5th May 2017

Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick

  Now, I’m not a particularly sweaty person, and I’m not usually a particularly smelly one either. Except … when I use this, the Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick, I apparently am.  *sigh* The deodorant stick promises “clinically tested all day odor protection”  with  “no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or or propylene glycol”.  It uses a mix of zinc, cornstarch and baking soda, and (I must […]

11th April 2017

Back Soon!!

   Get Lippie (the blog) is just having a short break whilst Get Lippie (the writer) finds that having a full-time job and trying to write a book whilst still having an actual life at the are all making things just a bit hectic. I’ll be back soon, bigger, better and smellier (ha ha!) than ever, I promise. In the meantime I’ll pop in every now […]

20th March 2017

#IncredibleMedicine on BBC2 this week! (9pm 22nd March)

Or: The story of how I accidentally became one of “The Most Extraordinary People In The World”*. I got an email last July asking me if I wanted to take part in a documentary about my smell loss. I get quite a few emails regarding my anosmia every week (I write about it a lot, lets face it), so didn’t particularly pay any special attention […]

19th March 2017

Beauty Pie – the buyers club for beauty lovers(?)

So, Beauty Pie, then.  Launched with no little amount of hyperbole towards the end of last year by Marcia Kilgore, the founder of (amongst others): Soap & Glory and FitFlop.  Hyped as “makeup without the markup”, the website boasts of “luxury” lipsticks from £2.84, eyeshadow palettes from £6.94, and foundations from £4.75. Sounds amazing, right?  By cutting out the middleman, using generic packaging, and charging […]

6th March 2017

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil

Clinique Take the Day Off cleansing oil is a staple of my routine, and frankly, I’m really embarrassed that it’s taken me till now to review this product! I have sensitive skin, and this, coupled with a rather, um … magpie-like … approach to collecting skincare can cause occasional problems.  However, Clinique Take the Day Off oil has never, ever caused me a problem. Unencumbered […]

1st March 2017

Aedes de Venustas Signature – Review

    March has finally arrived, and in some books (okay, mine), that means spring is nearly here.  It has been a long, long winter for me, and I’m craving greenness, brightness and the smell of living things.  A bottle of Aedes de Venustas signature fragrances turned up on my desk quite unexpectedly last week, and it has fulfilled all my spring-y requirements beautifully. I […]

27th February 2017

No7 Lift and Luminate #BetterTogether Trial Results and Review

This is a sponsored post on behalf of No7 In January, I started taking part in the #BetterTogether Challenge with No7, whereby I was going to be using only their revamped range of Lift and Luminate skincare for a month.  Now, I’m back to talk about the results! Now, it has been a heck of a challenge for me, and the temptation to continue picking […]

26th February 2017

Anosmia Awareness Day 27th February 2017

As is now traditional around this time of year, it’s time for me to point out that Anosmia exists, and list some resources for people who may be affected by this life-changing, but barely-known condition.  My life was turned upside down in 2014 by the simple act of catching a cold. My olfactory nerve died as a result of that cold, and life hasn’t been […]

20th February 2017

Zelens Extreme Velvet Lipsticks – Nude Plum, Red, Dark Red, Merlot

When I heard Zelens were launching a new lipstick range, I was delighted, for Zelens are one of my (if not the very pinnacle) favourite skincare brands of all time, and so I was incredibly excited at the thought of actual lipsticks from them.  I already own several of the lip glosses that were launched a couple of years ago, and they’re amongst my most-used […]

17th February 2017

Amouroud Silk Route Fragrance Review

 I haven’t read too much about the release of the latest fragrance from Amouroud; Silk Route, and I’m wondering why that is?  I attended the launch back in December, and I was a little captivated. Silk Route is, like all Amouroud fragrances, based around Oud, but is not an in your face “oud” fragrance. It surprised me by being positively gourmand, and in my favourite […]

15th February 2017

Jusbox Perfumes: Use Abuse Review

 Sometimes a packaging concept is just so perfect that it hits all the right notes for a brand.  Italian music-lovers Andrea and Chiara Valdo created Jusbox and launched their initial four-fragrance range last summer, and it’s just too beautifully done to go without comment.  From the gorgeous 78ml bottles to the stunningly detailed vinyl record-like lids, to the detailed boxes and packaging materials, every detail […]

13th February 2017

Beaufort London Fathom V Fragrance Review

 I confess, I’m sat here at my keyboard with literally no idea of what I’m about to write, so if this “review” of Beaufort London Fathom V makes even less sense than usual, you’ll know why. First things first, since losing my sense of smell nearly three years ago, and being still deep in the recovery phase from parosmia (where everything I smell is distorted […]