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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Makeup | SEVENTEEN Mega Matte Lipstick Review


Being the huge matte lipstick fan I am, I was so happy to receive some of the 'Mega Matte' lipsticks from SEVENTEEN, especially as they only launched at the beginning of the month, and I have to say, I am already a little bit in love with them. I recently wrote about the SEVENTEEN Bloggers Network event that I attended, and it was at this event that I first heard all of the hype about these lipsticks and how amazing they were. Never one to just take someone's word for it, I knew I had to try them and see how they compared to some of my other favourite matte finish lip products (my favourites being Mac matte lipsticks and NYX matte lip creams) and was lucky enough to get my hands on six of the twelve shades available in the range.  

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Skincare | St Tropez Luxe Facial Oil Review


For a pale skinned girl like me, fake tanning is important. Now I'm not talking about the really fake look (no one likes to be orange, right?) I'm talking about a healthy glow to take the starkness off how white I really am. Over the years, I've dabbled with many brands- high street to high end and everything in between- and when it comes to my body, I've definitely found what products work best for me, but I must admit my face often feels a little neglected, and ends up a few shades paler than the rest of me. I used to think that facial tanners were a bit of a gimmick- a ploy from the brands to get us to spend double the money on two products that will effectively do the same thing, and used to just pile on foundation that was a few shades darker than my natural skin to match my face to my body, or just use the same product I'd used on my body, on my face. Now I'm older, and skincare has become such and important part of my routine (not to mention the fact that these days I'm trying to wear less makeup) the 'slap on the dark foundation' trick will no longer cut it, nor will using my body tan on my face. I want a product that's going to be kinder to the skin on my face and not block my pores, and one that will also give me a slightly more natural glow than I want on my body. 

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Makeup | SEVENTEEN Blogger Network Event


Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the first ever SEVENTEEN blogger network event in London, so today I thought I would share with you a little round up of the evening. The Boot's makeup brand has been around since the 60's, and over the years has transformed from a brand that was solely aimed at teenagers, to a slick, on trend one that rivals it's competitors on the market. Since it's most recent re launch and makeover, SEVENTEEN now offers sophisticated packaging, amazing dupes and on trend products (they got straight on the contouring bandwagon, FYI) and all at super affordable prices. So of course I jumped at the chance to attend, and to learn a bit more about their products. 

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Beauty | August GlossyBox Review


This month marks the five year anniversary of GLOSSYBOX, the original beauty subscription box, so I knew that what was going to land on my doorstep in the form of August's edition would be extra special. The first surprise was that the usual pink and black box has been given a little makeover by the wonderful British brand Rae Feather, and is channeling preppy vibes with it's pink and grey combo and 'GB' logo. As always, August's box contains a handful of lovely treats, including two full size products, and in total is worth over £50- not bad for a £10 monthly subscription. Plus the great thing about GLOSSYBOX is that you can sign up for 3 month, 6 month, and yearly subscriptions, and the longer you sign up for, the cheaper your box becomes.
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Monday, 1 August 2016

Fragrance | Quite possibly the best perfume dupes...ever


Us ladies all love a good fragrance, and like me, I'm sure most of your have at least one everyday 'signature scent' as well as many more heavier fragrances that you class as 'nighttime' or 'going out' scents. I am guilty of owning quite a few, but always tend to revert back to 2 or 3 of my ultimate favourites. Perfume is something I always put on Christmas and birthday lists- unless I've purchased it in duty free as a 'pre holiday' treat, I always feel quite guilty about buying it for myself as it's so expensive, so I have been known to look for a dupe- particularly for my everyday perfume which tends to run out so quickly.

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