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L'Oreal Infallible 24 hour matte foundation & mattifying primer review

L'Oreal Infallible 24 hour matte foundation & mattifying primer review

It's basically my worst nightmare when I'm running out of foundation and I can't find my usual brand in my usual shade anywhere, meaning I either have to take the risk and potentially have no foundation until the shops get their delivery and then queue up at opening time to make sure it doesn't sell out, or I have to opt for a different brand.

Usually, I opt for a different brand. I like a risk, but not a foundation-free one!

This time I chose to go for the L'Oreal Infallible 24 hour Matte foundation, and in the spirit of things, I bought the primer from the same range and have decided to do a double review for you.

Both products come in cute little squeezy tubes with round lids and precise nozzles. I like the branding across both, and that you can see the product through the bottle. They also both have great descriptions on the back, showing you exactly what to expect from the coverage and texture etc.
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Poundland Makeup Gallery Liquid Eyeliner Review

Poundland Makeup Gallery Liquid Eyeliner review

Yep, I'm talking about a product from Poundland's makeup collection today and I urge you not to click that little x in the corner before you've finished reading!

I know we all love our reputable brands for makeup because we trust them. We invest a lot of money in products because we trust the brands and we even stretch our pennies to that luxury brand because we love the idea of having Dior and Chanel products splashed across our faces.

So, when Poundland brought out a makeup range, I turned my nose up at it. And then I heard a couple of people talking about it, and even Vogue were writing about it. Then, I was getting ready with my sister one evening before going out and realised I had run out of liquid eyeliner. Absolute tragedy.

Luckily my sister had some to hand, and she passed me a tiny little black bottle. I didn't even look at it, just unscrewed the lid and immediately admired the skinny, precise little brush.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume Review

Batiste dry shampoo XXL Volume review

Okay, so most of you will have heard of Batiste, but if you haven't I'd say they are currently one of the most popular brands of dray shampoo in the UK.

The Batiste range has a few different dry shampoos ranging in their benefits, so no matter what your hair type, or what look you are aiming for; if your hair just isn't looking as fresh as it should, Batiste is here to save the day.

I've bought the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Big & Bouncy XXL Volume, because I have the finest, flattest hair in the entire world, so anything that's going to give it a boost is welcomed! Especially if my hair is already not looking it's best.

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Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner Review

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner review

I don't know about you, but this cold weather really dries my skin out. Having to keep it wrapped under all those layers to stay a tiny bit warm, not to mention all the artificial heat going on at the moment. It's playing havoc with my skin, hair and nails!

Anyway, I cannot stand having dehydrated skin. It gets all itchy and doesn't feel so nice, so I've been making a conscious effort to moisturise my whole body every day. Not only has it helped as a base for my new tan, it's also been helping me keep a healthy glow and just feel about a million times smoother.

I've got copious amounts of moisturisers and body lotions that I manage to collect over various periods of time. So I started by rifling through those, but didn't really fall in love with anything I had until I stumbled across the Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner which was given to me as part of a Christmas present and fell in love straight away.
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#SkinnyBirdWatching - Body Shaming IS NOT OK

Body shaming | Body confidence qote

Body shaming in general is seriously not okay, and the general understanding of body shaming is that is tends to be an attack on larger or curvier people (I'd say women, but body shaming happens to both genders and that shouldn't be ignored). However, that's not the case.

There have been several instances recently where I've noticed that skinnier women are being berated for being smaller. There was the uproar of the mum who showed off her toned and fit post-pregnancy body being shamed for talking about it as it might make others, and now, plus size brand Taking Shape have taken it upon themselves to set up their #SkinnyBirdWatching at LFW, again ridiculing women for being smaller.

While I see what they were trying to do with their campaign, I do not understand why it is now okay to make smaller women feel uncomfortable about being skinny. You don't know their story. You don't know why they are skinny. And you don't know if they are already having their own body issues and you are just making them feel worse.

