the results are in . . . . [micellar waters]

You need to read the first half of this experiment to enjoy the results. I tested three different ‘cleansers’ to see whether micellar waters are worth the hype and price tag. Check out that post by clicking here.

If you’ve already read it, great work and thanks for the support. Keep reading for the results and see how many you guessed correctly.

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micellar vs. tap water | a different kind of dupe?

Placebos are not a new thing and have proven to be rather beneficial in various pharmacological applications. If you’re as highly suggestible as I am, then no doubt, placebos could produce an improvement in your ailments – you know that unshakeable feeling all your hair is falling out? Mmmm hmmm . . . . .

Well, one day recently, I pondered whether we believe too much of what we hear, see or read about beauty products. If they are so damned good, why is there (predictably) a bigger, curlier, more hydrating, ultra-natural, voluminous and shinier version of it each month? Something doesn’t quite add up.

On a whim, I decided to test my hypothesis [in a totally scientific way] by experimenting with micellar water aka the holy grails of makeup removal. They’re allegedly ultra-gentle, thorough and oh-so-beneficial for your skin. Really? Charged water can do that?

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micellar vs. tap water | a different kind of dupe?

1000 words: friday, the 13th

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salty, cheese balls | what’s not to labneh?

Labneh
labneh

I’ve taken a sudden and new liking to salads this summer and there are only two things to blame: gratifying green goddess dressing and luscious labneh.
Apologies, approbate all alliterations.

Green goddess dressing transforms limp baby leaves into an explosion of flavours and textures and leaves my colleagues at work wondering how on earth a salad could be so satisfying (this is because they have seen my eyes roll into the back of my head when I am enjoying a meal). But GG also leaves them a little afraid to approach. Perhaps something to do with the copious amounts of garlic, chives and anchovy paste in there? Hmmmm. . . . .

But with labneh, the only ones not smiling are those that don’t have any. And how could you possibly go without? Once you suss out how easy it is to make this delectable cheese, you will probably always have a jar on standby in the fridge. But what the hell is it?

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salty, cheese balls | what’s not to labneh?

review, pics & swatches: eyeko eye do liquid eyeliner

When in doubt, eyeliner!
When in doubt, eyeliner!

When it doubt, wear eyeliner!

That’s a motto I swear by for rushed mornings and confusion born of indecisiveness. See I’m only good at making decisions that are life-changing. What the appropriate eyeshadow is for le outfit du jour: that’s often solved by lucky dip method. Anyway, matter at hand: eyeliner. It is my best friend when it comes to quick, easy and effortless eye makeup. It can look chic, it can look glamorous, it can look sexy and it can look natural too, no probs.

I get an aneurysm and a funny twitch in my left eye just thinking about the possibility of running out of my favourite kind of pen. This Eyeko version found itself among my arsenal of eye pencils and eyeliners, no doubt the outcome of a 2am mobile phone shopping spree that I have little recollection of (remember this?).  Although I am sure the perennially lovely Alexa Chung pretty much sold me it  . .

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review, pics & swatches: eyeko eye do liquid eyeliner