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Christmas Giveaway 2017 // CLOSED

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ENTER HERE: Christmas Beauty Box Competition rules: Open to residents of South Africa only and entrants must be over 18 years of age (or have a parent/guardian’s consent before entering). Entries close at 23:59 on 24 December 2017 and no entries will be accepted after this date. The winner will be selected at random and notified on/before 28 December 2017. If the first drawn winner does not claim the prize within 14 days, another winner will be drawn. An entry is only considered valid if it is submitted via the Gleam form in the blog…

Quick Reviews #31: Glossier

Glossier Review - All Dolled Up

I don’t like it when Camilla goes away – I feel like I’m missing a limb. Of course, I can’t complain because I’m out of the country for a good few months every year but I reserve the right to have double standards. So I was thrilled when she and Emma returned from gallivanting in Paris earlier this month but secretly also really excited that they brought some Glossier treats with them! Frankly, it’s the least she could do for abandoning me for 10 days.

Chatty Get Ready With Me

Products used: The Body Shop Skin Defense SPF 50 Estée Lauder The Mattifier Estée Lauder The Illuminator Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation (Natural Bronze) Benefit Erase Paste (Medium) – now repackaged as Bo-ing Brightening Concealer L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Light Ivory) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil (Love is Blonde) – similar to Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe Smashbox Step-by=Step Contour Stick Trio Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter (Medium) Benefit Rockateur blush Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Charlotte Tilbury Instant…

Jules’ October Favourites

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in 200 Medium* Good highlighters are unfortunately rather difficult to find at the drugstore, let alone in a subtle, creamy formula that isn’t full of chunky glitter. Luckily for me, Maybelline sent us their version so I put it to the test in a First Impressions video earlier in the year and was thrilled with the result! I’ve been using it regularly ever since but for some reason I keep forgetting to put it in my monthly favourites. The shade 200 is spot on for me – it gives the cheekbones a slightly peachy…

The Beauty Know It All

Nadine Baggott

I realise I’m pretty late to the party with this, because Nadine Baggott is a very well established and respected British beauty editor, but I only discovered her YouTube channel this weekend! I proceeded to binge through an embarrassingly large number of her videos and tried to absorb every single little pearl of skincare wisdom that I could. She’s extremely knowledgeable but also communicates the science behind products and ingredients in layman’s terms so it’s easy to understand and therefore easy to remember. Nadine is completely no-nonsense and famously honest about the procedures she’s had, including Botox and lip fillers,…

Favourite Five: Bold Summer Lip Colours

Best summer lip colours

Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky Hands down, my favourite bright lipstick of all time in my favourite formula of all time. Dior just nail it with lipstick and although frighteningly expensive, they bring me so much joy that I don’t even mind eating baked beans for a few weeks after buying one. The beauty of this is that it’s extremely buildable, so you can wear it as a sheer wash of berry-coral or build it up for a full whack of glossy, glorious colour. The colour is extremely flattering (and I think would suit a lot of skin tones),…

Three Ways to Remove Your Makeup

How To Remove Your Makeup

I recently had an extremely disturbing conversation with a friend who said she “doesn’t even own a makeup remover” and never takes off her makeup before going to bed. I think you can imagine my face. And look, I KNOW that taking off your makeup is zero fun and usually the last thing you feel like doing after a long day, but leaving it on is also the easiest route to clogged pores, poor skin texture and premature wrinkles. It’s important to also make the distinction between makeup removal and facial cleansing. Taking off your foundation, mascara, etc is the…