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A few thoughts on some recent finds.

The result of watching too much QVCUK lately has resulted in all sorts of hauling, including the Code VLM mascara. I'm a sucker for mascaras and the live demo was really impressive. So I ordered the mini size of it. The mascara is decent at separating and doesn't flake but it doesn't do anything for me. It is solely being used for the bottom lashes due to its small brush ( as its a mini size, the brush is tiny ) and it quite nicely defines my bottom lashes. On my top lashes I like it as big as it can get it, and this despite the claims doesn't build any volume. For me at least. Next is the Lilybeth brow shaper. I don't use this on my brows, I can't seem to grasp…

The Gift With Purchase question, is it worth it? Harrods, Space NK, Cult Beauty recent gift with purchase

Are gift with purchase splurges worth it? We've all been there, happily going about our day when we get that email or reminder through the post and somehow we have made an order, products mysteriously end up in our basket and we've clicked on the "confirm order" button. So are they worth it? Yes and no. Yes in the case if you stock up on your necessities, things you know you are going to use up, yes in the case of if you've had your eye on a number of things for a while but couldn't quite brave through checkout. Then it totally makes sense to go for it as you get to try a lot of free minis and new items, especially since the most recent ones were so good. And no if…

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Givenchy Le Rouge A Porter in 106 Parme Silhouette

I am obsessed with this lipstick by Givenchy, the new Le Rouge A Porter. I'm almost done with my first tube! When these first came out I did my usual eye roll at the fact that Givenchy were also trying to milk in on this new balm lipstick thing that everyone is doing. However this is different, the texture is a dream. It's not too glossy or gloopy, like some can be. This hugs your lips in a balmy colourful velvety way. The fragrance is rather unique, I can't think of a way to describe it, but it smells like it feels, velvet. Imagine a moist velvet rose petal. I just want to reapply over and over so I can have that feeling. I am addicted to this which is rather worrying, as I'm nearly at…

LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture

LA Splash cosmetics are all over Instagram, for all the right reasons. Especially their liquid lip paints. These are budge proof lipsticks that go on liquid and dry to a matte finish. Once dry they won't move until you remove them. They remove with any oil based waterproof makeup remover (think Lancome Bi Facil). I've played around with these and they are at their most long wearing when applied to clean lips. If you apply over lip balm they don't last. So to get the best use out of them apply to dry lips. This can be a problem if you (like me) have sore or very dry lips, as this will emphasize the flaky bits. So good lip preparation is a must. For me these are not a daily lip product but great…

Current Hair Care Rotation

A round up of products I'm currently using on my hair. I have very fine hair, and not much of it. I struggle to get volume with anything really, so I've given up looking for products that give me volume. There are a few products though that do give texture and a bit of oomph for when I want a certain look ( which isn't often, think special occasions.) Philip B has been my favourite hair care range recently, especially when it comes to shampoo. I've been trying out various shampoos as I'm still without a holy grail shampoo. Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo: Smells like heaven, leaves hair soft and shiny. A staple for the moment. Oribe Conditioner for Brilliance & Shine: Doesn't weigh hair down and gives a good shine. My…

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Tom Ford Lips and Boys

When it was announced that there would be a limited edition collection of mini lipsticks in 50 shades by Tom Ford a few months ago, I was looking forward to it as I'm a big fan of Tom Ford lipsticks. Excited by the huge shade selection I went to Selfridges to explore. First thing is these are very small. There is 2g of lipstick here compared to the regular TF size of 3g. Next the shade selection. There are a lot of bright colours, bold, unique and bright. I decided to go for the more safer pink and nude shades. Stavros, the colour that sold out the first almost everywhere was not one I would ever wear. These are still available in most of the more mainstream shades, both online and in store. Are…