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Review: Modern Muse Eau De Parfum.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau De Parfum

Are you a perfume lover? Well, if you’ve serious addiction to perfumes just like me who wishes to change perfumes seasonally, then you’ve come across to the right spot as I’ll be discussing the most gorgeous perfume that is having a great breath taking moment right now. Moreover, I always love to wear chic outfits for special occasions and to make the party going even better, there is no other way rather than introducing a mind blowing perfume to complete your ensemble to 100% perfection and one such great find recently was the stupendously popular, Modern Muse Eau De Parfum. And also, you could able to check my other amazing post, Estee Lauder Intuition Eau De Parfum right in here.

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To be honest, if you are looking for a perfume that could bring in shower of compliments from your friend and family, then don’t forget to get hold of this fragrance as the marvellous aroma is filled with a combination of luscious floral and woody scents together. So, let me list down some of its aromatic notes right here:

Floral Notes: You could get a splash of floral notes from these amazing blooms like: honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac, fresh lily and patchouli.

Woody Notes: I always love perfumes that has woody scent and these concoction of amber wood and soft musk fulfils all the desires that I have for a scent to be.

The sweetness of Madagascar vanilla and the citrusy scent of exotic mandarin are the perfect highlights to this perfume as it finishes of the scented notes with a refreshing factor.

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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Eau De Parfum

Packaging is simply perfect as the translucent liquid content of the bottle comes within a sturdy glass container that has a spraying cap to the top and it holds a lid that is designed with navy blue and gold casing. All-in-all, it is one beauty staple that you should definitely have it in your beauty wardrobe for sure.

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This fragrance is quintessential for any strong, confident and modern women wherein the aroma is completely stylish yet original.

Have you ever used this perfume before? If so, let me know about your personal thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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Here comes a little recap of my previous post where I was discussing about a brilliant skincare line from the awesome brand, The Organic Pharmacy and I was chatting about three amazing products from their range like the double rose rejuvenating face cream, marigold & comfrey hand cream and the gorgeous anti-oxidant lip balm.

 

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The Organic Pharmacy Skincare.

The Organic Pharmacy Face Cream Double Rose Rejuvenating, hand cream marigold and comfrey, antioxidant lip balm

I love skincare products and I always hunt for the best ones that are available in the market and when it comes to skincare ritual, I incline more towards natural skincare regime and so, looking for the best brands and amazing products are always in my inbuilt instinct and that’s how, this time, I’ve discovered yet another awesome brand, The Organic Pharmacy. Well, if you are a serious lover of beauty products using organic ingredients as main components, then give it a hit and their products are certainly worth a million try. Plus, they have wide range of selection from skincare to makeup and so, you have plenty of options to choose from. Also, remember to check onto my earlier version of skincare edition from Arbonne that is right in here.

The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream:

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This best selling face cream comes as a white-hued light-weight formula and the essence of rose hits your nose instantly as you try to apply it on your face and the aromatic scent is not at all over powering and it has the perfect balance of rose scent to fulfil your face and the key ingredients that comes along with this formula are: aloe vera, shea butter, rose hip, bilberry and marigold. All-in-all, this nourishing cream leaves your skin hydrated and radiantly glowing skin.

The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand Cream: 

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The 3-in-1 feature of this hand cream promises you to heal, repair and soothe your skin and also, the light weight formula gets absorbed instantly while you apply it onto your skin and it provides the quintessential moisture for a silky soft finish to your hands. Also, apply  it onto your nails too as it has an incredible content of Vitamin E. Plus, the other key ingredients to follow are: Jojoba, aloe vera, shea butter, propolis and comfrey. Hence, bye bye to dry, chapped hands and nails. Not to forget about the splendid floral scent which could literally takes you straight to the Spring garden bloom.

