chanel lipstick and charlotte tilbury blush haul

{Beauty  buys}

Since I’ve been back in the UK I’ve spent an obscene amount of ££ on beauty products. I know, I know. What’s new? Being back home means easy access to wonderfully British brands – two of which are featured in today’s post.

Read on to see my recent spurge…

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2014 beauty favourites

Really, truly, honestly. I couldn’t possibly try to write up all the beauty products that were my favourite this year, especially when it comes to skincare. SO I’ll make an effort to film a video (!) on my favourites before the quarter ends.

In the mean time click to “read more” and check out the slide show of the products I’ve loved all year round.

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burberry beauty look final

burberry beauty fall 2014

Recent events have had my pining for my homeland that is Britain. I’m missing the food, the side streets, the rude people and even the rain a little too much to handle. Naturally I’m gravitating towards anything with a British background and my recent opportunity to explore the Burberry beauty collection felt just like home.

I’ll admit I sometimes roll my eyes when I hear of luxury brands trying to tap in to beauty market at this point in time. “It’s going to be all about the packaging, I just know it,” is what I usually think about such a thing — Take Louboutin doing sixty something dollar nail polish. Please.

I digress.

Burberry’s beauty line surprised and delighted me. The quality of complexion, the unique shades and textures. So much luxury in one place without the sacrifice of quality. You’ll want to read more

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revlon matte color burst balm swatch

revlon color burst matte beauty blogger

{Pink pout}

Oh hello drugstore lippie that has the texture of silk. You may know that I’m not the biggest fan of glossy lips (though I have been fancying the Lancome Gloss in Love lately), so this pencil impressed me — big time.

revlon colour burst matte balm

I love this ‘chubby stick‘ style casing, makes it easy to throw in your purse and go and the twist features means you don’t need a sharpener. Sa-weeet.

revlon color burst matte

{Pink is pretty}

The way this lipstick felt on my lips (dare I say it) reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks.

revlon matte color burst balm swatch

I recently gave the Ultimate Suede Lipstick by Revlon a shot but was so underwhelmed. I loved the initial application but my lips quickly cracked. Womp womp. On that note, the Colorbust Matte Balm applied like butter and doesn’t dry out your pout.

I believe these retail for around $9.99 which as always point out, equates to almost 4 Chanel Lipsticks. Bargain.

My biggest problem? I need MOAR.

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