Channeling My Inner Unicorny Mermaid...


Okay, no, I haven't gone and lost my mind and, yes, you did just read that title perfectly - today we're letting the imagination take the wheel as we buckle up and delve into a world of crazy cosmetics that you've probably never thought to explore before...

Now, for a little bit of background before we begin, Unicorn Cosmetics (previously Unicorn Lashes) is a UK based beauty brand started by the wonderful Mel-Blue (in honour of the shocking bright blue hair that once was), striving to break the constant cycle of "samey", unoriginal product releases and actually bring out cosmetics that make you have to do a full on double take. 

Therefore, when I was kindly given the opportunity to test out and review some of Mel's wacky creations, I couldn't have been more excited and, to be honest, that excitement was well-warranted based the aesthetically pleasing nature and overall quality of the products below.



Lady Bug Unicorn Lashes* - £9.99
Made from 3D faux silk, these babies are utterly gorgeous and very well suited to my personal tastes when it comes to falsies. I adore the immense length and fluttery edge this pair adds to any eye look and, at the same time, they manage to remain lightweight and soft which is pretty impressive considering the dramatic visible difference. I'm getting to the point where, without these, my eyes feel slightly naked in a weird way, which means I've, for sure, been wooed by the wide-eyed effect this style of lash gives me.



JHEEZ, well, guys, if you aim to turn the most heads and get maximum attention on a night out or at a party, look no further, Blaise Dragon Lashes have 100% got you covered. Admittedly, these are not for the fainted hearted but, if you're a more confident lash wearer, you'll have a field day trying these out accompanied by a sultry, smokey eye - I wore them to a nighttime music festival in my local area and LOVED them. These lashes provide the correct amount of drama and oomph and I can't wait for another occasion to rise that merits such a display - this pair, much like the previous, can be worn up to 15 times, so you won't catch me wasting them anytime soon. Not on your life!

PRO RANGE
So, moving onto the Pro Range, I have two gorgeous face brushes that are vegan and cruelty free (thank GOD), boasting a high quality feel and glamorous appeal with intricate detailing on the ferrule (or "metal bit" if you're not into technical vocabulary - don't worry, that word was new to me too), pastel bristles and an iridescent unicorn handle. 

My first impressions of these before putting them to the test on my face? To be honest, I was really impressed because, for me, it's always abundantly clear, based on the amount of work and money the brand is willing to invest into the overall beauty of their products, whether the aim is to a, share something you're passionate about with the public, or b, make easy money. Due to the fact that these inarguably look and feel amazing from the texture of the brush head down to the material used for the wand, I'm definitely able to gage where Mel's intentions lie when it comes to her brand - intricacy and care like this is rare and wonderful to see.



This brush has been serving me really well over the last while for a number of different stages within my makeup routine - it really does live up to it's multipurpose claims. The bristles are so soft (you might think that's an automatic expectation for a brush but, trust me, I've tried some really scratchy ones that feel horrible when in contact with the skin), making it perfect for setting and swiping away powder from the under eye, a much more delicate area that requires a lighter touch. This also does a sound job at providing that BLINDING Summer strobe on the cheekbones, forehead, chin and d├ęcolletage (plus every other place on the body, if you're a little highlighter happy like myself) and I wouldn't put it past me to use it for blush application either. Adding this to your holiday makeup bag in order to save space would be a very wise move for quality and versatility at the same time.


015 Cream Dream Angled Brush* - £10.00
As I took the photos for this post before using a majority of the products, you won't be able to tell by the state of it but, good lord, I've used this brush to absolute DEATH. For cream contouring, the tightly packed bristles allow for a really smooth blend (sounds like a cup of coffee, I know) that doesn't end up looking muddy or strange but, instead, naturally SNATCHED. It also doesn't pick up a lot of product either, so you don't lose any coverage on your foundation whilst you're buffing in your contour and your girl needs her coverage, so I'm very appreciative of that aspect of the brush - totally worth spending the £10 for this baby. 

MERMAID BRUSHES
Now, I'm practically considered a mermaid anyway (I mean, my name... duh), however, now that I walk around flaunting these, people have a lot more reason to suspect that I may, in fact, be a fully fledged member of the aquatic kingdom. That's right, meet Lilu and Korali, the biggest talking points within my makeup collection - whenever I'm using them around people, they FREAK, and that's because they're the most adorable, unique and flexible brushes on the market.




Lilu* - £17.99
To be honest, I fell in love with Lilu because she embodies everything that I love - the beautiful colour red and a heavily chiseled face. This brush is a true favourite for powder contour (which you guys know I LIVE for) due to the tapering on the brush and it's size - it does an amazing job on my cheeks and jawline. The handle is, contrary to what most people are probably thinking,  really comfortable to hold and gives you a lot more freedom of movement compared to other brushes - on occasions, where you'd usually bend your arm and reposition yourself, you can simply bend the brush for the same effect (if you're truly lazy like me, this is a godsend). You can also use Lilu for foundation too, making her the perfect addition to any makeup collector's stash - she's adaptable, effective and different, which is the key to my heart.


