February Empties – Origins, Palmers & Rimmel


I’m a planner, a forecaster, an over analyser and a worrier, so of course I have triplicates some spares of all my favourite products in stock at all times. But, this week, I ran out something I use daily and realised I had already pretty much gone through my back up pot too!

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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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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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Christmas Beauty Haul

FionaIn amongst the whirlwind of Christmas (driving over 500 miles, drinking too much Baileys and eating twice my body weight in cheese) I was completely spoiled by friends and family with some gorgeous beauty gifts.

group shot

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Glossier.. hits the UK!


KLAXON! Glossier is finally shipping to the UK!

The insta-famous American brand founded by Emily Weiss (of Into The Gloss blog) has taken the beauty blog world by storm with it’s un-fussy (but looks great in your bathroom cabinet shelf) packaging, great product and word of mouth marketing. As soon as we heard they would be shipping to the UK in the Autumn we were very excited, and promptly filled my basket up to take advantage of the free shipping!

What’s in my basket?

Glossier – Phase 1 set


Milky Jelly Cleanser – This cleanser is a thicker texture than an old favourite of mine, Oskia Renaissance Gel but it reminds of it as it melts seamlessly into the skin to dissolve the days grime. I use a separate eye make up remover as the thought of putting gel near my eye makes me squirm. The pump packaging will also make Rachel very happy.

Balm.com in ‘Birthday’ – A nice vanilla/sweet scent and it hydrates the lips nicely and goes well under lipstick.

Priming Moisturiser – This mattifying moisturiser is somewhere between a moisturiser and primer, but feels a little thin and not hydrating enough for me in the winter months. It sits nicely under foundation though, and seems to help with the longevity of my base. I have since got a whopping under the skin spot, and realised it has shea butter in which usually breaks me out. SADFACE.


Boy Brow in Brown – OBSESSED.


Mega Greens face mask – I am a face mask addict. There I said it. This mask will slot nicely into my rotation as it feels quite nourishing unlike most clay masks which tend to dry my skin out.

Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream – This thick body butter type cream nourishes my skin and gives it the most luminous glow without being glittery or garish. I wish I’d had this on holiday over the summer.


Lip gloss – This no-fuss lip gloss is glassy and shiny in all the right ways. It’s completely clear so works well over any lipstick and am already smitten with it.

On the wishlist for next time is the Cloud Paint cream blush, and WOWDER Powder.

If you would like to save £10 on your first Glossier order, use the link below!



Here’s where you can take a little peek into our lives (and purses) and see what’s been racking up our credit card bills, or more likely what we’ve been coppering up for. These are our last three buys…


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Is the new NYX liner a dupe for the Kat Von D Tattoo liner?


A good eyeliner can be incredibly hard to find. We’re all looking for different things in our dream product – gels, pencils, pens – the list goes on!

For me, my liner of choice is the latter – a pen, but more specifically, a pen with a fine brush tip. When I first started using the Kat Von D Tattoo liner I was pretty sure I’d found my holy grail product. It’s deep black in colour, the fine brush nib gives defined and sharp points to your cat eye and lasts all day. However, it is  not without it’s downsides.

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