If you have medium - dark skin tone and you're looking for a nude brown lipstick, it's got to be 'Whirl'. As I've always said MAC lipsticks are the best in terms of longevity, colour choice and comfort, especially the matte range.


Whatever you do during this lockdown, do not colour your own hair. I repeat, do not colour your own hair at home. As tempting as it may be, just don't do it. I know personally how hard it is when the greys start creeping out and your colour starts to fade, but honestly those box dyes are just absolute shite. Don't believe the TV Ads (I've worked for a brand and seen what happens) as the results you see are not achieved with a £5.99 box dye...


Just in case you needed an extra nudge to purchase that expensive face mask (no not those ones), here it is. Yes, sometimes you can find a good product from a high street brand which works wonders for your skin. But sometimes the fancy stuff really does make a difference to your skin and sometimes, it's just nice to give yourself a luxury pamper session at-home. Let's face it, salons aren't reopening until December at least and we need to give our skin that extra TLC in preparation for when we do go back...


I'm in love with nude polish lately. During lockdown I hardly wore nail polish which is shocking for someone who used to have her nails freshly done every 3 days, and it seems that I've gotten used to the barely there look when it comes to makeup and nails...


There's really not much effort required when putting an outfit together which involves cycling shorts.

The only 2 things I would recommend are...

Oh Polly x Draya Collection | Style

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The Perfect Oversized T-Shirt | Style

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Update on Institut Esthederm's E.V.E Serum | Skincare

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I've been using the Institut Esthederm E.V.E Serum for over two months now, I thought it's about time to give you all an update on my skin and my thoughts about the product.

If you read my blog post here you'll know I only purchased this after watching Huda Beauty's video (I'm so easy right?) and introducing microneedling to my skincare routine (a total game changer by the way!). If you have no idea what the product is and does, I definitely recommend you catch up with my first post before you continue reading this post...

Instant Look In a Palette | Charlotte Tilbury

I loveeee Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Look in a Palette. I received one around 3 birthdays ago which is when I fell in love with it and was recently lucky enough to get another one for my birthday.

The Instant Look in a Palette offers everything you need in a palette to create a look; eyeshadow base, eyeshadow, bronzer, blush and highlight.  

After Using Olaplex's No. 3 Once, This is What Happened | Haircare

I thought by not washing and styling my hair as much during lockdown, it would have made my locks nice and healthy, but no quite the opposite. 

During lockdown my hair has been dry, brittle, falling out and very split. Like with skin, you can't just leave it and hope for the best, you have to treat and condition it, unless you are extremely lucky, have good genes or you're a guy...

I've been trying the infamous Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector which has been recommended to me by friends and is known as the answer to all of your hair problems. It's not a new product, it's been around for a while now (I'm just super late to the game) and has also been recommended by celebrity hair stylists.

Kayali Elixir Eau de Parfum | Review

The biggest compliment you can receive is "you smell good", wouldn't you agree?

For my birthday I received a stunning bottle of Kayalie Elixr Eau de Parfum in the 100ml size. From the packaging to the scent, everything is stunning! I have been wanting to try this ever since I smelt this in Sephora in Milan last year.

I'm Loving This £24 Summer Jumpsuit | Fashion

Last week I celebrated my lockdown birthday in the park and had such a "what do I wear?" moment a few days before. I've come to the realisation at 29, I have no summer clothes and all my clothes are black. Oops.

When it comes to summer clothing, I tend to opt for jumpsuits instead of dresses because let's face it, they are so much more comfortable and fashionable...

Lockdown Loungewear | Femme Luxe

I've always chosen comfort over everything when it comes to clothes. I am loving the fact I can wear sweats all day long in lockdown. Who misses those what should I wear moments? Definitely not me.

How To Look After Your Nails In Quarantine

Who else is missing the nail salon and that feeling of a fresh manicure? 

The one great thing about quarantine is actually having a detox and taking a break from treatments to allow her hair, skin and nails to rejuvenate. In order to rejuvenate our hair, skin and nails, they do need a little help.

To keep my nails healthy, I have been using the following products so they can maintain good health.

How Often Do Your Wash Your Beauty Blender?

We'll never forget that horrific video of a girl cutting open her Beauty Blender and finding little things crawling out, will we? Sorry to start with such a disgusting blast from the past but there's a lesson to be learnt. How often are you washing and replacing your Beauty Blender?

Rice Water For Hair Growth?

Image Source: Style Craze

I love trying a DIY beauty treatment and have been meaning to try the rice water trick since last year. What better time to try out a new beauty hack?

What does rice water do for your hair?

Rice water is the starchy water leftover after rice is cooked or left to soak. It's thought to make hair smoother, shinier and promotes hair growth.

