What’s in my makeup bag? Autumn 2013 edition

Almost a year ago, I posted about my everyday makeup routine. Since then, I’ve gotten ferncier, and here’s what my everyday look involves now: FACE Skin79 BB Cream – I’ve been slowly churning through a 4-piece mixed sample pack. This one’s supposedly whitening and improves wrinkles, but I don’t really care – it applies nicely without primer with just fingers, …

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Pure speculation! The science behind nail polish

There are a few common sciencey questions I get asked a lot, and for some of them, I have a strong suspicion on how they work, but I can’t confirm it properly (without misappropriating university resources, anyway). So here’s a post where I speculate about how things work, which may or may not turn into a series of posts… How …

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Project Pan Empties #21-30

More Project Pan empties! I’ve loosened up a bit with the No Buy, and it’s now a Low Buy, but I’ve kind of lost the urge to BUY ALL THE THINGS so it’s been a pretty successful venture in my opinion. 21. Lux Luminous Touch Body Wash – The “luminous” mica flakes aren’t really that noticeable, but I love the …

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My 10 favourite scented products right now

Sometimes when I’m feeling down, a whiff of a scented product can make me feel a tad better. Here are ten of my favourite “scentsations” (I apologise profusely for the pun, it’s Monday!): Elume Creme Caramel Candle – I haven’t even lit this yet but I’m already in love. It occupies a permanent place on my bedside table, so I …

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Christmas tree jelly sandwich nail art

I’m a bit of a Grinch at Christmas (crowded shops, buying presents for people you don’t really like, overindulgence guilt, family dramas, endless gift guides – bah humbug!) but I can’t resist a bit/lot of Christmas themed nail art! This is a simple, rather elegant design I did. I love jelly sandwiches, and Revlon Sheer Sugar has become my favourite …

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Lightning bolt nail art

Happy new season everyone! Today I’m showing you the nail art I rocked for a good 5 days a while ago. I posted this on Instagram when I first wore it, but I’ve had such a backlog of nail photos that I haven’t gotten around to posting it here til now… lucky there’s Polish or Perish or I’d never post …

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Inaugural FOTD – Everyday Makeup

I’ve never been really into makeup, but I’m turning 25 in July (eek) and I realise that my crazy-makeup-looks-chic-and-not-scary days are numbered, so I’ve decided to start experimenting with what my boyfriend calls “facepaint”. First off, I’m posting what my “normal” face looks like, with minimal photoshopping (contrast adjustments, cropping etc.). Now, I love my sleep way more than the …

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Revlon Apple-tini Fizz

This is just a quick post to show you a swatch of one of my new favourite polishes: Revlon Apple-tini Fizz, a light green jelly full of iridescent flakie bits. It’s pretty cool over white (ring finger) and by itself (middle finger)… but it really comes alive over black! Shimmery and amazing – I think I can count more than …

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