A Sleek Base - Bare Skin foundation and Control Shine Primer

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I'm a drugstore girl on the whole, but foundations are usually something I don't mind spending a little more on. I would never have picked this up, but I got it in a goody bag from the lovely Bloggers Tea Party a couple of weeks ago. Light matte coverage isn't something that usually appeals to me but I was looking forward to trying something that could just achieve a 'my skin but better' look. 
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October Fashion Wishlist

Black Lace Maxi Dress, Miss Selfridge, Leather Look Co-Ord, crop top, midi skirt, Black Mini Tote Bag, River Island, Lace Up  jeffrey campbell dupe Boots, H&M, Leather Jogger, Pink rose gold Metallic Houndstooth Dress, Ted Baker, Red asymmetric Jumpsuit,Lipsy, Michelle Keegan collection
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Tigi Bed Head Superficial Smoothing Liquid and Sugar Dust Review

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I know I've done quite a few hair posts recently but I've had quite a few things to try thanks to winning a competition from the fantastic Dirty Looks hair extensions. The main reason I'm so into trying hair products is that they're the hardest things to get right, and find any that actually do what they claim. These two TIGI Bed Head products came with my prize I assume because they're things that would typically work well with extensions. One is a texturizing powder for giving volume at the root and the other is a liquid spray for smooth and shinyness.

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick- Pink Parfait (Shimmer) | Review & Swatches

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I mentioned earlier in the month that I got a couple of freebies when I bought these amazing base products from Estee Lauder. I've wanted to try one for a while but the £21 price tag made me a little hesitant. The shade that came in the gift was 'Pink Parfait' which was a shimmer shade which is something I would usually stay away from in a lipstick and for good reason. 
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THAT Zoella article

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I wasn't going to write about this, to give the Zoella article (I am not going to give it the satisfaction of a click through) any more exposure than it deserves seems almost counter productive. However after looking a little closer I realised the Chloe Hamilton of Independent troll column fame was actually someone I went to school with. Someone who I admittedly knew very little but saw a fair amount of in the 10-12 years.
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The best of Oscar De La Renta

This morning we woke up to the sad news that wonderful, iconic designer Oscar De La Renta had passed away and what a huge loss to the fashion world it is. He dressed countless iconic women from politicians to movie stars and always managed to accentuate her best qualities.
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Autumn pastels & Miss Selfridge bargain | OOTD

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Can I firstly just say - can you believe this weather is happening this close to November? It's so glorious, sunny and crisp. I picked up this dress in the Miss Selfridge sale this weekend it was an amazing £15 down from £45 which is a brilliant bargain in my book. I can't wait to wear this to work it's so ladylike. Looking at the website it looks like it is supposed to come with a little gold belt but sadly it didn't seem to in store. I'll have to get a similar one myself!
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L'Oreal Professionel Tecni.Art - volume lift mousse and next day hair spray

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Tecni.ART Volume Lift Mousse* & Tecni.ART Wild Stylers Next Day Hair*

I'm always looking for products which will give my hair a lift, so when I picked these up at Bloggers Love fashion week from the Rush Shop, The products are from L'Oreal in their salon range, so I expected big things. 

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Bloggers Tea Party Event

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As I mentioned earlier, on Saturday I got a nice surprise invite to Nadja and Olivia's Bloggers Tea Party, and having had no plans for the Sunday and always up for meeting some new people, on Sunday I hot footed it up to London.

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Metallic Autumn Houndstooth | OOTD

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Good morning lovelies I hope this Monday isn't treating you too badly. I had an unexpectedly fab weekend getting a last minute invite to a Bloggers Tea Party by Nadja from TMS Beauty and Olivia from Beauty from the Fjord and it was so nice getting to meet so many lovely bloggers. I finally felt like it was time to roll out the Autumn wardrobe, although I did end up being a little warm in this get up.

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High End VS Low End Cleanser

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Skincare is something I've just been dipping my toes into of late, I started with a simple Garnier routine and recently I've just been experimenting with whatever I can find. I know people spend an absolute BOMB on certain skincare products so I was interested to see how something cheaper can measure up. I've been using the Nivea Daily Essentials Soothing Cleansing Mousse for a while now and then recently received a sample of Estee Lauder's 'Take it Away' makeup remover lotion. Now it's worth noting that the lotion doesn't market itself as a cleanser but personally I feel in terms of your routine they both sit in the same place.
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Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo - Aussome Volume - Better than Batiste?

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Oh what did we do before dry shampoo? I certainly don't know, I basically live off the stuff now. One of my earliest posts on this blog (complete with terribly edited photo) was an Ode to Batiste's XXL Volume version. Aussie are a brand I've always loved, their beautifully smelling range was just at the top end of what I could afford and it was so worth it. Having recently brought out a dry shampoo I figured I'd better try it.

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‘No More Skinny’ campaign according to Dan Wootton at The Sun

Now my lovely readers who are here with beauty of fashion interests at heart, might want to click the back button now. I don’t normally, in fact I have never taken on a particularly controversial topic on this blog because genuinely this is not a manifesto. However I have been intending to speak out on the subject of body image for some time now and after having stumbled across this ridiculous tabloid campaign I felt now was the time to get my two cents in. Dan Wootton if you don’t know is a moderately brown nosing, occasionally condescending, usually avoidable ‘showbiz’ journalist currently working for quality publication The Sun. After seeing this Stella McCartney model photo he “decided enough was enough”, women could no longer be responsible for tackling the problematic representations of their bodies in the media, and he along with some Z-list mates would teach the world what attractive and ‘real’ women are (based on their extensive nutritional and medical training I'm sure).
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Estee Lauder Complexion Duo - Double Wear Foundation and BB Highlighter

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I'm usually a high street girl through and through, one thing I don't mind parting with my pennies for is a great base. I have had my eyes on  the Estee Lauder Double Wear for a while. Originally it was part of my wishlist for taking advantage of a great staff discount my partner gets to get it but when he didn't get the time to go to the event I took advantage of Debenhams recent 10% off AND freebie to grab it along with their version of the Touche Eclat - the BB highlighter.

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Nip+Fab 365 Body Glow Fix

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As a dedicated fake tan user, it may come as a surprise that I haven't actually talked about a product on here before. I have to say I'm largely guilty of being a slave to Rimmel instant, easy and without the worry of waiting only for it to come out wrong. But, after having got this as a freebie with one of the monthly mags, I thought it was only right that I give it a go. 
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