September Glossy Box


There’s nothing I love more than receiving my Glossy Box without even realising it’s been a month.. A blessing for the surprise and a curse because I’ve lost another month!

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First of all, the box is AMAZING! It’s a ginormous Union Jack flag and I can’t wait to display it proudly in my room! The theme for this month was inspired by London Fashion Week and all the products are from brands in the UK. This month came with a unique magazine which was a nice little bit of literature to read on a small journey!

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** The products inside are listed in an informative little booklet

Let’s take a look at what was in the box..

The first eye-tem (pardon the pun) that jumped out at me were these self-adhesive eyelashes! I’m a bit sceptical of these but I’m saving to try them on a special occasion because they look beautiful and natural! I don’t know how well they’ll stick, but I’m ready for the challenge!

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**Eyelure Pre-Glued lashes in 109

The next thing I awed over was this Onyx eyeliner by BeABombShell! It’s a jumbo eyeliner felt tip that makes a super neat line! After I stopped buying L’oreal Carbon Gloss, I never used eyeliner until I bought my first felt tip applicator one! This is highly pigmented and makes a super clean line.. PERFECT!

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** Be A Bombshell Onyx Eyeliner

When I saw this perfume, I loved that I could try it! I saw a favourite YouTuber of mine Shaaanxo mention that she bought this recently and loved it! So when I received it, I knew is like it! It’s a really strange scent. It’s musky, floral, fruity and evening-y! I really like the bottle, too which they’ve designed to look good from whatever angle you look at it from! I love it when I get perfume samples in miniature versions of their full size bottles.. Looks super cute on my vanity!

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** Elizabeth Arden Untold perfume

I’m not usually too into hair care because I don’t show my hair.. Durr? But I don’t mind a serum every now and again because I don’t always like using conditioner on my hair. I tried this straight away because my hair had just dried and I quite like it. The serum is semi-runny and not too thick and absorbs really well. I applied it to the ends of my dry hair and it gave it a bit of shine and lessened any frizz that I had.. Nothing miraculous and I’m not too keen on the smell but I like the handy size and the bottle comes in a pump.. Bonus!

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** Toni & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum

When I saw the next thing, I was quite surprised by the name.. I had heard of this old wives tale for a while no and the idea is exactly what the product name suggests! I like the consistency which is uber thick and it really moisturises well.. However, half of the sample was air.. WHICH SUCKS! But it’s handy because you can carry it in your bag to use on your cuticles, elbows and wherever you get dry!

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** Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

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Maybelline Baby Lips.. Finally!


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I had read on a few blogs that Maybelline had finally released their infamous ‘baby lips’ in the UK and I had been keeping my eyes peeled for them but hadn’t seen them until now!

I really wanted to try them because I always seem to have dry lips and I love a bit of tint.. Not to mention anything that smells good, on my lips! These seemed like the perfect token!

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The packaging seems a bit flimsy and not really the kind that I’d happily whip out when meeting the Queen as its loud and bright (not to mention a bit flimsy) however, I don’t mind! I can tell I’m not paying for packaging because the product is cheap so I understand their thinking!

When choosing the colours I had a choice between Cherry Me and Peaches because they were the only colours that appealed to me however, I wanted to try just the one for now so being an avid fan of the Haribo Cherries, I chose Cherry Me!

Ok.. The smell! I CAN’T EVEN EXPLAIN! I want to eat it! It has that typical candy cherry scent! If you’ve ever had Cherry Drops, Cherry penny sweets or anything sweet cherry flavoured, you’ll understand! I love the fact that once I’ve got it on my lips and whilst I’m applying, people ask what smells so good!

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The colour isn’t super pigmented but I like the sheer colour it does have! It’s almost transparent apart from a very light red hue that you notice once you look hard!

The moisturising factor is mediocre! Nothing uber drenching or anything but I like the finish which isn’t super glossy or super matte! You could literally wear this with any makeup look and it would suit adequately!

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All in all, I’m a big fan! I really like these and I know I’ll get through this ‘Cherry Me’ one in no time! So I’ll be sure to try some more soon!

