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Lottie London Shadow Swatch The Rusts – Urban Decay Naked Heat Dupe?

I feel like Lottie London is a bit of an unsung hero It started with the fantastic make up brush cleanser, then moved onto the excellent brushes. Most recently, I picked up a palette. Whilst longing for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, I found a few potential dupes. Excited to try more from Lottie London, I picked up their rusty offering. For just £9.95 you get 12 wearable shades. When it comes to value, I was pretty impressed. The palette itself is super heavy, well made and comes with  ...

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Tarte first impressions (first ever purchase)

I’ve been eyeing up Tarte products for a while. I hear a lot about it but have never come across it in real life. In fact the only place I’ve seen it in the UK is QVC. The reviews looked good and when a TSV popped up on my Instagram, I knew now was the time. TSV stands for Today’s Special Value and is a one day only, incredible price deal. The P&P is usually around £5 added on top, but there’s usually some great value to be had. The TSV that I bought was the Good  ...

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Current skincare routine – October

Well I think I’m a good six months into completely overhauling my skincare routine This past month or so has probably been the most tough, in terms of how my skin has looked and felt. Back in late August I started having a breakout along my jawline. This cluster of pain and redness spread and didn’t improve. I discontinued use of one new product – the Benton Snail Bee Essence and of one old product that I had recently started to use again – Pupa BB Cream Primer. The  ...

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Autumn Lip Picks

I probably wear Autumn lip colours all year round if I’m honest. Light lip colours tend not to suit me too well. Neither do ultra dark colours so when I see people bringing out the dark plums for August, I get a little jealous. Therefore, those middle of the ground Autumn colours are what I wear all year round basically.  One thing that I can’t really decide on though is the kind of lipstick finish that works best on me. Except liquid lipstick. That will always look terrible on  ...

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