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I don’t think anyone really, truly enjoys Monday mornings. Waking up from the weekend is a bit of a downer, and getting back into the swing of things at work is always tricky. Thankfully though, Paul & Joe’s Concealer Pen means that even though you might be recovering from a heavy weekend, no one needs to know!

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As always with Paul & Joe, the packaging is just perfection. The dusky pink pen looks so pretty in my makeup bag, and I just love the little flowers that are on it.

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Once you pop off the cap, you see the little brush, which makes application an absolute breeze. I use about two clicks for both of my under eyes, and sweep the concealer in a triangle under my eyes.

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The concealer itself is a pretty peachy shade which is perfect for counteracting purple and blue undertones. If you’re getting into colour correcting, this is a super easy (and effective) way to start. It completely disappears into skin, taking any sort of darkness or eye bags with it. The Concealer Pen is basically 8 hours of sleep in a rather convenient little tube! It sits well too! I don’t get any sort of creasing or fading all day.

Paul & Joe Concealer Pen is priced at £18 and is available here.

Dior Fine Fleur

So I think that it would be fair to say that I’ve been on a bit of a lipgloss binge recently. I can’t seem to pop out without returning home clutching something pink and shiny. My latest acquisition comes as part of Dior’s stunning new Spring Collection and is their Rouge Brilliant in Fine Fleur.

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It’s a whole new line of lip glosses from the brand, and they promise to subtly shape lips as well as give them a dose of colour and shine. Instead of their regular doe foot applicators, this one has a well which gives just the right amount of gloss for each application. Genius, no!?

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I’m absolutely in love with the pretty pink colour – it’s a shade or two brighter than my natural lip colour, so it’s a nice way to look polished super easily! It feels incredibly balmy and moisturising on the lips. It’s not too shiny either – the gloss looks pretty and subtle, and the whole thing feels terribly grown up! I also just adore the soft, slightly floral scent!

Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipshine in Fine Fleur is priced at £26.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

 

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Ok, confession time, I admit to being something of a mascara snob. On a day to day basis I rotate between Chanel, Dior and Givenchy, and despite giving other brands a go, I’ve never really been wowed enough to mix up my favourite drawer. Until now that is!

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When the tube of Maybelline’s new The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara arrived, I took photos of it, then popped it into my to-try box like normal. I hadn’t really heard anything about it, and figured it would be a decent back-up to keep in my car or gym bag for emergencies. Then I tried. In a word, it’s amazing! Super black, a formula that glides on leaving lashes looking long, full and thick, and it lasts all day. At no point does it feel dry or crispy, and it even removes like a dream. I’m a complete convert, and literally all of my friends have heard about the wonders of this stuff! I may have bought a second tube already!

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara is priced at £7.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

 

 

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I’m sure I’m not the only person who can’t wait for summer, but the longer nights and (slightly) warmer temperatures make it feel like it’s finally on it’s way! So, in something of a celebration, I’ve been turning to Michael Kors’ new scent – Coral.

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Packaged in a slick orange bottle, Coral is described as ‘Fresh, Bold and Fabulous,’and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more. When I first tried the perfume, it just felt like summer in a bottle, and I love how the fruity and floral notes mingle.

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When first applied, you get a huge hit of citrus-y freshness. There are notes of Grapefruit, Mandarin, and Lemon which are complemented by a subtle touch of Pink Peppercorn. The heart notes of Jasmine, Tuberose and Orange Blossom give the perfume a really beautiful sense of grown-up luxury, whilst keeping it feeling soapy fresh. Then, as the day continues, the base notes of Cedar and Sandalwood, with a touch of Musk give the scent a feeling of richness and warmth. Coral is just the perfect summer scent!

Michael Kors Coral is priced at £39.00 for 30ml and is available here

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As someone with skin that errs to the dry and sensitive side, when I caught sight of Clinique’s new-ish Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm, I knew I had to give it a try! Promising to melt into skin, giving radiance and a serious dose of hydration, it’s exactly what my parched skin was after!

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The first thing to note about the product is that it’s really rather small. The jar is comparable in size to a lip balm, and holds a rather paltry 15ml of balm. At first, the formula is quite hard, although the heat of fingertips soon melts it into a pliable balm which is easily applied to skin.

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I tend to apply a generous layer to my driest areas – around my nose, mouth and chin, then a little around my eyes and on my lips. It’s perfect as an overnight treatment, and my skin absolutely drinks it up! I have to say, I just wish it was a bigger jar – I’ve already run out!

Clinique Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm is priced at £26.00 and is available here

 

 

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