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Instagram Diary: Part Three

Instagram Diary: Part Three annabelflorence

Well, hasn't there been a Instagram kerfuffle this week? Spam followers and all what better time to do another Instagram Diary and lighten the air? It has been a while since I last did one of these posts, and it seems I have had a busy last few months of 2014. Oh and look, I actually graduated from University. Check out that hat, if only you could of seen my terrific hat hair...

What have you been up too this week?

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Birchbox at Christmas...Where Magic Happens

Birchbox at Christmas...Where Magic Happens
Buying Christmas presents for makeup addicts is hard enough, as well, we don't settle for any old rubbish. I know this myself as my poor mum now has to head to Chanel or YSL makeup counter for my Christmas shopping, not that I am complaining, at all obviously. But another gift idea that I think would go down well with anyone who likes to try out new makeup is a Birchbox subscription. All the boxes I've tried this year have all been good, and none have left me disappointed. So I trust their consistency...don't show me up now Birchbox, please. 

If you gift someone with a Birchbox subscription, the 'Where the Magic Happens' gift pack will be sent to the giftee, along with a note with the details of their gift subscription. Saves the stress of handling Regent Street, and the 'Where the Magic Happens' gift is spot on. Worth £45 and all full size items, this little bag (which is gorgeous itself) contains the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm, one lip brand we all want to try, don't deny it. A Models Own Nail Polish in brown gel like finish that is perfect for this time of year. And how I've gone without brown polish for so long I don't know. And finally, and maybe saving the best till last is the Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. Anything tripe performing that goes on my face is always welcome. Always.

There are different level & prices of the Birchbox Gift Subscriptions, and they start from £38.85 in P&P. 

Would you be happy to receive a Birchbox subscription for Christmas?

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The Makeup Revolution Essential Matte Palette. Number 2

New Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette Review

New Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette

The Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette Swatch

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 2 Palette

They are back. Not that they really went away of course, but Makeup Revolution are back with one of their iconic palettes. Welcome to the matte eye scene the Essential Mattes 2 Palette. Another palette containing 12 shades, and obviously if you didn't guess already, they are indeed all matte. 

This palette is so similar to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette I'm sure we all know by know. The warm pink and purple tones, with a couple of brown and beige shades just scream Naked 3 to me. In a good way of course.

The difference between this and the Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes Palette below, is that this palettes colours seem more subtle (goodbye blue, you were too bright for me) and replaced with some warmer brown and pink tones. Which I love, and are much more me.

Makeup Revolution Essential Mattes 1 Palette

I have been using this palette daily, as it has taken over my love from the first one, and with the pigmentation still being surprisingly strong, makes the colours last all day with minimal fall out. Even my mum couldn't believe what a good price this palette is. And we all know what its like to get our mothers approval. Well done Makeup Revolution.

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