8 September 2013

Beauty Back Ups & Giveaway



There are just some products I couldn't bare to be without, so much so that I have a secret stash of back ups. When it comes to producing their final pumps worth, spritzing their last spritz or scraping the remnants from palettes or pots, I know I only have to take a trip to the depths of my beauty cupboard for a fresh replacement. You know my heap of holy grails by now, so here are a load more loves which don't get honourable mentions enough...

Seeing as one gets slung in the wash every other day, it comes as no shocker that I need a wad of Emma Hardie's Face Cloths for rotation. I'm sure a Primark flannel pack would do the job just as good, but with one side muslin for gentle eye makeup removal, the other side microfibre for the face, they're a little more luxe - plus being white they show when you've wiped all the gunk and grime away. I daren't let my head hit the hay before a quick mist with the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray - a lavender-chamomile concoction which induces relaxation as you inhale, setting you up for a good ol' snooze. A Winter staple which keeps my skin soft, smooth and whiffing of cherry bakewells is L'Occitane's Almond Supple Skin Oil. Anything with a pump gets bonus points as this slippery consistency can get kinda messy, none of that here. Nail lacquer take off is less boring and more of a breeze since Bourjois brought out their Magic Nail Polish Remover. A finger dip and quick twist is all that's needed to reveal tidied talons, cuticles are left soft with added almond oil and smelling super fruity.

Worn alone or pre-shadow, MAC's Paint Pots are pretty fab, Painterly in particular, a neutral nude to suit all but as they seem to shrivel so quickly, I be sure to bulk up. Clarins' Lip Perfectors reign supreme in my eyes as the best non-gloopy glosses around. You can bet you'll discover a tube rolling about in the black hole that is my handbag at any given time, hence why I double-up on my fave shade in Apricot Shimmer - peachy pink perfectionBlush is a different story, either I'll love it or hate it - at the moment we're getting on and UNE's Breezy Cheeks Blush in BO3 is one I go back to with it's ease of application and longevity. Last but not least, the cult clicky-pen concealer-hightlight hybrid that is Touch Eclat. Sweep it on, pat it in and you're good to go, which makes it yet another awesome out-and-about touch-up, why not have more than one, eh?!

Here's the good bit. For the chance to stock up your stash, the gals and guys at AO.com are kindly giving away a £70.00 FeelUnique voucher to one of my readers - you lucky lot, you. Best of all, as the site ships worldwide this giveaway is open internationally, you must be over 18 or have parents permission to enter and all you need to do is leave a comment below stating the one beauty product you couldn't be parted from, as well as your email address. The giveaway will close midnight Wednesday 18th September and the AO team will then contact the winner. Best of luck!

112 comments:

  1. Could not live without my baby lips hydrate!!

    (niafflur@gmail.com)

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  2. I could be without my caudalie beauty elixir, it is fantastic for my dry skin :)

    heathernixon4@gmail.com

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  3. could not live without my origins vitazing moisturiser
    r.redpath@my.westminster.ac.uk

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  4. I definitely need my tangle teezer! It gets out those pesky knots without loosing a ton of hair, plus it's a lot less painful :)
    denisechongxb@gmail.com

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  5. Couldn't live without my Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser!

    Nicolefaulks@hotmail.com

    Nicole x

    http://thelifeofabeautyaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I can't live without my NUXE lip balm, there's nothing like it for chapped lips!

    pinkdiamkndz986@gmail.com

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  7. Estée Lauder ANR, defo!! lucy.lisle@btinternet.com

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  8. Estée Lauder ANR, defo!! lucy.lisle@btinternet.com

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  9. I can't stop using This Works Dream Cream every night before bed time.
    iwona.norek@yahoo.com

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  10. I could never be parted from my lipbalm. I love the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour one, it is just so smooth and moisturising! fgording (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I couldn't live without my Aesop Camilla Nut face cream, love it! xx kittymaypaterson@gmail.com

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  12. i couldn't live without my liz earle hot cloth cleanser! selinachristoforou@gmail.com xx

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  13. I can't be parted with my Shu Uemura eyebrown pencil!

