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My current most worn perfumes

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Literally not a day passes where I don't wear perfume - I really am a fragrance addict! Even on duvet days, I will still wear perfume because it always makes me feel better and perks me up. I was one of those kids that tried making perfume from rose petals and other flowers in the garden and I loved if my Mam let me have a spray of her perfume! I own over 30 bottles, which I know is ridiculously excessive but I always receive perfume for my birthday and Christmas and because I wear it daily, none go to waste as I finish a number of bottles every year.   Today I want to share the perfumes that I am reaching for most often at the moment. I finished two summer fragrances at the end of August and am not quite at the rich Winter fragrance stage yet so these are perfect for in between seasons - who am I kidding, they're gorgeous no matter what time of year it is! 

Natasha Denona Mini Lila and Mini Star Palettes - as good as the larger palettes?

Natasha Denona Mini Lila Palette Review, Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette Review,

I have raved about Natasha Denona products several times on the blog and, without doubt, my favourite products within the range are her eyeshadows - I now own 10 of her palettes (more than any other brand within my collection), but I know that her palettes are prohibitively expensive so I was delighted when she began to release mini palettes earlier this year because they are priced at $25. Natasha Denona eyeshadow formula is matched only by Pat McGrath in terms of pigmentation, ease of application, wear time and texture - the term 'buttery soft' was invented for her shadows.

Want a honeymoon glow? Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Review

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Review

People talk about a bridal glow and honeymoon glow but I can tell you that I certainly wasn't glowing on my honeymoon! We went to Italy for just over 3 weeks and I had a full relapse in my health a few days in so we had to cancel and leave after around a week when it was obvious that it wasn't just a blip, so to say that I was far from glowing is an understatement! Maybe if I'd had Farmacy Honeymoon Glow in my collection at that time, I would have at least looked well even if I didn't feel it!

Too Faced Gingerbread Palette Review & Swatches

Too Faced Gingerbread Palette Review and Swatches

All of the Christmas releases are hitting our shelves and this year I am really trying to resist buying very many makeup sets but I will probably indulge in a few skincare ones. The exception to this is Too Faced Gingerbread Palette because a) I love the formula of Too Faced shadows and b) the shade selection screamed my name (well apart from the pale pink!). As soon as I saw it on Debenhams a few weeks ago, I snapped it up because I knew it would be a sell out! (Currently available from Cult Beauty) I've been using it for a few weeks and want to share my thoughts on it with you today! 

World Duty Free Exclusive: Eve Lom Cleanser Duo Set

World Duty Free Eve Lom Travel Exclusive Cleanser Duo

You know I love a good deal and there are always bargains to be had in World Duty Free but I particularly love their travel exclusives and I want to share a particularly good one with you today. As always, I want to remind you that even if you aren't flying yourself, you can take advantage of the good deals to be had if you know somebody who is flying because you can use the Reserve & Collect option whereby you add products to your basket and give flight details and then your shopping is ready to be collected on the day that you fly. With discounts of up to 20% compared to the high street, it's hard to resist a bit of Duty Free shopping!

Five favourites from theBalm - the brand that deserves more hype!

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Following on from this post where I featured five favourites from Stila, which is a brand that I think deserves more hype, today I'm talking about theBalm. I just don't know why this brand is so underrated because the prices are reasonable and the quality of the products is top notch. We're talking buttery soft eyeshadows, hydrating liquid lipsticks and smudgeproof liquid liner! I love the retro print on the packaging and although it's cardboard around the blush, bronzer and eyeshadows, the products are well protected. It was very difficult to narrow it down to my top five products from the brand because I love so many but these are the products I use most often and think everyone should try.

Liquid lipsticks for dry lips featuring Pixi, Huda and more!

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Have I ever mentioned that I have dry skin/hair/body/lips? No, didn't think so! I hope you can sense my sarcasm because I feel that I must mention in in at least 90% of my posts! Because of this, liquid lipsticks are something that I could never really get fully on board with as when they first became popular, they were very drying due to how long-lasting they were. Formulas have improved since then and there some brands that I actually find pretty comfortable, which I'm sharing with you today.

Five face masks that give instant or overnight results

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With most skincare products, results can only be seen with consistent use over a number of weeks/months but I find that face masks can give instant results. Undoubtedly, the results are improved over time but I find that there are some face masks that I can depend on for a 'quick fix' if my skin is looking dull/congested/dehydrated and I want to share them with you today!

