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What’s On My Beauty Counter Right Now…

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With the weather taking a turn for the worse yesterday, I didn’t feel so bad about staying indoors, lighting a fire to get the house all warm and cosy, and indulging in my guilty pleasure – pouring over the latest products that have arrived on my beauty counter over the last couple of weeks, and picking a select few that have definitely ‘caught my eye’ as being ‘brilliant beauty standouts’ to share with you…

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Trilogy Nutrient Plus Firming Serum
This one arrived on my desk a couple of weeks ago and I’m unsure why I didn’t open it the moment it arrived because since I have started using it, it’s become a bit of a favourite in my beauty routine (well actually I do know why, I was still trialling another product and wanted to complete the trial before starting a new one).  It’s said to instantly firm, lift and refresh with hydaluronic acid, licorice and mulberry.  This has a really lovely light gel consistency, with a clean, fresh scent. It’s a beautiful pick-me-up that my skin has been absolutely drinking in. I’ve been using this for several days now (morning and night) and my skin feels and looks brighter and smoother.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
This is the product I was trialling prior to starting on the abovementioned serum. Seriously amazing stuff this newly relaunched Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion.  There’s no scent whatsoever, which is totally fine with me and it’s allergy tested (for those of you with sensitive skin – this will be good news!).  I have fallen in love with this new moisturiser from Clinique and will be heading out to purchase another tube!  Super hydrating, sans the oily residue that other lotions tend to have and my skin just absolutely lapped it up.  This combined with the trilogy serum actually makes the perfect hydrating combo!

butter LONDON – The Sweetie Shop Lacquer Collection
New from butter LONDON – the aptly named Sweetie Shop collection is absolutely stunning!  A candy coating for your nails – this new range includes all the beautiful hues of Spring.  This pretty and playful palette took inspiration from the charming colours and silhouette of the 50’s.  The collection captures the soft pastel shades of cotton candy, milkshakes and macaroons which speak to a playful feminine edge. A brilliant sherbet, luxe lemon, peppy violet are paired with an icy mint, a rich candy pink and a creamy khaki for a statement that’s sweet but chic.  I’m currently donning Fiver (the icy mint creme colour) as well as Molly-Coddled (an opaque lavender orchid creme).  Another absolutely stunning collection from butter LONDON, which in my opinion, is the best nail polish brand on the market.

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BITE BEAUTY – Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will already know all about the BITE BEAUTY range of lipsticks and glosses!  For those of you that are new to my blog you can read the original post by clicking the jump to my BITE BEAUTY writeup HERE. Whilst a fabulous bright lip or glossy nude can look amazing, there’s really nothing worse than applying your lippie over chapped, dull and dehydrated lips.  Firstly, it really isn’t a good look, and second – it doesn’t feel very nice either.  I’ve been conditioning my lips with BITE’s new lip scrub lately and I have to say – it’s pretty fabulous! It’s designed to exfoliate and condition lips and it’s delicious enough to eat.  100% natural, BITE fruit scrub is enriched with antioxidants, cherry fruit acids and rice bran, whilst Jojoba and Vitamin C provide a soothing effect.  The BITE lip scrub has a beautiful mousse-like consistency that leaves your lips looking polished and kissable!  Fairly certain this would last a lot longer if I stopped applying it, solely to eat it!

Karen Murrell Lipstick – Sandstorm
The latest to arrive on my beauty counter from Karen Murrell is lipstick in the shade ‘Sandstorm’.  This is the perfect everyday creamy nude that, like all Karen Murrell lipsticks, contains all natural ingredients, nourishes lips and looks and smells great!  I’m quite the fan of Karen Murrell lippies and Sandstorm doesn’t disappoint. A fab everyday lipstick that applies like a dream and stays put for hours!

TOCCA – Stella
OK, so if I’m being honest – this isn’t a new find.  It’s actually my favourite perfume in the entire universe (yup – I went with universe because it’s THAT amazing!  I used to purchase my ‘Stella by TOCCA’ from WORLD Beauty, however they pretty much ruined my life when they decided they would no longer be stocking the TOCCA line!  Thus I went in and bought up the last 2 bottles they had and have since just tried to make it last as long as possible. It takes pride of place on my beauty counter (and I have a LOT of perfumes! Some call it an addiction, I like to call it ‘collecting’) and there is no other that can take the place of Stella.  Whilst I love many perfumes, and do mix things up now and then (I love Taylor Swift and Gucci Guilty), not unlike my palette, which is that of a 10-year-old, I prefer sweet scents, just as I prefer sweet food over savoury, and Stella fits the bill perfectly. Stella is infused with the sweet, fresh scent of Blood Orange, along with notes of  Watery Accord, White Freesia, Wild Diamond Orchids, Spicy Lily, Sheer Musk and Sandalwood. This is my last bottle, but I just can’t stop wearing it and until I find another stockist (hint hint – if you know of a stockist please comment below and let me know where I can get more) I will continue to spritz this ‘nectar of the gods’ as sparingly as possible.  The handmade heavy italian glass and brass embossed lid Stella is encased in, is alone worth a mention!  Anyway, its ALWAYS on my beauty counter, so it only seemed right that it made it into this feature.

Ange x

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