Korali* - £17.99
Moving onto this stunner, here we have Korali (the only product here I photographed after usage, as my camera ran out of battery right at the end of my Unicorn Cosmetics photoshoot... bummer), the brush I've been generally gravitating towards for all of my powder needs lately. The main reason why this is a win for me is thanks to the positioning of the bristles - they're not too close together nor too sparse, meaning that, when desired, you can really press a setting powder into the skin as well as also, on the other end of the scale, being able to use it to apply the lightest tickle of blush. The wand is just as stunning as the previous - I think I'm going to need the rest of the mermaid collection in my life because, girl, I can't fault them.


UC Beauty Egg* - £4.99
Since the original Beauty Blender, I feel like brands have found it harder and harder over the years to market similar tools; comparisons are instantly made and judgements instantly passed. However, I personally don't believe that every sponge has to be an exact carbon copy the Beauty Blender, which is why I was more than happy to give this one the time of day before writing it off like some larger influencers do when it comes to competing products, such as the well-known Real Techniques "Miracle Complexion" sponge. 

As well as being a lovely shade of blue, this beauty egg has been doing a really efficient job on my foundation lately, as it blends out large areas of product fairly quickly (it's considerably larger than a Beauty Blender), getting the task done with a little more time to spare than usual. I don't actually dislike the fact that the texture of this is somewhat harder than what I'm used to with the BB as it means, just like with the cream dream brush, less product gets absorbed and more of the cake stays on my face. So, for the small price of £4.99, there's not a lot one can complain about, is there?


The Dirty B*tch* - £4.99
Okay so, can we start by talking about this product name? I'm OBSESSED - I'm sure I'm not the only one that can admit to being a bit of a dirty b*tch in the past and being too slovenly when it came my brushes. However, times have changed and I'm no longer here for the unwanted germs that can gather on unwashed makeup tools - I own a couple of silicone brush cleaners that make the process easier for me. This one is no exception and has become the one that I'm using most frequently at the moment as heart-shaped objects, as a rule of thumb, tend to catch my eyes first and draw me towards them. That being said, The Dirty B*tch also has a 3 different sets of grooves and patterns suited to a variety of sizes - if you want squeaky clean brushes all round, this is the one you want to pick up. 

Now, although I don't normally do lengthy conclusions as my overall opinion is normally crystal clear based on the individual product reviews, I just wanted to add that Unicorn Cosmetics is probably one of my favourite brands I've worked with on a collaborative basis and, as you guys know, there have been several cosmetic testing posts so far on my blog. It's been a long while since I've seen this level of sheer attention to detail, innovation and investment put into a range of products - Mel's love for beauty is completely transparent and the only thing that shines through when you look at and use anything from UC. Even the smaller elements (like the sturdy plastic boxes included within the interior of the lash boxes, the unicorn emblem printed on each ferrule, the holographic packaging, etc) can mean each makeup application feels that much more special and luxurious for the consumer, which is why almost everything here will be displayed on my dressing table rather than added to my regular drawers. 


Thanks so much for reading another in-depth post; I'm especially proud of this one so I'm hoping it was just as enjoyable from you guys' perspectives! And, before I forget, Unicorn Cosmetics does have a crazy sale on currently so, if you like what you see, don't hesitate to go and check that sh*t out because now is the BEST time to order your goodies.

Have you heard of Unicorn Cosmetics? What do you think of the products featured today? Would you like to see more from them here?

Let me know in the comment section below, along with any other feedback/questions/opinions you'd like to express - I love providing answers and engaging with each and every person! As always, if you're new, feel free to follow this blog (you won't regret it, I don't bite) for more posts just like this one!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

75 comments

  1. Gorgeous brushes I find so hard to clean them Love the brush cleaner thanks for the review xoxo Cris
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    1. They're absolutely stunning aren't they, Cris?! 100%, I used to not be able to clean all of mine properly but, nowadays, this has got me covered! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. Thanks a lot :D

    ooohn, so amaaaazing products my friend! the brushes seems to be perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Miguel - glad you're able to see the genius behind these products too! The brushes are so unique and good quality; I couldn't be happier with the way they work on the face. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. Super pretty mermaid colors! Love the brushes!

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    1. The colour scheme is definitely up my street too and really sticks well to the theme and general idea of the brand. I totally recommend picking up some of the brushes to try for yourself - you'd love them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. These mermaid brushes are so cute. I love the false lashes too. Nice post dear.
    Love!
    Have a happy Monday <3
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    1. Thanks so much for coming over to read! Yass, they're probably the most adorable brushes I've ever set eyes on! The false lashes are honestly something else - Lady bug lashes have been my holy grail pair ever since they arrived! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  5. AMAZING !

