Amazon Deal: Real Techniques Core Collection Kit

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Just a quick post to let you guys know that Amazon at the moment have the Real Techniques Core Collection Kit available for £13.25. That’s the cheapest I’ve personally seen it anywhere (RRP £20.99) so if you’ve been waiting for the price to drop I think this is as good as it’s gonna get!

The kit contains a detailer brush which can be used to apply concealer, a pointed foundation brush which helps to build up liquid foundation coverage, a buffing brush which can be used to set your foundation with a translucent powder or just to buff the edges of your foundation to avoid any tell tale signs around the hairline and finally a contour brush which helps to create definition with bronzer or blush on the cheeks.

Click here to check it out!

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I have a little surprise for you all..

I was thinking the other day that i didn’t expect to have this many followers in the nearly 4 months I’ve been doing this. I currently have 174 followers, and as a thank you and a nice treat for one of my readers, I’m going to be doing a giveaway when I reach 200. What I’m curious of is what you guys would like to recieve if you were to win? Things that come to mind were a Benefits product or an Urban Decay Palette… I’d love to hear from you guys about what you think would make a great gift!

Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

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Hello beauties! So I’ve been away for a while and that means I have alot of awards to get through! I got this one just before I was making my way to reading. I received it from the lovely Katie at Plus+Beauty, thanks so much Katie! You should check out her blog, I always love her posts. Sorry it’s taken me so long to do this!

The Rules:
– Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
– Put the award logo on your blog.
– Answer the ten questions they have set you.
– Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
– Nominate ten people

My questions from Katie

1. What is your favorite drugstore brand?
Id probably say Max Factor

2. What is your “I cannot live without” beauty item?
My eyebrow pencil!

3. What is your favorite hair product?
Has to be Avon Advanced Techniques Morocco Argan Oil and Avons Advanced Techniques Daily Shine Dry End Serum.

4. What are your favorite eye shadow colors?
Anything  nude. I’m not much for over the top colours on my eyes.

5. What is your all time favorite lipstick?
That’s a tough one! I’m really liking the Avon Ultra Colour Matte Lipstick but i couldn’t possibly choose one for all time it changes all the time!

6. If you could choose any color of eyeliner besides black, which one would you choose?
Grey

7. What is your favorite high end brand?
I don’t really buy much high end stuff to be honest because I’m usually dissapointed because of how much I’ve paid and it’s similar to my high street brands. But I’d probably go for benefits because they can be quite pricey but good.

8. What is your go-to must have foundation?
Max Factor All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation is my favourite at the moment.

9. What is the best mascara in your opinion?
Benefits They’re Real Mascara I haven’t found much better then that!

10. What is the next item you wish to buy from your ‘wishlist’?
I don’t really have a wish list to be honest I just buy everything I want! Maybe I should start making one to slow myself down..

My questions to you!

1. What’s your favourite cheap drugstore brand?

2. What make up products just didn’t live up to your expectations.

3. Cream Blusher or Powder Blusher? And why?

4. Favourite perfume your using at the moment?

5. If you had to use only one hair care products for the rest of your life, which one would you choose? (not including Shampoo and Conditioner)

6. What’s your go to primer?

7. What’s your favourite drugstore and why?

8. Best make up tip?

9. What make up product could you not live without?

10. Are you a fan of the tangle teezer?

And now my nominees.

Blush and Bluebells
Gwenllian Branwen
jennificient
rachwat
Randomness I Like
Abigail Robyn Brown
Anxiously Bold
The Fabulous Nerd
Life. Love. Lindsey
Up The Rollercoaster

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub Review

I brought this in my Body Shop Haul. I’ve never really been much for salt scrubs, but since I had to make my money up to get the discount I thought I would give this a try.

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This salt scrub is inspired by African tribal spa rituals. It moisturises as it exfoliates

Application
Massage onto wet skin in the bath or shower. Rinse thoroughly.

