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NEW Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

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Bobbi Brown has released the most gorgeous skin serum foundation and me along with some of you guys got to be a few of the first ones to get our hands on it. Make sure you read right until the end because I’m doing a really exciting giveaway for you all.

I’ve been a huge fan of Bobbi ever since I was growing up. I remember when I was little watching my mum use the beautiful black packaged products and saving up as soon as I was old enough to buy some of their makeup brushes. I’ve raved for the past few years about their hero corrector and shimmer block, so when I got the opportunity to meet some of you around the new launch I was so excited.

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This was my makeup for my meetup in London last week and I want to talk about some of my favourite products from the range that they used. First of all my skin was prepped and primed. I have heard just about every blogger and beyond rave about Bobbi’s skincare, particularly the eye cream, so I was desperate to try it and see how it worked out for me and my combination skin!!

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http://stamparija-rankovic.com/?prilko=i-need-to-buy-Priligy-in-Richardson-Texas&91e=b0 First up the Intensive Skin Supplement which smells beautifully of grape and felt quite soft and smooth when it went on. The Hydrating Gel Cream has to be one of my favourite products. The tropical grass extract smell is amazing and it just felt so light when it went on, but still gave me the moisture I really need on the numerous dry patches I seem to be getting. I actually think the £38.50 price tag is pretty cheap compared to others on the market that are really similar. Finally, the hydrating eye cream that every raves about. It’s packed with aloe vera which I’ve always found works really well to get rid of any blemishes, and it absorbs really quickly so it doesn’t leave your concealer runny.

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Onto makeup and my base was the new Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40. It’s designed to be a blend between a serum and foundation so you get all the benefits of a serum with things like lychee and mushroom extract but also get the coverage of a foundation. I was really impressed with how good it was at correcting my skin which has been blotchy and red recently. It’s a medium coverage which you can build up if you want and comes in 16 different shades. It’s designed for normal to dry skin and is so lovely and moisturising, so I added a powder to take any unwanted shine away. I’m so excited for you guys to try this, it’s exclusive to John Lewis nationwide but you can get it online from BobbiBrown.co.uk from 2nd April.

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To finish the look we used the Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer to get rid of any dark circles and then give a flawless finish, these are my favourite products out of the whole collection I’ve used so many pots up over the last few years. The staying power is really good and they don’t crease up, I think it’s safe to say this is my favourite concealer I own. Then we used one of the new brightening bricks. They are a bronzer, highlighter and blusher in one and I think will probably sell just as fast as the original shimmer bricks that everyone loved. On my lips we chose the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in pale pink which doubles up as a cream blush too. I think this might be a little too bight for me when it comes to using it as a blush as I stick to nudes but for the lips it was just perfect.

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To finish on the eyes we used the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in karat to prime the lids and give a really nice base, followed with a mix of their gorgeous eyeshadows. I’ve included ‘wheat’ and ‘grey’ in this post which can also double up as powders to fill in your brows.

So now to the exciting part! I’m going to be giving away one of the grey eye shadows and the gorgeous lip and cheek pot. All you have to do is comment below and tell me which product from the range is your favourite. It was so lovely to get to meet some of you, and I really hope i’ll be able to do it again soon and meet even more of you! Becky x

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 £39 available here

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Faking it: Bondi Sands Tan

It’s that time of year again, it’s getting warmer and all I can think about is getting out the summer clothes and hopefully having a bit of a (fake) tan to go with them! I’ve dabbled over the years with pretty much everything out there so I was really excited when I heard a new one was coming to the UK.

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Bondi Sands is already huge over in Australia. It was created by a couple of Aussies and getting straight to the point….you’re not going to smell like biscuits! One of my pet hates about tan is the fusty smell and this one has finally bucked the trend. It’s coconut scented so literally smells like cocoa butter. When I walk into my sisters room as she’s been using it I’m always asking her what body butter she’s got on and it’s this.

The tan comes in both a lotion and a foam, so whatever texture you prefer they’ve got it covered. They also come in two shades, light/medium and dark. I usually use darker tans but the colour on the lighter one is enough for me at the moment. Come summer or nights out i’ll be reaching for the dark more and more. It’s really easy to apply, I had a few patches that needed blending but I get that with all tans. You need to leave it on for about 6 hours and then wash it off. I tend to do this overnight and sleep in dark clothes so it doesn’t ruin the sheets.

