May Beauty Favourites

Sunday, 4 June 2017

As we're just beginning to enter into June, it seemed a very fitting stage to give you my May beauty favourites! I've been enjoying a lot of goodies lately - the month of May has been kind to me in terms of new makeup and skincare products; in my normal fashion, I thought I'd share those with you guys!

So, without any further ado, let's get into this month's spotlight products - it's going to be a long one folks (feel free to get your popcorn before we get started)!



Anastasia Beverly Hills Quad (4 individual shadows) - £30
I've heard so many positive things about ABH shadows over the last while, hence why I gave in to the makeup junkie side of me and finally decided to purchase some! Along with an empty four well palette, I picked up the following individual shadows (swatched above):




Now, I'm genuinely obsessed with these - they're pigmented, creamy, blend beautifully and come in a range of stunning shades! I will definitely be buying more (sorry bank account) very soon, as I'm so impressed with the formula!

Due to the fact that there have been so many amazing liquid matte lipsticks popping up on the market lately, I definitely forgot just how much I enjoy a good glossy lip. And, needless to say, this highly pigmented gloss from Mac Cosmetics has reminded me of that and made me fall in love with glosses all over again.

The "Vamplify" lipglosses smell absolutely wonderful and are so long lasting for glosses. I picked up the shade 'Absolute Score' (a muted greyish-brown) and am absolutely loving it! (You guys know how much I adore a dark lip!) This is, for sure, a quality lip product from Mac: I highly recommend! Better yet, they are currently on sale as we speak: go and grab one and let me know what you think!

This liquid liner had been my go-to lately; when they say it's smudge proof, they really mean it. I, so far, have never come across such an affordable and versatile liquid liner that's as long lasting and bold as this one. The quality is second to none and, fortunately, it doesn't spread out and start settling into the cracks of your skin; I'm really impressed. So for those of you out there that enjoy a good wing, this is definitely worth picking up!


This review has been a long time coming, as I did receive this for consideration rather a while ago, however, due to the 30 day claim, I had to leave it for the full duration before spilling the tea on this revolutionary product.

I've always had issues with my brows; not only are they lighter than my hair colour, but they are also rather thin and sparse, meaning that they don't stand out at all. I loved using the Colorsport 30 day brow tint - the instructions are easy to follow and gave me really beautiful brows that I'm rather proud of (if I do say so myself!)

This kit retails for £8.25, which is incredibly reasonable considering the fact that you can definitely get several uses out of one tube; my brows are covered for the next while!

Again, this is a wonderful product from Colorsport - my lashes have (naturally) never looked better with this new and improved faster formula. This did make my lashes stand out a lot more from the roots to the tips (creating a more dramatic look) so I decided to share some with one of my beautiful friends (she has rather light-coloured lashes as she's blonde) and she was obsessed with the results! 

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for an easier and faster way of applying natural, permanent colour to their lashes - it really works!


Out of all of the products I've mentioned today for my beauty favourites, this one, for me, stands out by a mile. About two weeks before I had the pleasure of trying this beauty out, my skin was probably at it's worst - my breakouts were uncontrollable. However, after using this for a while, I've got to say that I'm seriously impressed and also absolutely in love. And it's the real thing this time!

This 100% organic cleansing balm by Balm Balm is a must have for any skincare junkie. It's incredibly soothing and nourishing for the skin and and cleanses so deeply that you can literally feel the dirt being pushed to the surface. And not to mention the gorgeous scent! 

This product saved my skin and it could definitely do the same for yours - I highly recommend. 

Sun protection is, of course, a priority as we approach the summer months - the sun's rays are capable of doing more harm than good to the skin and could potentially damage it! That's why I always love to use a strong SPF 50 sun screen to protect me throughout the day and, currently, I'm favouring this one by Frezyderm

Established by Mr. Anastasios Anastasiou in 1986, Frezyderm is originally a Greek Brand aiming to produce and manufacture safe, effective and high quality products. Their award-winning Velvet sun screen line is, in my opinion, really innovative. I love the transparency and texture - it almost creates a sort of 'second skin' barrier effect when applied, which makes me feel comfortable with going out in the sun, as I know that my face and body are fully protected.

I've really been enjoying this sample-sized eye makeup remover from Mac - it's so lightweight and doesn't irritate at all. I've been experimenting with a lot more glitter lately, and this still takes the lot of with ease! I'll definitely be buying the full-sized product some time in the near future.

And, last but not least, is the product that I stupidly forgot to photograph (I have a memory like a sieve, you guys) - the konjac angel cloth with bamboo charcoal. I've never seen anything like this ever before, so getting the opportunity to try this was wonderful, and my skin is reaping the benefits. 

