Tuesday, 22 October 2019

SPLURGE OR SAVE: FARSALI UNICORN ESSENCE VS BARRY M UNICORN PRIMER DROPS

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Farsali vs Barry M: battle of primers


I’m always on a lookout for a drugstore dupe but can they ever replace the high-end product? In today’s episode, we’re talking Farsali vs Barry M. Should you splurge or save your £££? Let’s find out.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

HOW THIS £4 CONCEALER REPLACED MY HIGH END FOUNDATIONS

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Want coverage but don’t like to spend too much time on your face in the morning? Want luxury but can’t afford the price tag? Catrice One Drop Coverage Weightless Concealer may be the answer to your prayers.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

(AD) SIMPLE & BUDGET-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN MAKEUP STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL

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Stand Out From The Growd With Boots UK

Halloween is my favourite time of the year. It means no rules and for a makeup junkie, that’s all I ever need to hear! Today, I’d like to share with you two makeup looks I’ve created that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd using only products widely available at your local Boots and online! Oh and most are super affordable too to make it more accessible for everyone!

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

ALL THE SKINCARE: SEPTEMBER 2019 EDIT

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I admit I’m a little ashamed at my ability to produce more than 1 post a month! Remember the days of posting 3-4 a week? No? Me neither. But here I am with another post, which is basically a series now, where I want to talk to you about favourite skincare bits I’ve used in the past month. So get ready my beauts, this is a good one!

Sunday, 6 October 2019

NEW IN: FENTY PRO FILT’R HYDRATING LONGWEAR FOUNDATION IS NOTHING LIKE THE ORIGINAL, BUT DO YOU NEED THE HYDRATING PRIMER TOO?

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Good morning Queens, how are we on this beautiful morning? It’s no longer warm & sunny here in Birmingham when I write this so it's only fair that I’m coming to you with yet another foundation review. We’re chatting all things Fenty Beauty’s new in: the Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation & dry skin saviour: the Hydrating Primer. Spoiler alert: you may want to part with some cash. Good thing you've not spent that payday cash yet!?


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

ALL THE SKINCARE | AUGUST 2019 EDIT

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Texture-free skin care

I’ve been a little uninspired to write lately. But I am still here, mainly on Instagram and I continue to test, review, play and generally have the best time. I’m truly happy and that helps of course, but August was a funny little month. I came back from the best holiday I’ve ever been on, which caused my skin to freak out a little, bit going to lie. It was also my birthday month, full of nights out, hugging my friends, playing with makeup, working a little too hard, passing exams and chilling on the sofa with my cats. Life update is done, so let’s chat all the skincare I’ve used in August, and how I went from rough, textured & severely dehydrated skin to full-on glowing complexion in a matter of weeks. Here are some of my faves!

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation & Concealer review

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Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation & Concealer

I'm forever on a lookout for that perfect base. This means buying and trying a lot of foundations and concealers. I may have a bit of a problem judging by the state of my collection. I usually prefer luxury brands finish to those in the drugstore but have I changed my mind? Let's chat the brand spanking new revolution Conceal & Hydrate Foundation (F2) and Concealer (C2).

Monday, 15 July 2019

TAKE A BATH WITH ME #3

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Bathtime beauty favourites

I don’t know about you but I’m more of a bath person. A shower just doesn’t quite do it for me. I love pouring in bubbles, maybe some bath oils & lighting a candle or two. Bath is a sacred ritual & lately, I’ve been enjoying some newbies that I think you’d love to hear about. 

Friday, 12 July 2019

KEEPING IT COOL


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Long lasting summer base

I’ve been teasing you with my new favourite base routine on my Instagram Stories for a while now. It’s summer friendly, cooling, sweat-proof & long lasting. If you’re looking for a dewy finish that can survive a long day in the office and after work drinks, I’m here to deliver all the newness. Intrigued? Then keep on reading...

Sunday, 30 June 2019

I GAVE MYSELF ANOTHER OILGASM

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Freshly Cosmetics Red Velvet Oil Serum gave me an Oilgasm

There are times when something simply pops up and gets you all excited. For me, that moment was the premiere of Freshly Cosmetics Red Velvet Oil Serum. Having heard so many great things about the brand from my fellow skincare enthusiasts, the new launch really grabbed my attention. Did I need a new facial oil? Not really. I’m glad I decided to take the plunge, and I’m pleased to introduce you to the new Oilgasm, part 2. Intrigued? Let me tell you all about it. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

4 DEWY FOUNDATIONS I’M OBSESSED WITH RN

4 foundations for summer radiant skin

Oh go on, it’s time for a new foundation edit. Some old faves (looking at ya Becca!), some new-ish (IT Cosmetics), some brand new luxury (oh hiiiii Dior) & even one new drugstore contender (Revlon much?)! I have 4 Illuminating foundations that will make you glow like you’ve not glowed before (glowed - is that even a word???). From light to full coverage, I got ya covered! 

Monday, 27 May 2019

NEW IN MAKEUP | PALE SKIN BRONZERS

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Huda Beauty Tantour in Fair & Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instnt Wrmth Brnzr  in Inda Sun
RiRi & Huda are after our wallets again with their new and exciting launches! Pale & looking for a bronzer to add just a little warmth to your face without looking fake? Let’s tan, ahem talk luxury bronzers made for pale faces like yours truly! 

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

UD NAKED RELOADED VS ABH SULTRY: ARE THEY DUPES?