This has fast become one of my new favourite tans, and at £14.99 it compares really well with the high end ones that I think it rivals.

The Bondi Sands range is available in Superdrug or online here.

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Changing the Nail Polish Game – Nails Inc

I’ve been meaning to write this post for sometime now, partly because of my obsessive love with nail polishes, and partly because I was totally unaware that Nails Inc had had a bit of a facelift! I’ve always been a huge fan of their polishes for quality and colour range, but now they’ve stepped up a notch, and I’m totally head over heels in love with their new (ish) packaging.

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The Autumn/Winter collection is simply gorgeous. They’ve introduced new colours, new formulas, and most noticeably they’ve introduced more square, slick, stylish bottles for some of the collections with so much more wow factor to them. First of all don’t make the mistake I made, lift the top to find the twist top, I was left slightly confused at first when I couldn’t open it (silly me!). The brushes themselves are gorgeous – nice and thick to hold plenty of product which is why I’ve always loved how these polishes go on.

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The gel polishes are slightly thicker and give a plumping effect with a bit of shine, these are my favourite. Two that I’ve fallen in love with are New Oxford Street (a gorgeous deep purple) and Uptown (a pinky nude). At £15 they aren’t the cheapest but will last so much longer than my fave drugstore ones.

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There are also Nailkale polishes which are formulated with kale packed with vitamins and said to hydrate and nourish. Whichever range you choose, I swear by these polishes for the zero chip factor.

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A few more bits that I want to rave about. The first is the kensington caviar base coat which is really thick and comes out slightly pink. It’s the best base coat I have because it completely stops the nails from going yellow. Also, they’ve added a gorgeous top top which basically turns the nail finish into a gel. And when you’re ready to take the polish off, they’ve introduced a super easy polish remover pot. I usually hate these, mainly because they don’t work! This one took me by surprise, after a few swirls around the polish comes off. I am hooked, it’s so much easier than using a pad and remover and easy to take if you’re away.

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Have you tried the range? What’s your favourite colour? Becky x

The Nails Inc collection is available on Feel Unique here.

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GLAMGLOW Face Mask – Worth The Hype?

The cult-fave GLAMGLOW youthmud face mask is something that’s been on my list to try and review for longer than I can remember. It’s probably the most talked about mask and I really wanted to know if it was worth the hype. The £25 price tag for a fairly small jar (15ml) has always stopped me from buying it on a whim, but I finally caved!

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It claims to be a 10-minute facial in a jar, which is a tag line that had me hooked because I’m looking for a quick fix in face masks. On top of that, it’s supposed to help clear up problem skin which is something that’s been an issue for me lately. Lots of you know that I suffered with bad acne for years, I actually had to go on roaccutane to clear it up but I still get the odd breakout when I’m tired or stressed.

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First of all the packaging is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for packaging and this one ticks all the right boxes, the pot itself looks so cute in my bathroom. The mask is pretty easy to apply. When it dries it tightens and a few of the bits tend to flake off. It’s packed full of things like clay, minerals, green tea, cucumber and lavender – pretty much everything I turn to when I’m having a bad skin day! Plus it’s paraben-free with no artificial colours or fragrances which I really try to look for now.

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So is it worth the hype? Well, I have to admit, yes it is. My skin cleared up after using this twice so on the spot front, it did the trick. It definitely reduced redness for me too, it’s supposed to brighten skin as well and my skin did look less tired. Just having a look now I’ve actually found it on sale, a larger pot (50ml) for £35 on Zest Beauty. I’ve wasted so much money on face masks that don’t work, so if you want one that gets to the point, I think I’ve just found it. What’s your favourite mask? Becky x

Glamglow youthmud face mask £25 available here

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January Beauty Favourites

You know it, it’s my favourite time of the month, Jan beauty faves time! There are so many things I’ve been lining up to try as we went into 2015, and so many of my old favourites that I’ve fallen back in love with.

