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February Favourites featuring Too Faced, Charlotte Tilbury, Dermalogica & more!

It's monthly favourites time again and I only have 6 favourites to share with you. I found that these were the products I reached for the most over the past 4 weeks (although I only have one of them about 10 days, but I am smitten already!).

GIVEAWAY: MAC Brave Lipstick & Soar Lip Pencil

It's giveaway time again on Beautylymin! Given how popular MAC Brave lipstick & Soar Lip Pencil are, I thought they might be a good prize for one of my lovely readers. These products were bought by me using my own cash. There is no alternative available as I have already bought them.

Here are the rules:

1. You must follow me on bloglovin here.

2. You must follow me on twitter here.

3. You must leave a comment with your bloglovin & twitter usernames & tell me your favourite MAC lipstick. 

4. Please tweet the giveaway link.

5. For bonus entries, please comment on any other blog post of mine.

6. For 5 bonus entries, please follow me on instagram here & leave your username below.

Steps 1-3 are mandatory. If you don't complete these steps, your entry will be void.

The giveaway is open internationally.

It will end on March 27th.

If you are under 18, you will need your parents' permission to enter as you will have to disclose your address to me if you are the winner.

The winner will be chosen using random.org & posted both here & on twitter.

The winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email, if they don't respond in that time frame, another winner will be chosen.

Best of luck!

Thanks for reading.

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My top 5 bronzers feauring Chanel, Benefit, theBalm, Bobbi Brown and Nars

I've been a fan of bronzers for a long, long time because I love to have a bit of colour in my face & I regularly wear fake tan, but I also use them to contour when I can't be bothered to do the whole cream contour thing! Today, I am sharing my top 5 bronzers with you. They are in no particular order to be honest because I love them all.

Recent purchases #16 featuring Smashbox, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs & more!

Most of the products that I am sharing with you today were bought from Rose's Beauty Store. I know that some people think it is very expensive, but there is no tax added on at the checkout stage (like on Sephora.com) and no nasty customs charges on arrival. I think it's good for products that we can't get our hands on on this side of the Atlantic & shipping is very cheap - £3.50 per order and it took 9 days to get here from the date of shipping. Overall, I am very happy with the service! (I'm not being paid/sponsored/compensated for saying that. I paid for all of these things myself!)

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick #13 Pink In Paris

I bought this YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick a few months ago and kind of forgot about it until recently because it is more of a Spring/Summer shade & I have been wearing a lot of red/berry & dark nude lips over the Autumn/Winter.

Addicted to Blush Tag

I saw this tag on Kitsch Snitch's blog last week & thought it was right up my street because I am a true blush addict so decided to do it today! 

REVIEW: Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, if you have dry skin, you will love this!

I have a good number of foundations in my collection, which I previously shared here. This is not only because I am a foundation junkie, but also because my skin's needs change depending on how it is behaving - sometimes I feel I need some extra coverage & sometimes it just needs to be evened out. My skin is dry & sensitive & I favour a dewy look to my skin & always strive to achieve radiance. At the moment, I am loving Lancome Teint Miracle Bare Skin Perfection Foundation. If you have dry skin & want dewy skin and not to look caked in foundation, then you will love this foundation too & here is why: it totally lives up to its name. It really is a your skin, but better; much, much better ,foundation! It was a very brightening effect on the skin and on even the dullest skin days, I can rely on this to make me look more alive & well.

Empties & speedy reviews #8 featuring Tarte, Elemis, Therapie, Origins, Lush & more!

I find it so satisfying when my Ursula Celano dressing table tidy is full of empties! I used to have far too many unloved & unused products on my shelves/in my drawers so it feels great to actually finish so many products. Last year I promised myself that I had to start using products up or pass them on because the situation was getting ridiculous! Today, I have a mixture of body & skincare products along with some make-up & a fragrance.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Velvet Underground

I recently purchased two Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks and today am sharing my thoughts on the second one, which is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range. I was so tempted by the nudes, but thought I should choose a colour completely different from anything I already own, so decided on Velvet Underground, which is a beautiful, bright pink, but has that blue undertone that makes your teeth look whiter - result! Also, it has been on my wishlist for quite a while. This lipstick is very pigmented - literally one swipe & I am done! I find that it lasts about 6 hours on my lips before I need to re-apply and I'm pretty happy with that. It has a nice, creamy consistency and definitely does not feel drying at all, which I really like. I am really happy to have this lipstick in my collection & feel very 'done' with it on.

A dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita Palette

You might remember a couple of weeks ago when I reviewed my beloved Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette that I mentioned I had found a very similar budget palette that I wanted to share with you. It is not an exact dupe, but it's pretty damn close & for the many people who don't have £38 to spend on an eyeshadow quad (or just don't want to!), this might be just the product for you!

Dr. LeWinn's Renunail 3 step programme review

After my recent disaster with an awful base coat, which saw all of my nails break & chip, I decided that I needed to invest in a product to really help get my nails back on track and strengthen them again. I usually have every strong nails so to have them all short & broken was irritating me & I wanted a product that would work quickly. After doing some research, I decided on Dr LeWinn's Renunail Nail Strengthener and when I looked on Feel Unique, I found that they had the 3 step programme reduced in the sale to only £19.89 so I bought that to give my nails the Rolls Royce treatment!

Recent purchases #15 featuring Rimmel, Inglot, Essie & more!

I've bought a random few bit & bobs that I thought I would share with you today. First up is the Rimmel Glam 'Eyes HD 5 Colour Eye Shadow in Brixton Brown, which I think it pretty similar to Charlotte Tilbury's Dolce Vita Palette (comparison post coming soon). At £6.99, this is a bargain! Also from Rimmel, I bought their Finishing Touch 3D Plumping Top Coat. My Seche Vite top coat is running low & getting gloopy, so I thought I would give this a try for a change and at £4.49, it is hard to go wrong! Keeping in the nails theme, I also bought a new base coat because the one I have been using recently completely ruined my normally strong, healthy nails. I bought Essie's Grow Stronger Nails Base Coat, which I am hoping will help the nail situation. I will report back on this.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick: Lost Cherry

I'm having a bit of a Charlotte Tilbury love in at the moment. Any product that I have tried from the brand, I have loved and last week I decided it was high time I tried one of her lipsticks. There are so many to choose from that it was difficult to decide, but I finally decided on one from her Matte Revolution range & one from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range. Today, I am showing you Lost Cherry, which is a matte lipstick.

My favourite nude lip liners featuring MAC, Too Faced, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay & No. 7

I've always been a fan of a nude lip - in fact, it was really only last year that I started to wear bright colours on my lips. Prior to that, I was all about the nude & whilst I was tidying my make-up drawers recently, I realised that I have quite a few nude lip liners & I thought I would share them with you today.

Currently loving: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Tipsy blush

If, like me, you are a lover of coral blushes then this product will be right up your street! Tipsy is the only Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush that I own and although I have owned it for a while, I have only recently re-discovered it and am loving it again.

Some MAC purchases: Soar Lip Pencil & Desert Rose Blush

A few weeks ago, I told you that I finally succumbed and bought MAC Brave lipstick & Whirl Lip Pencil. Whilst Whirl works very well with the lipstick, I thought that Soar might just be the perfect match, but it was out of stock at the time of ordering. When I received an in stock notification, I jumped on it immediately because I knew if I didn't, it would inevitably be out of stock again for a few months all the while building my desire for it and I would be kicking myself. I am so glad that I bought it - it is not as brown toned as Whirl and because of that, it is the exact perfect match for Brave. it almost has a mauve undertone, which is quite subtle. It looks great on the lips on it's own or paired with Brave. I am so glad to have this in my collection!

Worst nail base coat EVER! Poshe Fast Drying Base Coat

I don't like being a Negative Nancy, but sometimes a product comes along that is just so bad, that you don't want other people to waste their hard-earned cash on it & today is one of those days. A little while ago, I needed a new base coat for my nails. I am not loyal to any particular brand in this area & had been using a sample bottle of the Ciate base coat that was in my 2013 Advent Calendar for ages so I just randomly chose one.

Two L'Occitane bath time favourites for winter!

For the past few weeks, my skin has been seriously loving this bath time combo from L'Occitane: Almond Shower Oil & Almond Delicious Paste, which is a body scrub. My skin was feeling pretty dry from the combination of central heating, hot baths and open fires so I knew I needed to up my game to get some moisture back into my scaly limbs! I re-purchased these products because they are definitely the best products for hydrating my skin & the combination of using both together now means that my skin is nice & soft & baby smooth again. I use the shower oil daily and the scrub 3 times a week, which is just right for this time of year.

Whittling down the wishlist #2: Charlotte Tilbury Purchases

Okay, I admit it - I am an eye shadow palette addict! I know that I didn't actually need to buy any more eye shadows, but I really, really wanted this palette & have done for so long now and last week, I was having a really crappy day so I decided that the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette would be the perfect thing to cheer me up and take my mind off my test results & scans. I have the Golden Goddess palette already & adore it and Dolce Vita was next on my list of must-have Charlotte Tilbury products and it has not disappointed.
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