Mermaid Inspired Nails

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Hi Guys! Today’s post is a Mermaid Inspired nail look I created this week just using  2 different nail varnishes. I got the inspiration for this nail look from a makeup bag I bought from H&M recently, so if you’re interested in seeing how I created this look, carry on reading!

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Kiko Nail Lacquer in the Shade 48

The first thing I did was paint all my nails with two coats of Kiko’s Nail Lacquer in the shade: 48. This is a very bright pastel lilac shade and is completely opaque in just two thin coats. I absolutely love Kiko’s nail varnishes, they are amazing quality for the price and they do hundreds of different shades, so definitely check them out if you have a store near you!

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Cuccio Colour in Illumination

I then topped the lilac nail varnish with one coat of this absolutely stunning top coat from Cuccio in the shade Illumination. This is a gorgeous pearlescent  top coat with holographic blue glitter pieces from their ‘Best Night Ever’ collection. This varnish reminds me of mermaid/fish scales and is just so unique and unlike any other polish I’ve ever tried. Check it out at Nails Direct here. I featured this polish in my recent Christmas/NYE Nail Haul along with some other glittery topcoats perfect for special occasions, so check that out!  I of course set my nails in place, and added more shine, using my Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat.

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The Finished Look!

And this was the finished look! I absolutely love how this nail look turned out and it matches the makeup bag perfectly. I think the purple base really complements the blue/pearl effect top coat and helps create the very mermaid-esque/fish scale look.

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My Inspiration: Makeup Bag from H&M

And this is the finished ‘Mermaid’ nails with the H&M makeup bag which first inspired me to create them. I am loving all things iridescent at the moment and  I think these nails match the bag perfectly!

And that’s the finished Mermaid Inspired nail look. Let me know what you think in the comments below and I will see you in my next post!

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Mini Barry M Haul: Ft. New Spring Gelly Shades

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Hi Guys! I recently went to Boots on the hunt for the new Barry M Spring/Summer Gelly shades but I only managed to find 3 out of the 4, but as it was 2 for £6 I picked up a fourth Barry M polish from their Speedy range so I thought it would be a good idea to show you which 4 polishes I bought and also a look at 3 of the new Gelly shades. So if you’re interested in seeing my Mini Barry M Haul, carry on reading!

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Barry M Gelly in Butterscotch Sundae

The first Barry M Gelly polish from their new Spring/Summer range I picked up was the shade Butterscotch Sundae, which as the name suggests is a gorgeous beige toned nude. I absolutely love this shade and I think it will look gorgeous with a tan or on warmer skin tones. It is quite similar to their shade ‘Lychee’ but it is more brown toned than grey.

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Barry M Gelly in Acai Smoothie

The next new shade from Barry M’s Spring/Summer ’16 range is this gorgeous dusky  pink in the shade Acai Smoothie. This type of colour is one I would usually go for as I love muted pink shades so I am very excited to try this out! This shade is quite similar to Sugar Plum which was released lat year but it slightly more purple toned so if you love that shade you’ll love this!

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Barry M Gelly in Cream Soda

The final new Gelly shade I was able to get was Cream Soda which is a very muted creamy nude shade which is going to be absolutely perfect for spring/summer as a bright/fresh nail varnish. This is quite similar to Cotton but more yellow/cream toned than a pure white.

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L-R: Cream Soda, Acai Smoothie & Butterscotch Sundae

And these are swatches of the 3 new Gelly shades together! The shade I was unable to get hold of was the shade Pink Lemonade which is a very pale subtle pink shade but I will continue to look out for it. As it was 2 for £6 I decided to pick up fourth polish anyway so decided to go with one from Barry M’s Speedy range.

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Barry M Speedy Quick Dry in Stop the Clock

The Speedy shade I decided to go with is another spring inspired nude colour in the shade Stop the Clock. This is a gorgeous pale, pastel yellow shade which is unlike any other colour I currently have so I am happy to add this to my collection!

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Barry M Speedy Quick Dry in Stop the Clock

And this is how Stop the Clock looks! I absolutely love all these 4 shades and I think they are all perfect for Spring. Barry M have created yet another gorgeous range of Gelly shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on Pink Lemonade!