Baby lips are £2.99 from Boots or Superdrug

Spring time colour.. PINK!


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I blogged last year about my love for purple make up (and everything else) especially because it looks universally good on anyone and at any time of the year! But this year for me, it’s been all about PINK! Can you blame me?? I’m a girl after all!

Here are some of my favourite pink picks from my collection!

KIKO limited edition eye shadow palette in Peach Lake 01

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MAC sheer tone blush in Pink Swoon

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Dior Poudre highlighter in Rose Diamonds

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Dior Lipstick SS13 collection in Bow

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Inglot lip gloss in 95

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KIKO eye liner in 108

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Barry M gelly nail paint in Dragon Fruit

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HUGE MAKE UP HAUL!!!


Ok.. So I’m back!! I was MIA for a whole month because of wedding preparations but unfortunately, we had to cancel the wedding due to some personal issues. We’ll be rescheduling the wedding for another date now.. But that means I’m lean, mean and ready to be a blogging machine! I had done quite a bit of shopping for wedding make up and stumbled upon some great deals during the winter sales! I’ve learnt to buy in bulk is cheaper and so I’ve got some good bargains! Thank God for Christmas sales!

As some of you may know, I’m a big fan of Ruby Hammer Recommends products! I noticed these lip glosses whilst in store but never picked them up! When I saw them online, I just knew I wanted them! They have a reasonable colour pay off but not spectacular. What I like the most is the vast colour range in the pack as well as the consistency which is like water.. Not sticky one bit!

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* Ruby Hammer Recommends lip barrel £8 £4

The next is this lipgloss set of 12! It’s by a brand I’ve never tried before called Miss Cole! Also sold at Debenhams! I got these because of the double ended wand which makes it easier to travel with more shades! These glosses have a reasonable pigmentation (not as good as the Ruby Hammer set), and has a good colour range too!

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* Miss Cole Passport to a perfect pout set £12 £8.40

Can you see a pattern yet..? It’s about to get worse! MORE LIP GLOSSES! These ones I got from ASOS in the sale! I’ve been eyeing these from quite some time as I’ve never tried anything from Stila and these looked perfect! There’s a set of 8 lip glazes in this set! The pigmentation is lovely and as the name suggests its a glaze and not too sticky like a gloss would be!

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* One downside is the amount of product you get in the packaging. It took about 40 twists to get the lip glaze to reach the brush applicator as shown in the image above.

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* Stila Lip Glaze set £18.50 £12.50

The next thing enticed me by the name and I’m glad I got it because its the closest thing to MAC lip glosses that I could find! This set of three lip glosses by Bev Ridge called ‘Distracted by shiny things’ is a set of lip glosses which has amazing pigmentation! I love all three colours and the shimmers are just perfect! Plus.. Look at the lovely packaging! Don’t mind if I do!

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* Bev Ridge Distracted by shiny things trio £10 £7

The last lip glosses are from the latest MAC collection! The first time I’ve ever bought lip glosses by MAC and I know now I’ve been missing out! These were the original lip glosses that got me hooked into luscious shiny lips! This set of 4 has amazing pigmentation and stays on for so long! They’re comfortable to wear, smell good and I especially love all four colours in this set!

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* MAC guilty pleasures 4 cocktail coral lip gloss £25

This Betty Jackson Black eye shadow palette had me from the word GO! I love all five colours and the pigmentation of all the colours in this palette! The packaging is sleek and the colours are so creamy! Although they’re all shimmer, I prefer shimmery colours over matte at the moment and so it isn’t a big deal to me at all!

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* Betty Jackson Black pressed eye shadow palette £14 £9.80

The very last thing is this Corrector by Bobbi Brown! This is so raved about its crazy and I have to say, I wasted my money! The corrector doesn’t apply easily with a brush and you have to use your fingers to warm up the otherwise, hard product! It doesn’t match my skin well and doesn’t actually correct my discolouration. Also, when I asked the lady at the Bobbi Brown counter in Selfridges London that I wanted to be colour matched, she had no idea what colour was good for me and didn’t have the colour in stock when I eventually matched myself. She couldn’t speak English either :S

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* Bobby Brown corrector £18

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Miss Cole ‘Passport to Perfect Pout’ lipgloss set
Betty Jackson.Black Pressed eye shadow palette

Bev Ridge ‘Distracted by shiny things’ lip gloss trio

Ruby Hammer Recommends Barrel of ten lip gloss tubes

Stila Limited Edition All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set

MAC guilty pleasures 4 cocktail coral lip gloss- NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque

November favourites!


