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October 2013

Make-up, Nails

An Accidental Haul

October 24, 2013
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We set out for our little shopping trip yesterday with a thrifty mindset and a small budget. Four hours later that all went out the window! We’ve added links where the items are available online, otherwise you’ll have to hit the highstreet and track them down yourself! Red links are Amie’s treats and blue are Gemma’s treasure, black things we both picked up! In our defence we did start off well so first up is the charity shop treasure we…

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Festivals, Make-up, Skincare

October most wanted!

October 23, 2013

    I’m starting to be very careful with my money now. That seasonal-time-of-the-year-you-shouldn’t-mention-in-October is coming, I have a wedding to go to, a visit to Holland next month, I’ve just spent £300 on Wacken tickets, and I have more than enough make-up and shiny treats to justify having to buy more. BUT. It doesn’t hurt to look and dream, right?   Geek Chic Cosmetics Witchcraft and Wizardry Set     L-R House Elf, Always, Mischief Managed, Golden Trio, Headmaster,…

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Skincare

Nip + Fab Shine Fix

October 23, 2013
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This was a gift from Amie (along with lots of other lovely things you can see here) as she has the most lovely matte skin ever and I unfortunately have been cursed with an ever-shiny face. I am one with the ways of powder and blotting papers, and have tried quite a few products that claim to be mattifying with varying degrees of results. The Nip + Fab Shine Fix is labelled as a gel, but it looks and applies…

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Beauty Boxes, Hair, Skincare

Birchbox October 2013

October 21, 2013

I seem to have waited forever for this month’s beauty boxes to come around and after an underwhelming Glossybox this month, I couldn’t wait for Birchbox to try and lift my spirits. This months delights included the following: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance | £28.00 A generous 15.0ml helping of this primer was very nice indeed. This will last a lifetime! I used a little of this on Saturday in the frantic morning rush when slapping on my stage makeup.…

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Skincare

CLINIQUE Dramatically different moisturiser

October 21, 2013

I bought this in August 2012 on the ferry on the way to Wacken. One of the reasons I went for this at the time, was it felt beautiful when I was testing all the lotions and potions on the boat. Anyway, I had been saving this for a little while as I already had thousands of moisturisers open but about 6 months ago, I thought I would try this out. I have been using this weekly on and off…

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Skincare

Free REN skincare set with InStyle Magazine

October 21, 2013
Ren skincare trio with Instyle

I have been all over the magazine freebies this month, I got 3/4 of the L’Occitane hand creams with Marie Claire, I picked up another Eyeko Skinny Mini eyeliner from Glamour, and this morning I picked up this mini REN skincare trio with Instyle! The mini set includes Evercalm Gentle Cleaning Milk, Vita mineral Active 7 Eye Gel and Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream and is worth £12 so a real bargain!   My main reason for grabbing it (other than only costing £2!) was…

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Fragrance

Avon Ultra Sexy EDT

October 20, 2013
Avon Ultra Sexy EDT

I’ll admit it was the burlesque-ey boudoir design that drew me in being the shallow creature that I am, but the fragrance certainly lived up to it’s gorgeous bottle. Described as “The sexiest fragrance you will ever wear” with “fruity and tempting accords of passion fruit, pear and bergamot. Magnolia in the heart is infused with peach and peony. The base includes golden amber, musk and sweet woods.” It is very light at first with a definite fruity aroma, but…

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Facemask Friday, Skincare

Facemask Friday – The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask

October 18, 2013

Like Gem, I am a fan of face masks and as you all know, I may have more than a slight obsession with The Body Shop. This is a mask that I haven’t used in a while but before gig day tomorrow, I felt it was appropriate to bring a little pampering into my Friday evening! This Warming Mineral Mask is the perfect mask for a dull, miserable day/evening. It doesn’t set and dry hard, however it warms when rubbed…

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Skincare

Nip + Fab Dry Hand Fix and other lovely treats!

October 17, 2013
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It’s rather handy to have a different skin type to your best friend. I have very greasy skin and Amie very dry so when freebies or bonuses come our way we can have a nice switch-around. I am now the happy owner of the Nip + Fab Shine Fix, Nip + Fab Dry Hand Fix, Avon Naturals Lilly and Gardenia Body Whip and a little sample of The Body Shop warming mineral mask. I want to give the Shine Fix…

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Make-up

Me Me Me Eye Inspire Pressed Eyeshadow in 01 Ebony

October 16, 2013
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I’m always on the hunt for a great black eyeshadow, it’s a pretty big staple in the “rock chic make-up supplies list” yet I’ve never found one that I really got on with. This however is looking like it ticks nearly all the boxes! Ebony is a pressed matte black with micro glitter. It is very heavily pigmented and even more so when swatched over primer. It has a lovely soft texture and blends really nicely so would be great…

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