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Budget Korean Skincare & Health Update

http://mhs.se/intra_index.php?meny_id=1 I can’t believe it’s been a week already since the first ‘Sunday Cuppa’ blog. I’m really enjoying writing these and doing a kind of ‘week in focus’. There have also been two budget skincare products that have completely shocked me and I’ve made a part of my everyday routine which I’ll come onto at the end of this post which every girl needs in their skincare collection!

opcje binarne depozyt I’ve spent a lot of time this week at home. I haven’t spoken out much about my health apart from being coeliac, but the past 12 months I’ve been battling something that has really changed my lifestyle, health and self confidence that I decided I wanted to keep private. Consequently, my immune system isn’t great so I can get quite ill and since February I noticed something wasn’t right. I know this is embarrassing for a lot of women to talk about, so I wanted to talk about it here as a place to share our stories and advice with each other. I was in a huge amount of pain in my pelvic area, my urine had blood in it and I would regularly lose control of my bladder. This happens often when I’m in public places and I’ve started to need to go to the toilet up to about 6 times an hour. I went for tests earlier this year but they sent me away with a few pain killers. I’m a true believer in not giving up when it comes to healthcare, so I went back and asked for more tests. Turns out I have a kidney infection, so as painful as it is, I’m relieved to finally know what it is.

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http://blog.pinkprincess.com/?svecha=fare-treder-al-topotional-conviene&dd4=52 So I’ve had a lot of ‘me’ time this week. We had so much rain and one night I decided to sleep up in the loft. It was amazing falling asleep and waking up to the sound of rain, I find it so comforting. Then last night Dave and I spent time outside wrapped up in blankets watching the meteor shower. I had to drag him outside but it was so worth it. If you ever get the chance to do that, take the time to go outside and look up. It’s the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see and share with someone, shooting stars and the whole sky lighting up with meteors. I don’t know why but I feel incredibly close to those who aren’t here anymore when I look at the stars.

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YOURURL.com Dave surprised me with a delivery of gluten free bread mix this week when I wasn’t feeling well. One of the things I miss the most being coeliac is freshly baked crusty bread. He found an amazing company called Rana’s Artisan Bread. After her diagnosis she set out to create the most amazing bread mixes that people could easily make at home, and she did it. I baked my first sourdough loaf this week, and I was blown away at how good is tasted and how much it smelt and looked like bread! You just mix it with water and then put it in a bag that they give you. Pop it in the oven and then 80 minutes later you have your very own gluten free loaf. It’s genius and given me so much pleasure waking up and having marmalade toast! Plus the house smells so good after I’ve just baked it.

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http://muovilamusica.it/?krol=iqopition-com&536=3e We went for a beautiful walk at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire this week. It’s one of my favourite places to go and I’d really recommend you visit if you ever get the chance. We thought about it for a wedding venue, but I think it’s a little too grand for what we are looking for. We are still so stuck in terms of the venue, so please leave any suggestions below! I’ve just posted our wedding planning video which you can watch here, we are away in Paris in the video and I’m really excited to share this first step with you all.

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الخيارات الثنائية التجارة الحرة And finally, onto all things beauty! First of all there are the two skincare game changers for me that I talked about above. First of all, a bit of Korean skincare. I’ve heard a lot of hype around Korean beauty products and I have to be honest the ones that I’ve tried have really disappointed me. I decided to give it one last try, this time with the AragoSpa aqua deep cream. It uses a type of thermal water which is really lightweight but fast absorbing and hydrating. First of all it smells gorgeous, quite citrusy but not too overpowering. The cream is one of the best day creams I had EVER used, both Dave and I are now fighting over it in the morning. This is good for combination or dry skin, it’s quite thick so if you have oily skin I’d look to see if they have an alternative version for you. It hydrated immediately, left my skin softer than most of my high end ones do, and is on sale for £16 if you can find a site that hasn’t sold out because it’s that good!

