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One new product on my “To Try” list is this Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator. Although, people tell me I’ve got clear skin, I’m not very good at taking care of it. I get lazy and careless. Like any other girl, I have uneven skin tone so from the sounds of it, this product is perfect for me. Priced at £46 for 30 ml and £62 for 50 ml, it is not the cheapest beauty product around but I do swear by Estee Lauder products, they stand the test of time and are high quality products. On enquiring about the product from the beauty counter of Estee Lauder at John Lewis, the lady told me it is a serum that illuminates your skin and you can wear it under your regular moisturiser. It  is similar to Strobe cream by MAC that I buy loads of. So definitely want to see what’s the difference between the two.

You can get your hands on it from any leading department store like Selfridges, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Debenhams etc. If anyone reading this has tried this product then I would like to hear from you! Email me.

For more information on the product, click here.

Till the next one xx

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The title says it all! Are you one of those girls who spends ages trying to perfect the arch of your eyeliner? I don’t know about you but I guess I speak for myself when I say we’re not all make up artists who can perfect the eyeliner arch in one swish. Every time I do put the eyeliner on, I know I have to spend another 10 minutes trying to clean it, perfect it and reapplying it. So, most of the times I just don’t wear it!

I think my search has finally come to an end. I am so excited that although I am dead tired today and want nothing more than sleep, I couldn’t help but share this with you. I came home and tried it straight away!

The eyeliner I am talking about is by Soap & Glory, which by their name seems more like a bath than a beauty product. But trust me, their products are super amazing!

I tried this eye liner and it is extremely easy to apply. The liner is like a sharpee and if you’ve got a steady hand you can easily create the shape you want. Now I have tried loads of eyeliners from Urban Decay, Maybelline, Mac and couple of others but I have found this one the easiest to apply. For an amateur like me, I will prefer this over any other while the Maybelline one is a close second. It’s as simple as creating the arch shape that you want and colouring it in as you would with a colouring pencil. Forgive the quality of the photo, but you can tell the shape is almost perfect and this was done under 30 seconds!!! (for one eye that is :P) I did not have to use any eye make up remover to tidy it up. Now that is an achievement.


You can buy it from BOOTS in their beauty section or click here to order online. It costs £6 but it is definitely worth it.

Ever since I first bought the body scrub product, by the British beauty brand Soap & Glory, from BOOTS, I have become a loyal fan of theirs. I would like to share a little bit of history about this beauty brand that I have come to love. This brand is the brainchild of suds-loving entrepreneur and celebrity facialist Marcia Kilgore. She counts Demi Moore, Madonna and Calvin Klein among many A-listers as her clients.

Before I knew about the history of the brand, I knew how good they were because I used them and the products spoke more than enough for the brand’s credibility- A Listers or no A Listers. If you suffer from dry flakey skin then their “Flake Away” scrub and exfoliator is THE BEST product I have tried so far. It literally leaves your skin ultra smooth as if you’ve moisturised it. It smells great, feels great and works like a beast!

I am a fan of brands that not only focus on the product itself but the packaging as well. It is the presentation that attracts me towards the product. The packaging is not only fun but extremely humorous. Their marketing is spot on, you really get it and can relate to it. An example is:

They do a whole range of products from bath to beauty and I swear by these products. I have not been disappointed yet and I was going through the reviews left by customers- quite a relief to know how well they’ve been received. Have a look at their website and products by clicking here.

That is all for now ladies and gentlemen (?). Till the next one xxx

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If you, like me, have struggled trying to get the cleopatra eyes right then this is the post for you. After trying eye liners after eye liners, I found the winner in Maybelline. Never thought I’d repeat the tag line “ May be it’s Maybelline”!!

It is everything you need in an eye-liner. It comes with a great brush that is robust and eyeliner gel that will last you the whole day! It has been tried and tested over and over and I must say I am really impressed.

It’s only £7.99 on Waitrose’s website! Yes!  Waitrose is selling it! So for a price that low, you can’t go wrong. Give it a go. Click here to buy this product or try your nearest Boots or Superdrug. Click here to find out more about the product. Another product of their Eye Studio collection is the Master Drama Cream Pencil in black. It looks like it’s very easy to use. That is going on the list of products to try! For more info, click here.


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I am lusting more after the nail lacquer. Have you read the names for each?! African Violet, Bitter Bitch, Coral Blame…LOVE THEM! This man is a genius! Is there anything he cannot do?! But my favourite colour that made my heart skip a beat is Flo Viper. It is such a luxurious shade of purple and putting it on your nails would make you feel like royalty! It is perfect for the weather right now. Sigh.

Flo Viper by Tom Ford @Selfridges

And I don’t care if it’s £25! I just love it! Love it! Love it! (I think I need to calm down..)

To browse other colours by Tom Ford, please click here.

Or you can make your way to Selfridges and try out the colours yourself. Ciao! xx

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SS 2012 is all about yummy pastels and bright colours- pinks, nudes, peaches…aah!! can’t wait for Spring/Summer!! Bag this Chanel collection in preparation for the new season (All Londoners keep your fingers crossed this year’s summer is better than last year’s “barely there”)