Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser

Okay, well i’ve had a pretty amazing week – working at Hello! Magazine, Takeaways most days (I know, it’s bad), McDonald’s breakfast on Tuesday (yes, again, bad) and my fantastic housemate Roisin cleared out her toiletries leaving lots of skincare and make-up for me 😉 One of these pieces of skincare was Dramatically Different moisturiser by Clinique. First things first – it’s for very dry-dry combination skin. I have very dry skin with a oily chin and most combination skin moisturisers can feel to drying, with dry skin moisturisers leaving my chin oily. I always thought that I was in-between dry to combination skin but never saw a moisturiser on the market for this. When I picked up this mosituriser I thought – perfect!


Texture: Just like an ordinary moisturiser – nothing special but didn’t expect anything different.

Texture on skin: Refreshing and spreads well – a little goes a long way.

First result on skin: Very soft hydrated face with no oily chin.

End of the day result: Still very soft and not oily.

Price: RRP £28. Pricey but worth it.

Good points: Fantastic for dry combination skin which is hard to find. Very hydrating. Doesn’t lose quality all day.

Bad points: A little pricey, but it’s Clinique (it’s to be expected.)

Star rating ***** out of *****


Ellie.. xx



I am LOVING the monochrome trend at the minute… I mean I always have, but right now i’m ADORING it!

It’s all about the black and white… with a bit of grey thrown in as an optional touch. I did a lovely monochrome look the other day but i’m at uni at the minute and my Wi-Fi on my phone isn’t so fab so I will put pics on here when I have a spare minute at home. I also want to do a few more so it might take me longer since it will be best to upload them all at once.

Inspirational figures that rock the monochrome look are people like Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn. I guess the 60’s had a lot of monochrome floating around, it was all about bold colour blocking and if that meant checkerboard dresses and one black earring, one white then that’s what they did – and OH GOD did it look fabulous? Rhetorical question (it did.)


So, think polka dots, checkers, crazy shapes and don’t be afraid to experiment. You can bring it up to date with blending and shading – maybe even have statement eyes with such nude lips, they’re almost white!

The amazing thing about monochrome is that it’s so versatile that it can be glittery, shimmering, matte or glossy and still look beautiful. Black and white go with anything so monochrome make-up can be easily achieved every day!

Okay, I did a tutorial via my webcam this time – hoping it would work. It is very amateurish (I said Dallas instead of Hoola in terms of bronzer but corrected myself and said s**t when the make-up box closed on my hand. I also sound like a 12 year old. I apologise and will get better. And btw, you don’t have to say that I do ugly facial expressions when I apply make-up or that I have a big nose – I already know that ;)) Plus it is crap quality.

Monochrome tutorial






Ellie.. xx

Junk mail, George Galloway and Hello! Magazine.

I have a week’s work experience at Hello! Magazine at the end of this month… I am one very lucky girl – and the best part of it? I WILL BE WORKING WITH THE BEAUTY DEPARTMENT! I mean, this is like a dream come true for me – working in the beauty department at such a well-known magazine – it’s just 10.0 on the Richter scale of crazy!

JUNK MAIL MAKES ME ANNOYED AS HELL. There’s all these random spammers on my comments inbox saying “I went on this website and they gave me 10kg of free cauliflower.” Okay, maybe not that random but it might as well be. Genuine comments are the best however so please feel free to comment with some relevant stuff and not how amazing you think empty Lucozade bottles are and how I can get some… i’m totally not interested.

I had a preference at uni today with George Galloway. I’m pretty sure his wife doesn’t like me after I asked a ballsy question – you can’t be afraid when you’re a journalist.

This is kinda how it went:


The lecturer: Yes, Eloise?

Me: Mr.Galloway, you’ve been married several times and divorced a few times, have you ever thought that you don’t like the concept of monogamy?

Everyone in the room: *GASP*

George Galloway: You should ask my wife who’s sitting here, my lawyers are outside too. You don’t know why my previous marriages have ended and if you did know you wouldn’t be asking that question.

George Galloway’s wife: *whispers* The sources you’re reading are unreliable honey.


That’s basically the jist of it and i’m not gonna lie – I worded my question badly, it was my first press conference. I meant to say that he hasn’t divorced one of his previous wives (why not?) and basically that he has been married to like four or five different women – has your work life affected this… but noooo, everyone seemed to think I was implying he was unfaithful.


However, lecturers seemed to be impressed of my ballsy question and one of them said he thought I was brilliant.


Ellie – 1, George Galloway – 0.


Anyway, I got a mock exam in a bit for shorthand and i’m not feeling at all up to it so I best do some breathing exercises or what not.

Ellie.. xx

Me and my Sodastream… and baby wipes.Me and my Sodastream. And baby wipes.

Back to uni tomorrow. Joy. Anyway, just thought i’d tell you all about a fantastic invention called a Sodastream that was made in about the 70s or 80s or something and they bought it back out recently. I got one for Christmas and I love it. It makes water fizzy adn you add loads of different flavours so you can make your own Diet Coke. Yeah, it’s awesome.


Ok, so on the beauty side of things… BABY WIPES.

When I couldn’t find any make-up wipes in McColl’s the other day, I was obligated to buy Huggies Pure wipes. Not too shabby.


Granted I was only wearing foundation and Great Lash mascara by Maybelline (good for seperation) but it took it off relatively easily and didn’t sting my eyes and make them all red and puffy and unattractive. It was gently on my eye’s and skin and they are sooo cute. The teddies on the wipes made me cry because it was that adorable.


All in all, something that cleans a baby’s bottom is not too bad to remove make-up. It was like almost £3 for the pack with 64 wipes. (Random number, I know, why not 65 or 6o?) So they were really cheap  and good quality – they were durable.


Baby wipes are so versatile for cleaning not only your make-up, but for cleaning anything really and the pack says “gentle cleaning likr cotton wool and water” but it’s 10x better and taking make-up off your mush.


I would try them out for yourself really instead of forking out £4 for 25 make-up wipes.


The pack has a cute baby on too so you can use the make-up wipe for wiping off your broody tears.


Just purely for your viewing pleasure here’s some pics of the wipe but i’m covering my face because i’m make-up less right now. As we are speaking, I have zero make-up, bed hair and in my onesie – which is totally cute by the way but being 5ft 3″ – even a size 6 is too long.


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See the teddies, aren’t they beaut?


So anyways, off to watch some TV whilst wondering about how extremely fun uni will be tomorrow… 3 hours on the train for a 1 hour lesson – ridiculous I know.


Ellie.. xx