Let me know in the comments which is your favourite shade and I will see you in my next post!

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January Favourites:POPmodblog

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Hi Guys! I’m back today with a Favourites post featuring all the things I’ve been loving throughout the month of January, so if you’re interested in seeing what products I’ve been loving, keep reading!

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Ciate Mini Manor Advent Calendar

The first thing I’ve been loving is technically a December favourite, as it is this Ciate advent calendar, but I have been using a few of these polishes throughout January so thought i’d mention it! I have had my eye on these calendars for the past couple of Christmases but didn’t know if I could justify the £50 price tag, but this Christmas I decided to treat myself and buy one, and they are more than worth the money as you get: 24 Ciate products including a selection of their newest shades in miniature size, nail treatments, a nail file and one gorgeous full sized polish which in this calendar was a stunning red glitter perfect for Christmas. So if you’re a nail varnish junkie like myself then this is the perfect advent calendar for you.

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Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mists, Liglosses and Kiko Nail Varnishes

My next January Favourites are some of the presents I got for Christmas, in particular these Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mists, in the new style bottles, in the scents Love Spell, Coconut Passion & Passion Struck. I have a lot VS Sprays in my collection but these are my first of the new bottle style and I absolutely love them. These are great layered on top of each other to create new and unique scents and they’re so reasonably priced at 3 for £20! I also got 2 of their lipglosses which also smell amazing and create a gorgeous glossy sheen on the lips. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without getting nail varnish, and these 3 bright Kiko Power Pro Lacquers are my favourite this month!

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‘Cartier Love’ Style Bracelets

One of my absolute favourite things I have been loving recently are these Kylie Jenner inspired ‘Cartier Love’ replica bracelets. I bought these around a month ago and I have not taken them off since. Obviously these aren’t the real deal as I am not a millionaire! But I think these designer inspired bracelets look just as good as the real thing! These ranged from £3-20 and are all from either Amazon or Ebay, just search ‘love bracelets’.

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Loreal Paris Sublime Bronze Summer Glow Lotion

My next favourite is this Loreal Paris gradual tan. This product is absolutely amazing and I am now on my 4th bottle in around 2 months! It is a gorgeous moisturising gradual tan which takes less than 2 minutes to apply, it doesn’t smell or feel sticky and it builds up a gorgeous natural tan after only 1 application. This is just as dark as my St Moritz with only 3-4 applications and it is so much easier to apply, it has well and truly converted me after using St Moritz for 4 years! I usually use the shade Medium, which is the darkest, but this Light one is the only one I had at home but it’s perfect if you prefer a lighter more natural subtle tan.

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Missimo Disney Princess Party Playsuit-Asos

 

My next January favourite is this Disney pajama playsuit from Asos. I am obsessed with Disney so when I saw this I had to buy it as it is just so cute and colourful, and I love the playsuit style as I don’t have anything like this already. This was a little more than I’d usually spend on pajamas (£22) but they are so worth it! Check them out here.

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Anya Lace Up Boots-Public Desire

The next thing I’ve been loving the past month is these Anya Lace Up Boots from Public Desire. These are so comfy and easy to wear and they go with both dressy and casual outfits so they are definitely a must-have staple in my wardrobe at the moment and I have been wearing them none-stop. Check them out here.

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Max Factor Face Finity 3 in 1 & Sleek Highlighting Palette in Midas Touch

My 2 makeup favourites this past month have been the  Max Factor Face Finity 3 in 1 foundation which is said to be a primer, foundation and concealer all in 1. This is an amazing high coverage matte finish foundation which are definitely my preferred as I have quite oily, blemish prone skin. This is now the only foundation I use and it has even took the place of my all-time fave Revlon Colorstay as it is just so unbelievably good! I now have it in 3 different shades to suit how tanned I am and it is a bargain at only £10! My second makeup favourite is the Sleek Highlighter palette in Midas Touch, this contains 4 gorgeous, extremely pigmented highlighter shades suitable for any skin tone and occasion and in my opinion just as good and way more affordable than high-end highlighters, so would definitely recommend!

