Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream

I have been looking for a BB cream that suits my skin with no luck and then I saw this one from Clarins. Its the Skin Perfecting BB Cream in 03 (£30). The colour is almost a perfect match – what I mean is that in the winter this is perfect but as my skin gets darker in the summer this will be too light. For now however I really like this. Come the summer I am intending to mix it with a darker shade of foundation.

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Its has a dewy finish and medium coverage. I like that Clarins makeup is almost like skincare too!

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I like the feel of this on my skin and it wears well – overall I am pleased but just wish it came in an even darker shade!

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Sally Hansen Highway to Heaven

I was on the look out for a true grey when I spotted this colour by Sally Hansen. Its called Highway to Heaven and its from the Complete Salon Manicure range (£6.99)

This range of polish is meant to be a complete manicure in one polish – i.e. Base Coat, Strengthener, Growth Treatment, Colour , Top Coat, Chip-Resistant and Gel Shine!

I love this grey colour but have to say that this doesn’t last that well without a separate top coat – so not the miracle product I was hoping for but a good nail polish nonetheless!

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The Library of Fragrance Layers of Jasmine and Thunderstorm

I have been wanting to try out The Library of Fragrance ever since they launched in Boots. They have also been on a permanent 2 for £25 offer (normally £15 each).

So my choices were entirely inspired by some Jasmine incense sticks I got while I was in Malaysia! I just loved the combination. So I decided to try and recreate the smell by getting the Jasmine scent and mixing it with the Thunderstorm scent – which definitely has an incense-like smell. I absolutely love the combination. By layering the two, I find that the Jasmine is not too floral as the Thunderstorm makes it more spicy and interesting.

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The range of scents available from this brand is incredible. I have my eye on Amber and Orange Blossom next!

L’Oreal Hair Expertise Everriche Oil Precieux

After updating my Ombre colour (see here) I wanted to get something to help improve the condition of my hair in between washes so I got this new hair oil spray by L’Oreal (£11.99). I love hair oils, especially L’Oreal ones (see here and here) so I really wanted to try this out.

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First of all the smell is amazing – oriental jasmine! Secondly I love that its in spray form which makes it easier to use. Be warned though the spray is not that fine so you do have to be careful, so sometimes I just spray it into my palms and apply it that way. I am very very impressed with this. My hair is immediately softened and left looking shiny, healthy and frizz free. I don’t know if its improving the actual health of my hair but it definitely feels that way!

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A great addition to the L’Oreal hair oil range!

Burberry Kisses

As soon as I saw that Burberry Beauty  were coming out with a new range of lipsticks called Burberry Kisses I knew I would be getting one (or more?!). I love the idea of buildable colour. Often during the day, in the office I just want a light wash of colour that I can add to if I want to go our after or just because I feel like it! This is exactly the idea behind the Burberry Kisses range.

I decided immediately that my first colour would be a red. Not a dark evening red but more of day red. So I went with Union Red 113 (£25 each).

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First of all the packaging as always with Burberry is amazing, I love the magnetic lid!

The colour I chose is perfect, not a scary red but easy to wear. It definitely goes on like a sheer colour with a balmy texture. If you then keep adding layers and blotting the colour deepens and the coverage gets better. Basically it does exactly what they say! See three pictures below showing how I’ve applied it sheer to a deeper colour.

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There are so many colours in the range that I think I may have to pay a visit to the Burberry Beauty store in Covent Garden so I can carefully choose the next colour(s)..yes I am definitely getting more of these!

Summer Ankle Boots with a Twist

These ankle boots from Office are just so unique. They are the Uncanny Leopard print boots £75.

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Initially I didn’t know whether the leopard print would be too much or just a bit strange but once on these boots are gorgeous. I really do think these will be my perfect summer ankle boot this year!

I love the heel, the zip at the back and the overall shape – it goes with so many things even though it is a print.

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I have to say that I love these boots so much that I am very tempted to get the brown suede version too!!