I've ditched my muslin cloth for this 100% pure alternative: I'm obsessed. With the addition of bamboo charcoal, it also helps to calm down my teenage blemishes, which is always a bonus. 

Overall, this is so easy to use, long-lasting and of fantastic quality, so head over to the website and purchase yours now!

Thank you very much for reading today's post on my May beauty favourites - I really hope you enjoyed it!

What was your favourite product featured and why? 

Let me know in the comment section below, along with any other feedback you may have, as I love hearing from each and every one of you! As usual, feel free to follow this blog before you leave for updates on when I post more content just like this!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

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  1. FIRST! This sounds like an amazing mix of products. Definitely want to try the brow tint x Nikita

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    1. You're always so active here hun! x Yes, the brow tint is a game changer - my brows have never looked so full without being filled in! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  2. The deep cleansing balm sounds amazing..

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    1. It's honestly my favourite skincare product of the minute! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much hun, you too! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. They all look so good, I love the colours in the Anastasia quad! this reminds me I need to get my faves up! xo
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    1. Yes, I'm so impressed with Anastasia's shadows! xx Get it up girl - I can't wait to read it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. the cleansing balm looks so gorgeous so I'm gonna have to get it! xxx and i love abh shadows, theyre so creamy! xx
    El xx

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    1. Hey there you, thanks for reading! xx So glad you agree with my choices - that balm has changed my skin, genuinely, so I couldn't be happier that I was given the opportunity to try it out! And yasss, Anastasia Beverly Hills are amazing with shadows - I will definitely be getting some more in a week or so! Maybe an 8 well palette, fingers crossed! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. You've chosen some great products. I loved the eye shadow...

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    1. Thanks so much Joshita! xx They shadows from ABH are stunning - if you don't have any, they're certainly worth the investment! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. That Anastasia quad looks so pretty! I love it.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Kayleigh! It's stunning - I think I selected some bold yet beautiful shades to add to my collection! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. Some great products in this post, I'm especially loving the ABH eyeshadows! 💖

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    1. Thanks so much Leanne! Makes me really happy when people like the look of my picks! x Yasss, in love with each pan - stunning! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. Great Post Marina. I like the idea of the brow tint. I have to draw on my eyebrows, I am a blondie!!

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    1. Aww Rach! First of all, thanks so much for reading today and, second of all, all brows are beautiful, no matter what shape, size or shade they are! But if you are looking to make them stand out slightly more, these tints will do the trick! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Love the range of products here. The mascara sounds like exactly what I need. quite fancy trying it.

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    1. Thanks so much Mel! xx It's such a wonderful product and really helps those lashes to stand out! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. nice favs!!!
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    1. Thank you hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Those eyeshadows look beautiful!!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. Thanks for reading Hannah - they really are a stunning addition to my collection! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I'm impressed by people who find all sorts of makeup and know what to do with it... The konjac sponge is one I've tried. :)

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    1. Haha, that made me chuckle Eliz! x Trust me, my makeup skills have taken a LONG ass time to develop - when you start out, you're pretty mediocre but after a while, you start getting good! x I'm loving my Konjac sponge, so glad you've tried it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. I'm totally getting that sunscreen from frezyderm! And I've been thinking that I need a good sunscreen for this summer!

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    1. It's amazing girl - I couldn't recommend it more! xx It's transparent, feels comfortable on the skin yet protects you SO well! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Great list, its definitely time to be adding sun cream to a list of beauty must haves! Summer is on its way.

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    1. Thanks so much Em! Yes, sun protection is vital at this stage! It's getting dreadfully hot! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. What a fab selection of products! I would love to try the eyelash colour gel, infact I'd like to try all of them!!

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    1. Haha thanks so much Laura! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. What a thorough review of so many products! I'm going to have to look into the brow tint, because I also have such sparse brows.

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    1. Thanks so much - I tried to include a vast array of products that I've been enjoying lately! xx Eva honestly, the brow tint has been a game changer for me lately! It's so worth it for the price! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. The angel cloth loos and sounds amazing!! Need to get me one of those!

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    1. It's such a strange yet amazing product! I'm so into it - will definitely be buying another one when the time comes! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. I am obsessed with that Anastasia Beverly Hill rosette eyeshadow it is so pretty would love that in my collection. Great beauty faves x

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    1. Thanks so much Ana! x Rosette is really a stunning shade - definitely worth the purchase, I'll be using it for many eye looks to come! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. Oooh I love the look of those shimmery shades! Definitely want to try them out!

