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Brand Focus #5: BECCA

I'm back after a brief and unplanned hiatus. I didn't get the news I hoped for last Thursday when I attended my Consultant appointment so I really just wasn't in the right frame of mind to blog, which meant that I decided to take a few days off and spend them with my family, which was a great distraction. Then I was ready to post on Tuesday but when I woke to the horrific news from Manchester, I felt it wasn't appropriate to post about beauty. I am lost for words & can't even imagine the pain of the people in Manchester but my thoughts are with everyone there.

Today's post is another brand focus and this time it's all about Becca, a brand that flew relatively under the radar until Jaclyn Hill began to rave about the highlighters and then went on to collaborate with them on the famous Champagne Pop. They are now synonymous with highlighted, dewy, glowing skin and although I don't have the largest collection, I wanted to share my thoughts on the brand with you today. As with all of my brand focus posts, this is not sponsored and, in this case, I bought all of the products myself.

My MAC lipstick collection with swatches

MAC, lipstick, Frost, Creme Cup, Sunny Seoul, Peach Blossom, Plumful, Syrup, Alessandra, Brave, Rebel, Angel, Costa Chic, Fast Play, Ruby Woo, Mehr, Velvet Teddy, Please Me,  Swatches
L-R: Peach Blossom, Creme Cup, Sunny Seoul, Brave, Rebel, Angel, Costa Chic, Ruby Woo, Fast Play, Plumful, Syrup, Alessandra, Mehr, Please Me, Velvet Teddy.

I don't have the biggest MAC lipstick collection compared to a lot of bloggers but it is the brand that I have the most lipsticks from in my collection so I thought I would share it with you today. MAC lipsticks have crept up in price over the years and are currently priced at £16.50/€20/US$17 and an eye-watering $36 in Australia so whilst they are more affordable than YSL or Charlotte Tilbury, they still aren't exactly budget-friendly. I tend to buy them in Duty Free where there's a €3 saving. MAC lipsticks come in a range of finishes - matte, retro matte, satin, lustre, glaze, cremesheen, amplified, frost and liptensity - so there really is something for all tastes. I have tried all except the liptensity but that needs to change!

REVIEW: YSL Beauty Brow Wardrobe

I've never really been too adventurous with my brow products, mainly relying on pencils to fill them in and just hope for the best! I'm definitely not proficient in creating the "instagram brow" but nor would I really want to be. I like some subtle definition as I find that anything too angular or dark is ageing on me but achieving the balance isn't always easy. I've never used particularly high end brow products so you can imagine my delight when YSL sent me their new Couture Beauty Brow Wardrobe. I've never had a brow "wardrobe" before so I had great fun playing with the products and I'm ready to share my thoughts with you today!

The glow setting spray edit featuring Pixi, Glamglow & more!

Setting sprays have been a regular feature in my daily makeup for years (MAC Fix+ or Urban Decay All Nighter Spray) because I have dry skin and until recently, I hadn't found any setting powders that didn't accentuate my dry skin and make me look 10 years older (that's now changed, thanks to Hourglass). More recently, I have seen the release of setting sprays that also add some glow to the skin and I am hooked! Today I am sharing my thoughts on four glow setting sprays that are currently in my collection and hopefully it will help you choose one if you are looking into adding one to your collection!

Summer fragrance wishlist featuring L'Occitane, Jo Malone & more!

Although I have a good number of perfumes, the change in season makes me want more and the sunny weather of the past week got me thinking about adding some new fragrances to my collection so I'm sharing my wishlist with you today and would love to hear your suggestions too!

I have been reading about L'Occitane Terre De Lumiére on blogs for the past few months and it sounds right up my street - both fresh and warm with notes of bergamot, lavender, almond and white musk amongst others. The bottle is also stunning and would look beautiful sitting on my dressing table. This is at the top of my wishlist!

Brand Focus #4: Hourglass

Time for another brand focus post and this time I am focusing on Hourglass - a high end, cruelty-free brand. They are probably most known for their blushes (that's what initially got me hooked) but this is not a one-trick pony brand. Apart from the stunning, luxurious packaging, Hourglass has a lot to offer. Read on for my thoughts!

A Sephora haul & first impressions featuring Peter Thomas Roth, Herbivore Botanicals, Kat Von D & more!

