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NEW beauty products are coming out every day.

So how the devil can we keep up with them all and figure out which ones we should be spending our money on and which ones we should avoid?

Well, it’s tricky.

Which is why I want to share with you a few beauty belters that I’ve come across over the past month which I think / (hopefully) know you are going to love.

As a blogger, I often get sent beauty products to try, this is true. However none of these that I’m mentioning now, have been sent to me.

They’re all ones that I’ve just picked up, out and about, and – here’s the best bit – have fallen a bit in love with.

Here are five super duper products I am using at the moment and absolutely loving.

Pay attention, here we go…


Five beauty products


Colgate Max White One Luminous Toothpaste

Is a toothpaste a beauty product? I erm…dunno. But one thing is for sure, healthy happy teeth are a necessity and this tube of magic stuff will make them much more beautiful.

At around £4.50 a tube, it is a few quid more than other normal toothpastes, but well worth it. I’ve been using this toothpaste for just over two weeks and my teeth are noticeably whiter, by at least one shade, if not two. And what’s more, I saw changes quickly.

This toothpaste foams up in the mouth meaning it gets into all the nucks and crannies and does exactly what it promises.

Much cheaper than ‘proper’ whitening toothpastes and kits, this stuff is brilliant and lets you get on with slurping cups of tea and glugging glasses of red wine like your life depends on it. (Or is that just me?!)


Soap & Glory, Make Yourself Youthful Super Serum

After running out of my usual serum I picked this up on a bit of a whim. I’d heard Sali Hughes, the Guardian’s beauty writer mention it before as a decent serum but to be honest wasn’t expecting much. Silly ol’ me.

The first couple of times I used it, I have to say I wasn’t blown away. However three weeks later, I’m now a major fan. This stuff really delivers. It’s helped the redness on my chin, closed up pores a treat and has minimised lines on my face and neck, already. Not bad huh?!

(One thing to note, it’s a bit like a cross between a serum and a moisturiser, which means that unless you’ve got dry skin, you probably won’t need to use a moisturiser as well as this.)


Burberry Kisses Hydrating Lip Colour, Military Red, 109

If you spotted or chatted to me on Saturday at BritMums Live ( a big blogging conference) this is the lippie my pout was wearing!

It’s a really lovely classic red (great for pale skins like mine), goes on incredibly smoothy and has pretty good staying power. The packaging is rather ‘fancy pants’ too.


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel

I’m a big fan of Elemis products ( there’s a reason they’ve got such a good reputation!) and this one is no exception.

I actually got it free with Marie Claire magazine (rush to the shops now ladies!) and have used it a couple of times to help give my tired skin some glow.

And guess what? It works.


Seventeen, Smoulder Gel Eyeliner

I bought this out of necessity expecting it to be, well a bit pants, but oh how wrong I was!

This is a super little pot of eyeliner, just as good as the more expensive Fluid Line from Mac,  but for just a fraction of the price! It goes on easily, lasts brilliantly and the intensity of the black is just spot on.

Just one thing, ditch the little brush it comes with and use with a decent angled eyeliner brush to get those perfect feline-lined eyes.


So there they are. My beautiful beauty wonders! Proof if ever you need it, that you really shouldn’t judge something by it’s packaging…

With love,





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