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learn this here now The second is one by Marks and Spencer beauty, Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, that I’ve been using as a night cream. This claims to make you look like you’ve had 8 hours sleep even if you haven’t, and has sold out a number of times mainly because of the £22 price tag! I was so sceptical about this because when I haven’t had 8 hours sleep I look dreadful and no cream can help me with that! I love the texture of this, it’s incredibly moisturising, again I would say only use this if you have either combination or dry skin. Unlike the one above, you need to stick with this for about a week until you really SEE the difference. You’ll feel it straight away but after about a week I genuinely felt much better about my skin, especially because I was ill. It still doesn’t beat my all time favourite Elemis Marine cream, but it’s a winner for me if you don’t want to pay the price tag of that and I love the rose  packaging!

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Becky xxx

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The Sunday Cuppa

Happy Friday my little lovelies. It’s the first weekend in August and despite a gloomy forecast of rain, I’m hoping to make August really positive and full of change. I’ve started a series over on my YouTube channel called #TeaDiaries where I sit down with a cuppa and talk about different topics, often very personal, and share my stories of life, family, relationships, health and all the things we go through in life. This week I talked all about why I lost all body confidence and how social media has had an impact on how we compare ourselves and see ourselves.

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My YouTube channel started out as a very chatty channel, and over the years it’s changed which inevitable happens when you buy snazzy cameras and editing programmes, so I wanted to get a little bit of where I started back. I’ve been notoriously bad at updating my blog because my videos get so much of my love and attention, so I’m going to start the Sunday Cuppa over on my blog. Each Sunday, I’m going to try to post something new on here, talking all about what I’ve been up to this week, newness I’m loving and any heart to heart topics I feel I want to talk about.

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So this week I went to Paris. Dave and I spent 24 hours in the city of love to celebrate our engagement and start wedding planning. It was a little overwhelming when we got home after getting engaged so we put talks on hold for a while to just enjoy being together. This week we’ve made some really exciting decisions, so I’m going to be posting a video in a week or so about future plans and also the most incredible trip and where we stayed and what we did. Foodie lovers you won’t want to miss that video!

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We’ve also spent a lot of time in the garden growing my new tea garden (yes I’m growing all my own teas now!) and making the final touches to our new home. It’s been so nice taking pictures of the house coming along so we can document it. I’ve been photobombing so many of my photos with the Ribena Doodle Your World App. You might have seen a few go up on my Instagram. If you get addicted to filters or new things for your pictures then you’ll love this. I’ve seen a few go up of pineapples chasing people but I can’t get Bee to stay still for long enough! It’s really fun and once you start you won’t be able to stop!

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And newness this week that I’ve been loving – The gorgeous Grace Victory bought out a book called No Filter. She’s one of the most down to earth bloggers I have ever met so I’m really excited to read this and the difficult obstacles she’s overcome in her life.

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Oh and Zoella bought out her new ‘Jelly and Gelato‘ range of bath and body products, gelato themed, they smell absolutely amazing I can’t wait to try them and have a pamper session, I loved the last range so much!

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Happy Friday guys and let me know what topics you’d like me to talk about next week.

*This post has been supported by Ribena but all thoughts and doodles are my own.

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Bronzed and Ready for London Fashion Week

Each time London Fashion Week comes around I get so excited but I also get a little nervous about what to wear and how hectic it’s going to be! This year there was a lot of emphasis about body shape, which I’m really in support of, so I decided to keep things fairly simple. Whatever I’m wearing, I always feel better when I’m bronzed, I always think it looks better in photos!

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I’ve just got back off holiday and I’ve been using the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week self tan. I find the medium mousse works really well for my skin colour, and lasts so well as a base tan to get me through the week. I’ve always favoured mousses because they are so easy to apply, and this one doesn’t have that distinct tan smell that puts some people off.

