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    A Short Guide To Facial Sprays

    Facial Sprays | Essential Twenty

    I feel like facial sprays are becoming more and more popular in the makeup world. When I first started getting into beauty the two heroes were always MAC Fix+ and Urban Decay All Nighter, and whilst they are firm favourites in my collection, more and more are coming to the forefront. Whether you’re priming, setting your makeup or just giving your makeup a boost, there is facial spritz for you.

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    L’Occitane Samples To Try In Full | AD

    L'Occitane Samples To Try In Full | Essential Twenty
    *This post is sponsored by L’Occitane

    I’ve mentioned a lot that I love trying samples and deluxe minis of higher end products before splashing my cash on the full size. A brand I’ve collected a lot of samples from over the years is L’Occitane and I’ve been giving them a go recently.

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    Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2016: Worth The Purchase?

    Over the last couple of days, I’ve been discussing whether or not the M&S Advent Calendar and the Sanctuary Spa Advent Calendar were worth the money or not. The final advent calendar I had this year (other than my Cadbury one) was The Magic Of Beauty Advent Calendar from Feel Unique.


    This was priced at £30 and was a 12 days of Christmas style advent calendar. I opened this every other day so that I could make it last for the entirety of advent, but was it worth the £30 when the M&S one was only £35 and contained more than twice the number of products?

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    Sanctuary Spa Advent Calendar 2016: Worth The Purchase?

    Yesterday I shared whether I thought the M&S Advent Calendar was worth the money or not, and today I’m moving onto the Sanctuary Spa Advent Calendar. This was the first advent calendar I bought this year as I love a good pamper, and this advent calendar seemed like the perfect option for me.


    Priced at £25 and being included in Boots’ 3 for 2 Christmas gift deal, this was one of the less expensive calendars released this year and that meant that I was all about getting this, especially when it ran for 24 days.

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    M&S Advent Calendar 2016: Worth The Purchase?

    Boxing Day and I’m already posting. Look at me go! As I said yesterday, I am continuing with blogmas until the new year…or is it just daily blogging now Christmas Day has been and gone?


    Last year I got my first ever beauty advent calendar, and it made me realise that I needed another one (or three) in my life. Over the next three days, I’m going to be reviewing the three calendars that I’ve bought this year. Not about whether the products inside are any good, just whether or not it was good value for money. I need more time to test out the contents, but some advent calendars this year were better than others in terms of monetary value and the products inside. First up is the M&S advent calendar, which was £35 when you spent £35 on clothes, beauty and home. 25 days of goodies from M&S meant I was definitely on board.

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    Red Lips That Survive Christmas Dinner

    I don’t know about you, but I won’t actually be wearing lipstick tomorrow. I won’t be wearing any makeup because I’ll be too busy cooking Christmas dinner and since it’s only the four of us this year, I’m not going to bother even dressing up (a loose Christmas jumper and joggers so I can fit all the roast potatoes in my belly is the plan). But I will be dressing up on the 29th for my second Christmas celebration and it’s vital that I have a lipstick that will last throughout dinner.


    I’ve compiled the red lipsticks in my stash, both high end and drugstore, that are guaranteed to survive all the food you’ll surely pack into your body over Christmas Day.

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