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Παρασκευή, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer Review

Hello beauties!

Μα πειτε μου! Ποσο υπέροχες μερες ειναι αυτές οι τελευταιες του Οκτωβρίου;

Ανυπομονω για το τριημερο που ειναι στο κατωφλι μας, για βόλτες, ήλιο, καφέδες, φίλους και γιατι οχι, και ενα τελευταίο μπανιο στη θάλασσα!
Που θα πατε; Τι θα κανετε;

Εγω σημερα θα σας πω για ενα προιόν που θα φωτίσει το τριημερο σας!

Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer



Τα προιόντα Rimmel τα ξερουμε όλες. Δυστυχως δεν κυκλοφορούν στην Ελλαδα αλλα πλεον εχουμε μάθει να κανουμε τις αγορές μας online.



Ετσι λοιπόν μαζι με τα Wet & Wild Mega Last Matte Lipisticks από το Beauty Joint παρήγγειλα αυτο το υπέροχο concealer που ειχα ακουσει τόσα πολλά.

Θα ξεκινήσω λέγοντας οτι δεν έχω μαυρους κύκλους και δε χρειάζομαι κάλυψη και γι’αυτό τα περισσότερα concealers στη συλλογή μου φέρνουν πιο πολύ σε highlighter.

Παρόλα αυτά, παντα φοράω κάτι κάτω απο τα μάτια μου για φωτεινότητα.

Έτσι περίμενα να ειναι και αυτο και δεν έπεσα εξω.

Είναι ενυδατικό,  φωτεινό,  με ελαφριά κάλυψη, δε «μπαίνει» στις ρυτίδες και κρατάει αρκετα καλά.

Έχει ωραιο κλασσικό sponge applicator που το κανει εύκολο να απλώσετε κατευθείαν το προιόν κάτω από τα μάτια σας.

Η σύνθεσή του είναι ελαφριά, απλώνεται πολύ καλά και με τα δάχτυλα αλλά και με ενα μικρό stipple brush που χρησιμοποιώ εγω.



Το χρησιμοποιω εδω και 3 εβδομάδες και εχει γίνει αγαπημενο μου, πρωί και βράδυ!

Μόλις το βάζω, νιώθω αμέσως ανανεωμένη, ξύπνια, οπως λεει και το ονομά του και φρέσκια!

Η απόχρωση, αν και δε φαίνεται καλά στη φωτογραφία ειναι η Very Fair/Light και η τιμή του μεσω ιντερνετ ηταν περιπου στα 6 ευρω. 
Πολύ καλή αναλογικά με τη πολύ καλή ποιότητά του.

Πως σας φαίνεται; Το εχετε δοκιμάσει;

Ποιό ειναι το αγαπημένο σας concealer;

as always,

stay healthy & beautiful

xxx
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Κυριακή, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Wet & Wild Mega Last Matte Lipsticks Swatches & Review

Hello beauties!

Ελπίζω να είστε όλες καλά και ανανεωμένες αυτή την υπέροχη, ηλιόλουστη Κυριακή που μας θύμισε λίγο το ξαφνικά αναχωρηθέν καλοκαίρι μας....

Αλλά όπως και να έχει, μια νέα εποχή μπήκε, το αγαπημένο Φθινόπωρο και είμαι σίγουρη ότι θα είναι hot!

Πριν λίγο καιρό, δύο φίλες beauty bloggers, ξέρετε ποιες είστε, με "παρέσυραν" σε μια online αγορά ομορφιάς...! Μπορείτε να φανταστείτε....

Ένα από τα προϊόντα που ήρθαν στη πόρτα μου ήταν τα διάσημα, πολυπόθητα κι πολυσυζητημένα 

Wet & Wild Mega Last Matte Lipsticks 




Πριν καταλήξω ποιες αποχρώσεις θα μπουν στο καλάθι μου, έκανα τεράστια έρευνα στο internet. 
Έψαχνα άλλα blogs, έβλεπα swatches...

Κατέληξα σε τρία που βλέπετε. RoseBud, Wine Room & Mauve outa Here.

