Another rather lovely gift from the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar this year, was this Surratt Smokey Eyes Baton in the shade Cendres (£26 exclusive to Liberty). This is a Japanese brand that I’d heard a few good things about it through Instagram and Twitter, so this was a exciting addition in the beauty advent calendar for me to try. The baton itself has two parts, the pencil and a powder, and comes in a sleek black case. The shade that…

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Last month I was lucky to be invited to the Merumaya bloggers event at the Jekyll and Hyde pub where I met a number of bloggers and the lovely Lekha from British Bbeauty brand Merymaya (post here). I was also given some samples of the Merumaya range to try for myself and I was particularly excited to try the Melting Cleansing Balm, which I had heard Caroline Hirons has in her bathroom cabinet. This cleanser is so lovely for removing…

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I was lucky enough to be gifted the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar this year by the generous Mr Ting (you’ll have seen the photos from my Instagram if you follow me there), and in one of the beautiful little drawers I received this Omorivcza Perfecting Lip Balm. I haven’t tried much from Omorovicza and this was my first insight into the brand. This pricey lip balm is super concentrated so I only need to tap my finger so lightly into the…

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I was thinking recently of one of my beauty habits that I’ve had for a number of years – dry body brushing. I can’t even remember where this habit started from, but it was probably the result of a body massage at a spa and a beauty therapist enthusing about the benefits of dry body brushing. Anyway I was recently buying a new body brush (it’s good practice to replace them every few years when the bristles soften), and I’m quite…

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I was first put onto this British brand by a helpful skin care expert at Harvey Nichols A Beauty Fairytale event (post here), and today I want to review the ‘best selling’ Cell Food Radiance and Vitality* serum. The lovely sales assistant gave me enough samples of this serum to try this for a few months, and recommended that I use this in conjunction with the Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel (£39, review here) and the Cell Plumping Facial Hydrator (£42, review coming soon). This…

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