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Dreaming of a light foundation…

We are forever dreaming of a foundation that matches this ever so pinky pale skin that we have forever lived with… and we seem to be getting closer to the actual match day by day! 

We tried out Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquaelle Liquid Foundation, £46.40 (53 Euros) a delightfully light gel foundation which sweeps on evenly, going far for only a little touch of liquid. Here we tried out their lightest shade, Coconut milk parfait – a milky-pale pink beige shade. Applied with the brands Aqua Primer,

£46.40 (53 Euros) which contains a plethora of active ingredients to aid cell tissue regeneration, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, provides intensive hydration, firming and smoothing; and it’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory! This is a miracle in a bottle, giving a fabulous canvas to apply foundation to!

Between the pair, the foundation stayed on all day, and felt ever so lightweight throughout. We found a little oxidisation occurring when we didn’t user a primer with our face oils though, but we just beat this with a good pre-cleanse and with this shade no blending near the forehead as it gets too dark for us! (Forehead is super pale!) But over all a fantastic foundation, that’s well worth the money! 

Get yours today online here…. plus use the code RBR-GINGERTALKS20 for an exclusive 20% off anything! Shop Shop Shop!!! 

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Strengthen, smooth and replenish your hair with 72 Hair

We took the time out to relax, and treat out hair with this deeply penetrating mask from 72 hair infused with keratin, Germ Oil and Avocado Oil that has been created to de-frizz, strengthen and replenish moisture. With every use the hair will become shinier, stronger and well nourished. The treatment smells subtly fruity, and is easy to apply. You can leave it on for up to fifteen minutes, but we only tried it this time for half the time, as I tend to get greasy hair – and this just left my hair super soft and sleek and smelling fresh! Its the perfect TLC for all types of hair! 

INTENSE REPLENISHING MASK, £24,99, 72 Hair

Available online at www.72Hair.com and selected salons nationwide; including Rush Salons, Josh Wood Atelier, Jo Hansford & Paul Edmonds

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Vegan, animal free lipstick, with no chemicals & additives, REVIEWED!

Bohemian Chic Minerals was founded after 3 years of researching and experimenting (on the creator), until she found the perfect, animal free formula that worked wonders for her own very sensitive skin.

Created with a blend of nourishing 100% natural & organic oils and waxes, this lipstick is highly pigmented, has a superior colour with a beautiful metallic sheen, creamy with luxurious texture that is soft, extremely moisturising, Vegan and Halal. Being natural its good to let it warm up a bit, whether it be on the back of your hand maybe as we found it needed that additional warmth. This a colour I wouldn’t usually pick up, due to the metallic, I actually quite liked, and to find that it has all of these natural, no cruelty ties too – it’s just a win win situation! Here I am wearing shade ‘burlesque’ .

Buy yours online here now, Bohemian Chic Minerals Lipstick, £14.

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Tackle those tangles with the New Alfa Italia Liscio Brush!…

Say goodbye to tangled hair and hello to the Best Styling Brush shortlist by Stylist, the Alfa Italia Liscio Detangling Brush (RRP £9.95).

The soft bristles will glide through your hair leaving it soft, shiny and smooth without dragging and pulling, making your brush an enjoyable experience everyday! So enjoyable in fact, our pals at Stylist have shortlisted it as the Best Styling Brush in the Best Beauty Stylist Awards 2017

Finished in a range of beautiful colours including gold, rose gold or white gold, this is the perfect handbag accessory and will look simply stunning on your dressing table, we love the brush, simply for our wet hair, as the bristles are stiff and slide straight through, however we’d love the brush to be a little more flexi in the bristles, just so that its softer on our scalp! But with thicker more luscious hair than me you would find this the perfect brush for you! 

Alfa Italia Liscio detangling brush (RRP £9.95) available online at www.alfaitaliapro.com

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Egg-stra Egg-cited!

We’re really egg-cited to bring you a selection of Cadbury’s offering this Easter. Of course there are some of the usual and much loved suspects; in the form of mini eggs eek! *dribbles* … Did you know you can even get these in a FAMILY sized bag?!; and the Cadbury’s Creme Egg & Caramel Eggs too!

They’re bringing the roses and double decker fans a treat this year in the form of easter eggs ♥ Plus wait for it……..

OREO Egg ‘n’ Spoon!!!!  These are individually wrapped delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Eggs with a
delicious fluffy mousse centre. Crack the, scoop out the mousse and discover
Oreo pieces inside – GET US SOME NOW!

Other additions to the range include the Cadbury
Dairy Milk Popping Candy Bunny
which is fully encased with popping candy in every bite! YES! Cadbury we love you for this… it’s sure to add some egg-citement to your Easter Egg hunts this year. 

Why not grab yourself a Mousse Bunny if you loved the snowmen at Christmas, just the same but bunny shaped or treat the little ones to a bite of the Dairy Milk Spring Edition, adorned with cute white chocolate bunnies on each square, perfect for the chocolate loving little ones! Or if you wish to treat them to your own little easter egg hunt invest in the Cadbury Egg Hunt Pack rrp £4.09, which contains ten brightly wrapped Dairy milk Hollow eggs, as well as a pack of mini eggs for the winner of the hunt ♥

There’s so much in the selection you’ll be crazy to miss out on these sweet treats – we’ll be stocking up on mini eggs to last us until next year I think 😛

Find more here https://www.cadbury.co.uk/ and grab your egg-stra treat in stores nationwide.