    PS: I have a couple of bottles of the Bourjois nail polish remover hanging around in my room too xx

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  14. NEEEEEED my REN T-Zone Mayblossom cleanser EVERY DAY TWICE A DAY!- would not be able to live without it anymore :)

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  15. Ever since I bought the Body Shop Vitamin E nourishing night cream I have been in awe of it. I'm going through my 4th jar of it and come next Friday I shall purchase my sixth jar (yes, you read correctly, my fifth jar is already in my drawer, but my BodyShop store is having 30% off next Friday so I feel the need to stock up!) Thanks for this giveaway!

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  16. I couldn't be without the Body Shop Peach scrub. It's limited edition so only comes out three or four times a year so I stock up every time it comes out! charlotte@stwcreation.com x x

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  18. I could not live without my Pai Toners, they are so soothing for my sensitive skin, love them. beautyandthesoap@gmail.com

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  19. I couldn't live without my YSL touche eclat, its such a pretty pink which suits my skin perfectly! ruthconstance@hotmail.co.uk xoxo

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  20. I love soap and glory's peaches and clean cleanser - it leaves my skin smooth and unclogs all my pores

    lizzielovesfudge@hotmail.co.uk

    ablushingblondebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I couldn't live without bioderma cleansing water and my nars sheer glow! x

    everydayjess.com

    jessicalcausey@gmail.com

    x

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  22. I couldn't live without my eucerin Aquaphor soothing skin balm, it is perfect for my lips at night, so they are ready for lipstick in the morning ;)

    Dadaskatze@hotmail.com

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  23. The product i couldn't be without is my Stila eyeshadow in the shade kitten. It's just perfect for an everyday look!

    Alexandra.wavreille@hotmail.com

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  24. I could not live without my Estee Lauder concealer!

    evelynn.vercaemst@hotmail.com

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  25. I couldn't live without my La Roche-Posay mascara. It is the only mascara that actually does something for my lashes.

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  26. I could not live without my benefit bad gal mascara :S love it :))
    tasha_16_uk@hotmail.com

    Great giveaway :) xx

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  27. My Urban Decay Naked Pallette. Eye makeup is probably my favourite part of my makeup routine and it's just so gorgeous.

    dengeki28@hotmail.com

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  28. I couldn't live without my Estee Lauder Double Wear, it's the only foundation my skin looks decent with!

    elainemclaren@manx.net

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  29. It would have to be Alpha H Liquid Gold, its amazing.

    rachwilks21@gmail.com

    www.infatuationrw.co.uk

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  30. I couldn't live without nyx taupe blush, it's amazing for contouring!!
    emsimmons@btinternet.com

    xx

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  31. I can't live without the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner - it's so easy to use and it doesn't budge or flake until you want to remove it.

    nervewires@gmail.com

    Nerve Wires

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  32. It's not your typical beauty product however has multiple uses - face, body, scrubs, hair. You guessed right - the coconut oil! And the smell, ah a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!
    kasia@zawartko.com

    xoxo

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  33. I couldnt live without liz earle cleanse and polish :D

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  34. Not luxe at all...but I could not live without Chapstick! Cheap, hydrating, easy to use. Love it.

    (Luxe product = Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors...equally hydrating and easy, not as cheap!)

    skay210@gmail.com

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  35. I couldn't be without the NUDE purifying face wash, I love it!

    fragmentedsplendour@gmail.com

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  36. Couldn't live without my eos,my lips just don't look the same without it
    Cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

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  37. I'd have a really hard time trying to live without Oilatum Skin Repair Cream. Once I tried it 2 years ago I was hooked. :-)

    tina[@]famhallberg.se

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  38. I could not be without my Real Techniques Buffing Brush! It does wonders when it comes down to putting on foundation quickly in the mornings.
    xx
    the.celution@gmail.com

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  39. I couldn't live without my Carmex peach lip tint. It keeps my lips well moisturised all through the year and gives a hint of colour.

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  40. ooops forgot email - cosmeticcravingsATyahooDOTcom
    x

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  41. I couldn't be without my REN Clear Calm Clarifying Cleanser! It's my fav cleanser of all time!
    georgiarle4@gmail.com

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  42. My Neal's Yard Toning Eye Gel. I feel like I've tried everything else, but this one is my favourite ever.

