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April 2014

Make-up

W7 Honolulu Bronzing Face Powder Review

April 18, 2014
W7 Honolulu Bronzing Face Powder

      Benefit style box powders at a fraction of the price? Yes please! Despite the fact I’ve been raving about Benefit’s Dallas (reviewed here) for a while, I couldn’t resist this cheeky little treat when I saw it. As a pale-faced lady I’ve really struggled with the idea of bronzer for a long time, I instantly associate it with orange trendy types and dismissed it as a part of my routine until very recently when I discovered the…

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News

Get three Ciate Paint Pots for £1 with Sun+!

April 17, 2014

Have you seen this amazing offer from Sun+? You can pick up three Ciaté paint pot nail varnishes in Paparazzi, Knickerbockerglory and Butterscotch for absolutely free when you sign up for the £1 month trial to Sun+. The set of three is worth £27 so it’s quite a saving, and a great chance to try an amazing nail brand out if you haven’t had the chance yet (or add to your collection!). Just follow this link to www.thesun.co.uk and follow the directions to…

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Fragrance

Avon Pur Blanca EDT Perfume Set Review

April 17, 2014
Avon Pur Blanca

  When it comes to perfume I’m usually drawn to the more outspoken and sweet fragrances, and especially those with bright and beautiful bottles. Pur Blanca goes against everything I would normally choose; it’s clean light and simple and the bottle is very plain. Still somehow I’ve come to be quite fond of Pur Blanca and have made a sizeable dent in it already! I’d agree with the official description of  “A delicate blend of pure white freesia and ylang…

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Tags

The “Getting to know me” Tag!

April 16, 2014
tag

We were tagged by the lovely @Aimeebelle86 from aimeebelle.weebly.com for 20 quick questions to help you get to know a bit more about us! We’ve tagged @secretgirlwants  from www.plumptuouspretty.blogspot.co.uk @LazyDaysBeauty from www.lazydaysbeauty.com @Twinkleboots1  from www.twinkleboots.ca @MishMreow from www.mishmreow.blogspot.co.uk @CardiganJezebel from www.cardiganjezebel.com Go follow these lovely ladies on twitter and check out their blogs!   Question 1 ~ Flats or Heels?: I’d like to say heels but I’m definitely more of a flats girl! Boots, sandals and trainers! I like to look at heels – does that count? Unfortunately, due to my utter…

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Beauty Boxes

Glossybox April 2014

April 15, 2014
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Gem actually received her Glossybox yesterday, but mine ended up at the post office instead since I’d spent the morning at the gym and there was no one to open the door to the postman. On collecting it today though, I’m pretty pleased with the contents – even if I did sneak a peek at Gem’s yesterday. Whats in the box? Emite Make Up – Lip Brush – L312 (£17) I’ve been thinking of buying a high end lip brush…

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Make-up, Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday – Avoiding Mascara on Your Eyelid During Application

April 15, 2014
Tip Tuesday Mascara Application

Do you ever apply your mascara, and as as you look upwards for that final sweep of your bottom lash thinking you have completed  your look, you peek in the mirror to see you have in fact managed to cover your upper eyelid in mascara since your top lashes weren’t quite dry? Well to keep today’s Tip short and sweet, apply mascara to your bottom lash first! Honestly, I’ve been applying my mascara this way for years, such a simple…

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Make-up

A haul full of bargains!

April 15, 2014
Hellbent for Lipstick Haul

  I’m always one for a bargain but I think I got some real steals in this haul! As always this wasn’t planned…I was just going to look! Then suddenly I remembered I had a boots gift voucher and it all got a bit..out of hand. No regrets though as I already love everything I picked up!   My story starts in Superdrug as I decided this would be the day I finally fulfilled my long desire for Sleek’s Rose Gold…

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Most Wanted

April Most Wanted

April 14, 2014
April most wanted

  1. Urban Decay Electric Palette – [Link] I love my Naked palette but I’m a brights girl at heart, I’ve seen nothing but rave reviews for this and so it’s now on my OMGINEEDTHISINMYLIFE list. I think UD palettes are well worth the investment, and though I was considering another Naked I think I’ll be far more likely to pick this up instead! 2. Katy Perry Oh So Sheer – [Link] Katy Perry Killer Queen is still my favourite fragrance,…

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Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegan Banana Flapjack Recipe

April 14, 2014
banana-flapjacks

I came back from my week away to Scotland to a fruit bowl full of blackened squidgy bananas – the only way to resolve this, was to use them in some baking! This is a Vegan recipe, great for using up old bananas, or if you aren’t a banana fan, you can leave them out completely and add a few more oats or dried fruit. This recipe also features my newly acquired Coconom Coconut Sugar from The Vegan Kind box number…

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Candles

Sunday Scents: Yankee Candle Simply Home in Vanilla Frosting

April 13, 2014
Yankee Candle Simply Home in Vanilla Frosting

  Hello and welcome to the first of many Sunday Scents! Who doesn’t love a good scented candle? I’m pretty obsessed with them, and sweet vanilla scents are my biggest weakness! Yankee candles are a little on the pricey side usually but I spotted them in my local Asda at around half the usual cost. The whole line there is branded as Yankee Candle Simply Home and there are some slight differences between the standard candles as described on the official…

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