Mecca Beauty Loop: Winter 2018

This quarter’s Beauty Loop boxes from Mecca were specially curated from their recent Beauty Election winners, staff picks and products from their “hall of fame”. While I’m always grateful for free samples, I will admit this Level 2 box didn’t ‘wow’ me.

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Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss in Topaz x Gilt

The 50% off sales not only had lots of Anastasia Beverly Hills products, but also Becca Light Chasing items, including the Liquid Crystal Lip Topper Glow Glosses. Since I bought a couple of Anastasia glosses from the sales, I just purchased one from Becca which looked unique and totally different to all the other glosses I currently own.

The lip gloss comes in holographic gold cardboard packaging, which is different to Becca’s standard brown matte packaging.

The gloss itself comes in a test-tube looking plastic packaging, with a rounded base, meaning you can’t stand the product up on its own. The lid has a miniature version of the Becca silver compact with a frosted brown cap.

The applicator is a slanted doe-foot, and picks up a generous amount of product with each dip inside.

The shade Topaz x Gilt is a warm brown shade with a blue-to-purple glitter shift. Despite its unique colour, the floss is still very wearable alone or as a topper.

It has a slight artifical french vanilla scent which doesn’t linger long, however I prefer the vanilla scent of the Anastasia glosses if I had to choose between brands. I also didn’t like the taste of the gloss, so I’m glad I didn’t purchase more than one from the range!

Like the Anastasia gloss formula, this Becca gloss was very comfortable on the lips with only the faintest amount of grit from the glitter particles. While I still prefer the formula of my other lip glosses, I’m glad I picked up this Becca gloss for the colour.

Have you tried any lip products from Becca? Let me know what your favourite item is in the comments below!

Tarte Flirt eyeshadow palette review

I picked up the Tarte Flirt travel-sized palette while on holidays the other week, after making the difficult choice between it, the Pro To Go and the Tease palette. I selected this one because of it’s matte options (light, medium, dark and deep dark), as well as its two shimmers.

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Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner Review

I’ve been struggling with breakouts for a little while now, and while I think it could be mostly down to too much sugar, I’ve wanted to reassess my basic skincare routine and gradually try new products. I noticed I was lacking a toner in my routine, so I decided to pick up one from one of my current favourite cruelty free skincare companies – Mario Badescu!

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Best of Beauty 2017

2017 has been a big year in beauty. From warm eyeshadows to multi-coloured highlights, this year has seen a variety of trends (some of which I’m happy to leave behind!) Here are my favourite products of 2017.

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