A little while ago I was approached by complementary therapist Niki McGlynn to see if I wanted to test out some of the balms that she manufactures. As some of you will know, I suffer with chronic psoriasis, specifically on the palms and backs of my hands. It is particularly bad at the moment with all the stress and hassle that buying a house seems to bring with it. Niki wanted to create something that didnt contain paraffin to use on her reflexology patients, and so crafted the Original Balm, made of beeswax and a blend of oils that keep water (and
So. Remember a couple of months ago when I went to the launch of OPI’s A/W and 30th anniversary collection called Touring America? I know that at the time London was in the grip of some unexpectedly warm weather but I was really surprised that out of all of the range of fabulous vampy and grungy shades, I was most drawn to this, I Eat Mainely Lobster. This immediately called to me as I have a real thing for coral toned polishes. More so in the summer than in the winter though, so this is a bit of a surprise
I’ve been thinking about doing this post for longer than you can actually imagine. Thankfully it isn’t as daunting as my Nars behemoth so it didn’t take as long, despite the fact that I do, apparently, appear to own 100% of the entire range (something which surprised me) so here we have all of the Pure Pigments in all their glory. I first fell in love with Illamasqua’s pure pigments pretty much on the day the brand launched. I was intrigued by the packaging and the promise of really intense colour. I also love the fact that they apply so easily.