H&M beauty palette…

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I’ve been a big fan of Urban Decay’s Nude beauty palettes for quite some time. The range of colours they offer in one shiny metallic box is enticing, practical and of course, beauty enhancing. Judging by their enormous success, I share the opinion of many.

But, I recently snapped up a new beauty rival. Check out this gorgeous mini-palette from H&M beauty.

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It’s the ‘Smoky Essentials’ selection – we’re talking nine, nude-esque, smokin’ and coordinated shades.

It’s part of the Swedish brand’s fabulous new beauty collection that includes a complete skincare, bodycare, hair styling and make-up range. Like its incredible clothes range, it’s inspired by seasonal trends and colours. That means we can match our make-up to all of our new fashionista purchases YO!

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I’m excited.

I have a long-term love affair with H&M. It started from a very young age when my stylish aunty used to send me fabulous birthday fashion from London town.

I then went on to work for the company in much later years, where I had some of the best fashion, care-free and fun years of my life. It also helped to spark my PR career which, I will always be thankful for. And, mustn’t forget the Scandi-love it’s brought into my life, be that via friendships or sheer style inspiration.

It goes without saying then, that it’s a brand that will always remain close to my oh-so-stylish heart.

If you need some Scandi-beauty in your life… get on it with H&M beauty.

Prices are great too. This palette is only £9.99 ….and it fits in your make-up bag!

#LOVE

Nadine XO

Any other new beauty recommendations? What do you think of this new, ambitious range from H&M?

New mascara…

I desperately needed a new mascara so last weekend, I treated myself to Dior’s Diorshow Iconic Overcurl.  And I’m pleased to say, it’s pretty damn good!

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I’ve yet to be disappointed by Dior’s make-up – it’s one of my favourite beauty brands and, its mascara’s are particularly special.

This latest one has a great brush and the curve gives you that added-oomph curl. Once you’ve used your Shu Uemura’s of course.

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If you’re like me and love a mascara that gives you the jet-black, dramatic look BUT still washes off easily / doesn’t run all over your face when you gets totes emosh…then you’ll love this!

It does what it says on the shiny box: Extreme Volume and Curl. LOVE.

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I’d highly recommend you treat yourself to one too. You know you need it!

What’s your favourite mascara? Or, can you go without?

January beauty love

January is the perfect month to refresh your beauty regime. I don’t know about you but my skin was crying out for some love after all the bad December living. So, I decided it was time for a change and thought I’d share with you my new LOVE products.

I’ve been using Liz Earle’s famous hot cloth cleanser on and off for years. My mum (who really should have been a beauty expert) introduced me to it years ago and I loved it! I really got into the ritual of its two-phase, cleanse and polish beauty-rule and my skin really seems to like it. It’s been a staple in my beauty cabinet ever since but, I tend to go through phases of using it.

I’m all over it again, however, thanks to this incredible limited edition version I received for Christmas.

Daily Cleanse (morning & evening)

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This Sweet Orange & Mint cleanser is just so flippin’ lovely. It contains sweet orange oil and crushed peppermint as well as cocoa butter, rosemary and chamomile…mmmm. The scent is WOW and it actually feels like an instant beauty hit for your face. I’ve been using it every day since the start of the NY and it’s perked my skin right up. I’d highly recommend it as a daily cleanser, especially if your skin is a little sensitive, like mine. I guess that’s if you can still get your hands on it. What’s with the limited edition?! This beauty treat needs to stay!

Beauty blast (weekly)

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I HEART Eve Lom’s cleanser so much. I haven’t used it for a couple of years so felt the time was right to get back on it. Again, it offers a thrilling beauty ceremony involving a muslin cloth, which works wonders on your skin. It’s slightly more expensive though so this year, I’m using it as a weekly beauty blaster. With its cleansing and exfoliation double-whammy, this involves a weekly mini-facial. Start by massaging the balm into your face for around two mins. Then leave it to work its magic for five more mins, before polishing off with the cloth. It’s a little bit of pamper-me time at home and, my face is showing its appreciation. Try it!

Moisturise (morning & evening)

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I’ve been using Decleor’s Harmonie Calm Cream for a few years now. It’s an amazing moisturiser but my skin was needing a change. So, I decided to give Liz Earle’s new superskin moisturiser with natural neroli a go. And I’ve not been disappointed! This moisturiser has collagen boosting ingredients such as cranberry seed, pomegranate and rosehip oils and is pitched as the perfect product for mature or very dry skin. Just what my face needs at this time of year. A little goes a long way too – definitely a new beauty favourite!

What’s your fave beauty products? Do you refresh your regime or stick with trusted brands? Any recommendations for sensitive skin?

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