I Bought This Serum After Watching Huda Beauty's YouTube Video

If you read my blog post on microneedling, you would have saw I mentioned a new skincare product I'll be adding to my skincare routine alongside microneedling. That is the Institut Esthederm E.V.E (Essential Vital Elements) Serum.

I was watching Huda Beauty's YouTube video on 'How to get rid of acne scars' where she mentioned the Institut Esthederm E.V.E Serum and called it the 'best thing I have ever tried'. I was sold at that moment. Yup, that's all it took. 

Anyway... so why did she call it the best thing she has ever used?

I Tried Microneedling | Skincare

Having watched Huda Beauty's YouTube videos, I knew a little bit about microneedling but not as much as I know now after getting my hands on the BeautyLab Titanium Microneedle Roller*

So what is a microneedle roller? 

A microneedle roller is also known as a 'dermaroller'. It's a facial tool with lots of titanium needles (0.3mm).

What does it do?

The longer the needles, the more effect it's going to have. There are different types of needle lengths available, I have the 0.3mm which is safe to use at-home however professionals would use a needle up to 1.5mm because they are qualified to do so without damaging your skin.

5 Fruits To Improve Your Skin | Skincare

Image Credit: Tastes Better Than Scratch

When it comes to skincare I am no expert however I have learnt things about my skin along the way of dealing with mild acne. For me, diet plays a very important role in my skincare routine. Products do offer added benefits to my skin however, I have found what I eat and drink benefits my skin a lot more. 

During 'quarantine' season, it's extremely difficult to eat clean and not raid the snack cupboard. I'm not going to lie, the snack cupboard is my favourite kitchen cupboard and I treat myself a lot more than I should especially during that time of the month. However, you need to have a good balance and really try your hardest in order to come out glowing for summer, autumn, winter, next year? Who knows.

Here are some of the fruits I've been eating and why you should add them to your shopping list...

How Old Are Your Makeup Products?

If you think you're slowly starting to lose your shit, don't worry you're not alone. Whether it's week two or three of 'quarantine season', almost everyone is feeling the same. The most important thing you can do other than #StayHome is #StayBusy. 

One thing that has been keeping me busy the past couple of weeks is 'spring cleaning' my beauty drawers and cupboards. I've been putting it off forever simply because it took me forever, but boy were the benefits so worth it in the end. We're all guilty of keeping beauty products longer than their expiry dates, we wouldn't keep food past it's best before date, so why do we think it's okay to do it with beauty?

Stop what you're doing, go and check out the expiry date on your makeup products...and then order new product to replace them. You'll instantly feel a lot better, not sure I can say the same about your bank balance.

How to Help Dry Hands?

Dry hands? Join the club. Excessive hand washing with anti-bacterial hand wash and using hand sanitizer on the go has really taken its toll on my skin. When it comes to moisturising, I must confess I'm not that good at it, but it's about time...

Update on the Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation | Review

So you may remember my review on the Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation, if not click here now. I said I would purchase the shade up because it was a little light and dull on me, and I actually ended up purchasing 3.50W which was a little risky without seeing it however...

Chalk White Nails

I took a break from white nails purely because of the maintenance. No matter what top coat, base coat, nail prep or nail care you do. White polish will always chip. If someone tells you theirs lasts. They’re lying.

Are You Washing Your Makeup Brushes Enough?

Be honest, when is the last time you washed your makeup brushes? If it was in the last week, give yourself a pat on the back. If it was sometime this month, well done you're on the right track. If it was longer than a month ago, go and wash them right this minute, or after you've read this blog post...

Things I Did to Help My Skin | Skincare

Two years ago my skin was very different to how it is today. I was constantly breaking out in awful red spots all on my cheeks and chin area, one spot would go and another would form. I have to admit my skincare routine was non existent and my diet could have been a lot better, but these are all things you learn on the way. 

On the left is how my skin looked during my prescribed treatment and on the right is how my skin looked after. A lot more clearer, a few scars from acne but nothing major.  So here are all the steps I took in order to change my skin...

The H&M Oversized Jumper | Fashion

Things To Do In Singapore | Travel

New to Glossaholic this year, I'll be introducing a series of travel posts to help those planning a getaway with top places I recommend as well as tips.

First for 2020, let's start with my trip to Singapore in December 19...

Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation | Review

I think the moment your boyfriend compliments your foundation, you're onto a winning product.

I'm a big fan of Beauty Blender as a brand, and have been for years, I can't remember the last time I actually used a brush to apply my foundation. So soon as this launched I was so excited to get my hands on the Bounce Foundation, although it took me a few months, it was so worth the wait.
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