Friday, 3 May 2013

A London Workday


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I am fortunate enough to be able to say my hobby is my job. 

From time to time, I hop on the train and wizz off to London for 'work things'. I use the tern 'work' very loosely because frankly, it's far too fun for it to be called work. I'd happily (and did for two years before mummyhood) do it for free!

Saying that, I thought you might like to come along on one of my work days. I'm a little cross at myself though. I was a bit of a wimp and didn't take photos of out and about things because I felt a bit self conscious standing on my own with my massive camera. I'm going to do another of these posts later in the year and will try harder.

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The day started with an unexpected treat. Just as I was standing in the station cafe picking up some breakfast I heard someone ask for a, 'quite milky tea please' and knew instantly it was my friend Jess. It turns out she was off to London for some museum visits with her charming step daughter and gorgeous son Oliver.  He was such a merry little soul and loved being on the train, it was such a pleasure to share my journey with him. 

My first stop was to spend a few hours with an editor as I wanted a little bit of help with this Sunday's video and then it was play time!

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I was invited by Bourjois to take a peak at some of their new products for this year and I must say, they were absolutely delightful! I have already tried the blue nail polish and was so impressed. It applied easily and beautifully and lasted longer than the average drug store nail polish. I will probably do a post on some of my favourite products from the goodie bag soon. 

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Whilst I was at the event I sat with the oh-so-glam-in-hats Jennifer and Amelia who kindly added me to their group and let me chitchat with them.

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Slight swoon over the original blush posts. Vintage loveliness right there. 

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Working from home | Blogging | Sprinkle of Glitter

After way too many macaroons, it was time to pop into an event by Garnier to showcase their new Perfect Blur Smoothing Perfection Primer. 

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I never usually get excited for this kind of thing but truly, I was impressed by this too! I don't have a full sample to show you but I will be heading off to buy one (rrp £12.99) as soon as I have the chance because I was pleased with how it minimised my pores, even over 10 hour old makeup. It seems like it would be the ideal top up product for when you're on the go. 

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Excuse the slightly weary looking face, it had been a long day!

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And then, before I knew it, it was time to head home for baby, baths and bed!

I really do feel incredibly blessed to have the job I do and am loving everything I have the opportunity to do these days. Whilst I don't attend to too many events, when I do go, I'm a happy camper. 

I hope you don't mind that this isn't a family style lifestyle post (have you noticed we've been having lifestyle posts every Friday?), but this sort of thing is a big part of my life too and I wanted to share. 

What other kind of lifestyle posts would you like to see?



Toodlepip!

xx

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112 comments:

  1. You look so gorgeous Louise!! And all the Bourjois products had me drooling. I've actually never tried anything from Bourjois except blush and eyeshadow... I think I'll be getting the pastel blue nail polish since I don't own any blues and have way too many pinks :P
    Loved this lifestyle post! Don't mind at all that it's not family style :)

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  2. what an awesome day! totally drooling over all the bourjois products! SO PRETTY!

    check out my blog! would mean lots to me xx
    bowsandbrushes.blogspot.com.au

    Alex xx

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  3. Louise! I love your blog so much and I did a post about top bloggers of the world and I put you in...do have a loook! Ah, love what you are doing with the blog, do a post on Darcy's birthday party preparations?xx

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  4. Love the post, looks like you had a good day! Oh and you look lovely Louise! :)
    Kelly xo

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. All the Bourjois Nail polishes look beautiful :)

    amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Those bourjois products look good enough to eat!
    loving the look of the nail polish..��

    chantellaa.blogspot.com

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  7. What an exciting career/job you got there. I wish I lived in England, I'm from Florida.

    You look stunning by the way!

    xo, charlene zale

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  8. You look lovely! You have such a great job all those products look so pretty! X

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. The Bourjois Nail polishes look amazing but the inner neat freak doesn't quite like how tall they are!

    Looks like you had a brilliant day :)

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  10. Wow, your career is absolutely incredible! It'd be a dream come true if youtube/blogging became my "work" :) Sounds like you had a wonderful time, it all looks fabulous!! Those original Bourjois blushes really are swoon-worthy...!

    http://littlexcub.blogspot.com.au
    xx

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  11. Loooove the polishes, I've always thought the Bourjois brushes are better than others. Looks like a great day :)

    http://nataliewrites.co.uk x

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  12. It's so cool that you get to work doing what you love, it's even cooler that you clearly appreciate it a lot. Looks like you had a wonderful time! :)

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  13. Those blushes are absolutely beautiful, so vintage and pretty.
    Lovely post!
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  14. Oooh love the look of the nail polish! :) xx

    scottishwendy.blogpost.co.uk

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  15. ooo.. love the look of that Mint polish

    Looks like you had such a fun day .... Jealous!!