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I decided to wear a skirt at LFW so I needed a little extra help for my legs and here is a hero product that I tell all my friends and family about. It’s the Vita Liberata Body Blur and I’ve been using it religiously for a while now. It’s amazing if you’re going to an event or are in a rush and want a product that will instantly tan you on your body or face but also covers up bruises and little veins. Goodbye blotchy legs! My friends get addicted to this when they try mine before we go out and then the next day I’ve usually got a text asking what that ‘amazing’ blur product was. I even find it helps cover cellulite so I don’t need to wear tights.  Don’t just take my word for it, scroll down for the before and after! You can actually get a free sample of this with every purchase of the Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan until the end of September. I’ve got a code if you want to try the range – just use BECKY20 here.

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I loved LFW this year, the emphasis on simplicity and the gorgeous materials that were used. I don’t live in London so it’s always a treat to go in and to go to events like this! I’m giving away 5 Vita Liberata Body Blurs! All you need to do is comment your favourite item of makeup below and follow Vita Liberata on Instagram (@vitaliberata) Love Becky x

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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY – PERIOD EDITION!

I uploaded a period hacks video over on my channel and I never imagined the response to be so positive!! So many of you contacted me to share your tips too and also food to eat which included food to eat to get us through that time of the month! So I’ve been making a few changes and wanted to share a bit of a food diary to help you through what can feel like a lifetime. I get quite bad PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and three out of four of us will get this so I feel like we need all the help we can get!

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I’ve been trying out something called Cleanmarine. Cleanmarine for women, is a krill oil based supplement and naturally rich in omegas. Omega 3 fatty acids in krill are meant to really help with PMS symptoms like anxiety and cravings, plus my mum is always telling me to take that because it’s so good! It also has rosemary oil in to help with your mood and it’s packed with vitamins that really help sustain you month round, and particularly at that time of the month!

These include Vitamin D3, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, which regulates the immune system and keeps everything in balance, Vitamins B1, B2 and B6 which support the nervous system and keep your energy levels in check, and  Krill oil, which brings all the goodness of omega 3 fatty acids and helps to lift your mood and aid concentration. It’s designed to really reduce PMS symptoms that women suffer with, like headaches and bloating, so I was really keen to put this to the test. I’ve noticed a really big difference in my skin, and also I’m sleeping so much better since incorporating this into my daily routine. I usually stuff my face with chocolate at that time of the month but now I’ve noticed  that I’m much more in control of the cravings.

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Obviously I only have my own experience to go by, but Cleanmarine have spent a lot of time working with women to put this to the test. After using it for 90 days, 69% of women said they had improved symptoms and a massive 81% said they had reduced breast tenderness.  a massive 69% reported less Bloating and 59% less cravings! You take two a day and it’s available in health stores, pharmacies or online here.

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As well as this, I’ve been stocking up on some key foods that I think have made a huge difference. First of all I’ve swapped junk food like crisps and chocolate for coconut and cocoa protein balls. They are so easy to make and are much better for you but they taste just like chocolate. I’ve filmed a video showing you how to make them if you click here.

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Also, pick foods that are high in iron and antioxidants like spinach, nuts and quinoa. One of my favourite salads is a strawberry, goat’s cheese, almond and spinach salad. It makes me feel so much less bloated than what I would usually have. Giving into cravings makes me feel so much worse! If you don’t like salads, you can get antioxidants from fruits like blueberries and raspberries.

Finally, don’t forget to drink lots of water. Fizzy drinks will just bloat you so avoid those. Keeping hydrated helps flush everything out and will also just make you feel like you’ve got a lot more energy!

Most importantly, open up about PMS and periods. I was so nervous about doing my video but I am so glad I did. I feel so much better now and know so much more because once I spoke out about it so many people have talked to me about things that help them. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel and also I bet your friends and family will have little tips and tricks that you didn’t know about! What’s your biggest period worry or tip? Love Becky x

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TALKBECKYTALK HOLIDAY MAKEUP MUST HAVES!

I wanted to share with you guys a few special photos from my holiday and to tell you a little about where I went, what I got up to and my holiday beauty must haves. I had always wanted to go to Ibiza so I booked a week with my mum and her friend. We actually had a week of rain (only this could happen to me!) so it meant lots of free time in my hotel room getting ready for our evening meals with the products I had packed.

