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Remember how I went to Cosmoprof North America way back in August last year? Don’t worry if you don’t, I forget things too. In fact, I kind of forgot to finish unpacking my luggage until … oh let’s just say …. Christmas! Despite having already shared my hauls from Milani, CVS, Ulta, MAC Cosmetics, and Sephora Part 1 and Part 2, there are in fact a lot more products I haven’t shown you yet. Yes, yes, I am sick and I have issues. I know.

Today I am going to show you the mega nail polish haul. To be honest, I don’t know what I was thinking collection all this nail polish because even if I painted my nails everyday for the next 100 years, I will never get through it all. On the plus side, they are all just soooooooooo pretty.

Some of the polishes you will have seen before as I pulled those out in the early days, but the majority were buried deep in a bag. Here I go ….

One of the many lacquers I picked up in this haul

Zoya

Zoya create beautiful nail polishes all individually named with female names. I have always wanted to try their polishes but had never seen them in person until I went to Cosmoprof. Continue Reading

Ok peeps, I am back and ready to rumble!….. and by rumble, I mean share drool worthy images of my US hauls. Oh, you thought they were over? Tsk tsk tsk. You should know me better by now.

I have chosen today to reveal a new series in posts for TPD, Welcome To My Beauty Cupboard. The basic idea behind these posts is that I want to share with you when I discover a new brand. Often, this will happen when I am on a crazy hauling spree, but sometimes I just stumble across a brand I have never tried before. They may be huge and well known, or they may be niche and unheard of, either way, they are new to me and I am sure new to some of you too.

Today it is Milani Cosmetics, a brand I have heard about for years, wanted to own something for just as long … and finally got to see it in person at Cosmoprof North America!

What Is Milani Cosmetics?

The Milani team is constantly inspired by fashion and color. The Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows were developed with a fashion designers eye in mind with a sleek, innovative design and superior baked formulas; Milani creates couture color at off the rack prices. Women have looked to Milani for their small slice of the impervious world of high-end fashion.

If you couldn’t tell by the official quote above (courtesy of Milani Cosmetics), Milani is all about on trend, fashionable cosmetics. The US owned, Italian made cosmetics are of amazing quality, with ridiculously low prices. Officially known as a ‘drugstore brand’ in the US, they are hugely popular among beauty fanatics around the world.

Oooo, what did I get, what did I get?!?!?

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Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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