Amii @ Thirty

Lifestyle blog by a thirty-something city dweller


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Sampling Beauty #4

There’s been a bit of a gap since my last Sampling Beauty post. For various reasons, including a holiday, an international house move, a new job and basically just not having the time or energy to even think about adding new products into my beauty and skincare regime.

Because of this, these picks were actually my May/June selections! Here’s what I got from Love Me Beauty and Feel Unique: Continue reading…


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Sampling Beauty #2

I chose a broad range of products in March’s Feel Unique pick ‘n’ mix samples and my Love Me Beauty bag. Whilst I’m completely sold on a few of the picks, some of the products were just a step too far from my humble beauty routine. From Googling ‘what is cleanser for?’ to the far-from-ideal consistency and look of a body cream-gel, it was a month full of new product experiences for me. Continue reading…


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Sampling Beauty #1

I’m pretty clueless when it comes to beauty products. I like what I know and I don’t tend to stray from my (very) little collection of tried and tested favourites.

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This year, I’ve decided to try and be a bit more adventurous when it comes to beauty though. I want to try new brands and products but don’t fancy buying full-size, full-price items just for me to have a bit of a trial. Continue reading…


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My top 5 posts from 2016

Having re-started this blog in July, I have since written 42 posts and received nearly 3000 views. Now for some bloggers, this probably isn’t very much but I haven’t really put much work into growing and promoting my blog so I’d have been pretty chuffed to end the year with 10 views!

I love to write and to share little parts of my world with you all. Work- and life-permitting, I would like to do more with my blog in 2017 – that isn’t a New Year’s Resolution though (I’ve never been one to make resolutions).

Blogmas saw me set and complete a new challenge and I saw a lot more traffic on the blog throughout December (thanks!) so when I started looking through my stats to pull together my top 5 posts from 2016, I definitely thought it’d be all about Christmas. It really isn’t though…. Continue reading…

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Winter skincare

Whilst I’m probably not the best person to advise on beauty regimes (find out why here), I am going to share my tips for a winter skincare routine. I know I’m not alone with feeling washed out and like a dried up prune during the cold, wet winter months. Simply put, my skin hates the winter.

Over the years, I’ve tried and tested different regimes, lotions, potions, creams and scrubs to see what works best for me. Here are a few of my recommendations:

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Bumbling beauty

It amazes me to see how many really, really successful beauty bloggers there are out there. Amazing to me when beauty regimes, make-up tutorials, and product reviews are read and watched by millions every day. Why? Well, because they just aren’t something I can relate to nor have I ever really understood the complete obsession with.

Those who know me, will know that I am more than comfortable make-up free. I didn’t start wearing make-up at all until I was around 20 and that was only because I was working as a trainee retail manager for a high street fashion chain and the store manager I worked for told me I had to wear make-up to work. Yes, really. Thankfully, I’m pretty resilient so didn’t take it as an insult or let it knock my confidence which others might have done! To placate her, I started using mascara.

Fast forward a decade and you really can’t avoid the world of beauty must-haves and make-up tutorials to show you how to contour, enhance, highlight and, more often than not, turn you into a totally different looking person. I’ll be honest. I still don’t get it.  Continue reading…