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I love getting ready when I’m on holiday but I do have to change my usual makeup routine with less makeup and stick to a few cult staples of mine. Besides cramming as many minis as I can in my case, I always turn to makeup palettes which allow me to change my makeup up each night without having to pack my whole collection. The first palette I took was my Max Factor Masterpiece nude palette. There are 3 in the range, my favourite is the ‘golden nudes’ because it’s filled with natural browns and the option to make things a little smokier! My mum loves the ‘rose nudes’ because it has more pink in it and my sister loves ‘cappucino nudes’ because it’s great for darker more dramatic eyes! The pigmentation on these are great, and you get 8 shades for £14.99. I wore this most nights as there’s a shade for pretty much whatever you’re wearing.

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The second palette I took was the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette, perfect for a bit of radiance on holiday. I’d had my eye on this since it came out and a friend of mine bought me it as a surprise! First of all the colour payoff is incredible. I don’t own too much Charlotte Tilbury but the more I try the more I realise just how worth the money it is. This palette has a 2 blushers, a bronzer, highlighter and 3 eye primers and colour so it’s perfect for when you’re on the go.

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I stayed in a yoga retreat just a few miles out of Ibiza town, and then headed to stay near the Old Castle for the last few days. The food was amazing, and my top tip if you visit would be to hire a car so you can find all the beautiful beaches and places to eat!

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I can’t be without a mascara on holiday and this year I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Max. Some of you guys will know I pretty much cleared the drugstores out of the Max Factor Masterpiece Transform (in brown) in my TalkBeckyTalk YouTube videos so it’s time for a new one for me! The wand on this is pretty cool. I love the end of it because you can pack loads of the product on your lashes and then the wand helps to separate and build up to 400% volume perfect for some serious lashes! I don’t get that horrible dropdown with Max Factor mascaras and it’s even more important for me when I’m in the heat!

I also packed the Clarins Eye Makeup Double Fix which claims to make your favourite mascaras and eyebrow products waterproof. I swam in this and it did run a little but I have to say it kept my mascara on all day without running and did last against the rain and sweat!

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To complete the eyes, I packed my Max Factor Masterpiece Long Wear Eyeliner. This is a really great eyeliner if you want a product that can create a number of looks. I used the edge on holiday for a really subtle liner which stayed on all night (it’s meant to stay for 12 hours). If you use the thick side it creates a really high impact look. I’ve actually done a video showing you how to create that smoky “cat eyes” look using the Max Factor mascara, eyeshadow and liner I’ve just talked about if you click here. My sister wears this look in the evenings on holiday and it’s perfect for me when I’m at home going out. Go say hi under the video!

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Finally, apart from a box of good lip balms, for me holidays are all about the hair! So I live off dry shampoo because it gets so tangled and greasy! My two favourites are the Pantene Pro V Instant Refresh and the COLab Sheer and Invisible. I love them because they are two of the few dry shampoos that actually make your hair look good again but don’t feel really gritty and dusty which puts a lot of people off using them. I can’t decide which I prefer but they are both really affordable and I get through so much that I always take two cans away with me!

I’m actually giving away three of the Max Factor eyeshadow palettes so you have something for your holidays too! Comment below telling me which one is your favourite and why – cappuccino nudes, pink nudes or golden nudes.

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Here’s to some sunshine, even in the rain, it felt so wonderful and relaxing to be away! On the last night we sat and watched the sun go down, it was so magical.

Becky x

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Summer Makeup Must-Haves

Summer holidays are pretty much what I live for! The sunshine, the pool, friends…..I never want to come home! I don’t often do this but I wanted to write a little post about my holiday to share a few holiday pictures and also to give you a sneaky peek of what I got up to.

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I went to a place called Kas in in Turkey with my sister Holly and a few of our friends. It was the most beautiful fishing town and I just fell in love with how beautiful it was and how friendly everyone was. We ate so much of the local food and went out for the day on a boat which was just amazing.