The best Alpha-H products for sensitive skin! Cult Beauty Brand Of The Month

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When Alpha-H Liquid Gold hit our shores, everyone went crazy for it and with good reason - it gives overnight results, but lots of people hear the word 'acid' and their toes curl, especially those with sensitive skin. I have dry, reactive/sensitive skin and I have been using Alpha-H products for a few years without any problems or reactions so I thought I'd share my top picks with you today. Alpha-H is Cult Beauty's Brand Of The Month for October, which means that there is free international shipping on all products until the 31st so if anything catches your eye, now is the time to order!

Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes Palette - review & swatches

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There have been lots of new releases from Charlotte Tilbury recently and while I love the Magic Concealer and Powder (apart from the smell!), I skipped the Pillow Talk eyehadow quad and planned on skipping the Stars In Your Eyes Palette but then my husband kindly surprised me with it! Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow quads are priced at £39 and this large 12 shadow palette is priced at £60, so in terms of Charlotte Tilbury makeup, it's good value but £60 is still a lot of money. The reason I was going to skip this palette because I personally prefer other eyeshadow formulas to Charlotte Tilbury's - Too Faced and Anastasia Beverly Hills, for example. Having said that, I was delighted to receive it as a gift! So is it worth the hype?

My current high end favourites

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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of high end beauty products - don't get me wrong, there are some cracking budget beauty products on the market but I have a real soft spot for luxury beauty. These are my current most used and loved high end beauty products.

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar Review & Contents

L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar Review

Following on from last week's post on the Feel Unique Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar, I'm back with another one! This time, I'm talking about the L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, which I am lucky enough to have for the second year in a row! This calendar has a value of £85/€99 but it retails at £49/€59, which is good value and the product sizes are generous - there are no 'one use' products in here!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette Review

Did I need it? No! What can I say? I'm weak when it comes to Hourglass palettes! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palette is the 4th palette of this type that Hourglass have released but confusingly, there is an Ambient Lighting Edit 4 coming in the next few weeks. The reason that I chose to buy the Unlocked Palette rather than wait for the Ambient Lighting Edit 4 is that all six shades in the Unlocked Palette are new. 

The Feel Unique Little Beauty Parcel Advent Calendar is here!

Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2018 Review

It's so true that the years go by much more quickly as you get older - I actually cannot believe that it's October next week and that Christmas has started to come into our thoughts! I'm a huge fan of all things Christmas and love getting organised early so I'm delighted to be bringing my first festive post to you today! Don't worry, I won't be doing gift guides until closer to the big day but Advent Calendars tend to sell out quite quickly so I wanted to give you all of the details of the Feel Unique offering today: The Little Beauty Parcel - 24 Day Beauty Calendar. The contents are worth £250 so it's a steal at £75!

The Feel Unique Skincare Event - discounts of up to 33% available!

Feel Unique Skincare Event

If you read my post on 'How To Buy Luxury Skincare For Less' then you will know that I buy the majority of my skincare products in sales or when discounts are available. I also like to share discounts with you when I find them so I had to tell you about the Feel Unique Skincare Event because there are discounts of up to 33% available! Brands included in the event are Gatineau, Murad, La Roche Posay and more.

Four treats for four budgets

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It's that time of the month again when payday is approaching so I wanted to share four products for four budgets that I personally love and think you will too. It's nice to treat yourself but you don't have to spend a lot as this post shows with products ranging from under £10 so there should be something for all budgets.

Sleep in a bottle? L'Occitane Overnight Reset Serum

L'Occitane Overnight Reset Serum Review

Sleep is something that really makes a noticeable difference to my skin but it's something that most people don't get enough of. If I have a few late nights or restless nights/broken sleep etc, it always shows in my skin so if a product claims to mimic the effect of a good night's sleep, I need it in my life! When I heard about L'Occitane Overnight Reset Serum, I was instantly intrigued.

GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW: Introducing Ecooking - the Danish skincare brand that is new to the UK and Ireland

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Ecooking is a brand that you will probably have seen popping up on social media over the past month or so and that's because it's new to our shores! Ecooking is a Danish brand that is relatively new - it was founded in 2015 in the kitchen of Tina Søgaard whose skin had been suffering and not responding to any of her usual skincare favourites - because of this, she decided to make her own products. It is an all natural and mostly vegan brand (the exception is the beeswax used in the lip balms and multi-balm), the packaging looks quite industrial but it's recyclable and the ingredients are listed on the outside of each product.  The brand has grown very quickly in its home country of Denmark and is set to be released in 20 countries worldwide before the end of 2018. There are 40 products available and I was kindly sent a selection to try and I want to share my thoughts with you today and at the end, I have a giveaway where you can win all of the products mentioned!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Liquid Concealer VS The Retoucher

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Concealer VS The Retoucher

A couple of months ago when Too Faced released a second concealer, I did a comparison post (here) so when I bought Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer, it occurred to me that I should do a similar post because most people will purchase one, but not both concealers. Because Charlotte Tilbury is Cult Beauty's September's Brand Of The Month, there is free worldwide shipping on all products so I thought it was a good time to do this post!

A sparkling, feminine scent: Emporio Armani Because It's You

Emporio Armani Because It's You Review and discount

I wear perfume on a daily basis - even if it's a pyjama day because it always makes me feel better when I smell nice! One of my favourite fragrance brands is  (and always has been) Armani - who remembers City Glam? Because It's You was released last year and it's still one of my most worn perfumes so I wanted to review it today and let you know that Superdrug currently have £10 off the 50ml bottle at the moment in case you feel like treating yourself or a loved one! 

Charlotte Tilbury skincare review - Cult Beauty's Brand of The Month

Charlotte Tilbury skincare review

I think we've established at this stage that I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury makeup (posts here, here and here for example) but I rarely talk about her skincare products. Because Charlotte Tilbury is Cult Beauty's Brand Of The Month for September, which means there is free international shipping on all orders, I thought it was the perfect time to discuss her skincare range.

Morphe is back on Cult Beauty!

Morphe Dare To Create Eye Artistry Palette Review

For some reason, Morphe is a brand that I had never tried until recently.  Morphe's aim is to produce professional standard products at affordable prices and with products starting at £3.50, they are certainly affordable. Because the brand is back on Cult Beauty, they kindly sent me a selection of products to try - brushes and makeup, and I want to share my thoughts on everything with you today. 

10 current loves featuring Ecooking, Charlotte Tilbury, Erborian and more!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Concealer review

I have a selection of products that I've been reaching for pretty much non-stop over the past month or so (in some cases, all summer long) that I want to share with you today! It's a mixture of skincare, makeup and fragrance.

Add some subtle glow to your makeup routine with Erborian

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Erborian is one of those brands that I like more with every product I try. It started with the Bamboo Glow Dewy Effect Cream, which I used over the summer (and wrote about here). I find that glowing skin looks more youthful and whilst I try to achieve it through my skincare, sometimes it needs a little help and that's where these two Erbrorian products come into play.

Clarins Autumn makeup launches and the softest brush you will ever find!

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Following on from Friday's Autumn makeup post, I want to share some of the Clarins Autumn Make-Up Collection with you today. It's quite a small collection and the theme is Joli Rouge & Black, which entails a dark smokey eye and bright coloured lip, but not just any old bright lip, a subtle ombré lip. Clarins also recently released a range of brushes and I was kindly sent one to try, which I can honestly say is the softest brush I have ever used and the bonus is that it is completely cruelty free!

The products that have me *almost* excited for Autumn!

Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of September? In some ways the summer has flown by but in others, it feels like we really had a long summer as the good weather pretty much started in May. Regardless, we can't stop the hands of time and with Autumn almost upon us, I have been thinking about the products that I want to put into rotation over the coming months (not too soon though because I go on holiday next weekend!). I have a selection of nails and makeup and when I look at these colours, I am *almost* excited for the change in season!

Ethereal skin with Becca Be A Light Palette

Becca Be A Light Palette Review

For my birthday, my lovely friends Dagmara, Leanne and Dorota gave me the Becca Be A Light Face Palette. Those ladies know me so well - they knew that this palette would be right up my street! Anything that promises to blur pores and enhance the complexion will always grab my attention and I had wanted this palette for a while so was thrilled to receive it! Becca is a brand that most people associate with highlighters but this palette shows that the buttery soft formula extends beyond one product.

