Monday, 21 March 2016

Trying Out New Brands♥

I love trying out new makeup products. Whether it's from brand that I adore or a completely new brand to me, I'm up for trying it out. If it's makeup, I can hardly say no, how could you?! When I was given a Glossybox from a family member who didn't fancy the box, I think it's fair to say I was rather thrilled to play about with the goodies inside.

Starting with the one skincare product inside - Talika Photo Hydra Day Cream. Even though I have mega oily skin, I still believe it's vital that you moisturise your face. As advised, it's a day cream - I'm really picky when it comes to morning and evening creams. It has a nice consistency which isn't too thick nor watery and absorbs into my skin fairly quickly. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin, nor does it make my skin feel greasy. As far as fragrance is concerned, I don't think it has one - or am I nose blind?

I have a serious love/hate relationship with lipbalms, but I decided to give the Lanolips Banana Balm a shot; there was something about the banana scent that I liked. It claims to be a 3-in-1: a lip conditioner, a lip protectant and a lip lustre. I always worry that lipbalms are going to leave my lips feeling as though I've slathered cooking oil on them. Thankfully, I don't feel this way towards this balm. It's light, non-greasy and non-sticky. My lips feel hydrated and smooth. Not to mention they smell nice too!

I have tried lots from MUA in the past, and since I love eyeshadow, I knew the MUA Undressed Palette would be right up my street. There's just so many Jasmine colours in there - look at all the pretty golds and browns in there! It comes with 12 shades - all of which are of a high standard regarding pigmentation. It has two blue shades which spice things up a little if I'm feeling adventurous (always and forever). The only downfall is that it comes with a sponge applicator, but in all honestly, I cannot complain for the low price tag.

Finally, I have a lip crayon. Lord and Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss is my first ever Lord and Berry product so imagine my excitement after hearing the brand being raved about everywhere. I was worried it would be matte and super drying. Fortuantely, it's not too much on the dry side, after all, it is a pencil. Pigmentation wise, it sure does not lack it at all. One swipe on my lips and I was greeted with the colour. It's in between a pink and a red with some orange tones throughout it. It will be super pretty in the upcoming (hopefully) Spring and Summer.

All of the products have been good in their own way, absolutely none of them were a let down. I would recommend them all for different reasons! Especially if you are anything like me and love to try out new brands and products.

Have you tried any of these products?





*Also, how cute is the featured Daisy Mae Bracelet? I am loving it right now!

188 comments:

  1. I used to get Birchbox but after a while I had to cancel it as I had so many products I hadn't used yet. This post looks such a good box - I'm definitely going to get Birchbox again after I've used all the products.
    - www.roisinslatest.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. A brilliant Post Jasmine!!!! Glossybox is a great way to find new products to trial! I used to get them back in the day but not so much anymore! I have that MUA palette and I can tell you it IS fab for the price tag that's for sure!
    Enjoy playing with your new products Jasmine I know you'll love them!!! =P
    Sarah www.writingrambling.co.uk
    Come read an interview with Jasmine on my Blog: http://www.writingrambling.co.uk/2016/03/meet-the-blogger-interview-10.html

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    1. Thank you! I think it's a very good idea for trying out new products before buying them! Haha course I'll love them! x

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  3. This post has made me want to subscribe to a beauty box so bad!! Everything looks and sounds amazing in this one, I'm deffo gonna have a look at this, do you recommend any others? xxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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  4. I keep seeing posts on glossybox and I'm more and more tempted to try it out! x

    http://bassethoundsandbronzer.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. The Undressed palette looks gorgeous! Lovely post as always!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  6. If only glossybox was in NZ! The MUA Palettes look amazing and seem to be a great hit :)

    Kathy
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Ah is it not available?! That's rubbish! x

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  7. Oh wow that palette from MUA looks very fabulous!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  8. So fun! I am addicted to trying out new products too. I love the shadow palette too.

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    1. Trying out new products is such a blast! x

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  9. I've seen a lot about GlossyBox and this makes it look like it's worth the money! xx
    acalculatedmess.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think after trying these, I think it's fair to say I would try the subscription! x

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  10. Lip pencils always make me scary, but this one looks great. Amazing post xx

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  11. this post has defo made me want to try glossy box again!
    that lord and berry lip pencil looks gorgeous ! <3

    stevie xx - steviesbeautylounge.com

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  12. I love trying out new products, I fond it so exciting! Especially when I like the product. That Lord and Berry lip pencil looks gorgeous! Xx

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. Me also! Nothing better than a new product that you instantly love! x

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  13. lol'd @ 'nose blind'! Thanks for a helpful review, I haven't tried these brands either, great info!

