Best Skincare Ingredients for Dry Skin

Monday, 29 February 2016


Dry skin is a tricky beast; it gets you when you least expect it and can be an absolute nightmare to treat. With an absolute inundation of 'hydrating', 'moisturising', and 'nourishing' products on the market, it can be really hard to know what to look for. With a little bit of info, though, you can decipher those ingredients lists and make some informed decisions about your skincare purchases.

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After a week off last week, this week I jumped into a few posts I've been planning for a while. I love reading and learning more about ingredients so prepare yourself for some information overload as I share what I've found out with you!

Pan that Palette 2016 | Update One | Video

Sunday, 28 February 2016


It's been two months since I started working on panning the Balm Balmsai Palette and it's time for me to show you my progress! I've also been rotating my other eyeshadows to use in conjunction with the Balmsai so keep watching for those updates, as well!

xx Julia

Haircare Ingredients Curlies Should Avoid

Wednesday, 24 February 2016


No matter what anyone tells you, qualified hairdresser or not, curly hair is different. It is shaped differently, textured differently, it styles differently, and absorbs ingredients differently. It has taken me many, many years to figure out how to treat my curly hair well and the more I learn, the more I realise there is to learn! But if you're starting out, there is a first step: reading the ingredients on your haircare products. It looks like gibberish, but it's not, I promise.

Best Skincare Ingredients for Oily Skin

Monday, 22 February 2016


Deciphering the ingredients lists on skincare products can seem impossible. While some words look familiar, they have 600 suffixes and added parentheses that may or may not change the familiar ingredient entirely. But there are a few tricks you can learn to help wade through these paragraph long lists and find the few stand out ingredients that are best for your skin. Today, we'll tackle the best ingredients for oily skin.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016


We've had a writing and reading heavy week this week! I am very interested in the written word in addition to all things beauty so that part of my life really came to the fore this past week. 

Project Pan Roulette | Update One | Video

Saturday, 13 February 2016


I've been working on my Project Pan Roulette Products for about a month so it's time to show you my progress and draw some new products! I'm planning on stretching this project out over the length of the year and I'm very excited to get some use out of neglected products in my collection. 

Please let me know if you're doing a project pan roulette and link it in a comment!

xx Julia

My Erin Condren Life Planner

Wednesday, 10 February 2016


For many years I have been a planner enthusiast. There is just something about being able to organise your life in little rows and lists that really appeals to me. This year I decided to jump on the huge international bandwagon of the Erin Condren Life Planner. I've been using it for just over a month and I am loving it!

January Wrap-Up & February TBR | Video

Monday, 8 February 2016


Here I go through all the books I read in January and what I thought of them. I also share the books I'm planning on picking up in the month of February. If you blog or make videos about books, please let me know so I can come see!

xx Julia

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Sunday, 7 February 2016


I had so many plans for this week! But sometimes time just gets away from you and I end up pushing posts and videos back indefinitely. You will see all the things you were supposed to see this week, though! Don't you worry!

Project Use It Up 2016 | January Wrap-Up & February Goals | Video

Saturday, 6 February 2016


We're one month down on my year-long Project Use It Up! Here are all of my January updates and my February goals. If you're doing this project, please let me know!

xx Julia

Getting a Summer Glow (without Bronzer)

Monday, 1 February 2016


I am a pale girl and I know there are other pale girls out there who struggle to make bronzers and tanners look natural on our fair complexions. But we all want that beachy bronze goddess look, right? So here are my top tips for getting that effortless summer glow without bronzer.

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January has officially come to a close! We're all well and truly into the swing of 2016 now and I, for one, cannot believe it. This week I spent a lot of time talking about lip products as I rediscovered some favourites and found some new ones!