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    1. Thank you Molly! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. Is is ok for me to say that I am jealous? These brushes are the prettiest!

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    1. Ahaha, of course it is, if these weren't mine, I'd definitely have a case of major brush envy whilst reading this post! There are some amazing sales on at the moment so if you like the look of them then don't hesitate to go and buy! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. Beautiful pictures Marina. I love the unicorn horn brushes and I've gotta have them in my life now! Thanks for showing and letting us know the brands trustworthy which makes me wanna buy there even more.
    Ell xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ellie, gotta try with your flatlays, eh?! Yess, the Unicorn horns are so stunning and iridescent - they look amazing when you use them! I'm glad you appreciated that part of the review too - I genuinely enjoy using these because of the fact that I can tell how much effort has really been put into their making, which is is beautiful thing! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  8. LOVE these products!!
    xoxo
    Ale
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    1. They're amazing, aren't they?! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. I'm obsessed with these brushes! I definitely need to try this brand out! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I'm obsessed too - I haven't put them down since they arrived in my post box! You're so welcome, thanks for reading - I really hope you do end up trying out Unicorn Cosmetics! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Hi there my dear,
    these mermaid brushes look so beautiful . I love all pictures so much ;)
    Hugs to you from Germany
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    1. Hi there Labella! Thank you so much, that's so kind of you - I'm loving these photos too, to be honest, these products made it really easy to come up with decent images! The mermaid brushes are so unique - totally besotted! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. these brushes are so gorgeous!

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    1. My thoughts exactly Clare! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Thank you for making me discover this brand, the brushes are gorgeous !!

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    1. Awe, you're very welcome, I'm really glad you've enjoyed hearing about Unicorn Cosmetics, especially the brushes! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. I have never used the brand! I love how much thought has gone to their products and all the little details make it so unique. I need to try these lashes, even though I'm not a lash wearer, but these look too cute not to try x

    Laura
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    1. I'm so glad that I can show you Unicorn Cosmetics for the first time Laura! I know, it just feels so good to use their products because I know that Mel and everyone else behind the brand have worked so hard to make it different! I didn't wear lashes for a long time but, honestly, it changed my life when I started on like days and nights out and these babies are stunning! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. Hi! it's original, I like it, regards!!

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    1. Thank you very much for reading Vanessa, however, I think you've copied and pasted my link instead of yours by accident but it's okay, I know your blog and I'm ON MY WAYYY! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. Everything sounds so good! I have never heard of this brand before. I love the look of everything.


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    1. Thanks for coming to read today Lupe! I'm stoked your first impressions of Unicorn Cosmetics and their products are 100% positive - these are amazing. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. That's very wonderful. I also want a set of such. Thank you for sharing with us

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    1. You're very welcome hun, thanks for reading! You should definitely pick up a set of brushes if you're interested, especially at the moment with the sales! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  17. These loook amazing! I have a pair of the unicorn lashes and the multi purpose brush - both really good products. Those mermaid brushes look so interesting to use. Great post lovely :) Chelsea xxxx

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    1. Yasss Chelsea - so glad to hear that you're already a part of the Unicorn Cosmetics squad and that you're loving what you've got as much as I am! The lashes, no matter what style you get, are of a lovely quality and, I'm glad you can agree, the multi purpose brush is EVERYTHING - next stop for you is the mermaid brushes, you'd love them! Thanks for reading gorgeous! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. This is such a funky looking collection! Love the lashes!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Haha, it really is Pam - I love them! And YASSS, you can't go somewhere special without a good pair on and these are both to die for, for different occasions! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. So pretty darling, the brushes look great.

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    Lovely
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    1. Thank you gorgeous, they're so stunning, I know - you would love the brushes! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  20. I have heard so many good things about this brand, but I'm yet to try anything from them! Those lashes look gorgeous and the brushes are insane! Definitely need to take the plunge and give something a try. Great post, and I love your photos!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. So lovely to hear from you beautiful! You should 100% take the plunge, it's so worth it - the lashes and brushes are just amazing and, as you said, insane! Thanks so much, really appreciate you saying that - really wanted to make these look special! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  21. Hello dear, these brushes are very beautiful, I was delighted! I really liked your photos too *_*

    Ariadne ♥
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    1. Awe Ariadne - this was a wonderful comment, thank you so much! You're right though, they are beautiful so they get 100% of the credit for making the photos look GORGE! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. These brushes look amazing! <3

