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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[...]

Morphe Glamabronze Face & Body Bronzer
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Morphe Glamabronze Face & Body Bronzer

*PR Samples* The Morphe Glamabronze Face & Body Bronzer is a recently launched bronzer available in three shades.  What I really like about the shade range is that it's categorised by tan depth rather than matched by skin tone, so you have three levels available depending on what sort of finish you fancy.  Each bronzer comes packaged in a large and sturdy case with mirror, making them well suited to travel. All three bronzers are a[...]

Origins Blooming Sheer Lip Balms
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Origins Blooming Sheer Lip Balms

*PR Sample/Aff. Links* [lookbook id="25877" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] The Origins Blooming Sheer Lip Balms are a brilliant new take on the traditional tinted lip balm, with a little bit of a twist.  I would say these are more like incredibly hydrating lipsticks, as the pigmentation is really decent (and very buildable) and the wear is surprisingly good for a product that's so hydrating.  There's also a really good[...]

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Morgan Taylor The Colour of Petals Collection

*PR Samples/Gifted/Aff. links* [lookbook id="25864" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] The Morgan Taylor The Colour of Petals Collection could not be more Spring-like; the colours are six different pastels that mostly lean pink or lilac - great if you're like me and love a pastel nail, but less so if you prefer a brighter shade.  What I really like about the Morgan Taylor The Colour of Petals Collection is that it's themed -[...]

Kiko Waterflower Magic
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Kiko Waterflower Magic Collection

[lookbook id="25813" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] *PR Samples/Gifted/Aff. Links* Kiko are the absolute kings of creating collections that you just want.  They're always packed full of pretties that are so enticing and appealing, and the Kiko Waterflower Magic Collection is a perfect example of this; expect pretty colours, beautifully feminine packaging, and products that are not only gorgeous to look at, but actually rea[...]

Zoeva Summer Strobe Spectrum Powder Palette
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Zoeva Summer Strobe Spectrum Powder Palette

[lookbook id="25797" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] *PR Sample/Gifted/Aff. Links* I was sent the Zoeva Summer Strobe Spectrum Powder Palette as a surprise and I'm really glad I was, as it's not the sort of colourway I would choose for myself, but I absolutely love it! I always favour cool-tones even though I'm quite neutral, so I can get away with either, but I have to say, the warmer tones in this beautiful highlighter pal[...]

Lanolips Hydrating Lip Luminizers
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Lanolips Hydrating Lip Luminisers

[lookbook id="25647" show-legend="true" show-desc="true" show-reveal="false"] *PR Sample/Gifted/Aff. links* The Lanolips Tinted Balm in the shade Rhubarb (there are now three other shades) is one of the most universally flattering, do-it-all lip products I've ever had in my kit; not only is it incredibly nourishing, it's also a beautiful, warming shade that gives your whole face a lift, plus it contains an SPF30, so it's one of those amazing product[...]

Smashbox Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss

*PR Samples/Gifted/Aff. Links/Existing Brand Relationship* Smashbox recently launched a new range of lip glosses that I kind of feel are a bit like a throwback to traditional, old-school glosses...without all the stickiness and crappy pigmentation.  The Smashbox Gloss Angeles Lip Glosses are a really pretty collection of 14 shades that are a fairly good mix, although I will say that there's a lot of pink - this is, of course, a dream come true for[...]

Chantecaille Spring 2019 Makeup Launches – Polar Ice Collection

*PR Samples/Affiliate Links* Chantecaille are the WORST for my bank balance as I literally want everything they make, regardless of whether it would actually suit me or not.  The packaging is always so pretty, the shades are flattering and enticing and the brand ethos is incredibly appealing, with each collection shining a light on a charitable cause that often has links to animal welfare, so my heart is completely on board with all things Chantec[...]

Too Faced Born This Way – New Pale Shades

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is one of those products that people really rave about, so when I was sent my first bottle in the Ivory shade, I couldn't wait to get it on my face.  As regular readers will likely know, I'm pretty pale (paler than you would expect - MUAs always start with darker shades and are always surprised by how fair they have to go to get a good match!) and there are many brands that don't go pale enough for me (*cough* N[...]

Foundation Files: NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation

There are a few high street brands that I really pay attention to when they launch a new base product, and I think NYX Professional Makeup are at the top of that list.  NYX Professional Makeup are so good at catering to all their customers, with phenomenal shade ranges in an array of formulas and finishes.  The NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop, Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation is a perfect example of exactly that. First of all, let[...]