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The Body Shop – A Compassionate, Cruelty-Free Christmas Collection!

Hi everyone!  If you like your Christmas vibes to start in November, you’re in the right place!  If you don’t, then sorry about the last few posts but it seems to be all about the festive events at the moment.  My second Christmas event of the year was with The Body Shop!  Bear with me, because there’s lots more to this than just Christmas fun!  

The Body Shop Makeup

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to The Body Shop Christmas Preview at their Briggate store in Leeds.  We all met up at the shop and I made the most of arriving a little early by having a good old browse of the makeup!  I’ve been dying to swatch the new liquid lipsticks but don’t get into town often.  I wasn’t disappointed… they’re gorgeous!  The Body Shop have brought out a new range of Metal Lip Liquids in six shades.  I swatched most of them and they are all beautiful – opaque, metallic and so pigmented. 

Shop display of The Body Shop liquid lipsticks

Metal & Matte Lip Liquids

There was a 3-for-2 offer on, so I treated myself to two of those and a matte lip liquid.  I chose Fuchsia Chrome and Plum Titanium (gorgeous on and lasted amazingly well when I tried it out!)  In the matte, I chose Tokyo Lotus.  Sadly in my first test, this hasn’t lasted very long on the lips.  I’m planning a full review post soon though, so keep your eyes peeled!  I also grabbed a Honey Bronze Drops of Sun – a liquid bronzer.  I’ve got a Kat Von D foundation that’s way too light for me, so I’m planning to use it for that.  The Body Shop girl who helped me with the makeup was equally as obsessed with makeup as me!  It was really helpful to hear her tips and recommendations (use the metal lipstick as eyeshadow, for example!) 

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Mascara Match // Benefit They’re Real v Primark False Lash Effect // Can Budget Beat High-End?

Hi guys!  You may remember this recent post, where I pitched budget against high-end mascaras.  The second installment here saw Benefit Rollerlash and Primark Lash Defining Mascara come in at a tie!  Well today is the final installment of Mascara Match!  Today I’m pitching Benefit They’re Real against Primark False Lash Effect mascara.

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Budget v High-End Makeup

As I’ve said in my earlier posts, it’s so easy to assume that if a product costs more, it must be better.  After trying out a ton of different makeup products and brands over the years, I feel like that’s really not the case.  Some of my go-to products that I use every single time I wear makeup are budget AKA cheap!  

I tell anyone I know ‘in real life’ about how great Primark mascaras are, and that they must try them.  So it’s about time I share the secret with you too!


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Mascara Match // Benefit Rollerlash v Primark Lash Defining Mascara // Can Budget Beat High-End?

Hi guys!  You may remember this recent post, where I pitched budget against high-end mascaras.  Well today is the next installment of Mascara Match!  Primark Volumising Ultra Black mascara beat Benefit Bad Gal Lash last time – can Primark win again?  Today, Primark’s Lash Defining Mascara is pitched against Benefit Rollerlash!  Let the battle commence…

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Budget v High-End Makeup

It’s so easy to assume that if a product costs more, it must be better.  After trying out loads of different makeup products and brands over the years, I’ve realised that’s really not the case.  Some of my favourite products that I use every single time I wear makeup are budget (otherwise known as cheap)!  I rave on to anyone I know ‘in real life’ about how great Primark mascaras are, and that they must try them.  So it’s about time that I share the secret with you guys!


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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette // Review!

Hey guys!  I’ve been meaning to do this post for a little while.  I know what you’re thinking… there are already about 250,002 reviews of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette online.  Why do we need one more?  Well the reason I’m putting in my two pence worth is that I seem to have a different opinion to everyone else!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette


The Price

I umm’d and ahh’d over getting this palette for such a long time.  It looked beautiful and the deep red and pink colours were right up my street!  The YouTubers were raving about it, and everyone I knew who had got their hands on one seemed to love it.  Once I finally decided to buy it, it was of course out of stock everywhere (this palette was hard work to get hold of!)  When it finally appeared back on Cult Beauty I decided to go for it!

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Glossybox October 2016 // Unboxing

Hi guys!  I’m sorry this is SO late!!  I mean it’s basically the last day of the month and I’m finally showing you the October 2016 Glossybox!  As you may have noticed, I’m not posting as regularly lately.  

As you probably know, I have chronic illnesses (if you don’t, this will fill you in!)  I often simply don’t feel well enough to take photographs, edit or write a post.  It’s frustrating as I have so many things I’m dying to share with you, but there’s nothing I can do.  Sadly, my health has to come first.

As you’ve probably already seen the October Glossybox around, I’m not going to go into much detail.  I’ll just show you what I got, and tell you if anything particularly impressed me!  

Glossybox October 2016 Review and Unboxing

Glossybox – October 2016

For full details about how Glossybox subscriptions work and what they cost, check out this post.

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Cohorted My Little Treat Beauty Box July 2016 Review and Unboxing

Cohorted My Little Treat Box – July 2016 // Unboxing!

Hola!  I hope you’re having a great day.  It was recently my wedding anniversary.  We weren’t meant to be doing presents but my naughty husband ended up buying me a few!  Luckily for me, one of those presents was the Cohorted My Little Treat Box July box!

Cohorted My Little Treat Box July 2016 Review and Unboxing

Cohorted: My Little Treat Beauty Box – July 2016

I’ve never had a Cohorted box before, as they are quite expensive.  They do a monthly luxury beauty box for £35 a month.  The Cohorted My Little Treat Box is one of their one-off, limited edition boxes.  They vary in price depending on the contents, but this particular box cost £50.

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Barry M Lip Oil Berry Good Lip Oil Review and Swatches

Barry M Berry Good Lip Oil // Review and Swatches!

Hey guys! I hope you’re well and having a good start to the week. I wanted to quickly show you the Barry M Berry Good Lip Oil and let you know what I think of it.

It’s one of those products that’s been really hyped up on beauty blogs and YouTube vids recently. Sadly though, I wasn’t quite as happy with it as everyone else seems to be!

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Barry M – Lip Oil in Berry Good

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