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Nyx Lipliner in Peekaboo

My final January Favourite is this Nyx Lipliner in the shade Peekaboo. I bought this lipliner after seeing it being used in a Youtube tutorial and I thought it was just a stunning nude/mauve shade that would go with a lot of my lipsticks. This has such a gorgeous smooth, creamy consistency and just glides on the lips so I will definitely be buying more of these lipliners!

And those are all the products I have been loving throughout the month of January. Let me know if you have tried any of these and what your January Favourites are and I’ll see you in my next post!

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Nailbox: December 2015

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Hi Guys! As I have just received my latest Nailbox in the post I thought I would do as I have previously and show you what was inside! This is December’s nailbox so inside are the ‘freshest’ and ‘trendiest’ shades perfect for the New Year.

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Rimmel Lasting Finish in Marshmallow Heaven

The first item in this month’s Nailbox is a Rimmel Lasting Finish polish in the shade ‘Marshmallow Heaven’ this is a really girly pastel lilac shade which would look gorgeous alone or perfect as a base for the next polish! I have used a few of Rimmel’s polishes before and they last ages on the nails so super excited to try this out!

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Nails Inc Blossom in Bloomsbury Way

The next polish in the Nailbox is this absolutely stunning Nails Inc polish from their recent Blossom collection. This is a super new polish so I was very surprised and pleased to see this in this month’s box! This is a clear topcoat polish with opaque/matte pink, purple and blue round confetti pieces creating the appearance of flowers. I think this will be absolutely perfect for spring/summer and I can’t wait to try it out!

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Morgan Taylor in Best Ball Gown Ever

The final nail polish in December’s box is this gorgeous metallic/pearlescent purple polish by Morgan Taylor in the shade ‘Best Ball Gown Ever’. I have never used any Morgan Taylor polishes before but this one is a great one to start with as it is stunning!

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As always Nailbox always try to include nail tools/art as well as nail varnish which I think is one of the reasons I love this box so much as you get to try out a lot of new things which you wouldn’t think of buying yourself. this month’s box contained a set of Elegant Touch tweezers which always come in handy in life and can especially be used when applying nail gems. And the final item is a ‘I Love Nail Art Stylo’ pen in the shade ‘white’ which is perfect for drawing nail art onto the nails!

And that is this December’s Nail Box! Let me know which is your favourite polish in this month’s box and stay tuned to see what arrives in January’s box!

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Christmas/NYE Nail Haul!

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Hi Everyone! After taking quite a long break from my blog, whilst busy with work and life etc, I am back with a new post! As it is the festive period and NYE is tomorrow (ahh!) I thought it was only appropriate to do a little festive Christmas/NYE nail post showing you 5 amazing polishes I have purchased recently which are absolutely perfect for this time of year when you are after something a little more special and glam. If you are interested in seeing the 5 polishes I picked up from nailpolishdirect recently-carry on reading!

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L-R Color Club in Valedictorian, China Glaze in Brand Sparkin’ New Year, Cuccio in Illumination, China Glaze in I Soiree I Didn’t Do It & China Glaze in Coal Hands, Warm Heart

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Color Club in Valedictorian

The first polish I picked up was Valedictorian by Color Club. I absolutely adore Color Club polishes as they are some of the most vibrant and unique polishes around and this is no exception! This polish is a gorgeous sheer blue base with large hexagonal blue and turquoise glitter pieces. This is such a statement polish and perfect for NYE!

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China Glaze in Brand Sparkin’ New Year

The second polish I bought was made for NYE-literaly! Brand Sparkin’ New Year is a stunning polish from China Glaze’s 2015 Cristmas Holiday Collection. China Glaze are known for their seasonal collections and often have the best Christmas/NYE polishes around, and this one may just be my favourite ever! This polish is a sheer purple base (so can be worn alone) with large and small pink and purple glitter pieces and is such a fresh take on the usual festive gold/red polishes usually around this time of year, absolutely love this one!

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Cuccio in Illumination

Cuccio’s Illumination is the third polish i picked up from Nailpolishdirect and is just stunning! This is a holographic blue/silver pearlecent top coat which would look stunning over a blue, purple or white base for Christmas or New Year. This is my first Cuccio polish but I am obsessed and will definitely be buying more!

