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‘Beauty Bae’s struck gold again, this time it’s by winning the Blog-aholic Award, courtesy of our beautiful blogging buddy Beauty and the Ballroom!

If you’re into dance and beauty related posts, you’ll be getting that and so much more with ‘Beauty and the Ballroom’, please go follow her and have a read of her content!

I’ve been informed that the creator of this very award is ‘The Recipe Hunter‘. So, why not give them a follow and/or a read of their delicious and edible content too?

8 Simple Rules (the TV show of my childhood):

1) Embed the above image of the award logo/image onto your post  ✅

2) Discuss them rules that should not be broken (when spreading this award along) ✅

3) Give the blogger who nominated you a s/o and some big, big, love along with an ample amount of merci’s. Don’t forget to link to their page too… ✅

4) Give a s/o to the creator of the award, providing a link to their blog. ✅

5) Publish a post to showcase your award in all its glory (I would hope it’s published or else, how the ruddy heck are you reading it?) ✅

6) Highlight and make links to your best post(s) ✅

7) Include THREE interesting or slightly obscure facts about yourself ✅

8) Nominate 5-10 bloggers of your choice, and let them know of your nomination. ✅

Best Posts to come out of ‘Beauty Bae’?

Rodial (my very first and ‘Most Popular/Viewed’ post)

My Weight-Loss Journey (probably my  ‘Most Liked’ post)

His & Hers  (my first and best Men’s product review)

Passengers (I really enjoyed watching and reviewing this film)

No7 Advert / Love Mrs. Claus / Women’s March (I couldn’t choose between them. I loved writing and sharing all equally)

Happy (typing up this post helped me make sense of a lot of things and helped me come to some decisions)

Sweet Potato Brownies (😋 #SNM)

THREE interesting facts about me?

UNO: I drove* my mum’s car into a garage at the age of three. No, really. 🙈

*crashed

DEUX: I can’t swim in the deep end to save my life but can allegedly “swim like a mermaid” underwater in the shallow end to save others’. How? Ask my mum for more details.

TRE: I’m going to be 26 this year. Flip it and that’d make me 62. FCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK!

Five bloggers?

1) myyalia

2) Be Kind Beauty

3) Anna Bankster Beauty

4) Queen of Girl Geeks

5) Madison Loveday

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Lads, if you read the word “Lingerie” and thought “KERCHING!” close this tab to save yourself any form of disappointment.

I’m still bereft at the news that Guerlain discontinued what (I thought) was their best foundation, ever. There won’t be another like it, ever.

No, ladies, my albeit three marbles (last time I checked) are still intact, and still not lost. I may be discussing a discontinued product, but I’m doing so in a hope that they’ll read this and resurrect it.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Compact. Guerlain fulfils every woman`s dream by creating an all-in-one moisturising cream foundation and concealer that seems to fuse with the skin so perfectly it cannot be seen or felt. The two complementary shades blend seamlessly, creating a second skin effect, tailored to match the natural perfection of each individual complexion. SPF 20 PA+++.Technological breakthrough: Bio-Fusion micro-mesh. Stretchy fibres to smooth and shape the contours of the face have been combined with silk and linen fibres that create an imperceptible veil of perfection for an ultimate second-skin effect. Hyaluronic acid, a powerfully hydrating molecule known for its ability to continuously capture and maintain water in the skin surface is encapsulated in the micro-mesh, and works to immediately restore youthful freshness to the complexion.

It’s a cream-compact foundation that features a foundation and highlighter/concealer combined. It also has a mirror and a really good sponge to apply it, but let’s face it, you’re not going to be wearing the sponge and the mirror on your face, are you?

The packaging is a black flat plastic flip-case, and comes in a smooth, velvety fabric cover. Le freak, c’est chic, FREAK OUT! #Chic

Guerlain’s Lingerie De Peau, smelled very subtly fragrant. I loved the smell of it.

The application? First skin. Not even second. It really improved the look of the top layer of the skin, smoothing away any fine lines, covering pores seamlessly, and creating a protective but healing layer on top of blemishes. Honestly, it hid them well, and when I washed it off, it was like they’d started to heal.

As you can see, it’s also got SPF 20 in it, so you’ll definitely be getting added sun/UV ray protection!

I rediscovered mine last year, after a couple of years of losing it, thinking I’d forgotten it at Uni or something, and I used it. No, it’s not advised to wear products after the date shown on the back of the packaging, but I did because I loved it and still do.

To my surprise, I’ve found that a few independent online stores sell it! I’m unaware if they’re still in date, but – I definitely will be repurchasing from there IF Guerlain doesn’t bring it back!

If you’ve tried this, and loved it, I’d appreciate it if you could comment below. I’ll tweet the link to this post to Guerlain (as a petition) and see if they can bring it back… Honestly, it’s the best foundation I have ever tried in my time of existence, no exaggeration.

