The Day’s Eyes: new beauty blog

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Starting this little blog three years ago has really fueled my beauty-product-addiction. The drawers of my kidney shaped dressing table are bulging, and my make-up techniques have improved ten fold, so I’ve decided to start a sister blog to Not the Nine to Five, called The Day’s Eyes which will feature a more regular flow of content including reviews, how to’s, and the latest launches. Please do pop on over, subscribe and say hello, it would be lovely to see you all there!

~ Daisy x

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Going loco for coco(nut oil)

As anyone who follows me on Instagram (hi Dad) will know, I recently returned from a trip to Sri Lanka. That country is officially amazing. I spent the first week exploring tea plantations and making mountainous pilgrimages in the island’s centre, then headed down to the south coast for blissed out sunbathing and sand-between-the-toes.

Why thanks, Sri Lanka – you're looking pretty darn great yourself! 🌴☀️#wijayabeach

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Travelling with the chef meant, obviously, that a large part of the trip was focused on food. We tried hundreds of delicious dishes and local delicacies but of all the culinary experiences on offer, the country’s fresh yellow coconuts served up roadside were one of my favourite treats. After we’d slurped up all our nuts’ cooling water, we’d hand them back to the machete-wielding local greengrocers – who would split the nuts in two and carve out makeshift spoons from the shell, allowing us to scoop out the wobbly white coconut jelly hidden within.

As I stood, ankle-deep in the warm sea on Mirissa Beach, greedily scratching up every last morsel from that day’s coconut, I considered these wondernuts. I’m more than a little sceptical of fads and crazes but despite the hype and my better judgement, coconut oil has quickly become one of my desert island beauty products.

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Sassy stocking fillers & great gifts

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for going mental online and spending all your dosh on beauty gift sets! Whether you’re looking to treat yourself (I certainly wont judge) or to grab a few goodies for friends and family, I’ve picked out some of the best beauty buys to suit all budgets this Christmas.

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Face favourites | contour kits

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I’m starting to get a little excited about Christmas, and of course all of the social gatherings and festivities that come with it. I love make-up and think winter is a great time to go a little heavier, plus in the colder months it’s also the perfect time to practice while you’re hauled up indoors keeping warm. Contouring was the trend of then year, and is oh so appropriate for your party look, so here are my top four options suitable for a range of budgets. 

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Makeup Revolution advent calendar | £20

Makeup_revolution_advent_calendar_2015.jpgI’m a sucker for any beauty related novelty, be it Bonus Time at Clinique and Lancôme, a bag of free goodies for spending over £60 at lookfantastic, or 3-4-2 in superdrug, I can’t seem to be able to help myself. So, when it comes to beauty advent calendars of course I’m all over that. I love surprises so being treated each day with a new make-up item couldn’t be more fitting. Last year I had the Benefit calendar and this season I’m loving cult beauty brand Makeup Revolutions festive offering, and it’s not too late to pick one up for yourself on offer too…

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A lazy girls way to cleanse | Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Cleanser

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When life gets crazy busy, working hours increase and all you want to do is eat pizza and face plant your bed, it can be hard to feel motivated to cleanse, tone and moisturise. I love my skincare regimen and the benefits to my complexion, but when I have a bad case of CBA (can’t be assed) I try to at least get the worst off before flopping into bed, and for me this is where cream cleansers really come in handy. 

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Review | Bare Minerals brush conditioning shampoo

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It’s no ones favourite job, but it’s gotta be done! Cleaning your make-up brushes keeps them germ-free and less likely to break you out, as well as making sure they’re doing the best job possible of even application, and is well worth doing as regularly as you can bear (ideally once a week). If you’ve invested in expensive brushes this is even more important to keep them in tip top condition and justify the cost.

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