Beach babe hair without the beach with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray!

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I love this sea salt spray. Surf Spray by Bumble and Bumble gives you beach babe tousled hair in an instant! It adds texture, volume and grit to flat or fine hair with a matte finish.

Great for fine or flat hair and for those wanting to add a bit of texture and grit without weighing hair down. Spray and scrunch into dry hair for a light wave. For extra definition spray onto damp hair and twist small sections of the hair and pin up. Once dry run fingers through hair and style.

Remember to run fingers through the hair rather than brushing to create a messy tousled wave!

Stila Long Wear Lip Colour

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Stila long wear lip colour is a great long lasting easy to use lipstick! It has a retracting pencil design which makes it easy to apply and touch up. Best of all you never need a sharpener and its thin bullet allows for precise application!

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They have a creamy, smooth texture and are highly pigmented. It has a really nice finish which is neither super glossy or matt. Stila long wear lip colours come in an great range of colours too and have a nice scent too!

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Kevyn Aucoin – The Eye Pencil Primatif Basic Black. Great for a smokey eye…

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If you want to create an dark smokey eye then it’s a good idea to create a base by smudging a black pencil to add intensity and definition. This base will also ensure that the eye shadow lasts longer too.

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My favourite pencil to use for smokey eyes is Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif Basic Black. It glides smoothly, smudges easily and never tugs or pulls on the eyelid. The pencil is highly pigmented and comes with a smudger tip on the other side.

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Apply the liner over the eyelid and in both the upper and lower lashline and waterline. Work the liner into the lashes with the smudger and blend the liner over eye lid with a brush. Apply eye shadow over the eyelid and blend into the contour. Reapply liner into the lashline and waterline. To finish, curl lashes and add mascara!

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Love to exfoliate? Then you will love ExfoliKate…..

ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville is an Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. The thing that makes ExfoliKate unique and so effective is that it combines both physical and chemical exfoliators.

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ExfoliKate contains papaya, pumpkin and pineapple enzymes that help dissolve dead skin cells in addition to fine microbeads designed to polish the skin. It also contains lactic and salicylic acid which help skin to resurface and rejuvenate. With just one use I saw results. The next morning my skin looked radiant, pores were visibly smaller and dry fine lines were minimised.

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Exfoliate is pretty strong in comparison to most other exfoliators on the market so best for those who exfoliate their skin regularly. I recommend using this once a week and no more. If you have sensitive skin conduct a patch test or try the gentle version.

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If you have blemishes ensure you don’t break the erupted skin as this will spread the bacteria and cause further blemishes. Pat it gently over affected areas instead of scrubbing.

I also recommend using this a extremely quick effective mask in the shower by patting a thin layer onto the skin and rinsing with warm water after 60 seconds! If used in the shower the steam will help to active the enzymes. Due to the emzymes and acids ExfoliKate will tingle and warm up the skin so don’t freak out!

Always hydrate the skin with a hydrating serum and moisturiser after exfoliating. Remember to wear sunscreen the following day as your skin will be more sensitive to pigmentation and sun damage after exfoliation.

Real Techniques Makeup Brushes

I’ve heard great things about Real Techniques brushes so I thought I’d try them out! They just arrived in the mail today so I’ll use them for a little bit and let you know my thoughts…

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I love how reasonably priced Real Techniques brushes are and they are even cheaper online at iHerb.com. Enter in VJD994 at checkout to get $10 off your first order of $40 or more. I will be back soon and let you know what I think of each brush!

Eve Lom Giveaway!!

Thank you to all of you who have for visited my blog and for all the comments and support. To say a big thank you I’m giving away some luxurious Eve Lom products. This Eve Lom giveaway includes a full size Moisture Mask and a Travel Refill Set consisting of a travel sized Cleanser, TLC Cream, Moisturiser + SPF 15, Rescue Mask, Hand Cream + SPF 10 along with a full size muslin cloth.

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To enter please head over to The Cheeky Blush facebook page and like both the page and this post. This is an international giveaway and the winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway ends 31st August 2013.

The lucky winner will be announced and contacted via Facebook. Good luck and thanks again for stopping by!

Love The Cheeky Blush

In The Light Eye Shadow Palette by Stila

Eye shadow palettes are such great fun. You always end up trying a colour that you would of never of bought on its own and creating new looks. Palettes always contain complementary colours so it makes doing your eye makeup for a night out easy as you never have to fumble around in your drawers looking for individual eye shadows!

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Stila In The Light Eye Shadow Palette is one of favourite palettes. You get a collection of ten very wearable shades in a range of light to dark shades with both shimmery and matte textures. You have shades suitable for highlights and darker matt colours perfect for shading in the crease and/or liner. It also comes with an easy to smudge brown waterproof crayon liner.

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Stila eye shadows are great quality and can be used both wet or dry. The shadows are ground very finely and apply easily on the eyelid. Remember to use a good eye shadow primer such as Nars Pro Prime if you want your eye shadow to stay on all day and not crease!

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With this one palette you can create a range of looks from natural to glamorous in a number of different combinations. It also comes complete with a lookbook to help get you started with ideas! Another great thing about Stila palletes is that they are always great value.

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