Elegant Touch Express review


Since I have pretty nice, sturdy nails (thanks genetics!) I haven’t really had the urge to try press-on nails, but one night I left the polishing too late and had a pack of Elegant Touch Express Nails handy, so I thought why not? These nails come with glue pre-applied. Once you’ve picked out your nails…

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Essence The Gel Top and Base Coat review


First off, let’s get things straight – Essence The Gel Top and Base Coat is NOT a gel product. Gel products have small plastic particles called monomers or oligomers, which link together and form a durable coating when a chemical called a photoinitiator is activated by light. There’s a full explanation of the gel polymerisation…

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How do enzyme exfoliants work?


You’ve heard of physical exfoliants and chemical exfoliants – now meet their less famous cousin, enzyme exfoliants! You’ll find them in a whole bunch of popular products, like Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator, MUAC Triple Enzyme Peel and DIY pumpkin, kiwi, papaya or pineapple masks. What’s an exfoliant? If you need…

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Lust Have It! and Violet Box May 2015


Here are the Lust Have It! and Violet Box packages for May. There was a bit of a lull in the quality of these boxes, but this time they’re pretty awesome. Lust Have It! May 2015 Bloom Foundation Stick in Base 3 Hola Seaweed Moisturising Repair Cream Soak Hair Shine Shampoo Soak Hair Revive Conditioner…

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Blogger Spotlight: Beautiful With Brains


Welcome to another installment of the Blogger Spotlight series! Today’s interview is with Gio of Beautiful With Brains – when I was coming up with names for my blog way back when, “Beautiful With Brains” was on the list but she got it first! Her blog is a fantastic read and has been a big…

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