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Three fab face mists for summer!

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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.

The best long lasting eye liners featuring theBalm, Pixi and more!

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I have often mentioned on here that I have the truly delightful combination (sense the sarcasm!) of watery eyes and oily lids and I have sported panda eyes on a number of occasions as a result. I love to wear eye liner because it really does define the eyes, and when worn in the right way, can make eyes appear bigger. I have tried so, so many brands of liners over the years and now have a number that I can depend on that I want to share with you today. Some are liquid, others pencil so if you are in the market for a new liner, there should be something here for you.

The bronzer edit featuring theBalm, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca, Marc Jacobs and more!

The Bronzer Edit: Bronzer, Nars Laguna, Benefit Hoola, Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion, Becca Sunlit Bronzer, Marc Jacobs O'Mega Bronzer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Tawny Bronzer, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, theBalm Bahama Mama, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow,

I actually didn't realise how many bronzers I had in my collection until it came to writing this post and this doesn't include those in palettes - I guess I'm a bit of a bronzer addict! For years, I only ever used either one of two bronzers: Nars Laguna or MAC Refined Golden. I honestly couldn't tell you how many times I repurchased those two. Since then, curiosity has gotten the better of me and I've also made new brand discoveries and once I like one product from a particular brand, I then want to try more so I will usually go on to try a highlighter or bronzer as they are two products that I use daily throughout the year. I love how a touch of bronzer adds warmth and dimension to my face - some I use to contour, some to add some life and some to bronze when my foundation is a little too light for my skin. I also love to use bronzer on my eyes on lazy makeup days! Today I want to share my collection with you and my thoughts on each one. I know my collection is excessive and I basically don't need to buy another bronzer for the rest of my days and I'm definitely not saying that you need this many in your collection - one or two would really do the job but it is what it is! I would love if you could recommend your favourite bronzer brush to me as I don't have that I love!

Review & Swatches: Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold Palette

Review & Swatches Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold Palette

I'm a highlighter addict and a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury makeup (see Brand Focus post here) so it was inevitable that I would buy her newly released Bar Of Gold Palette. I've used all of her other highlighters: Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Flawless Filter but every year when she released the individual limited edition Bar Of Gold, I somehow missed out. Therefore, I went into this purchase without any knowledge of whether that shade and formula would suit my skin but given that I love all of her other highlighters, I thought it wasn't too much of a risk.

GIVEAWAY! Win an IMAGE skincare bundle!

If you read my post about some IMAGE skincare products (here) that I have been using, you will know that I am a massive fan of the results they have given. A lot of you, both here and on Instagram, said that you loved the sound of the products and would love to try them - well here's your chance! IMAGE have kindly offered to provide the three products for a giveaway. They have a RRP of £189 so one of you will be delighted to receive them!

Post sunny days/holiday hair, skin and body saviours!

The sun can't seem to make up its mind this week but I'm hoping that the heatwave returns soon because everything seems better when the sun is shining! When we came home from Majorca last month, the weather was so good that it felt like we were still on holiday - well apart from the fact that we don't have a pool to cool down in! In order to maintain my tan but also to inject some moisture back into my skin, I have been reaching for a number of products that I want to share with you today. They're not necessarily just post-holiday products - anybody who has experienced the high temperatures that we've had over the past few weeks will love them!

Light summer base picks featuring Natasha Denona, IT Cosmetics & Omorovicza

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Although the skies have been a bit overcast at times this week, it has still been warm and humid. Whether the days are sunny or cloudy, when it's warm, I will also go for a lightweight base because I don't want anything that feels heavy or looks too full in terms of coverage. I have three products that tick these boxes and that I will reach for when I want to wear some makeup.

Summer morning cleansers suitable for all skin types and PMD Clean review

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Although my favourite type of cleanser is a balm, on these hot summer mornings, I find that a gel or mousse is more suitable as it feels refreshing on the skin. I have three that I am using in rotation and a new cleansing device, which I've really been enjoying using: PMD Clean, that I want to share my thoughts on with you today!