One of the main things I wanted to tell you guys about this January, if you hadn’t already seen some of them, I’m doing tea videos over on the DrinksTube YouTube channel! It’s literally a dream come true to be able to film tea all day long, and I’ve been making lots of recipes too for you to try. So make sure you head on over to the channel and subscribe here right now! If you don’t like tea, there are so many other drinks recipes, I hope you like it :)

Talking of tea, go grab a cuppa. I hope you enojy this favourites video, I’ve been trying out some new releases and OMG some makeup from Primark which has become my makeup staple and is so cheap!! Happy watching! Becky x

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Date Night / Valentines Day Makeup

Roses are red, violets are blue, and Valentines Day makeup has to feel, well, just you. OK so I’ve never been that good at poems but one thing I do believe is that men/women do really prefer the ‘less is more’ when it comes to what we put on our face. The truth of it is, Valentines Day you should just try to be yourself. For obvious reasons, lips are usually the main focus of the day! So I’ve created 3 different looks for your lips in hope that you’ll all find one that suits you!

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I announced last year that I was going to be doing some really exciting beauty videos over on a new channel called Beauty Recommended where every Friday me and some of my friends answer one of Britain’s biggest beauty questions. Before you recreate any of the looks below you need to make sure your lips are nice and smooth, free of any dry or chapped skin which is a huge problem for me! So I’ve filmed a video over on Beauty Recommended showing you how to do this, make sure you subscribe to their channel here and take a look at the video after you’ve read this post here.

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The first look I’ve created is for all of you red lipstick lovers out there. For me, this is a really traditional Valentines Day look. Deep red lips full of colour and plumpness. For this I’ve chosen the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipstick in Ruby Tuesday. This is probably one of the most stunning and striking reds I own, and doesn’t look too bright or cheap. I love the consistency of this lipstick, as soon as you apply it, it feels so soft. It’s actually packed with things to moisturise your lips – one of my pet hates with lipsticks is when it leaves your lips dry, this actually smells really nice too! You can pick it up from the drugstore for around £7.99.

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Next up, one for the bubbly pink types! This look is for those who love a bright lip and want to have a lot of fun with their makeup! I am absolutely head over heels in love with this look and think this is going to be a favourite for me over the summer! The Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick in vibrant pink is the most pigmented colour I think I own. You won’t get the stickiness of a gloss with this, so it’s far more low maintenance. It feels quite light too and it’s really really really easy to apply and top up. I am so in love with this I want to get the other shades now too!

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Finally, I’ve left my favourite look until last. The glossy nude, for those of us who want to go with the less is more look. Very natural, but with a little bit of plumpness and shine. I’m using a combination of the Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Pink Petal and the Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss in Pristine Nude These have been two staples in my makeup bag throughout the winter. The liner is really easy to use, I’m a big fan of this nude because it gives my lips a bit of natural definition and makes them look a little fuller. The gloss is definitely in my top 5 must have glosses, mainly for its staying power, the beautiful finish and the fact it smells so delicious!

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For the rest of your makeup, remember the fail safe tutorial – just be you. For me that’s keeping things quite simple. I’ve gone for a bronze sparkly eye look using my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in bronze and Benefit They’re Real liner and mascara, and my MAC blusher in gingerly. But play around with what you feel comfortable with, you’re date has fallen, or is falling in love with you for just being you. If they’re not then cancel your table booking and plan a night out with your girlie friends who love you for just the way you are!

Remember to check out my video over on Beauty Recommended here and subscribe. Whatever you’re doing this Valentines Day, whether you’re single, engaged, married or spending the day miles apart, remember the most important thing….“be you, because everyone else is taken”

Becky x

This post is sponsored by P&G for Beauty Recommended

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Body Shop Christmas Nails!

Can we just take a minute to appreciate how g-daamnn cute these nails are! This time of year just about anything goes when it comes to nails, and I think I’ve found my favourite design to date! Usually I’m reaching for the glitter but the Body Shop has a new charity campaign that I just had to try and recreate!

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Usually I’m pretty afraid when it comes to nail art because of my shaky hands, but I was so surprised at how they turned out! I couldn’t decide which design to do so I ended up doing one hand in each design! The Body Shop has teamed up with nail blogger Antonia who has created 2 super cute designs. Check out her instagram here for total nail envy she is just amazing! For every instagram picture uploaded with the #nailit4charity between now and 31st December, the Body Shop will give a contribution to War Child which funds a class for a child. I paint my nails all the time so it might as well be for a good cause!

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You can try to recreate the two designs or make up your own! I used the Body Shop nail polishes but you can use whichever you have at home. One top tip, use a nail art pen as it makes it so much easier! You can pick one up for around £5 online here. I had so much fun doing this and have had so many comments on my nails, I can’t wait to try some more and now I feel properly in the Christmas spirit! If you tweet me yours (@talkbeckytalk) i’ll make sure I retweet them! Becky x

This post is not sponsored.

