31 January 2015

theBalm Smoke Balm

A picture of theBalm Smoke Balm eyeshadow palette


My most-reached for palettes over the past few months have all been from theBalm. With some of the best pigmentation and nicest formulas you could ever find from a high-street brand, I'm forever raving about my favourite products from theBalm - a brand I think everyone should try!
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Finished Reading | January 2015

A picture of books


As you may have noticed, I'm sharing a lot more book-related posts this year and it's something I hope to continue each month. In (another) new monthly feature, I'll be sharing my thoughts on the books I've finished each month. I'm currently making my way through my 5th book of the month, but here's my thoughts on the four I've already finished!
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30 January 2015

The Winter Nudes

A picture of winter nude lipsticks


During winter I experiment a lot more with eye makeup, and so I often go for a neutral nude lip to finish of a look instead of something bolder which would clash with my eyes. These are my three current favourites and go-to for a nude lip.
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29 January 2015

This Month's Favourites | January 2015

A picture of the best products of January 2015


I don't know about you, but January has flown by for me. It seems like the festive period and Christmas Day were so long ago! January has been a month of falling in love with old favourites, as well as finding a few new must-haves in my beauty stash. My January favourites, the products which have stood out the most for me this month.
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28 January 2015

A new Liz Earle obsession

A picture of Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser with natural Neroli


I'm a big fan of Liz Earle, both the vast skincare range and the underrated makeup range - but it's the newest moisturiser to join the ranks which has left me completely smitten.
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27 January 2015

Feel Unique Hair Heroes Beauty Box

A picture of Feel Unique Hair Heroes Beauty Box


Towards the end of last year I shared with you an exciting new launch from Feel Unique, the new range of Feel Unique Beauty Boxes. Today I'm delving inside one of these gorgeous boxes with three must-have products, the Feel Unique Hair Heroes Box!
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26 January 2015

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

A picture of This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

As a self-confessed night owl, I am willing to try anything that promises to help me get a peaceful night's sleep.
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25 January 2015

NARS palettes, worth the hype?

A picture of NARS eyeshadow palettes


NARS is one of my favourite high-end brands and whenever they release a new limited edition palette, I'm like a magpie to something shiny. I simply cannot resist! But after one too many impulse buys, and a lot of money thrown away for very expensive palettes, do I really think NARS limited edition palettes are worth the hype?
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24 January 2015

A Book Haul

A picture of a book haul

As today is National Readathon Day, I thought it was the perfect time to share a book haul with you all.
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23 January 2015

Ben Nye VS Soap & Glory

A picture of Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder and Soap & Glory Instant Retouch Pressed Powder


If there’s one thing I can’t be without, it’s a good setting powder. With predominately oily skin, I rely on setting powders to keep my makeup in place throughout the day, as well as keeping oil at bay.
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22 January 2015

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes Collection

A picture of Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes Collection

For anyone who loves an effortlessly natural and illuminating look, the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Nudes Collection* is perfect! With each product being designed for fuss-free, easy to use and everyday wearable colour, the collection includes products which both lift and illuminate for happy, flawless skin.
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21 January 2015

The Muji Storage

A picture of Acrylic Muji Storage
When you’re as obsessed with makeup as me, you soon build up such a stash of products that you try anything and everything to store them in the most convenient way possible. I've previously shared my dressing table, which has a huge bottom drawer for storing the majority of my beauty stash in (see here), but like a lot of beauty bloggers, I can’t help but adore Muji for perfect makeup storage, too.
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20 January 2015

Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015

A picture of Lush Valentine's Day Collection 2015
Although the excitement around the yearly Lush Christmas Collection is hard to beat, it’s the Valentine’s Day Collection* I look forward to each year for deliciously sweet scents and perfect pampering treats. This year is no different, with an old favourite making a reappearance, and some new bits and pieces to get stuck into.
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19 January 2015

January 2015 The Vegan Kind Box

A picture of the January 2015 The Vegan Kind Box
One of my favourite things to receive through the post each month is The Vegan Kind MonthlyLifestyle Subscription Box. For starters, you really can’t go wrong with delicious food being delivered to your door – and The Vegan Kind boxes always include delicious treats. But I also love the variety of products which The Vegan Kind includes in their boxes, and the first box of 2015 is no different!
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Top Budget Mascaras

A picture of the best top budget mascaras
Back in 2014 I shared my pick of the best high-end mascaras (see here), so it seemed only right I shared my favourite budget mascaras, too.
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18 January 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Liquid Metal Effect Collection

A picture of the Models Own Colour Chrome Liquid Metal Effect Collection
It’s not very often I post about nail polishes here on Tattooed Tealady; although I love a cheeky at-home manicure on a weekly basis, nail polish just doesn't excite me very much. That was until the Models Own Colour Chrome Liquid Metal Effect Collection landed on my doorstep this weekend, finally a nail polish collection to get excited about!
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17 January 2015

