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Friday, 24 January 2020

3 treats for 3 budgets


3 treats for 3 budgets Jan 2020


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I know that many people think January is the longest month but, this year, it has somehow flown by for me! As payday approaches (or perhaps today is your long-awaited payday), I'm back with my first 3 treats for 3 budgets post of 2020! These posts are not about spending a fortune or doing a haul - they're just about providing you with some ideas for products if you're in the mood to treat yourself to something or possibly have a birthday/special occasion gift to buy and need some ideas! With products starting at under £10, you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.
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Thursday, 23 January 2020

My HG skincare products (and a 20% discount code on most!)


My HG skincare products (and a 20% discount code on most!), Discounts on luxury skincare


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While I was sorting through my skincare drawers last week, I started to think about which products I would replace if (God forbid), all of my products disappeared or were stolen. Or, more precisely, which ones would be my top priority to replace. I thought I'd share them with you today and I would really love to hear which products would be top of your repurchase list if you found yourself in a similar position. Oh and as a bonus, I have a discount code that will work on most of the products if you buy from Look Fantastic. This post is not sponsored but if anything was sent to me, it will be marked with a *. Most products were bought by me.
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial - worth the hype?


Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Review, Skincare, Worth the hype?
I bought this myself.



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Drunk Elephant is one of those brands that has courted a lot of controversy over the past year. There were photos and videos on Instagram of people binning lots of their products, such was their anger at the brand after a falling out with Caroline Hirons (amongst other alleged issues). Now I really respect Caroline but there was no way that I was binning products that I love, are expensive and that I personally find to be very effective for my skin. I've tried quite a few products from the brand - some are outstanding and others are a little 'meh' in my opinion but, as always, with skincare - what works well for one may not suit the next person. It's all very subjective. Today I want to talk about their latest release, F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial, which I knew I wanted to buy as soon as I heard the name, in advance of its release! I have skin like the Sahara (both dry and dehydrated) so anything that promises to quench its thirst and give a much needed injection of moisture will always grab my interest.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer VS Olaplex No 3 Which is better?


Philip Kingsley Elasticizer VS Olaplex No 3 Which is better?
I bought Olaplex and Philip Kingsley Elasticizer was kindly sent to me without any obligation to post about it. 


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Some people mistake hair treatments for hair masks but these two products are actually pre-shampoo treatments.  Both are suitable for bleached, coloured, heat-damaged hair or even for those who don't use a lot of colour/heat but just have damaged or frizzy hair. They act as a cuticle sealant but work from within to repair and prevent further damage. I'm sure that there are probably a number of products of this type on the market but the two cult ones are Philip Kingsley Elasticizer* and Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector. Today I want to share my thoughts on both with you. I never really believed that a product like this would become a staple in my routine, but it has!
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Monday, 20 January 2020

Review & Swatches: Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quad Iconic Illumination


Review & Swatches: Pat McGrath Blitz Astral Quad Iconic Illumination


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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Pat McGrath makeup products, especially her eyeshadows. Last year, I made a promise to myself not to add every eyeshadow palette that took my fancy to my collection (and there were some real beauties throughout the year!). Until November, I had only bought two, which is pretty impressive compared to previous years but then Pat McGrath released three quads and as much as I tried, I couldn't help but add one to my collection. Iconic Illumination is the one that caught my eye the most due to the beautiful warm tones.
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Friday, 17 January 2020

REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser Review


REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser Review


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I know that people are divided when it comes to the term 'clean beauty' and I totally get it as it somehow implies that products not labelled as 'clean' are somehow toxic and not safe to use, which simply isn't true. That being said, there are people who like to fill their shelves with 'clean' products - some because it's a trend, others because they don't have the time nor inclination to research skincare ingredients and just believe clean is better. To each their own is my opinion. Why am I talking about this? Today, I want to share my thoughts on REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser*, which obviously has clean in its name. Whether you are a fan of 'clean' beauty or not, you will probably enjoy this product.
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020

The best of what's left in the sales!


