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The four product face

Despite my often insatiable love of all things beauty I more often than not tend to stick to a very basic every day look because, to be honest, most of the time I can’t be bothered. I love cut creases and dewy highlighter as much as the next girl but when it comes to putting my face on in the morning, I often allow myself to indulge in what I consider to be the perfect four product face.

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A purse-friendly eyeliner to rule them all

I’ve been wearing eyeliner for the best part of a decade, so let’s just say I’m a veteran when it comes to adorning my eyes with anything from the deepest, darkest black to the brightest, boldest aqua that money can buy. For a long time I was loyal to MAC’s Stubborn Brown liner - a rich, chocolatey brown that defined and complimented my blue eyes without being as harsh as black against my pale skin.

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What Skin Needs: Australian skincare at its best

Australian skincare has always been a fascination of mine. As a country, it has such diverse native species that, in terms of flora, is often utilised in their skincare brands their unique medicinal properties. Designed with skin prone to acne, eczema or irritation in mind, What Skin Needs have created products that suit me down to the ground. I would classify my skin a dry/combination but extremely sensitive - it honestly feels like it’s on edge most of the time, waiting for something minute to set it off.

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Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipsticks

I’m not usually one to write a single product/like review, but the new Rouge Velvet Lipsticks from Bourjois have really impressed me - not an easy feat after 10 or so years of being fully immersed in the beauty community. Now before we get down to the good bit, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. Yes - I did receive this line complementary for review, however, I have no obligation to write any rave review about these lipstick, I’m just genuinely really impressed by them. 

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Bamboozled by 'lip toppers'

A few weeks back the metallic/glittery lip trend caught my eye and since then I've made it a personal mission of sorts to get my hands on everything shiny (magpie alert!) Whilst on my search, the same two terms kept coming up: lip topper and lip top coat, and I thought to myself "ah, like a holo nail top coat or something, how genius - why hasn't anyone thought of this before?" But they have. They're called lip glosses.

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2 Minute Review: Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Princess Cut

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, Jeffree Star is known for his bright and bold personality that is perfectly personified in his OTT cosmetics line. Never one to be dull, his Skin Frost highlighter collection is like nothing currently on the market, but as I’m not quite as brave as I like to think I am when it comes to makeup, I chose one of the more subtle shades, Princess Cut, as an introduction to the wacky world that is JS. 

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MAC palette of the mo'

As with many young adults that grew up with the newly popular YouTube and all of its tantalising makeup collection and tutorial videos, I have far too many MAC eyeshadows for my own good (I blame the likes of JuicyStar07, AllThatGlitters21 and DulceCandy87) Flash forward five or so years and I'm left with three or four palettes full of beautiful eyeshadows who deserve a more loving and caring owner but instead are left to gather dust.

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Not worth the hype or the price tag, but still damn pretty

If you’re someone that follows beauty releases, then you’ll know full well that there are quite a few products that tend to be carried away in a sea of excitement and then end up being somewhat overhyped. That by no means mean that they aren’t any good - most of them are still quality products but they don’t necessarily deserve the praise that they may be receiving any more than any other quality product.

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Recently loving...

By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly Couleur Intense Precision Liner in Gold (£28.60): I never realised how ridiculously expensive this liner is, so boy am I glad that I got it in October's My Little Brooklyn Box. As you'd expect for something at this price point, it glides on effortlessly and really stays put once applied. If it was even £10 cheaper then I'd be interested in buying another shade, but I'm afraid I'm not made of money, ByTerry. 

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So bad it's good

The perfect mascara is so hard to find because both our eyelashes and expectations are individual (huge shocker!) so what gives your lashes such volume that they acquire their own gravitational pull may leave mine looking floppy and extremely underwhelming. Despite this, there have somehow always been clear favourites that stand out from the gazillion offerings on the high street, but this my friends definitely isn't one of them.

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Some beauty favourites...

My my, hasn't it been a while since I did a beauty favourites post? Things have been pretty low key around here thanks in no small part to my unemployment, so let's just say that there hasn't been much makeup worn. However, when I have been dressing up, say for an interview or a day up in London, I've been hitting up some old favourites to give me that gorgeous summer glow...

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Give me back my leave-in conditioner: A rant

Okay, so this rant has been a long time coming and it was never something I intended to make into a blog post, but it's beauty related so why the hell not? Apparently over the last year of so leave-in conditioners have gone 'out of fashion' and have therefore been disappearing off of the shelves in a hasty fashion.

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