First Impressions – Drunk Elephant – The Littles Collection

Hey Everyone, now I am sure you have heard about Drunk Elephant as it is very much the hot new brand going round on Instagram skincare posts – which I spend far too much of my time looking at.

Very briefly,as I am sure you have heard it all before, Drunk Elephant is the brainchild of Tiffany Masterton who as she says ” I wanted something that didn’t exist…. So I made it myself.” Drunk Elephant was originally only available in the United States so while it was something that I would see Americans ,or those lucky enough to have been over the pond, posting on Instagram it wasn’t something I could get my hands on so I wasn’t that fussed about it. Of course that is until it launched over here at Space NK and Cult Beauty late last year and all us Brits went slightly bonkers for it. DE is free from what Masterson calls the ‘suspicious six’ which are essential oils, fragrance/ dyes, silicones, sodium laurel sulphate, drying alcohols and chemical screens, as someone with sensitive skin, but that doesn’t know what the cause of the sensitivity is, I am loving how free these products are of the most common irritants. By the way the company is called Drunk Elephant as one of its hero ingredients, Marula, is known to have an intoxicating effect on elephants if they consume it, which always makes me smile an its great un to imagine tipsy elephants.

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Wardrobe Wisdom From A Royal Lady’s Maid – Alicia Healy

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This is a gorgeously illustrated ‘how to’ for dressing and taking care of your clothes written by Alicia Healy who trained at Buckingham Palace, before travelling the world, taking care of her wealthy clients’ wardrobes –  in summary I couldn’t have been more excited about this book when I saw it on the shelves in Waterstones.  The part where it has been published by The National Trust also greatly excited me as I spent a summer volunteering with The National Trust in their historical fashion collection and loved every minute of it.Read More »

Kate’s Nine Challenges For January 2019

Okay so here we go 2019! Happy New Year and all that – now let’s get down to business, the entire internet is going to be full of January Resolutions at the moment so I am going with something a little different for me and calling them January Challenges!

The idea of these is that while they are very similar to resolutions they are things that I am going to aim to do – and when I fail at 8.30am on the 2nd January ( the moment I lose all goodwill and go to Costa on my way to work), I am not going to beat myself up about it, instead I will call myself a muppet and try again. Also, unlike vague resolutions of ‘I am going to lose a stone’, these are actual plans that hopefully I have thought through. So here goes these are mine and at the end of the month we will see how I have done;

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Glossier Brand Guide

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Here it FINALLY is, my second beauty blog post! Admittedly, I could have gone with something a little less challenging but hey ho there is nothing like jumping in at the deep end, so here it is, my complete overview of everything from Glossier.

All opinions are mine and yes I have screenshotted the Glosser website as owning every product on the website, as lovely as that would be, is not doable.

Well this got off to a good start – I went on the Glossier website so I could remind myself of some of the products and ended up buying two face masks… ooops!
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Happy Lipstick Day!!!!

What’s your number?

Mine is 50!

Yep, you read that right, 50! I own 50 lipsticks – and I have no idea what other number you might be referring to 😏

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My 50 Lipsticks!

I own 50 lipsticks!

50 lipsticks!!!!

I am sat here looking at them spread out on the bed in front of me and it is baffling but at the same time totally unexpected.

50 lipsticks!! Sorry just felt the need to say that again while it sinks in.

And that magical 50 number does not include; liquid lipsticks, lip crayons, tinted balms or lip glosses. Nope, I kid you not, I own 50 ‘traditional’ bullet lipsticks.

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