    Carrieanne x

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I've actually never really liked Bourjois except for their foundations. However these products look amazing, definitely going to take a peek in stores soon. Looks like you had a lovely day!

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  17. I really want a job like this! Seems so perfect and all xx
    merilinzz.blogspot.com

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  18. What a fun day! the bourjois products look amazing.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogpsot.com

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  19. You look like you had a great day those nail varnish colours look amazing they will be a must buy.
    Sarah oxox
    http://givenmewings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This sounded like a fab day out! The Bourjois blushes look beautiful with there vintage packaging. Great post Louise, I really enjoyed reading it.
    Megan xx

    maybeitsmeganleigh.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. It must have been an awesome day!

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  22. I am so jealous Louise! I would love to have your job! I like this type post and finding out what you do :) It sounds like so much fun!
    Are the events something you are invited to? Or something you sign up to? They look like so much fun!

    A great post and you look beautiful :)

    Kateez.co.uk | Beauty, Life & UK Blog

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  23. You look stunning in these photos! And the bourjous products look so lovely!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  24. You are so lucky with your job Louise! You look lovely :) xx

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  25. That sounds so fun! I can see why you enjoy it!!

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  26. I would love to go to events like these!

    madabout-beauty.blogspot.com | beauty blog :)
    xxx

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  27. Great post Louise!! Its always nice to get an insight into these events! Glad you had fun :D Also I cannot wait to advertise with you!!

    Jen xxx

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  28. You have the best job ever!!!

    I love bourjois make up but I have a problem with their blushes! Is it just me or are they not well pigmented?


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  29. I think such lifestyle posts are great. Doesn't matter whether they are about your everyday life or work.

    http://princesskayel.blogspot.com/

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  30. People pay you go look at new products? I don't get it. Yes i am dim.

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    1. No, they don't pay me to go and look at them. They put on the event and invite bloggers to attend in the hope that you will feature their products on your blog (or in videos). It's all very friendly, no contracts or obligations. x

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  31. You look lovely! Great post I love bourjois products! xx

    http://those-material-things.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I find posts like these very interesting! so please do more :-) I love behind the scenes stuff as to what its like doing a blog as a job and all the nice events you get to attend so its refreshing to see :) I love bourjois their make-up is amazing especially the nail polish xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  33. Wow! What an interesting day! Would love to see many more of these posts <3

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  34. Looks like such a fun filled day or 'work'.
    You are very blessed - enjoy it girlfriend :)

    Lots of love from New Zealand,
    Samantha
    NovellaPlace.com
    xx

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  35. I love this kind of post! Sounds like you had a great day! Love the look of the nail polishes as am loving pastel colours for my nails right now!

    Ash :-)

    ashleighsteaparty.wordpress.com

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  36. I would like to see anything lo like to post because everything looks lovely here on Louise's blog ;)

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  37. I just love the way you write your post, so happy and positive. I enjoy reading your blog, although I don't always comment.
    I loved the post and I like you share also this part of your life.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Kisses from Romania :*

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  38. Love reading about your work day!!! Everything seem so beautiful and the photographs are simply amazing!!! The glasses of champagne would make any work day a pleasure!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!! <3

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  39. Nice picture, this event should be great !
    lucky you !

    XXXx
    http://rockmafialeblog.blogspot.fr/
    BLOG/SHOP

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  40. I really like your job!! it's very nice :)
    I love posts like this!

    I wonder what camera do you have?

    Much love from Argentina!

    dreamouutloud.blogspot.com

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  41. This was a really nice post :) Thanks for sharing!
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  42. I really enjoyed reading this blog! To be honest, your blog is definitely my favourite. The range of topics is so large and I absolutely love it! I love that you allow us into your personal life with posts about your husband and Darcy and work!
    I'm definitely giving a big thumbs up to lifestyle posts :)

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  43. So nice to get a glimpse into the worky side of things, great post!
    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  44. You're living the dream life! It sounds like you have so much fun :) I wish we had Bourjois products in America! I can never get my hands on any. xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  45. lovely post! those bronzers look amazing!!
    :-)

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  46. I wish I had your job. How did you get into something like that?!

    xxRae

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  47. Ooo I like the vintage look of that blush. And champagne! Eeep!

