I have loved Avène for a long time: they are a sensitive-skinned girl’s best friend so if you haven’t tried them out already, jump to it! I was invited to the launch of this exciting new product: Avène PhysioLift Anti Ageing skincare for sensitive skin*. If you have sensitive/rosacea prone skin like me, you will know the struggle to find skincare that really *works*, without aggravating your skin.

Avene PhysioLift Anti Ageing skincare for sensitive skin

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If you’ve followed me for a while, you will know that I try out a lot of skincare: I have a few staple products that I rely on and return to when my rosacea is flaring up, but I am essentially a fickle person. I always wonder what else out there and am constantly searching for the next product to introduce to the skincare hall of fame. So I’m going to start doing a Skincare Shake Up post, roughly every month.

Skincare Shake Up December

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The slogan of my blog might as well be “…I don’t even *like* blue nail varnish!” If you’ve seen my huge nail varnish sort and destash video you will have witnessed my utter confusion at how I’ve managed to accumulate such a large amount of blue nail varnishes when I (claim that I) don’t even like blue nail varnish on me. So this cobalt nail varnish comparison post is a bit of a shock to me too!

Cobalt Nail Varnish Comparison

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I am a huge fan of essie polishes, they’re probably one of my favourite nail varnish brands. Gorgeous colours, wide brushes that make application a dream, and chip-resistant formula that means I can easily go 10 days without any flaws. So news of their brand new topcoat was met with much excitement. There are a few ‘gel finish’ topcoats and nail varnish ranges out there at the moment (applause for Barry M in particular, stink eye to the Revlon gel top coat which never EVER dried) so it was only a matter of time before essie released one. And here it is: Essie Gel Setter Top Coat!

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat Review

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Until I met the MoYou ladies I had never tried nail stamping – I know, what a terrible nail blogger! I had seen amazing, intricate nail designs and always wanted to get involved but never made the leap. But when I went to a blogging event and saw the MoYou stand I was drawn like a moth to the brightly coloured flame.

MoYou Nail Stamping Kit Review

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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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