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Love Me Beauty October 2017

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I decided to quit beauty boxes at the start of summer as I just had too many products stashed away and not enough time to use them and receiving 15+ new products every month in various beauty boxes was just too much.  Recently I have been tempted to re-subscribe to Love Me Beauty as they have had some great products to choose from and the value has been amazing.  This is what I chose to receive in the October Box. -
Perricone MD High Potency Amine Face Lift - This is the full size 59ml product and is worth £80.  This was the highest value item that was available and is something that I am really excited to try out.  This item cost 50 points which I will explain later on in the post.
bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion 7.5ml.  This cost 10 points and is worth approximately £7.20.
Kat Von D Saint & Sinner EDP 4.5ml each - These are mini sprays and cost 10 points each.  These are worth approximately £8.10 (if you go by the cost of the 10ml spray) or £4.68 each (if you go by …

Empties October 2017

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Wow it's been a while since I last posted.  I just started a new job a couple of weeks ago, so I've been settling into my new role and got a bit behind on my posts.  Here's a review of my empties from the last couple of months. Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Body Butter - I picked this up in Florida and it's got such a wonderful fruity scent.  It's quite a thick cream that is really moisturising.  You can buy Pacifica products in the UK at Naturisimo.
Bath & Body Works Watermelon Lemonade Ultra Shea Body Cream - I bought this is Florida as well.  Watermelon Lemonade is my all time favourite B&BW fragrance.  It's another lovely fruity fragrance. I really wish that they would come to the UK, but if you want to buy B&BW products in the UK then I highly recommend the Facebook Group Bath & Body Works Fans UK.
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel - This is my absolute favourite Lush product and I always stock up in the Boxing Day Sales.
My Trusty Sunflower Body Butte…

Aesop Post-Poo Drops

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So if like me you have just done the typical British thing and had a bit of a laugh at the fact that there is a product called Post-Poo Drops welcome to the club.  I have seen adverts on TV about these type of products and had a bit of a laugh but when I was browsing on Space NK when they had their recent goody bag offer (see my post here) I thought there was no better time to try them out.  I mean most of us don't smell of roses right!!!!! You use this product after going to the bathroom (I'm sure I don't have to spell out what for).  I have to say when I read the instructions, the fact that it mentions you use it when vigorous activity has occurred in the bathroom did make me think WTF.  You flush as normal and then add several drops of the product, using the pipette, into the toilet bowl.  I was a bit dubious at first that it would work, but it does and there are no unpleasant odours left in the bathroom.
Its' a great product to pop in the bathroom to save guests blus…

Lazy Girls Guide to..... Nails

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So I'll admit that  although I have a lot of make up, nail polish and beauty products, I am a pretty lazy person and the majority of the time I either don't wear make up or wear minimal makeup.  The choice between getting up earlier for work to apply make up or have extra time in bed is an easy one for me. Even painting my nails is a chore as I am not patient enough to wait for my nails to dry, so inevitably I always spoil at least one nail before I go out. 

I don't have the best nails and I never have the time to get my nails done professionally.  When I have attempted to wear false nails in the past I have always  been worried about them popping off, which always seemed to happen to me.  Anyway the point of this post (I will get there eventually) is to say that I have found some nails that are not only easy and quick to put on, but they actually stay on as well. 
Elegant Touch Express 3 minute Manicures are great.  They really are easy to put on and just take minutes (an…

Nugg Lip Mask Review

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I spotted Nugg Lip Mask in Selfridges when I was last in London and I couldn't resist picking it up.  It comes in a cute little gold ball which kinda reminds me of the Harry Potter Quidditch Golden Snitch ball. It is an all natural lip mask that hydrates and softens lips.  You apply a generous layer of the product to your lips and leave on for 20 minutes to let it sink in, then gently remove any product that remains.  You can use it any time, as often as you like.  I prefer to use it on a night, once or twice a week but depending on how dry your lips are you may want to use it more.
The ingredients are all natural - Shea Butter, Coconut Oil (both ingredients hydrate and soften lips), Liquorice Root Complex (helps naturally enhance lips) & Irish Moss Extract (conditions lips).  The product is all natural and vegan and there are no petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances or colours.
Nugg Lip Mask costs £10 for 7g.  My pot seems to have lasted ages even if you apply it genero…

Space NK The AW17 Collection Goody Bag

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I have been waiting for a decent GWP goody bag from one of the online beauty stores for a while now.  I keep items in my basket online until one pops up and then I can make a large purchase alongside getting the GWP which is worth a decent amount.  Recently Space NK had an offer if you purchased £175 worth of products or more you got The AW17 Collection worth over £280.  I know that £175 is a lot of money but I haven't made a big purchase in a while so that I save my purchases for when these offers come along as it's a great way to try out products that you wouldn't normally buy.  I also purchased it with my sister so I'm only paying half which makes it more palatable.
The AW17 Collection  is a collaboration with fashion designer Giles Deacon which includes 22 Space NK favourites which includes 2 full size products.  There is also a really nice make up bag included which Giles Deacon has worked with Bags of Ethics to design.  It was made in an ethical and environmentall…

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products

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When I saw Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut Hair Products in Boots, I had to buy some of them as I love coconut products.  Added to the fact that they were half price in Boots, I also used my advantage card points to get a couple of the products free so only ended up spending £8 for 4 products in total. I bought the CoCo LoCo Hairspray which is a fine spray that holds my hair in place without any stiffness or crispy curls.  It also has a light coconut fragrance that is very nice, especially for a hairspray.  It works well on the fine flyaway hairs on your hairline.  It's £5.99 for 250ml.
I haven't used a hair mousse for ages as usually they leave my curls sticky and crunchy which is not a great look.  The CoCo LoCo CoConut Mousse does not do that.  It's a lightweight mousse that helps keep my curls frizz free and soft.  This product also has a light coconut fragrance.  It's £5.99 for 200ml.
The CoCo LoCo CoConut Spritz helps to moisturise and detangle my curls and it's …