Thursday, 9 February 2012

Topshop Splurge

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

No, no, before you scootch your bumbums to the edge of your chairs anticipating a Topshop clothing haul, let me rain on your parade- I bought no clothes! I never actually buy clothes from Topshop. Mainly because I have a fat ass and Topshop doesn't accommodate this and also because there isn't too much in their that really suits me. Meh.


What I do love from Topshop though is their make up range. I actually reviewed the sandstorm range last year, so if you'd like to refresh your memory, HERE it is.

A couple of weeks ago I was in London for the New CID event and had arranged to meet up with Victoria from VIPXO outside the Topshop on Oxford Street. It would have been rude to walk past and not stop by. Thirty eight English pounds later, here is what I came out with:


Since buying these beauties, I have loved the lipsticks so much that I've bought two more- oopsie. The lipliner in 'Fearless' is the PERFECT accompaniment for the lipstick in 'Brighton Rock'.


Whilst I meandered round the makeup (and bumped into Barbara aka ThePersianBabe of all people), I spotted a rather expansive Barry M counter and couldn't help but have a gander. I always check out Barry M because I love their pigments and have quite a little collection now. This particular counter seemed to have a much wider selection of shades than my usual ones, so I took full advantage and bought three more dazzle dusts.

I think they are all really gorgeous spring shades and will look lovely blended with other colours or patted all over the lid.


Pretty!


On to the pencils. I love them both. A lot.

'Coal' eyeliner has now become my absolute favourite and I will definitely be repurchasing when it runs out. It's darker than dark, smudges beautifully, stays on all day (where I left it too!) and gives the perfect smokey vixen eye. It's true love I tell thee.

'Fearless' lipliner is my second ever lipliner and is fantastic with 'Brighton Rock' lipstick. It glides on effortlessly with no stressful skin tugging and makes a brilliant base too. Since buying this, I have a lot of faith in Topshop lipsticks and will be looking into more.


I won't go on too much about the lipsticks because I recently made a video featuring them, but in a nutshell, they're great, get some!

Creamy, pigmented, long lasting, non drying, what more could you want?


How much do you love the packaging? So fun!



I know they look VERY similar, but I couldn't help myself. 'Brighton Rock' is very candy pink, where as 'Confession' is a pinkish coral.

Ooohhhhh look at coal. Sooooo black.


Yes, I know this is a stupid weirdo face, but I HAD to pick it over the nice smiley-show-the-lipstick-snaps because there is a little monkey poking round in the back! Tehe!

Overall, I think that was £38 well spend and I'm really pleased with my purchases.

Have you ever bought makeup from Topshop? What did you think?

Toodlepip!

xx

94 comments:

  1. my local topshop doesnt sell make up :(

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    1. Same mine doesn't either!! so annoying xxxx

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  2. Really love the lipsticks ! Definitely want to try their make up range ! Your daughter is so cute in the background ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the barry m glitter dusts! I need some more xxx

    www.misslv.com

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  4. Your little monkey is the cutest baby I've seen on Youtube so far - yes, even cuter that the ones who can't stop laughing, eating lemons etc. :D You are really blessed. :)

    I can't wait to visit Topshop makeup section when I go to England in April. Actually... I just can't wait to visit London again. But so far, greetings from Estonia! :)

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  5. I love the packaging of the topshop makeup, so cute! Those lipsticks look gorgeous xx

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    1. I have brighton rock and i wear it all the time it's such a lovely colour, and I think it suits all skin types. P.S louise you are beautiful and babt glitter is soooooooooooooo adorable i wish you both the bestxxx

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  6. lovely post :) i can't wait to get some Topshop lipsticks!

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  7. I love topshop make up but my town doesnt stock it so everytime I'm somewhere that sells it I always treat myself...probably to brighton rock next time, its such a pretty colour.

    Bxxx

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  8. I really want to be brave enough to try a bright lipstick, I just can't bring myself to do it!

    It looks beautiful on you though. And I have quite the collection of Barry M's too, and I also have some Gosh and Models Own ones, if they are glittery, and in a pot. I am there! Oh and I can't get enough of Body Shop Shimmer Cubes, they are my every day 'go to'.

    Baby Glitter peeping in the background is adorable!

    Keep up the good work!