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China Glaze in I Soiree I Didn’t Do It

I Soiree I Didn’t Do It is another polish from China Glaze’s 2015 Christmas Holiday Collection and again is another unusual colour for this time of year. This is a sheer turquoise polish so again can be worn on its own with very fine, micro turquoise glitter pieces which when built up create a textured effect which is perfect for Christmas as it almost has a frosty appearance.

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Cina Glaze in Coal Hands, Warm Heart

The final polish I purchased is yet another China Glaze one from this year’s festive collection. This one is in the shade Coal Hands, Warm Heart and is a very unusual polish and unlike any of my existing ones. It has an almost black sheer base with holographic pink/purple glitter. I think this one despite its name is better suited for NYE as it is a bit more daring!

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Top to Bottom- Color Club in Valedictorian, Cuccio in Illumination, China Glaze in Coal Hands, Warm Heart, China Glaze in I Soiree I Didn’t Do It & China Glaze in Brand Sparkin’ New Year

And those are the 5 festive Christmas/NYE inspired polishes I picked up recently! Let me know in the comments below which you think I should wear tomorrow night and which one is your favourite! See you in my next post!

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2 Simple Nail Looks Ft. Nails Inc Gel Effect

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Hi Guys! Today’s post is 2 easy to create nail looks using 2 of Nails Inc’s Gel Effect polishes in the shades Soho Place & Regents Place. These are both absolutely stunning bright shades and I decided to team them up with glitter top coats for an extra-glam look, so if you’re interested in seeing the 2 simple looks I created-keep reading!

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Nails Inc Gel Effect in Soho Place & Barry M Yellow Topaz Glitter

For the first nail look I decided to use the shade ‘Soho Place’ which is a gorgeous jade/pastel teal shade, and because it is from Nails Inc’s Gel Effect range it has a very high shine thick effect. I only needed two really light coats of this polish as the formula was so thick, but you would expect this from such a high-end nail brand, and it dried really quickly to a beautiful gel-like finish. I could have left it as it was as the colour is so eye-catching and vibrant but I wanted to add a little glitter to make it more special, and I felt gold would go perfectly with the green-toned shade. I decided to add Barry M’s ‘Yellow Topaz Glitter’ top coat to my nails, which is a clear top coat containing a mix of large and small gold holographic glitter pieces. I added a fairly light coat so not to cover the ‘Soho Place’ shade too much.

The Finished Look

The Finished Look

nail8 nail7 And this was the finished jade and gold glitter look! I think these 2 colours work amazingly together and complement each other more than a silver glitter would. I absolutely love the formula of the Nails Inc polish and I was excited to create my second look!

Nails Inc in Regents Place & Kardashian Beauty in Crush Coup De Coeur

Nails Inc Gel Effect in Regents Place & Kardashian Beauty in Crush Coup De Coeur

For the second nail look I decided to use another polish from Nails Inc’s Gel Effect collection, this time in the shade ‘Regents Place’. This polish is a really bright cornflower blue shade and like ‘Soho Place’ it dried to a gorgeous gel-like sheen. This again only needed 2 coats to obtain maximum opacity, and I decided to add a glitter top coat again to create a more girly, glam look. I decided that a holo silver would suit this cool, blue-toned shade more than gold so I picked out one from my collection. I decided to use Kardashian Beauty’s glitter top coat in the shade ‘Crush Coup De Coeur’ which is a holo hexagonal glitter top coat. Again I was very light-handed so not to cover the blue too much.

The Finished Look

The Finished Look

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 And this was the finished cornflower blue & silver glitter look! I love how bright yet girly this nail look is and how easy to create it was.

Both of these nail varnishes are from T K Maxx and were a fraction of the £14 RRP at only £3.99 each! So definitely check it out for reduced priced nail varnishes and beauty products! Let me know in the comments below which of the two nail looks you prefer and let me know if you have tried any of Nails Inc’s Gel Effect range!

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September Superdrug Haul: POPmodblog

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Hi Everyone! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A the past few weeks I have been super busy with work and other things so unfortunately I have completely neglected my blog, but I am back and determined to post a few times a week! That being said what better way to get back into it than with a big beauty haul! So if you are interested in seeing what I have picked up from Superdrug recently-carry on reading!

