Palette test: No7 anniversary palettes

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So here is the palette test that I promised ages ago: the Boots 80th anniversary No7 palettes. This review is a little dated now, but the smokey palette seems to still be available on the Boots website even if you can’t get them in shops now. The nude one might have sold out, but as you will see, it’s the weaker of the two. Apologies for the limited and crappy pics in this update, BTW, I have no idea what was going on.

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Adventures in beauty: US haul

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Apologies for the long gap between posts. It’s not because I haven’t wanted to blog, or that I haven’t had anything to say-quite the opposite, in fact. However, I think I underestimated how tiring it would be going back to work full-time and blogging both The Apprentice and Strictly whilst still not recovered. Because I still can’t write physically for any great length of time and still relying on the voice software for extensive prose, blogging has not been the most essential task for me and therefore has fallen by the wayside a little bit. However, there are lots of things I want to cover and so I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things a little bit, although I recognise that posts are probably going to be a little bit sporadic at least until Christmas due to keeping up the other blogs.

OK, that over with… I went to America recently for work, to Phoenix, and I have to say, I was incredibly excited at the prospect of all of those American beauty retailers: Ulta! Sephora! Nordstrom! In practice, I didn’t really get much opportunity to look around wider Phoenix, so I mainly stayed in the area where the conference is being held, which had a Macy’s and a Mac store. However, I did manage a walk to the fairly close by Ulta store, where I picked up a big old haul of goodies.

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Hard as Nails: Nailbox July and August

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Although I have bought a handful of beauty boxes now (I have another want to show you soon), there is only one that has inspired me to subscribe: Nailbox. For those that know me, that I would choose a nail-based box is no surprise. Nailbox is £15 a month (although it can be cheaper if you pay in bulk for several months at once) and for that you get five products, at least three of which will be polish. The box comes around the 23rd or 24th of the month although I think payment is taken at the start of the month, so watch out if you only intend to get a one-off box.

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Palette test: Rimmel Brixton Brown and Models Own Chrome

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So for the next update in my never-ending quest to try out all my eyeshadow palettes, I picked two mini palettes. I bought the Models Own chrome palette a few weeks ago and have been waiting for an excuse to use it, whilst the Rimmel Brixton brown has been hanging around my stash for a while-I think I’ve used it a little bit, but it’s not one I reach for very often.

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