There haven't been many new releases in recent times that have tempted me enough to buy them and I'm tying to be more mindful with my spending because I have quite a large makeup collection already but when I received an email about the Sephora Spring sale, I couldn't resist buying a few bits! I have used everything so can give you initial thoughts on them too - some are instant loves! I will also tell you how I ordered from Sephora to Ireland in case anything catches your eye.

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY! SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, Review, Giveaway, Prize

I have a very exciting post today because not only am I sharing my thoughts on a luxury skincare item, I also have a second bottle of it to give away to one of my lovely readers! The people at Mizspa kindly contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying one of the luxury skincare products they sell - SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and also if I would like to run a giveaway here on my blog so, being the skincare lover that I am, I jumped at the chance!

The makeup staples featuring Nars, Marc Jacobs, Clarins, Charlotte Tilbury & more

No matter how many new products I buy, there are still some products that are my default, go-to makeup staples. Products that I grab without having to think too much if I'm in a hurry because I know that I love them and can depend on them. At this stage, I feel that even my husband could choose these if I asked him to throw some makeup in a bag and bring it to me if I wasn't at home because they are my overall most-reached for products. Everybody has makeup staples and today I am sharing mine with you.

Serums currently on heavy rotation featuring Dr Botanicals, Omorovicza, Mizon & more!

Just as the weather has started to warm up, which means I will be reaching for lighter bases, my skin has been playing up. I had a bad reaction to a moisturiser, which made me break out very badly and then my already quite sensitive skin, became very inflamed which I put down to a combination of my meds and also not eating as well as I could have over the Easter period. To combat these effects, I have upped my skincare game and each morning and evening, I examine my face before I apply anything so that I can assess exactly what my skin needs. I want my skin to look clear and to feel comfortable (a bit of radiance and refined pores wouldn't be asking for too much either!) and the five serums I am sharing today are the ones that I have been reaching for most often over the past few weeks. I must add that Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair is my go-to evening serum, especially at times when I am trying to repair my skin, but I haven't included it in this post because I have spoken about it so, so many times on the blog already but you can take it as a given because it is my all time favourite skincare product. I am always happy to spend a little more on serums, moreso than moisturiser, because they are more effective in making a difference to my skin due to the fact that they can penetrate more deeply than moisturisers.

Empties & speedy reviews #34 featuring Ren, Glamglow, Omorovicza, Oskia, This Works and more!

It's empties time again and over the past few weeks I have finished some of my favourite products. I'm really committed to finishing off products that have been open for a while and I'm delighted that my shelves are less heaving and my stash is becoming more streamlined. I have a mixture of skin, hair and body care products so let's get started!

Patisserie De Bain - The budget brand for lovers of sweet scented body products

On Wednesday I wrote about some beautiful citrus-scented products but I know that not everybody likes that kind of scent so today I am sharing some sweet-scented bath and body products with you from Patisserie De Bain and not only do they smell and look great, they are very budget-friendly too! They also donate 50p from each product sold to the Rays of Sunshine charity, which brightens the lives of seriously ill children.

Kickstart your day with Rituals Express Your Soul Limited Edition Shower Oil & Body Cream

When I was walking through Duty Free at Easter, the bright packaging of this Rituals Express Your Soul range caught my eye so I stopped to take a smell & was immediately entranced. It's funny how a scent can instantly transport you to another time and this product instinctively made me think of my Granda's garden because he always had Verbena flowering in the summer but also always had a lemon balm plant at his front door and he would give me some to put in my handbag from when I was around 5 right through to adulthood so that lemon scent is one that I love. If you like uplifting, citrus scents then this Express Your Soul range will be for you!

Review: Ben Nye Banana Powder

I think that (like most people), the first time I heard about Ben Nye Banana Powder was when Kim Kardashian's makeup artist mentioned it as one of the main products he used when doing her makeup and it pretty much sold out instantly. At the time, it wasn't very easy to get hold of this side of the Atlantic and whilst it still isn't widely available, thanks to Precious About Makeup, we can now order online. It has been recently repackaged and I was kindly sent a tub to test.

Two foundations that deserve more hype: Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation & Givenchy Teint Couture Blurring Foundation Balm

Although I have around 15 foundations (far too many!) in my current makeup stash, there are two that I am currently obsessed with and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today because neither gets the hype they deserve.

