Posts in Erika Wood

The lovely Miss Erika is back today to share her mind-boggling discovery. You may remember her from such smash hits as the evo Mane Prescription review. In my opinion, the below story is CLASSIC Erika. It will also give you some delightful insight into what I deal with amongst my own friends (namely, never listening to me!).

Enjoy!

The Review

This product changed my life. Ok, ok I’ll admit it didn’t really change my life, but it certainly changed the outcome of my DIY nail painting attempts, the frequency in which I now paint my nails and the growing collection of nail colours I’m accumulating!

BRQDTC (Before Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat) like many who don’t use a top coat, I used to be a frustrated nail painter. After painstakingly painting two coats of colour I used to sit in front of a fan, use a hair dryer, put my hands in the freezer, immerse my hands in cold water, anything I could think of to dry my nails and after 30 minutes or more of these drying techniques and trying to pick things up with my toes, I would finally think my nails were dry… and then I would either: Continue Reading

Today we have a guest post from a lovely friend of mine by the name of Erika Wood. She is funny, quirky and I think you may like her. I hope this will be the first of many pieces from her, but to start she is going to tell us about a new discovery in her beauty life.

The Review

I’ve just returned home after nearly five months basking in what seemed like an eternal European summer. A summer spent sunning myself sailing the coast of Croatia, bathing in the most beautiful and translucent pale blue ocean in Turkey, exploring the magical grottos surrounding the Isle of Capri, lounging around the beach clubs in the Greek Islands, posing on the private beaches along the French Riviera, catching some waves in San Sebastian and hmmm where was I going with this… Oh of course! So after returning from my gallivanting, I realised that not everything I brought home with me was basking in a summer glow.

Not exactly Erika, bit it is a lovely picture!

Fortunately we’re not talking about my skin, which is just as well considering I slathered myself with 50+ SPF sunscreen every day, not to mention the large sun hats and beach umbrellas I accessorised with whilst catching some vitamin D. My hair on the other hand Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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