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  9. I've only tried the lipsticks from Topshop and I love Innocent (was suddenly inspired to blog about it today after seeing your Lipstick Favourites video!) but I might have to branch out a bit and try some other bits and bobs :)

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  10. Awww I love Darcy's little peek! I got Brighton Rock the other day and very impressed with it, love a little bit of pink on my lips! :) x

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  11. Oh my god, your comment about Topshop made me laugh, their make-up is better than their clothes anyway! Really love Topshop lipsticks, I have Infrared, and Brighton Rock - both amazing.

    http://bellechatonxo.blogspot.com/


    xoxo

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  12. I've just tried out my first topshop makeup product, which is a bright pink lipstick (which I've literally just did a post on!) and love it! I always see people rave about how good the products are but was never really interested in trying anything for myself. I definitely want to try out some of their cream blushes and the eyeliner in future! xx

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  13. I'm a big fan of Topshop makeup too, and I always make sure I swatch one to two things every time I'm in there!
    Brighton Rock is one of my favourite lippies ever... I'll definitely be checking out that lip liner next time :)
    Tor @ That's Peachy fashion blog xx

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  14. I love Brighton rock its such a gorgeous pink colour, I will have to check that lip liner out! I like that you can see Baby Glitter peeking in the photo! xx

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  15. ahhh i really want to try the topshop lipsticks, heard such good things- great post !!x

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  16. Nice to see a Topshop makeup review I've been questioning a purchase since it launched! X

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  17. I have the cream blusher in Neon Rose and it's amazing!
    The colour is gorgeous and it lasts all day! :)
    Highly recommend!

    Marie-Claire

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  18. A very helpful review for someone who hasn't tried anything from this range, thank you :)

    http://nickysbeautyquest.com
    Xo

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  19. Oooh Louise after seeing this post I think it would be a crime not to get both of these lippies lol. Seeing as it's my birthday next week I may have to treat myself:):) What are the other two lippies you bought? xxx

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  20. i wish my local Topshop had a larger variety of makeup, i envy you! You made some awesome purchases today :) x

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  21. "Mainly because I have a fat ass and Topshop doesn't accommodate this" - loved this, thats the exact reason why i don't/can't buy topshop clothes as much as sometimes it pains me when they have the occasional nice piece in.

    Topshop makeup isn't something i've had much experience with.... would you say the eyeliner would be good for the waterline?

    xx

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  22. ive got loads of the eyeshadows but they arent that great. the nail polishes are A-mazing Im going to try the lipsticks out now =] xx

    claudia-beautyfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. Love this post - though I now NEED a topshop lippie - loving 'confession'. It also made me very happy that you wrote "I tell thee"!

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  24. The glitter in number 3 is beautiful! Love your blog!


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  25. Aww Baby Glitter is too cute haha!
    I've bought a couple of blushers but the Brighton Rock lipstick looks gorgeous!
    xx

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  26. Hehe BabyGlitter made me jump when i first saw her eyes! I've never bought any Topshope make up because my store is always poorly stocked :(
    xGretalRabbitx

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  27. Ooo 'confession' looks like a fabulous colour, I shall have to try that one. I have tried two other topshop lipsticks 'Beguiled' and 'Infrared' and I have liked them both. The texture of them are really nice, not too creamy but not too matt. You should try the shade 'Ohh La La' which is another pinky coral :)
    I want to get my hands on that nice black kohl pencil aswell!
    Great post!

    xoxo

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  28. As much as I love high end make-up its just so much more fun to have this many products for the same price as one foundation! Definitely £38 well spent Louise! x x x

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  29. i have the lipstick innocence its practically a dupe for mac creme cup! love it!

    Melissa x
    http://fashionmakeupandbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  30. Great post! Yea, I have purchased makeup from Topshop before. I adore their Skin Tint as a Uni foundation when I wake up and just cannot be bothered lol
    Can I ask your opinion on their lipsticks??I find that with MAC (esp. the nude shades) after an hour I get a white buildup on my lips and the colour looks flakey... gross I know. It doesnt bother me so much with the nudes but its so annoying with brights. In your opinion how is the staying power of these brighter colours?? I really wanna get that Brighton Rock colour but only if it has staying power??
    Thanks hun! :)

    Emma xx

    ps. Love your "little monkey" in the background! Now following you :)

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  31. Brighton Rock is such a pretty colour!! But then I am biased because its where I live!
    I had a look at all the nail varnishes in topshop today, such an amazing array, but I didnt buy any as I just got about 15 when I was in Germany last week!
    Belle du Brightonxx

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  32. Oooh, I have to pick up these gorge colours, look at the pigmentation! o_O
    P.s...Love your latest Vlog on YT
    xxx

    http://www.alyssaxsparklex.blogspot.com/

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  33. okay, brighton rock is gorgeous. need want now!