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Dior‘s products used to be my absolute everything, and they still are… If I ever met Christian Dior himself, I reckon I’d just give him all my money in return for all of his make-up (after I’ve paid off a mortgage, bought my future pets and paid off all vet bills, bought a car and covered its MOT and insurance, financed all of my future children’s schooling, feeding, and living, not forgetting putting some money away for a rainy day and/or retirement – #GOALSBeforeDoles), that is…

Today, I’m focussing on Dior’s Addict range, and the Lip Maximizer in particular. This Lip Maximizer aims to make our lips look plumper and more pouty.

The first instant-volume gloss from Dior Backstage.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer moisturizes lips and gives an incredible instant-volume effect for a glossy smile and full, plump lips, as if transformed. Its mint-vanilla scent provides an even more addictive fresh sensation.

It looks lovely, standing tall in its chrome-silver box with red and white writing. Upon unboxing, the formula is visible inside its see-through plastic-glass packaging and it is of a rose-pink shade.

The formula is one that was developed by experts and enriched with collagen. According to Dior’s website it:

contains a blend of hyaluronic and marine-based fillers that instantly leave lips smooth, moisturized and plump-looking day after day.

As far as I know, there are two shades to choose from. One’s a light pale pink and the other is a pink with a sparkly sheen (like glitter).

Results? Moisturising, pretty long lasting considering that it’s a lip gloss. Look, it’s slightly sticky, I’m not going to lie, but that’s to be expected from a product of its kind. The bottom line is- it does what it supposed to… I mean, I did notice a slight difference, but nowhere near as much as Soap & Glory’s Pillow Plump XXL. Sorry!

In my opinion, the best thing about this product is that I felt it to be a treatment. Although it had been wiped away, washed or dried off, my lips still looked a little bit rosier, fuller and smoother. One thing I can and will say though, the Dior Addict lipsticks? 😍 Absolute SEXINESS!

If you’d like one for yourself, check out your nearest department stores or Dior’s website for more information on where to buy it.

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I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about nail varnish, have I? Whoops! Okay, there’s a first time for everything…

To be honest, I cannot paint both hands… I am one handed when it comes to painting. Literally. It’s so embarrassing how on the one hand (excuse the pun) I look like I’ve had them done at the salon, and when you switch your attention to the other, it’s all: “yeah, my dog painted them for me! Aren’t they TALENTED?!” This is exactly why I haven’t blogged about nail-polishes… I can’t paint both hands. 😭

However, I do have time on the weekend to pop down to my favourite nail salon and have BioSculpt done! They’re the experts – it’s their jobs, okay? 😂

One nail product that I could pass off as my own applying is that of Models Own… Their clear HyperGel Top Coat. Oh, Lord! When I don’t have time to go to the salon (like now – due to my knee injury), I have been wearing this and it’s strengthened my nails like you wouldn’t believe (except, you better, because I’m telling you!).

This top coat transforms your entire polish collection! Applied over any nail polish, this thick gel-like formula delivers a plumped up, glossy, smooth finish. With just one coat and no UV, you’ll be left with an immaculate salon-worthy manicure that lasts.

I usually apply around 3 coats, waiting for one to dry before I apply the next, and then when they’ve dried entirely, I can’t even bend my nails, they’re that strong! What’s more, this gel coat still keeps your nails strong even after the polish is removed. Sadly, that’s something not many nail-polish brands get right.

The gel itself is THICK and leaves your nails stronger and shiny looking. If, like me, you struggle to paint both your hands too, it’s easy to peel off the smudged or spilled polish from the outer sides of the nail.

I’ve got to admit that I own a lot of their nail polishes, because of the deals that they offer… None have disappointed me. The formula is amazing! The finish of all are matte and smooth, which makes nails look even and as though they’ve been done in the salon! (when I ask others to do them for me that is)… 😜

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Ladies,

*(the picture I’ve chosen is somewhat misleading but let’s roll with it)*

I’m thinking of beginning a subscription with GLOSSYBOX

Apparently, for a £10 per month subscription, you’ll receive five premium products sent to you to try for yourself. The best part is that it’s customised for you.

I think it’s a good investment, especially for beauty bloggers or beauty product fanatics.

The only annoying thing is that I hadn’t found out about it a year or so ago! I’d have subscribed with GLOSSYBOX a long time ago if I had known.

I love my music, but I’d easily sit through the adverts on Spotify, if it meant getting five new products to blog about a month… They literally cost around the same price!

I’ve heard that although they give out sample sized products often, they also from-time-to-time send out full-sized ones! Imagine that!

I wish they done one for the lads, tbh… (or do they?)…