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I’ve been taking a hard look at every single makeup item I own and the number of neutrals in my stash surprised me, especially after last week’s matte red lipstick ranking. So in very loose order, these are currently the most neutral makeup products in my stash and if you’ve been here before, some things…

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In gearing up to write this post, I realised I should count all the lipsticks currently in my stash but the thought of that is somehow mildly stressful. So I opted to go with the easier task of ranking my 5 most matte red lipsticks and here are the contenders although the real results are…

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Priming Moisturizers seem to be having a moment so I was quite pleased to receive this from Good Molecules to try. Part moisturizer and definitely part primer, this silicone-free wonder product has proven to be quite a fave for me. I know for some people primers are essentially a no-go zone but there are some…

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Deciding whether or not to repurchase skincare products is usually low-key exciting and in this case, the two serums that I may or may not be inviting back into my stash are Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Pollution Drops and Inca Rose Pure Solutions Stem Cells Serum. First up, Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops (made in Germany),…

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If I had to rank my makeup brushes in order of importance, here’s how I’d rank them: foundation concealer powder blush bronzer highlighter brows After upgrading some of my makeup brushes this year, I’m sharing my most used ones and how they’ve performed: Foundation: Koyudo Fu-Pa Series FU-PA03 With synthetic fibres that are densely packed…

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Frédéric Malle Musc Ravageur Body and Hair Oil  has cast quite the spell on me as I learn its behaviour, composition and its impact on my skin and senses. With the creation of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in 2000,  Malle branded himself as a ‘fragrance publisher’. This unique concept fragrance house sees Frédéric Malle…

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This post tackles two birds, the makeup hit list of 2019 and my first attempt at a newsletter. I’ve narrowed the makeup down to eight items, some of which were new releases for 2019 while the others were new to me. So here’s everything in newsletter form below and who knows, maybe a product you…

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After using a bumper crop of products, some my hair really connected with and others less so, there are just five that kept my hair situationship together this year. I call it a situationship because the state of my hair at the moment can be described as thinning, losing density/fullness while experiencing some breakage on…

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Am I glad I stopped the madness and finally got Chanel Palette Essentielle in Beige Medium? For more than a year, I kept hemming and hawing and putting this palette in my online shopping cart, removing it, then exhaustively reading reviews. Yet, I wasted no time in getting one of its many cousins, the Summer…

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What’s the first thing you associate with cashmere? Do you think about cost, cooler weather or luxury? Or do you see it as something to put on a wish list? In this post, I’ll offer some tips on what to look for if you’re treating yourself to it (or preparing to drop hints to someone).…

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