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  34. Loving the lipstick colours, they look amazing. Really need to pick some up!! :)

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  35. I was about to write a post about topshop makeup too!! Did you know that they're from the same manufacturer as MAC? the sales person told me so anyway..XXD I got the kohl pencil in 'Spade'..really wanted 'Coal' but it was OOS! Darn it! lovely post btw..^^

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  36. So i thought for the longest time that top shop didn't ship to the united states, but as I've just googled it..i'm happy to know i'm wrong! So now your expert reviews mean so much more now that i can buy each gorgeous product!!!

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  37. Really wanna try the topshop makeup, love those lipsticks! You look fab as always x
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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  38. I really love the lipsticks you got. They're very pretty!!
    http://writer-secrets.blogspot.com

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  39. I need some Topshop lipsticks in my life. I have some of their cream blushers but now I have to try the lipsticks. Baby Glitter as always is super cute x x

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  40. I looooooooooooooved those liipsticks!
    I wish we had TopShop here in Argentina :P

    You look fab on that photo btw...

    xoxo,
    Gua

    http://waterfrontmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  41. I live in Canada and we're getting a topshop soon and I can NOT wait!!! These colours all look amazing, I can't wait to have a bit of a splurge myself when we finally get it!!

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  42. I've only tried Topshop nail polishes and didn't really like them, but these lipsticks look gorgeous! x

    www.canotier.blogspot.com

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  43. Both lipsticks look lovely ! x

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  44. I'm yet to try Topshop make up. Partly because, like you, I'm not a massive fan of their clothing, I think it's waaay over priced, so I rarely go in.

    Everyone says how great the makeup is though so I might have to check it out next time I'm in town!

    http://oohdearsarah.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the lipsticks, beautiful colours! xoxox

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  46. everything looks so nice! love the lipstick, really suit you! :)

    inwithdnew.blogspot.com

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  47. the lipsticks are amazinggg! im in love! :) xx

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  48. Oooh those lipsticks look fab! Ive never tried topshop makeup as my topshop doesnt stock it, and you never know what the colours are gonna look like if you purchase online!! I think I may have to go and get the Brighton Rock lipstick now tho!!! Xx

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  49. It looks like you had great shopping day ;) xx

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  50. I've wanted a Topshop lipstick for a while but I wasn't too sure which one to get, Brighton Rock is already calling my name, so thank you for posting about Topshop make up! I love your reviews Louise, they are the only ones I really pay attention to!

    http://www.theshutterbugblogs.blogspot.com

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  51. Those lipsticks look gorgeous. Love lil baby G in the background haha how cuteee x x

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  52. pretty things :)
    i saw your lipsticks video and i definitely fell in love with some of them!!

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  53. I'm yet to try any makeup from Topshop, those lippies look lush.
    xo

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  54. I'v been wanting to try out their makeup especially the lipsticks but I went in their today and they only had nail varnish's :( x

    http://fauxfurr.blogspot.com/

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  55. i absolutely HATE this post because now im having this unsquashable urge to go to Topshop and buy loads of this stuff - thanks Louise! lol! You have sold me 100% on that eyeliner, ive been on a quest for an affordable non-moving, very dark one for ages! Those lipsticks and that goldy pigment from Barry M also look gorgeouss! I've only ever bought one lipstick from Topshop and that was Desert and it was wayy too dry/cakey looking on me but im sorely tempted to go and have another wander around inside!
    you look stunning in that last photo btw xoxo

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  56. Oh wow excellent purchases! Hmmm I think I'd like to give Confession a go but maybe in a month or two's time (I'm still in a frosty-winter makeup mood!). I'm DYING to try the liners as they seem so good! Xx

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  57. You look amazing louise! I love the lipstick on you, i need to get me a topshop lipstick!