Glittery eyes and glowy skin with Pixi

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I have to say that Pixi do the best PR packages and I am very grateful that I am a recipient because everything is packaged so beautifully and receiving a package feels so special. I was buying and using Pixi products long before I received anything from them so I can genuinely say that I'm a fan of the brand. The most recent releases are Glowy-Glossamer Duos and Liquid Fairy Lights, which I have been using over the past few weeks and want to share my thoughts on with you today. If you are a fan of glittery eyes and glowy skin, read on!

New additions to the L'Occitane Verbena Collection that you need this summer!

L'Occitane Icy Verbena Review, L'Occitane Mint Verbena Review, L'Occitane Citrus Verbena Review

Scent is such a powerful sense and can instantly make us feel so many emotions. I love the original L'Occitane Verbena range - the scent brings back so many happy childhood memories of time spent in my Granda's garden. I loved his garden and we were very close so I can't help but smile when I smell anything containing that tangy citrus scent! This summer, three new limited edition lines have been added to the Verbena range and I was kindly sent some products to try: Icy Verbena, Citrus Verbena and Mint Verbena. Let me tell you that these are just as refreshing as they sound and the perfect products to get you through the heatwave!

Get radiant, plump and bright skin with Image skincare!

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If you read my post on why you need Vitamin C products in your skincare regime, you will know that I am a huge fan of Image skincare. They recently added some new products to their range and I was delighted to be able to choose some to try. Prepare for a swoonfest because these products are beautiful!

Review: Huda Rose Gold Remastered Palette

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette Review & Swatches

If you read my post about the Cult Beauty Birthday Box, you will know that one of the products included was the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Palette. Out of all 10 products in the box, I think this was the one I was most excited about because I am a huge fan of Huda Beauty in general (see Brand Focus post here) but especially her eyeshadows. I reviewed her Desert Dusk palette here last year. I know that there were a lot of mixed reviews on the original Rose Gold palette and she listened to her customers, leading to this new Remastered Palette. I can understand why some people feel hard done by if they had bought the original palette but I get why she re-released it as the shade selection was a hit, it was the formula that was a miss. 

Quench your thirst with this free gift from Caudalie!

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I think that we are all more aware of the negative effects of plastic on the environment, particularly since that episode of Blue Planet last December and the onus is on us to become better citizens of the world and be more responsible with regards recycling and waste in general. A simple everyday change that we can all make is to use our own bottle or mug for our daily water or tea/coffee intake. If you don't already own an eco-friendly water bottle, then you will be very interested in this gift with purchase from Caudalie. And even if you do already own one, it will be hard to resist this pretty pink bottle! It is available with two purchases from the Vinosource range from now until the end of August (whilst stocks last) when you use the code BOTTLE2018 at the checkout, so you can quench your thirst and that of your skin with this offer!

Youth Lab - the affordable skincare range that has wowed me!

Youth Lab is a brand that I hadn't heard of until I was contacted about it but it's one that everyone will recognise soon enough as it launched in Boots last month. As a beauty blogger, I am regularly contacted about products and brands that are new to the market or have some new releases but if a product doesn't grab my interest or it's one that I don't think I would spend my own money on, I don't accept it as it just wouldn't be fair to my readers. With that in mind, when I read about Youth Lab, I was intrigued - the brand recognises that as we age (and as a result of environmental conditions), our skin's metabolism decreases and shows signs of ageing. In order to achieve more youthful looking skin, Youth Lab has developed a line of products, each of which contains active ingredients, which aim to increase cell communication and thus the metabolism of the skin. All products are paraben, gluten and sulphate free. The reason I was very intrigued by the brand is that the products are very affordable - I wouldn't necessarily put them in the 'budget beauty' category but most products are priced at the £15-25 mark so I would say affordable rather than budget prices. I was kindly sent four products and want to share my thoughts on them with you today. For reference, I have dry skin that can be quite reactive.

