Welcome to The Dupe Diaries! We’re Sara (on the right!) and Claire (left), cousins that share an unashamed addiction to all things beauty. You name it; we’ve probably bought it and sought out the dupe too.
I’m Sara – former business student and self-confessed makeup addict. I’d sell my soul for a new lipstick and absolutely love flitting my money away on new makeup and skincare products. I will one day become the little old woman who lived in her makeup bag!
Monday to Friday, I live the corporate life so I generally tone down my beauty regimen in the mornings but don’t be fooled; I’m still super high maintenance. You won’t find me doing my face in less than five minutes. We’ll leave that to Claire!
My weekend style is simple and laid back. I live in my skinny jeans and black is my ultimate favourite colour. I like to jazz up my looks with jewellery and accessories. I’m a sucker for anything sparkly!
I love trying new products and sharing my views and opinion with others. Why should we all waste our money on a total product fail? Leave that to us!
I’m Claire – marketing consultant by day and makeup hoarder by night. I own more beauty products than I care to admit and can often be found loitering around the makeup section in Boots, adding to the collection.
That said, I am pretty laid back when it comes to my daily routine, which tends to involve a quick bit of skincare before a 5 minute makeup job and out the door I go…the quicker the better! For a night out, I spend a good bit longer and jazz myself up with contouring, lashes – the works!
When it comes to clothes, I’m pretty much the same as I am in the beauty department…split personality! Some days I want to be comfy and casual and other days, I go a bit fancy and dress up.
I am a dupe addict, and regularly invest in an expensive product only to go in search of a dupe right away…I have issues. But at least you can skip the splurge and benefit from my dupe bounty hunt!