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Monday, 30 November 2015

Instagram Round Up


Like probably everyone else on the planet, I am completely obsessed with Instagram. Of all the social media platforms I find it the most inspiring and positive, and today's post features my most recent Insta posts and the stories behind them. Here's what I have been up to for the past couple of weeks in the form of my Instagram pics...
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

November Favourites | Makeup & Beauty


I can't quite believe that it's the end of November already- where has the year gone?! With the festive season so close you can almost touch it, I thought I would do a round up of the products I am loving this month to give you all some inspiration for new additions to your festive makeup bag. With the exception of one Mac powder, everything is from the high street so certainly won't break the bank, and would also be perfect Christmas stocking additions. 
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Monday, 23 November 2015

H&M BEAUTY PICKS | REVIEW & SWATCHES


Since it landed in stores last month, I have been desperate to get my hands on the newly revamped H&M beauty range. The brand that previously offered 'OK' makeup that didn't particularly rival the rest of the high street, has now launched an all singing, all dancing, 700 piece range which has everything from foundations right through to makeup brushes and brow kits. Yep, H&M have upped their game in a big way! Alongside the 'core' makeup products, H&M is planning to do seasonal drops of limited edition palettes which I'm sure will be snapped up in an instant. With prices starting at £1.90, I had to see what all the fuss was about. 

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Top 5 | Mac Powder Blushers | Review & Swatches


Today's post is all about my favourite makeup item, blusher. I never feel that my makeup is completely ‘done’ until my cheeks are perfectly pink, and I always think that the face looks so much more flat without a sweep of pink on the apples of the cheeks- yep, it can turn the face from flat and dull to healthy and glowing with a quick sweep of a brush.  Mac are my favourite brand as I love the extensive range of colours and finishes they offer and they are so highly pigmented that a small bit goes a long way. At around £20 a pop, these are quite pricey so I would recommend the I heart makeup blushing hearts and the little round pots by Bourjois as a cheaper alternative. I've dedicated today's post to my top 5 Mac blushers which I rotate depending on my mood, how pale or tanned I am and what makeup look I am going for. 


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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Lipstick of the month | Kiko Milano | Review & Swatches


When it comes to my makeup, after foundation (I cannot go out without my second skin,) lipstick is by far my favourite item. My lips are naturally quite red, but without a slip of lipstick they look more 'meh' than 'wow.' Even when going for a natural everyday look, I feel that everyone looks just a little bit better with a bit of colour on their lips. Now I have always been a big fan of Mac lipsticks, with their matte finishes being my absolute fave, but then I discovered Kiko Milano. Offering all finishes from sheer and metallic, through to gloss, they've covered all bases, and each lipstick case is a work of art in itself!
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Friday, 13 November 2015

Best Cream Highlighters for Strobing


I previously posted about my absolute favourite powder products for highlighting (read all about Mac Pigment pots here) and now it's the turn of the best cream highlighting products. Creams often look more natural than powders as they blend into the face, whereas powders tend to just sit on the top. Saying that, I love both, and can't wait to share with you which 5 cream based highlighters I am loving right now! Read on to see which ones made the cut...

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Vuelio Blog Awards- Please Vote For Me!


Hello Lovelies! Last month I received the wonderful news that My So Kohl'd Life had been nominated for best newcomer at the Vuelio blog awards! To say I am honoured and excited is an understatement- I have only been blogging for 6 months and there is some amazing competition in the category. The ceremony takes place on Friday 27th November in London (I need to find an amazing outfit pronto!) and I believe you can vote up until the day of the awards. If you have enjoyed reading my blog over the past 6 months then I would love it if you would vote for me- simply click on the link below, scroll to the bottom and select 'My So Kohl'd Life' from the drop down list. It only takes 1 minute and would mean the absolute world! Thank you in advance!

Vote for My So Kohl'd Life here.

Love, Beth xxx  
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Mac Product You Didn't Know You Needed...Until Now...

If you know me and my blog well you will know I am a sucker for a multi-use product. Basically I like getting my money’s worth, so love a product that can be used for more than one thing, especially when it comes to more premium brands. Step forward Mac pigment. These little pots of highly concentrated colour are so versatile- they can be used on their own as an eyeshadow and the neutral colours in the range can be used to add a slight shimmer or highlight to the face and body, and can also be mixed in with foundation and body lotion for a more dramatic strobing look. 

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Handbag Essentials #2 | The Blotterazzi by Beauty Blender


In my second installment of the Handbag Essentials series, I'm talking about the handy little product that is The Blotterrazi. It only came into my life last month- I stumbled across it during a little spree in Sephora whilst I was on holiday and I can safely say it has become a handbag essential. Drawn in by the fact that it is made by THE beauty blender people (and I quite liked the catchy name) I couldn’t resist, and promptly took it to the till and handed over $20 (approximately £14.) Dubbed as an alternative to old fashioned blotting papers, at first I didn’t really get it- I mean how can a sponge help keep me shine free? The science behind it is that the sponge absorbs any excess oil on the skin, banishing shine, whilst keeping makeup intact. 
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