BB creams – the face product phenomenon that just won’t seem to go away. Conceals and covers, protects and perfects, these nourishing skincare-rich potions claim to do it all and lets face it – BB creams are old news now. Hell, now it’s CC creams that are close to hitting our shores. After brushing off the hype for so long I’ve caved over the last few months and given some a road-test and the above line-up contains a star, a thumbs up and 2 duds. Read on for my BB edit…

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Paris Beige Suit

Over the past few days I’m going a wee bit crazy for beige nails. Yep full whack, nudest of nude talons. I’m not quite sure what happened. Well actually here’s the backstory – I was invited to my niece’s naming ceremony. Before the event my cousin offered to do my manicure and as my nails were looking god damn awful and (shock horror) were unpainted I drew up a chair and picked out the shade Beige Suit which I’ve been wanting to try for yonks.

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bitten by revlon

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My makeup this week has been simple – a light layer of Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light, a dab of Almay Line Smoothing Concealer in Light/Medium, Marks & Spencer All-in-one Mascara, a touch of Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Fresh Coral on my apples (still haven’t managed to put that blush down) and then whatever lip product I feel like that day. Most of the week I’ve been reaching for a product that I hunted high and low for – Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley

Firstly I must preface this post by saying that I actually wore the results of this ‘Trend’ post outside, in front of people. I gobbled down a burger, slurped on a milkshake, chattered away for hours and this lipstick didn’t go anywhere. One sneaky reapplication in the loo of Phoenix is all that was needed and I was one happy bunny. Surely that deems this a fully wearable trend, right? Touches of hot pink were splashed across the runways of SS15 shows – cheeks, eyes, lips – you name it. But I thought I’d ease myself in with a simple hot pink lip…

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First Taste of Marks & Spencer

Here’s a little snapshot of my dressing table at 6 am this morning – I’m sure everyone in my house really appreciated me clicking and flashing away at the time. Oops. But there was a reason behind my early morn photo shoot as I wanted to quickly get a snap of my newest purchase before it got all dirty. For a while I’d been contemplating a purchase of some M&S cosmetics so I finally went in on last Wednesday and was served by a lovely lady on the cosmetics section who talked me through all their bits and bobs and I ended up walking away with 1 thing nicely packaged up in a M&S’ bag…

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I’ve spoken about my beauty basket before. I’m always trying out new hair and body products so the basket is my way of keeping track of what things I’m using and loving at that moment; as things get used up I swap in new products from my stocks and if something is not up to scratch then out it goes and in comes another product to save the day. So it’s safe to say that if a product has wheedled its way into the basket then its probably doing a good job. In the past weeks the basket has had an almost 100% overhaul so here are what products I’m slathering on my body and hair at the moment!

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Lip pencils aren’t what they used to be – oh no. Although the classic matte-formula ‘draw around your lip line’ thingies are still around, there’s a new generation of lipstick/lip balm/lip stain hybrids all packaged up into handy pencil form that seem to be the flavour of the month right now. So here’s a run-down of the 2 that I’ve got locked up in my stash…

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