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With the wedding almost here, I’ve been rocking the ‘no make up’ look to ensure my skin stays clear and that we stay like friends until the big day! Because you can’t cheat a massive zit the size of Everest on your forehead! However, when I have been wearing make up, these are my favourites from last month!

By the way.. I’VE BEEN LOVING EYESHADOW! I’ve been experimenting with different colours and textures a lot this month and have been rocking dark and bright lips too!! Go me! Woo!

The first favourite has to be the L’oreal Lumi Magique primer! This is a lightweight luminescent primer which has an amazing shine! I must say I don’t think it makes my make up last longer but when I wear it beneath my foundation around the centre of my face and when I use it as a highlighter it looks fantastic and lasts all day! It’s a really good size as I’ve had it for months and used it loads and still hasn’t died on me!

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L’oreal Lumi Magique Primer £9.99

The next big thing for me has been mascara which I think is a staple for most women! When you have those days when you don’t want to wear make up but don’t want to look like you’ve rolled out of bed, mascara is your saviour! My favourite has been Collections Super Size Fake Lash which is brilliant! I have to say, I bought this towards the summer time and opened it so that the liquid would dry out a little because it was too runny! But, now I love it! The brush is a perfect size and I love the way it makes my lashes look! Doesn’t break the bank either.. TRIPLE BONUS!

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Collection SuperSize lash £2.99

Another good one for November was my Deluxe Crease Brush from Samantha Chapman’s Real Techniques range! It’s fantastic for concealer! Perhaps not so much for the crease as the name suggests! It’s the perfect size for underneath your eyes and to cover up blemishes and is just the correct thickness! It comes in a set with other brushes which are fairly decent.. But that’s a whole mother blog post! All in all, SUPERB!

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Real Techniques Starter Set £21.99

In coalition with the brush is the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer which I featured in a haul past back in summer! The pot comes with a three step system!
1.) Concealer for brightening under eye area
2.) Concealer for your face
3.) A translucent lightweight powder!
I always mix the two concealers together because the salmon coloured one is almost like a corrector! The brightening one is the perfect shade! They are quite thick and creamy concealers but feel fantastic and used with the Deluxe Crease Brush, they last all day!

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Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer in medium £10.00

The next favourite has to be a lipstick! And not only that but a MAC lipstick! I love this colour called Dubonnet which is an amplified finish which I think is perfect for the winter! It’s not quite a brown, not red but isn’t maroon either! It looks gorgeous on any skin tone and I love it more than anything else this month! The texture is so creamy and it wears off beautifully too! No crusty lips for me thanks!

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MAC Dubonnet (amplified finish) £12.60

When I have been wearing foundation it’s MAC MatchMaster which I use in shade 1.0 (the lightest shade). It’s a fantastic medium coverage foundation which is most definitely build able! I love using this because it actually matches in with your skin colour (as the name suggests). It’s lovely and brightening, not drying and comes in a massive bottle! Hooray for MAC!!

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MAC MatchMaster foundation in shade 1.0 £22.50

As I mentioned, I’ve been loving the eye bling and there’s no other thing is turn to other than my Sleek make up palettes! I’ve loved using every single colour in this palette called Storm! I’ve created looks for day and night from this handy little bundle of joy! It has a lot of shimmers in it but the colours are fantastic! They are extremely pigmented and the palette costs just £7.99 for a palette with 12 colours in! You can use the colours for your brows too!

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Sleek Storm Palette £7.99

J’adore DIOR!!!


After the blog post I done on the Dior powder and Rose Diamonds I bought, I decided to get one of their lipsticks! After searching through their collection, I found a colour I thought would be perfect for the beautiful Miss. A!

