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Best Of 2013: Beauty

It's that time of year again, Christmas is over and New Year is upon us, as are my best of 2013 posts! I'm going to start off with beauty! My favourite topic, so here goes...

MUA Trio Shadow

Another MUA post? Surely not! Wait...Wait...It is another MUA post. And on eyeshadow... Oh Beth not again... I'm afraid so!

Soap & Glory: Girl-O-Whirl

 A gift from Christmas! This one is a box full of Soap & Glory treasures, eyes, lips, face this covers it all, beautifully as well. With 6 lipsticks and eye shadows, a bronzer, mascara, highlighter, not to mention the box, (soon to be my new laptop case...)

LUSH Lip Tints

I don't think I have done a post on LUSH products yet so I thought now would be a good time to do a post. The two tints I have are very different colours!

MUA Going For Gold Palette

Lets be honest, I haven't done an MUA palette review in a while so I thought I'd get away with one now! It's the Going For Gold palette with 10 shadows instead of the usual 12, except these are much bigger than the usual!

Benefit Freebie: ELLE

Bit late in getting to review this, aren't I! I got this a few weeks ago with ELLE, I don't usually buy ELLE but with a gift like this I couldn't miss out could I? (Lets not answer that...)

I love... Mango & Papaya

The title may seem slightly bias however, that is the name of the product! Me and my friend exchanged Christmas prezzies slightly early, (I know, I know, should have waited but, she wanted to see my reaction!

High End Stocking Fillers

So another Stocking Filler post this time a high end price range! With MAC, Clinique, etc...

Great Value Gifts: Benefit

Now I really apologise for the quality of these photos what with winter here and nights drawing in, getting enough light is kind of tricky! However, I edited as best I could... But with out further ado here is a Benefit gem, a Boots exclusive! The Best of Benefit!

Stocking Fillers Under £10

 So here is my next Stocking Fillers post! This time with the higher budget of £10! However this is still all drugstore products!

Dupe | Clinique: Lipgloss


So I know many people don't have enough money for high end products (and neither do I.) I have decided to do a series of posts about 'dupes' for high end brands such as, Clinique as shown here. A 'dupe' for those who don't know, is a similar or almost identical product which is much less expensive.

The high end product here is Clinique's long last gloss wear SPF 15 in Whisper. At £15 for 6ml it's not the most expensive product you can buy but it's not cheap either. As I'm not a huge fan of bold lips I mainly only buy neutral/pinks. This is a beautiful shade in my opinion; It's a very translucent pink with the smallest amount of lilac shimmer. I usually only use it if I am going for a low key finish for my lips or on its own. This is also one of the only lip glosses that is not sticky. When I say not sticky I mean it's not as sticky as others I have tried. The applicator for the lip gloss is a regular shaped sponge which for me is one of the easiest ways to apply lip gloss...

Onto the dupe: Now as it is a L'oreal product it is not at the low end of the drugstore, but it's still not as expensive as the high end brands. This lip gloss is from L'oreal's Glam Shine Miss Candy Range, in colour 709. This however is about half the price at £7.69 for 6ml. From the bottle it looks like it may be more purple than pink, but i was delighted to find it was a pinky colour. Like the Clinique lip gloss it has a slight lilac shimmer that is not especially noticeable. The applicator is a flexible almost heart shaped sponge wand, which I find doesn't particularly help the application much. As for stickiness it is very. It's just one of those things as it is not high end there has to be a compromise. Other than that I see no reason
 to why you shouldn't choose the L'oreal over the Clinique.  
Hope you enjoyed the first of hopefully many dupe posts!

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