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Zoella Let’s Spritz  Fragranced Body Mist

The first item I have picked up recently is this Zoella ‘Let’s Spritz’ Fragranced Body Mist. As a huge fan of Zoe Sugg’s YouTube channel I have been eyeing up her collections for a while now but wasn’t sure which item to go for, but after seeing a tester for this scent from her new Tutti Frutti collection I gave it a spray and I fell in love! It is the most gorgeous fruity berry smell and reminds me a lot of one of my all-time favourite perfumes (Escada Pacific Paradise) which has since been discontinued so I knew I had to get this! This is a great alternative to perfumes as it has a lot lighter and fresher scent and is a fraction of the price at only £8! Even if you aren’t a Zoella fan this body mist is definitely worth checking out!

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Baby Lips in Sweet Apple & Melon Mania

The next two things I picked up from Superdrug were these newly released Baby Lips lip balms in the scents: Sweet Apple & Melon Mania. It’s no secret that I absolutely love Baby Lips and I already have quite an extensive collection but I couldn’t say no to these new scents! Sweet Apple has been specially designed for winter and it reminds me of spiced apple and Christmas time and leaves a gorgeous red sheen to the lips. Melon Mania is a fresh watermelon scent and the cute packaging reflects that, this leaves a more subtle wash of coral/red to the lips. These were around £2 each and are currently buy one get one half price at Superdrug!

Impulse Body Spray-XCX Vanilla Kisses

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Whenever I need a new body spray I always opt for Impulse as I find they are the nicest and most long lasting scents around. I have tried all of them in the past but I always go for the new ones whenever they are released, so I picked up this new Charlie XCX one in the scent ‘Vanilla Kisses’.  It, as the name suggests, is a very sweet vanilla scented spray but it isn’t overly heavy or sweet. I am not sure if this is limited edition but it was on sale for £1 which is a bargain!

Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit & Petal

Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit & Petal

I am absolutely obsessed with this next item! These are Sleek’s Matte Me lip glosses/stains and they are incredible! I originally went in looking for the shade ‘Birthday Suit’ as I have heard sooo many people rave about it, as it is a Velvet Teddy/’Your Lips But Better’ shade but it was out of stock so I decided upon ‘Petal’ which is a similar shade but more of a pink than brown toned nude. I absolutely fell in love with it, it goes on so smoothly and easily and dries to a matte finish which is non-drying and these last for hours! I tried my luck and went back in to Superdrug today and low and behold ‘Birthday Suit’ was FINALLY in stock so I snatched it up. These are so wonderfully pigmented and just amazing, can’t rate them enough. These are around £4/£5 each!

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Collection Long Lasting Nail Effects in Strawberry Gold

It wouldn’t be one of my hauls without at least one nail varnish! So I picked up this Collection Long Lasting polish in the shade ‘Strawberry Gold’ this intrigued me as it looks bronze/gold in the bottle but the name suggests it is going to be red/pink. I swatched it and it is a really pretty rose gold/bronze shade with pink and gold glitter running throughout. This is a really unique and different shade so I’m happy I picked this up. This was around £3/£4.

Collection Matte Lip Butter in Vintage Rose

Collection Matte Lip Butter in Vintage Rose

The next item I bought is another from Collection, it is their Matt Lip Butter in the shade ‘Vintage Rose’, I am yet to try this but I absolutely loved the mauve/pink shade and I liked the fact it is matte like the Sleek lip glosses. I have a feeling from looking at it that this could be quite drying as it is a stick rather than a gloss/liquid but we shall see! This was £2.99 which is a bargain and comes in 4 different shades.

Max Factor Lipfinity in Stay Exclusive

Max Factor Lipfinity in Stay Exclusive

The final item I picked up was this new shade from Max Factor’s Lipfinity range in the colour ‘Stay Exclusive’, as you can see I have already used this a lot, and that’s because it is friggin’ amazing! It is the most perfect pink/nude/mauve shade that I have been searching for for months and I am obsessed. It is a bit on the pricey side at £8 but it is so worth it! The formula is amazing and long lasting and the colour is so pigmented!

And that is everything I have bought from Superdrug recently! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite product and if you have tried any of these!

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