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Friday, 14 August 2020

Five products I'm currently loving...


Five products I'm currently loving, Kerastase K-Water, Armani Neo Nude Foundation, COSRX Original One Step Original Clear Pads, Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum, Fenty Beauty Cream Bronzer
Anything marked with a * was kindly gifted to me without obligation.
Have you entered my Pat McGrath giveaway here?

It's a while since I showed you my current most used and most loved products. I always narrow it down to five - otherwise, we could be here all day!
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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Omorovicza Gold Collection Review


Omorovicza Gold Collection Review
These products were kindly sent to me, however, I have bought most of them myself previously.
Have you entered my Pat McGrath giveaway here?

It's been well established here on the blog that Omorovicza is my favourite skincare brand and I regularly review their products, but I thought it might be a good idea to review their collections so that if you wanted to get started with the brand, you'd know which collection might suit your needs best. I already reviewed the Silver collection here and today, I'm going to talk about the Gold Collection. I'm focusing on the facial collection as there are two products in the line from body care but I have already discussed those on the blog here.
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Monday, 10 August 2020

Pat McGrath Bundle Giveaway!


Pat McGrath Bundle Giveaway


As many of you will know, Pat McGrath recently had a sale and I adore her products - she really is the ultimate Queen of makeup, so I decided to buy a selection to do a giveaway! One of you will win a mini lip balm trio, some single shadows and a mini palette.
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Saturday, 8 August 2020

Natasha Denona Bronze Palette - worth the hype?


Natasha Denona Bronze Palette - worth the hype?


I'm not even going to try to make any excuses for buying this palette - no, I didn't need it but yes, I wanted it! Life's too short not to treat yourself (within reason - it's an eyeshadow palette, not a car!). I'm glad that this is one of her smaller palettes, which makes it more accessible to most people - I'd imagine that this size and her mini palettes are her bestsellers now. As soon as I saw the preview of this palette, there was no doubt it would be mine as bronze shadows really make my green eyes pop, but actually bronze is a shade that suits eye colours so I doubt there's anyone who wouldn't enjoy this palette. So, ladies and gentlemen, let's get into my thoughts on the Natasha Denona Bronze Eyeshadow Palette. There are other products in the line (a face palette and lip glosses but none appealed to me, thankfully for my bank balance!).
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Thursday, 6 August 2020

Some great black owned brands you need to try!


Black Owned Beauty Brands


Since the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter protest/issue has really garnered traction, worldwide. It has made us all aware that it is not sufficient to just not be a racist but to be actively anti-racist. It is still a subject I am trying to educate myself on through books and documentaries/films, but I don't know if I will ever know enough, it will be a constant education. Sal from Ummbaby wrote a post about Black Owned Body-Care Products that she discovered on Black Pound Day, which is a day on which people are encouraged to spend their money only on black owned brands. I discovered some great products through her post, all of which I want to buy! Today, I want to share some of my favourite black owned brands that I love and use in the hope that you might find something that you might want to buy. I bought the majority myself, but two were sent to me without any obligation to post, but are marked with a * for transparency.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Pixi Clarity Collection review


Pixi Clarity Collection review


Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Pixi skincare - they're probably the best mid-budget brand that I have tried and they have come a long way from their original Glow Tonic, which you had to phone the store in London to order, way back when! They now have ranges for many skin types and issues, the latest being the Clarity Collection, which is exclusive to Look Fantastic for 1 month. The Clarity Collection is aimed at congested skin but is actually suited to all skin types, as although it contains a number of acids, it isn't harsh on the skin. My LYMIN code works on this collection so don't forget to use that at checkout if you plan on buying any of the products. I want to make it clear that this is pretty much a first impression post after a few uses, rather than my usual 4-6 week trial time, because I wanted to get it to you before the month's exclusivity was up, plus, as luck would have it, I got a spot on my chin so it was the perfect time to test it!
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Sunday, 2 August 2020

L'Occitane Verbena Collection - happy, summer vibes!


L'Occitane Verbena Collection 2020 review
All.of these products were gifted to me without obligation.


Every year, I look forward to the L'Occitane Verbena Summer Collection - I love the original but in summer, they add products with a twist. I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of some of the products but I know I'll buy some more because even if the weather doesn't agree, it is actually summer and this collection makes me believe that it is! Plus the scents remind me of my childhood in my Granda's garden as he grew mint, lemon balm and lemon verbena. I should show some photographs of his garden on here sometime as he was a landscaper by trade and from above his front lawn was a horseshoe shape with a Chinese gate at the bottom, with ponds, water features and a fairyland. It was a good few acres but the front lawn was my favourite as it had so many types of rose, full of fragrance.
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