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I wanted to share one of my outfits from an evening out whilst I was there. My outfit is from Pretty Little Thing. I’m really lazy when it comes to makeup and hair when I’m on holiday but I still like to look dressed up! For my hair I’ve used the Pantene Pro V UV Protection spray. It helps to protect my hair in the sunshine and makes it really easy to style as it softens the curls that I get when I’m swimming and my hair drys. So for makeup I’m using my Benefit Do The Hoola makeup kit. When I’m travelling I love finding collections of miniature products to take away and Benefit do this really well. You get a lipgloss, mascara, powdered bronzer, liquid bronzer and balm. Most of them are hero products, the only thing I don’t get on so well with is the liquid bronzer as it doesn’t blend well for me. Instead I put a layer of my Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturiser to give me a little bit of colour and coverage. And because holidays are all about the dewy glow, I’ve used my Max Factor Excess Shimmer eyeshadow in Copper. The staying power and pigmentation on this is incredible. I’m obsessed with the bronze one and this one is perfect for the summer months. Finally for my lips I’m wearing the Max Factor Colour Intensifying Balm in Refined Rose which has been my go-to summer lip product. It’s packed full of moisture and can either be used as a sheer balm, or built up to give you a really pigmented colour. I love it.

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I filmed a video whilst I was out there talking all about my  forex scalping techniques video pool-side essentials which is over on the Beauty Recommended channel. Everything from my favourite sunscreen for combination skin to a new compact product that I can’t live without. Don’t forget to  http://esperia.com.au/?agryst=my-ex-boyfriend-is-dating-another-girl&3dd=51 subscribe here too so you don’t miss any of my other videos going up there. I’d love to see your holiday pictures too. Tag me on twitter and instragram so we can swap photos! Love Becky x

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Make it a Special Fathers Day

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I’m writing this as I look out to the ocean today which is where I wanted to be on what will be quite a difficult day for lots of us tomorrow. As some of you know, I lost my Dad a year ago. I wanted to write this post because for many of you, Fathers Day is a chance to show your Dad just how much he means to you, and I wanted to just say a little reminder of how important that is.

My Dad was such a fun man to be around. He was loved by so many people, and Fathers Day was a day to tell him that. I wasn’t always the best with texting and calling him, and I know the moments he treasured most were when we were together as a family. Time is the biggest gift you can give someone, so if you can, make the time for your Dad tomorrow. However far away you are, however busy you might be, try your very hardest to give the gift of time to him. When they’re gone, those memories are what you hold onto, and it’s those memories that keep you smiling when you miss them.

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I didn’t want this post to be a sad one so I wanted to come up with some gift ideas if you’re last minute shopping, and it’s also a great chance to do a few gift ideas for men if your looking for birthday presents through the year. So the first ones I want to talk about are some aftershaves. This was also a winner with my Dad, he loved it. So here are some of my favourites that I think they will love. Here’s a little fun fact for you, before I went to University I was selling perfume in a department store! I loved learning all about them. The first I’ve picked out is Boss Bottled Intense. At £45 it’s a slightly newer version of Boss Bottled which my Dad loved and I have to say is one of my favourite smells. It’s so manly and sophisticated with hints of wood, spices and orange blossom. I always remember people by what they smell like and this really is so nice.

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If it’s someone slightly younger, Eau de Lacoste is brand new on the market and I think this is really gorgeous. It’s much lighter with hints of grapefruit and apple but still has a lot of masculine body to it with cypress wood. At £35, I think this is going to do really well, and I love the packaging. I’m actually giving one of these away to someone who comments below.

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Next is something that I’ve talked about before. One of my favourite gifts to buy men is cufflinks. They are such a special and classic gift and my favourite ones I’ve ever found are from Rodology. These won’t arrive in time for tomorrow so you could order them as a late surprise or if you have a birthday coming up they would be perfect. I am in love with the quirkiness of them, they are such a talking point and great for Dads!

Next is something that you can do together. Not on the High Street is one of my favourite websites, have a look here and there are so many experience days for you to choose from like tea and chocolate making. My dad loved doing things like this. We used to take him flying and go karting and they are some of the best memories I have. Plus you can print it off and give it to him for tomorrow!

