Monday, 16 July 2018

THE STORY OF RED

Red lipstick: my story

Do you remember your first time? The moment you picked up that forbidden baddass of shades? One thing’s for sure, your first red lipstick isn’t one that's easily forgotten. Over the years, I developed such affection for red, nothing quite compares. Red is bold, demanding and shields me from prying eyes. Yes, they see me, they see the confidence in rocking the most statement of shades. What they don’t see is the shyness, my lipstick tells the stories I can’t put into words. There’s been a time when I only wore red. Meetings all day? Red. Sunday in PJs? Red. Red is for life, red is me. 
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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

HOW TO: GLOSSY METALLIC EYES THAT LAST

Glossy metallic lids with Phase Zero Metal Foils

The dream to achieve an almost glossy eye look that lasts has been almost impossible without looking like a hot rock chick mess within an hour or so. Let's face it, wearing gloss whatever its price won't make a difference. An eye gloss will crease and smudge. There are ways to cheat the system and easiest and most convenient options are foiled eyeshadows. The formula of a foil when applied correctly allows you to achieve the almost wet metallic look that will last the day or night. Today, I'd like to share with you the new affordable beauty launch from Phase Zero Makeup that will allow you to experiment with the biggest trend this summer at a fraction of the price and without the need of professional level makeup skills. Welcome to the world of Phase Zero Metal Foils*...
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Monday, 2 July 2018

PORELESS, FULL COVERAGE DEWY BASE FOR LESS

Revolution Pro: achieving poreless, full coverage dewy base for less

You know my love for Makeup Revolution, so when Revolution Pro launched, I was the first to drop some ££ on all the newness! I found many new faves including a brand new primer and a foundation! This might be the first time in forever I’ve not used fancy high-end foundation/primer duo and not noticed a difference. If you’re into medium-full coverage, glowing finish that doesn’t set in pores and rather not spend hundreds on your base, please read on. 
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

GLOW-Y SKIN & GLITTER EYES WITH PIXI BY PETRA

Glowing skin & glitter eyes with Pixi by Petra 


You know my love for glow. Be that glassy skin or glossy lids, You know I'm in for it. Pixi by Petra decided to shake things up a little this summer. The new formula of Glow-y Gossamer Duo transforms your skin in seconds, if you’re after the true dew! And of course the prettiest glitters in town, Pixi Fairy Lights are here to deliver! With five stunning shades ranging from holographic white to deep bronze with silver glitter mixed in, there’s a shade for every day! I’m wearing Rose Gold on a Monday, what will you be wearing today? 

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Monday, 25 June 2018

CAN FACE MIST REPLACE MOISTURISER?

Can face mist replace moisturiser?

Can facial mist replace moisturiser? I'm on the fence but recently these 3 formulas felt different from any other I’ve tried. My dehydrated skin needs all the hydration it needs even when the sun’s out and I tend to go little more oily. Let's find out which totally stole my skincare obsessed heart!

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

SUMMERTIME ESSENTIALS WITH LATEST IN BEAUTY

Latest in Beauty Summertime Essentials

It’s always a lovely day when an unexpected package arrives and when it’s from my faves at Latest in Beauty, you know I’ll be rushing home from work to unpack all the treats. I love discovering new products but sometimes all you need are essentials and this is what the brand new limited edition box Summertime Essentials* offers. I’ll be packing most of them in my travel beauty bag when I go away in July, as the box boasts all sort of practical beauty essentials we all don’t think we need until we run out! 
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

ON MY FACE LATELY


On my face lately

So it took me an hour to come up with another sh**ty title - yay me! But, I’m here & I’m ready to talk about the beauty bits I’ve been super into lately. Be that skincare, makeup or an accessory ‘On my face lately’ will replace my monthly edits because I can talk about my faves whenever and not be restricted to any timeline. Welcome to the first episode to what I hope to be a relaxed way to approach blogging as makeup gods my witness, I don’t need no more anxiety triggers in my life.
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Sunday, 17 June 2018

SUPERCHARGE YOUR SKINCARE WITH HARD AT WORK SERUMS

Top five anti-ageing serums for dry to combination skin

I usually have quite a few serums in a rotation to allow to treat the skin when and where it needs quickly and effectively. Be that dehydration, lacklustre complexion, enlarged pores, fight against air-pollution and more, there’s a serum that will allow your skin to be the best it can be. Here are the five hard at work formulas my skin have been indulging in lately.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY SHOPPING WITH MICHAEL BUBLÉ POUR HOMME