New mascaras in my collection that give volume, curl and length

By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Review, Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes 2 Mascara Review, Clarins Supra Volume Mascara Review, Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara Review

I love a dramatic look to my lashes but I have tricky eyes - oily lids, watery eyes and quite sensitive eyes so it's very important that I bin mascaras after around 4/5 months, even if there is plenty of product left in them because of risk of infection (I didn't always stick to this rule and my eye lids would swell, which resulted in my brothers calling me the beast from Beauty & The Beast!) . Because of that I always have a stash of mascaras on the go and I want to share my thoughts on my most recent additions with you today.

A hit and a (semi) miss from Natasha Denona: Review & Swatches of Camel eyeshadow palette and Sculpt & Glow Face Palette

Natasha Denona Camel Palette Review & Swatches, Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow Review

When I saw the preview of Natasha Denona's Camel Palette, I couldn't resist ordering! I love everything about her eyeshadows - the pigmentation, texture, blendability and wear time. The shade selection also really appealed as they looked pretty much like my everyday colours.

My updated Charlotte Tilbury lipstick collection with swatches

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Hands up if you're a member of #charlottetilburyaddictsanonymous?  I am but I guess it isn't very anonymous given that I'm sharing my lipstick collection with you today! This idea really only came to me when I bought a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick holder during her summer sale and realised that I should have bought two because they don't all fit in one! I'm only talking about traditional lipsticks today because I only own one of her liquid lipsticks and if I'm honest, I never wear it so it's going into my clear out pile that I'm gathering this week as I know that somebody will like it and wear it more than I do.

Forget botox! Four brilliant Hyaluronic Acid Serums

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Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant, which makes it a key ingredient for all skin types as we age to keep skin looking firm and plump. I use hyaluronic acid products on a daily basis and couldn't imagine what my skin would look like without using H.A. products! I always maintain that it is better to pay more for your serum than moisturiser as serums do more work as they penetrate the skin more deeply. I have four Hyaluronic Acid serums to share with you today, with prices ranging from £36 to £75. Obviously, you don't need all four - I'm a skincare junkie and enjoying trying lots of products!

Four treats for four budgets!

Mugler Aura Review

It's that time of the month again when payday is approaching and lots of us are thinking about the possibility of treating ourselves. I usually post three budget categories but this month, I am including an under £10 section because I have an absolute bargain to share with you!

How to make stick foundation work for dry skin

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If you read my Foundation for Dry Skin Edit, you will have noticed that I didn't include any stick foundations - the reason being that I personally have never found them the easiest to work with. That being said, they do give an even flawless finish so when I was recently sent Diego Dalla Palma Makeup Studio Eclipse Foundation, I was determined to make it work. This foundation has a creamy texture, which means it is off to a good start but I have found that the key to making stick foundations work for dry skin, is primer and I have three to recommend.

Lookfantastic x Clinique Limited Edition Beauty Box #lfxclinique

#lfxclinique, Lookfantastic x Clinique Limited Edition Beauty Box

Want to save almost £60 on Clinique products? Of course you do! Lookfantastic have teamed up with Clinique to produce a limited edition beauty box. It contains both skincare and makeup products, with a value of £93 but it's priced at only £35, which is amazing, considering that three of the products are full size. So, what's inside?

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY! Nourish your skin from within with Rejuvenated supplements

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We can apply all of the products in the world topically but the best way to improve our skin and overall health is through what we eat and drink. It can be tricky to get all of the nutrients that we actually need through our diet so this range of supplements from Rejuvenated are ideal for supplementing our diets. I have been taking the supplements for almost five months now and loving the results so I wanted to share my thoughts with you today and also offer you the chance to win a set of supplements worth almost £120!

New products in my daily/weekly routine

Everyday products don't always get a lot of coverage on blogs, probably because they don't seem very exciting but at the end of the day, they are all essentials so why not talk about them? I have some new products in my routine that I want to share my thoughts on with you today.

My birthday beauty gifts!

It was my birthday recently and I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful gifts and I wanted to share the beauty ones with you today! It may serve as inspiration if you have a birthday coming up yourself or if you have a beauty lover to buy for soon.

Post heatwave skin recovery featuring Omorovicza, Charlotte Tilbury & more!

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Now that the intense heatwave has finally left us, it's time to deal with the consequences! Congestion, dullness and dehydration are some of the issues that we are left to deal with so I wanted to share the products that I find most effective in dealing with these issues.

