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The POREfessional was one of the first primers I tried, in fact, you can read about it in my first ever birthday haul in 2013 (prepare to laugh/cringe at my blog) and I’ve always loved it. It has definitely become a marmite product, with loads of people swearing by it and others hating it. I find it’s loved by people who aren’t into blogging or reading recommendations whereas bloggers tend to dislike it. For me, I’ve always found that it works an absolute treat. If I want to create a smooth canvas for my skin and fill in my pores I will always reach for silicones and tend to go for The POREfessional – I just make sure I thoroughly cleanse when I take it off.


This post ISN’T sponsored, I just really love the brand and concept so wanted to share!

I’ve always thought that haircare was overcomplicated. With skincare you have the traditional ‘three-step’ routine and tons of products clearly labelled for different skin types – the haircare industry just isn’t the same. It’s also hard to find an affordable haircare brand which actually works. So when Style Freedom got in touch about their affordable haircare brand which has a very simple to follow ‘four-step’ system, I was all over that and instantly began building a routine for my fine but lots of it hair type. I found it really easy to pick products as the range is colour-coded with ‘foundation’, ‘creation’, ‘finish’ and ‘revival’ steps, so I picked a couple from each.


I’d been wanting to try Fenty Beauty for a long while and I wanted to try it so damn much that I even made my dad queue with me to get my hands on this highlighter, so I think that shows the dedication here. Well, the highlighter I picked up, the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Lighting Dust & Fire Crystal has not disappointed and it has fast become one of my favourite beauty products so I’m keen to try some more from Fenty. An order is definitely on the way soon, so I thought whilst I was ordering, I’d order one of the highlighter duos for one of my lovely readers. This post is half review, to show you why I love this highlighter so much, and half giveaway – so if you’re interested in getting your hands on any shade of your choice, get scrolling.


Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation was my go-to for ages, in fact, you can read a very old and terrible review of it if you fancy a laugh, but that is the only Laura Mercier product I’ve ever tried. I guess I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed as to what to buy as they don’t really have a USP like other brands, Urban Decay with their Naked palettes, MAC with their lipsticks etc. I guess the closest I’ve heard is Laura Mercier base products so when I received a generous voucher from my work (not from Laura Mercier) I decided to finally try some more of that range. Oh, but I couldn’t resist trying that foundation again, just to compare the old days with my new taste.

I say from time and time again two of my favourite things about blogging are blogging events and being able to discover new brands, and recently, both those things happened at the same time. I headed over to East London for a masterclass with Joan Collins’ long-term MUA Alyn Waterman to find out all about her collection – a collection I’d heard of but not tried. It was such a great event and not only did I learn some great tips and tricks from a serious beauty expert, but also discovered quite how heavily involved Joan herself was when it comes to her beauty line. This beauty line literally has a lifetime of experience and beauty knowledge in it! Anyway, I’ve been testing out the products and thought I’d report back on a few first impressions.