She loves a bit of lippy and when I found this colour, I fell head over heels for it! The lady at the counter said it was quite a universal colour and that it suited most people!

Being a women I should know to never buy a lady lipstick and Miss. A. returned it to me because she said it was the wrong colour for her as she usually likes something more pink!

So I thought I’d keep it and I’m so glad I did!! So without further ado, let me introduce you to the new love in my life (apart from Mr. A)!

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This Dior Addict lipstick in Wild 646 is perhaps the best colour for everyday use!

It’s a gorgeous nude colour (in between a brown nude and pink nude) which has lovely gold shimmers in it!! I can definitely see it looking good on every woman in the world!

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The formulation is so creamy and I absolutely love the way the lipstick glides onto the lips! Because it is a nude colour, you can top it up on-the-go and don’t need a mirror to apply it!

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In some lights the lipstick looks more pink

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In some lights the lipstick looks brown

The packaging is beautiful in a plastic holographic style design with Dior embossed on the side and the traditional addict handle with CD engraved on the bottom!

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This is the kind of lip to wear on those days you like the natural look (which I’ve been sporting recently) as well as, when you’ve got a smoky eye and need a nude lip!

It’s expensive at £23.50 but I think for the use you’ll get out of it and for the sheer joy of pulling out a Dior lipstick and applying whilst waiting for the train, it’s AMAZING! Try picking it up from a duty free to save some money on it though!

Where to buy:
Debenhams
Selfridges
Nordstrom

Nivea Creme!


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My new infatuation is with this beautiful cream!! I’ve always had Nivea Creme lying around at home and only really used it on very dry spots on my skin!

Then recently, I noticed how creamy it actually was! I decided to try this on my lips because it looked so nourishing and only ever done good on the skin on my body!

I apply this whenever I see it on my lips! Not just on my lips but around them too and I noticed over a few days how juicy my lips looked!

One day, after applying too much lipstick, I put the cream on, thinking because it would matte down the bold colour and it made my lipstick look AMAZING! The colour was muted a little (which I love!) and the look was a soft matte cream! Just like my NYX soft matte lip creams!

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I was ASTONISHED! It’s not only become my new beauty love but its a staple in my routine now! I love this small packaging because its so handy and its available worldwide! It’s so cheap and affordable, you can’t go wrong! If I was ever to recommend a lip balm, salve, cream, I would recommend this baby!

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September non/ beauty favourites


So I recently done my beauty favourites of September and thought I’d stir the waters by doing a non beauty favourites post!!! All about the things I like or have enjoyed doing during the month is August!

Lets start with.. SURPRISES!!! So as some of you may have read, I had a lovely cousin of mine come round and seen as ill be moving away soon after getting married, I wanted to make her stay special! I loved giving her surprises throughout the day and seeing her reaction on the things I had planned! I done a double whammy by surprising my mum along with her though :) surprising people with gifts, favours or good is definitely a favourite of mine that I will continue to do!

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Favourite place of the month has to go to the Millennium Dome! It’s now Valle the o2 Arena but was built in the year 2000 as a mark of the new millennium! It took years to build and is right on the edge of the River Thames in Central London! I am from London, live in London and LOVE London but had never been! So I had such a good time when I went there for the first time last week! I loved the rather, atmosphere and the beautiful scenery! If you live in the UK, definitely check out all the offers that are available for the shows in the o2 because its definitely worth it.

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Next has to be a favourite food! What have I loved eating??? Has to be donuts! I’ve got an obsession with them! I’ve loved munching through the icing and sprinkles to a chewy soft centre! In fact, ill be doing a blog post on how to make your own donuts soon!

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The next favourite is a piece of clothing! For me, this has to be the new flatforms that have come into fashion recently! I recently bought a pair from River Island and will be purchasing more as time goes on because they are SO comfy! Just be careful, because of their shape, they can hurt the ball of your foot if you stand for too long!

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Next favourite.. I don’t a blog post on it too! GLASSES AND HIJAB! I’ve loved this new look and I’m SOOOOO going to be wearing this to death this winter! If like me, the prescription of your lenses is quite high and your glasses make your eyes look small, order some clear lens glasses and wear with contacts for a bold fashion statement! ASOS have some great pairs that I’ve bought recently!