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    1. Please, go ahead Freya! Totally worth the money! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. I love those colors. I prefer browns and chocolates. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Tonia! Yes, I'm obsessed with beautiful cocoa warm browns too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. That angel cloth looks amazing! I don't wear make up often tbh but when I do I like eco friendly and ethical products x

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    1. It's definitely one to try hun, for sure! Love the sound of eco friendly and ethical products - best way to go! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. That really is a great variety of product to go through Marina. Not sure what to start with first but you have chosen some pretty good quality here.

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. You are so quick in Reviews !! Mac lipgloss is must go list this month for sure

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    1. Haha, thanks Nida, I like to get new products and reviews in there pretty quickly! x Yes, that lipgloss is poppin'! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  25. You have used quite a range of products in such attractive colors. Loved the color of Anastasia and the eye shadow!

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    1. Thanks so much Akshat for reading! The anastasia shadows are TO DIE FOR! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. I will show this to my girlfriend as I am sure she would love something like this

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    1. I reckon she would too James!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  27. Very cool listing of products. I don't know that I have a particular favorite. This is not generally something I would be purchasing although I do like thinking about what my daughter has to deal with when it comes to makeup.

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    1. Thanks very much David! Yasss, it really is a struggle! I try to avoid buying all of this but it's like the products call my name! x
      Lots of love
      Marina Rosie x

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  28. I don't use make up often but I still think you chose the right kind of products. The eye shadow palette's colors looks so nice. I would love to try using them if I had it.

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    1. The colours are stunning - I highly recommend popping over to Anastasia Beverly Hill's website and creating your own! There are so many gorgeous shades to choose from! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  29. Admittedly, I'm a complete minimalist when it comes to makeup. Although I do love lipgloss and a good mascara. Will definitely be keeping my eyes out of "Vamplify" lip gloss. Anything to make me more kissable is a good thing! x

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    1. Haha, the Vamplify makes the lips so beautiful and puts a gorgeous shine on them - I reckon it will definitely make you more kissable! You can also get in in a nude shade, meaning that even if you are a minimalist and don't really indulge in a good bold lip, you can still rock the lipgloss x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  30. HAHA my gf has the eye makeup remover from MAC :) I THINK it's great LOL!

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    1. It really gets off every last drop of makeup - that's why I love it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  31. Ooh that Balm Balm face cleaner sounds awesome. I'm going to try it out!! Thanks for all the great reviews :)

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    1. It's amazing! xx Please do try it - you won't regret it! Thanks so much for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  32. I don't really know about it! I'm a bit confused with these products! This topic is much new for me. Actually make up is not made for me, I've never done this. I still think you chose the right kind of products.

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    1. Ah, well you've come to the right place if you're new and want to learn. Feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know and get in contact with me regarding your questions and queries! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  33. I love the shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I like creamy shadows that are also shimmery and these colors are so pretty.

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    1. Yass, they're some gorgeous shades - they stood out to me immediately on the website, so I couldn't resist! Creamy formulas are always a bonus, as they make for a much more beautiful and smooth application x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  34. ANasatasia quad is my fav! You had quite a lot of great beauties to try, haven't you? :-) Also colorsport is a must try, as I'm a good lashes fan!

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    1. Yes - I've been incredibly lucky this month! xx Those two are definitely ride or dies - my eye-makeup has never looked better with the addition of the quad and the colorsport! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  35. OK I'm totally sold on the Colorsport Mascara. The fact that its permanent colour is great and I never realised that permanent color mascara even existed. The price is so good too for the quality of the product. Love!

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    1. I didn't know it existed either before discovering colorsport! Honestly, the solution is so easy to pop together and, despite having done it about 25 days ago, my lashes are still going strong and look amazing! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  36. I never used any of these products, but MAC is my go-to brand, so might check one of these out!

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    1. Yasss, MAC has to be a go-to! Obsessed with MAC lip products, as always! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  37. Such pretty things, ahhh those swatches are beautiful! Your photos are so dreamy too, following you on GFC! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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    1. This comment made my day Elizabeth! x Thanks so much babe! x Following you back on EVERYTHING haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  38. I really love the shimmery pink champagne shadow you featured at the start! The organic cleansing balm sounds good too - I really struggle to find lip balms that don't make my lips dryer than when I started out. I might have to give that one a go!

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    1. Yass, Pink Champagne by ABH is such a beautiful shade, I'm whipped! xx Balm Balm do such amazing products - they also do an incredibly beautiful lip balm too if you'd like to check that out! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  39. You have a nice collection of cosmetics. As I never use so much cosmetics but for minimal makeup I use MAC.

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    1. Thanks very much Amit - MAC is a very reliable brand, even for those who aren't regular makeup users. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  40. you just have the very nicest collections of beauty items, your choice is strong and wonderful...