Όπως καταλαβαίνετε ήθελα να πάρω παραπάνω από τα τρία που βλέπετε αλλά είπα να συγκρατηθώ μέχρι να δω την υφή τους, τη διάρκειά τους και την αίσθηση στα χείλη.

Well, ήρθαν. Τα είδα. Τα δοκίμασα. Ξετρελάθηκα.

Είναι υπέροχα κραγιόν με semi-matte τελείωμα που γράφουν αμέσως και έντονα.



Από αριστερά:  904Β RoseBud, 906D Wine Room, 907C Mauve outa Here




Από επάνω:  904Β RoseBud906D Wine Room907C Mauve outa Here

Όπως μπορείτε να δείτε το τελείωμα τους δεν είναι τόσο matte όσο έχουμε συνηθίσει αλλά η διάρκειά τους είναι αρκετά ικανοποιητική, περίπου 3-4 ώρες.

Από τα τρία, το αγαπημένο μου σε χρώμα είναι το 906D Wine Room, σε υφή και διάρκειά το 904Β RoseBud και το 907C Mauve outa Here απλά το αγαπώ γιατί μου θυμίζει το αγαπημένο MAC Up The Amp (το Mauve outa here έχει πιο πολύ ροζ μέσα από το Up The Amp)

Μια μικρή συμβουλή από εμένα για εσάς, είναι να χρησιμοποιήσετε πρώτα μολύβι χειλιών για το περίγραμμά σας και μετά να περάσετε τα χείλη σας με το κραγιόν. Είναι αρκετά μαλακά και πάντα πασαλείφομαι και περνάω τα όρια των χειλιών μου! Το διορθώνω μετά όμως, να ξέρετε!

Τα Wet & Wild Mega Last Matte Lipsticks μου στοίχισαν 2.75$ aka 2.03 euro/each από το αμερικανικό site Beauty Joint όπου το καλύτερο που μπορείτε να κάνετε είναι να κάνετε μαζική παραγγελία με φίλες ώστε να μοιράσετε τα έξοδα αποστολής τα οποία φτάνουν και τα 20$..... 


Λοιπόν, τι λέτε; Πως σας φαίνονται τα Wet & Wild Mega Last Matte Lipsticks; 

Μπορούν να κερδίσουν μια θέση ανάμεσα στα υπόλοιπα αγαπημένα σας κραγιόν;

Ή ακόμη και να αντικαταστήσουν κάποια άλλα;

Περιμένω με αγωνία τη γνώμη σας και τις σκέψεις σας!

Όπως πάντα,

stay healthy & beautiful

xxx




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Παρασκευή, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Clinique All About Shadows Review

Hello beauties!

I am back with more Clinique news!

Amazing colors & awesomeness at the same time.

Clinique All About Shadow eyeshadows *



I am in love with the texture of these eyeshadows. They are so creamy, so soft, so pigmented, so..., so......, so......

They have a really good staying power and blend beautifully.

The packaging rocks as you can choose between singles, if you like one color or duos and quads if you want multiple eye makeup combination with one small sleek palette.

Want to have a look?


All about shadow single in purple pumps € 22,50
All about shadow duo in uptown downtown € 29,50


All about shadow quad in jenna's essentials € 43,50



All about shadow quad in on safari € 43,50



All about shadow quad in galaxy € 43,50


Can you see what I am talking about?

Also there are two new Quickliner for Eyes intense eye pencils.



Super soft eye pencils, maybe too soft, with excellent staying power. I find them not easy to make sharp lines with because of the softness but they are perfect for smudging.

From left: intense truffle & intense peacock

Retail price € 19,90

How do you like them? Would you give them a try?
Have you used Clinique eye shadows before?

as always,

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


* pr sample
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Πέμπτη, 4 Ιουλίου 2013

Inglot Haul, Swatches & Review

Hello my beauties!

I am here with a haul made quite some time ago.....! 

Those of you that follow me on Instagram you must know by now my love for Inglot Cosmetics.




