I think I may have been a magpie in a previous life. Show me anything shiny or eye-catching and consider my interest well and truly piqued. I tend to wear glitter all year, but you know… ’tis the season, so let’s all embrace the shimmer. Here’s my glowy make up edit… prepare to be dazzled!

Glowy Make Up Edit (Talonted Lex)

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A few weeks ago I reviewed The Ordinary Serum Foundation (you can watch that review HERE) and as soon as that review went live, lots of people asked me to also review The Ordinary Coverage Foundation as well*. Ask and you shall receive!

#RosaceaReview The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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December is the month of parties, catching up with friends and drinks after work, many of which are planned at 4.45pm… so I’ve pulled together 10 products that will add a little drama to your day-time look and help you go from desk to dancefloor. Obviously you don’t have to use all 10, these are just little ideas you can pick and choose from depending on the look you’re going for! I’ve tried to find products that are small enough to fit in a desk drawer or handbag and can be applied quickly and easily… because who wants to be applying tons of make up when you could be taking full advantage of happy hour on the company credit card?

Desk To Dancefloor: how to get office party/date ready in no time at all!

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Well this is awkward isn’t it… I appear to have missed a few weeks. But that was kind of the point of moving to Friday Faves as opposed to ‘monthly faves’: if I missed a monthly favourites post it felt like a big deal (to me anyway, I doubt anyone else noticed!) whereas there’s less pressure in weekly faves. It’s not that I’ve not been trying products I love, or finding things I wanted to tell you about. I’ve just been super busy and having a bit of a wobble with my blog. But I’m back and to make it up to you, I’ll do a bumper Friday Faves! Hooray!

Friday Faves: Glow, Gluten-Free, and Great Books

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Throughout my recent Talonted Lips and Tips challenge, the second most common question (after ‘how did you do that?!’) was ‘how on earth are your nails and lips surviving?’ Applying and removing layers of very matte lipstick can really dry out the lips, and the constant removal of nail varnish can leave your hands feeling stripped and parched… and this replicates a lot of the effects that cold and blustery weather has on the body. So here is a post all about how to winter-proof your lips and nails!

How To Winter-Proof Your Lips And Nails

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I can’t believe that we’ve come to the end of Talonted Lips And Tips! 30 days, 30 different matching lips and manicures. I started off planning to just do plain and simple looks, as a way to use up some of my huge stash of lipsticks and nail varnishes, but then I (foolishly?) did a leopard print look and it was so popular that I felt like I couldn’t go back to simple looks!

Talonted Lips And Tips instagram challenge - 30 days, 30 matching lipstick and nail looks

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The women in my family never spend money on beauty. Shoes? Yes. Books? Oh yes. Alchohol? Good lord yes. Put my mum within 500 feet of a breton top and she can practically smell it. So when it comes to Christmas, I like to take advantage of my chance to gift them the types of products they would never buy themselves. I have pulled together the stand out pampering and beauty treats, I hope you enjoy my Beauty Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide and that it helps to give you some inspiration (either for others or yourself… no judgement here!)

The Talonted Lex Beauty Lover's Christmas Gift Guide

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It only feels like a few days since I posted last month’s Skincare Shake Up, but here we are! This month I’ve been battling rosacea flare ups, cold weather, central heating, and a boatload of stress so I’ve been paying extra attention to my skin. In this month’s post, there are some familiar faces below along with some new additions, I hope you enjoy reading about my current skincare routine.

The Body Shop Cleansing Oil - Skincare routine for sensitive skin, rosacea (Skincare Shake Up)

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