    Always love everything you post, Louise! Reviews, everyday you, your motivational Mondays-- anything you *want* to write about, trust me, I will read!

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  48. Hi? I love your blog! It's amazing and inspired me to do one. If its not any trouble, could you please check it out and give me some feedback?

    www.justadashofsparkle.blogspot.com
    Thanks ;)

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  49. Seems like you had a wonderful day Louise! All the bourjois products look so pretty too! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Looks like you had a super fun day, wish I could have a job I loved :)

    Katie xx
    http://beautybykw.blogspot.com

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  51. I love post like this! You don't look weary at all Louise, you look gorgeous! xx

    Leanne | Seeking Serendipity

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  52. Looks like you had a lot of fun! The cream blushes look fabulous might I add :)

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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  53. The blushers look lovely :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  54. Sounds like you've had an amazing day in London!
    I love the development of the blushers haha :)

    Conny xx

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  55. Omg I'm just in love with the colors of the Bourjois nail polishes *.* This post is awesome, well actually all your posts are awesome, reading you just genuinely makes me happy haha

    x Elise

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  56. i'd love to see more lifestyle posts like this one on your blog! x

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  57. i love this post and cant wait to see more you shouldnt appologise after everypost for something your blog is amazing

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  58. I love this post your day looked like so much fun! and all the pictures are so nice :) Hopefully one day this will be my day! hehee

    xxx

    sarahslittlegems.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. Aww looks like you had a fun day louise! Definitely a girly day out, :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Love all your beautiful photos. And I'm definitely envious of your day. Love this post !!

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  61. I'd love to have your 'job' but I still have some years for education. Lovely products! Bourjois products looked lovely! <3

    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  62. it's so cuuute <3
    blackfashionmodeon.blogspot.com

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  63. You look so beautiful, hope you had an amazing time! xx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. Aww i wish i could say my hobby was my job, i remember when i was youger that's how i wanted to feel when i would go to work, but unfortunately stuck at the moment :( i'll find something soon :D

    Oliver is so cute, his blonde hair & innocent face is adorable :)
    the nail polishes look really good to try out - i love the colours :)
    & don't worry you look beautiful in both pictures :)
    xxx

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  65. Ahhh that's like my dream job!
    You have a such a lovely life - and know it's easy to say that over the internet but you are so blessed(:
    Love your blog.
    Niamh

    niamhsdream.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. I wouldn't mind calling that my job! Looks so cool! :-) x

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  67. I love the colour of that blue nail polish! And I really wanted to try the Garnier perfect blur primer but I think £12.99 might be a bit too pricey for me right now

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  68. Looks so much fun!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  69. Hi Louise! I was just wondering what your opinion on the Bourjois blushes were and how pigmented they are? I don't particularly like using bright blushes as I am a scardey cat! Are there any that are a natural-ish pink colour? Thank you so much, Carys x

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  70. Ahhh You are so lucky to be able to film and do beauty for a living! Talk about living the dream!!!
    By the way you look gorgeous in that picture :)
    -Dom xx
    Positively Delicious

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  71. such lovely photos. they kept the post casual and so beautiful to look at.
    inspired me to go try some new nail colours too!
    x

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  72. These photos are gorgeous!! x

    -Bee

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  73. Louise you look so pretty! Great pictures :) xo


    maisie-xo.blogspot.com

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  74. The bourjois products look amazing, definatley going to try them out! YOu look gorgeous in these pictures Louise <3

    http://dellalovesnutella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  75. What an awesome job to have! I love posts like this; tbh I love all of your posts, Louise, so keep doing what your doing! ;)

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  76. You look nice in the pictures and there are so many products worth trying out, thanks!
    Visit my blog if you can + I follow back on GFC/Bloglovin' :)

    Simone, XO
    http://roc-ldn.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. I hope that i can have the same job as you someday! Im so proud of how far you have come in your life louise!

    http://lovelyinlipstick.blogspot.com/

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  78. I bought the Garnier Perfect Blur primer last weekend and unfortunately I'm not impressed. It does make your skin look lovely at first, but is not so great when applying makeup on top. It made the under eye concealer look very cakey and my nose and chin feel greasy (bearing in mind I have normal/dry skin). I'll be adding a review to my blog soon.