I love the colours, the packaging, the quality, the prices, the variety but most of all I love its guts for competing equally a well known cosmetics company without overexposing themselves. 
They don't need to. 

Well, some time ago I went to their store in Chalandri, Athens, and did some shopping. 

Since then, I went back, of course, for more, but you have to wait the next haul post!

So this is what I bought.





Swatches from left:




matte # 340
matte # 388
# 325
# 320
# 459
# 457
# 460
# 361
# 356

And Lip Pencil # 24




The eyeshadows are so pigmented and have very good staying power!

So vibrant, easy blending and double the size of the usual eyeshadows out in the market.

I haven' t noticed any fall down which is awesome!

As for the Lip Pencil.....the words are not enough.
It is not waterproof nor drying.
It stays on your lips for hours with a slight touch up after 3-4 hours depending what you do! ;-)

It has a perfect nude pink colour, more to the pink, that suits well on a daytime makeup as well with a smokier one.

I am so very impressed & in love with Inglot Cosmetics that I dream working there!

The eyeshadows retail at around 5,50 euro and the lip pencil at 10 euro but with so many Sales they have you can stock like a maniac!

Crazy right?

Follow them on Inglot Greece Official facebook page to stay updated.

So have you tried them? 
Do you like them as much as I do?

As always 
stay healthy &  beautiful
xxx



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Πέμπτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2013

Lavera Cosmetics Review

Hey summer beauties!

How many of you have started to look around for natural cosmetics that are actually good for your skin?

Skincare that actually feeds your skin?  I say yes.

It is not only the latest trend but also has become an actual skin need due to environmental changes.

Well, I am one of you and the moment I got the chance to try out some Lavera Greece products.... I was thrilled.

Lavera is a well known cosmetics brand for me but not quite often reached in Greece.

Thomas Haase started the company in 1987 due to his need of alternative, soft and natural for his problematic skin. And he did it.

He created a brand of natural cosmetics with:

-          100% certified natural plant ingredients & organic plant extracts and oils.
-          100% natural fragrances
-          100% paraben, synthetic preservatives free.
-          100% silicon, paraffin & mineral oil free.
-          Dermatologically tested
-          Not animal tested

That sounds good, doesn’t it?

Let me show you some of the brand’s products.



Clockwise:

-Exfoliant Wash with organic wild rose extract*
It is a gentle exfoliant wash that diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and offers your skin an intensive yet soft deep cleansing. Contains organic grape, peach, apricot that sends away the dead cells and gives a glowing complexion

-Liquid EyeLiner in brown*

It is a rather “runny” eyeliner, ideal for sensitive eyes or those with eye contacts.
Ideal for everyday use or hiding the band of your eyelashes due to its tiny thin brush.
Ophthalmological & nickel tested

-Concealer Stick Abdeck Stift*

It is a concealer in a stick. Its coverage is ok, not full and if applied with a small brush in the area needed gives a flawless result. Set it with powder to stay all day!

-Natural Concealer in light*

Well, this concealer was a surprise for me. I haven’t seen anything alike. It is creamy yet feels mousse like. I know, strange!
It applies like heaven but the coverage is the one of a highlighter, not a concealer. As I don’t have dark circles, this has become my new favorite thing!

-Lip Balm SPF10*

It is a natural water resistant protection for lips with SPF10. Filled with organic oils & moisturizing factors prevent your lips from drying out.
The only thing I don’t like is the fact that it shows off a little white on your lips (see swatch below)

-Foot Cream with organic macadamia & healing clay*

Now that summer is here and the need to moisturize our feet tends to be bigger, we are searching for a fast absorbing foot cream to ease our lives.
This one is all the above. Infused with organic macadamia oil to nourish and protect your skin and healing clay that works against excessive sweating & minimizes odor.



 from top: liquid eyeliner in brown, natural concealer in light, concealer stick, lip balm


So, have you ever tried Lavera Cosmetics? What is your opinion?
If you use other natural cosmetics please tell me all about it!

as always,
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


*pr sample
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Πέμπτη, 6 Ιουνίου 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for eyes

You all probably know by now my love for cream products, especially cream eye shadows.

