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The Current Favourites: Part two

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette,  Makeup Revolution,  Makeup Revolution contour,  Makeup Revolution palettes,  Makeup Revolution blush palette, Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara, Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara brown, The Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Body Butter, Neals Yard,

Like my last current favourites, this has no coloration to the end of the month like most consistent bloggers manage. But when three items are in constant use it just seems mean not to give them the mention they deserve. 

You can't pretend you've not heard me mention The Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette at some point on this blog. Eight powders, baked highlighters and a mirror included (Other brands take note.) are just three of the reasons why I have been using this daily. And I am going to throw another big claim out there and say these are some of the best quality i.e. not powdery Makeup Revolution product I've tried.

Normally more of a Palmers Cocoa Butter type of girl, but The Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Body Butter has taken over. Whether is the cute name, honey and orange essential oil or this just being utterly creamy has seen me shift the Palmers to living safely in my cupboard. Now this is rare, not often do I find anything to moisture my body that isn't greasy, heavy or basically just effort to use. But Neals Yard Remedies have only gone and done it, who would of thought I'd be using bees to leave my skin soft?

Well of course there would be a mascara, and in the form of Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara in BROWN. Capitals for a reason. a rich chocolate brown with a warm undertone. Really build the volume up without it looking clumpy and spidery. There are also bristles on the end of the wand, and I find this helps to 'hook' any annoying lashes. Its easy to coat both the inner and outer lashes, without causing a mess, or more importantly not poking my eye out.

What are some of your current favourites?

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Blogs Worth That Bookmark: Part Four

Like always, I am not sure if this is purely a 'Blogs Worth That Bookmark' type post, or something a bit deeper and a list of blog/bloggers I envy just that tad too much. Perhaps a mixture of both, but all four of these blogs are actually worth reading...I can promise that. 

Dorkface | So who wouldn't love a blog with that name? My point exactly. Throw in the fact that Jemma can write the most alluring posts, is a total sweetheart AND is so creative she has her own design service, you can more than likely see why Dorkface is more than a good name.

Fran's Beauty Blog | A newer find of mine, but Fran's blog really has me hooked. Fran herself is such darling, but her posts often make me chuckle before they have started. Well, anyone who admit to being lazy in their opening line has my heart.

Ravishing Roses | Someone who blames their mum for their flat hair (mums it is your fault btw) is always going to find a fan in me. Ana is a utter babe who covers everything beauty and fashioned related on her blog. Not to mention her love for you can see my reasoning for loving her blog goes beyond that fact she has half my name in hers...

Lelore | I would stop whatever you're doing right now if you don't follow Laura's blog. Another tea fan (sensing a theme?), she has beauty covered with her spot on reviews and features on makeup that I can only dream of owning. Her photography is one of my most envied around, and often used as my (failed) inspiration and ideas....Thinking about it, throw in the fact she is just loveliest lady I know, I am not sure why I don't hate her? Ideas on a postcard.

What blogs are worth your bookmark?

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Products to strobe with

products to use for strobing

Products to strobe with George at Asda Glow Shine Highlighter, Sleek Face & Body Precious Metals Highlighter, Benefit High Beam, Strobing

Products to strobe with Sleek Face & Body Precious Metals Highlighter Strobing
Or whatever the correct terminology is, as that title doesn't seem to sound right, and seems more fitting for a Star Wars episode. But who would of thought, I have found a new 'thing' that I do think I prefer to its OTT cousin - the contour. I am sure at some point the word 'strobing' would of passed your ears, and I won't go on how to do this new trend, as I am still in the guesswork stage myself. But lets just say the good old highlight and contour, without the contour. Not all at once, or I'll still be in OTT terrority but there are three products that I've been using for a natural (unlike me) summer glow.

First is the Benefit High Beam. Who hasn't heard of this cream pot? I say cream, buts it more of a thick liquid that I've been applying on top of my cheek bones and on my brow bone for a pearlescent pink hue highlight. Next is basically for when budgets don't stretch to Benefit, the George at Asda Glow Shine Highlighter. A good £10 cheaper at £3. I was instantly sold the minute I swatched this, and yes I did sit on Asda's floor trying on makeup...classy. Tt has a beautiful sheen, and is incredibly pigmented and super reflective, very much like what High Beam offers.

Last is my favourite highlight palette to date, in the form of the Sleek Face & Body Precious Metals Highlighter.  four colours with three cream formulas and one powder make up this palette, although the powder is incredible creamy I barely noticed it was a powder. Top observation marks for me. The three cream shades vary in tone ranging from a pearly champagne colour to two more slightly golden warmer shades, whilst the powder highlighter is a little more on the bronze side.

What are your strobing products?

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