Michael Bublé Pour Homme


Any day celebrating our love for one another is a special day. It’s especially important to show the love to those who raised us. Father’s Day is upon us and what better way than to celebrate it by giving a gift of a beautifully designed new cologne? Michael Bublé Pour Homme* new aftershave has launched in time for Father’s Day and it’s timeless yet fitting for those warmer months with fresh and classic tones that last all day. If you're still stuck for gift ideas, please check out my thoughts on this luxury scent.

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Thursday, 7 June 2018

SPLURGE OR SAVE: THE £6 COVER FX HIGHLIGHTING DROPS DUPE

The £6 Cover FX highlighting drops dupe you've been looking for

Welcome to another instalment of fan favourite 'Splurge or save'. It’s been a while, I know but in my defence finding a perfect dupe is rare. So with great pleasure, I’m here to announce I might have found the perfect dupe which not only imitates the packaging but more importantly matches the quality of formula and shade. So if you’re into liquid highlighters and in the mood to save some £££, please read on! 

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

ONE SWIPE EYESHADOWS FROM PHASE ZERO + DISCOUNT CODE

Phase Zero Coconut Water Liquid Eyeshadows

Say what you want about the new launch from the creators of Love Me Beauty but Phase Zero Makeup is back to shake things up again. I’ve been testing their new liquid eyeshadow formula for a while & I’m here to have my say. Was it love from the first swipe then? 

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO: BRINGING DESIGNER CHIC TO CULT BEAUTY + GIFT WITH PURCHASE

Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo makeup collection review


Cult Beauty’s known to be the house for many high-end brands so I could see no better place to launch ModelCo’s new luxury collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld. The novelty chic packaging features self-brand obsessed designer and can be found on Karl’s other collabs and self-launched designs. The collection features stunning brushes, beautifully crafted packaging and surprisingly good formulas. I usually stay away from designer/celebrity collaborations as I never find them to be more than novelty/ collectables so how does Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo collection fares? Grab a cuppa and let's get real.


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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

BED TO DOOR IN 20 MINUTES: MY HEAD TO TOE MORNING ROUTINE


We all get days like this. You’ve overslept and got few minutes to catch a bus/train/get in your car. Your beauty routine doesn’t have to be compromised. Inspired by recent events 20 minutes head to toe routine includes a shower, taking care of my pearly whites (and that morning breath!), little hair, little makeup and even a body moisturiser. Magic? Definitely with these few tips & incredible cult beauty finds! 

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

3 PALETTES TO GRAB IN CULT BEAUTY -20% PROMO

What to get in the -20% on palettes Cult Beauty promo

I opened my email to the most exciting news this morning. Cult Beauty dropped a bomb that is -20% on palettes and the world’s gone crazy. Before it all sells out, these are my faves I'd buy over and over again! Be fast, as I have a feeling these will sell out soon too! 

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Monday, 28 May 2018

BDQ TURNS 3 YRS OLD: WIN A DRAWER FULL OF MAKEUP WORTH OVER £150

Beauty Drama Queen turns 3 years old giveaway

A few days ago Beauty Drama Queen turned 3 years old and it made me a bit tearful. I started as a socially awkward makeup nerd and I don’t feel that changed one bit. It’s been a journey of self-discovery, meeting incredible women along the way helped me grow as a person, as a friend and as a blogger. 3 years is a long time yet it feels as if it was yesterday. I’ve met so many inspiring people, built relationships with many incredible brands and grew to be the person I am now. I was almost 30 when I started this journey, way too old to be dabbling in makeup, yet you all welcomed me to your world, to your hearts and I couldn’t be more proud that something I only dreamed of became a reality. 

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Friday, 25 May 2018

WHAT’S IN MY BAG: SPRING BEAUTY UPDATE

Spring makeup bag

Spring has seen me not only shed clothes (not like that you dirty mins you.... ok maybe a little like that lol) but also replacing my massive winter bag with a cross body. Smaller bag means my makeup bag needed some serious update, but I’m super happy with the end result as it covers all the bases. Fancy knowing what beauty items I don’t leave the house without? Then please read on.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

NEW AT HARVEY NICHOLS: INTRO TO PESTLE & MORTAR LUXURY SKINCARE

New at Harvey Nichols: Introduction to Pestle & Mortar luxury skincare. 

