Us blogger lot are a fickle bunch. When I first got into this blogging malarkey it was all about Maybelline, then I moved onto Faces, then had a successful dabble in Lakme (seriously love everything I’ve ever bought from them) and now my newest obsession people, is Revlon. Now I’m also currently lusting over some bits from L’Oreal and Rimmel but Revlon is dominating my makeup charts at the moment. It’s always been a brand that I have been intrigued by; their natural, neutral-toned ethos and lighter formulas have always caught my eye in Lifestyle. But it wasn’t until a month or two ago that I finally took the plunge and purchased the Revlon Photoready BB Cream Skin Perfector and the Photoready Blush Palette in Neutral – both products that I love and have really enjoyed using. I’ve enjoyed using the two Revlon products so much that I have compiled a shopping list of future purchases…whoops!

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You might have noticed that this week I’ve tried a few new features on the blog. ‘The Weekend Post’ will be up every Sunday with my lazy-day beauty goings-on and Monday will now be the day that I inject a hit of style into this blog. Quite a few of you asked to see more content on events that I am lucky enough to be invited to, so I’ve vowed to lug my camera along in the evenings and bring you the latest pics and goss. One final thing is a weekly dose of ‘My Makeup’. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to what I put on my face, so ‘FOTDS’ are all a bit too regular for me, so I’ll be trying to shake my makeup routine up weekly and sharing the outcome every Wednesday. Phew, housekeeping out of the way – now on to the good stuff!

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swatches for revlon neutral dupe

I’m sure you are all bored of me raving on about Revlon’s Photoready Blush in Neutral by now, but a few of you asked for a more in-depth review and a comparison post, so here it goes. It’s fair to say that Neutral has pretty much been all that has adorned my apples since I brought it over a month ago now. Revlon are famed for their natural skin-like formulations in wearable colours and this blush fits exactly into that mould. A neutral blush with a nice amount of pink and a slight golden shimmer; it gives such a natural glow to the cheeks and stays around all day too. It was always one that caught my eye and I’m so glad I finally took the plunge and purchased it as I think it is my new favourite blush, especially when I look at it compared to my other neutral offerings.

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It’s a Sunday. In my world it’s prime preening time; I’ve washed and blow-dried my hair, had a nice relaxing bath with my new favourite bath oils (post on those coming up) and cleaned my makeup brushes. The only thing left is to sort out my nails. Over the past few weeks something strange has happened, I’ve completely gone off wearing nude on my nails. In fact I haven’t worn nude on my nails since the beginning of January! Now when I say nude I mean my usual browns, beiges and taupes – they have all been replaced by one neon bubblegum-like shade, Faces Bubble Pop. I brought this back at the beginning of the year and was intially disappointed with it’s neoness, but a couple of the months down the line and it’s practically the only shade I have worn in 2014!

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photoready bb

Move along, move along, nothing new to see here! I’m sure that the past few weeks the Beauty Blogging world has been bombarded with posts about Revlon’s latest product offering, as people tend to get a little bit loopy over them. I would say I’m now only a part time member of that gang; I used to have ambitions to own the whole Revlon product line but have now downsized that dream and own a few that I reach for on a daily basis. This means that my Revlon collection mainly consists of blushers and lip glosses, so my latest purchase doesn’t really fit into that mould but I just couldn’t help myself.

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Up until a few weeks ago I had sworn allegiance to the MAC 188 to apply my foundation. I had used it for the past 18 months, even brought a back up and couldn’t imagine using anything else to smother foundation over my face every morning. Before that I painted my foundation on with what really was a glorified Big Bazaar paint brush, but at the time I didn’t know any different. It made my foundation look streaky, cakey and never really fully blended it into the skin fully, so when I discovered the MAC 188 it was like a gift from God. However a few weeks ago I decided to purchase something that I thought may give the MAC 188 a run for it’s money and you know what it certainly did. In fact my new Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush has well and truly knocked it off the top spot! Seen as these are the 2 of the most popular foundation brushes on the market I thought I’d give them a little comparison.

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only mascara

It’s very easy to ramble on about new products that we’ve tried, tested and loved. But what about those old fav’s that we rely on everyday – they deserve a mention too! It dawned on me the other day that I have never done a full-blown post dedicated to what is probably the only constant in my makeup bag. I have repurchased it around 4 times now and dutifully apply it every morning. I’ve briefly spoken about it many a time, but after having a good lash day today, it was time to take a snap and enter full-on raving mode….

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