My top tans

I don’t often apply fake tan – not because I don’t like it but because I am usually too lazy or just don’t have the time! I am a perfectionist when it comes to tanning so refuse to put it on me unless I have the time to ensure there will be no streaks or…

Back to bareMinerals

I started using bareMinerals foundation in 2009 and was a faithful fan until earlier this year when I started testing out other foundations *just because*. I think it was because I started getting more into reading beauty blogs and wanted to try out the products bloggers were raving about.  I went back to bareMinerals last…

Feeling Festive

Due to my parents moving to Devon over Christmas I have been banned from decorating the current house (not because they’re scrooges but rather because they’re taking the decorations with them) so I decided to make a little Christmas Corner in my bedroom and very proud of it I am too! I bought the tree…

A heavenly cleanser (+ some science)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar – Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin. I’ve wanted to write about this product for ages but I really wanted to get some good use out of it first. I’ve been using it for about 6 weeks now so can confidently give it a true review. In simple terms: I LOVE…

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List by sophiely86 featuring Nuxe   It’s going to be a quiet Christmas for me this year but I thought I would put this out there in case Santa decides to pop by! I have only previously tried one of these products (the bareMinerals tinted moisturiser) so I am definitely looking to try…

My Top Hair Oils

  My hair is ridiculously thick. When I go to a new hairdresser I always warn them beforehand that my hair will take longer for a colour than for any normal person. They always dismiss me as being OTT or fussy or whatever but they ALWAYS start panicking halfway through the treatment as they ALWAYS…

Murad Starter Kits

I have recently discovered Murad and I am suitably impressed! I have been using the Essential-C Cleanser which I picked up in a sale where I used to work (I used to share an office building with lots of glossy mags and they used to do fantastic sales to get rid of all the products…