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  14. The lipstick pencils is really pretty. I've tried something similar but it was tooo dry on my lips :(

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  15. Great post! I'm a lipbalm junkie, so I'll be on the lookout for lanopops!

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    1. Thank you! I believe they are quite inexpensive! x

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  16. The lip balm sounds right up my street!!:) will deffo need to give it a go X

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  17. Haven't heard those brands but the lip balm sounds great, definitely gonna try it

    http://estefaniareviews.blogspot.mx

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    1. I hadn't heard of the lip balm brand before! x

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  18. Oo I have the exact same pencil from Lord & Berry that I got in a Glossybox aaaages ago but I still haven't tried it, oops! Lucky you being given a free box though haha. You can never go wrong with another eyeshadow palette either! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Hopefully I've inspired you to go use it! Haha I know, woo! Definitely not, love me some eyeshadow palettes! x

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  19. I love the look of that palette, so gorgeous!

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  20. I've been curious about Lord & Berry for a while, but I haven't tried anything from them yet. The lip crayon sounds like it could be a good place to start!
    Beaumiroir

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    1. I had looked into the brand a lot as I was intrigued! x

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  21. Great blog and great post. xD I'm now following.
    Check out my first blog post: http://softbeautyx.blogspot.pt/

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  22. Great roundup! That Lord and Berry pencil looks stunning!!
    thechroniclesofmegan.com

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    1. Thanks! It's a lovely shade for the Summer months! x

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  23. That Lord and Berry Lipstick Pencil looks like something I'd love. Great brand selections. xo Brigette

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  24. I've not heard of Lord and Berry before but I absolutely love a lip crayon, you're so lucky :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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    1. Cannot beat a good lip crayon, am I right?! x

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  25. I love the look of the Lord and Berry lip crayon, the colour looks perfect for spring

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  26. Great post! MUA products are amazing for the price, their matte lipsticks are fab too! :)

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    1. Thank you! Oooh I've tried the original MUA lipsticks! x

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  27. Oooh, I would love to get the GlossyBox! I also have greasyish skin, and really struggle to find a moisturiser that works for me.

    Love your comment about lip balms, like cooking oil! xx

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    1. I find that some moisturisers make my oily skin even worse - oh the joys! Ah haha glad you appreciated it! x

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  28. The MUA palette is soo pretty, I'm going to really have to hold myself back not to buy that one. I'm such an eyeshadow palette hoarder it's not even funny.
    And the Lord & Berry lipstick is so pretty - perfect summer shade!

    Franzi. x // [http://franzizzy.blogspot.com/]

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    1. Go on, it's £4 and I have the confidence that you would love it! Oh don't worry - I, too, love a good eyeshadow palette or three hehe! x

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  29. Looks like there was some great products this month, I love both MUA and Lord & Berry. I would love to try thee Lanolips Banana Balm I've read amazing things about their collection.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. I must try more Lord and Berry! I hadn't even heard of them before I got this lip balm! x

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  30. Women get to try out all types of new things like this - I wonder how many times do you try out makeup and it was a complete bust and waste of money? Is it often or are there THAT many awesome products out there?

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    1. Trust me - trial and error! Gotta read plenty of reviews first!

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  31. LOVE the eyeshadow palette and the lip crayon! Such pretty colors!

    Rachel | www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  32. great post.. I love beauty products and trying new things.. you have a great assortment here.. might have to try glossybox myself.. your blog looks awesome.. can't wait to check out more of it.. :)

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    1. Thank you! Got to love trying some new makeup out! x

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  33. Those eye shadows look awesome. Thanks for a helpful review!

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  34. I've heard quite a few things about lord and berry and that lip colour looks so pretty!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. It appears to be a very popular brand! x

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  35. Great post. I have enjoyed every part of it

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  36. I see a lot of MUA products . Everyone loves them. I have not tried anything from MUA though. but I love the color of the pallet!! so gorgeous!!