    Nicola
    www.stylishbutskint.co.uk

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  79. Love the vintage blushes.

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  81. I absolutely loved this post Louise :) It's the kind of thing that keeps me spurred on to keep up the effort with my blog, as what you're doing right now is my goal :) Thanks for sharing :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  82. The Bourjois cream blushes look amazing! I love this post!

    beauty/fashion blog
    aroundthedaisy.blogspot.co.uk

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  83. Great post! Love the photographs, very nice! Love the blue and peach nail polishes, really lovely!

    I've actually written about you on my blog on the 'bloggers I love' page, I'd love you to check it out!

    Lou xxx
    http://bluebird6.blogspot.co.uk/

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  84. I'd absolutely die for a job like this!

    It's clear that you find enjoyment in what you do and it really shows off in your type/writing style :) This job suits you so good!

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  85. I absolutley love your photos! Gosh, so pretty!

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  86. Lovely post, I'm so jealous of your job! need to check out this product!

    www.beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk
    www.bloglovin.com

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  87. Your hair looks beautiful here Louise! And I think you have such a great use of photography on your blog!

    http://asliceofmeg.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  88. I love posts like these two, it's really fun to see what else you get up to x

    http://www.glalamorous.blogspot.com

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  89. That looked like a great day with Bourjois. Those nail varnish colours are gorgeous ... I actually thought they were liquid eyeliners at first glance lol x

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  90. Hey Louise,
    I love all of your posts about being a full time blogger and would love to see more posts related to the ins and outs of blogger life.

    littlejessybee.blogspot.com

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  91. Hi Louise!
    i wish i could do things like this! but i cant because i'm only a teenager *sigh*. but it looks like you had a blast! i'm so happy for you, all those make-up items and products, ugh the jealousy is taking over! haha

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  92. Hi louise! It would mean the world to me if you could check out my blog, I'm only just getting started! http://indiar0se.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  93. Hello there! I'm a teenage beauty blogger and I would really love if you could have a look at my page! I write all about fashion, make up and teenage life and give helpful reviews, tips and advice on beauty and fashion! Have a look at my page here! someoneoriginalhere.blogspot.co.uk
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  94. Sounds like you had a great day Louise! I love to see posts like this on your blog :)

    the-beauty-nut.blogspot.co.uk

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  95. Thanks for taking us on this trip with you Louise! Looking forward to more posts of this kind :) xx

    http://valeriyatalks.blogspot.ae

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  96. Ooh those cream blushers look amazing! Looks like you had a great time too xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  97. What a lovely post! Can't believe I wasn't following you already. :) Jealous of that champers and the bourgeouis blushes look great - love the timeline, such a geek for that kind of stuff! Haha.

    Megan xxx

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  98. Love the picture with the 'Decades of the blush' poster! So cool to see it all :) Aisling x

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  99. You are so lucky to be invited to these lovely days out and that you can make your blog your career. I dream of doing that as well as becoming a broadcast offline editor.

    I just wanted to say that those nail polishes look divine. I hate it when nail polish chips so it's good to know something long lasting maybe hitting the high streets soon.

    Please take a look at my blog, I am still in the process of building it but I am getting there slowly.

    http://lorileeslondon.blogspot.co.uk/

    Lorilee xxxx

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  100. I love the size of those small blushers! Soo convenient and cute vintage packaging!


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  101. you're so gorgeous, your video and blog posts are definitely some of my favourites. i love these photos!

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  103. Oh wow. I would kill to have your job, I'd say you're lucky but you've worked for it Louise.


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  104. I'd loveee to have a job like yours! I'd be out working whenever I could!
    The Bourjois nail polishes would look great with a cream dress!

    Love from K xo
    http://a-la-mode-kj.blogspot.co.uk

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  105. You look so beautiful in these pictures Louise your hair looks lovely twisted off your face like that. I totally agree with you about the vintage Bourjois tins too. Always a sucker for beautiful packaging. x
    missmollteaser.blogspot.com

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  106. You are beautiful louise!!
    http://cassassa12.blogspot.ca

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  107. Oooooo love those new nail polish colours. Very excited! :)

    prettylittledoodahs.blogspot.co.uk

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    xx

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