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Quick Reviews #25:
Some New Skincare

Quick Reviews 25 | All Dolled Up

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream Kiehl’s make some of the best skincare on the market in my opinion (Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps to name a few of my favourites) so I’m always interested when they launch a new product. The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is designed to help the skin “resist hydration loss while also aiding in recovery from existing skin damage” and is formulated from 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients, minus any parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours and fragrances. The texture is fairly thick and the first few times I used it I didn’t…

5 Amazing Beauty Brands You Can Buy from ASOS

5 Beauty Brands to buy from ASOS

The Ordinary I wrote about The Ordinary skincare brand in this recent post and have really been enjoying the products I’ve used so far. The truth is that some skincare can be difficult to review because the results are either hard to see (I have pretty good skin to begin with so I’m not looking for a total transformation) or tend to only be visible over time. This is true of the Niacinamide and Retinoid serums – I like them both, had no adverse reactions and will continue to use them but it’s not like I stopped having sun spots…

The Ordinary Skincare Haul

The Ordinary Skincare Haul | All Dolled Up

If you’re anything like us and you spend a lot of your time devouring beauty content from bloggers, YouTubers and magazines then you’ve probably already heard of The Ordinary Skincare; DECIEM‘s latest functional beauty range. DECIEM also make the Hylamide Low Molecular HA Booster, my favourite hydrating serum, as well as the NIOD range, known for their sophisticated, next-generation face serums and formulations. The Ordinary has been getting a lot of attention recently because of its heritage (the DECIEM team are highly respected for the effectiveness of their products) and the price point – everything in the range costs under…

What to Buy from MAC

What to Buy from MAC

I’ve had a lot of conversations with readers and fellow beauty bloggers recently about where MAC fits into a market that is now so saturated with affordable (and not-so-affordable) high-quality makeup. There is no question that the brand was an industry trailblazer for many years and was the first choice for professional makeup artists and amateur beauty buffs alike. However, as the world of makeup and skincare has exploded in recent times, their offering has become less competitive and more expensive, which made me think: well, what is worth buying from MAC? It’s not really a question of quality or…

Shopping the Stash #5: A Full Face of Old Favourites

Shopping the Stash - A Full Face of Old Favourites

I haven’t bought much makeup lately. Mostly because I’m trying to be a responsible grown-up person with some financial restraint, but also because I just haven’t been in the mood. I’ve been much more focused on using what I have in my stash (which is considerable) so I thought it was time for another “Shopping the Stash” post. This time I’ll put together (almost) a whole face from old faves that I haven’t used in a while: Primer By far one of the drugstore’s most underrated brands is Max Factor. I don’t know what it is about it, but friends…

Beauty Hoarder: Eyeshadow Palettes

Morphe eyeshadow palettes

Guys. I have a problem. I have 14 eyeshadow palettes in my collection, and that’s after doing a massive clearout the other day. That’s over 200 different colours, which is ridiculous for someone who wears MAC Groundwork 90% of the time. I am an unstoppable force.

NYFW Hair Highlights with TRESemmé

Justine Marjan, Global Stylist for TRESemméTRESemmé is official haircare sponsor of NYFW for the 18th seasonThe "Bohemiam Braid" from Creatures of ComfortTRESemmé Extra Firm Control Mousse was used all over the hair from root to tip, and worked in with fingersRoots were given a shot of TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo for a matte, lived-in finishThe "Regal Pony" at Jonathan SimkhaiHair was primed with 5-7 pumps of TRESemmé Heat Defence spray to maximize styling resultsRunning TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer through the length of the ponytail kept hair looking silky smooth, healthy and polishedThe "Classic Braid" at Kate SpadeThe braid was made extra polished with a very straight centre part; the straighter the part the more polished the look.About 1–3 inches of unbraided hair was left at the end before securing with a clear elasticSections of the braid were pulled apart with fingers to make it appear a bit fuller and finished with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

SPONSORED POST New York Fashion Week wrapped up a few days ago and, as usual, the event was a whirlwind of amazing hair and makeup inspiration. I’ve never really been one for the clothes – I’m always scouring the fashion week reports for exciting beauty looks that I can replicate in the real world.