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mad and i went to the new mecca maxima store in joondalup the other day. and we picked up a few (heaps) of products and wanted to share them with you all. sometimes with products you have to use them for a while to really know if you like them or not, but we have seemed to have almost immediate affection for every product! so here they are…

 

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NARS – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil “Red Square”
the ultimate summer colour. an orangey-red that’s more like an orange. i think that there is something tres chic about a bright orange lip. a hint of highlighter on the eyes, tons of mascara and a strong bold lip, i think is the coolest makeup around. pretty much any skin-tone can wear this colour, but it does look exceptionally good on tanned and dark skin! and if you have green eyes, ah-mazing!

SOAP & GLORY – Butter Yourself
i have always suffered from a bit of keratosis pilaris (also known as chicken skin) on my arms, and it has always bothered me! however, the one way that i know to keep it under control is to use a good AHA/BHA exfoliating pad and hydrate! the most awesome thing about this moisturiser is that it has Fruit Acids in it, so it doesn’t clog your skin but helps to lightly exfoliate it while hydrating. it also smells good and not overly sweet which i hate!

EYEKO – Liquid Liner
approved by alexa chung herself, this is an awesome liner if you tend to struggle with the whole felt tip pen thing. it’s a bit sturdier than other liquid liners of the same style. that makes it a little easier for the amateur (or slightly advanced) liquid liner-er to apply!

CLINIQUE – Quickliner for lips “Sky Violet”
i have become a major sucker for deep pinky, nude colours (thanks kylie jenner) and this is such a great colour for that defined lip that’s not in your face! i don’t think i could ever wear a true true nude colour, so i opt for more of a dusty pink. the liner is wind up so no sharpening required, and lasts really well. like really well i must say!

 

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MECCA COSMETICA – To Save Body SPF 50+
this is one of the most awesome body sunscreens i have ever used. the scent is really fresh and doesn’t smell like sunscreen at all (more like summer coconuts and cocktails!) it’s broad spectrum and doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky, which is one of the worst traits of sunscreen! awesome.

 

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EVE LOM – TLC Radiance Cream
for anyone with a dry – normal skin, this is amazing. antioxidant rich which vitamin A and C, it helps to brighten the skin and ultimately plump and soften. radiant is the right word to describe your skin after using this moisturiser. it sits really nicely under makeup (maybe a little too emollient for those who like matte skin) but leaves your skin soft and supple! but like anything skin related, what works for one doesn’t work for all.

JOSIE MARAN – Agran Illuminator
i love illuminators. and i love a liquid illuminator. the best thing about it is how versatile it is. you can mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow. or just add it on to your cheekbones and cupids bow (or any area you want to highlight) before or after foundation. i like to tap it on with my fingers. you can also use it in summer when you want you skin to look nice and healthy and you haven’t got any other makeup on. to the beach i wear sunscreen, a bit of concealer and lots of highlighter to look glowy and healthy!

PHILOSOPHY – Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel
this is delicious smelling! it’s nice when your body wash isn’t so heavily scented or sweet that it clashes with your perfume, but you also want to smell good when you get out of the shower. so this is awes. it also just does a generally good job of washing your skin and leaving it feeling soft, not stripped!

 

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KARORA – Express Bronzing Mousse
i am pretty obsessed with fake tan. since i have started i haven’t really  been able to stop. maddy (and my other two sisters) have been blessing with olive skin that can soak up the sun, but i however, i am just white and freckly. so fake tan is my friend, well, except when it’s not my friend. karora is owned by two irish girls, so you know it must be good. one of my pet peeves is having to sleep in my fake tan! my sheets get all orange and i feel horrible. with karora you can leave it on for 1 – 3 hours depending on how dark you want it. so i can put it on, do all my other bed time things and read a book or watch a TV show and then wash it off an hour later  before i go to sleep. i am literally SO HAPPY that my sheets can now stay white! hallelujah! and, it’s also a lovely colour and easy to apply. i’m obsessed!

 

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GHD – Creative Curl Wand
i have always wanted a curling wand, and this one took my fancy because you can get really nice beachy curls with it. i feel like i can get perfectly round curls with my classic GHD straightener, so i wanted to get a bit of a different look. i haven’t used it enough to know if i really love it. but it does heat up quickly and curl the hair really fast. and it makes a little magical sound when you turn it on which is cute.

GHD – V Gold Classic Styler
maddy got herself a brand new classic straightener. it’s super slick and beautiful and as always, does an amazing job of straightening the hair. can’t really go wrong with a classic GHD. and i always like the safety features on the newer GHD’s. such a good idea to have it turn off after a certain time unused!

 

if any of you have tried any of these products for yourself, please let me know what you think of them. also check out the new maxima store in joondalup. it’s totally worth a visit!

dan xx