The foundations for dry skin edit

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When you have dry skin, finding the right foundation can be tricky because some can accentuate the dryness, which in turn ages the skin. Some foundations go patchy where they cling to dry patches, leaving a mottled look on the skin and others sink into the crevices of the face and highlight fine lines. I've always had dry skin and have bought so many foundations that just didn't work for me but I have a nice selection to choose from now that I'm sharing with you today with varying degrees of coverage and types of finish. Of course, primer plays a part too but I know not everyone likes to use primers so I will do a separate post on those.

MAC x Patricia Bright & MAC x Jamie Genevieve limited edition lipsticks

MAC x Patricia Bright & MAC x Jamie Genevieve limited edition lipsticks review & swatches

After the success of their previous influencer collaboration, MAC have teamed up with two new beauty youtubers to release two new limited edition lipsticks. They go on sale today and are exclusive to Selfridges, MAC Freestanding Stores and online. The two youtubers involved are Jamie Genevieve and Patricia Bright. These lipsticks are bound to sell like hot cakes so if you like the look of either (or both), you need to act fast! Read on for my thoughts on the lipsticks and swatches.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks - the comfortable matte lip product

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Just the thought of applying a matte lip product even five years ago would have made me shudder. I have dry skin, dry hair and dry lips and matte lipsticks never did me any favours but things have come a long way since then and *comfortable* matte lips are now actually a thing. Clarins recently extended their Joli Rouge line with Joli Rouge Velvet lipsticks and I was kindly sent two that I want to share my thoughts on with you today.

Five favourites from Hourglass

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Every month, Cult Beauty has a Brand Of The Month, which means that there is free worldwide delivery on all products from that brand. This month, it's Hourglass - a brand that I love so I wanted to share my five favourite products with you. It wasn't easy to narrow it down to just five, especially as some amazing new products were released recently but because they are so new, I couldn't legitimately call them favourites.... yet!! This post isn't sponsored - I just wanted to share because I think the free international shipping is a good deal!

Have the perfect relaxing evening with L'Occitane

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Taking some time out to relax is good for the soul. We all need to dedicate time to resting and relaxing but it's something that most people find difficult to do. Trying to find balance in a busy life is no easy task but it is essential - burnout can occur from illness, working long hours, being a parent (which can mean broken sleep), partying hard or a combination of all of the above so taking a small amount of time out to relax is a must. Sometimes even the idea of a pamper session involving a facial, defuzzing and a hair mask can seem like hard work so today's post is purely about relaxing and features some gorgeous products from L'Occitane's Relaxation range.

REVIEW: Urban Decay Born To Run Palette

Urban Decay Born To Run Palette Review & Swatches

Unless you've been in hiding, you will have seen the latest palette release from Urban Decay - the Born To Run palette. In a departure from their Naked line, this palette is larger and colourful and has covered every shade you could possibly want or need. You all know that I'm a palette addict so I was delighted to get my hands on this one & I want to share my thoughts with you today!

By Terry My Beauty Favourites Set - A World Duty Free Exclusive

By Terry My Beauty Favourites Set - A World Duty Free Exclusive

One of the best things about shopping in Duty Free before going on holiday, is seeing what travel exclusive sets are available. I leave my husband in a book shop and have a proper browse around Duty Free to see what's available. There's something special about buying something that you can't get on the high street or any other site! One such set is By Terry My Beauty Favourites Set - A World Duty Free Exclusive, which is a brilliant way to try five products from the luxury brand By Terry for under £40.

My birthday makeup picks!

Laura Geller Flawless Filter Foundation Review, Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Giveaway

It's my birthday tomorrow and whilst I'm not doing anything mega exciting, I still want to make an extra effort with my makeup as I'll be going on a dinner date with my husband. I thought I'd share the products I'll be using with you today!

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Review, Swatches and Giveaway

We all remember the mixed reviews (a.k.a. hate) on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette last summer and then the non-reaction to Prism but ABH managed to turn it around with the release of Soft Glam earlier this year, which was universally praised. They got it so right with everything from the shade selection to the texture and pigmentation of the shadows. Therefore, my hopes were set high for the Norvina palette.

Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Rosy Nudes Edition Palette

Bobbi Brown Rosy Nudes Edition Palette Review

We all know that I'm an eyeshadow palette addict but what I am asking myself is why I've never tried a Bobbi Brown palette before now? I was delighted when World Duty Free sent the new Bobbi Brown Rosy Nudes Edition palette over, not just because I'm new to Bobbi Brown palettes but also the shade selection is different from all of my other palettes. It is limited edition and exclusive to Duty Free for another few weeks so if you're passing through the airport soon, you'll be able to pick it up before it hits the high street or even if you aren't flying yourself but you know somebody who is, you can avail of the Reserve & Collect option, where you reserve your shopping in advance and then collect (or ask somebody else to collect) in the airport!