Easy makeup for hot summer days!

Summer makeup for dry skin

To be completely honest, I've been having lots of no-makeup days over the past few weeks because I'm embracing my freckles and have some colour in my cheeks (skin is well protected though) but on the days that I have worn makeup, I've been choosing products that are quick and easy to use. Who wants to sit indoors for ages applying makeup when the weather is so good?! Plus, I don't want anything heavy on my skin or products that require a lot of maintenance. This post is very Clarins-heavy but it isn't sponsored at all - I just happen to be using and loving a lot of their products recently. Here's what I've been reaching for!

Two products that will help you get a good night's sleep on these hot summer nights!

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Hands up if you've been finding it difficult to sleep during the heatwave! I absolutely love summer and sunny days but I do find that the warm weather can sometimes mess with my sleep! On holiday, it isn't a problem as the air conditioning keeps the room cool but unfortunately I don't have air conditioning at home so I have to work with what I have! I have two products to share with you today that have been helping me to get a full night's sleep over these past few weeks of hot and sticky nights!

5 products I'm currently loving!

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It's time for an update on the products that I am currently loving and have been reaching for most often over the past few weeks!

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene

Marc Jacobs Fantascene Palette Review & Swatches

Every summer, Marc Jacobs Beauty release a set of limited edition makeup products (the Coconut Fantasy Collection). It sells out really quickly and this year was no exception - I wanted the bronzer but missed out so settle for the Eye-Conic Longwear Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene. I'm a huge fan of Marc Jacobs eyeshadows (see Brand Focus post here) so I knew there was a good chance this wouldn't disappoint.

Cult Beauty is 10! My favourite picks from the site!

Cult Beauty is 10!

One of my favourite beauty sites recently celebrated its 10th Birthday! I was very sad to have missed Cult Beauty's party but they kindly sent me a box of goodies to celebrate their birthday - I must admit that I let out a squeal when I received it! Packed with lots of my favourite products, sweets and a biscuit - it really felt like it was my birthday! I have discovered so many amazing brands via Cult Beauty over the years and there are some of their bestsellers in the box.

3 treats for 3 budgets

It's that time of the month again where I share 3 products for 3 budgets with you in case you're in the mood for treating yourself!

My holiday hair and makeup picks!

I'm off on holiday to Majorca tomorrow for some much needed sun in the bones and R&R with my lovely Hubby! Today I want to share the hair, body and makeup products that I'm bringing. I'm not one of those people who doesn't wear makeup on holiday - during the day, I don't wear any but I love to take my time getting ready in the evening. I think I've done well not to over pack but maybe I'm delusional - you let me know!

Products to de-frizz and make your hairstyle last

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Haircare can be a tricky thing in summer - my hair is naturally prone to frizz and the humidity of the summer months doesn't help! I have four products that I use on repeat that help to tame the frizz, hold my style and that don't weigh my hair down.

Azzaro Chrome - the perfect Father's Day gift!

Azzaro Chrome Review

With Father's Day fast approaching, I'm sure, like me, you are wracking your brains to try to find the perfect gift. I find the women in my life a lot easier to buy for than men but I think you can never go wrong with a fragrance! Today, I want to tell you about Azzaro Chrome, which is the perfect summer scent for men!

Five foundation samples - will I purchase the full size of any?

Back in March when I was in New York, I received a bag of foundation samples with one of my purchases in Sephora. I was delighted with this 'perk' of being a Sephora VIB because foundation buying can be a tricky and expensive thing. Each sample had 3-5 shades and I tried all of them (even if they were the wrong colour, in order to get a good idea of whether I liked them and how they lasted on the skin etc). I don't necessarily 'need' a new foundation but if a new one ticks all of my boxes then I probably would add it to my collection. For reference, I have dry skin and generally prefer a dewy or glowy finish as I find it more flattering and youthful.

