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29 August 2014

Friday Favourites #1


Friday_Favourites

Today I thought I'd kick start a new feature which hopefully I can stick to! I love favourites posts both beauty and lifestyle so have decided a merge of the two as a weekly post would be good and fingers crossed an interesting read. 

So to start off the feature here is what I've been loving over the past week... 

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L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder 'Light' 
£6.99 - Boots here 
  A few weeks ago I picked up this powder, which I certainly didn't need, in the L'Oreal Buy 1 get the 2nd half price offer in Boots making it a bargain at £3.49. I certainly wasn't convinced that it would be a 'BB' product or that it was 5-in-1 but as soon as I tried this over my foundation I was suitably impressed. Firstly this gives a soft matte look to the skin and feels silky soft however what impressed me the most was that it diffused pores and any remaining redness in my skin, something I really didn't expect from the powder. This is without a doubt a powder that gives more than a matte finish to the skin and may have even budged my favourite Clarins powder out of the way on my dressing table!

Illamasqua Lipstick in Rosepout
£18.50 - ASOS here 
This was amazingly a product I received in the Glamour Beauty Edit Box (review to come soon but you can find the box here for £16.95) and oh, how I'm in love with it! I love nude lipsticks in general and feel I'm on a constant mission to find that perfect nude the suits my skin tone perfectly, but I may have to abort that mission as Rosepout is the most beautiful pink nude I've come across thus far. The tone is warm but also neutral and soft and buttery... and yes, it's just all kinds of perfect. I should have shown it off with lip swatches I know but hopefully you can see how pretty the shade is by the swatch above. A pricey lipstick at £18.50 but a perfect one.

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Melissa Minnie Mouse Ultragirl Spotted Pumps 
£46.00 - Daniel Footwear here 
When it comes to shoes I'm all about flats and comfort. Long gone are the days where I use to have to buy pumps every few months from wearing down the backs... why you ask, well I discovered the wonders of plastic shoes, or should I say Melissa shoes. I now have quite a large collection of Melissa shoes as they are just too pretty but most importantly last for years! My most recent addition are these lovely Minnie Mouse collaboration pumps that I've been absolutely loving, especially because of their clear finish which makes them look so different when worn with tights or bare feet (that seems an odd way to phrase it... I'm sure you know what I mean). I never purchase Melissa shoes full price and always seem to find bargains on Daniel Footwear, Yoox and Schuh. Highly recommend Melissa shoes if you love to wear flats but hate how quickly they can wear down.... plus the plastic of Melissa shoes is actually scented!

Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi 
£197.00 - Amazon here 
I finally craved and decided to buy myself an iPad Mini. I without a doubt didn't need one as I use my phone for everything but hey ho I decided it would be nice to view things on a bigger screen. So far I've been loving it for watching Youtube videos and looking through Pinterest but my favourite apps have been Zinio as I have a few online magazine subscriptions through the website and viewing them on an iPad mini is such a similar size to a physical handbag sized magazine. Plus I've also been loving taking advantage of my Now TV Movies subscription with their app, meaning I've been watching endless films in bed (mainly Disney and 80's/90's classics)!

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner 
£4.99 - Boots here 
Finally this week I stocked up on my favourite smelling conditioner (amazing bubblegum). Not only is this a seriously yummy smelling conditioner but it also works wonders on damaged/dry hair making it soft and smooth. Will be remembering to purchase this again once I run out!

Beauty Bay Large Detangling Brush 
£4.00 - Beauty Bay here 
Dare I say I may have come across a brush to rival my beloved Tangle Teezer and at only £4.00! Yes, I do love the Tangle Teezer but the lack of a handle isn't the best design so I was interested to try the detangling brush from the Beauty Bay Collection. This comes with different length plastic flexi bristles just like the Tangle Teezer and is great is you still have knots after washing your hair. I've been opting for this over the Tangle Teezer all week and think it may be my new favourite brush for cutting through pesky knots without tugging at the roots. 

Hope you've enjoyed this first post. Let me know if you also love any of the products I've mentioned here!

Fee xo.
  
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