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    1. Aww thank you so much beaut, I'm flattered! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  41. Beautiful products! The shadows are perfect for everyday wear. And that eyeliner is just really nice. The charcoal sponge is something that I would like to try!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading today Carol! xx You're right, the shadows add a beautiful pop of colour to a look but not too much for them to be considered 'too glam' for everyday wear! x The eyeliner is such a favourite and yes, the charcoal sponge is amazing! x So different!
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  42. I've not tried any of these but love the sound of all of them. Especially the brow and lash tint, it sounds so much easier than my monthly appointment at the beauticians.

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    1. You really ought to try some of these beauties! x Monthly appointment? Scrap that - go and get yourself some Colorsport! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  43. I avoid putting make up during the summer although I already have some of this products but I have to try the charcoal sponge.

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    1. Yes, in summer, there is always that fear that makeup will fade away or become uncomfortable! x Do try the charcoal sponge - it's wonderful! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  44. So great with that Mac Vamplify Lipgloss. I am so loving that glossy for my lips.

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    1. Yasss - I've been so into mattes lately, so much so that I genuinely forgot how beautiful a gloss can look! It's so pigmented too! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  45. I love the swatches but my favorite is the mermaid one. Can't wait to see your look book featuring the mermaid shade and the MAC Vamplify gloss. It will look too cool :)

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    1. Thanks so much for that suggestion! Sounds like a fabulous idea - I'll have to get a look book sorted very soon! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  46. The 4 eyeshadow shades are so pretty. x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. Gotta love those pops of colour by ABH Jordan xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  47. Really like that post! So pretty eye-shadows and all colours look great! Nice choices

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    1. Thanks so so much Erin - really glad you have a great time reading it! x Yass, ABH never fails to impress me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  48. I just nominated you for the Bloggers Recognition Award, because your blog is awesome! :)

    Read it here: http://theteenrunway.com/blogger-recognition-award/

    xx, Lauren

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    1. Thank you very much lovely - I'll have a look at the post ASAP! So flattered; that really has made my day! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  49. nice mix of cosmetics that will surely bring every beauty in you that still undiscovered! Hope to buy soon!

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    1. Awe that's lovely Angela - do make some purchases off of this list! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  50. I certainly love a good haul and this looks great. i have never heard of coloursport before, but it sounds great.

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    1. I love a good haul too Lindsey! x The colorspot products have really helped my confidence with my brows! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  51. I can only wear cosmetics they don't contain fragrances. I love your haul I wish I could own the items you posted.

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    1. Ah, I have a friend with the same restriction in terms of cosmetics Ra'nesha! x Thanks so much though, so glad you enjoyed the haul - some of these aren't very fragrant so I think you could be fine with some! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  52. I used to use a koniac sponge for skincare, I didn't know they did a cloth as well.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Really? x Well, yes they do, and it's a wonderful cloth at that! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  53. I love my ABH quad so much. You picked some lovely shades. The pink shimmery one is very pretty. I love the little compact it comes with xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Yes, I'm over the moon with mine Sal xxx So happy with the formula and you're right - the compact is adorable! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  54. Some great colors and shades. I haven't heard of this brand, so shall check it out next time I am out. Thank you for alerting us to these great beauty products!

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    1. Thanks you for reading today hun! xx These products are all worth checking out so that sounds like a good plan! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  55. I absolutely love the eye palette. The burgundy color is so beautiful. I wish it was all natural.. I would have bought it immediately. I also heard a lot of rave about konjac sponge. It's time to give it a try

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    1. I know, the ABH shadows could not be more stunning! x All natural shadows sound fabulous to me, but, of course, they'll be very expensive to make! x I totally do recommend the Konjac sponge - you've gotta get it! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  56. Ooh! That konjac sponge looks interesting. Like you, I'm interested with everything charcoal. I hope we have this in local stores.

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    1. It's such an intriguing product Denice! Xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  57. Love the look of the Anastasia Beverley Hills Palette. I may have to treat myself to that! And I'll also have a look at the Frezyderm Facial Sunsceen as well :)

    Louise x

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    1. Definitely treat yourself to an ABH quad hun - there are so many stunning shades! xx The sunscreen has started to become my lifeline during the heat Louise, so it's totally worth it! Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  58. Usually when I see beauty blogs, I dread going through them because nothing ever relates to me...however that frankincense deep cleansing balm sounds spectacular!

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    1. Haha! x If you'e not in the beauty niche then, i agree, all of the product talk may seem a little daunting! x Balm Balm has so many beautiful products - the frankincense balm has been spectacular.
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  59. I found some great products in your post. Thank for sharing looking forward your June collection.

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    1. So glad you found some lovely bits Savita! Can't wait to do June - there are already so many different things I've been enjoying lately! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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