Five Favourites from Stila: The Brand That Deserves More Hype!

There are some brands that get so much hype in the beauty world that the products just sell themselves and then there are others that really deserve a lot more hype than they get. I don't know if this is down to fewer PR mailings (and in turn, less hype from big beauty 'influencers') but there are some brands that I feel deserve more hype so I am going to spread the love! I also really want to hear from you about what brands you feel are under-rated! I'm starting today with Stila. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that people don't rave about this brand but I see a lot more hype out there for other brands and I think that Stila is up there with Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Too Faced and other hyped brands in terms of the quality of the products. I'm going to share my top five products from the brand with you and would love to hear if you have tried them or if there are other products from the brand that you think I should try?

My favourite discoveries of the year so far!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter, Antipodes Aura Mask, Favourites, Maybelline Fit Me, Sunday Riley Juno Oil, theBalm Furrowcious, theBalm Mary-Dew Manizer, Touch In Sol, Verso Turmeric Booster,

I cannot believe that it is June already - this year really is flying by! I like to do a mid-year check in with my beauty products and see what has really stood out to me over the past six months. As you can imagine, I try a lot of products so any that make it on to the list really have to be impressive! Surprisingly, I have more makeup than skincare products in this list but I guess that's because I have a good number of staples in my skincare routine so it takes a lot for something to overtake those.

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Why every makeup addict needs some Catrice in their life!

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A brand that I have really enjoyed getting to know this year is Catrice. Everything is priced at under €10, with the majority being under €5 and if ever there was a brand that proves that you don't need to spend a fortune to get quality, it's this one. See my reviews here and here. I've found that some products are dupes for Laura Geller products - the blurring stick and liquid highlighter, for example. I was recently sent some more products from the brand and I wanted to share my thoughts but also do a giveaway because I have doubles of some products and so many of you comment saying you'd love to try the brand, so keep reading until the end for that.

Why you should add some Vitamin C to your routine

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Vitamin C has many benefits for the skin, from evening out skin tone to protecting against pollution but for me, the main benefit is that it brightens my skin and banishes any signs of dullness, which my dry skin is prone to. Brighter skin also looks more youthful so Vitamin C is something that all skin types can benefit from. I personally don't use Vitamin C products on a daily basis but I have three in my collection that I reach for when my skin is looking particularly dull and I want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

Sunkissed skin with Clarins

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We all know that I'm a fan of Clarins skincare (post here) but I hadn't tried very much of their makeup until recently but I am now fangirling over their Summer Makeup Collection. Every year, they release a range of products that will give sunkissed skin and bring some colour into our lives and this year, they've gone one step further by adding a new primer to their range and it's a goodie!

My top 5 cleansing balms for all skin types!

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Regular readers will know that I have dry skin and my favourite type of cleanser is a balm - they just suit my skin so well, leaving it soft, deeply cleansed but not stripped. I also find them nourishing and just an all round pleasure to use - I enjoy taking the time to massage them into my skin. I have tried so many over the years but have five favourites that I want to tell you about! All are available from Cult Beauty but this post is not sponsored.

How to buy luxury skincare for less!

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Skincare is my thing and I don't mind spending on products that are effective. I get my love of skincare from my mother who has looks a lot younger than her 60+ years and she has had many compliments on how young her skin looks over the years. I don't think that you necessarily 'need' to use luxury skincare brands because a high price tag doesn't automatically mean that a product will work well or suit your skin, however I do find that luxury skincare brands tend to suit my skin very well in terms of effectiveness and with less irritation than some budget brands (due to less filler ingredients and more active ingredients). That being said, I do love a bargain or any kind of saving to be honest and I rarely pay full price for any skincare so I want to share my tips on how to buy luxury skincare for less with you today! This post is not sponsored - these are sites I use and also just what I do when I need to buy some skincare.

