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Contouring Mishaps and a Foolproof Fix…

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I want to talk about contouring in greater detail soon; there seems to have been this crazy fad for it and I’m not sure that everyone has been embracing the trend with quite the caution and trepidation that they should have been. There’s a reason why it’s a relatively new idea, in mainstream beauty, and [...]

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YSL Leopard Print? I Approve

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I greatly approve of leopard print; not a season goes by that I don’t pick up some item or another that has been decorated with it. I like the texture that it lends to clothes – done well, it’s immensely flattering and adds a bit of interest to an outfit without being too much of [...]

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January Beauty Favourites

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Ah, here we are again. Monthly favourites. Apologies in advance; I have been on a bit of a beauty “hiatus” this month, partly because I spent the first two weeks of it watching The Good Wife and partly because I still haven’t properly sorted out my beauty room. I don’t know where anything is and I [...]

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Topshop Tip

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Topshop asked me to talk about my favourite product from their range. I have to admit that I was torn between this highlighter and the cream blush in Neon Rose! Here I am on the Topshop website giving my little makeup tip:  If you’re tired of the pearly, silvery highlighters then this one has a [...]

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Estee Lauder Illuminating Gelée – It’s Back!

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Remember the Illuminating Powder Gelée from AW11 that everyone went ker-azy over? (If you need reminding, see this post and video here: Modern Mercury Illuminator) Well, it’s back! Estée Lauder have returned with a new version for the summer, Topaz Chameleon, and it’s on the shelves now. I’m sure that it will sell out just [...]