The Organic Pharmacy Anti-Oxidant Lip Balm:

The organic pharmacy antioxidant lip balm

Are you suffering from dry lips? Then, help is on the way as this amazing anti-oxidant lip balm clears all the lip related worries that you have and with just few applications, you will be well assured to have soft and supple lips. This nourishing lip balm that is infused with rich ingredients like Shea butter, pomegranate, rose hip and Vitamin E helps to protect and restore your lips and this dual effective formula serves either on its own or as a top coat to your lip shade. For me, this citrus scented lip balm that has an amazing content of anti-oxidants is an absolute winner.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? If so, share your personal thoughts along with me and as always, I would love to read them.

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If you are working as a busy bee, then here is a short recap of my latest post and it’s all about the collective beauty haul and so, don’t forget to have a sneak peek of it.

 

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Collective Drugstore Beauty Haul.

Maybelline NewYork The Blushed Nudes Palette, Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick Retro Red and Max Factor Lipfinity Ever Sumptuous

Two weeks before, I’ve been onto family holiday and to be honest, I should say that I really had one of the best time ever and as a beauty lover, you always know that just soaking up in the sun is not much enough and so, I took this as an opportunity to head over to the shops during my evening strolls and with all mighty, here comes yet another collective beauty haul and you could also have a sneak peek onto my previous The Body Shop Beauty Haul right in here. This time, I’ve concentrated on just drugstore products alone and I can assure you that these goodies are some of the best finds that I’ve always wanted for and so, let me get straight into it right away and hence, stay tuned girls!

Maybelline NewYork The Blushed Nudes Palette:

Maybelline NewYork The Blushed Nudes Palette

The first store I’ve popped into was Boots and and I know if you are a beauty addict like me then, you can’t skip this store as there are always massive bargains to grab on and collecting points for your purchase is yet another bonus too. Score! Now, let’s move onto the actual product itself.

This backstage runways inspired palette has the quintessential combination of 12 summer complimentary shades where their tones range from light to dark and their finish varies from matte to shimmer. Not to forget about their great packaging and also, it is so handy to use and their hue combo is exceptionally good and hence, you could always mix and match with their shades.

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick – Retro Red (53):

Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Retro Red

Next store that I’ve stepped into was Superdrug and if you are a regular reader of my blog, you might have heard many times that I’ve repeatedly praised their sings on many occasions. Besides, you might have also heard that recently on 6th of July, Rimmel London has launched their exclusive anniversary collection in order to celebrate 15 years of partnership with Kate Moss and this range includes nine irresistible products that includes 6 sumptuous lipsticks and 3 gel finish nail polishes.

My first pick on this unrivalled partnership collection is the deep plum red, Retro Red. This stunning looking red lip shade is ideal to wear for any kind of evening glam up look and it works exemplarily well along with a gorgeous smokey eye look. Moreover, their rose gold packaging and Kate’s signature look is as good as icing on the cake.

Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick – Ever Sumptuous (25):

Max Factor Lipfinity Ever Sumptuous

Yes, it is yet another lip product, Max Factor Lipfinity Long Lasting Lipstick in the shade Ever Sumptuous. First of all, I really love the amazing peachy coral shade which is perfect to wear during this time of the year and the exceptional elements of nourishing oils and lip  conditioning factor, you can’t go wrong with it. It promises you to give a 8 hours long lasting factor and meanwhile, replenishes your lips as well.

Have you ever used any of these products before? If so, let me know your personal thoughts and as always I would love to read them.

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If you’ve been busy these days, then here is a small recap on my latest post where I was reviewing about the most gorgeous, summer favourite’s beauty staple, TBS Fresh Sorbet Blush and click onto the link to read its complete review.

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Review: The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush (Cuban Watermelon).

TBS fresh sorbet blush - cuban watermelon

If you’ve seen my latest The Body Shop Haul, then you would have noticed my purchase on the stunning looking fresh sorbet blush. Ultimately, blush is the most important makeup element that is always helpful to bring in some oomph of hue onto your face instantly and with so much popularity of contouring, strobing and the current trend of draping, there is no wonder that blush holds a major part in achieving the makeup tutorial flawlessly beautiful. Also, the other most influential factor is the season that makes the trend to go for a longer mileage and as we are currently residing in summer, there always exists some scope for blush here and there. So, with that as an inspiration, let me chat about the user-friendly product that is none other than, The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush in the shade Cuban Watermelon.

