Today’s Slap On My Face Post is a little special because I was invited by Selfridges’ Beauty Personal Shopper Rose Gallagher to have an Illamasqua makeover; the brand with the tagline We are colour, You are beauty (awesome ethos there). I have to admit to only owning two pieces from Illamasqua – a beautiful Speckled nail varnish and a blusher in Naked Rose (if you haven’t tried this blusher, run to the counter now – you won’t regret it).  So I was delighted to be spending an…

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I have so many things to sample and test for you at the moment and next up for a review is the First Aid Beauty (or FAB as the brand is referred to) Gentle Body Wash. This is a lovely thick, heavy gel body wash that is has a barely there scent and a gentle lather (this is a sulphate free formulation).  I found this to live up to its claims of being gentle enough for sensitive skins, as I tested…

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Ever since I was a child, I have always washed my face with a flannel (you may know them as face cloths) wrung with warm water.  Nowadays, I apply a cream or balm cleanser first and use the warm flannel to remove the cleanser – also referred to as hot cloth cleansing.  The cleanser helps to dissolve my make up and all traces of living in the heart of a city.  I find this a very gentle way of daily exfoliation…

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Ever had that feeling when a product that you’ve been using runs out and you mourn it?  Well, that was what happened when I tested out *Sunday Riley’s Good Genes treatment. I was a bit cautious with this to start with because of the lactic acid content. I was unsure if this was going to irritate my skin and flare up my sensitivities, but after a patch test, things seemed to be fine so I proceeded at full beauty throttle. This…

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So, I was scrolling through Instagram again this morning and hello yet another foundation to try… This is the launch for the BareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum foundation, Bare Skin. I used to use the original foundation from BareMinerals years ago until I found the formulation didn’t sit right with my increasingly dry and dehydrated skin. This is a chance for me to revisit the counter and see if there is a shade and formula to suit me now. Only boutiques have…

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