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November 2013

Fragrance

The Magazine Fragrance, have they finally got it?

November 18, 2013

I’ts not all doom and gloom in the Magazine department, (despite my epic ramblings at Marie Claire) since Gem and I rely heavily on these for new releases of cosmetics and shiny samples for bargainous prices, I find myself getting through an awful lot of them. Remember the old days of Mags, when there was a “scratch and sniff” page, or you lifted the flap and were encouraged to smell? Only to find that by the time you had got…

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Skincare

Free Rituals body scrub with Marie Claire

November 18, 2013
Rituals Fortune Scrub Marie Claire

  Despite our recent falling out with some of Marie Claires ideals (which you can read about in Amie’s amazing post here) I couldn’t resist picking up this month’s offerings as you get a full sized Rituals body scrub worth £10! The Rituals Fortune Scrub freebie only comes in one scent – sweet orange and cedar – and it is delicious! A perfect early morning scrub that left my skin feeling amazingly smooth, well worth giving a try! Marie Claire…

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Nails

NOTD: Barry M Sequin Effects – 01 White

November 17, 2013
Barry M Sequin Effects 01 White

You know when you see something so utterly vile you just have to have it? I think that must be the reason I picked up this Barry M polish, yet somehow I’m strangely compelled by how garish it is. It literally looks like a clown threw up on my nails and it’s hard to decide if I think it’s the best, or most disgusting thing I’ve seen! I didn’t use a base colour, and it took three coats to get…

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Make-up

MUA Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit

November 17, 2013
MUA Pro Brow eyebrow kit

  I picked this up in a haul a few weeks ago, but only just got round to trying it out! It’s silly when I spend ages hunting around for something, and once I have it, it lies untouched…alas. I always struggle to find the right colour for my eyebrows, I’m a natural blonde but with my blue hair I find I need to darken them a little to not look washed out. The MUA Pro-Brow Ultimate Eyebrow Kit contains three powders;…

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Clothing and Fashion, Hair, Make-up, Metal

You don’t have to conform to be successful

November 15, 2013

  (Brains and I looking successful above. Note how we still look like a bunch of greebo’s, even though we are dressed up!) I now find myself reading a lot of Magazines. Most of the content I find is mindless dribble and I have to be honest and say that I’m only interested in either the products they come with, or the hope of finding miracle cosmetics that I don’t already own. Despite this, I still read them from cover…

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Beauty Boxes

November 2013 Birchbox

November 15, 2013
November birchbox

Seems like this Birchbox came around really quickly! Not that I’m going to complain – Birchbox have had a winning streak of amazing boxes recently and this one is no different!   For the uninitiated, Birchbox is a monthly subscription beauty box that tends to have between 5-6 beauty products and a lifestyle (usually some kind of delicious snack!) extra. This month is another big one with seven products and an overall worth that’s way above the price point.  …

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Facemask Friday, Skincare

Facemask Friday – Avon Planet Spa Thailand Lotus Flower

November 15, 2013

Well it’s Friday again, and after a rather rocky few weeks for Gem and I consisting of feeling under the weather and bogged down with reams of work as the festive season approaches it’s a chance to take a step back and relax. (Not for too long mind!) Today’s facemask is the Avon Planet Spa Thailand Lotus Flower deep pore cleansing facemask. (Bit of a mouthful there!) My favourite thing about this mask, is the way it drys, it turns…

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Nails

NYC Rock Muse Collection and Swatches

November 13, 2013
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One of my favourite nail brands + glitter + rock music influences names = win. There are four colours in the NYC Rock Muse collection and I managed to grab them all across two different trips to Superdrug. I’ll admit it was the polish names, subtle (and not so subtle!) nods to some rock greats that made me need these, but I’m actually a big fan of glitter polishes anyway so I’m sure they would have ended up in my…

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Skincare

CLINIQUE – Youth Surge SPF 15 moisturiser

November 13, 2013

I know I recently reviewed Clinique’s dramatically different moisturiser with a less than impressed view, but I figured I owed it to Clinique to offer some brownie points for this product. This is another moisturiser I have recently finished, and this youth surge SPF 15 is absolutely brilliant. I used it as both a day and night cream and although I wasn’t particularly taken with the smell, after continuous use I really saw the results. Although I didn’t notice myself…

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Nails

Nail Tutorial – 1950s style roses and polka dots

November 12, 2013

Gem and I went to our friends wedding (evidence of the hen party we survived found here) the other weekend. Both feeling somewhat under the weather, we scrubbed up relatively well. Alas, it was a 1950s esque red and black themed wedding, so naturally I went for a red rockabilly style dress to make up for the lack of my usual red hair. This surely called for some distinct 1950’s nail art to go with it, so I have a…

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