long lashes that are delicately defined and packed with volume at the root, this is your boy - my lashes love it.

E x

Sunday, 10 December 2017


I'm a soft skin obsessive and I consider moisturising both an essential and enjoyable daily task - my limbs must be soft and slippery at all times, much like a dolphin that glows from within. For silky skin with a satin finish, Nuxe is my new boy. 

The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Riche (£32) is a multi-purpose dry oil for very dry skin. A French bodycare favourite for good reason, the formula is packed with botanical oils that work to repair, nourish and soften skin and hair. It comes in a beautiful matte bottle with a gold spray applicator, making it a fuss-free dream to use. Before going out, I apply it to bare legs and across my décolletage to highlight my collar bone for a Giselle-esque glow. I also run it through the ends of my hair to smooth and condition it, and layer it under body cream once a week. It feels deliciously indulgent and smells divine - I'm obsessed!

E x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Earlier this year, I was a (CHUFFED) bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding. I opted for an understated, golden-taupe eye look for which I went straight to Charlotte Tilbury where I picked up an Eyes to Mesmerise Eyeshadow Pot (£22) in Marie Antoinette and a Luxury Eyeshadow Palette (£39) in Golden Goddess. I used the cream eyeshadow all over my lids, which made for a dreamy, iridescent base, followed by all four shades within the palette - both are packed with pigment, and the shadows are like butter. Fun fact: CT used to create all the beauty formulations for Tom Ford. I'm big into her Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder and Lip Cheat Liner in Pillow Talk too (see my previous post on them here). If you're looking for an indulgent beauty product, Tilbury is the way to go for gorgeous, glowy formulations that work wonders.

E x  

Thursday, 20 July 2017


French your own face with Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream by Le Roche-Posay (£16), it's a deliciously (unfragranced) rich moisturising cream that softens and hydrates the skin making for a perfect, slap-ready base. Ideal for every day, bed time slathers and hangovers. 

E x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Back in March, when payday was close yet still so far with zero chance of a beauty counter splurge, I struck gold at the Rimmel stand in Superdrug. The Exaggerate Lipliner in Eastend Snob 63 (£3.99) is a dead ringer for the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (£16). Rimmel's offering brings a creamy texture with pigment that doesn't budge, it blends beautifully with lipstick but can also hold its own as a stand-alone shade. OH and did I mention it's less than four quid? 

E x

Monday, 26 December 2016


NARS will make your matte dreams come true, fact. For Christmas, I picked up another Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (£20) in the ultimate wine-stained shade, Cruella. This jumbo crayon combines the delicate application of a pencil with the coverage of a lipstick, making for a flawless, matte finish with a long-lasting, punchy pigment. Cruella is a dark, blue-toned red which is universally flattering and even creates the illusion of whiter teeth (winner!). 

Get your mouth around it, you'll love it!

E x 

Monday, 19 September 2016


I'm a bit of a slut when it comes to SPF, I dabble with my foundation, smooth it on in moisturiser and slather it across my limbs inconsistently with little or no consideration for factor protection. But currently, I'm very much committed to Bioderma Photoderm Max Crème (£14.10). This tinted SPF is dewy sunshine in a bottle that packs in a generous factor 50 for under £15. The fresh finish is perfect for minimal make-up days (I often wear it for running and gymming) and offers a surprisingly thorough coverage (add a touch of cream blush with an eyelash curl for wide-awake radiance). The cream comes in light and golden shades and a pea-sized dollop will see you through the day. 

Have you tried Bioderma's SPF range? Comment with deets below if so!

E x