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Birthday splurges

So as a birthday present to myself I bought myself two treats in the airport. Yves Saint Laurent mascara & Chanel lipstick. Have come to the realisation that spending a little more on products is much better for my skin! 

The mascara is ‘Faux Cils’ in waterproof black and it is AMAZING!! The brush looks a bit shit, esp compared to some high street brands, but it gives me insanely long lashes! I have quite long lashes anyway, but this is unreal!!! No need for falsies at all! 


(Please excuse the eyebrows – they are due a tidy in the beauticians – and the startled expression!)
I also bought this Chanel lippy. It’s a lovely subtle pink, and moisturises the lips with a lovely rose scent. The fact that it’s a stilo means that it is idiot proof for application which is also a win!! 

So there be my splurges!! 
‘Til next time……

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Aussie dry shampoo test

As someone who generally has to use dry shampoo on a daily basis – owner of thin hair = limp, lifeless & meh looking even when I’ve been blow drying it upside down until all the blood is in my head! So dry shampoo gives my gruaig (hair) a bit of ooomph.

I’ve been using Batiste forever (since 2006!) and have tried other brands & found them too expensive for the size of the can/result that’s the same as the Batiste, or useless (that’d be the Boots own brand, did nothing!) so when I saw Aussie had brought a range out I got very excited!! They’re a little more expensive than the Batiste, but as someone who bulk buys in Boots (slight fan of their special offers!) the money usually works out the same!


Gave this one a go, and I am in luuuurrrrrvvveee!!
The process is super simple, spray on, rub in, brush out! It doesn’t dull the shine of my hair, and you don’t have that powdery residue left that has to be wiped off with a cloth that I always get with Batiste. No matter how much I rub it in it’s always there! Always. And! It gives my hair a bit of a lift too! PLUS!! My hair smells Ah-mazing!!

So I will deffo be buying this from now on!

‘Til next time……

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