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Winter Bath Edition

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Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath:

Perfect for this season is the fruity and sweet scent of the Fresh Fig Honey Bath by Laura Mercier. It also has a slightly woody fragrance, creating the ultimate comfort for those dark autumnal and winter nights. The packaging comes with a honey dipper which, I feel, adds an extra feature to make bath time feel that much more luxurious! At around the £30 mark, it is a stretch of most students’ budgets, but it does last a long while depending on how many baths you take (of course) and I haven’t yet found a product that makes me feel as cosy in the bathtub as this does so it definitely deserves a place on your Christmas list.» >

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Autumn/Winter Makeup Tutorial



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The latest autumn/winter makeup trends are here! With classic but dramatic eyeliner and deep violet lipstick, this tutorial will help you achieve that sultry sexy winter look.

Main makeup products needed:

Superdrug’s own brand of makeup, at only £1.99, 2true’s eyeliner is the cheapest and most effective eyeliner in the shops.

Kate Moss’s lipstick from Rimmel London colour 107. Costing £5.49 this lipstick is great for creating wine coloured lips.» >

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Are you ready for winter?




Now that we have had our spout of good weather and those cold winter days are drawing in it’s time to get our skin repaired and prepared!
Restoring skin from any sun exposure is an essential part of your skin care routine and therefore you need to ensure your skin is constantly moisturised. A great moisturiser to look for is one containing hyaluronic acid. Although this sounds odd it is in fact a molecule which draws water into your skin, keeping it hydrated.» >

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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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