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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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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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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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MUA Power Pout in “Runaway” Review

April 13, 2014
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This was a sheer accidental purchase. I didn’t need it, but as always when browsing the MUA stand, it slipped and fell into my basket. Well it would be rude not to take it home after all that wouldn’t it? I chose this because it has a beautiful coral look to it. I didn’t actually realise that this was more of a tinted lip balm until I got home, but I still absolutely love it!   Considering this is just…

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MUA Up All Night Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

April 10, 2014
MUA Up All Night Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

    A One Direction palette on HBFL? Sacrilege! Minus fifty krieg points! This collection came out last year much to the excitement of far too many people who need more Norwegian black metal in their lives (shame on you!). I was pretty put off by the 1D branding for the longest time, but then I stopped to take a look at the colours (and realised the only 1D reference was on a sticker!) and soon enough it was in…

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Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush Review

April 9, 2014
Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush Review

  I am -rubbish- at applying eye-liner! Considering it’s one of my make-up staples you’d think I would be better at applying it by now, but no, every day is a war on even level lines that I inevitably loose and then have to  start all over again…till now! When I first saw this brush launched I just knew I had to add it to my Real Techniques collection, I’ve been on the search for -the- eye-liner brush since forever…

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Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace Review

March 29, 2014
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  I’d been eyeing up the Sleek Blush by 3 Palettes for quite a while before I finally gave in and chose “Lace” on a recent Gem and Pants shopping trip. Out of all the colours I figures this would be the one I would get the most wear out of.   One of my favourite things about the Sleek range is their packaging. It’s so … well … sleek I suppose! It has a real luxurious feel to it…

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Make-up Palette Storage

March 24, 2014
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  After Gem and I had finished one of our Gym classes last week, we decided in our infinite wisdom that we would “pop into” the local shopping centre to purchase some new Gym wear and obligatory red and blue yoga mats. Unfortunately, this meant we were unsupervised and within reach of a variety of shops where we could easily spend all our pennies. We do have a habit of going a bit crazy when we are both together, but…

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MUA Mascara shade 3 Review

March 17, 2014
MUA Mascara Shade 3 Blue

  You know how it is when you’re casually browsing the MUA stand and you just can’t help picking up a few bits and pieces even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t? Yeah well, that totally happened to me (oops!) and I ended up with a couple of things, this fabulous shade of mascara being one of them! The tube is opaque plastic and not as I thought clear showing the colour inside. The mascara itself is less greeney/turquoise hued…

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MUA “Pretty Edgy Eyeshadow Palette” – The Studded Palette Review

March 13, 2014
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  When Gem and I had heard MUA had launched a “studded” palette under their Luxe range, our imaginations ran wild with what many delights this could entail, and thankfully a lot of this ran true. As suspected, they had released a beautiful palette, covered in gold studs. What could be more heavy metal than that? During the festive period, this was sold out everywhere, including direct from the MUA website, but luckily Gem had procured this for my birthday…

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