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Loréal So Couture

14 Jan

One of my little Christmas gifts this year was a Loréal So Couture box of goodies, so now the excitement of the festive season has dissipated and my new year flu has gone I thought I’d try the contents out.

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2015/01/img_3695.jpg The box included a Volume Million Black Couture mascara, Colour Riche nail varnish in Exquisite Scarlett, Colour Riche Liner in Snow White and Colour Riche lipstick in Scarlette Crème.

2015/01/img_3702-0.jpg I adore the lipstick and because it’s so glossy it even made my dry winter lips look soft. This would be great for a vintage look or with an all white outfit for a bit of Italian glamour a lá Dolce.

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2015/01/img_3701.jpgThe nail varnish is a lovely bright red colour and is really easy and quick to apply because of the flat brush. Silver midi rings keep this from looking too grown up.

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2015/01/img_3704.jpgI don’t usually wear white eyeliners but this one is very creamy and didn’t irritate or scratch when applied. It helped to open out my eyes and teamed with the mascara, gave a really natural wide-eyed look. I like this mascara but normally tend to go for a softer, fuller brush to get maximum product on my lashes.

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Look Good Feel Better’s Theatre of Beauty

28 Nov

Mid-week my best friend and I headed to Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar in Liverpool for the Look Good Feel Better charity night. This charity is a very special one indeed, helping women and teenage girls who are going through cancer to combat the visual side-effects of their life saving treatments because everyone has a right to feel beautiful.

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Complimentary drinks were flowing and the atmosphere was buzzing with lots of lovely ladies getting free treatments, mini makeovers and a great little goody bag.

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A skin consultation with one of the lovely therapists at the Environ counter.
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Lusting over YSL lipsticks.
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A relaxing massage at the Carita counter.
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In love with the Shu Uemera Choupette (Shupette) collab, we all know how beautiful cats are!
IMG_2175.JPGHad such a fabulous night with loads of cash going to this truly wonderful charity, well done Harvey Nics & Look Good Feel Better.

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Łoréal, Benefit & Bourjois

8 Nov

Happy Saturday everyone,

Here’s a little post about some recent beauty purchases and my opinions on them. Look out for a great little recommended costume jewellery buy too.

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I started incorporating an eye cream into my daily (and nightly) beauty routine a couple of years ago and started with Olay Total Effects 7 in one Eye Transforming Cream. I chose this particular one because I had used the Total Effects day moisturiser with SPF 15 for years (still do) and trusted the product to perform.

I’d never really looked for an alternative eye cream because I felt happy with the one I had but a friend gave me a sample of ‘It’s Potent!’ eye cream from Benefit and I gave it a try.

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The box says this is a ‘Brightening eye cream to fade dark circles‘ and I can absolutely see a difference in the couple of weeks I’ve been using it, I liked it so much I bought the full size for £25.50. Working full time and studying for a degree means I have quite a lot of late, busy nights and this eye cream works wonders when I have some under eye puffiness.

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This is Bourjois Rouge Edition in ‘beige trench’ and I think the colour is just as classic as its namesake. I was after a neutral lipstick with some moisture because my lips can get a bit dry in the colder weather, this does the trick nicely and leaves my lips feeling smooth and non-sticky. A lovely everyday colour that
suites my yellow-toned skin really well.

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This mascara is False Lash Architect by Łoréal and on first application I found the formula to be quite dry, it took me a good few coats to get a good colour on my lashes. After a few more goes I think I like the dryness as I don’t get any clumps and because of the thick, messy bristles the brush really grips my eyelashes.

IMG_1345.JPGFinally here is my little wish bone necklace, been after one like for a while and saw it in a pack of three delicate chains from Primark for £1.50!
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Pucker Up

30 Oct

This week was a bit rocky to begin with and I really felt I needed a little pick me up so off I went to Boots with a new lipstick in mind. I used the points I had collected (love how it feels like it’s free!) and treated myself to Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 08 Grand Cru for £8.99.

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This really is a lovely deep, rich colour and actually does look like velvet on my lips with hardly any shine at all. It’s really easy to apply with great coverage and my hair doesn’t stick to it in the wind, which is one of my worst peeves. A cat-eye flick of black eyeliner makes this lip look fierce.

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I took a little trip to Forever 21 to check out their sale and although none of the clothes caught my eye I did manage to get a couple of jewellery bargains for 99p each.

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The black crucifix bracelet is going to add a little gothic vibe to my look and I just love the gold ampersand ring. The watch is Larsson & Jennings (www.LarssonandJennings.com) and the gold band bracelet was a gift from my bestie.
A good little shopping trip!
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