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New video: Monthly Favourites May 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZyLK7ujTw

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Finally, a new blog post! Or well, sort of. Hope you’ll enjoy the video!

Products mentioned:

– Soap & Glory Whipped clean luxe shower cream
– Burt’s Bees Lemon and Vitamin E bath and body oil
– Boots Botanics Shine away clay mask
– Nars Light reflecting loose setting powder
– Dr Jart’s Waterfuse BB cream
– Maybelline One by One Mascara in Waterproof
– Clinique Bottom lash Mascara
– Penhaligon Ellenisia Eau de parfum

On me:

Dr Jart’s Waterfuse BB cream
Mac paint pot in Vintage selection
Maybelline Color tattoo in on and on bronze
L’Oreal Rouge Caresse in Aphrodite Scarlett

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New video: Monthly favourites – April 2013

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Watch my latest video to see my April favourites.

Products mentioned:

– Homemade lip scrub: Sugar, argan oil, natural vanilla essence

– Barry M Gelly Hi shine nail polish in Prickly Pear and Pomegranate

– Bourjois Magic nail polish remover

– Uma mineral powder makeup in 01 Porcelain

– ebelin mineral foundation brush (sold at dm in Germany)

– Revlon lip butter in Sorbet

– Nyx Mega shine lipgloss in Candy shop and La la (for swatches see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-XJgiQM7k)

– Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils (Smoked set):
https://kingdomoftides.com/2013/03/29/beauty-bargain-six-urban-decay-eyeliners-for-16/

– Eyeko skinny eyeliner

– Youtuber: shaaanxo
Main channel: http://www.youtube.com/shaaanxo
Vlog channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/shaaanxovlogs

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New video: German Drugstore and Nyx haul

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As promised, here’s me showing you all the lovely things I got in Germany.

Products mentioned:

Ebelin pro for dm: foundation and concealer brush, flat eyeshadow brush, mineral makeup brush
(sold at the drugstore chain “dm”, store finder: http://www.dm.de/de_homepage/268/filialfinder.html?view=asMarketfinder)
Yves Rocher eyeshadow brush
(http://www.yves-rocher.co.uk/control/make-up/eyeshadows/eyeshadow-brush/?cmSrc=Category)
Beliance eyeshadow brush made of marten hair
(sold at Douglas: http://www.douglas.de/douglas/Make-up-Pinsel-Lidschattenpinsel-Beliance-Lidschattenpinsel_product_3000037170.html)
Nyx megashine lipgloss in lala and candy shop
(http://www.nyxcosmeticsstore.co.uk/acatalog/LG_-_Lipgloss_Mega_Shine.html)
Nyx mosaic powder in highlighter
(http://www.nyxcosmeticsstore.co.uk/acatalog/MPB_-_Mosaic_Powder_Blush.html)
Sans Souci everyday longlasting lipstick in Charming pink
(http://www.sanssoucis.com/perfect-lips-every-day-lipstick)
Artdeco blusher in No. 30
(http://www.garden.co.uk/php/showProducts.php?plu=0611372&catClr=)
Uma mineral makeup powder in 01 Porcelain
(http://www.uma-cosmetics.de/en/face/make-up/mineral-powder-make-up/)
Maybelline One by One mascara in waterproof
Manhattan Go4Big lashes mascara in waterproof (http://www.manhattan.de/en/products/eyes/product/Productline/details/go4big-lashes-mascara-waterproof/4002554139119/)

H&M skirt
H&M trainers (http://www.hm.com/gb/product/06063?article=06063-A#article=06063-C)

Makeup I’m wearing:

Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer in Bisque
MUA power pout lip tint and balm in Heartbreaker
Urban Decay Naked palette
No nailpolish – have been playing the guitar!

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New Video: My March Favourites 2013

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I did my first monthly favourites video!

These are the products I talk about:

– illamasqua nail polish in Speckle (my review)
– Boots nail buffing file
– Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser (my review)
– Maybelline dream lumi touch concealer in Ivory
– Rimmel Scandaleyes eye pencil in Nude
– Shu Uemura eyelash curler
– Accessorize Lovely Day eyeshadow palette (my review)
– Sleek face form palette in Light

Makeup I’m wearing in the video:

– Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in Shell
– Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Exposed
– Sleek Face form palette
– Eyeko skinny eyeliner (the one Helen Mirren used to sign my programme :))
– Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
– Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang

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My Favourite Things: February 2012

Raindrop on roses, and whiskers on kittens,

Lip balm and lip stains, and hair care by Redken!

… or in other words, here are my favourites for February 2012.

IMG_01691. Makeup Favourite: Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stains in “Romantic” and “Crush”

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from left to right: 1) “Romantic” 2) “Crush” 3) “Romantic” and “Crush” mixed together

These are arguably nothing new, but I just have been loving blending these two colours together. You can see them on my lips in this Look of the Day.

2. Nailpolish Favourite: Save the Nail Ridge filler base coat and 45 seconds top coat

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    Save the Nail base coat and top coat

    I have been using these whenever I applied nail polish, as well as the base coat on its own sometimes. I got them in Boots while they were 1/3 off. These are made by Nails inc.!

3. Other Beauty Favourites: Korres lip butter in “Quince”

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This gives your lips a slight pink sheen and feels very silky on your lips! A bit like actual butter in that it feels quite “slippery”, so might not be for everyone. Doesn’t last that long, and you have to dip your finger into it everytime – however, I don’t mind reapplying this several times a day! However, if you want something properly moisturizing that will make a real difference to the condition of your lips…

  • Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm: This is my favourite lipbalm by far. I apply this in the morning and in the evening and I feel like I have moisturized lips all day long. I used to have horribly dry lips in the winter, but this really made a difference from the moment I started using it. Has a citrus smell that I don’t mind. The texture is quite dense, so it feels like it sticks to your lips well, much better than the Korres lip butter.

4. Haircare Favourite: Redken Real Control conditioner

My hair dresser used to use this on me. It is silicon free but nonetheless leaves my very thick and dry hair somewhat smooth. I can get away with straightening it! Full Hair care routine coming up soon…

5. Food Favourite: Curiously cinnamon cereal. I love this as much now as I used to as a child. Crops up on sale for £1.50 at Tesco every now and then. Makes the milk sweet and cinnamony.

6. Random Favourite: Dance workout DVDs

I think I will write a more in-depth review on these soon. I got these at our local HMV blue cross sale in order to do a bit more exercise at home rather than going to expensive dance classes. They are a lot of fun! Out of the three, the Urban Workout is the most serious cardio-style work out, the Pussycat Dolls 2 is the most ridiculous one, more about sexy moves than a proper workout, and the Pineapple Dance studio one teaches you the most interesting dance routines.

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