If you’re a fan of splurging at Birmingham’s own Harvey Nichols in Mailbox luxury shopping centre, then this new launch will get your heart racing. High end skincare from Pestle & Mortar has taken over the luxury beauty world by storm with superb formulas and minimalistic packaging. I was gifted few bits over a month ago and I’m finally ready to share my thoughts. Am I a fan yet? Let’s find out! 

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Monday, 21 May 2018

SELF-CARE EDIT: THE ART OF SWITCHING OFF

How to self-care

I’ve often spoken about what beauty means to me. From the beginning it’s been that one thing that kept me alive & happy. Recently I’ve been so on and off, I thought I owe you a bit of explanation & at the same time talk to you about the importance of self-care and what it means to me. 

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

I TRIED THESE 3 NEW MASCARAS SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

Smudge-proof mascaras for every budget

I rarely talk about mascaras because I rarely find anything that works on my silly eyes. I don’t know what it is, but everything smudges on me. Finding one that doesn’t is practically a miracle so when I found three that leave me almost smudge-free after 8+ hours, I want to shout about them from the rooftops. Oh and there’s one to fit every budget. Are you ready? 

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Friday, 4 May 2018

WOKE UP LIKE THIS: NO MAKEUP MAKEUP WITH L'ORÉAL

L'Oréal Woke Up Like This

L’Oreal never fails to impress and their new collection celebrates the natural beauty & a little cheeky ‘I wake up like this’ motto. The formulas are light, yet perfectly fitting for spring/summer with peachy tones, on point highlighters & even a little bb cream to give your skin the tiniest bit of coverage. I’ve been opting for easy morning routine lately, so this collection ticks all the boxes!

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

SPRING AWOKEN SKINCARE

Spring awoken skincare

I’ve been blessed with good skin lately. That can only mean the new skincare’s not playing games! I’ve been living for the glow & finally managed to get rid of that hardened finish, super dry skin that I’ve been ‘blessed’ with thanks to an influenza outbreak earlier this year. So what’s on my face before bedtime? Let’s find out! 

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Monday, 30 April 2018

CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER REVIEW + GIVEAWAY *now closed*

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

When it comes to luxury beauty one can list few brands which make such hyped up releases like Charlotte Tilbury. The MUA to the stars believes in creating unique beauty multi-taskers aiming to make you look and feel like a superstar. From ridiculously beautiful packaging through formulas that somehow work so well on most skin types and tones, she has built a company that continues to amaze in its luxurious simplicity. Today, I’d like to talk you through my most recent discovery, already infamous Hollywood Flawless Filter. There’s even a little giveaway at the end of this post that I think you’re going to LOVE! 

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

BAD SKIN DAY EDIT

Bad skin day edit


So happy belated Easter... It came, it made us eat copious amounts of chocolate and right about now, we are all sporting these amazing 'one cheat day too many' spots, am I right? I’ve been quite lucky & chocolate was more of a treat than the usual stuffing my face with it situation, but even the luckiest of us will surely end up with one or two. Mine surprised me claiming residence above the upper lip, almost under the nose. Thankfully my stash is now rich in various skincare magic, so I treated it quickly. This gave me an idea to post about my favourite deep cleansing and spot ridding masks and treatments. Fancy a quick read? 

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Monday, 2 April 2018

IS THIS THE BEST SETTING POWDER FOR DRY SKIN?

Becca Hydra Mist Set & Refresh Powder

You may be here thinking, surely this is a click bait! Well, let me start this review without a cliffhanger. We’re talking about a total innovation that hasn’t been done or at least hyped up before. A setting powder that combines the power of powder and a mist. Intrigued? So was I! Without a further blab fest, let’s us talk about Becca Hydra Mist Set & Refresh Powder

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

OUT WITH THE OLD: BEAUTYBLENDER BUBBLE SPONGE 12 MONTHS LATER VS NEW

beautyblender Bubble sponge old vs new


Hi, my name is Dorota and I can’t live without a Beautyblender. I don't even remember what it was like not to own one. I know there’s plenty dupes on the market but I feel I’ve tried them all & always come back to my trusty sponge. Today was a #happysad kind of day as I said goodbye to my old Beautyblender Bubble & at the same time, I welcomed a brand new Bubble to the ever-growing Beautyblender family. 