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To be honest, I’ve literally got hooked up with this product on the first sight itself and when I tried to open up the blush for a test drive, then, in came the gorgeous scent of cuban watermelon that took me straight away to the tropical paradise and yes, honestly, if I could send the smell through internet, then you would also agree the same and the best part is, the aroma lingers around until it stays on your face. Viola!

The other great element is the stunning looking aerated light weight formula wherein the texture is soft as a feather and the shimmering combo finishes off the makeup tutorial faultlessly well.

While talking about the long lasting factor, yes it just needs a small blob each time and hence, a little goes long way and so, the product content of 10ml is more than enough to stay in your beauty wardrobe for a while.

Now, let’s talk about its hue. It comes as a fresh mixed sorbet of coral and pink and it looks  absolutely stunning while you wear it on your face which is just a quintessential beauty compliment for this summer.

Besides, if you seriously suffer from dry skin conditions on your cheek, then this is the right choice for you as this blush withholds moisture intact up to 12 hours which is more than enough for your skin to survive the whole working day.

All-in-all, it gives you a refreshing, healthy glow that you always look for during warm, summer months. Moreover, to suit everyone needs, the colour choice is available in other three shades like Lychee Blossom, Tuscan Grape, Florida Sunstar.

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TBS fresh sorbet blush - cuban watermelon

TBS fresh sorbet blush comes in a 10ml glass container pot with a screwable black hued plastic lid to the top and the descriptive name details comes to the top and the expiry details comes to the bottom of the container. More importantly, the product remains as fresh as ever since it is stored in a sturdy glass container. Score!

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TBS fresh sorbet blush - cuban watermelon

  1. Start the procedure with an evened out foundation base.
  2. Note: Don’t worry about the dark pigmented look of the blush as you just need the tiniest amount each time and it gives you the most subtle blush that you always look for.
  3. Take the tiny blob of the blush and apply it on your cheeks.
  4. Now, the blush will sit perfectly onto your cheeks and in case, if you want to build more, then you could always go for it.
  5. Now, your healthy, glow-y cheeks are ready to show off with a perfect hint of shimmer.

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  • Light weight whipped cream like formula
  • Perfect subtle finish with an added element of shimmer
  • Healthy glow-y cheeks
  • 4 shades available that suits all skin tones
  • 12 hours moisture intact and so, ideal smooth cheeks for sure
  • Blends really well on top of the foundation
  • Leaves with a refreshing tint
  • 10ml costs just £12

Have you ever used this product before? If so, let me know about your personal thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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Have you been busy these days? Then you could always catch up here to see my latest posts. Check here for a complete review on my drugstore friendly favourite product, Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner and also, remember to see the full detailed review about my latest lip product addition, Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream.

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The Body Shop Haul.

TBS pinita colada fresh body sorbet, TBS pint colada shower gel, TBS fresh sorbet blush

I love beauty hauls and if it is from The Body Shop, then it is always a double surprise for me as I love their makeup, skincare, haircare and fragrance range. Besides, as we are already residing in summer months, it is always a wise decision to opt for tropical choice and just as a coincidence, TBS has recently introduced their exclusive tropical range which is named as PINITA COLADA. Doesn’t it sound amazing? With gorgeous Carribean scents and fruity extracts of pineapple and coconut, TBS has literally nailed with their latest range and these products look like cocktail in a bottle. Now, let’s see in detail.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel:

