Creators I loved in 2017

First of all, I’ve been writing this blog post since October. OCTOBER. Since when did it ever take 3 months to produce a curated blog post?

Well, this one is pretty beefy and to be fair 2017 was an amazing year for creators. “Are you sure?” I hear you ask, with the fear of algorithm changes in your voice.


Heck yes, I’m sure. Because in the face of the internet’s changing goalposts some incredible creators fought their way to the top.

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Skin Food Black Sugar Mask review

When my fella went on holiday to Vietnam, he knew exactly what to bring back – cosmetics. You see, in Ho Chi Minh there are plenty of shops we don’t have over here in Manchester, stocking brands that are hard to get hold of in the UK. Whilst I could fight it out on Ebay to get my hands on these treats, nothing beats the reassurance of going straight to the source.

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Why do my lips look like crispy bacon during winter?

Close up image of lipgloss being applied to healthy looking lips.

Ah the magic of winter! One minute Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, then the next he’s splitting your lip and chapping your chops. (Thanks, mate)

I don’t know about you but the weather wreaks havoc on my skin at this time of year, particularly my lips. They feel sore, they feel dry, they look like crispy bacon. For a whole season, matte lipsticks are pretty much off limits.

But does it have to be that way? Do we have to suffer with crispy lips every winter?

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Unboxing my mystery Lush box

Every Christmas my fella puts a Lush giftbox together for me, complete with a Knot wrap. This year he decided to make one for my birthday too. It’s been a while since then and I’ve made my way through the full box. I generally don’t share things like this, but since we both love Lush I wanted to review the items and share them with you.

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Bloggermail from Soaprise.Me!

It’s rare that I get surprise parcels, but this week I received something extremely exciting! These goodies are from a new online bath&body company called Soaprise Me. A few weeks ago they got in touch to say they’d be launching their September batch soon and I jumped at the chance to try them.

As soon as this bloggermail landed on my desk, you could smell the contents throughout my whole office. I had no idea what was in the box, but I was so eager to find out! I’ve decided to break down this review piece-by-piece so you can really get to know the range.

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