Monday, 9 November 2015

Blogger Induced Buys♥

Reading lots of blogs can only result in one thing - buying lots of new things. If there's a new beauty product out in the market and is raved about lots, chances are I'll find a way to eventually get my hands on it. Over the period of time I've been blogging, it's fair to say there's been a few items I've bought from reading blogs. I own three of the most popular items about and have put them to the test so decided to inform you whether or not they're worth it.

First up and a blogger classic, Lush Snow Fairy. This is one that not only is loved and raved about within the blogging community, but also people in general. From people I've spoken to, even to the people who work in Lush, this is loved! Majority of people like this product, with about 1% of people disliking it (why guys?!) This bottle is from Christmas 2014, and they've now changed the label (which truly upsets me!) but I'm sure I'll be getting it again. Usually I'm not the biggest lover of overly sweet products, but this is an exception. Just think childhood strawberry medicine you got with the doctors mixed with loads of sugar and strawberry laces, as well as candyfloss, and you've almost got Snow Fairy. To sum it up, it's basically very pink, sweet and gorgeous! A lush Christmas classic which almost everyone recognises.

Worth the investment? 
Certainly!


One that exploded on the beauty scene, the Maybelline Baby Lips. These were released in America first, and when the news hit us here in the UK, people were ecstatic to buy them. I ordered them because everyone hyped about them in America, and I picked up Pink Punch (obviously not because it's pink). One thing straight - why did I pick a light pink when I don't even wear them due to not suiting them?! That aside, let's talk about the actual product. Packaging is colourful, eye-catching and fun. Anyone who sees them knows what they are. You get a decent amount of product too for the low cost of £2.99. Although they apply smoothly, they don't feel like a lip balm. I'm normally a huge fan of Maybelline, but sorry, not this time!

Worth the investment?
Sadly, no. I didn't like or get on with this product unfortunately!

A product created by fellow bloggers are the Real Technique Brushes by Pixiwoo. These brushes are still popular and raved about in the beauty community to date and probably will be for years. With the range constantly growing and expanding left, right and everywhere, it's quite right to say they are brilliant. I own two sets: Real Techniques Eye Makeup Brush Starter Set (review here) and Real Techniques Core Collection (review here). Even though I only own two sets, I must admit, I wish I owned more (the whole collection would be perfect, thanks) because the quality of these brushes are insane! They look professional, are beautiful and leave your makeup looking flawless. Now, I'm away to collect all their limited edition sets and other sets..

Worth the investment?
Certainly, 100%!

Of course I have numerous more products that I have bought because of other bloggers, but these are perhaps the three most spoken about products out there!

What have been your blogger induced buys?


146 comments:

  1. First comment yet again - what a surprise! Lovely post, I love real techniques but I've never tried baby lips so I'm glad I read this:) thanks for sharing Hun xx

    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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  2. I also hated Baby Lips, and Snow Fairy is also on my never ending wish list of products I've picked up from many blog posts!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. I really wanted to like it but sadly just didn't agree with me! It's disappointing that it's limited edition - best stock up! x

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  3. Absolutely adore Lush and Real Techniques - the majority of my brushes are RT! :D
    Jess xox || www.beautifulbreakable.com

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    1. I only ever use the Real Techniques now if I'm honest! I reach for them constantly! x

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  4. I was definitely persuaded to by the RT brushes but they are definitely worth every penny! best brushes!
    Amanda | amanda-speroni

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    1. I can wholeheartedly say I'm glad I bought them because they are necessary in my makeup routine now! x

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  5. Yes to the RT brushes! I actually bought my first clarisonic brush on blogger recommendations and I love it!

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  6. I love RT brushes and I also bought it because of blogger recommendations. I need to try the Lush Shower Gel.. it's been a while since I've bought anything from them.

    xo Brigette

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    1. They were spoken about by everyone so had to see them for myself! Their Christmas range is out at the moment so perfect timing! x

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  7. I found baby lips ruined my lips - made them very chapped. Agree that they're not worth the hype!!