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P.S. Be a Workout beauty…

If you’re a gym bunny that likes to not bare all at the gym, and goes down the makeup to the gym route, why not try the new range from Primark Beauty?

Stand up to sweat with the new PS…Workout cosmetics range from Primark beauty – lightweight, long wearing, natural finish make up for lips, eyes and skin. The 11-piece collection features sweat and splash proof formulas in pretty, neutral colours & brights to enhance your natural beauty whilst withstanding your workout. Hero products include a protecting lip balm with SPF 50 for outdoor workouts, sweat resistant powder for a confident, matte complexion and waterproof eyeliner for subtle definition.

We have tested out some of the range to see if it really stands up to longwear, and whether we actually like it! First up we try the Liquid lipstick in Cheerleader and the matching lip liner – a total barg for £3! – Cheerleader is a bright in your face pink – I don;t quite think I could wear this in a gym ever to be totally honest – You’s spot me a mile off! But I have to say, the liner goes on smoothly with ease, and the lip fix liquid lipstick, you only need a little bit and you have full pout coverage. I found it a tad drying so make sure you use a moisturing primer before hand to help! Next up the foundation stick – it needs a tad warming up before it goes on, but this gives good quick coverage, and blends fairly well! For the fairer girls I hope there’s some lighter shades too, but i’m sure there will be! Again, bargain price, so the quality is great for such a price, and finally the eyeliners, are non budging and waterproof, smooth application, lovely and dark too, not muted by the dampness of the waterline.

Overall a fab collection – I’d just choose the more muted shades if I chose to be the make-up wearing gym bunny! Thumbs up Primark!

Liquid lipsticks, £2; Waterproof eyeliners, £1; Lipliner, £1; Mattifying powder, £2; Waterproof mascara, £2; Foundation stick, £2.50; Lip balm, £1, available nationwide at Primark Stores

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Hello Tiger!

Let the animal inside of you shine, whilst prepping and pampering yourself, thanks to Mad Beauty this spring. Our skin needs to be looked after, and what better way to do it than by sitting back, and relaxing with a mask on. 

Mad Beauty have put the fun back into pampering with two new animal themed products, the MAD Beauty Animal Head Band (each, available in Tiger, Panda & Dog), £3.50, MadBeauty.com and the MAD Beauty Animal Face masks, coming soon to MadBeauty.com slip on the cute headband to apply your makeup or even one of these matching masks! We tried the soothing coconut oil dog mask, and this left us soft, hydrated and ready to apply our days face of makeup!

Check the new animal ranges out over at MadBeauty.com now.

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Oh the ShaaaDes!

We were lucky enough to receive the ShaanXO 9 color eyeshadow & 9 color lip palette for Christmas from our beauty obsessed friends! So of course we had to try it out and share with you just how we feel about it! 

It was brought for me as the shadows match my complexion and i tend to do nudier smoked looks day to day and on nights out! Best used with a good primer to make the pigments really pop, we created the look above with and all over base to brow line of top left nude shade, then all over the lid in the centre top nude shimmer. We then use the right middle shade in the outer crease and the underneath outer eye to give the darker berry / maroon smoke, blending over the top and onto the brow bone the gorgeously shimmery top right shade, finishing off with out trusty maybelline eyeliner and a dash of mascara!

We found the shades just blend so effortlessly together and are soo buildable – don’t panic on looking that the orangey shade is that bright – its buildable – we use it softly as more of a peach with no primer! As being ginger I cant carry off orange looks to save my life!! 

If you want to get your hands on this, Shaaanxo 18 Colour Eyeshadow and Lipstick Palette, £18, head online to Beauty Bay to buy ♥

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Nail Valentine’s…

Stuck for what to wear on your nails for your big date tomorrow? Why not try Diamond cosmetics polishes, Go for a more traditional loved up bright pink – shade intense pink or why not go a little anti valentine’s with the shade ‘Grunge’ both £4.50 from Semilac.co.uk 

These are just one coat pictured or both shades, they went on smoothly, and dried fairly rapidly too so overall a good polish for that quick last minute valentines date mani! 

For gel polishes, check out Semilac UV hybrid shades!

Semilac.co.uk / SemilacUK / Semilac_UK

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Sweet sweet love…

Consume the aroma of love with these gorgeous NEW Limited Edition Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits, £5, Crabtree & Evelyn. Prepared by a family bakery in Lancashire to a traditional heritage recipe, these, buttery biscuits that are flecked with crystallized rose petals and indulgent chunks of creamy white chocolate, are a simple little sentiment that leads you directly to your loved ones heart straight through their stomachs! Don’t panic at the thought of the rose addition to your biscuits… they are delicately soft and scented, and not overpowering, striking a romantic note for a Valentine’s Day tea filled with love, sweet love! …

Alternately for your #Galentine, why not try these mini handcreams, in Rosewater, Pear & Pink Magnolia, and Evelyn Rose scents, handbag sized, and essential to keep those super soft hands moisturised! Hand therapy available in all three scents, £6, Crabtree & Evelyn

♥ (P.S. we love the pear and pink magnolia jsyk! ) ♥

Available online at http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk