Although I am, as I said in my previous post, considering the long-term future of this blog, the idea for this series of posts has been in the works for a little while, so here it is! In approaching the end of 2018, I’m also reaching the end of my first full year of wearing makeup and actually giving a damn about skincare: so it … Continue reading Beauty Stars of 2018
The sharp-eyed among you will notice that the blog has been quiet for a little while; I’m afraid the combination of the run up to Christmas and some ongoing health concerns has diverted my attention somewhat! The long-term future of 37 and Clueless is under review at the moment, but for now, I hope all of you celebrating have had a wonderful Christmas, and I … Continue reading Hiatus
The thought for this post came to me while chatting with my lovely sister-in-law the other evening. One of the truly wonderful things about makeup is that there is no one right way to do it. In spite of what some beauty gurus and influencers would have you believe, there is no “one true way”. However you do it, it works. If you spend 2 … Continue reading An Average Morning
As you don’t need me to tell you, many of the big beauty brands periodically offer “Free Gifts”. “Free” is, of course, a misnomer, and it drives Trading Standards up the wall! It’s not “free” unless you can walk in to the shop and walk out with the gift, without any payment of any kind having to change hands. The gifts of this type are … Continue reading Gifts with Purchase
It’s Birchbox time again! More to the point, it was Birchbox time about three weeks ago, but it’s taken me this long to sort the review out… So sorry for the gap in posts, we’ve had a few weeks of busy life things happening. No excuse, I know! So – on with it! This month’s Birchbox design is the most beautiful yet, for someone like … Continue reading [REVIEW] Birchbox – September
Very few things make my geeky little heart as happy as organisation. Only in some areas of my life though, you should see the state of my desk drawers. And ask my mother some time about the state of my bedroom when I was a kid. But I digress. When it comes to hair and beauty storage, organisation makes me very happy indeed. Because of … Continue reading Beauty Storage
In what can only be described as a shock move, Urban Decay have done something I never thought they’d do, and discontinued the original Naked palette. And of course they’ve done it in the way that only Urban Decay can, complete with YouTube funeral, attended by “badasses and beauty influencers” and with a eulogy given by Nicole Richie. Bravo, Urban Decay. Well played. “Naked” was, … Continue reading Farewell, Urban Decay “Naked” – we loved you well!