Now I have never been much of a make up fan as truthfully I never really feel like I know what I am doing. So I don’t tend to get excited about purchasing make up although I wish I did.

That said somehow I found myself pausing at the make up in Topshop and before I knew it I had walked out with two new products.

The first is this gorgeous trio of eye shadows called Atmosphere which features a gold, a soft moss-green and an aubergine. The pigmentation of each of these colours is really good and they work well on their own or blended together. They have a nice shimmer to them and tend to blend really well to create a nice, even finish. The aubergine colour really makes my eyes pop and I love using the gold in the corner of my eyes to lift them. All in all a really great product which I have used every day since I bought it.

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The second item I picked up is this lipstick called Saint which is a really beautiful nude colour. It is really creamy and makes my lips look really glossy. The colour works well as I have a tan at the moment but I do think it will work even when I don’t. I never used to wear lipstick but now it’s all I wear. I love how the right shade can pull a whole look together.

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I also picked up a tube of Paw Paw lip balm as everyone raves about it. Apparently it is like the Australian version of Carmex and works wonders for your lips! Very excited to try it!!

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Indulging in Glossybox..

My dear brother and his girlfriend treated me to a subscription to Glossybox for my birthday and the first box arrived this week.

Glossybox is a beauty subscription service which each month delivers 5 beauty miniatures direct to your door. When you subscribe you fill in a beauty profile and they tailor the products they send to match. Each month there is a different theme to the products and this month is Detox.

Pretty packaging

Pretty packaging

The first product included is an Elemis Fresh Skin Glow Facial Exfoliator which aims to nurture skin and help prevent premature ageing.

The second product is Duck Island Limited Body Lotion which has an intoxicating aroma of mandarin and bergamot – it smells divine!

Thirdly is a Jason Lips Bee Healthier Lip balm to prevent parched and cracked lips. Then there is a Monu Aromatic Mask – a warming facial mask to help increase vitamin and mineral absorption to instantly renew and invigorate skin.

And finally there is a Premae Skincare Balance Rescue Face Tonique. This refreshing toner for combination skin mattifies and rejuvenates congested skin.

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It all arrived in such a pretty little box – a real treat to open! I am so excited to start trying it all out and am I sure I am going to find some new favourites!