Just Nice Things

Blogging on beauty and lifestyle since 2009

Daniel Sandler’s Intense Volume Pro Mascara

Daniel Sandler is such a tease. He’s also very good at keeping schtum. This is pretty much how I would describe waiting for Daniel to drop his bombshell of a mascara that he told me about…ooh, I don’t know exactly when, I just know it was too long ago. To be fair it’s taken five years for his latest project to come into fruition and finally it’s here – his Intense Pro Mascara. I know personally how much it has meant to him to get it right. Daniel doesn’t do things half-arsed (sorry for peppering a review of your product

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Sheenie’s Butter Chicken…revisited!

Three years ago, I posted my recipe of a favourite dish on my cooking blog – that recipe was Butter Chicken. Little did how much you lovely people would love it. This recipe has been recreated by fellow bloggers (thank you, Charlotte Lipglossiping!) and embraced in large measures from friends, and whenever I post a picture on Instagram, the reaction is mental. It’s not something I make often purely because it’s full of artery blocking ingredients but when I do, oh my ghuuuud, it’s incredible. I’ve even got one of my aunts asking for the recipe and she is an amazing cook

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Illamasqua: Dusk

Illamasqua’s latest capsule collection celebrates the art of Middle Eastern make-up. Launching exclusively in Selfridges tomorrow in time for Eid-ul-Fitr (the feast which follows the end of Ramadan), Dusk* is a flattering ensemble to recreate the visual beauty of Arabic make-up. I am fascinated by Arabic make-up – it’s so simple yet expressive, dramatic and breath-taking. Dusk brings to life the art of contouring, skin sculpting and truly artistic eye definition. The name itself is quite poignant as dusk marks the end of fasting during daylight hours. The collection boasts an array of brand new product lines including ‘Slick Stick’ eye and lip crayons, a Sculpting Palette and an

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