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Finally, if you’re on a budget. Here is something you can do for free and it’s actually my favourite gift of them all. Get a jar, do a little bit of DIY on it to make it look pretty with a ribbon and a little note. Then fill it with little notes inside with fun things to do together. Then each month or each week however often you want to do it, your Dad can pick one from the jar and you can make fun new memories together. If you live a long way apart, choose things like a Skype call, or to send each other a letter through the post. Small things like that are so precious in life, so hold onto them.

So I want to wish you all the love in the world for tomorrow. If you’re with your Dad, cuddle him tightly. I’d give anything to do that tomorrow. If you’ve lost yours, try to find a quiet place tomorrow and think of all the amazing memories you have. I feel lucky to have had a Dad for 26 years, and that’s what I hold onto. All my love, Becky x

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Olivia Palermo X Ciate London Collab

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Ciate has long been a favourite of mine when it comes to nails. Every time I see the little bows in store I can’t resist buying a new shade. So when I set my eyes on this new collaboration I was excited to try it.

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Olivia Palermo has teamed up with Ciate to create a new Olivia Palermo X Ciate collection, and I have to say the result is beautiful. The colours are very safe, a red a coral and a nude. I tried ‘Hutch – My Go To Red’ and I had high hopes as the polish comes in at almost twice the price of the normal polishes at £17. So first impressions, the brush was beautiful and really made painting my nails easy. The polish itself was gorgeous and definitely looked and felt different to the usual formulation that I’m used to. It glides on and the pigmentation is so bold and plump. It’s formulated with something called Dual Polymer Mesh Lock technology. Although that doesn’t mean much to me, the finish of the polish does! It’s so much better than most polishes I own and looked so thick and glossy. It dried quite fast and after 4 days was still chip free.

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A little throw in here but I wanted to mention it. I’ve been so frustrated with bad nail files recently so I came across these Lottie Sundowner ones and wanted to mention them. They file really well and look super cute. Make sure you file your nails well before you paint them!

The price tag is so worth it, for a little bit more I’ve got a polish that looks stunning and won’t chip. Plus the bottle looks really cute on my dressing table! I’m excited to try the other shades and hope the formulas are the same! What do you think of the three shades? Becky x

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Tarte Makeup Has Arrived in the UK!

My inner makeup geek is literally doing backflips right now with this set. It’s probably the most excited I’ve been in a long time about getting anything new! Tarte’s 6 piece Best Face Forward Make-Up Collection is here in the UK. Yes you heard me right, here in the UK!

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It’s one of those USA brands that everyone talks about but we can’t get our hands on here in England….until now. You can now buy Tarte products on QVC and there are so many of their hero products and sets like this on sale. Whenever I’m over in the USA this is one of the first brands I stock up on because the products are so good. Everything in this set is a hero product, so it’s not surprising it’s selling out in a few of the shades already!

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First of all the bag itself is going to be my holiday makeup bag it’s just gorgeous. The Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara has been in my top 10 mascaras for a while now. It’s really good if you want statement lashes that you can build up to look really thick and black. The Amazonian clay eyeshadow palette is perfect for me because it’s all neutrals! The shadows are quite matte and pigmented which is good if you get oily eyelids like me! Then you’ve got the LipSurgence lip creme in honeysuckle pink. Again I like nudes and pinks so this is good for me. It’s really moisturising and smells so nice with the peppermint and jojoba oil. It does say it’s meant to stay all day but I always need a top up after a few hours, probably from drinking so much tea!

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You also get the double-ended complexion brush which is exclusive to QVC so I was glad to get my hands on this. I’m obsessed with flat end brushes for buffing in concealer. The coloured clay bronzer blush in pink bronze is so pretty to have in a makeup collection. I’ve got really pale skin and it isn’t too dark on me so I’m excited to try and see the different ways I can use this. Finally you get the coloured clay cc primer. This divides people a little and I still can’t make my mind up about this! The stick is made up of light lavender and mint green colours along with the primer which is meant to help reduce redness and neutralise your skin. It’s really easy to apply and blends into one colour, so you could wear this on it’s own as a light foundation. The staying power on this is amazing and it makes my skin look so much smoother. The downsides are that it’s quite waxy so my skin doesn’t take too well to it, and my dry patches tend to look a little drier. That said, I still enjoy using it but just not everyday!

