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June 2014

Hauls, Make-up, Nails

Elf Clearance Haul Part 2

June 7, 2014
elf-haul-1

  It happened again – well actually no, this happened pre “accidental shopping haul” which is why I felt so guilty about going shopping, knowing that I had already ordered a box of goodies from elf. For those that didn’t know, one of their latest deals was a free “Mystery Collection” (worth £15) when you spent £20 in the clearance section, as well as free p&p. What actually happened, is Gemma asked me whether or not she should go ahead…

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Lifestyle, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Vegan Kind June Box

June 7, 2014
tvk8

I had completely forgotten that my #TVK8 box was on it’s way, so I was pleasantly surprised when I answered the door to the postman to be greeted by this month’s box. If you haven’t seen any of my other Vegan Kind posts, it’s a monthly subscription box that has 4-5 Vegan and cruelty free products in, usually snacks and nibbles with at least one lifestyle and beauty product. Each month, 10p of each box is also donated to a…

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Hauls

Elf Clearance Haul & Swatches

June 6, 2014
ELF Eyes Lips Face Clearance Haul

  Yes I went shopping again, but as I did it in my pyjamas does it really count? My bank balance says so. However thankfully this massive haul came at a very purse friendly price of £20ish, ELF prices are low even at the full whack, but with a huge clearance sale and a free gift I definitely got more than my moneys worth! Here are my swatches and first impressions of the haul, as well as the contents of…

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News

Free Ciaté Nail Polish & Caviar Set with Marie Claire

June 5, 2014
ciate-nailpolish

I know that both Gem and I have said in some of our last few posts that we are on a spending ban, but when we found out we could grab a Ciaté bargain, we just couldn’t help ourselves. (It’s 100% Gemma’s fault for actually telling me about this.) If you haven’t seen these already, you can grab yourselves a free Ciaté Nail Polish and Caviar set with the June issue of Marie Claire, worth £10 each. Each issue of…

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Nails

ETOS Feather Effect Nail Polish in Blue Bird and Purple Bird

June 4, 2014
ETOS Feather Nail Polish Purple Bird Blue Bird

If you read a lot of our posts you will no doubt know that I have a long distance relationship with a delectable Dutch man, which means I often just pop over to the continent (Sounds very swish and glamorous when I put it like that!) for mini breaks to see him. Of course I take a keen interest in Holland’s cosmetics, and of the few I’ve actually tried this brand is my favourite. Etos  is the Dutch the equivalent…

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Make-up

Sleek MakeUP True Colour Lipstick in “Vixen” Review

June 3, 2014
sleek-lipstick

I am a terrible person, a terrible person indeed. So terrible in fact, that this lovely lipstick has been sat unopened in my “to review” pile since I bought it about three month’s ago. I was so eager and excited to try the Sleek Lipsticks out and when I finally relented and picked up “Vixen” in a 3 for 2 haul at Superdrug, the least I could have done was give this the time and attention it deserved instead of…

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Candles, Clothing and Fashion, Lifestyle, Make-up

An Accidental Haul Part 2

June 2, 2014
Haul

You know when you really shouldn’t go shopping but you do anyway? Well I blame Pants entirely (and you can see her haul post here!) and can’t be held responsible for my inability to say no to a good bargain shop! As we are both supposed to be saving money for festival season at the moment we limited ourselves to only four shops – Primark, Superdrug, Boots and Poundland.   Boots – Primark  £10 I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt…

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Skincare

Nip + Fab Clean Fix Gel Review

June 2, 2014
nipandfab-facial-cleanser

I finished using this facial cleanser a few weeks ago and it has since joined the box of “empties” waiting to be reviewed. After my 3 month love affair with this product (yes it lasted a whole 3 months!), I’m finally ready to ‘come out’ and spill the beans at how much I actually enjoyed using this. This was actually purchased on my last Nip+Fab haul in September, which you may recall (see my post here) and when purchasing some…

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Candles

Sunday Scents: Chupa Chups Strawberry Scented Candle

June 1, 2014
Chupa Chups Strawberry Scented Candle

Being a vegetarian the sweets of my youth are often completely off limits due to frankly revolting ingredients of animal origin, but Chupa Chups fruit lollies are one of the treasured few that are not only vegetarian but vegan!  I’ve been able to continue loving Chupa Chups sugary scents (and flavours!) well into my cruelty free lifestyle so when I saw this candle in Poundland I knew it was definitely for me! I wasn’t expecting too much from it, and it’s…

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