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Monday, 26 March 2018

MAKEUP REVOLUTION MONDAY: THE £4 EYESHADOW PALETTE YOU NEED!

Revolution Makeup Reloaded Iconic Division reviewed with swatches
Makeup look for hooded eyes created with Revolution Makeup  Reloaded Iconic Division


In an attempt to revive the blog & make it feel a little more like when I started, I’m bringing back budget beauty! I don’t post about it often but I use drugstore picks every day! Today, it’s newly rebranded Revolution Makeup turn! It’s been a while since I tried their eyeshadows and seeing the little ABH Subculture dupe everywhere, I decided to take a plunge & give it a go. If you fancy knowing what I think, please read on. 

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Friday, 23 March 2018

THE MAKEUP EDIT #4

The Makeup Edit

New in makeup

I’ve been testing a lot of new makeup lately and want to share with you some recent gems that quickly became staples in my daily routine. From drugstore to luxury, there’s a great mix of products that will suit any budget. 

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SOFT GLAM PALETTE REVIEW WITH SWATCHES

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette


The brand new Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette does exactly what it promises in its name. It allows for a perfect everyday makeup with many muted mattes & stunning shimmers. There’s a lot of overlap here with both brand’s single eyeshadow releases and Modern Renaissance palette but if you’re new to ABH family, the Soft Glam is where I would start. A complete eyeshadow collection starts with off-white matte, through many transition shades, metallics and ends with matte black. There’s not a shade you’d need to borrow from other palettes when doing your daily makeup & the mirror, it truly is perfect in its own light. Have I sold you on Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette yet?

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

UNBOXING THE LOOK FANTASTIC THE BEAUTY EGG 2018

Look Fantastic The Beauty Egg 2018

Look Fantastic The Beauty Egg 2018

You might have noticed the lack of Beauty Drama Queen on your feed but this girl just needed a little break (thanks, Aussie flu!). I’m back today and what a comeback it is. The brand spanking new unboxing of Look Fantastic The Beauty Egg is bound to have all the skincare & makeup addicts running for their credit cards. And how precious is the packaging? If you’d like to know what’s hidden inside this gigantic box, keep on reading! 

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

MUSINGS OF A WOMAN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY


This won’t be my usual post about beauty but I wanted to share few thoughts on International Women’s Day. Some will tell you it’s an outdated ‘holiday’ so I hope you turn around and show them your middle finger! Women’s Day is especially needed now that we’re on the brink of REAL CHANGE. We’ve seen it happening slowly, women coming out after years and years of mistrust to say, that’s enough, you will be held accountable for your actions! Women sharing stories of sexual degradation, abuse to help you and me to stand for our rights every single day! We no longer take shit from men, nor anyone else! We are stronger, we are a force of nature. 
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BANISH SKIN TEXTURE ONCE AND FOR ALL

Banish skin texture

I remember the days when my skin had all kinds of bumps, trapped pores, hormonal spots and more. That’s no longer the case and I’d love to share with you my little secret. It may not work overnight but given time you too can enjoy a smooth and flawless skin! If you fancy finding out what works for me, please read on! 

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION VS DRY & DEHYDRATED SKIN & HOW TO MAKE IT WORK

How to make full coverage foundation work on dry & dehydrated skin


Dry skin vs full coverage foundation

Lately, I’ve been loving a little extra coverage. May as well use the time when we’re not sweating (summer!) to create that perfect canvas that lasts all day & make us feel like superstars. Who needs filters if you have a great full coverage foundation at home. Today I’m sharing with you my personal heroes and how I make them work for my dry and almost always dehydrated skin, no cake! 

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

EMPTIES LATELY: BEAUTY LOVES & WTFS

Beauty empties: skincare & makeup

Ok, so maybe talking about spring isn’t the best idea with all the snow outside last weekend, but it’s March & I am spring cleaning so a massive beauty empties post was in order. Without further a’do, let’s see what beauty I totally digged and what left me thinking WTF shall we? 