The set is £46.50 and I’ve seen it on sale previously for £38.40. You’re saving so much money, even if there is one product you’re not so keen on. So I’m going to be stocking up on these for presents for friends. Keep checking on QVC as they change their deals each day and the sets that go on there. You can see all the QVC products they’ve got here. I am so excited to see what pops up over the summer online, I had no idea you could buy online from QVC so I think I’ve found my new go-to online shop! So welcome to the UK Tarte, I hope you’re well stocked up for us British girls! Have you tried any Tarte makeup before? What’s your favourite? Becky x

Available for £46.60 on QVC here.

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New Spring Skincare Routine

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This weeks post is all about Spring skincare as I’ve been counting down the days for this warmer weather to finally arrive! One of the first things I do apart from changing my makeup, is to switch things up skincare wise. My skin is combination so I’m constantly battling with skin that can’t make its mind up, and I wanted to talk a little more about some of the products that have really helped. 

For the past year Caudalie skincare has stolen my heart and I just can’t get enough of their products. I wrote a post last year all about why I love the range, and now there is a new launch that I wanted to talk about. The beauty elixir and vinosource range have been staples in my bathroom that I can’t live without, but I’m switching things up a little and trying out a gorgeous new selection of their products.

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The Polyphenol C15 range is designed to protect the skin from free radicals that we face everyday and to treat and help prevent wrinkles. My life is constantly on the move, I’m travelling to London each week, driving everywhere and spend a lot of time in the city. I protect my skin against the sun but to be honest I’ve never done anything to protect against the city air and the environment! First of all I want to talk about the overnight detox oil which I was already using last year as part of my skincare routine. For me this is the hero product of the range, I apply it before I go to bed and leave it to work its magic. It has honestly made such a difference, my skin is so much softer but it doesn’t leave me with greasy skin as it’s a dry oil – I notice such a difference when I don’t use this. All the products have anti-oxidant grape seed in and this one has carrot oil and lavender which make it smell amazing.

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Next up are the moisturisers. The Broad Spectrum SPF20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid and the New Broad Spectrum SPF20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Cream. I use the the fluid as my day moisturiser and it’s replaced my much-loved Elemis pro-collagen cream doing exactly the same thing. It’s packed with vitamin C and makes my skin feel and look a lot plumper which I like, basically I look less tired!! The new cream is lovely too, same smell as the rest of the range but this is slightly richer. On days when my skin is dry in places or sometimes overnight as a mask I use this.

Finally to finish the collection is the Anti-Wrinkle Defence serum and Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip cream. When I have more time in the morning I love using the serum especially if I’m having a bad skin day. It really helps smooth things over a little. My mum is a big fan of the eye and lip cream as it really makes a difference for her with tightening the skin. I don’t need that yet but I’m sure i’m not far off!

I’m actually doing a really fun giveaway for you all to celebrate the Spring arriving! 10 anti-oxidant boxes are up for grabs packed full of deluxe samples of all the range for you to try. All you need to do it go on twitter and follow @caudalieUK and @talkbeckytalk and tweet us using #WinSkincare. Do the same on Instagram following @caudalie and @talkbeckytalk and leave a comment using #WinSkincare under one of their pictures.

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Also, you can make your own fun film over on the Caudalie website here which I did too. It’s basically a story of your life, and when you create one you’re entered to win a box too!

My entire collection of Spring skincare products will be over on my channel tomorrow here. So make sure you don’t miss that either. I know skincare can be a big investment so it’s really important to try it and get it right! Caudalie is a brand I have come to trust and love, and I’m pretty tough on skincare products because I have such difficult skin and this one has fast become one of my favourites! What’s your staple skincare product? Have you tried any of the Caudalie range? Becky x

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