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Last but not least, my favourite interior decorating item is candles! The colder months have arrived and there’s nothing I love more than lighting a massive candle and eating some yummy good! I’m loving angle ornaments too! This tea light holder I got from TK Maxx and I would recommend keeping your eyes peeled with their products because I’ve been visiting there more and more often!
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September favourites


Of course! As always I love to share my monthly favourites! September seemed like the longest month of the whole year which was really good because for once, it wasn’t too cloudy and wet in good old London!

I’m looking forward to autumn though! And seen as i’ll be wedding planning throughout the colder months, I’m not worried about the weather! I’m rather excited about spending the last few months in London with people who I care about and who make me happy :)

The first beauty favourite of the month has to be Smashbox Tinted moisturiser! I bought this recently and I know I haven’t used it ALL month but I LOVE IT! It’s the perfect amount of coverage and because it is a moisturiser it’s a double whammy! The only downside, it broke me out! So I have to use a primer under this to protect my skin! Have no idea why it broke me out but it was definitely this because I have tried nothing else new on my skin. It leaves a dewy and glowy look to the skin but doesn’t look like you’ve been licked by a dog! It’s just right :)

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SmashBox sheer focus tinted moisturiser in Light £19.50

The next favourite has to be Carmex lip balm! The first thing that is effected by the cold weather is my lips! They get dry very easily and during the start of the year, I had really bad chapped lips! I asked everyone on FaceBook how I could resolve the issue and I got LOADS of suggestions by lots of lovely people! When I’m not scrubbing my lips with a toothbrush or exfoliating my lips with sugar, Carmex has been doing the job! Lovely!

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Carmex Lip Balm in Cherry £2.69

The next favourite is actually a beauty tool! My favourite brush this month has to be the Real Techniques Blush brush which I think is the most versatile brush! You can use for it blush, bronzer but my favourite use for it is powder! Using this with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder has changed the way my skin looks! It creates a flawless look but doesn’t look cakey or flakey because the brush bristles are so soft and not too dense! LOVE IT!

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Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99 and Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent £3.99

I’m loving the Au Naturel palette by Sleek Make Up too!!! It’s AMAZING!!!! I’ve raved about it a few times but now I’m hitting pan on half the colours, so I’m going to miss it when it’s finished! I love mixing the top 4 middle shades for a neutral base and then blending a bit of the darker colours in the crease! Perfect every day eye look! The black I use as liner and for my brows sometimes! I’m not over keen on the shimmery colours if I’m honest just because its a bit over-done for what I like but I love this palette! Just be careful with the black cause it has MAJOR fall out! And it’s so pigmented that its hard to wipe off! It’s a curse and a blessing!

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Sleek Make up Au Naturel palette £7.99

For my lips I’ve got a combination to die for! I’ve not been a keen user of lip gloss and again, I think lip gloss can look quite over done sometimes but I love this Jelly Pong Pong lip frosting that I got in a GlossyBox! It’s a lovely pink colour and is SO moisturising! I first discovered lipgloss was when my lips got dry and I had to apply lip balm and I always wear lipstick so it always created a dewy lip! One day I thought.. SOD IT! Im going to start using my thousands of lip glosses! And so I did! If Jelly Pong Pong is hard to get, I recommend investing a hot pink sheer lipstick! It looks great over almost EVERY colour and glosses are so moisturising and easy to top up! You can also use JPP on your cheeks.. BONUS! The Jelly Pong Pong smells AMAZING too!

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Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting £10

The last product is the calming cream by MONU! You guys know I love the revitalising cream but this is also fantastic! It’s green so reduces redness but once again, MONU have cracked it by making a lightweight and easy to use face cream! It’s a lovely base moisturiser and I think it’s good even if you don’t want to reduce redness (my face is very yellow toned)! Fantastic cream and its so nourishing when I use it as a night cream, my skin thanks me for it!

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MONU calming cream £9.28

Stay tuned for my non-beauty favourites tomorrow :)

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