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Avene Hydrance Optimale Light

I genuinely can’t believe how long it’s taken me to getting round to trying Avene and I really wish that I’d tried the brand a lot sooner. I have combination skin and can really struggle to find a moisturiser that works well for me. I often find that they’re either not hydrating enough or they’re too thick and creamy leaving my skin looking greasy. So…

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Recently Read #1 – The Refugees, Eleanor Oliphant, and More

Since I’ve started my new job and spend quite a bit of time commuting, I’ve had the chance to read more books. I’ve always loved reading and anyone who knows me, knows that I can spend a lot of time in bookshops. I thought I’d start sharing my thoughts on some of the books that I’ve been reading recently. Also if and have any you’d…

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Freshly Baked Self Tan Review*

With summer well and truly underway it’s time to bring out the self-tan. This is the easiest and safest way to get a gorgeous golden glow. I recently tried out Freshly Baked Self Tanning Mousse which come in two shades (original and dark) as well as a variety of scents. No more biscuit-y tan smell, yay! I opted for the original shade but it also…

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The Changing World of Glossy Magazines

There is nothing I love more than sitting with a thick glossy magazine and a cup of coffee reading about the latest trends and beauty products and delving into the lengthy feature articles. But this seems to be quickly becoming a thing of the past as magazine sales continue to drop and many publications turn into online only.  Last year it was announced that there…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day here in the UK; it’s the 11th of March in case like me you had forgotten about it. If you’re still struggling with gift ideas then hopefully my gift guide will give you some inspiration.  From jewellery to beauty to gin you’ll hopefully find some inspiration here… 1- Silver and Rose Gold Rose Charm – £60 Links of London 2 –…

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The Body Shop Glasgow Event

Growing up I used to love going to The Body Shop and treating myself to the fruity body butters and lip balms but then they seemed to drop off my radar. I was excited to attend their event in the Sauchiehall Street store in Glasgow to find out about their new products and to see how the ranges had changed. If you follow me on…

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Adexe Meek Petite Rose Gold Watch

If you follow me on Instagram then there is a good chance that you’ll have seen some posts featuring this gorgeous ADEXE watch.  I was really lucky and won a competition held by Hayley, who runs HaySparkle, and had opportunity to chose an ADEXE watch. I think that watches are the perfect way to complete an outfit and I hate leaving the house without one.  I…

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Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick – Outlaw

You know that I love a good lipstick, so I just had to try out the Kat Von D Everlasting Lipsticks  after seeing so may reviews about them.  With 44 shades to choose from, including turquoise (if you’re brave enough), it was a tough decision to pick one but I finally settled on Outlaw. The lipstick comes in a black box with a silver floral…

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My Top Five Nude Lipsticks

I’ve gone from avoiding nude coloured lipsticks to owning quite a few.  I’ve finally found some that suit me really well and thought I’d share my favourites with you.   Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Birthday Suit This was part of a set that I picked up in the Boots sale this year and I can’t believe that it has taken me so long…

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My Skincare Routine

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally found a skincare routine that works for my skin.  I used to be constantly switching up products, trying to see what I liked better, what didn’t break me out or completely dry up my skin. Morning In the morning my skincare is pretty quick and simple, mostly because I usually don’t have too much time to spend…

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I’m Samantha, a 25 year-old journalism graduate with a love for lipstick, fashion and coffee. She’s Looking at the Stars covers a range of beauty, fashion and lifestyle topics.

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