Iconic London illuminator review – Worth the hype?

Iconic London illuminator review – Worth the hype?

Iconic London illuminator review – Is it worth the hype? Anything that gets my skin glowing is at is top of my list.I have tried many versions from the famous Becca shimmering highlighter, Nars liquid highlighter through to the best high street highlighters. Sure, powder and cream highlighters are great and am sure work wonderfully on lighter skin tones, but those with deeper complexions will fail to notice any significant difference. I am always on the lookout for the best highlighter but some products are best left alone, especially when the beauty superstars of Instagram elevate them to superstardom.

Natural vs synthetic skincare – Which works better?

Natural vs synthetic skincare – Which works better?

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Natural vs chemical-based skincare – which do you prefer? I have been thinking about switching to “natural synthetic free” beauty for a while. After all, looking at other spheres of life – fresh food ingredients vs junk food, water vs juice – synthetic =bad. Natural=good. So does the same apply to skincare products?  I am torn around this entire area, as in my head, natural doesn’t equate to potent?

For example, Retinol vs Rosehip. Surely Retinol, one of the strongest synthetically produced skincare products with proven results can’t compete against its natural equivalent?  Retinol is pegged as one of the best anti-aging products that actually work. With the advent of affordable lines such as The Ordinary Retinol 1% and the more gentle The Ordinary Retinol Granactive Retinol 2% it has become much more accessible and with a lower price point to boot.

Another firm favorite of mine is Glycolic Acid. It is…

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Perfect combos to get glowing skin

Perfect combos to get glowing skin

We all want the healthy glowing skin. The kind of glow that we are blessed with in the summer months that gradually begin to fade as the summer sun disappears. These are my go-to products to eek out the last of the summer glow and give you beautiful glowing skin into the autumn months. I [...]

Anything but The Ordinary? – The Ordinary’s sold out high Coverage foundation review

Anything but The Ordinary? – The Ordinary’s sold out high Coverage foundation review

The Ordinary products have reached super cult status. Let’s face it they are a BIG deal at the moment, and with a 25K waiting list for two of their foundation formulas’ just after launch, you’d be lucky to get your hands on them. Curious about the brand I headed over to the newly opened store [...]

Don’t go to the beauty counter or you’ll get tangoed.. 

Don’t go to the beauty counter or you’ll get tangoed.. 

I don’t know if it’s just me, but every time I go to the glossy cosmetics counter for a “makeover” I always walk away looking orange.

Kevyn Aucoin, The Sensual Skin Enhancer – Instafilter or for everyday wear?

Kevyn Aucoin, The Sensual Skin Enhancer – Instafilter or for everyday wear?

For everyday wear or perfect Instafilter?

Cult classic at its best

Cult classic at its best

Nothing screams classic luxury like the iconic Chanel lipstick range