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Beauty Bridge: The Balm Cosmetics’ Balm Jovi palette

The Balm Cosmetics has been making waves over this side of the pond with its eye-catching and retro-inspired packaging. Having achieved somewhat of a cult status amongst beauty junkies and gurus, the Balm offers an illustrious range of multi-purpose products high in quality. Cruelty-free, paraben-free and made in the USA, I’ve sampled a couple of things from the brand which do live up to the hype including the shimmery Cindy Lou Manizer Highlighter, which not only can be used as a highlighter on the cheeks but on the eyelids too. A lot of the Balm’s products favour the neutral look

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Foundation Files (9): Maybelline Fit Me!

When I was packing my make-up for California, I randomly picked a foundation that was half empty. Thinking I had enough to last me two weeks, I was wrong when it actually ran out half way. Yes, I was in the land of Sephora. I also had planned to pick up a MUFE Ultra HD replacement but I stopped in my tracks when the cost of it turned out to be several pounds more expensive than in the UK. (It then dawned upon me as MUFE is French, import charges were a factor.) What was I to do? I managed a

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Bath & Body Works: Golden Pineapple Luau

Walking into a Bath & Body Works store is overwhelming if you’re a tourist. With little time to spare and a restriction on baggage allowance, the feeling is a grim combination of agony and frustration. I was relatively unphased by Bath & Body Works last December in New York, only walking away with a couple of modest candles, some body creams and a bunch of PocketBac Sanitizing Hand Gels. On this pretence I was confident I would not buy anything on my recent trip to the States. Leanne wanted to pop into a store when we were in San Francisco

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