My Jo Malone collection

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If ever there was a brand that screams luxury, it's Jo Malone. I adore the classic cream and black packaging that is featured on the bottles, bags and boxes and the scent combinations make the brand unique and special. I am lucky enough to have built up quite a collection (thanks to my generous husband and savings in Duty Free!) and I wanted to share it with you today!

Game changing anti-ageing skincare products from Verso

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Verso is Latin for reverse and the aim of Verso skincare is to reverse the signs of ageing or at least delay them! We all know that retinol is the only proven anti ageing ingredient but Verso have patented their Retinol 8 Complex, which means that their products containing this complex are eight times more effective than regular retinol products - grabbed your attention? I thought so! Their monochrome packaging and 1,2,3,4,5 steps have made it simple for everyone to understand what order to use products in. Each product has a number on the front so you just can't go wrong! I want to share my thoughts on some of the products in the range with you today!

Pixi Lash & Line Love

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You'll know from previous posts (here, here and here) that I am a big fan of Pixi and a few weeks ago, I was sent a very generous parcel of their liners, mascara and lash primer. I had previously used (and loved) their liquid liner and eye define pencils so I was excited to try other products in their eye wardrobe! 

Feel like a treat? 3 products for 3 budgets!

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This post went down really well last month so I've decided to make it a series! It's that time of the month again when lots of people like to treat themselves because they've just been paid or just generally feel like a little splurge! A treat does't have to break the bank so I've put together three produts for three budgets so hopefully you will find something you like, either for yourself or for a gift!

I need your product recommendations!

The main reason that I started my blog (apart from it being a distraction from my illness), was to start a conversation about beauty. I love that my friend Anne from Linda Libra Loca got a product recommendation in the comments section of one of my posts, which she went on to buy. As shallow as it may sound to some, talking about beauty products is one of my favourite things to do but I also like to listen and that's how today's post has come about! I need some product recommendations and would love if you would leave a comment below - even if you have never commented before, I'd love to hear from you now!

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW! Laura Geller new releases have me swooning!

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As I've mentioned before on the blog, Laura Geller is a brand that I grow to love more with every product that I try! Therefore you can imagine how thrilled I was to receive a parcel of the latest releases from the brand! There are new face palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, liquid highlighters and blur sticks - all so beautiful that I didn't know where to start! Luckily, I was sent two of the face palettes so I'm delighted to be able to do a giveaway with the second one because, believe me, you will want it in your life! Stay reading to the end of the post for details on how to win!

My favourite overnight skincare products

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Beauty sleep is not just a myth - night time is when our skin renews and repairs, so what we put on it is important! There is no SPF or makeup to compete with so the products we use can really get to work. Being the skincare junkie that I am, I have a number of products that I love to use and I want to share them with you today. For reference, I have dry skin with some areas of texture that is prone to being dull if I don't keep on top of my skincare routine!

A palette that covers all bases? Clarins Travel Essentials Palette

Clarins Travel Essentials Palette Review, Duty Free Exclusive

I think we've established at this stage that one of my favourite things about going on holiday, is getting to have a browse and shop in Duty Free! I love that there are savings to be had on everyday essentials but also that there are some duty free exclusives that can't be bought elsewhere! Even if you aren't travelling yourself but know somebody who is, you can avail of the discount prices by using the Reserve & Collect option, whereby you browse the site, reserve your products and then the person who is travelling can collect the order and pay on the date selected. The brilliant thing about this option (which I only recently discovered) is that even if your local airport doesn't stock a particular brand, if you reserve in advance, you can choose from any of the brands stocked in World Duty Free. Who doesn't want to make a saving on Fresh, Diptyque or Jo Malone, for example? I'll definitely be taking advantage of that next time I fly! Today's post is all about a World Duty Free Exclusive: Clarins Travel Essentials Palette; a palette that has eye, lip and cheek options!

