There’s something about the phrase “signature scent” that makes me feel a bit queasy. Don’t ask me what it is, I really don’t know, it’s just one of those phrases like “fruit of thy womb” that make me do a face a bit like this :/ Anyway, despite that, I’m going to use it now, […]
Yesterday we took a trip to Silves, part of the Faro district and the former capital of the Algarve. The region is full of history, it was taken over in the Umayyad conquest of Spain and has strong Moorish ties dating back to the Almohad dynasty. We visited in the daytime during festival time, and […]
Check out some of my favourite items of July 2012 below! I’m nominated for two Cosmopolitan Blog Awards this year – If you’d like to support Gemsmaquillage by voting in the Established Beauty Blog and Video Blogger categories you can do so here.
Yesterday we decided on a beach day and headed to Barril beach, on Ilha de Tavira. The beach used to be a really active place for tuna fishing, and as you can see from the last picture, there is an ‘anchor cemetery’ a reminder of the industry that has now left this over-fished patch of land. […]
This month’s Joliebox celebrates summer now that it’s July, here’s what I got: Etat Pur A22 Salicylic Acid 300 – Salicylic Acid is great for blemishes, and I suffer from hormonal acne so this will be great to use then. I’ve wanted to try this brand for a while. Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner – […]
Olá from sunny Portugal! I’m here for two weeks and loving it so far. A lot of you seem to be Portuguese and asking where we are staying, we are staying in a tiny village in the Eastern Algarve area and renting a rural property there away from the main tourist areas, but we aren’t far […]
This week’s giveaway comes in the form of a Skinny Eyeliner from Eyeko in a lovely Plum shade that will flatter everyone! The ingenious pointed end means that even when your liner is coming to the end of it’s life you can still hold it securely to get all the product out. These eyeliners are […]
It’s Glossybox time again and this month is the festival box, giving you essential items to keep yourself looking pretty whether you go to a festival or decide to just chill out in the garden. Here’s what I got: HD Brows Palette – Foxy – I love this palette, I didn’t get this last time […]