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Having said that it is one of the most raved about product range among the blogging community lately, I’ve been waiting so long to try these stunning goodies and to be honest, my waiting has absolutely paid off for sure; plus, the first product that I always want to try from their new range is the TBS Pinita Colada Shower Gel. For example, if you want to soak up this summer with tropical paradise, then this is the gateway to attain true pleasure as the rich soap-free formula lathers immensely to give you a quintessential freshened up body and it completes perfectly with a tropical scented finish.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada Fresh Body Sorbet:

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The perfect way to finish off any bathing or shower routine is by slathering around your body with an easy-to-sink in moisturiser and one such great find recently is TBS Pinita Colada Fresh Body Sorbet as this product comes along with a light-weight textured formula that gives you a guaranteed fast absorbing feature which in turn leaves your body to get absorbed instantly. Moreover, it promises you to give a 24 hour moisturisation which sounds pretty impressive too.

The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush – Cuban Watermelon:

TBS fresh sorbet blush

For a very long time, I’ve always trusted my powdered blush to bring some hue onto my face but this fresh sorbet blush has totally changed my opinion as the refreshing sorbet textured, creamy formula that is scented with the stunning fragrance of cuban watermelon gives you the healthy glossy finish that you’ve always wanted for during warm, summer months. Also, the promising factor of 12 hour moisturisation gives you the perfect velvet soft cheek finish. Moreover, it also comes with other shades like Lychee blossom, Florida sunstar and Tuscan grape and hence, there is a wide colour range to choose from which could able to suit everyone’s needs.

Have you ever tried any of these products before? If so, let me know about your personal thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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Have you checked out my recent post? If not, then you could always check here to see the complete review on the much raved about product, Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner where I will be discussing about my first impressions on the product, their packaging details, procedure onto how to use it and lastly, my final verdict on it and hence, always remember to have a sneak peek of it.

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Review : Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner.

Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner

Having got lots of appreciation from Instagram and blog, I’ve decided myself to do a complete review about this product. To be honest, this is not the first time I’m using Collection Cosmetics and even before, I’ve experienced the mighty galore of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which is one of the best among its rival peers. So, are you a makeup lover? If you are just like me and particularly love to do dramatic eye makeup look, then this is an absolute must-have. Also, we all know that you can’t skip a good quality eyeliner if you are seriously looking for some eye drooling moments and that’s why, this time, I’ve opted for  Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner which has directly entered as my holy grail product instantly. Now, I’m 100% sure that there won’t be any other liquid eyeliner that could able to replace this iconic staple in the near future.

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If you are looking for feline flick or winged cat eye, then you need this product in your life. Besides, this product weighs 3.8g which is quintessential to give a long mileage and the soft nib applicator is ideal to give precise defined lines. Well, moving along to its formula, it gives you a pitch black pigmentation and the smudge proof consistency of the formula is perfect to define preferred lines. All-in-all, this long lasting eyeliner is one of the best kept gem among the drugstore finds.

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Collection fast stroke liquid eyeliner

When talking about its packaging, it is quite simple and the black hued container contains the soft nib applicator wand to the top and the actual content to the bottom. The best highlight that I want to specify here is that the long necked applicator wand where it provides a quintessential grip to hold while drawing streaks of lines flawlessly. Lastly, the airtight closure ensues you for a complete leak free protection.

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  1. Start the procedure by sketching the defined line from inner corner of the eye towards the middle in just one single stroke.
  2. Extend the line towards outer corner of the eye.
  3. Make a precise feline flick by curving the line slightly upwards.
  4. Now, your dramatic eyeliner look is ready to show off.

Check here for the completed Summer day eye makeup look using this eyeliner.

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Besides, there are some serious debates when it comes to using liquid eyeliners as like how to use it and, one needs to be more skilled to use it. But, this product has broken all the ice and brings in the real confidence of how to use liquid eyeliner with simplicity.

  • Fine felt tip
  • Soft nib applicator wand
  • Super pigmented formula
  • Carbon black finish
  • Perfect texture to work with
  • Unbeatable price at just £2.99
  • Award-winning product
  • Precise defined lines
  • Available in three shades – black, brown and blue
  • Easy to use applicator

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If you haven’t checked before, then look here for some serious inspiration for Best Beauty Buys Under £5 where I will be chatting along the top 10 best buys and in further, you could also check my detailed product review on Review & Swatches: Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream.

