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Cult Beauty Wishlist

Cult Beauty is hands-down my favourite online beauty retailer – I often spend hours browsing the site, wishing I was a millionaire/still based in London so that I could get my hands on their expertly curated products. These are some of the items currently on my wishlist… iBeauty Skin Brush 21 I am most intrigued by this new style of brush that seems to be taking the makeup world by storm, aren’t you? I never thought I would find myself coveting something which looks like a ginormous toothbrush, but it turns out that I do! These densely packed synthetic fiber bristles promise to buff…

5 Things I’m Testing This Week

5 Products I'm Testing This Week | All Dolled Up

The PR samples are piling up on my desk at the moment so this week I’m going to make a concerted effort to put a few of them through their paces. I’m busy testing the new Restylane skincare range too but that will take me a few weeks to assess, but I should be able to give you my opinion on these products in a shorter timeframe. Look out for a mini review on Instagram next week: TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Range One of the newest releases from this super-affordable brand is “a revolutionary new reverse wash haircare system, formulated for…

What to Buy from Lush

What to buy from Lush

Last week, I asked on Twitter which brand you would like to see in a “What to buy from…” blog post. The options were Benefit, Revlon and Lush and the latter won by a landslide! I’ve included only permanent items in this list (otherwise you’d be reading this all day) and I’ve been quite strict about only listing my absolute favourites. There are tons of other Lush products that I like but these are the cream of the crop!

Hidden Gems of the Drugstore

Hidden gems of the drugstore | All Dolled Up

Beauty blogs and YouTube channels all over the world are bursting with great, affordable makeup and skincare product recommendations. Some of those products get raved about to such a degree that they achieve cult status (think Real Techniques brushes, Maybelline Great Lash mascara and Carmex lip treatment) but others are much less likely to get a rave review online. I rifled through my collection and picked out the unsung heroes that I think deserve more notice: Skin There are two primers that I use regularly (see my entire primer collection here) that are so good, I’d pick them over the…

March Favourites 2016

Jules’ Favourites: Illamasqua Gleam in “Aurora” Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio Skin Creamery The Everyday Cream Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “54 Boy” Camilla’s Favourites: Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara ghd Natural Bristle Brush 2 (35mm barrel) Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick (Warm Beige) Estée Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer Safeway Battery-operated Beauty Trimmer

Products I Regret Buying

A number of you have requested this post, and we do see merit in warning our readers about products that we deem utter rubbish. It’s not often that I’m left disappointed by products because I do a fair amount of research prior to purchasing, but sadly these ones slipped through the net: Vita Liberata Ultra Sheer Tinted Gradual Mousse in ‘Light’ Towards the end of last year the usual ‘it’s suddenly summer and I’m so pale’ panic convinced me to dip my toe back in the self tanning pool. I did a lot of research beforehand and decided on Vita Liberata because…