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Empties & speedy reviews #2 featuring Elemis, Clinique, Xen Tan, This Works, Macadamia & more!



So it's empties time again! I am really on a mission this year to clear my shelves of products & use them up, so I've told myself that I can only buy products when I have used some others up! I always store my empties in this  Ursula Celano dressing table jar because it is just so bright & pretty!


I finished 3 small bottles of perfume this month (sob, sob!). The first is from Calvin Klein - a 30ml bottle of Euphoria. This is one of my favourite perfumes & I always like to have a bottle on the go. Luckily I have another larger bottle so I don't need to repurchase just yet. Next is Acqua Di Gioia - this is a beautiful, refreshing scent. It is quite minty & citrusy and I just love having this fragrance in summer. Also, from Armani I have Acqua Di Gio, which is similar but not quite as minty. It smells clean, if that makes sense & very uplifting! I don't have back-ups of either of these unfortunately, so will keep my eye out for any offers!

GIVEAWAY: LORAC Pro Palette

I declared my love for the LORAC Pro Palette a few days ago here & when I asked by cousin to buy the palettes in New York, I also asked requested an extra one for my first giveaway! I think that anybody who likes eyeshadow will just adore this palette. Entering is easy: you must follow me on bloglovin here & twitter here. I will be checking that you are following on both. It is open internationally & will run for 3 weeks, ending at midnight on September 11th. If you are under 18 years of age, please ask your parents' permission before entering as you will have to give your address if you win. I will announce the winner here & on twitter. The winner will be chosen using random.org. Best of luck!



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Foundation favourites featuring Armani, Lancome, Chanel, Nars, YSL & more!





In my quest to find my perfect foundation, I have gathered up quite the collection & I thought I would share my thoughts on them with you today! My skin is dry/dehydrated & I've never found one foundation that sits perfectly all of the time & gives that luminous glow I like. I don't like a matte finish & I like my skin to look dewy. So with that in mind, I have tried & tested many foundations!

REVIEW: Comparing hair oils featuring Kerastase, Percy & Reed, Moroccan Oil & Macadamia Natural Oil

I am a big fan of hair oils in a never-ending bid to hydrate & protect my hair. I currently have 5 in my collection, although I wouldn't repurchase all of them. I don't think it is necessary to own more than one, but I kept buying until I found "the one" & thought I would share my thoughts on the oils I own with you today.

I will start with the one that is probably most well known: Moroccan Oil. This is the original version - it also comes in a light version for fine hair. When I first used this, I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread! It helped my comb to just glide through my hair & reduced drying time - result! However, over time I found that it left a lot of build-up in my hair & I just felt that I couldn't get my hair to feel clean. I tried using a clarifying shampoo, but it really just took time & lots of washing for my hair to feel clean & non-greasy again. Having said that, this oil really gives my hair a beautiful shine & it is nice to use occasionally rather than after every wash. Maybe the light version would just suit my hair better.
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