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    1. Gosh that's terrible! It's a shame that they're not worth the hype as I really wanted to like them! x

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  8. I'm right with you there on the Lush Snow Fairy bandwagon, I just bought my first ever blogger-induced bottle and I love it. I'm so glad I didn't buy into the Baby Lips hype, both the packaging and the product look rubbish.

    Barbie Sparkles | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I didn't buy mine until last November! x

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  9. I bought Snow Fairy after watching a youtube video ages ago and absolutely loved it, repurchased ever since! xxxx

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  10. I absolutely love this post and I am totally with you on the Maybelline Baby Lips. They are not for me although I did try to love them!! I am loving your blog and photos!! So pretty!!...xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Liv! I tried many times but it didn't work with me! x

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  11. I love the concept behind this post! I definitely have way too many blogger induced buys lol

    La Belle Sirene

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  12. Almost all of my facial cleanser buys are blogger induced. I am not super picky about what I use as long as it is exfoliating or hydrating so any recommendations, I grab

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  13. I keep meaning to try Snow Fairy every year and never do! Always frightened in case I react to it! I didn't like Babylips either, they had an awful flavour. So easy to get sucked into the hype though! xx

    Tamz // http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. They're selling it right now, definitely go grab a bottle! Could pick up the 100g bottle? There's so many hyped products currently on my list! x

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  14. I purchased the Baby Lips too because of the hype and was disappointed. I intend to get my hands on The Snow Fairy shower gel this year. Great Post.

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    1. I tried time and time again to like it, just not for me! Thank you x

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  15. I have heard alot of positive things about Real Tech brushes and Lush Christmas Fairy shower gel which I can't wait to try out!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  16. I'm pretty sure I bought Baby Lips after seeing it on a blog. Love that stuff!

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    1. Wish I did too because I would have liked to! x

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  17. Well my first blogger induced buy wasn't beauty related- it was for a tripod for videos I haven't done yet ;) Loved the post, going to check some of these out!

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  18. Strange! One of the first bloggers I've heard who doesn't like Baby Lips! I don't actually own one (I have waaay too many lip balms) but I always heard everyone rave about how affordable and great they are. Can I ask what about it you didn't like?

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Sephora Hal

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    1. I know, I'm annoyed that I didn't like it! Just the formula - I felt it was quite drying on my lips and weren't like a "balm" as such! x

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  19. I love Lush! I'll have to give the shower gel a try since you liked it so much! I've been in the market for new make up brushes and those look awesome!

    Best Wishes,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    1. It's a product which is hard to dislike! x

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  20. It's a shame you don't like Maybelline Baby Lips, I love it!

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  21. Blogging definitely makes me add a lot to my wishlist! That lush product sounds great.

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    1. I always have a long list of products after reading posts! x

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  22. real techniques is my absolute fave and i really want to get snow fairy this season!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  23. Proud to say I also own all these products listed above! :)

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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  24. My blogger induced buy was definitely the core collection and I loved them so much when I got them. Now I've had them for a few years I still use them most often and the quality has been really great :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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  25. I still haven't tried Baby Lips yet. I'm doing just fine with my EOS balm so far. I'll get around to trying it though because I've heard so much about it. Thank you for sharing your purchases :)

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  26. Oh I LOVE lush! If you enjoy snow fairy you should try the comforter bubble bar :)

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  27. I haven't tried any of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love Lush products... The Baby Lips instead is made of petrolatum which is not good for the lips... I've never tried Royal Techniques' brushes before, but I'm very curious about it :)

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    1. Maybe that's what dries them out! Oh do look into them! x

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  29. I have never heard of these brands, I will need to try some of them out!

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  30. I have bought so many things thanks to blogs! Lots of books, lots of food & the amount of recipes I have tried are always growing!

