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Rocking red with Illamasqua

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM-pb-Xsrs[/youtube] Illamasqua has a YouTube channel and lately it’s been featuring some fun and easy make-up tutorials courtesy of the efforts of Rose. I really enjoyed watching the Bat Woman Inspired Halloween Make-Up look, which uses the risky colour of red as the main theme. Realising the shame that I possess every product Rose uses in this tutorial (bar the new bat lashes which I want for no valid reason), I thought I would have a crack at attempting to recreate Rose’s look. It needs some work on my part but for a practice run, I’m glad it didn’t turn

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Maybelline New York Nail Art Masterclass

Last night I attended a nail art masterclass courtesy of Maybelline New York. Now if I can achieve a manicure without painting my knuckles, that’s a big accomplishment for me so to take things to the next level with nail art was pushing the boat out, particularly when Leanne of Do Not Refreeze put me to shame with her fantastic skills. But nail art is something I’ve been curious about for ages and here was my chance to find out how to do clever things like ombre nails or a leopard design with the guidance of expert nail artist Michelle

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Home-made Vanilla Body Scrub

I wanted to step away from the usual beauty blogging gubbins to do a post on making your own body scrub. (Work with me here – it’s not as bad as you think.) A pot of this takes no more than a couple of minutes, costs next to nothing, smells wonderful and leaves your skin feeling super smooth. I actually prefer it to some of the expensive body scrubs I have. I did adjust the recipe, which calls for golden granulated sugar (not as rough as white granulated sugar). I thought I could use golden caster sugar as a close substitute but I had run out of

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