MAC Twig Dupes and Comparisons


I’ve always been a fan of the brown/rose/mauve family of lipsticks, so when I got my hot little hands on the much-loved MAC Twig, I wasn’t surprised when I loved it. Then I realised that I had an embarrassing number of lipsticks in my collection in the same colour family…so why not do a swatch…

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New Foundations for Oily Skin: Elizabeth Arden and Nude by Nature


Foundation is always a bit of a struggle for me – as someone with combination skin, sometimes it’s just easier not to try. I’ve recently had the chance to road-test two foundations tailored for oily skin, and I was pleasantly surprised! Here’s what I thought of them. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup…

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Natural vs. Chemical – Which Is Better?


Do these sorts of images look familiar? The general gist of the message is this: Natural = safe, healthy, normal and the way things are supposed to be Chemical = unnatural, cancer-causing, poisonous, dangerous, untested and unsafe This logic really appeals on a gut level, doesn’t it? But in reality, it’s untrue and misleading. Here’s…

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DIY Subscription Box Drawers


If like me, you’ve been collecting subscription boxes and have finally run out of random uses for them, this might work for you too – I’ve decided to stick together a bunch of my Violet Boxes to make a chest of drawers. If your boxes are also this slide-out type, this is a super easy…

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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick Review


I’m in a bit of a crazy lipstick discovery phase at the moment, and I’ve just discovered FUCHSIA. When I try bright colours, it takes me a while to get comfortable, but the lipstick that started this love affair – Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Raspberry (argh long product names) – is…

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