And most of you remember my love for Chubby Stick Lip Color

Well, if you combine these two, guess what comes out!
Cream eye shadows in a convenient chubby stick packaging!

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes*



As you can see they have the same awesome stick form like Chubby Stick Lip Colors, which is soooo cool.

You swirl the back of the pen and the eye shadow stick comes out. Because of its size, it is very easy to use it straight from the tube and simply blend it with your fingers.

They feel very soft and creamy but once they dry, they stay on your lids all day which means they can be used also as eye primers like most of long lasting cream eye shadows.

The colors are very pigmented and vivid and they are a perfect solution for summer makeup that you don’t want to smudge or melt!



From top: Portly Plum, Fuller Fudge, Lavish Lilac, Big Blue, Pink & Plenty. 





The other thing that I like a lot is that you don’t need to put your hands inside a pot or something which makes it a very hygienic option.

As all Clinique products are allergy & ophthalmologically tested and 100% fragrance free.

They are available in stores since May ’13 and they retail at 19,90 €





If you are a cream long lasting eye shadow fan, like me, you should try one of these out.


Have you tried them yet?

Which is your favorite cream eye shadow?  Do tell!


As always,
Stay healthy & beautiful

xxx


*pr sample
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Δευτέρα, 27 Μαΐου 2013

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complexe Review


Hello beauties!

I am back with a presentation and review on two amazing products from 
Le Tif Hair Beauty Shops, an e-shop with unique and special hair products as well as the professional point of view of experienced hair experts!

But let’s continue with the review.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex



The range is full of sublime oils such as argan, maize, camellia and pracaxi.

It is a very moisturizing, soft and rich in oils products with one goal. 

To nourish, moisturize and protect your hair. 
Unlike other Kerastase products, this range is for all skin types but dry hair will be extra benefited!

They are developed to bring moist, shine, softness and “sexy back” like Justin used to sing!



This oil enriched shampoo will provide you with the most luxurious cleansing experience!
Its benefits are heavy but its feel very light!

It goes really smooth and while shampooing you can feel your hair softer.

After the shampoo you complete your hair ritual with the super moisturizing mask.



The first Oil enriched Kerastase mask.

It feels really rich and you don’t need much. You leave it for 5 minutes, at least, and a lot of work has been done to your hair, leaving them nourished and soft.

Both have a perfume oil smell, like if moisture had a smell, this would be it. 

Rich and soothing.

You can find them both at Le Tif Hair Shops at sale in several packs!

As always
Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx
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Τρίτη, 21 Μαΐου 2013

Avene Nettoyante Mattifying Cleansing Foam


Hello my beauties!

How are you?

Here, in Greece, the last few days the weather is hot and humid like it’s August! That hot!
And with heat comes sweat. And with humidity comes shine.

So all we can do is change some of our skincare and makeup routine choosing oil free and mattifying products depending our skin type, but even drier skin girls make some changes as well.

The first thing that all of us do is choose a oil free moisturizer and sunscreen in order to reduce the oil production and the shine.

But have you ever thought that it all begins with your morning cleansing?
I have never given it a serious thought until this product knocked my door.

Avene Mousse Nettoyante Mattifying Cleansing Foam*



Let me first talk to you about my cleansing routine.

The first and last thing I do is wash my face. Until now used to have one cleansing gel for all uses.

I am not the kind of girl to use cleansing milks first to take off my makeup, right or wrong, and I always used foaming gels to take off my makeup and clean my face.

And the same goes for the morning. I wash my face with the same gel.

And then came Avene Mattifying Cleansing Foam*.

I started using it in my morning routine as it does not do a good job removing my makeup.
Well, actually it is not a makeup remover even though they say that works for that too.



It is a super gentle, foaming, not drying cleansing gel for normal/combination/oily skin that takes away all the oil from my skin prepping it for my everyday makeup routine.

It smells like old fashioned crème, at least to me, which I love and even though it does not feel dry at all, you feel and see your face clean, refreshed and nourished.