The best beauty sales January 2020


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The sales this year have been pretty epic and what has surprised me is that there are still so many brilliant bargains available. Usually at this stage, it's just the dregs left but perhaps people really are being more mindful with their spending , which is why there are some really gorgeous products still available. I want to share with you the products that are really testing my resolve - products that I lusted after when they were full price so I'm really finding it hard to resist now they are reduced!
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Monday, 13 January 2020

Rejuvenated Re-Set Bundle Giveaway


Rejuvenated Re-Set Giveaway, January Detox Giveaway, Detox giveaway


If you read Friday's post (here), you will know that I am using Rejuvenated Re-Set products to help curb my cravings after the excesses of Christmas. Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of the brand so I am delighted that they have offered a prize of the bundle of products in the photo above (worth almost £150) for one of my lovely readers. 
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Friday, 10 January 2020

It's time to press the re-set button!


Rejuvenated Re-Set Review, January Detox Made Easy
Some of these products were sent to me without any obligation, this is not an ad. Gifted items will be marked with a *


I know that lots of people start their 'New Year, New Me' rituals on January 1st but I never do because my family get together for another Christmas Day feast on New Year's Day at my parents' house so there really is no point in pretending that I will commit to healthier eating that day. I'm also not the type of person who imposes very strict rules on myself just because it's January - banning myself from eating a certain food type or category will only make me want it more. I focus on nourishment rather than punishment and that way I am more inclined to commit. I also focus on using products I love and regular pampering rather than keeping products, clothes, jewellery etc 'for good' - every day that we are alive is a good day, in my opinion. Today, I want to share the products I am using to make January a little easier and come back on Monday for a giveaway of some of the products!
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Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Armani Luminous Silk Duo that I can't stop wearing!


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer Review
Both products were bought by me.


Armani Luminous Silk is my most repurchased foundation (it would have been Hydra Glow had they not discontinued it - it's been years but I'm still not over it!) so when they released a corresponding primer, I knew I would have to try it, despite the fact that I really didn't need a new primer!
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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The Beauty Expert Collection: Icons Edition (saving of £91 available)


The Beauty Expert Collection: Icons Edition Review


If you aren't familiar with Beauty Expert Collections, you're missing out! I reviewed the Vegan Collection here last year and loved that I made some great discoveries. The new Icons Edition is set to be the last of its kind, which is a real shame, however what a final set to finish on! Not only does it offer amazing value with £170 worth of products for only £79, but the products really are classics! UPDATE! I now have a 20% discount code for you, which reduced the price to only £63.20! The code is LYMIN_20.
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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Clarins Lip Milky Mousse - nourished lips with a hint of colour


Clarins Lip Milky Mousse Review and Swatches


I've mentioned before that I am a huge fan of Clarins Natural Lip Perfectors - they are my go-to lip products when I'm unsure what to wear as they suit all looks and I have one in every handbag so I was intrigued when I heard about their latest release - Lip Milky Mousse as part of their Spring Makeup Collection.
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Monday, 6 January 2020

Lixirskin Good Skin Mini Trio Set Review


Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser Review, Lixirskin Good Skin Mini Trio Set Review, Lixirskin Universal Emulsion Review, Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste Review,


Happy New Year! I had planned on posting last week but I received some very sad news about a family member of someone very close to me, which took the wind out of my sails and the gloss off the turn of a new year and decade. It also meant that I definitely wasn't in the mood for writing, or even thinking, about beauty or anything other than the people affected by the tragedy. It was a very poignant reminder that life is very short and precious and none of us can be sure what is in store for us so we need to enjoy life as much as possible as tomorrow isn't guaranteed.

I really hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the break (if you had one as I know it's the busiest time of year for those working in retail)?

Today's post is all about French brand, Lixirskin. This brand was founded by Dr Colette Haydon and the ethos is that the products are multi-taskers, suitable for all areas of skin and all ages. This intrigued me as I'm the queen of numerous products for various areas - face, neck, eyes etc. I was kindly sent the Good Skin Trio Mini Set back in November. This set is the perfect introduction to the brand as it contains three 30ml products, which is definitely enough to decide if the products are for you and also the perfect size for travelling. 
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