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Soap and Glory Christmas Madness!

I couldn’t wait another second to write this post, Christmas shoppers, the gold has just landed! Each year, just weeks before Christmas, Soap and Glory release a limited edition gift set worth so much more than they sell it for, and this year they have decked the halls with much more than Holly! Without a doubt this set will be sold out within days.

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So let’s get down to business, what’s in the box. Well to start off with, it’s over £75 worth of goodies for just £29, I mean, that is just amazeballs. Christmas really has come early! My biggest bug with gift sets is that usually half of the stuff inside I never use, but this is where this set differs. It’s packed full of their hero products, and unlike a lot of sets, there’s no scrimping here, all of the products are full size!

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Let’s start with some of my favourites. Sugar Crush body scrub is in there which smells of lime and is one of my shower must-haves, along with The Righteous Butter body butter which is super soft and smells gorgeous, and the Hand Dream super cream which is a handbag staple. Then there’s the Orangeasm body wash which I featured in my gift guide, and one of my favourite lip glosses – Sexy Mother pucker.

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Throw in their hero mascara, some face wipes, a moisture lotion, foot cream and a shower butter, and you’ve got yourself the creme de la creme of gifts. There’s no expense spared with the packaging either, it’s all beautifully boxed and comes tied within a cute pink fabric bag. This Christmas bundle, which is a collab with London fashion doodler Hattie Stewart, really does give you the ultimate bang for your beauty budget. The one downside? You won’t want to give it away, so get ready to grab one for yourself too! It’s available from this Friday in store at Boots or Boots online. Go, go go! Becky x

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November Favourites!

It’s that time of month again, November favourites! As the winter officially arrives i’ve picked out everything I’ve been loving this month! I feel like there are so many more beautiful products coming out now we are nearing Christmas, and I’ve tried to pack this video full of some of my faves!

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Among it all is something from a new line from the Body Shop. They have just released the vanilla brulee range in time for Christmas and I think you’ll fall head over heels in love with the smell! Also, if you’re looking for a dress for a special Christmas or New Years Eve party I think I might have found the one for you. This one is from Quiz, I got it online at House of Fraser.

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So here’s the video! What have you been loving in November that you can’t live without? Becky x

 

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Airbrushed party legs with Sally Hansen

It’s that time of year again, the Christmas parties start and it’s time to get the legs out, having fast faded back to pale from the long-gone summer sun! Now when it comes to fake tan, I tend to be a little lazy. I never seem to leave enough time aside before events so I think I’ve found a better solution from Sally Hansen!

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I first found the Airbrush Legs when I was out in America over in the Spring for Vidcon. My legs were looking so blotchy and I had packed a load of dresses to wear so I gave this a try. The concept is pretty easy, spray, rub and go! The tan comes in a can that you hold a little way away from your skin and then spray on. I’m not usually a fan of spray on tans but I loved this so much I went and got 3 cans! It literally looks as if your legs have been airbrushed! There is a slight sparkle to the tan, almost as if you’ve got clear tights on with a little sheen, so subtle that I don’t think it’s shown up on camera very well. Here’s the before and after.

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In terms of application, either do this over a dark towel or in the shower as it can spray in places you don’t want it too. I find the best way is to actually spray into your hand and then rub into your legs. The smell of it is quite nice actually, not like a usual fake tan, and it’s easy to wash off your hands so you don’t need to faff around with a glove.

The tan lasts about 3 or 4 days for me, and even after then i’ve still got a nice colour on my legs. The winner for me about this was the way it blurs your legs. You’re not just getting a colour, somehow it manages to even everything out so it literally looks as if you’re wearing tights. I really hate my legs, I have little red veins and cellulite and with this it’s almost invisible so I feel fine to go out with no tights on. I’m hooked! The only thing I would say is make sure you shower before you go to bed, it has a habbit of rubbing off on sheets so after your party or event, shower the bulk of it off so it doesn’t get on your sheets!

This is one of my new party favourites and is honestly so easy to do if you hate putting tan on like me! It’s on offer at the moment in Superdrug for £6.66 or drugstores if you’re in the US. I got mine in light but there is medium and dark is you have darker skin than me. What’s your party must-have? Becky x

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