Luxury skincare at great prices with Fragrance Direct

When you hear the name Fragrance Direct, you think perfume/aftershave but maybe not necessarily skincare or other beauty items, but you should! I was really pleasantly surprised when I saw that they stock luxury skin and beauty brands such as Elemis, Murad, Clinique, Decleor, Nars, Clarins, Alterna and more. All products are 100% genuine and they offer free UK delivery on orders over £20 or free International delivery on orders over £75 but if you don't want to spend that much, their delivery charges start at £4.99. I had a good browse of the site and most prices are the equivalent to those in Duty Free, with some brands being reduced by up to 60%!!

The Best of Skincare Tag

I rarely do tag posts but I was tagged by my lovely friend (and skincare guru), Anne from Linda Libra Loca (check out her blog here and video here) to do this best of skincare tag and I couldn't resist because skincare is my "thing" (or jam, as Anne said!).

Get Spring ready with new season fashion & beauty picks from Debenhams!

Good morning! I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather that we are currently having? With this change of weather in mind, today I am bringing you my new season fashion & beauty picks, all of which are currently available in Debenhams. Spring sees us shed the cosy jumpers, coats, heavy foundation and dark lips that we've worn in favour of lighter everything - fabrics, skincare and base products! 

The bad skin day makeup edit: dull, inflamed or spotty skin

No matter how well we take care of our skin, we all have bad skin days - sometimes due to lack of sleep, over-indulgence, illness, medication, reaction to products - the list goes on! Today I want to share my favourite products to use on my skin to combat dull, inflamed or spotty skin. I'm focusing solely on makeup rather than skincare because this is for quick fix solutions and I'm only talking about base products - no blushes or highlighters.

One sweep eyeshadow favourites featuring MAC & By Terry

MAC, By Terry, Eyeshadow, Bronze, Satin Taupe, Cork, Club, Soba, Patina, Sable, Woodwinked, Mulch, Tempting, Bronze Moon, Misty Rock,

We all know that I'm an eyeshadow addict but there are days when blending 3 eyeshadows just seems like too much hard work and too time consuming - that's where one sweep shadows come in handy. Today I am sharing my favourite one sweep shadows with you - most of them are MAC shadows but there are also two shadow sticks, which are the ultimate for lazy eye days.

Brand Focus #3: Oskia

This month's brand focus features only five products, which is a lot less than I usually review when doing a brand focus but, as with all of my other posts, it's all about honesty and I only own five products from the brand, which this month is Oskia. That being said, some of these have been repurchased on several occasions so my love for them is real and I think I can still give you an insight to what this brand is about from these products. As with my other Brand Focus posts, this is not sponsored.

The coral/peach blush edit featuring Nars, Urban Decay, Benefit, MAC, Hourglass & more!

I'm the kind of person who knows what she likes, has a type and (I like to think) knows what suits her. I also, clearly, have an obsession or addiction some people might like to call it! I think the photo above speaks volumes in that regard! Today I want to show you my favourite peachy/coral blushes and enable you if you also have a weakness for them!

Recent additions to my skincare routine that I have been loving featuring Pixi, Pestle & Mortar, Peter Thomas Roth & more!

Over the last 6-8 weeks, I have added some really fantastic products to my skincare collection and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today. You know that skincare is my "thing" and although I am committed to finishing lots of almost empty products (see my empties posts here), I couldn't resist adding some new products to my collection!

Spring eye, cheek, lip and nail picks featuring Too Faced, Essie, Charlotte Tilbury & more!

Now that Spring has finally arrived, I have rotated some of my makeup and put my most Spring-appropriate products in the top drawers of my Muji storage. Today I want to share the eye, cheek, lip and nail products that I will be getting most use out of over the coming months. I tend to go lighter with my base and introduce more pinks for Spring.

Daughter of the Soil Body Butter - luxury, cruelty free beauty with a purpose

One of the perks of writing a beauty blog is that brands get in touch to let us know about their latest releases and offer samples. I would say that I refuse as many, if not more, samples than I accept because I only like to feature products that I would spend my own money on to keep the authenticity of my blog and I always make sure to take the time to read through the information thoroughly before accepting a product. Sometimes the press releases are exciting, sometimes there is nothing new or innovative about the product but every so often, a product will come along that grabs my attention and this is one of those products and the brand story is one that I think all of you will love. Let me introduce you to Daughter of the Soil

10 high end products worth the hype/splurge featuring Marc Jacobs, YSL, Hourglass & more!