As every other Avene product, it contains pure Avene thermal spring water which soothes irritated skin.

It contains base soap that tightens pores and glutamic acid that regulates sebum production.

Of course it is paraben free as all Avene products.

It is Avene’s answer to all that super drying cleansing gels for normal/combination/oily skin and I really like it!

You don’t need to drain your skin for not the oil come through. It will either way and you will have dehydrated your skin.

They say it works best with the Avene Mattifying Fluid Moisturizer which targets the T-zone and claims to eliminate the shine but I haven’t tried it yet!

It retails at  14, 00 euro.

Which is your favorite cleansing gel?

So, have you tried this one?
If not, you should give it  try especially if you have combination/oily skin.

As always,

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


*PR sample

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Δευτέρα, 13 Μαΐου 2013

Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup


Hello beauties!

How are you? Did you have a good time during Easter?

I, like I told you, was in Naxos, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. As you can easily imagine I did my first visits at the sea. And I say visits because the Aegean is still really cold!

But the color came back to my skin, even with the use of SPF 30, and I feel already refreshed and summery, what do you think?

Plaka
Naxos Chora












Plaka Beach 





























Saturday night
























After all that catching up let's start!

So, today I will talk to you about a new product that came out just a couple months ago and worth to be mentioned.


Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup SPF15*



As you may remember Clinique has a skincare series called Even Better, that already has a liquid foundation.

Well, this year Clinique took that series to another level.

They transformed the liquid foundation to compact, making it easy to carry with you for touch ups and convenient to use with the stiff sponge that comes with.



It is specially designed to even out your skin tone, covering up any discolorations and imperfections.

It has a long wearing formula although I would suggest that you set it with a powder whatever your skin type is.

It is medium to full coverage, has an SPF 15, which is not enough but always good to have and feels quite light on your skin when used correctly.

It is filled with antioxidant ingredients including vitamin C & E, which contribute to skin tone correction from the sun damage, dark spots even acne scaring.

It comes in a sleek classic Clinique silvery-white package with a large mirror inside making it ideal for your bag.

There are 6 shades suiting most skin color and retails at 37,00 euro.

So, have you tried the Even Better series?
What do you think?

As always,

Stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

*PR sample

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Πέμπτη, 2 Μαΐου 2013

Golden Rose Cosmetics Review

Hello my beautiful summer ladies!

I am in a summer mode and that is because this time as I write to you I am packing my bags off to a beautiful Greek island to spend my Easter holidays, have my first swims and with a little luck my first tan!

How about you? Where are you spending your holidays?
Do send me photos!

So, let's get down to business! To Beauty Business!

Not long ago I was introduced to a worldwide brand since 1983 in Istanbul, now found in more than 80 countries in the world.


Golden Rose Cosmetics



They are high quality products with really low prices prices.


Really pigmented , long lasting and many many colors.

I was sent some to try and I will show below what they look like.



Terracota Sparkle Trio Eyeshadow in # 410*



It is a trio eye shadow as you can see at the photo that feels like baked. 
It is super shiny and glittery which is why I can't talk much about longevity. 
Especially the medium color, the gold one, is very sparkly and flies everywhere! 
You have to be careful as they tend to have a little falldown.

price: 8,90 euro


Mettalic Style EyeLiner in # 11*



It is a very good eyeliner that sets very quickly and stays on really well!

The color is perfect, summery and glittery. I wear it as an winged eyeliner for a modern pin up look or on the waterline and lower lashes for a beach summer one. 

price: 3,80 euro


Long Lasting Lipstick 2000 in # 104*




When I first saw this lipstick, I knew we would get along just fine!


I am always on the hunt for the perfect nude-pink lipstick and this is getting real close.
It applies smoothly, it is very hydrating and has a medium staying power as you would expect from a moisturizing lipstick.

I love it!

price: 2,50 euro

Rich Color Nail Polish One Step in # 17*




It is a very vivid summery color that I have loved! It applies perfectly with its different wider brush, dries in 5 minutes and stays on for at least 4 - 5 days.


price: 2,00 euro

The prices are unbelievable and the quality similar to known brands.
I should definitely recommend that you give it a try!