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  43. I could never live without my tangle teezer. L.mcintyre7@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. My Stay Matte Powder by Rimmel! :)

    natalielovesbeauty@gmail.com

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  45. couldn't live without my YSL touche eclat foundation. the only one ive ever repurchased over and over again!

    lipmunn.tang@hotmail.co.uk

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  46. It's hard to choose just one! Right now it would have to be my L'oreal volume million lashes mascara - nothing makes my lashes look as good as that does!

    mandaj73gc[@]hotmail.com

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  47. Beauty must have would be flawless skin. Product wise would be my Shiseido lash curler! So much so I have two for just in case I take one on a weekend away and lose it.

    dustynrumble@gmail.com

    Although now I feel the need to import a few of those Bourjois nail dips to Australia...

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  48. I couldn't be without my EOS lip balm.

    nguyenkellie[@]hotmail.com

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  49. I'd be lost without lip balm! I'm partial to the Smith's line of rosebud ones, but also like Vaseline and Jack Black!

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  50. I cannot live without my Soap and Glory Shower Butter. It smells amazing and is so hydrating!!

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  51. Oh I forgot to add my email: Shivani.handa22@googlemail.com thank you!!

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  52. My skin79 BB cream ! bianca.rogoveanu@yahoo.com

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  54. Revlon Colorstay Foundation :) x
    ghafg@hotmail.co.uk

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  55. I couldn't live without my Lush Dream Cream - nothing soothes my dry skin like it, and it's brilliant after sun!
    louisemorgan93@gmail.com :) x

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  56. I couldn't live without my Mac face and body foundation:)
    carlosandmichelle@msn.com

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  57. Millie Lee Reynolds9 September 2013 at 13:42

    i could not live without my neils yard frankincense hydrating cream - it is literally the most gorgeous moisturiser in the world!
    millie.lee@hotmail.co.uk

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  58. I couldn't live without my eye-liner because it makes me so beautiful eyes ^^
    Email : redaurelie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I couldn't live without my Burts Bees Honey lip balm! whatsitlike2baheretic@hotmail.com

    Thanks! :)

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  60. Oh i love the Almond shower oil to! never tried the pillow spray.. could be tempted if you have back ups!

    claire x
    http://thewittfamily21.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. I'm dying to try L'Occitane's Almond Supple Skin Oil! It's been on my wishlist forever. I have the Shower Oil which is just looove. It gives such a clean shave and smells just divine. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is just lovely too. So soothing and relaxing before bedtime.

    There are so many products I can't live without! At the moment it'd have to be NARS Sheer Glow as I find it to be the most perfection foundation. It's light, but it has amazing coverage and lasts all day long. My e-mail is tenneilallmark@gmail.com.

    http://vintagemachine.blogspot.com

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  62. Lovely post, I thought I was the only one who stacks back up favourites. :)
    I definitely couldn't be parted from my Alverde foam cleanser, it takes all of the oilyness off my face and leaves my skin super smooth and soft. :)

    Nina xx

    nina.filipich@gmail.com

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  63. I couldn't live without Lush's Ultrabland cleanser :) I'm on my 3rd big tub now and I don't think I'll stop using it any time soon :D

    aljaspicar@hotmail.com

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  64. Fab post, I coouldnt be parted from my Nuxe Reve De Miel lipbalm, it's compleatly changed the condition of my lips, I can now wear matt lipsticks, yay :)

    clairabelle0306@hotmail.co.uk

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. Love this post!
    I couldn't live withyout my Nuxe Reve Di Miel lipbalm as well. It helps so much, especially where I live (we get up to -30° Celcius!).

    p.tete@gmx.net
    Love Theresa

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  66. Couldn't live without my maybelline rocket mascara :-)

    auburnliebzig@yahoo.com

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  67. It is hard for me to only pick one but the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil is something I'm never without!

    laura@whitewintersblog.com

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  68. From the first time I tried "it's a 10 plus keratin" my hair has never been the same... Since it's not available in my country (Portugal) I stock up like crazy whenever I go to the states! Amazing product to prevent split ends!!
    guidinhagomes@hotmail.com

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  69. Caudalie Beauty Elixir!
    olgaliki77@gmail.com

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  70. I think I couldn't live without my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo! Such an amazing product!

    brightondream@gmail.com

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  71. I can't live without vitamin E cream...

    moje.uzemi@seznam.cz

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  72. I can't live without my rosebud salve. it's a miracle for any drypatches and cuticles, lips, elbows.. the lot!