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Top 10 Best Beauty Buys Under £5.

The body shop, maybelline NewYork 24hr color tattoo, ted baker london lip balm, natural collection, collection cosmetics, sleek makeup matte me lip cream, fast stroke eyeliner, rimmel london double becker nail polish, lasting perfection concealer, barry m cosmetics lip liner, cotton buds

There was a time when beauty lovers tend to buy beauty products that carries a hefty price tag but not anymore as the budget friendly drugstore brands have amped up their game in par with high end brands and so, why to spend so much, isn’t it? Hence, always do some research before heading onto beauty shopping and realistically, which could ideally make your pockets stay full and at the same time, making your desire to come true as well. So, with that as an inspiration, herewith, I’ve chosen some cherry-picked best buys that makes you to save a fortune without compensating quality.

Ted Baker London Lip Balm (£5):

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Well, if you are looking for a lip balm that is designed as a bejewelled feature, gorgeously smells as cocoa scented and moisturises well as a melted butter, then I think this one ticks all the boxes that you are looking for in a lip balm. Score!

Sleek makeup Matte Me Lip cream (£4.99):

Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream

Another great find recently is Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream and this is one of the best matte lipsticks that you can get under £5 and the quality and long lasting power is incredible and so, it is a definite thumps up from my side.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19):

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This Collection concealer is an award winning product that comes under £5 bracket and the amazing water-resistant, creamy formula gives you a quintessential coverage for any blemishes, dark circles or under eye bags and the easy to use applicator is perfect to give you a flawless, evened out, photo finish makeup look.

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99):

collection fast stroke eyeliner

Another great buy from Collection Cosmetics is Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner and this award winning product is perfect to define fine lines in just a matter of seconds and the soft nip applicator is ideal to define thin lines as per required and the carbon black finished lines are quite commendable as well. Check here for a completed eye makeup look using this eyeliner.

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Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks (£1.99):

Natural collection blush

There are lots of makeup range available from this brand and one of my favourites among all is blushed cheeks and this fragrance free blusher is perfect to bring some hue onto your face exponentially well and with just under £2, you can’t go wrong with it.

The Body Shop – Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm (£2):

I love TBS lip balms as they conditions and moisturises your lips exemplarily well and meantime, bringing in some tint and added fruity flavour to your lips. So, if you are looking for shine as a lip gloss and scented as fruit, then this is a perfect pick.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Creme Gel Eyeshadow (£4.99):

Maybelline NewYork Color Tattoo 24 Hr

I’m a great fan of Maybelline NewYork Creme Gel Eyeshadow and the creamy, gel like consistency of the formula is perfect to give you a silky smooth finish onto your eyes and the 24Hr long lasting formula works incredibly good on your eyes and the shimmery metallic finish is like icing on the cake.

Barry M Lip Liner (£2.99):

I really love the creamy texture of the formula and this lip liner defines your pout multi-times better and the soft texture of the formula is so easy to blend with.

Rimmel London 60 Second Double Decker Red Nail Polish (£2.99):

This is one miracle nail lacquer as it comes with 60 seconds quick dry formula and the running consistency is perfect to give you a glossy, shine finish. Besides, the brush applicator is perfect to give you a fine streaked lines that you are always looking for.

The Body Shop – Organic Cotton Cosmetic Buds (£2.50):

We all know the versatility of using cotton buds in any makeup tutorials or nail polish clear ups and these TBS dual-purpose cosmetic cotton buds are made out of organic cotton and are designed in such a way that on one side, it has flat rounded shape end which is ideal to apply any makeup or cream and on the other side, it has pointed end which is perfect to correct any eye makeup related mistakes.

Have you ever used any of these products before? If so, let me know about your thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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