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    1. My makeup collection is forever growing thanks to the blogs! x

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  32. Agreed - I didn't 'get' the Baby Lips hype at all but love Snow Fairy xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I don't think I'll ever stop loving snow fairy x

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  33. Hello! The snow fairy sounds amazing! I have yet to use it, or any Lush items in general but I will one day! I've bought the same babylips lipgloss for at least a year and it helps keep my chapped lips from cracking and has a very nice minty smell! I haven't tried any others.

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    1. Hi! You'll go crazy in lush I bet! Maybe they just don't work for me! x

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  34. Blogger induced buys, I love it!!

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  35. I definitely have so many blogger induced buys, Lush products and Real Techniques among them! To be honest though, they're normally my favourite purchases as they completely live up to the hype! x
    www.beckieione.com

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    1. Trust me, I have a lot more blogger induced buys than the products in this post! I don't regret buying them one bit! x

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  36. I'm exactly the same! I always end up buying things after seeing them on a blog! That's the sole reason why I bought Lush the first time! aha x


    All black over on -
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    1. Blogs manage to persuade you somehow! x

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  37. great picks, especially snow fairy. i only just finished my 2014 bottle a couple of months back so it's definitely time to reinvest! x

    www.thedressdiaries.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. Yes, this bottle is from 2014! The 100g lasts me months x

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  38. I absolutely love those brushes.
    They're so great.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  39. That's so funny because I have caught myself inquiring more about a product and writing down the info. However I do it with restaurants too. We someone speaks very highly of a place or the reviews are amazing; I must go and check it out.

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    1. Might as well if it's got great reviews! x

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  40. These look awesome! I'd love to try them!

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  41. I LOVE Baby Lips! I also need new makeup brushes so I might check those out!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

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  42. I just had an operation so i’ve slept for literally three weeks and i’m having so much fun catching up on your content!! xxx



    Pink Sleep In roller Review

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    1. Aw Talisa, this is so lovely! Thank you so much; made my day! It's so sweet! I'm glad you're enjoying my content, and I hope you look forward to some new posts too! xx

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  43. I too disliked the baby lips everyone raves about

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  44. Can't wait to try some of these products! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I don't have any of these, but the brushes look amazing. Beauty blogs often make me want to buy so many things.

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    1. Beauty blogs are the main reason I buy so much! x

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  46. I love baby lips! They are perfect tint and so soft! I loved this post :)

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    1. Wish I could say the same about the baby lips! Thanks! x

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  47. I don't buy a lot of makeup, but I would buy that Lush product. We use EOS for lip balm since my dd's are obsessed with the smell...lol.

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  48. I just bought Snow Fairy! I'm not sure whether I'm going to use it myself though or give to someone as a present... I love the RT brushes too, they're amazing! I agree with you on Baby Lips... I liked the Rimmel ones :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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    1. Keep it! I want more RT brushes! Something about the Rimmel ones didn't appeal to me so never tried them x

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  49. Bloggers are such enablers when it comes to shopping, buying random bits here and there is much more justified when you're a blogger haha!
    I agree with you about the Maybelline Baby Lips, I have purchased the same one as you and if anything, it made my lips drier! The pink shade also did not suit me at all, what are we like?! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. I can justify buying products for the blog! My baby lips now just sits in my makeup collection!

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  50. It's shocking I know but I've never tried snow fairy!! I did actually really like the baby lips though and I have quite a few shades, although as my lipstick collection is growing they have been put aside for a while now. And then of course, which beauty blogger doesn't love the RT brushes?!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. I never tried snow fairy until last year! I think I'm one of the minority of people who dislike baby lips then! True, never heard of anyone hating RT! x

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  51. I love reading your reviews! Real Techniques brushes are my fave, and I want to try that Lush product now!

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  52. Sadly, I haven't tried any of these, but those makeup brushes look like exactly what I've been wanting. I guess they'll get to be my blogger buy. :)

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  53. i'm obsessed with snow fairy! real techniques brushes are so amazing too! I literally use mine everyday! -xo

    www.chloedanielle.co.uk

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    1. Can't get enough of the scent! I also use mine almost everyday! x

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  54. That body wash must be so much fun!