    GIG | https://bmobshelldrawer.wordpress.com

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    1. You probably are hearing a lot about MUA due to their high quality products for low prices! Can you believe this palette retails for £4? £4 for 12 shadows?! Amazing! x

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  37. To be honest I never heard of any of these brands before. I can recommend you two really good lipbalms that you will fall in love with. They protect your lips and don't feel greasy at all! One of them is Blistex, which leaves a minty sensation on your lips and it will protect you from the strongest wind out there, and the other one is Burt's Bees, which will hydrate. I love them both! I cycle every day and I need good protection for my lips so they don't get chapped, and these 2 are life saviors. :)

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    1. Maybe I'm trying the wrong lip balms then! I have heard a lot about both of the brands you recommended. They seem to have a good reputation - and there must be a reason behind this! Thanks for your recommendations! x

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  38. I have purchased a few MUA products recently. They are fab and seriously cheap! Great post. Must check out the eye palette. I've only bought the smaller triple ones before.

    Amber - ambambe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I want to expand my MUA collection further! Thank you! x

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  39. Never heard of glossy box before! sounds cool. The Banana Balm is something I'd like to try. :)

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    1. Glossy box is quite popular I believe! x

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  40. I like the idea that it's banana scented! So different to the normal flavours. I don't have many Lord & Berry products but that lip pencil is a lovely shade! That MUA palette is beaut too, I have it and love it xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. It's usually the mainstream strawberry etc! The MUA palette is a real star x

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  41. I have never heard of any of these brands, but maybe they are just not sold here in the United States.

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    1. I think Lord and Berry may be, I could be wrong x

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  42. Great review. I haven't tried any of the products, but I am a sucker for lip-gloss and lip balms. That banana balm sounds absolutely delicious ;)

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    1. Thanks! Lip products are addicting haha! x

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  43. So I learnt a new thing from you today. And will check out glossy box too. What I would also appreciate would be a step by step make up tips article

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    1. Aw I'm so glad ha, thanks! I will certainly bare that in mind x

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  44. Great post here. I'll be showing this to my mom. She'll love it. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks! Ahh that's good of you - hope she likes it! x

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  45. I've never heard of Lord & Berry but it looks like a good quality product! would love to try
    www.MARINASAYS.com

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  46. I have used MUA products before and for the price they perform a lot better than you think. The undressed palette looks good!

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    1. I feel people overlook it due to the price tag! x

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  47. I'm not that much of a makeup person but you do a great job of making it sound fun!

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  48. I love the design of your blog! I haven't tried any of these brands other than MUA so thank you for sharing them with me. I've heard of Lord and Berry so I may have to give some of their products a go first.

    Ami xxx

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    1. Thanks love! I had heard a lot about Lord and Berry before getting this box so it was exciting to finally give the brand a shot! x

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  49. I have never heard of any of these products before. I usually just stick to my favorites that i can get all in one place at sephora but these sounds nice :)

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    1. I often stick to brands that I trust but it's good to try others! x

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  50. Those all look like great brands! I need to refresh my makeup collection!

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    1. Updating makeup collections is so fun! x

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  51. I've wanted to try something from lord and berry for a while. The lip crayon looks a lovely colour!

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  52. Love the MUA undressed palette, I just did a video using it! I agree with you about the Lord and Berry lip pencil, I love the colour pay off but its just to drying :(. xx

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    1. It's a gorgeous palette - but then again, who can resist a palette? x

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  53. The only one I've heard of is MUA so evidently I need to do more makeup shopping! I like the look of the Lord and Berry pencil :)

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    1. Go ahead and buy all the makeup hehe! x

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  54. I use Talika it's awesome!!

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  55. I certainly don't use beauty products but when I saw your post, I read anyway and was curious to see if you would also post the photos showing the ingredients. I think it would be great as some people do like to check the labels.

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  56. I have been thinking of subscribing to a beauty box but wasn't too sure which one to opt for. After reading your post, I can get a direction. The pictures look great.

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    1. If I was to subscribe to a box, I think I'd opt for this one. Thanks! x

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  57. Thanks for telling us about , I have never heard of this brand . I am wondering if I can get it here in Spain somehow , will most certainly go on the search now :)

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  58. Thanks for sharing the lip balm - it's so hard to find the right one!

    Rebecca Sapough
    www.simplysapough.com

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  59. This sounds like a great box. I'm always so excited to see what people get in these boxes. I am considering subscribing as gifts for Christmas.

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  60. I haven't tried these brands but they look great and I always love trying to products
    -Olivia
    Miss Olivia Says

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  61. I love trying out new makeup products too! I’d like to try this Banana Balm! Thanks for sharing such a great list!

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  62. I have never heard of these brands before, they look interesting. I must try them.