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UD Naked Reloaded vs ABH Sultry

Since its launch Urban Decay Naked Reloaded raised a few eyebrows in the beauty community thanks to its similarity to Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry palette which launched a few months before. But are they really dupes of each other? We all know and come to expect budget beauty dupes, but are luxury brands given the same privilege? Now let’s have a closer look at both palettes together & decide: do we have a luxury dupe on our hands?

Sunday, 5 May 2019

WHY DID I NOT TRIED IT SOONER? LIME CRIME VENUS XL II PALETTE

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Lime Crime Venus XL II review with unfiltered swatches

I’ve heard of Lime Crime of course, but I was never that drawn to their stuff because of lack of availability in the UK. But ever since their launch on our shores, I was drawn to trying their cult formula eyeshadows. I tried to stay away for the longest time until Lime Crime Venus XL II Palette came about. I mean look at her! I’ve been playing with it for over a month now and I’m finally ready to share my thoughts.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

13 REASONS WHY YOU NEED ABH RIVIERA PALETTE & 1 WHY YOU DON’T

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13 reasons why you NEED Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera and 1 why you don't!

A new palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills is sure to break the internet but is there anything other than hype to make you spend your hard earned money? I decided to start my ‘BDQ palette week’ with ABH Riviera with all its colours and promises of summer fun. Here are 13 reasons why you should take the plunge & 1 why you could sit this one out. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

RADIANT SKIN IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

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How to cheat a post-holiday glow

I aim to please and please you I shall be by sharing my not so secret ways to the ultimate post-holiday glow (holiday not included soz). I’ve not been away far too long but that doesn’t stop me looking like I’ve just come back from a relaxing beach break. How? Great skincare + a little fake tan. Intrigued? 

Sunday, 14 April 2019

4 NEW CLEANSERS FOR EVERY POCKET

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4 new cleansers to try now


I am a little of a cleanser aficionado and testing new cleansers brings me joy. Cleansing is my favourite pastime and I only want the best. Best at breaking down makeup and SPF. Best non-stripping formula. Best and gentle on the sensitive eyes. Best at keeping my skin happy. Here are 4 new formulas I’ve been testing lately. I have micellar water, milk, oil and even a balm to hit that spot. Please read on, if you’re looking for that perfect cleanser, whatever your budget.

Monday, 8 April 2019

IS THIS THE BEST CREAM CONTOUR FOR PALE SKIN?

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Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Amber

Finding a contour shade that really but REALLY suits super pale skin isn’t easy. BELIEVE ME, I’ve been trying for years. But hey, I found it so obviously I'm here to share the news. 

Monday, 1 April 2019

CHASING THAT GLOW: DCL MULTI-ACTION PENTA PEEL REVIEW

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DCL Penta Peel pads review

Some people chase love, I chase that glow life. Anyone with me? I love makeup, sure. But what is makeup without a perfect canvas to work with? I’ve been using DCL Multi-Action Penta Peel* for over 3 months now. Here’s what I think. 


Sunday, 31 March 2019

LUXURY MAKEUP NEWBIES: BUT ARE THEY WORTH THE SPLURGE?

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Luxury newbies reviewed

The sun is shining and your girl’s playing with makeup. What else is new? Well, quite a bit actually! The beauty world has blessed us with so many newbies, but are they worth your hard earned money? Let’s have a closer look, shall we? 

Monday, 11 March 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REVOLUTION BEAUTY MATTE BASE

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Revolution Beauty: Matte Base series reviewed

I love a good Revolution launch so the new Matte Base got me intrigued. Can they replace any of my higher end base products? Let's find out...

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

BUT FIRST SKINCARE

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5x skincare newbies you should try next

Forever my motto, #butfirstskincare is as important as drinking water for me. It’s been a few years now since I’ve started to really, but really pay attention to what I put on my face and boy it’s really paid off. My skin looks better than ever before and I’m super grateful for all the learns, all the challenges and all the mini-triumphs. Here are a few newbies in my routine, that you should know about!  

Monday, 25 February 2019

YOUR LASHES BUT BETTER WITH NYK1 LASH FORCE SERUM


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I’m sure you’ve seen it all around Instagram. Lash serums have been ‘in fashion’ for quite some time but are they worth the hassle. I’m almost 3 months in, so was it worth it? Let’s chat all pros and cons! 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

ALL ABOUT SQUALANE


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When Indeed Labs comes out with a new product, the skincare world rejoices. Their new launch, Squalane oil has gotten the blogosphere talking. So, is squalane worth the hype or just another passing skincare trend? Let's dig in shall we?

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

KAYALI CITRUS | 8 - A NEW FRAGRANCE BY HUDA & MONA KATTAN

KAYALI CITRUS | 8 - A NEW FRAGRANCE BY HUDA & MONA KATTAN 


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Have you ever fallen in love with a fragrance instantly? This is a story of Kayali Citrus | 8, the brand new perfume from the founder of Huda Beauty Huda and her sister Mona Kattan. Can these girls do us wrong? Let’s find out! 

Monday, 28 January 2019

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

New beauty launches worth the hype


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Hello my Queens. Welcome back to new and improved (nah - why improve on perfection...LOL) Beauty Drama Queen. It’s been a while huh? I’ve been away from the blog but I'm trying to get back into the routine. Coming back with my favourite kind of post where we chat about all the beauty newness and damn, the industry has been busy. How to navigate through all the new bits and only grab the true cult beauty? Check out the absolute must-haves as tested by yours truly! Make some tea, pour yourself a glass of wine - no judgement here & let’s get into the new & noteworthy! 

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