The trouble with beauty blogs though is that most of them are located in the USA; some are fabulous, some not so. But it does mean we end up reading reviews on products we don’t have a hope of getting our hands on here in the UK unless we buy a one way ticket to NY. While the big cosmetic houses are international, the small, cult, kookie brands aren’t. Doesn’t stop us wanting them though! So, I’ll mainly stick with products we can get hold of quite easily, although I may be tempted into the odd deviation here and there! The next problem with blogs is that because they are now cooler than ice, beauty companies are actually courting us – meaning piles of free stuff for the bloggers that will invariably stop smartish if there are any negative comments. So how do beauty addicts get a true fix, that’s unbiased, and won’t ever be swayed by corporate gifts (only, guys, don’t make it a handbag because that would be a real ethical dilemma!)? Well, as I already work in the beauty industry, I don’t need freebies. In 7 years, there’s little I haven’t already tried and tested.

You should know, though, Ithat ‘m not prepared to rubbish a product just because it doesn’t work for me. One thing I do know is that not everything works for everyone. Some skin types respond better to some brands than others, some skin tones suit colours that others just don’t. That’s the fabulous thing about beauty – it’s completely individual.

What I will do is let you know about hot new buys, colour trends, pretty stuff, miracle workers and ways to wear a look that won’t scare the horses, staying as honest as I can possibly be. If you want something testing before you splash your hard earned cash, I’ll do my best to oblige. If I can’t, I’ll find out the gossip and see what others are saying about it instead. I’m also happy to answer beauty questions, so go ahead, ask me anything!

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