Instagram Made Me Buy It: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

It’s not often I buy products because I see then doing the rounds on Instagram. I was pretty resistant to buy anything from Glossier at first because there was so much hype around them – see the ridiculous accounts of people’s experiences in the New York store – but I caved when my skin care obsession got the better of me.

Adding yet more steps to my routine, I’d been on the look out  for a makeup remover for a while when I found the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser in their Black Friday sale. Free postage and a discount code? Why the fuck not.



Winter Skin Favourites

If you’ve got oily skin, you might be reluctant to use oils and super moisturising products, even when it’s freezing outside and you can feel the cold biting at your cheeks. It’s a habit I’m guilty of, despite telling others to slather on the facial oils to sink in before my foundation.

Even oilier skin needs that extra TLC, and when I do get round to it I can see a difference almost straight away. Here are my current favourite skin care products that keep my skin nourished without making me look like a greaseball.



Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops

Here’s a brand I don’t talk about often even though I’ve loved their products for years. I remember I bought my first bright pink lipstick from Barry M. I wore that shade to death.

I don’t actually have many products from them, but I keep an eye on their new launches. Some of their most recent ones have really caught my eye, including these Liquid Chrome Highlighters.


They’re very easy to use and are beautiful mixed into your foundation, worn underneath or applied on top. You’ve just got to be careful you don’t apply too much at once otherwise they can be difficult to blend.


Smashbox Create & Transform Eye, Lip and Face Palette

I am never this on the ball when it comes to blogging about time sensitive stuff, but here we are. I’m only a day late on this one!

This Smashbox palette* is the Boots Star Gift until 8/12 which means it’s £35 instead of £70. It’s actually four palettes in one and you can pop each of them out of this little book – i’s pretty heavy so I would not recommend it for travel – and take them with you wherever you’re going. Anyway, it’s a bargain.

The Cheek palette is already in my daily makeup bag and with the fuss that the Cover Shot Eye Palettes made over the Summer, along with my own swatches, I’m really excited to try the eyeshadows out.


Let’s take a closer look at each of the palettes you get for your thirty five quid!


First Impressions: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Sticks

As with every makeup product I use daily, I find a foundation I like and I stick to it until my skin decides for some weird reason that they no longer get along. When Lancôme sent me their Teint Idole Stick Foundation* I wasn’t really looking for a new foundation, but I was eager to try a stick foundation because I’ve never thought of buying one for myself.



Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners

Here’s something I’ve been meaning to buy for a while – the Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners! These have been so hyped, I’ve wanted to pick up two to match my favourite liquid lipstick shades so I can see if they’re worth it. Even though you can over line with the liquid lipsticks pretty easily, I prefer the texture and control you get with a pencil.

These are £14.50 each, which makes them quite high up there in price point. The product itself is brilliant – pigmented, creamy, they don’t drag or smudge easily – but the fact that all the lids are black bothers me. It cheapens them somehow for me. Kat Von D if you’re listening, make the lids match the rest of the pencil.