MAC Brick-o-la has re-ignited my love for MAC lipstick again. I only discovered it by accident in the MAC store in Grand Central. The rather overwhelming display in of lipsticks in different formulas and enough shades to make anyone dizzy with confusion needs to be navigated with care or at least some advice. An assistant was chatting to me and before I knew it, I had discovered my new favourite everyday shade. Brick-o-la (£15.50) is described as a mid-tone berry but…

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Cleaning makeup brushes can be a chore. I’ve tried everything from baby shampoo through to facial cleansers that I find too harsh for my skin. My current favourite that I am totally obsessed with has to this little pot of vegan-friendly, handcrafted brush cleanser. It’s from Walford-Richards and is aptly named The Best Makeup Brush Cleaner. I think the name is pretty well deserved actually. At £25, this isn’t the cheap and you could be forgiven for thinking that this isn’t worth…

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Beauty treatments come in many forms and the ones that you enjoy and choose to use will vary on so many factors. For me, I love a combination of high tech treatments that I can boost at home with ‘free’ techniques. For example, I enjoy CACI for my eye area and do facial massage on a daily basis at home when using my cleansers to try to maintain those benefits for longer. Beyond Beauty is a salon on Broad Street…

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The super cute brand Tony Moly has been all over Instagram for a while so it was with great excitement that I discovered it has landed at Selfridges Birmingham at the Beauty Workshop. There nestled in the stand in the treasure trove of beauty products are a small collection of Tony Moly products including the iconic sleep mask. I was lucky enough to be gifted some items to try for myself. The Tony Moly Mini Berry SPF15  Lip Balm* (£9.50)…

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For Mr Ting’s birthday this year, we wanted to escape for some quality time together. We work hard throughout the year and December is full of festive engagements and lots of preparation for a few days off. So a short trip away in the UK is what was needed to take a step back and enjoy each other’s company during such a hectic month. The Bell Inn in the New Forest is only a few hours away and is a…

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