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Avon Mark Epic Lip Powders
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Avon Mark Epic Lip Powders

Disclaimer: PR Sample and Affiliate links - I have not been paid for this feature.  More often than not, I reach for the balmiest of lip products, especially in the warmer weather when I hate the feeling of anything heavy on my face, so it's all light and creamy textures that involve very little effort.  Matte lips are a really tricky product to get right, which is why I mostly avoid them as I find matte lipstick hard to wear - I'm someone who[...]

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OPI Neon Collection 2019
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OPI Neon Collection 2019

Is there anything better than a bright nail in the summer sun? I've realised recently just how much I love colour and how happy the right, bright shades can make me, so I'm happily embracing all things neon, starting with the gorgeous OPI Neon Collection for Summer 2019. The collection contains six fantastically bright shades, with a good mix and a finish that I want to call semi-matte - I can't seem to find any confirmation either way online, but[...]

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Beauty Pie Sunshiney Palette
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Beauty Pie Sunshiney Day Palette

My obsession with Beauty Pie continues - honestly, it's become a bit of a daily thing for me to check the site and see what's coming, and there are some are very exciting skincare launches on the horizon, so I'm hitting the daily refresh button like a crazy person.  I had my eye on the Beauty Pie Sunshiney Day Palette as soon as it appeared on the Beauty Pie site, because I'm definitely feeling the love for warmer tones on the eyes, but I'm also[...]

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Nails Inc Royal Gems
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Nails Inc Royal Gems Value Set

I've been meaning to treat myself to a little bit of Nails Inc joy for quite a while now, so when the Royal Gems set started showing up on my Facebook feed dropping hints left, right and centre, I thought that would be a good set for me to invest in, especially as, recently, I'm really trying to take better care of my nails...although right now they look absolutely terrible, so clearly that isn't going very well.  Anyway... The Nails Inc R[...]

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Beauty Pie Wondergloss Lip Oil Trio
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Beauty Pie Wondergloss Lip Oil Trio

Disclaimer: Purchases, although Sisley products mentioned were PR Samples.  Affiliate links - I have not been paid for this feature.  I don't know what's happened with me and my feelings towards Beauty Pie, which have gone from pretty consistent apathy for a good few months, to a sudden u-turn into obsession - I just can't get enough of that brand right now and I have to stop myself from placing another order.  I think it's because they've got[...]

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Cosmetics a la Carte Beach Glow Collection (Summer 2019)

Disclaimer: PR Sample and Affiliate links - I have not been paid for this feature.  Ready yourselves for a lengthy post as I have lots to show you in the new Cosmetics a la Carte Eye Beach Glow Collection, plus I always tend to ramble on about my love for CALC because I just find them utterly charming; if you're in London and happen to be near their Chelsea boutique then I really recommend paying them a visit, either to have a browse of their full c[...]

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Glossier Cloud Paints
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Glossier Cloud Paints

Do you remember when Glossier launched in the UK and it was pretty much all the beauty world could talk about? I remember popping along to the launch - which was basically like a fashion show with all the hip young things standing around looking VERY serious, alongside me talking to a blogger friend about morning sickness, the glamour! - and I tried out their Milky Jelly Cleanser, thought it was fab (it is - find a mini here for £8 - link) then t[...]

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Burt's Bees All Aglow Lip and Cheek Sticks
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Burt’s Bees All Aglow Lip and Cheek Sticks

*PR Samples/Aff. Links* My first ever introduction to a really good cream blusher was from Bobbi Brown, which came in a kind of stumpy little stick and the formula was beautiful.  For some reason they were altered, with both the packaging and formula changing, which was a real loss.  The Burt's Bees All Aglow Lip and Cheek Stick are the closest I've come to those beautiful blushers, and I would say everyone needs at least one of these in their[...]

Smashbox Crystalized Collection
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Smashbox Crystalized Collection

*PR Samples/Aff. Links* The Smashbox Crystalized Collection is a collaboration with Bri Luna, who is the founder of The Hoodwitch and an expert in the power of crystals, so this collection is inspired by the magic of crystals in every sense; the shades are crystal-themed and the packaging itself is embellished with crystal-like decoration - this is crystal powered beauty and it's gorgeous!   There's a little bit of everything the c[...]

Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette
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Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette

I've dabbled with Pur makeup on and off for years, so I'm definitely familiar with the brand, but it seems over the past couple of years it's taken a new direction that I really like; the products just seem a lot more trendy, the vibe of the brand seems much more upbeat and there are a lot of lustworthy launches on their main page.  Today I wanted to show you the amazing Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette, because it really is fantastic.[...]

bareMinerals Floral Utopia
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bareMinerals Floral Utopia

*PR Samples/Aff. Links* The minute I saw the bareMinerals Floral Utopia collection I knew I needed it in my life: pretty packaging? Yup.  Gorgeous spring shades? Definitely.  Formulas that flatter? 100%.  This is one of those collections that really tap into all the pleasure levels associated with beauty, as not only are the products gorgeous to look at and fun to use, the colours themselves are incredibly pretty and can slot into any kind of make[...]