High end beauty worth the splurge Hourglass, YSL, Natasha Denona, Hourglass, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Armani, Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Tilbury

It's no secret that I'm a lover of high end beauty products  - it's an accessible way to add some luxury to your life if you don't have €1k + to drop on designer handbags or shoes. Similarly, not everybody wants to spend €50 on a makeup product but for those times when you feel like treating yourself or somebody wants to buy you a luxury makeup gift, it is handy to know what it worth splurging on. Today, I am sharing the 10 products that I believe are worth the splurge.

REVIEW: Anastasia Beverly Hills X Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit & an affordable alternative!

I have a bit of a grá, as we say in Ireland, for Anastasia Beverly Hills products - meaning I have a soft spot for them. The eyeshadows are in my top 3 in terms of formula and pigmentation, I also love the brow products and lip glosses. The liquid lipsticks are hit & miss (I hated Pure Hollywood but really like Allison so am unsure if the formula has changed?) but they make great highlighters. I bought So Hollywood from their initial range of highlighters and then received one of their Glow Kits in That Glow for my birthday last year, which I recently followed up with Sun Dipped when it was re-released. When I saw that this Nicole Guerriero palette was being released, I was in two minds about whether I was going to buy it because I already own so many highlighters and I am actually trying to be more mindful with my spending this year but then I kept seeing beautiful images of it everywhere and it was haunting me - the fact that it is limited edition sent me over the edge and made me buy it! Spoiler alert - I have no regrets but I also have an alternative palette to show you that isn't limited edition, is less expensive, is of the same quality and is easier to get hold of. I'm not saying that it's a dupe because that is a very controversial topic these days, plus the other palette was released long before this Anastasia/Nicole one and it isn't exactly the same but it is an alternative.

Spoil your Mum this Sunday with my last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide with Debenhams

I know that, like Valentine's Day, not everybody is a fan of Mother's Day and whilst I absolutely agree that we should make our loved ones feel special every day, I think that it is nice to really mark the day by making a fuss of your mother so she feels extra special. If you have left your Mother's Day shopping until the last minute, fear not because you still have time to shop for your mother, mother-in-law, stepmum or other half, if you are one of my male readers, and today I have teamed up with Debenhams to bring you a last minute gift guide for Mother's Day this Sunday. If you have a store near you, you can avail of Debenhams free next day Click & Collect service or next day delivery service if you don't live near a store. I have a variety of gift ideas for you here today to spoil your Mum with, ranging from skincare to fragrance (some of which have £10 off) to homeware and accessories, so there is bound to be something to catch your eye and they all have clickable links to make ordering even faster. Let's get started!

The new eyeshadow brushes in my collection featuring Sigma, Callanberry and Nima

I haven't been happy with my eye brushes for a long time - I owned around 20 but some had seen better days and others I just never used, so I kept 3 and binned the others! I kept a MAC 239, MAC 217 and a Sigma pencil brush. Obviously, unless I want to wash my brushes on a daily basis, these 3 brushes were not going to be enough for me so I decided to order some more but instead of going for the obvious MAC or Real Techniques, I decided to treat myself to some others I had wanted for a while.

I loved the sample so much, I bought the full size featuring Hourglass, Charlotte Tilbury and Alpha-H

We've all been there - bought products that disappointed and then wondered why we had wasted our money and what we would do with them because, unlike in the U.S. we can't return opened products here in Ireland. This is why I love deluxe samples of products - I can make an informed decision/purchase or just disregard a product that didn't live up to the hype. The three products featured here today were purchases made as a result of loving a deluxe sample and I am delighted to now have the full size in my life.

Empties & speedy reviews #33 featuring Omorovicza, Korres, Stila, Origins, Armani & more

I'm back with another empties post and, as usual, I have a lot of skincare products! I am really focused on using up lots of products that have been open for a while before opening new ones and I'm happy with my progress, which is pretty evident from the photo above!

Happy St Patrick's Day! 5 Irish brands you need to try featuring Bellamianta, Pestle & Mortar, SoSu & more!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To mark the day, I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to introduce you to some Irish brands that everybody should know about because, basically, they rock! My stats show me that I actually have more readers in the U.K. and the U.S. than in Ireland so I am hoping that you will be excited to hear about these brands and products.

Currently loving #2 featuring Dermalogica, Oskia & more!

As you may have noticed, I am no longer doing monthly favourites posts because I just basically began to find the whole format a little boring. Instead, I am posting some favourites as and when I feel like I want to include them on the blog because it feels more natural to me, and today is one of those days!