Review
I love the packaging of this. It’s so cute and reusable, and the tub is so big at 350ml, it’s going to last me forever! It says to massage onto wet skin, but I think it works better on dry skin. Not totally dry but I find that it doesn’t work as well if your skin is soaked. When I used it on wet skin it just seemed to disappear and it just seemed really pointless. It smells great and the texture is amazing. It’s not too rough on your skin and the cream in the scrub really moisturises. Left my skin so soft and polished.

Conclusion
I think this is a little bit expensive at £15. Saying that, you do get alot and I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and I feel like I have used hardly any. The Body Shop always have offers on, which is only when I really buy from them to be honest, so you can always get a good deal of things that you think are a bit expensive. The benefits of this scrub are amazing, as long as you use it on dry skin. It’s pretty pointless on wet skin. I have no idea why they tell you to use in wet skin.

You can check out this item on The Body Shop website here.

Have you used this salt scrub? What did you think? Do you use any other salt scrubs? Anything you can recommend? Let me know!

What’s In My Handbag Free Samples

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Some of you may know this, I didn’t until a couple of days ago.. But What’s In My Handbag give away free samples of beauty products for you to try. I’ve only just started doing it myself and am awaiting to see if I actually receive something, but it doesn’t hurt to try every now and then to get free samples of beauty products.

Check it out here.

This is what they have to say about there Try scheme

We regularly offer members the opportunity to Try and review products. You can tell us the products you “want” to help us get the best products for you.

Members register for Trys and we then select members to receive the Try based on their beauty profile and beauty cabinet.

We notify members via email if they have qualified for the Try within a week of registration closing.

We send the sample out to qualifying members for free.

You must add the product to your Beauty Cabinet to be eligible for the Try.

We’re working hard to make sure as many of you get to Try the products as possible.  You can help us by doing two things:
Adding more things to your beauty cabinet, so we know which brands you want to Try
Share the site so we can get more samples from the brands 

Avon Haul

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So when coming back from Reading, I got a text from my Avon rep saying my order was ready! What a lovely thing to come back to. So here’s what I ordered..
Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Hair Mask

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I haven’t tried this hair mask yet. I’m a big fan of the Planet Spa Blissfully Nourishing Hair Mask, so I thought i would give this one a try. Full review of this hair mask is available here

Advanced Techniques Instant Repair 7 With Keratin Power Technology

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This hair mask locks in moisture from root to tip and helps restore damaged hair. Nourish hair with this intensive 3-minute ultra-moisturizing weekly treatment.
Avon boasts
• anti-breakage 
• anti-dryness 
• anti-dullness 
• anti-split ends 
• anti-frizz
• anti-roughness
• heat protection

Alot of claims! Let’s see if it holds up!

Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray

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What attracted me to this was the packaging. I am a bit of a packaging junkie… I’ll admit. I like to use this before I go out on a night when I haven’t got time for cream to dry.

Nail Expert Liquid Freeze Quick Dry Spray

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I’ve brought this quite a few times now and it’s really handy when your in a bit of a hurry if the shade you picked isn’t the fastest drying. Full review is available here.

Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner

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This was a new product in this campaign. I always love to try out a new product if it interests me and this one really does. Avon claims..

This black liquid liner creates an intense black line for a high impact look. Ergonomic grip and slanted tip for easy application. Goes on smoothly without pulling. Water resistant, all day wear. 

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The shape of the head really interests me and I’m excited to give it a go.

Ultra Colour Matte Lipstick

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The shade i picked is Matte Blossom. I have another shade of this is nude. I did a full review of it here. It’s a really great lipstick and people are really loving it in the blogging world!

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It’s a lovely suttle pink shade, I can’t wait to try it out!

MagiX Multi Benefit Illuminator

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I’m nearly out of my current cover up stick so this one came just in time! This liquid highlighter is formulated with special light reflecting particles to give skin a radiant and illuminated appearance. With HD Finish Complex to blur the appearance of pores, lines and imperfections.

So that’s everything! My order cane to around £24 which is amazing for what you actually get. I love Avon because you get quality products at such a low price. I’ll be posting reviews of these items when I’ve had some good use out of them.

What did you order this campaign form avon? Anything I picked? Let me know!