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 […]

2nd February 2017

Guerlain Parure Gold Radiance Foundation – Rose Clair

   There’s no getting around it, £55 is very, very expensive for a foundation.  There’s such a wealth of wonderful foundations around the £20-30 range these days (and even less, truth be told), that why would you even think about splashing out on something costing double the average?  That was my thinking before I bought a bottle of Guerlain Parure Gold Radiance Foundation, anyway. However, […]

31st January 2017

Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse #PixiPretties Collection

Right. I’ve started this “review”, like, fifteen different ways now, and they were all a complete bag of utter shite.  I’m out of the habit of blogging at the moment, admittedly, and I can’t deny it, but there’s no way for me to write a “proper” review of this anyway. She’d squash me. The truth is that Caroline is a friend of mine, and Pixi […]

24th January 2017

No7 Lift and Luminate #BetterTogether Challenge

 This is a sponsored post on behalf of  No7. It is always good to challenge yourself to do something different once in a while. Towards the end of last year, some exciting (terrifying!) opportunities arose for me, and they have led me to challenge myself to do more exciting – and different – things this year, too.  And, as a skincare junkie, who better to […]

8th January 2017

An update!

It’s been a little while since I posted.  Sorry, but I’ve been ill – amongst other things! I’m currently working on something majorly exciting (to me), and blog posts might be a bit thinner on the ground for a while than previously, but I do still have things to talk about, I promise. I will be back … More soon. This post: originated at: Get […]

25th November 2016

Get Lippie Gift Pick: Origins Ritualitea Matcha Madness Gift Set

Origins always do lovely gift sets at this time of year, and who can resist a little tea-based relaxation? One of my recent addictions is a matcha tea latte whenever I can get hold of one (to me they taste just like Horlicks, and I love Horlicks.  I know, I need to get out more), and so the Matcha Madness gift set was a little […]

24th November 2016

Clinique Aromatics in Black Essentials Gift Set

Christmas isn’t Christmas in the Lippie household without an Aromatics gift set of some sort, and so, after discovering that I have enough of the original Aromatics Elixir to last me approximately 400 lifetimes (so around 4 bottles then, including various special editions), this year, I went for an Aromatics in Black box.  Released in 2015 as a “Noir” version of the original, Aromatics in […]

23rd November 2016

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Nuit Blanche editions

l-r Eau de Parfum (black glitter), Eau de Toilette (copper glitter), Nuit Blanche (white glitter) Recovering from a disabled sense of smell, particularly a sense of smell that has been distorted, can be a tricky business. And, as a writer with a particular interest in fragrance, it makes life even more complicated, because sometimes I find I either can’t smell a particular ingredient in a […]

21st November 2016

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady Shower Cream and Body Oil

Confession time: I only own one bottle of Frederic Malle fragrance, and I’ve never reviewed it.  As perfume writers go, I’m a terribly untimely one, I know.  I shall review my (tiny) bottle of Bigarade Concentree one day, but in the mean time I’m having far too much fun reviewing the more peripheral products of the range, some of which are so lovely, they have […]

11th November 2016

This Works Sleep Plus Range

I’m deeply half-hearted about aromatherapy, if I’m being completely honest. Okay, not aromatherapy itself (seriously, no one knows more about the effect of smell on well-being more than a recovering parosmic, believe me) per se, but some of the practitioners of it can be a  little … well, woo.  I was trying to arrange a massage for the blog once, and I’d mentioned that I […]

9th November 2016

Flowerbomb Dry Body Oil by Viktor and Rolf

Some of my favourite people wear Flowerbomb, but I will admit that up until recently, the appeal of the clean and sugary pink floral, which is incredibly aptly-named has passed me by somewhat.  Never really having been a fan of sweet fragrances, Flowerbomb, one the most successful fragrance franchises in the UK wasn’t really designed to appeal to me, someone who has always preferred something […]