My going 'out' out rituals!

I was recently contacted by a company representing Chill.ie and asked if I prefer to stay in or go out during the colder months and whilst the obvious answer to me was stay in, it got me thinking about what I like to do when I go 'out' out - not just out to dinner or the cinema or even the local for a few drinks - I mean 'out' out! Those nights when memories are made (albeit hazy memories sometimes!).

Mother's Day Gift Guide for all budgets featuring Korres, Estée Lauder, Liz Earle & more!

Mother's Day is fast approaching here in Ireland and the U.K. (March 26th in case you didn't know!), so I thought that I would compile a gift guide for the beauty loving mothers out there! I know that my mother loves to take care of her skin but being an Irish Mammy, she will easily spend a fortune on her children and grandchildren, but is more hesitant when it comes to spending money on herself so I like to spoil her when I get the chance and Mother's Day is the ideal opportunity.

The A-Z of my favourite beauty products

Favourites, Anastasia Beverly Hills, BECCA, clarins, dermalogica, Estée Lauder, GLAMGLOW, Hourglass, Jo Malone, Kerastase, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Natasha Denona, Omorovicza, Pixi, Oskia, stila, Urban Decay, Xen Tan,

I saw a similar post on From Roses a few months back and it got me thinking that whilst I often say that I must have an eyeshadow in every colour under the sun, I must also have a product for every letter in the alphabet so today I have complied my favourites for each letter (some brands, some specific products) and I would love to hear what your favourites are too!

My Spring fragrance picks featuring Jo Malone, Sarah Jessica Parker & Chloé

Despite the rain (lots of it!) and chilly temperatures, there is a definite touch of Spring in the air and a very welcome stretch in the evenings. This has got me thinking that it is time to pack away some of my winter woolies, burgundy and berry lip colours and nail polishes and strong, musky perfumes and begin replacing them with pastels (in terms of clothes), pinks (in terms of lip and nail products) and lighter, fresher scents. Today, I want to share the perfumes that I will be reaching for most often over the coming months.

Brand Focus #2: Natasha Denona

Following on from last month's first brand focus post, I thought that I would choose a makeup brand for my next post to switch it up a little. I lusted after Natasha Denona products for months before Beauty Bay began to stock them and as soon as I tried the first eyeshadow palette, I knew that it was a brand that I wanted to explore more. I don't have the largest collection but have tried enough products to give you an overview of the brand. The packaging is quite simple - I like that it is white, rather than black or gold like a lot of high end brands, although the eyeshadow packaging could do with being a bit sturdier. 

Five fab overnight skincare treatments you need in your life featuring Pestle & Mortar, Dr Botanicals & more!

My night time skincare routine is one of my favourite parts of my day - sad as that may sound, it's true! I love the ritual of a double cleanse and then depending on what my skin needs on that particular day, I will follow up with a number of different products. Today I want to share some of my current favourite overnight skin treatments - I don't wear them all at the same time but sometimes do like to layer them to up the ante. 

Five products that didn't live up to the hype for me

Hyped up products are tricky ones because expectations are high and it is easy to get carried away with "the next best thing". After some disappointments, I try not to jump on the hype bandwagon and purchase products as soon as they are released. My cynical head says that some products are hyped because the brand behind them has a large marketing budget and know how to cause a stir but, of course, there are some products that deserve the hype around them because they are genuiely amazing products. Before I get into this post, which I know may be a little divisive, I want to remind you that beauty is subjective - what works for me, may not work for you and vice versa.  Also, I am not saying that these are bad products - it's more  a case of them just not living up to the hype for me. Some of them I will still use, they just aren't my favourites and others I will pass on to others who might enjoy them more than I do.

Hair styling game changer: Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry

Kérastase is one of my favourite haircare brands and has been for years. I have used a number of their shampoos, conditioners, heat protectors and oils and there have only been a few products that didn't hugely impress me so I had high expectations for their latest styling release: Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry. This is not just a heat protectant, but is also a styling product that promises to retain the style/shape for a number of days after use. Because I only wash my hair twice weekly, I was intrigued by this claim and also hopeful. So does it live up to its claims? Well, I guess the title of this post gives it away but keep reading for my full thoughts!

My favourite all matte eyeshadow palettes featuring Viseart, Kat Von D & more!