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  55. I heard so much about Lush Snow Fairy but never got round to getting one.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Whilst it's currently available, you should purchase yourself one! x

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  56. Great post! I love the Baby Lips line especially the mint versions and I've been meaning to try something from Lush so this might be it. My blogger induced buys have been a Topshop skirt and a pair of Sperry duck boots.

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    Trulyyoursa.com

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I should try the mint versions? Are they better than the original range? x

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  57. I've heard a lot about Baby Lips too but haven't made the leap to purchasing it yet. I have so many lip products I want to utilize first before buying another one. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. You've got the right idea, but in reality, who can resist buying a new makeup item? x

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  58. The RT brushes are the best aren't they :) I would be lost without mine! x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. I know my makeup wouldn't look as good! x

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  59. Love the Real Technique brushes! And I too have just bought the snow fairy shower gel๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

    http://itsmemelblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Bet you will be hooked onto the snow fairy craze! x

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  60. Ahhh Snow Fairy and Real Techniques are so great! I always look forward to Lush's Rose Jam body wash this time of year :)

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    1. I think that might be my next purchase! x

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  61. Couldn't agree more about blog induced buys! So guilty of always buying products I read about on blogs, I am such a fan of Real Techniques though! Always been my favourites x

    http://shayhollyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. I have most of these too haha, all definitely worth the investment though :)

    www.lifeinthefashionlanee.blogspot.com

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  63. I hated baby lips too. Didn't do a thing for my lips but at least they smell good.

    Awkwardgirlx

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  64. I love this post, such a good idea!
    I agree with you about the Maybelline lip balms, I didn't get one myself but my sister did and they were ehhh :/ but yeah the RT brushes are amazing! Something that I picked up just because of other bloggers were NARS blushers and I really haven't looked back ^_^
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. Thank you! RT brushes are the only brushes anyone ever needs! Although, I have my eyes on the Zoeva brushes! x

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  65. Totally with you on the RT Brushes and snow fairy - have you seen the massive bottle they're selling this Christmas? WOW! The tangle teezer was definitely a blogger influenced buy for me.

    ox Lucy // theonewithlucy.blogspot.com

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  66. I'm afraid to admit my, 'blogger induced buys'

    Hands down, Snow Fairy is one of the things I love most about Lush Christmas! I'm all about the sweet scents though so this is right up my street! If you've not tried the Candy Mountain or Creamy Candy Lush bars, run out and buy them and then thank me later! ;)

    I recently bought Makeup Geek eye shadows which weren't necessarily blogger induced, more Jaclyn Hill induced. Other things I've been coerced into buying are Sigma makeup brushes, (amazeballs) the Baby Lips too, (meh) and the GlamGlow face mask mud stuff which is eye-wateringly expensive for what you get!

    Great post. I love to see what people get roped into buying by other bloggers, haha! It's funny how quickly you can get swept up in the hype! xxx

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

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    1. I've tried Candy Mountain (there's a post up on my blog on it!)! Ohh MUG shadows sound fantastic. Thank you, it is indeed! x

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  67. I love Lush's Chrismas items such as Snow Fairy... I love all their candy scented things :) Ohh, I fancy a lush bath now...

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  68. I'm not a fan of Maybelline Baby Lips either, I have the red one which is quite nice though! I can't get enough of Real Techniques brushes, they are incredible and affordable.

    Hannah xx

    thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  69. Great pictures and products. Well done

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  70. Ok so now I want to buy both of the products that you liked! I was never a fan of the Maybelline lip balm! The Real Techniques brushes are something that I've debated getting a million and one times, and I always leave the shop thinking, "I've managed this long without them, do I really need them?"
    I might go out and get myself some in a few weeks though! I feel like I'm missing out. Oh the peer pressure involved in blogging! | aanthblogs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Eek! Yes you do need them girl! Haha it's all harmless peer pressure! x

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  71. I really need to get my hands on some RT brushes! I don't even have one and i'm ashamed to say so argh!

    lovely post,
    www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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