hello,

I'm Amber.

So, I should probably start this short introduction by admitting that, although I’ve been writing about beauty products and treatments for over a decade now, I’m not your conventional beauty blogger. I’m not a makeup artist or industry insider. I don’t own a vast collection of lipstick, or rush out and buy the latest releases. I can’t do a smoky eye to save my life, and I only occasionally manage to get my eyeliner to look the same on both eyes. Sound familiar? Well, I hope so, anyway, because my aim here is not to give you expert advice on skincare or makeup – there are plenty of REAL beauty bloggers out there who’ll do a much better job of that, let’s face it – but to simply provide real, honest opinions on everything I try – a bit like your real life friends would.

Does that make me a bad beauty blogger? Um, probably, yes. But, the fact is, as a pale-skinned redhead, I’ve spent my entire life struggling to find products that work for me, so, when I do, I want to share that news. Over the past few years I’ve had my eyebrows microbladed, tried eyelash extensions and hair extensions: hell, I even bought those magnetic false eyelashes you (probably) keep seeing on Facebook, and thinking, “Now, who in the world would be stupid enough to buy THOSE?”

*sheepishly raises hand*

I’ve tried a lot more than just false eyelashes, though: so, pull up a chair, and let’s talk beauty…

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Pale Girl Problems

Pale Girl Problems

I got 99 problems, and skin like a vampire is most definitely one…

If you’re a fellow pale-skinned person, I’m sure you know the struggle: foundation is always too dark, concealer is always too orange, people are always telling you to get a tan – you know the drill. Luckily, though, there ARE some decent products out there for pale skin: and I’ve made it my mission to find it. In this section, you’ll find my best tips and advice for people withe fair skin, a roundup of the palest foundations out there, and a little bit of solidarity for anyone else who’s sick of being told to “just get a tan…”

The Ultimate Guide to Pale Skin

Everything you need to know about protecting pale skin, choosing products for it, and rebuffing all those idiots who keep telling you to try to change it…

The Best Foundations for Pale Skin

A roundup of some of the palest foundations out there, plus colour swatches.

Don’t Call Me “Ginger”…

Because you know what a fiery temper we redheads have, right?

Don't Call Me 'Ginger'...

Because only a ginger can call another ginger “ginger”…

… and if you ARE a ginger – or a redhead, rather – I’m sure you share my frustration about the lack of decent products for your hair colour, and all of the stupid comments you probably get about it. Don’t worry, you’ve found your tribe…

I Tried It So You Don’t Have To

I Tried It So You Don't Have to

Taking one for the team by trying out all of those beauty procedures and products you’ve always been curious about, but aren’t quite ready to try yourself yet.

What happened when

I LET MY HUSBAND DO MY MAKEUP

My husband thinks makeup looks easy – so much so, in fact, that he was absolutely convinced he could do mine, and make it look amazing. I was less convinced, but, slightly against my better judgement, I decided to let him have a go.  Read on to find out what happened – complete with before and after photos…

Tutorials & Tips

Beauty Tips & Tutorials

While I’m in no real position to be handing out beauty advice, I do get asked for tutorials on certain things from time to time, so whether you want to know how to dye your own eyelashes, get a gel polish at home or get even the straightest of hair to hold a curl, I’m your woman. Or, you know, NOT. Browse all of my beauty tutorials here, or see some of my favourites below.

Top 3

BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEWS

ALPHA H LIQUID GOLD REVIEW

It’s on every beauty editors must-buy list, but is Alpha H’s Liquid Gold really worth buying? I decided to find out: read my Alpha H Liquid Gold review here.

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLEWEAR FOUNDATION

It’s everyone’s favourite foundation: here’s my Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation review.

BABYLISS CURL SECRET

It’s expensive … but is the Babyliss Curl Secret worth it?

My

Smile Makeover

These are not my teeth. Or, at least, not yet, anyway. This year, though, I’m embarking on a complete smile makeover: I’ve already had Invisalign to straighten my crooked teeth, Enlighten tooth whitening to make them sparkle, and gum contouring to get rid of the guminess. There’s still a long way to go to get me to that perfect Hollywood smile, though, so stay tuned to see how I get on…

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