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    1. They really are Annie - you'd definitely have fun playing with them! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. These products all look amazing! I would especially like to try the Lady bug lashes, but the dragon ones probably are a bit too much for me. I've never heard of the brand before but it looks and sounds incredible x
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    1. Thank you so much for reading and leaving me a lovely comment, really means a lot! Yes, admittedly, the dragon lashes are only really ones for nights out (I couldn't wear them on a normal day - too much drama!) but once they're on, they do look stunning with a dominating eye look! The Lady Bug Lashes are a lot less hard to handle - I love them for flawless length any day of the week I'm doing makeup! Really happy that your first impressions of Unicorn Cosmetics are this positive! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. Hello! thx for your comment in my blog now i´following your blog
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    1. Thank you very much - I think your blog posts are stunning too! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. I am absolutely NOT into unicorns and mermaids (my daughter is obsessed though, probably why I am reluctant to give in myself), but I appreciate the consistent design and thought that went into the development of the products.

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    1. Haha, I totally respect that Anne - they're not for everyone but I'm glad your daughters a huge fan of unicorns and mermaids and is pushing you to the point of giving in haha! At least you got to see how much hard work and effort Unicorn Cosmetics has made towards the making of each and every product. x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. Those brushes looks like fun :)

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    1. They SO are, Marie - obsessed! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  27. These brushes are so cute. I really love unicorn and mermaid.
    Kisses!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Adriana! The brushes are so gorgeous and would be right up your street if you love unicorns and mermaids as much as I do, haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  28. Omg this set is too cute! It's like an instagram dream haha. And based on your review, the brushes as not only adorable but also good quality! The Lilu brush immediately got my eye, that red is fire! The angled brush sounds (and looks) amazing as well. Thanks for the review!
    xx

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    1. This was such a lovely comment, I'm so glad you enjoyed the review! Yasss, haha, I didn't think about the "Instagrammable" potential of Unicorn Cosmetics products - they're really breathtaking! I do agree, out of all of the products, Lilu caught my eye the most too - she slays! But, to be honest, they all do so they're totally worth the small investment!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  29. those brushes are absolutely fabulous, I love all the amazing colours on them. It's an Instagram heaven! Thank you for the review beautiful xx

    Much love, xx
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    1. Hey there babe! Thanks so much for reading and for leaving a wonderful comment - you're always so kind! You're right though, everything here photographs beautiful due to the aesthetically pleasing nature of the products. The quality matches up to that too so, for me, they're perfection! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  30. Have a happy Monday <3
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    1. Thank you very much, I did, I set off for my holiday - I hope you did too! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  31. I know so many people went gaga over the unicorn and mermaid trends but I never warmed up to it. These brushes sound like a decent quality though.

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    1. Hi there Shireen! I get it, its not for everyone which is perfectly fine! I, personally, did go gaga when I saw these and even more so when I used them because the quality of the brushes was really good too, so they're worth buying regardless of whether the appearance appeals to you or not! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  32. Hey Marina! How fun is this post?! I love the look of mermaid/unicorn/kawaii stuff too. I've been following your blog for a while now, it's awesome to see how your blog has blown up and all the success you're having over the past year - congrats!

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    1. Hey there Chelsea, so glad you enjoyed the post and the look of the products! Honestly, this made me so happy to read - a lot of people reading nowadays are new, which isn't a bad thing at all (gotta grow) but when an older reader contacts me it's especially beautiful to know that you've been following all this time. Thank you so much for your continued support. x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous brushes. I keep seeing them pop up on Instagram and I've been lusting after them.. I was super tempted when they were on sale too. Their lashes look good too. I enjoy the fun packaging. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much for reading hun! You're right, they're almost irresistible to unicorn and mermaid lovers (like us, of course) so I'm not surprised you've been lusting after them - I totally recommend anything from Unicorn Cosmetics, for the packaging and the products themselves. x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  34. These brushes are so beautiful, I like them, how can they be so cute!

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    1. Awe they absolutely are, so glad you're loving the look of them! x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  35. I'd not heard of this brand at all before but it's so clear that they've invested so much thought and care into each product! I love the sound of the brush cleaner (we all know we don't clean our brushes often enough!), and the mermaid brushes are just beautiful

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment Steph! I'm really stoked that you can see the creative side of things too and estimate just how much thought and effort has been put in here - I was taken aback by the two sets of brushes especially. Haha, we all get a bit lazy sometimes - brush cleaners are so useful! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  36. I'm glad you actually enjoyed the line since it seems to fit with your personality. The brushes are so cute and look well designed.
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    1. Ahah, it sure does Toya - right up my street, for sure! They are immensely cute, aren't they - my little babies! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  37. Ohhh these brushes are so cute!! Amazing pictures too! ❤

    xoxo,
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  38. Great post! Photos are amazing.. :)
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  39. These are fab! Never seen them before. Would make a great gift for my niece.

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