Natural Collection Cosmetics: Lip Lines and Eyeshadow – Review and Swatches

I wasn’t planning on doing this post today, but as I was browsing through my Instagram feed, I saw a flash sale advertised on the Natural Collection Cosmetics Instagram Page, and I had to share it with you all. All of their products are temporarily available for £1 each (usually £1.99), only redeemable online at www.boots.com, by entering the code NCCONLY1 at checkout. The code is valid until the 14th June 2015, so go on, grab yourself a bargain!

Natural Collection Cosmetics is a UK based (drugstore/high street) cosmetic company, available at Boots online and in-store. Their prices are very affordable, without compromising on quality.

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E.L.F. Cosmetics Review and Swatches – Part 2: LIPS

Hello again my lovelies,

I’ve, slowly but surely, been working my way through all the products from my ELF hauls. E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face) is a cosmetic company which started in the US in 2004, with the “mission to provide customers with quality cosmetics at low prices”.

As before, I wanted to use the products properly before I reviewed them for you, and due to the sheer volume, it’s taken a while. I’ve split all the products up into three categories – eyes, lips and face (I wonder where I got the inspiration for that!). You can find Part 1 (EYES) here, and today I bring you Part 2 – A review of all the lip products I got.

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E.L.F. Cosmetics Review and Swatches – Part 1: EYES

EyesLipsFace (E.L.F.) is a cosmetic company which started in the US in 2004, with the “mission to provide customers with quality cosmetics at low prices”. After hearing glowing reviews for over a decade, I wanted to try their products for myself. Upon visiting the E.L.F. UK website, I was faced with the message that the UK distributor had “decided to leave the e.l.f. family and embark on [their] own new, exciting adventure in beauty”. I was disappointed to see none of the items on my wishlist were in stock, but I did what any make up lover would do and took advantage of the stock clearance discounts and ended up placing two orders, the details of which can be found here.

I wanted to use the products properly before I reviewed them for you, and due to the sheer volume, it’s taken a while. I’ve split all the products up into three categories – eyes, lips and face (I wonder where I got the inspiration for that!), and so begin today with all the eye products that I got.

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Real Neat Blog Award (and Lipstick Tag)

Today marks three months since I started this blog, and without getting too soppy, I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and support I have received. My family have been my number one fans, who make me feel like a celebrity, and I won’t belittle them by thanking them for their constant love. Then there are the lovely people I have met through this blog or blog-related social media… I never thought I would make such good friends, in such a short time. Oh my goodness, this is starting to sound like an acceptance speech for The Oscars, but the award I have been nominated for means no less to me!
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Drugstore Make Up Hauls – Featuring E.L.F. and Rimmel London

Hi my lovelies,

I have been on a bit of a spending spree lately. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know this already! I placed a couple of orders from EyesLipsFace (E.L.F.) UK, and another from Rimmel London. E.L.F. is a drugstore cosmetic company based in the US, which up until recently had a UK distributor, selling all of their products from their warehouse in Wales. I realised this only when I sat down to place my first order, and was faced with this:

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