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  58. i love the topshop felt tip liner :-)
    please check out my blog xo

    http://charlmorgan.blogspot.com/

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  59. I've never actually noticed the make-up section in Topshop, I really hope they sell it in my local topshop, I'm in love with Brighton Rock

    www.xlivel0velaugh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  60. I love the Brighton Rock lipstick , Love how pink it (im all about pink)....I have to get it. thanks for another great blog post there wicked....and baby glitter is soooo cute 2. :)

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  61. lipstick looks great on you!

    thebeautiful-days.blogspot.com

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  62. love all of topshops makeup xx

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  63. i love topshop makeup! it's such good quality and really inexpensive!

    love the lipsticks and the Barry M Dazzledusts! :) xxx

    http://blondie-xo.blogspot.com/

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  64. i NEED some topshop makeup in my life!xx

    werewolfcubes.blogspot.com

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  65. You look simply beautiful Louise. Love your make-up. xx

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  66. I always love the packaging, sadly stores near me are shocking for what they stock of the makeup, hate ordering makeup online! Though the new polishes look great with the nail 'tattoos'.

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  67. I really want some topshop makeup, You and Zoe have sold the lipsticks to me already! I used to work in topshop but there was never much of a buzz around the makeup, it was always all about the clothes :D

    please check out my blog for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

    xoxox

    www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com

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  68. I love Topshop make up! I actually reviewed one of their lipsticks on my blog.

    http://wildlifeanalysishdr.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  69. I really NEED to try Topshop makeup, it looks brilliant!
    xxx
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  70. Never tried but I have always wanted to!

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  71. Always wanted to try Topshop make up -definitely going to have to invest when I've got some moolah!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  72. I want to try the Topshop nail art pens! :)

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  73. I love Brighton Rock, that's been on my wishlist for ages!

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  74. oooooooh! i really need to try some of those topshop lippies!! Love the post louise xoxo

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  75. They are so pigmented... Damn you Frugal Feb!! xx

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  76. i did exactly the same thing the other day and got loads of topshop stuff, its so great! x


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  77. Love your blog and love watching you zoella and the persianbabe on youtube, I think it is sooo nice that you guys are friends and I adore your videos together although you are all great in your individual vid's too, thanks for the inspiration, funnyness and GLITTER you have provided me with Hannah x

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  78. This is totally feeding my Topshop cosmetics addiction ;)

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  79. the 'confession' lipstick looks lovely, although i wish they swapped the names around, because the 'confession' colour is what i prefer but the name 'brighton rock' appeals to me way more haha! x

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  80. I love topshop lipsticks, at first I refused to pay £8 because I thought they'd be rubbish or at less standard- how wrong I was. Might have to buy some kohl now too, seeing how black it is.

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  81. I L O V E brighton rock so so so so soooo much. Its my fave topshop lippy well that and riorio :) I love your blog and your youtube channel :) also baby sparkle is a beaut

    Ellie <3

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  82. Love topshop make-up but for some reason I never buy it. You look gorgeous sweets. xx

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  83. How CUTE is babyglitter sneeking into the bottom photo!!

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  84. I have Brighton Rock- it's gorgeous!
    I have just come across your blog and I LOVE it! I have just done a new post- have a look- it would mean alot!?

    vivalashoes.blogspot.com

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  85. Im reading your post and thinking..how have i not bought anything from the topshop makeup line yet?? Everytime i go in i just totally forget (maybe because when i do go in i just look at my bump and think, 'hmm maybe i should come back in a few months').. brighton rock seems to be a big fav with everyone so i will try that first!

    walkingtalkingpollypocket.blogspot.com

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  86. I've heard so many things about Topshop makeup. I've just never ventured in as much as I wanted to.
    But the lipsticks are such nice colours I think i'm going to have to get some. Rude not to really (: x

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  87. Today i discovered how to use eyeliner properly for the first time and this post has persuaded me that I need topshop eyeliner in my life...and maybe the lipstick...and everything else. My bank account is going to hate me for reading this :)

    ♥ http://kirstabelle11.blogspot.co.uk/

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  88. i have the kohl and blusher in head over heels and both are amazing; but the packaging gets messy so easy which is a shame; I'm relevantly new to the whole 'blogging' thing but i love your blog.

    www.fashionlamode4.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  89. Little Darcy in the background just seriously melts my heart, aww :) x

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