Vine Vera Resveratrol Dark Circle Eye Cream

A picture of Vine Vera Resveratrol Dark Circle Eye Cream
Until very recently I hadn't heard of Vine Vera, a high-end skincare brand who utilises Resveratrol, an anti-oxidant found in red wine and grapes. A naturally occurring antibiotic, Resveratrol is believed to slow the ageing process, working to improve skin health and elasticity. 
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16 January 2015

A new obsession | Sephora Rouge Infusion

A picture of Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Duo
I have become such a big fan of Sephora's own beauty range - the Sephora Collection -, a range which I think is highly underrated. My latest Sephora Collection love is a duo set I picked up in my most recent Sephora haul (see here), containing two lip products I just can't get enough of!
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15 January 2015

Manic Panic Lipstick

A picture of Manic Panic Lipsticks

Manic Panic is a popular brand for bold hair colours, but it’s only recently I became aware of their cosmetics range. Falling in love with the packaging of their lipsticks, I couldn't resist adding two to my beauty stash. Bold black and silver with the Manic Panic logo and tops dotted with rhinestones, they are gorgeous! But are the lipsticks as amazing as the packaging?
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Have you heard of Karma Se7en?

A picture of Karma Se7en
Just a look at my blog name – Tattooed Tealady – makes it pretty obvious that I love body modification. But long before I started using my body as a canvas, it was piercings which held my attention; and still do!
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14 January 2015

Brand Spotlight | Antonia Burrell

A picture of Antonia Burrell skincare

It’s been a while since I shared a Brand Spotlight post with you all, something I want to do more regularly in 2015 – especially as my beauty stash is home to so many amazing brands, whose products have become daily staples and saviours for me. Today I want to share my love for Antonia Burrell, a skincare brand I discovered in 2014, whose products have been hugely beneficial in keeping my skin happy.
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13 January 2015

Le Couvent des Minimes

A picture of Le Couvent des Minimes Botanical Cologne
Love your cruelty free, natural beauty brands? Then you need to check out Le Couvent des Minimes!
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12 January 2015

The blush palette | Tarte Pin Up Girl

A picture of Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette


A couple of months ago I made my second Sephora order (see here), and one of the products I simply couldn't resist adding to my basket was this utterly beautiful blush palette from Tarte.
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11 January 2015

Rosa Rosa from Bodhi & Birch

A picture of Bodhi & Birch Rosa Rosa Skincare Set
Of all the skincare brands I have tried over the years, one of my favourite finds has been Bodhi & Birch. A brand whose products always impress me, Bodhi & Birch have an extensive product range covering skincare and body care, with products perfect for both men and women. Add to that beautiful ethics, the highest quality ingredients and some of my favourite product packaging ever, Bodhi & Birch are quite the favourite brand for me. Over the past few months I have been indulging in the newest skincare range, Rosa Rosa* – and I am completely smitten!
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Nu Cosmetic Clinic Nottingham

A picture of Nu Cosmetic Clinic Nottingham
One for all the local lovelies, it’s time to introduce Nu Cosmetic Clinic Nottingham. You may have noticed their banner in my sidebar over the past couple of months, but today I'm going to tell you a little bit more about this new Nottingham based clinic!
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10 January 2015

Appleyard London 40 Rose Bouquet | 40% Discount

A picture of the Appleyard London 40 Rose Bouquet
With Valentine’s Day just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about what to gift our special significant others. Last year Valentine’s Day was a big day for my partner and I – we moved into our first house together, and we've spent the first year making a house a home. Because moving day fell on Valentine’s Day, it meant we had to cancel our dinner reservations, so I'm really excited that this year we’ll be able to celebrate properly.
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Psych Bites | What is S.A.D?

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Introducing a new monthly feature here on Tattooed Tealady, I thought it was about time I put my degree to good use and started sharing one of my biggest passions in life – Psychology.
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9 January 2015

Hit Refresh January 2015 Birchbox UK

A picture of the Hit Refresh January 2015 Birchbox UK

When I opened my January Birchbox, I made a very un-cool squeal of utter delight. Birchbox have started 2015 with an incredible box, including products and brands that I am crazy excited about!
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Giving Ted Baker beauty a try

A picture of the Ted Baker Beau Box
Although I’ll only ever dream of fitting into the clothes range, I've been a big fan of Ted Baker and particularly the beautiful accessories range for a few years now, forever lusting after the latest designs and collections. Over the past couple of years I've seen more and more rave Ted Baker beauty reviews and I've finally been giving some of the products within the range a try after receiving a gift set at Christmas. After giving them a try over the past week, I thought it was time to share my thoughts on this ever expanding beauty range.
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8 January 2015

YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush 05 Rouge Effrontée

A picture of YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush 05 Rouge Effrontée
When Yves Saint Laurent released their Babydoll Kiss & Blush range, they took the beauty world by storm. Everywhere I looked people were raving about these multi-purpose, beautifully presented light-weight little pots of joy that comes in every shade you can imagine, with a shade perfect for every skin-tone, any time of year. But are they really as good as everyone says?
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The Winter boots | Earth Spirit

A picture of Earth Spirit Boots Tulsa Black
The last time I managed to slip my rather chunky legs into boots, was in high-school. I had a pair of ridiculously ugly burgundy red faux-snakeskin boots that I used to keep in my locker, boots that my mother had specifically banned me from wearing, so naturally I wore at every opportunity I had. That was over 10 years ago - and since then I have seriously struggled to find any boots that would squeeze over my chunky calves. Then I found Earth Spirit.
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7 January 2015

Benefit Hervana Blusher

A picture of Benefit Hervana  Blusher


Benefit are well loved for their box blushes, but it’s only over the past year or so that I've started dabbling in the ever expanding range myself. My latest box-blush love? Hervana.
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Skincare favourites of 2014


It’s time for my final favourites of 2014 post, and considering we’re a week into 2015 already, it’s about time too! I've already covered my favourite makeup, hair care and body care, including some of my favourite products and brands from both high-street and high-end, but now it’s the turn of skincare, and the products which really impressed me in 2014. Cuppa at the ready? Let’s get stuck in!
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6 January 2015

theBalm Hawaii Driver License Face Palette

A picture of the theBalm Hawaii Driver License Face Palette
Over the past few weeks I have really loved quick and easy looks. I don’t have the time to sit and indulge in applying makeup like I used to, and sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple look with products applied in the right way to enhance your features, instead of going overboard with a million products.
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Reading in January

A picture of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn
When I finished my degree last summer, one of the things I was most excited about with having more time on my hands was being able to sit down and indulge in reading again. I've always been an avid reader, but throughout my degree and especially the final year when my dissertation was taking over my life, I simply did not have the time to indulge in reading for pleasure.
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5 January 2015

When only red will do

A picture of the best red lip products from MAC, NARS, OCC, Lime Crime, Revlon, Sephora, Illamasqua and NARS
I’m a sucker for a red lip. There’s something timeless and classic about a bold red lip, a shade which always stands out from the crowd – a shade that instantly makes me feel more confident.
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4 January 2015

Favourite hair care of 2014

A picture of the best hair care products of 2014


Hair care. An aspect of beauty that I don’t get overly excited about, a side of beauty I still see more of a ‘chore’ than a pleasure – blame the stylist in me. After years of hairdressing, you quickly lose the motivation to spend that same time and effort on your own hair, and so hair care for me is always about the most effective, fuss-free products possible. I want products that are quick and easy to use, yet give my hair the benefits of any long pamper or styling session. Here are my favourite hair care products of 2014.
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3 January 2015

Top budget skincare picks



It’s no secret skincare is my favourite aspect of beauty, my favourite way to pamper and relax. There’s nothing nicer after a long day than enjoying a good double-cleanse, and a cheeky face mask if I’m in an extra pampering mood. The majority of brands in my skincare stash are high-end, and overall high-end skincare has always shown the most benefits to my skin in the long-term. Yet throughout 2014 I found some absolute gems from budget brands which have made their way into my favourites pile as some of the best skincare products out there – products perfect for any budget. These are my top budget skincare picks.
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2 January 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods

A picture of the Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods
I'm a firm believer in a healthy body meaning a healthy mind. It’s why over the past year or so I've been making positive changes in my lifestyle to try and make my body the healthy haven it deserves to be, instead of a dumping ground for junk food. In 2014 I introduced a lot of foods into my diet which I had never even heard of before – like Chia Seeds, Goji Berries and Matcha, and 2015 is the year that I want to continue this trend.
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The everyday bag | Fiorelli Mia Grab Bag

A picture of the Fiorelli Mia Grab Bag
Handbags have always been a weakness of mine. Just a quick look in my wardrobe will show you that – bags of all sizes, colours and brands. I like different bags for different occasions, brighter bags in summer, and darker bags in the colder months. Big bags, small bags and everything in-between. I have a thing for bags. Yet finding that perfect everyday bag has always been a hard one for me; I’ll find the right colour, but it wouldn't be the right size, or it’ll perfect size and a colour that just isn't me. That was until the Fiorelli Mia Grab Bag* £55 came into my life.
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1 January 2015

Bobbi Brown beauty books, worth the hype?

A picture of Bobbi Brown Beauty Books
For a long time now, Bobbi Brown has been my favourite high-end brands. There's something about Bobbi Brown products which just stand out for me. The quality is always phenomenal, I love the sleek yet bold packaging, with formulas that work wonderfully with my skin to keep my makeup looking freshly applied all day. But there's something else I adore about Bobbi Brown, and that's the ever-expanding range of beauty books.
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