Setting sprays to add glow, lock in makeup or refresh the skin

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Because I have dry skin, I tend to favour setting sprays over powders to set my makeup and sometimes to add some luminosity or up the glow! Sometimes, I just want to refresh my makeup and a setting spray is ideal for that too. Ever the minimalist, I have six in my collection that I want to share my thoughts on with you today!

Celebrate National Smile Month with Janina!

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Did you know that National Smile Month runs from May 14th to June 14th? As the song goes 'You're never fully dressed without a smile' and for me, this is so true. A smile can cross so many barriers and will instantly endear me to a person. Just last week, I noticed a hen party in Dublin airport - they all looked amazing - immaculate hair and makeup, stunning clothes, preened to within an inch of their lives but not one of them had a smile on their face and it was the one thing that wouldn't cost them any time or money but would have made a huge difference! For me, a smile makes everyone much more attractive so when I was asked if I wanted to celebrate National Smile Month with Janina, I jumped at the chance!

5 products that I'm currently loving!

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It's time to share some products that I am currently loving and using very regularly (either daily or weekly) with you again! One is a rediscovery and the others are relatively new to my routine but all are firm favourites!

Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya Cologne

Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya Cologne Review

When we were passing through Duty Free recently, I had my usual browse in Jo Malone but wasn't really planning to buy anything, however their new limited edition fragrance Tropical Cherimoya caught my eye. The bright coloured bottle alone was enough to draw me in but when the sales assistant said that it was limited edition for May only, it really grabbed my attention - I really am a sucker for these things!

Three to try from Lime Crime - Cult Beauty Brand Of The Month!

Lime Crime Venus 3 review & swatches

Vegan and cruelty-free brand, Lime Crime is Cult Beauty's Brand Of The Month for May, which means that there is free international shipping on all products until the end of the month. Known for their pigmented shadows and long-wearing lip products, this brand is no stranger to controversy (don't ask me for details though because I can never keep up with online dramas!) yet despite this they have stood the test of time due to their innovative and quality products. Today, I want to share three that I recommend trying from the brand, including their latest palette release: Venus III. Prepare to drool!

The brow pencils with the finest nibs

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Ever since Anastasia Beverly Hills released the Brow Wiz, other brands have followed suit with similar pencils - a spoolie on one end and a retractable pencil on the other, nothing groundbreaking there but it's the fine nib that made the Brow Wiz a hit. It really makes it easy to mimic the look of brow hairs - ideal for those of us with sparse brows or gaps. My problem with the Brow Wiz is that the spoolie end breaks off every.single.time! Well actually what happens is, it comes off with the lid and then I have to try to pull the lid off the spoolie - a first world problem, I know! Today I want to share four alternatives to the Brow Wiz that don't have that problem.

Nars Narsissist Lip Pencil Set

Nars Narsissist Lip Kit Review

I don't know about you, but one of my favourite things about going on holiday is having a stroll around World Duty Free to see what bargains are to be had and what new brands they are stocking! In fact, I did just that on Monday after spending the long weekend with my In-Laws and I was seriously impressed by the range of brands available. Even if you aren't flying yourself but know someone who is, you can avail of the Reserve & Collect option whereby you can browse the site then reserve the products you want and pay in store (or ask whoever is flying to collect & pay for you!). I personally love having a look at the travel exclusives and limited edition sets because anything that you can't buy on the high street, makes it that extra bit special. One such set is this Nars NARSissist Lip Pencil Set.

My top picks from MAC & an amazing Gift With Purchase from Debenhams!

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MAC was one of the first high end brands that I tried - maybe not as high end as YSL, Dior etc, but definitely a step up from the budget brands that I had previously used and all these years later, I still have a real soft spot for the brand! There is something about a MAC lipstick that gets me every time and I have quite a few in my collection. Today, I want to share some of my favourite products from the brand and also let you know about an amazing gift with purchase available from Debenhams when you spend £60 or more on MAC

Design.ME haircare review

Design.ME haircare review

Design.ME is a brand that is new to our shores but has been in North America for a while. It's a professional brand that is available to buy from Sally Beauty and I was lucky enough to be sent three of the four products available. I've been using them for the last few weeks and want to share my thoughts on them with you today!

