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So, continuing on from yesterday’s post, I thought I would share all the goodies which were part of the Debenhams Spring Summer Press Show. After oohing and aahhing over all the lovely things downstairs (as well as making a mental shopping list) I headed upstairs, where all the gorgeous new beauty goodies were displayed.

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I have to say, the number of brands which were exhibited was great – it was a good mix of old faithfuls and newbie brands, and it was lovely to see all the new colors and products. One of my favourite stands was Cargo Cosmetics.

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I’m pretty obsessed with their Jet Lag concealer (see here), so I couldn’t wait to have a nosey around their new stuff. It’s probably not surprising that I’m heavily lusting after the pink and nude glosses.

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The ‘Suited to a Tea’ palette was also adorable – the names all had tea connotations, and the colours were beautiful – the fact the shades could be used on eyes and cheeks is a major plus!

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Another palette that caught my eye was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar. I’m a brown shadow aficionado, so this was right up my street! There was a great mix of warm and cool toned shades, and they even had a slight chocolate-y scent.

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These Sweetheart blushes (again, by Too Faced) were swoon worthy. I love the Laduree-esque packaging, and I don’t think these would look out of place on Marie Antoinette’s dressing table. The powders gave a beautifully sheer wash of pink shimmer, and are perfect for wearing with a little tan.

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It was at this point that the nail polishes caught my eye – particularly this quad of perfect pastels from Nails Inc. The pink and blue are just dreamy, and I love the grey for a little unexpected mani!

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If you’re still feeling the nail art trend, Nails Inc have also made it ridiculously easy with their 2 in 1 polishes. One end has a gorgeous colour, whilst the other has a fun topcoat. I love the way you can decide how crazy you want your nails to be (plus those topcoats are perfect for hiding chips!)

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I spent quite a while at the Clarins section – the brand are finally coming out with a Chubby Stick contender – as usual, the nudes and pinks caught my eye, but those bright corals are a beach staple!

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The collection is inspired by Brazil, and look at those colours! I’m obsessed with that blue eyeliner – can you imagine that with a tan?!

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The bronzer is something special too! It’s completely matte, apart from that teeny apricot diamond at the top. I can’t wait to get my hands on this for a believable glow.

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Urban Decay’s Electric Light Palette was something special too! Those colors are actually insane in person – they’re neon, and I think that this would really be incredible in the right hands – probably not one I would actually buy, but definitely one of my favorites!

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As well as these familiar brands, Tromborg was right in the centre of the room. It’s a Scandinavian beauty brand, and I’m pretty sure it’s exclusive to Debenhams. I think the packaging is so chic and minimalist, and the colours were divine – just look at those blushes! I can’t see the brand on the Debenhams website yet, but it shouldn’t be too soon. This is definitely a brand I want to learn more about!

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I was also super happy to see Ole Henriksen, as it’s one of those brands I stock up whenever I hit a Sephora. I’ve been using the brightening wipes (pictured) and they’re pretty great. They smell of orange sherbet, and they leave skin cleansed and toned, but not stripped or dry.

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Right in the corner was also this display of fun little cosmetic bags – so perfect for stashing all the goodies I’d obsessed over all evening!

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Apologies for the spotty posting this week – it’s been kind of stressful and busy, and I’ve not had the time to sit and think, let alone blog. Thankfully it’s now Sunday evening, and I can catch up on everything I’ve been meaning to do. First up, I thought I would show you some pictures of the gorgeous Debenhams event I went to last week. Held at the gorgeous Blytheswood Hotel in Glasgow, the evening let us see whats new for both fashion and beauty. It was so well presented – downstairs was fashion and accessories, with the bar decked out in lustworthy bags and shoes. As if the sparkly goodies weren’t beautiful enough, I was cooing over the hydrangea – they’re one of my favourite flowers, and I love big bunches like this displayed simply.

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Brights were a big deal – I love the cobalt clutch. How cute would it look with jeans and a navy sweater?

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There were racks of bikinis – a welcome reminder that summer is right around the corner!

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I loved seeing the clothes displayed on mannequins – at so many press shows you’re confronted with just racks and racks of clothes. I much prefer seeing how everything hangs. I just love the fun texture of the dress though.

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I loved the print of this top – a little Toucan Sam to brighten up a day. Since I normally dress pretty conservatively I can’t wait until this is in stores.

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I’m kind of obsessed with Peter Pan collars. I know they were everywhere a few seasons ago, but they always feel like you’re making a little more of an effort, and I’m obsessed with the dusky pink colour of the top.

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So, that’s my little round up of the fashion. Stay tuned for beauty …

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When a Jo Malone box pops through the letterbox, you know it’s going to be good! View Post

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I’ve been kind of obsessed with ribbon hair ties for a while, and one of my favourite brands has got to be Kitsch – they manage to reinvent ribbons, and they are always ridiculously cute! View Post

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So for me, the J. Crew catalogue is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to fashion and beauty. I love the bare-faced makeup with bright lips, and what I love even more is the shiny, yet slightly mussed up hair. View Post

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