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  63. The undressed palette is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes! And thanks for sharing the lip balm too, my lips are always dry so I struggle finding a good one :)

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    1. I've been reaching for the palette a lot! x

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  64. I really like your blog look :) I am not so much into "make up" but it's really nice that you share your tips with everyone!

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  65. I used to be way more into make-up, then came kids. I can't say I've heard of any of these, bit you did a great job with the reviews.

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  66. While I don't use beauty products, I asked my wife to look the blog post and she likes what she saw. she said it's really a nice post. too bad, i might have to buy the products she saw here. lol

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  67. I've not tried glossybox before - how does it compare to birchbox? I'm a big fan of subscription boxes, I've used Birchbox, Lootcrate, Degustabox, Pop in a box, and my favourite, mycandleclub. I might have to try this one now!

    That Wise Lady

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  68. That eye shadow palette looks gorgeous!! I'm in such a need for new makeup haha, totally need to go to Ulta.

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Spring Pantone Colors

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  69. The lip colors pretty and you can't be mad when u get a palette. Glossy box is a subscription I would definitely consider because I always see fabulous hauls like this.

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    1. It seems to me as though all the products you receive are fab! x

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  70. I definitely have my eye on that lipstick pencil! Great post!

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  71. Ahh fun! I love trying new products! That's why I love getting my IPSY bags in the mail, usually everything is new to me. I might also sign up for Birch Box. That lip crayon is pretty, I love the shade!
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

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  72. I used to do glossy box and I really loved it! They always had the best high end products.

    Karin | truncationblog.com

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  73. Some great picks here! Love the warm tones you've pickeD :)

    Laura xo www.shehearts.net

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  74. The lip shade crayon looks so glamorous- I love a strong red. It`s good to try new brands once in a while !

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    1. You cannot beat them! Yes of course, good to mix around! x

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  75. I enjoyed your makeup review and can't wait to try out Lord & Berry either thru Birchbox or another source! As for bananas, I don't prefer eating nor wearing strong scents since my doctors made me eat them during my early medical years aka Brat diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, & toast)!

    Ursula

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  76. I LOVE your posts lovely ... I always seem to find something new that I end up loving !! I'm loving the sound of the moisturiser! Fab post lovely!

    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xo

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm always influencing you to buy new products hehehe! x

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  77. i absolutely love Lord & Berry lip products, especially experimenting with the colours through spring/summer
    love this blog post!

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    1. Love experimenting with makeup on general! Thank you! x

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  78. I havent tried any of these products. How I wish I could find these here in our country. Im eyeing for the Lord and Berry Lipstick Pencil, it seems good :)

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  79. I might have to sign up for Glossybox, it seems a too good opportunity to pass up!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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  80. The colour of that lip pencil looks gorgeous! I get Glossybozs monthly but I never get products like this lol! Xx

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

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  81. Lovely post! I love your blog Jasmine!! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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  82. amazing colours <3
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  83. I have never tried any of these products before! But If I would have the chance, I'd try Lord and Berry ♥

    http://geccafrancisco.blogspot.com/

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  84. I've only heard of Lord and Berry and MUA, I have tried their liquid liners which I am incredibly in love with!!!

    Lee | thatbellemakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  85. The lord and berry products look amazing - love that color

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  86. I haven't tried any of these brands before. Are they from the UK only? I have Ipsy and I love it most of the time!

    Desi
    http://www.heelsnbeauty.deals

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    1. I know MUA is British but not sure about the other products I'm afraid! x

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  87. Have heard lots about Glossy boxes! They seem okay, thanks for the review xx

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    1. I think some months are better than others but overall, they seem good! x

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  88. Glad the products worked for you, hon! It's the best whenever they don't just meet but overexceed your expectations! I completely agree on the importance of moisturizing even if you have oily skin + glad the lip balm was a nice discovery. Great post, lovely <3
    xox Nadia
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    1. I can't see the moisturiser doing any harm when you have oily skin! Thank you x

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  89. My first proper eyeshadow palette was by MUA and I loved it, so inexpensive too! Might bring it back out and have a little play!<3
    Katherine Rosie | Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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  90. I haven't tried any of these brands before, the only one I've even heard of is MUA! The Banana Lip Balm sounds really interesting :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

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  91. I really want to sign up to a beauty box, its such a good way to find new brands! x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  92. I love Lord and Berry products! Their liquid eyeliner is my absolute favourite eyeliner EVER. - Great post x

    Sinead | www.subjectbeauty.com

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