Beauty Banks Update

FionaYou may have read a post I wrote earlier this year about Beauty Banks – a joint venture from beauty stalwart Sali Hughes and PR guru Jo Joiner.

Following a recent report by In Kind Direct that found that 37% of the nation have had to go without hygiene or grooming essentials due to lack of funds, they set up a network of donations and deliveries of toiletries, cosmetics, sanitary items and basic hygiene provisions most of us take for granted.

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New York, New York!

FionaAfter a little bit of a massive delay, I thought I’d better do a post on my trip to NYC and share all my lovely beauty buys with you.

Warning: this is a mammoth post (as you’d expect!)

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September Beauty Club

FionaThis month we talked a lot about the arrival of Autumn and how excited we were for a burgundy lip, a new winter coat and good telly.

The darker nights can sometimes make getting up just that bit harder so, settle down with a  brew and have a read about what’s been making us smile this month.

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Summer Trends & Work Wear

FionaIt’s June. It’s hot. It’s officially BRITISH SUMMERTIME!!

But calm yourselves, because with the high temperatures comes a whole new wave of confusion and stress for many (including me) of ‘what the hell do I wear for work?’

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Empties reviews April



Sunday Riley – Juno


£70 35ml / £35 15ml

LOVED this oil, and will definitely be repurchasing ASAP. This oil rejuvenates dull complexions to give luminosity to the skin, and helps with radiance and is rich in omega 3 6 & 9. It feels quite heavy on application but dries down in no time, balancing sebum production and quite frankly, just makes my face look better.

(I am now using UFO which I also really get on with, but can’t wait to add Juno back into the mix for my morning routine, as it sits well under foundation and moisturiser)

Alpha H Cleansing Balm


£27.50 50ml

As a huge liquid gold fan, I wanted to try out the new cleansing balm by Alpha H. Did I love it? No, not really. Didn’t hate it, just felt like it was a bit.. meh. It had a ‘Kate Somerville’ style flat pump which I initially liked the idea of, but it made it difficult to know how much to use as one ‘pump’ never covered my whole face and although it did a good job of getting my face make up off (once I’d got enough out!) I had to go in with eye make up remover afterwards, if I had heavy duty mascara. I tended to use this as a morning cleanse for that reason, but I had other cleansers which I preferred over this in my collection.

Omorovicza – Queen of Hungary Mist


£15 Travel size

This is a hydrating mist and smells like a spa, and the nozzle gives you a delicate spritz of cooling liquid. Blended with orange blossom, rose and sage waters to purify and tone and apple pectin to restore hydration, this refreshing spray promises to give instant rejuvenation. It is formulated with the power of the Hungarian thermal waters (Ooh!) and intended to be sprayed directly on the face when your skin needs a pep, or after cleansing. Delightful to use, but absolutely not a necessary step.

Glossier – Boy Brow (brown)



I reviewed this product back in my Glossier haul at the end of last year and I have just used it up, using it most days! This is a great little brow gel and brown is a great colour for me. The texture gives my brow hairs some hold without the crunchiness, and lasts all day. I prefer this to my ABH brow gel, and have already repurchased a replacement!

Thanks for reading! Emmy xo



What are your empties this month? and will you be repurchasing?


February Beauty Club

FionaLast week all the planets aligned and all six members of Beauty Club actually managed to get together! With busy jobs, families and other commitments we can’t always do this as much as we would like but my vegan mac n cheese was obviously too good to turn down…

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