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REVIEW: Lip Glam Lip Balm

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Lip Glam is a multi purpose balm that can be used not only on your lips but your cuticles, dry skin patches, split ends, eyebrows and a multitude of other places. It is made from 100% natural ingredients so it can be used by people with sensitive skin such as myself. It has been dermatologically tested and is paraben free. The icing on the top of the cake for me is that this product is made in England – it is rare that products are made in this country so when I find one that is it is an added bonus.

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As you can see it looks like Vaseline however it feels a lot less sticky and seems to stay put for a lot longer. Also when used on my cuticles it doesn’t make my hands feel greasy which is great. If the tube is cold you just need to hold it between your hands for a minute or two and it will be ready to use.

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Beauty on a Budget

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As you may remember I mentioned on my #IMWAYR post that whilst out searching for bed sheets I grabbed so bargain beauty bits. The face scrub above was already featured in Monday’s post so I am going to concentrate on two other items that I purchased.

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Personally I find it quite difficult to find a mascara that is just right for me and figured that for only £2.79 I couldn’t go wrong and if I did it was cheap enough not to worry. The packaging as you can see is basic and lets you know whats inside. I tried this out on the same day I bought it but really disliked the brush so have put it to one side for now. The actual mascara is slight watery and smudged everywhere despite extra careful application. One plus however was that it was incredibly easy to remove.

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Yes, it is ANOTHER mascara. Except this time we have a WINNER! For £2.30 you get a brush that packs a mean punch when it comes to application and the formula of the mascara is a lot less dilute than its friend above. Maybe when paired together they will work but for now my choice is clear ladies and gents.

You can find both mascaras at many Wilkinson’s stores or online at HERE

Before I go it would be slightly unfair if I didn’t show you my favourite of this weeks Bargain Beauty Buys. For as long as I can remember I have been searching for the perfect nude lipgloss, there have been cheap versions that aren’t just quite right and pricey branded versions that are just too pigmented as they are statement glosses. Until today I was still searching. Obviously depending on skin tone you will need a different shade for nude gloss. I have found my shade. I will be writing a separate review on this as this product really is just so worth it.

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From Wilkinson’s may I introduce Essence XXXL Nude Lipgloss in shade 06 – Soft Almond and for only £2! Keep your eyes peeled for a review.

What are your favourite bargain beauty products?

8 Spring Must Have Fragrances

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There are fragrances everywhere but you know as well as I do that there are some scents that stand out from the crowd as the ones to have. There are those that leave reminders of special times in our lives, those that are used for a specific reason such as work and those that are just beautiful in smell and to look at the bottle.

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These are but a few that are on offer in department stores and online. My absolute favourite of the bunch is Chanel Eau Fraiche it really does smell like fresh air. Just beautiful. I have been a long time fan of Chanel beauty and their fragrances are second to none. One of the only ones that I do not like is Chanel No5 and yes I know it is one of the most popular but personally it is really not for me.
On my first trip to Selfridges I came across the Penhaligons corner by mistake, however since then each time I make a visit I make a point of going in and catching a whiff of their delightful scents. Looking back at the cost of these luscious spritzes they are roughly the same price you would be paying for a bottle of Chanel or Gucci. I think it is high time I made a purchase!

Do you have a favourite?

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