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Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon

Mamma mia! I think I’ve fallen under the spell of this. This is Icon from Hourglass. It’s a silky lip gloss but better defined as a liquid lipstick – liquid in format but sets like a velvety lipstick and aptly named, it is an iconic, sizzling shade. It’s very Dita von Teese or perhaps Gwen Stefani, don’t you think? I find myself wearing bold lipsticks (particularly red) frequently and in the day time too. I wish I had more time to devote to wearing eyeshadows but instead I reach for a red lippy as a quick solution, and it never fails. The Hourglass

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Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm

My favourites Balance Me keeps bouncing back with beautiful things for the skin and their Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm is nothing short of utterly divine. I’ve reviewed a couple of other cleansing balms and each one has something different about them, but let’s focus on Balance Me, shall we? It’s a runny, 100% natural oil-based balm with fine oat grains for polishing. You smooth a reasonable amount all over your face and neck, and work it in for a minute before wiping off the excess with a face cloth (or the good old flannel, as I prefer to use).

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L’Occitane’s Spring Cherry Velvet Moisturising Gel

Today I want to give you a quick heads-up on L’Occitane’s limited edition Velvet Moisturising Gel from its Spring Cherry collection. If you’re not familiar with L’Occitane’s gel moisturisers, the formula is made with shea butter and upon application immediately penetrates the skin. Although it looks like a lotion, it works like a gel and sinks in effortlessly, leaving skin soft and ready to get dressed without the fear it will seep through your clothing. Containing a cherry extract from the Luberon region of Provence, the creamy gel has a delicate fresh and floral scent to it. I was expecting it to be sweet as cherry scents often are

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