Summer in a bottle!

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Korres Ginger Lime, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream & Body Mist, Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc, Tory Burch Bel Azur, The scent of summer

Lots of people describe a perfume as 'summer in a bottle' but, for me, there isn't just one scent that describes summer to me - some transport me to the beach, some make me think of pina coladas and sun cream and others to my Granda's garden where I spent so much time every summer as a child! Today I want to share with you the fragrances that remind me of summer!

REVIEW: Glamglow mask wardrobe

Multi-masking with Glamglow

I have used all of the Glamglow masks and all of them have been documented on the blog but I thought I'd put together a run through of this set that was available to buy last Christmas, which contained 4 mini tubes of their best-selling masks. I love when brands offer sets like this as it's a relatively inexpensive way of trying several products. They have an even better set available at the moment called the Multimasking Set, which is £29 for 6 masks.

Non-powder contouring options!

Cream and liquid contour products

Although this post is about contouring, its actually gentle definition that I go for these days as I find a full-on razor sharp contour a little aging. Because I have dry skin, I tend to favour products that are in liquid or cream form because they just work better with my skin and today I want to share those with you.

GIVEAWAY: Summer body products bundle featuring Sol De Janeiro, Omorovicza and more!

Cult Beauty giveaway, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff Review, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff Giveaway

Last week I share with you the products that I am using to prep my body for summer (post here) and Cult Beauty very kindly sent me some of the products to do a giveaway so that one of you lucky readers can try them for yourself! 

3 fantastic budget foundations

I've pretty much only worn budget foundations recently and I've had so many compliments on my skin when wearing them. I am absolutely delighted to have found some affordable foundations that I love because for years, I have spent a fortune on high end ones and now I don't have to. I'm not saying that I'll never buy a luxury foundation again but at the moment, these three have me covered!

REVIEW: Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit

REVIEW: Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit

I love a good pamper session and a face mask is an integral part of that. I have my favourites but am always up for trying some new ones in case they offer something different. When I saw this Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit, I had to buy it because I'd been wanting to try some PTR masks for a while and at £24, it wasn't too expensive and I could try all six masks from the brand. I've been using them over the past 5/6 weeks and am ready to share my thoughts on them with you! Although the tubes are mini, there are about 4 uses in each one, which is pretty good. For reference, I have dry and sometimes reactive skin.

Summer Body Preppin'

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff review

People either love to talk about the weather or find it boring - either way, it's been hard not to notice that in the space of four weeks, we went from snow to a mini heatwave! As soon as the sun comes out and we shed the winter layers, it quickly becomes apparent that our limbs need a bit of T.L.C. after being hidden away for around 6/7 months! Today I want to share the products that I reach for when I'm getting ready for my skin being exposed!

Feel like treating yourself? Four products for four budgets

It's the end of the month and most people are in the position of either having some money left in the bank before payday or have just been paid so I thought I'd put this post together with four products that I love for four different budgets - under £10, £10-25, £25-50 and £50 and over. If you feel like treating yourself, hopefully you will find something you like here! 

Limited Edition Catrice Active Warrior Range

Limited Edition Catrice Active Warrior Range Review

A lot of brands have released 'gym makeup' recently, Catrice being one of them! Their Active Warrior range is limited edition and only available to purchase until the end of the month so if you want any of the products, you need to act fast! To be honest, I don't think that the products are limited to gym-goers as we could all do with sweatproof makeup during the warm and humid summer months (nothing like positivity about getting a decent summer this year!). There are seven products in the range and I was kindly sent four of them to try!
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