If you saw my review of the Bomb Cosmetics ‘Little Hotties’ wax melts you will know about my obsession with home scents. I am a total convert to wax melts and I had seen the Flamingo Candle ‘The Melt Crowd’ subscription box on a few blogs and was immediately smitten with the idea. I took one look at the scent list and was practically throwing money at the screen!

Flamingo Candles The Melt Crowd Subscription Box

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I was lucky enough to go to the essie pop-up nail bar in Debenhams on Oxford Street last week for a manicure (you can see what I had done HERE). On my way out I was handed a bag that contained the full essie Summer 2015 collection. Cue lots of squealing!

This is such a great collection, really strong with a wide range of colours that include some classics and some unusual additions. So let’s have a peek…

Essie Summer 2015 Collection

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I bought 3 of the Sally Hansen nail art pens in New York (if you want to have a nosey at the other goodies I got you can watch my haul videos HERE and HERE). Although I wanted every single pen that they stocked, I was very reserved and picked the pens I thought I would use the most: white, black and red. I am an impatient soul and I wanted to try them out straight away, so this is my first foray into some simple nail art using them.

Stripe Nail Art With Sally Hansen Pens

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I have been looking for wax melts for a while, as people I follow on Instagram that are based in the US are always posting pictures of the amazing ones they buys. So when I stumbled across Bomb Cosmetics I was already fully prepared to develop an obsession.

Bomb Cosmetics Little Hotties Max Welts

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Mineral foundation is something that has been on my radar for a while. It’s supposed to be ideal for atypical and sensitive skin as it’s lightweight, non-comedogenic and (apparently) you can even sleep in it which proves the lack of nasties in it. I had tried a L’Oréal Paris True Match minerals powder foundation before and liked the coverage but it contained talc which I think started to aggravate my skin after a while. So when I heard about The English Mineral Makeup Company I was pretty excited.

The English Mineral Makeup Company

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I recorded the first part of my New York beauty haul and the first video up is…Sephora!
New York Beauty Haul Part 1 Sephora

New York Beauty Haul Part 1 Sephora

Want to see what I bought in the black and white store of dreams? Here is a sneak peek into the products that feature: Sephora (obv), A LOT of Kat Von D, Anastasia Beverley Hills, Tarte, Too Faced, NARS, Marc Jacobs, OCC, Smashbox, Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, First Aid Beauty, Victor & Rolf, Elizabeth & James, Tocca, Josie Maran… Lots of exciting goodies!

You can my second video HERE, which covers all the US drugstore beauty purchases. Let me know your Sephora recommendations and favourite products so I can build my next wishlist…

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I have already done a nail art blog post featuring 2 of the GOSH SS15 collection nail varnishes, but wanted to show you some other exciting bits from the collection that I was sent this week. I don’t think I’d tried any GOSH make up products before so I was very intrigued to give them a go.

GOSH SS15 Beauty Collection

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