Customise your skincare with Erborian Lotions and Capsule Masks

Customise your skincare with Erborian Lotions and Capsule Masks

We've all seen how Korean skincare has taken the beauty world by storm over the last few years and one of the brands that I have been really enjoying is Erborian. Last month I was sent some of their lotions and also capsule masks, which I found really interesting because you can basically make your own sheet mask and customise it to provide whatever your skin is craving at that moment.

Review: Natasha Denona Super Glow

Natasha Denona Super Glow Review
On the left, the original Glow Powder in the shade Light. On the right, Super Glow in Light/Medium

Did I need another highlighter? Absolutely not, but when Natasha Denona releases a new product, I am always going to want it! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I am a huge fan of Natasha Denona products (posts here, here and here) and I really love her original Glow highlighter, which made me curious to try the new Super Glow powder. But are they really so different?

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA - a dupe for Sunday Riley Good Genes?

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I've raved about Sunday Riley Good Genes a few times previously on the blog (here and here, for example!) because I find it so effective on my skin. I can feel it eating away the dead skin cells and my skin is always left feeling smooth with refined pores and looking radiant when I use it. When I finished my recent bottle of Good Genes, I found that I couldn't repurchase it as it has been taken off the market to be reformulated to comply with EU regulations. I have to admit that I was gutted and I only have a few sample sachets left. I looked into what I might be able to use as an alternative and decided to give The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA a go. Is it a dupe? Read on! 

Do you need both Too Faced Born This Way Concealers?

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer Review

When I saw that Too Faced were releasing a second concealer in the Born This Way line, I was very curious. At first I thought that the original Naturally Radiant Concealer might be discontinued but it isn't and the two concealers are pretty different so I want to share my thoughts on whether you need both with you today. 

Verso Super Facial Oil With Retinol 8 - the elixir of youth! And I have a discount code for you!

Verso Super Facial Oil With Retinol 8 review and discount

If you read my post on Tuesday all about Anti-Ageing hero products, you will have seen me mention Verso Super Facial Oil and describe it as the elixir of youth! I have previously raved about Verso skincare here and explained that its patented Retinol 8 complex is what makes it different to other anti-ageing or retinol products. This complex is eight times more effective that other retinol products so the results can usually be seen more quickly than with other retinol products.

REVIEW: Nurse Jamie Uplift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller

Nurse Jamie Uplift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller Review

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I bought the Nurse Jamie Uplift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller before it went into the sale!I have wanted it for well over a year, basically ever since I saw Tati talk about it and use it in some of her videos. When I saw the limited edition Cult Beauty birthday edition, I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself (I wish I had waited a little longer as it's now reduced to £35!). 

My picks from the summer beauty sales!

I have been pretty good at resisting the summer sales this year and a lot of them are now over but I've found some real bargains that I want to share with you today!

Anti-Ageing Hero Products

The best anti-ageing products

I want to start this post by saying that I am not anti ageing - I believe that ageing is a privilege. That being said, I like to keep my skin looking as plump and youthful as possible. I personally don't have botox or fillers but don't judge anybody who does have those treatments - never say never, but for now I am happy to keep the signs of ageing at bay with effective skincare products. I want to keep my skin looking its best for as long as possible and so far, so good.  Today I want to share some hero products with you - products that actually make a difference and are worth the money. This is going to be quite a long post as I have lots to share with you!

Three treats for three budgets

Kevin Murphy Angel Masque Review, Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner Review, L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidée EDT review

It's that time of the month again where payday is approaching and I share three products for three budgets in case you're in the mood to spoil yourself or need to buy a gift for a loved one! 

Three fab face mists for summer!

Pixi, Hydrating Milky Mist Review, Omorovicza, Queen of Hungary Mist Review, Disciple Balancing Mist Review, Face Mist, Facial Mist, Skincare

I love using face mists all year round but they're particularly beneficial in summer. I don't mean water sprays, I only use mists that will actually do something for my skin. I like to use them as part of my skincare routine, on flights, to refresh my makeup during the day and to hydrate on the go. I have three that I am using on rotation at the moment that I want to share with you today.
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