Saw this on Caroline Hiron’s Instagram channel… Visit any YSL counter to receive a consultation and a free 7 day sample of the new YSL Fusion Foundation, which has been rumoured to be of the same science and standard as Armani’s Maestro foundation. As a big advocate of having samples to try at home with my own primer, tools, and skill level, I’ll race you there. Here’s hoping that the counter staff are prepared for the hoards of beauty lovers about…

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There are always lots of exciting new products being released, as well as beauty cult classics that I’ve yet to try, that mean that I’m forever changing my routine and wanting to give new things a go. Here are three tips that I follow when testing out any new beauty products: Research the product. Get advice from sales assistants, forums, bloggers, the press, journals, people that you trust and if possible, people that have a similar beauty profile to you. Get a…

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So today marks the end of July and end of the first month of my year long Beauty Budget Challenge. If you haven’t seen it already, I set out my personal ‘rules’ in this post. My purchases this month: Una Brennan Super Facialist Neroli Daily Brightening Cleanser £5.99 Nip and Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix £4.39 (I was lacking a BHA product in my stash and yes, I could have bought some aspirin but this was on offer and will last a long…

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So as well as working on reducing my beauty hoard by working my way through my samples, gifts with purchase goodies (GWPs), and travel size beauty products… I am also doing a Beauty Budget Challenge. It all started on a forum (SaliHughesBeauty.com – check it out if you love beauty) on an innocent enough thread about spending. I spend a lot. On beauty. On life. Fact. Those money boxes in the picture above – pretty empty… My beauty hoard, however,…

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So on publishing my first post only this week, I was nominated for a Liesbter Award by Beauty Fashion Enthusiast. Thank you Melody! If you’ve never come across the Liesbter Award before, it is a way of helping small blogs gain a bit of exposure and giving other people in the blogging community a chance to learn a bit about them along the way.  The rules are: You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you. You…

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