Is it worth it? Luxury versus high street lipsticks

I love lipstick, in any brand, any formula and more or less any colour (me and orange, we are yet to find common ground).  And I'm a sucker for packaging, so I'm often drawn like a moth to a flame when I see a shiny, luxury lipstick.  Can you imagine though, the...
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Spring outfit idea for my imaginary wealthy life

've been staring out my window at the howling wind and rain that is apparently named Doris, and I'm feeling a bit of a longing for Spring.  So I thought I'd put together a spring outfit that I'd like to wear during slightly less, well, Doris-like...
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How to build an amazing shoe collection on a budget

statement shoe like a killer heel can really lift your look and make you look extra polished, but we don’t all have the kind of money that could buy a pair of Louboutins or Jimmy Choos every month (if only!) You don’t have to spend the equivalent...
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It’s hello from me, and it’s hello from my cats

Well, I guess it's about time I said hello.  My name is Nicola, and I'm a UK-based makeup lover.  I've spent years lurking around the outskirts of the blogging and YouTube scene, and have finally decided to set up a blog of my own.  Basically, I needed a way to...
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Lumie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches – Cupcake and Maple

A long-lasting matte liquid lip formula that doesn’t transfer, and that feels comfortable on the lips. Beautiful!

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Five fabulous budget-friendly red lipsticks for any occasion

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a light wash of colour, and other times nothing will do but a full on blast of matte, blood red deliciousness. So here’s my current rundown of five budget-friendly red lipsticks that run from ‘barely-there’ to ‘gotta-stare’.

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