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Half Term Haul.

As a treat for surviving my first half term as a teacher I popped down to Boots for a little retail therapy. I have had my eye on a few products for quite some time now (mainly things I have spotted on other people’s blogs!) and so I hunted them down and finally purchased them.

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I really needed some new makeup remover and I decided to try a brand I have never used before. Botanics are a Boots own brand and they have created different removers to target different problem areas. I decided to go for the ‘all bright’ cleansing cream because I am all for radiant and illuminated skin. I also purchased the eye makeup remover because I have had enough of scrubbing away my eye shadow and mascara. I used these for the first time last night and was very impressed with the results! My skin was perfectly clean, with minimal effort. Hurray!

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Next up was another purchase from Soap&Glory – my current number one skincare brand. I just love the different scents they create and the Scrubomatic is no different. I literally smells like you are rubbing peach and apricot yoghurt into your face. The teeny tiny beads help to remove impurities and unclog pores.

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I also decided to try the Vaseline Spray and Go moisturiser. I am very lazy when it comes to applying body moisturiser and hate struggling to get my jeans on after I have creamed up. I know I am late to join the fan club, but I decided to give it a try. This morning I spritzed it after my shower and loved the fact it smelt like I was spraying chocolate onto my body. (Cheeky!) It didn’t take a long time to soak in either which also impressed me. I have yet to decide if my skin feels any different/better as a result of this product – I need to use it a little more!

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I finally gave into temptation and bought another Barry M varnish- this time a matt colour. I decided to go for the vanilla colour as I usually opt for dark reds at this time of year and I think this colour is a little bit different, but still on trend. I have yet to try it and will review it when I have the chance! I also bought Collection 2000’s eye shadow crayons in Vintage Blush and Hot Chocolate. I haven’t used a crayon before, but I noticed they are getting more and more popular and wanted to see why. I tested the Hot Chocolate version this morning and was amazed at how easily it glided on to my eyelid. A great alternative to the usual black eyeliner I wear and I can’t wait to try and create some new looks with these 🙂 I also threw in the eyebrow palette I purchased for Ebay this week. It’s by a company called Freuline 8 whom I have never heard of before but it included 2 colours, wax, brush and stencils and thought it would be a good starter kit for a beginner like me. Now all I have to do is figure out how to use the stencils! If anybody has any good tips/knows of any useful tutorials on shaping eyeborws and using stencils, then please point me in that direction!!

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I have to apologise for the gigantic photographs. WordPress won’t let me reduce them today!

Cheerio!

Ti Amo x

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