Until they finish building their own site, you can order
                                                              Golden Cosmetics online at Beauty-Town


Well that's it from me!

Have you tried any Golden Rose Cosmetics?
Do you feel like you discovered a hidden little treasure?

Have fun on your Easter Holidays and get some tan!

As always
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx


*PR sample
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Δευτέρα, 29 Απριλίου 2013

Garnier Ambre Solaire BB Cream Review

Hello my beauties!

How are you doing?

I know some of you already had their first swim on the hot beaches of Greece!
I hope I will in the next days during Easter vacation...!

So as the weather is getting hotter and hotter many things keep popping in our heads such as sun protection, oil free, long lasting, color, coverage and other stressful words!

As many of you have noticed, BB creams are popping out like crazy!!

Today I will talk to you about Garnier Ambre Solaire BB cream*.




You all know and most of us love the classic Garnier BB creme but this one comes from a different series.

It says it provides sun protection for the face & neck, with a very important SPF30, illuminates your skin, evens out any imperfections, hydrates and has an anti-dark spots formulation.

Personally, I think that it feels a lot like a sunscreen than a bb cream, which means it is a little heavy, at least for my combination skin.

It has a decent coverage, certainly evens out my skin and it takes at least 5 minutes to dries on your skin before you set it with powder, which is something I think you must do with this bb cream.




It comes out in one color as you see in the picture which is quite dark and difficult to match all skin colors, but you can blend it really really well and set it with lighter or darker powder.




Before I started using this bb cream, I was wearing the classic Garnier bb cream for combination skin but as I had bought it during winter in the shade light, now it is a little light for me.

Sooooo the thing I started doing is mixing the two Garnier bb creams and guess what.

It gives the perfect color, an extra SPF protection and evenness!

I would certainly recommend this bb cream for those with drier skin and wanting to look flawless on the beach! 

Actually yes. I now think that it is a Beach BB cream not a City BB Cream as the first one.

But I am really happy with the result so I think I found my everyday summer bb cream!

Well, that's it from me.

Have you tried this bb cream? What do you think?

As always
stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

*PR sample
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Δευτέρα, 22 Απριλίου 2013

Guerlain Fresh Bronzing Gel


Hello my beauties!

How are you? 

I am doing great as long as I see that sun popping outside my window!

But even though I adore the sun and its glowing effect on my skin.......
we all have learned by now that it is not good for our skin. Not good at all....

We have figured out many many ways to "cheat" the sun effects on our skin and this is exactly what we were discussing with my very good friend Vicky and she just happened to have the most brilliant idea ever! 

She would review her new bronzing gel for my blog and all you!

Let's hear it straight from her!


"Hi everyone!

My name is Vicky and today I will be sort of a "guest lecturer" in Laoura's Beauty Blog. The reason for this, is that I tried a certain product and wanted to share it with everyone else.

I am talking, of course, about Guerlain's Fresh Bronzing Gel, from the Terracotta series. 


It is not a foundation, not a self tanner, and not a primer. It is pure magic, in my opinion!

There are two ways to use it.

First, you can apply it on your face (or neck, arms, and wherever you wish) by itself and achieve a beautifully bronzed skin tone and a healthy glow. This is great for the months of summer, when we usually don't need heavy coverage. 

Second, you can combine it with a foundation of your choice and apply it on top of it. You still achieve the bronzed skin tone and the glow, but now your face looks flawless and healthy.



It is extremely light and easy to use. Due to its gel-like texture you hardly feel like you have anything on, but it stays in place for several hours. 
There is also a bit of sunscreen there, which is always good.


As a downside, it is a bit expensive so keep an eye out for sales and offers! At least, that is how I got it and I haven't regretted it at all.





Thank you for your time, and a special thank you to Laoura, for letting me use her wonderful blog!"

Thank you Vicky for the lovely review! 

As always

stay healthy & beautiful
xxx

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