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Battle of the pale bronzers: Benefit Hoola Lite vs Wet 'n Wild Reserve Your Cabana

Have I ever mentioned to you that I am pale?  Well of course I havementioned many times over the history of Faeriwood that I've been pigmentally challenged my whole life and - despite flirting with tanning every now and again -  I wholly embrace the pale. I have, however, always been a bronzing queen when it comes to my makeup. Whether I am using cream products or powders I always have felt healthier with a bit of a glow but I hate the orangey-ness of most bronzing products! It’s a catch-22 when deciding which one is more important.  For years I have been loyal to two products. Nars Multiple for a cream face (read here why I don’t believe in the term contouring for chubby cheeks) and Benefit Hoola for a powder face. Both are quite dark so they are used often but sparingly. This is why I was delighted when two new products designed for pale skin came on to the market. 

Wet N’ Wild Coloricon Reserve your Cabana*

Reserve Your Cabana is the best budget beauty bronzer for pale skin. Key word…

Faeriwood Film Review: Atomic Blonde

The opening credits roll:

"In November 1989, after 28 years, the Berlin Wall came down and the Cold War ended.

THIS IS NOT THAT STORY."
As a toddler, a few years before the fall of the Berlin Wall I lived in Germany. I know I've been to Berlin but I can't remember it. I do, however, look back fondly on my childhood in Germany - what little of it I do remember - during the late 80s and early 90s. Why am I telling you this? Well my last film review turned in to an epic love letter to my best friends as I drew parallels between my life and the lives I was watching on screen. 
THIS IS NOT THAT STORY.
See what I did there? 
Atomic Blonde instantly identifies itself as a subversive storyline. We're introduced to the iconic timeline but we know that story we're about to see has nothing do with it; despite being a story about spies in Cold War Berlin. The graffiti graphics. The killer soundtrack full of original 80s hits and modern cover versions. The many many pairs of le…