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The Big Ol’ Annual Gift Guide


Honestly, I thought I had ages before the end of November approached. In fact I have no idea where the year has gone and since September hit, it feels like barely a week has passed. And so, in a slight manic panic, I realised it was time to dust off the old Santa’s hat and get my gift guide together for this year. I’ve tried to divide each section into budget friendly and blowout buys so hopefully you like it. As you’re reading this, it’s 2am the night before I post it and I’m knackered, so for the love of god pretend to me it was helpful! Also, before you start, you’ll notice almost everything is on sale, a sign of the Black Friday times. Regardless of a good deal, always try to do a bit of research so you don’t waste money on bargains you didn’t need in the first place. And for full disclosure, there are affiliate links in this post which are added automatically by Skimlinks, a service myself and a lot of bloggers use. You can see more info on Skimlinks in my ‘about page’ but it means for certain online stores, if you click-through and purchase anything on the site, I can get a teeny, tiny earning. It’s seriously tiny but of course it helps trickle some money towards my blogging costs. Just to be clear though, it in no way influenced what I linked to in this post. Hope that’s clear. Now enjoy! Continue Reading

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Up to My Eyes review: Yumi Lashes vs Mink Lashes

Regardless of how you wear your makeup – red lips, a slick of balm, loads of contour, a little bit of eyeshadow – most of us can agree on the transformative powers of good lashes. I can’t even hazard a guess how much I’ve spent on mascaras over the years. And false lashes are a relatively new but equally addictive minefield. But either way, I can’t get enough of how a fan of lashes can make you look instantly more awake and more glamorous. I hadn’t tried anything in the way of eyelash treatments apart from the odd tint but I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about in terms of two particular treatments – lash perming and mink lashes. Continue Reading