    Stephxieh @ gmail.com

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  73. I can´t live without my bareMinerals Deep Cleansing Foam, my Benefit hola bronzer or my Miss Manga mascara from Loreal.

    allsweetinlife@gmail.com

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  74. I can't live without my Joico and Philip Kinsley hair products!
    prodosster@gmail.com

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  75. I just love my Elemis pro collagen marine cream.
    Sineadhagen@yahoo.co.uk

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  76. I could not live without mascara.
    mariana.akemi.79@facebook.com

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  77. I couldn't live without my Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer!

    alexadav@hotmail.com

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  78. I couldn't live without my Avene gentle cleanser.
    veselka.dimova@yahoo.de

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  79. Can't live without my Serozinc by La roche posay
    fishburger @ hotmail.fr

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  80. Can't live without my L'oreal Voluminous Mascara Carbon Black.
    E-mail address: carasforever@gmail.com

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  81. Can't live without the this works perfect look skin miracle, live it so much!
    Email:
    voef@microsun.ch

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  82. Such a tough question!!!
    I can never be without my YSL Touche Eclat foundation, because it is the best cover-match I have ever got for a foundation!
    niabreh@gmail.com

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  83. I couldn't live without my Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation!!

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  84. My email address is schavda20@gmail.com

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  85. Couldn't live without my mac prolong wear concealer xx my email is ladybirdno1@hotmail.com

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  86. I could not live without TARTS Lights, camera, lashes mascara. Honestly the best mascara I have ever purchased

    happy.punk@verizon.net

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  87. I couldn't live without the emma hardie moringa balm cleanser - i'm looking forward to cleansing my face of any city grime with it every day! fauxvideos@gmail.com

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  88. Definitely couldn't live without L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara!

    ecmazzei@imail.iu.edu

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  89. Couldn't live without my Maybelline mascara!

    foxerly @ gmail.com

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  90. i love love love my emma hardie cleansing balm!!!! permanent in my stash

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  91. I coulnd´t live without my Revlon lipstick! :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  92. I couldn't live without my Bioderma make-up remover!

    sandra.thepuzzleofmylife@gmail.com

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  93. I love my Origins Night A mins!

    seaweedandsassafras @ gmail.com

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  94. Couldn't live without my benefit they're real mascara! Feel naked without it!

    johanna.benn@btinternet.com

    J xx

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  95. Wow what a great giveaway! I certainly couldn't live without with my Jurlique rose mask. It's divine!

    tam_tammy@hotmail.com

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  96. I couldn't live without Maybelline mascara

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  97. I couldn't live without CC Cream Max Factor!

    x_hubba.bubba_x@yahoo.com

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  98. My maybelline bb cream <3

    Thais Magalhães
    yeahitsthaat@hotmail.com

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  99. I couldn't live without my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, it makes my skin looks so glowing and healthy and it doesn't break the bank :) xx

    holly_allison@hotmail.co.uk
    hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  101. I couldn't live without my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I am addicted to foundations and have tried so many different brands but this is by far the best. It makes me look healthy and gives me a lovely glow - even on bad skin days.

    My email is kara.fraser@btinternet.com

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  102. REN Mayblossom T-Zone cleanser!!!!

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  103. I can't live without my MUA lipstick

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  104. I couldn't live without lipbalm

    the_umbrella_of_glass@hotmail.com

    xx

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  105. Caudalie beauty elixir is my all time favourite lately!

    dml042@hotmail.com

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  106. Would most definitely have to be moisturizer, particularly because my skin is dry like a desert (not reallly... but, really!) Antipodes day and night creams are my holy grail!

    email: p.ngahirakaa@gmail.com

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  107. I can't live without my hydraluron. My skin just doesn't feel right without it. I actually have two in backup.

    email: mariakel@gmail.com

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  108. Been hooked on Caudalie Beauty Elixir for a couple of years now, can't be without it!

    oliveira.juliana@live.com.pt

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  109. I couldn't be parted from my Glamglow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment mask! I love the deep down pore cleaning it gives my skin!

    Email: detailorientedbeauty@gmail.com

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  110. I couldn't live without concealer! The 24h Super Stay from Maybelline is amazing! xx

    anaritamendess@gmail.com

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  111. I could not be without my Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser!

    kate@beautybabbles.com

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