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6 ways to get more traffic to your blog

six ways to increase blog traffic

For the past few months I've been doing some testing on my blog. Trying out different things and seeing what effect that had on my my blog traffic. I noticed that some methods increased my blog traffic and others showed me a significant drop; giving me a real insight on what works and what doesn't.

While that's helped me really pull together a great schedule for my blog for the next few months (look out for some really exciting things coming up!), I thought I should share what I found out so you can try it for yourself. And I thought it would make for a great revival of my blogging tips post series, so here are my top 6 ways to get more traffic to your blog:

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Makeup Revolution Contour Kit Review

Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit

I've never been big on contouring, probably because I wasn't quite sure how to do it before! I decided it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon, and decided to get myself a little contour kit to get practicing.

I opted for the Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Palette in Ultra Fair and have come to the conclusion that it's probably the best contour kit for beginners!

In the palette are three compact powders; one matte bronzer for contouring, one pinkish matte blusher and one light powder for highlighting.
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OOTD // Slogan jumpers from InTheStyle

Slogan Jumpers from InTheStyle | Charlotte Crosby

I told you in my last OOTD post, I'm literally obsessed with anything that has a slogan on it right now, and I've just added three brand new ones to my collection, all from In The Style!

I Have Nothing To Wear Jumper | Nostalgia | Charlotte Crosby | InTheStyle

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Valentine's Day date night outfit ideas

Valentine's Day date night outfit ideas

In case we hadn't been banging on about it enough, it's Valentine's day soon. If you have managed to blag yourself a date for the smoochiest day of the year, you're going to need an outfit, right?

I've pieced together 5 lovely little outfits with some lovely accessories that could be winners for your date night this Valentine's day. Or any other day if you prefer! Take a peek below and see if something tickles your fancy!
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Benefit High Beam Highlighter Review

Benefit High Beam Highlighter

Benefit High Beam Highlighter

I've got a random drawer full of little odd bits of make up that I've picked up along the way; lots of mismatched products that I've not fallen in love with yet, or samples that I've not got around to trying because I already use something similar.

Hiding away in that drawer, was a sample of Benefit High Beam Highlighter, which I think I received in a Birchbox not long ago! I've only recently got into contouring and highlighting, which is why I think I popped it away without trying it, but now I'm highlighting more regularly, I thought I'd get it out and I've definitely fallen for it!
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Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder Review

Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder Review

Who would have thought that a product brought out in 1953 would still be going strong in 2015?! The Max Factor Creme Puff Powder was originally released in 1953 as a compact powder with a creamy blend, meaning you applied it like a powder and it stayed on like a cream.

Well, it clearly does the job, and is proven to work with all different skin types otherwise we wouldn't still be buying it over 60 years later.

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DIY Workout Plan: Getting fit with no gym membership

DIY workout plan: getting fit with no gym membership

A couple of years ago I began posting about my journey for the perfect beach body. It’s safe to say I didn’t get to where I want to be and that was my own fault for not sticking at it.

This year, I have even more motive in the form of my wedding and honeymoon.

I’ve designed my own workout plan to do from home, which means I can get fit without buying a gym membership.

My goals are to tone up and improve fitness, so I’m combining sets of different exercises to target different areas. It’s like a mash up of the 30 Day Sit-Up Challenge and the 30 Day Squat Challenge and all the other 30 day challenges merged into one!
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Tan Organic Self Tanning Oil Review*

Tan Organic Self Tanning Oil

It's been a while since I fake tanned actually, and I only realised when I received a bottle of Tan Organic Self Tanning Oil in the post.

I've never tanned with an oil, my preferred tan would probably be a mousse simply because of the ease of application. So, where I am used to easy application tans, I was a little dubious as to how well I was going to manage with the Tan Organic oil! Nevertheless, like a good sport, I've given it a go anyway.
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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Review

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit and Elle Magazine have blessed us with an amazing gift this month. The March 2015 edition of Elle Magazine was released earlier this week, and with it came a sample of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara. As soon as I heard about it, I was straight in my car to the nearest shop to grab one for myself.

The roller lash mascara has been inspired by hair rollers, and has been designed to help lift and curl the lashes, as well as adding length.

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