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Monday, 5 March 2018

ALL EYES ON TOO FACED: BRAND FOCUS & WISHLIST

Too Faced brand focus
All eyes on Too Faced

It can't come as a surprise I’m a huge fan of Too Faced and featured it plentiful on my blog. From the super cute, if only slightly infantile packaging to great product selection and formulas, what’s not to love? Today, I’d like to share with you my Too Faced collection & talk you through my biggest loves! 

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Friday, 2 March 2018

THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR FINE HAIR ISSUES

Fine hair edit


Writing this post made me realise how much everything has changed since I’ve started this blog. I never used to care about my hair, it was super long, I've basically done nothing with it & wasn’t interested. The drastic cut at the beginning of last year was the best thing that happened to me and since I discovered the joy of styling and actually getting my hair to look ‘the shit’ and not ‘like shit’! Fancy knowing how I give my fine hair some volume & how I make curls last for a week? See below for my answers to any bad hair day issues you may experience with fine hair! 

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

HERE'S WHAT TO DO (AND WHAT NOT TO DO) WHEN YOUR SKIN IS RED & SENSITIVE

Redness prone skin? No problem


Redness huh? I’m not talking that healthy flush you get after a walk in a winter or even the joyous post work out hot sweat/red mess we all become. Redness is a real skin issue for many women and men alike. It can affect our confidence, but can also be the first factor in a diagnosis of rosacea. Which one are you? I may not be able to answer that, only a visit to a good dermatologist might, but I’d like to share with you my personal story with angered skin & what steps I take to fight it. 

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

NEW & NOTEWORTHY BEAUTY

New & Noteworthy Beauty


I’ve been blessed testing many new beauty products and some have stood out so much I just couldn’t wait to shout about it. We’re talking makeup that makes you fall in love with instantly, skin care that wows you on day 1 & hair care & styling guaranteed to give you a good hair day every day! 

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

EVERYDAY MAKEUP DIARIES

Everyday makeup edit

I decided to start showing you my everyday makeup more regularly. It’s well overdo and I change my morning routine a lot so you’ll get to see it evolve every week/couple of weeks or whenever the mood strikes! We’ll start with some faves from couple of weeks ago because this bad blogger took some pics then forgotten all about it! It’s a great mixture and features some of my holy grail makeup as well as some newish additions! Are you ready to explore the crazy world of my morning makeup routine? 

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Monday, 26 February 2018

WORTH THE HYPE? TOO FACED CHOCOLATE GOLD REVIEW WITH SWATCHES

Is Too Faced Chocolate Gold palette worth the hype?


If anyone asks what my favourite eyeshadow formula is, I always answer without thinking. Too Faced ‘chocolate’ palettes aren’t just good, they are simply the best for anyone whose eyes aren’t as fresh as the lids of a 20-something babe. From the packaging to the something else formula that gives life to any lid, even mature. When Too Faced Chocolate Gold* arrived, I couldn’t believe my eyes! I was mesmerised by jewel tones and not so secretly sniffing the chocolate scent! Call me an addict, but I’d lick my own lids if it was as at all possible. Fancy a sniff? Then read on to get all the deets about the new palette! 

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Friday, 23 February 2018

THE STORY OF GLOW: HOW I DITCHED EVENING MOISTURISER & WHY MY DRY SKIN LOVES IT

Glowing skin in few steps

There are few steps to ensure you wake up to well nourished, hydrated, soothed and glowing complexion. Today, in celebration of #SkincareMonth with Cult Beauty, I’d like to talk to you about the steps I took to transform my skin in just a few short weeks.

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

ALL EYES ON BECCA: BRAND FOCUS ON RADIANT SKIN

Becca brand focus


My love for Becca highlighters has been well documented across all my channels. Cult Beauty’s doing a little 20% off purchase across the brand so I thought, it’s a great time to introduce you to my radiant Becca collection. If you fancy a gorgeous dewy complexion tonight, check out my picks to give you the most incredible base at a click of ‘buy now’ button!

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THE GUIDE TO GLITTER EYES WITH STILA

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows

Just over a month ago I attended a lovely Brum Bloggers event in collaboration with Stila UK and was reintroduced to their amazing formulas once more. Since then my little collection grew a bit & today, I’d like to talk to you about my obsession with glitter this season! I don’t always follow trends but carefully pick ones that suit me & daily sparkle has been just that. I’d like to introduce you to their cult Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows because we all need a little of that sparkle, coincidentally the biggest trend of Spring/Summer ‘18!

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