Whilst I love a good shimmer eyeshadow, on a day to day basis it's matte shadows that I use most frequently. I find that I can achieved a polished look more quickly with mattes, although this was not always the case as I used to find that matte shadows were chalky/powdery and stiff. Fortunately, formulas have changed over the last few years and now mattes can be as buttery soft and easy to work with as shimmers and satins. Today I am sharing my favourite all matte palettes - I have some really beautiful mattes in other palettes that also contain shimmers and satins but the four palettes here today are all matte so if you are on the hunt for the perfect palette, I hope that you will find something here.

Rediscoveries #3 featuring Too Faced, Smashbox & more!

I've been shopping my stash a bit more recently because I honestly have so many beautiful makeup products that are being neglected. I want to try to actually use more of the products that I have already bought rather than just constantly adding more products to my collection. Today I want to share the old products that have made their way into my top drawers in recent weeks.

Empties & Speedy Reviews #32 featuring Korres, Glamglow, Mario Badescu & more!

Another month, another empties post! I actually don't have as big a pile as normal but I have really focused on finishing products that have been hanging around for a while, which is something I will continue to do as my skincare cabinet is fit to burst! I have quite a few products that have around 1/3 left in them so I am going to prioritise using those first and I am being quite strict on not purchasing a product if I have a similar one open. On to this month's empties & speedy reviews!

Cleansing Oils currently on rotation featuring Dermalogica, Nude & Tatcha

I love taking my makeup off almost as much as I love applying it (actually maybe a bit more!) and I always double cleanse in the evenings to be sure that every scrap of foundation/blush etc has been removed from my face. Sometimes I will use a micellar water for my first cleanse but I often find them to be a little too drying on my skin so instead I alternate them with a cleansing oil and today I want to share my thoughts on the three that I currently have on rotation.

A nail polish for every budget featuring Benecos, Maybelline, Essie, Burberry & more!

I recently downsized my ridiculously large nail polish collection and in doing so, realised that it is one of the few parts of my whole beauty collection that I tend to favour budget/mid-price products rather than high end. Today I want to share my favourite nail polishes for all budgets with you and I would love to hear your favourites and also if you prefer budget or high end brands.

Why I have a love/hate relationship with Xen-Tan Moroccan Ultra Tan

I don't know that I would quite describe myself as a tanorexic, but I do love a good tan and feel more like myself when I am tanned. I wear fake tan all year round and at this stage consider myself to be quite the fake tan aficionado because I have tried most brands (but Bellamianta and Loving Tan are still on my "to try" list!). One of my favourite tans is Xen-Tan Moroccan Tan because it applies very evenly, doesn't dry my skin out, gives a really golden tan and fades evenly. The only 'con' I can think of is that the tube is small at only 148ml and because I apply fake tan once a week, it really doesn't last very long. I have tried most of the other tans in the Xen Tan range and this one was always my favourite.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet No. 21 Primrose

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet No. 21 Primrose Liquid Lipstick

I'm not the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks because my lips are prone to being dry, plus I find that a lot of them look too flat. That being said, I have a few that I like (post here) and when I saw that Burberry were releasing a range of lip velvets, I decided that I'd take the plunge and order one. There are 14 shades available - nudes, pinks, berries and reds so I think there is something for everyone. I chose No. 21 Primrose, which is a beautiful mid-pink, although I really wanted 09 Fawn Rose but it was out of stock. I ordered directly from Burberry & received my order within 3/4 days with free delivery.

Brand focus #1: Omorovicza

I am starting a new brand focus series on the blog, which will feature some of my favourite brands and the obvious choice for me for the first post is Omorovicza. It is, without doubt, one of my favourite skincare brands because the products are so gentle yet very effective on my dry and sensitive skin. I have tried quite a few products from the brand - most I have bought myself (repurchased some several times) and some were sent to me but my opinion is always honest. This post isn't sponsored - I'm just genuinely in love with this brand and excited to start a new series on my blog! 

Korres Lavender Blossom and Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Korres shower gels in M&S!

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of Korres - I have tried their skincare (reviews here & here), their lip balms (review here) and a lot of their body products, which have featured in various empties posts. They are mid-range products, pricewise, but with high end results. Their body products come in a variety of fragrance combinations - my favourites being Basil Lemon (which I love to layer with Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin perfume as they work so well together) and Bergamot Pear, which I find works really well with Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia perfume. Their products add some luxury to my every day life without a hefty price tag, which can only be a good thing!
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