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Beauty Products I Cannot Live Without!

Beauty Product I Cannot Live Without
There is nothing more testing on the skin than a weekend away at a music festival. Hot tent air, rain and what I can only hope is flying beer are just some of the hurdles your vulnerable pores must overcome. So at the 2012 Reading Festival, when I accidentally left my trusty makeup bag at home, the beauty products I could not live without became oh so clear.
Coming in at a joint second came Benefit’s Porefessional Primer (£24.50 Boots) and MAC’s Cremblend Blush in Ladyblush (£18) – for me these two products work in harmony with one another to create the perfect “I’m-wearing-hardly-any-makeup” face (perfect for festivals, and even better for everyday university wear).» >

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Beauty Dupes!

Beauty Dupes


Especially, as students, money is short and savings are great wherever you can find them. Here are three really cheap and seriously good make-up dupes for a few of the top, raved about products in the beauty world.
First up is the Nars Blush, known for its beautiful range of colours and amazing pigmentation, but at £21 it goes way above the student budget. Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush is an excellent and much cheaper substitute and still looks amazing.» >

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AW/13 Nail Trends


This AW13, be prepared for the most eclectic nail trends that have been seen in a while. Whilst more minimalist that velvet or caviar nails, these nail trends are definitely not ones to be underrated. Simple enough to try on your own at home without splurging on a professional nail job, but glamorous enough that they’ve been seen on every runway this season, your nails will be the making of your outfit this autumn.» >

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Body Shop Cleanser Cluster

As an avid cleanser collector, I’m always on the lookout for a shiny new product to join my bulging skincare arsenal. Creamy cleansers, foaming cleansers, cleansing milks, you name it I’ve tried them… But until recently I’d never delved into the realms of an oil or a balm.
Though I’d had my eyes set on the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm for some time, at a whopping £34 and with a student budget to consider, I could never reconcile myself to the idea of parting with that much money for a cleanser.» >

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Vampy Wearable Halloween Makeup by Jess Chambers



1. To begin, apply a foundation that is one shade lighter than your natural
skin colour – a flawless, pale base is essential for any kind of vampy-y (well,
vampire) look.
2. Next apply powder, a healthy glow is not an option, flawlessness is
3. Take a gold eyeshadow, (my personal favourite is MAC’s ‘Woodwinked’ as it
blends out into a pinky orange) and apply it all over the lid, right up to the
crease.» >

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Skincare at the Student Takeover by Francesca Farrow

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The Body Shop had some spectacular offers on beauty and skincare recently at the Student Takeover in the Oracle. One of my favourite products from this store is the Vitamin E Moisture Cream which definitely leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft. The great thing also is that it is suitable for all skin types, so whether your skin is dry or greasy this moisturiser works well on both.» >

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