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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[...]

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[...]