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Happy February!

2018 has been incredibly busy so please accept my apologies for lack of posting. I was in Italy skiing, then thrown back into the world of work, and then I headed over to Dubai for my best friend’s wedding. Have a look at my Instagram @glossy.ania to see what I have been up to! Anyway it is time for my January favourites! This month, I have been loving skincare, fragrances, and makeup and, of course – jewellery! Enjoy!

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Before Christmas, I attended an in conversation event with Christine Nagel, Hermes’ in-house perfumer, the creator of Twilly. The talk was organised by the Fragrance Foundation and it was an incredible evening. Christine spoke about the world of perfumers, and how powerful a fragrance is nowadays.

Her latest launch was Twilly, an incredible perfume, which I fell in love with and bought a full size bottle. It is an oriental floral scent, featuring the key notes of Tuberose, Sandalwood and Ginger. I already received lots of compliments and would highly recommend it. Available from House of Fraser.

Annie Haak Santeenie Silver Charm Bracelet – Love

My latest discover is a lovely jewellery brand, Annie Haak, you can find beautiful, delicate bracelets which you can collect and mix together. I already have one, but will definitely be back for more 🙂
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I received this lovely candle from a brand called Mini Moderns. It is a lovely online store where you can buy beautiful accessories for your home such as candles, diffusers, cushions and many others. I am a big fan of candles, especially when they have a stunning fragrance. The Darjeeling candle smells like a luxurious tea blend, with strong accents of fig and a bit of spicy white pepper. My guests have complimented the scent and I often light it up during the cold winter evenings. The burning time is 50 hours so it should last you until the end of winter 🙂
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This is my current favourite day cream. Not only it feels and looks luxurious, but it also does an amazing job in hydrating my skin. It has a rich consistency, but gets absorbed into the skin quickly, leaving it feeling plump and looking radiant. The cream has protective and repairing properties, and delays the damaging effects of everyday exposure as well as free radicals. I felt that my skin was more hydrated after I started using the Immunocologie cream, and it reduced any redness as well as puffiness. If you suffer from dry skin and struggle to find a cream that works, you should give this one a try!
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Serum is a very important part of the beauty routine as it helps to nourish the skin and lock-in the moisture. I recently discovered a brand called Previse, which has a wonderful range of skincare products. They are free of fragrance, detergents and petrochemicals, so you don’t need to worry about skin irritation or harmful effects.
I have been using the Previse Ozone Defence Nutrify Serum for the last two weeks, and I was very happy with the results. The serum is oil- free, rich in vitamins B3, B5 and C as well as hyaluronic acid which help to lock-in the moisture, fight oxidative damage and create a protective barrier. I found that the serum was light and easy to apply, and it made my skin glowing and hydrated.
This is my biggest discovery of the month, as this mascara works wonders and only costs £3.30! It made my lashes super voluminous and long, and I received multiple compliments when wearing it. It does not stick the lashes together, but creates a false lash effect. I am loving the packaging too, and would recommend it for sure as it is such a good bargain.
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You can never have enough brushes right? I got these two brushes from Avril Organic, and they are so good at applying makeup. The fun brush is amazing for applying highlighter, and helps to get an even finish. The foundation brush is ideal for concealer and is perfect at blending the product in. I also tried a lip pencil in shade Violine, and I found the colour absolutely stunning. Head over to Avril Organic Website to discover a wide range of products which are available at a bargain price point,
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This February, Lypsyl has created the perfect lip balms to help you maintain the perfect pout. Available in Strawberry Pomegranate and Cherry Almond scents, the lip balms help to protect and repair chapped lips. My lips felt very hydrated when using lip balms from Lypsyl thanks to the wonderful ingredients such as aloe vera, shea butter, coconut butter and beeswax. I will be getting these lip balms for my girlfriends instead of flowers this V- Day 🙂

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Happy Winter! 

We have one more week until Christmas which is super exciting! I have almost all of my gifts ready, I hope you have them too. If not check out my gift guides for inspiration 🙂

This guide is all about stocking fillers, and as I know you are all very busy, I decided just to include pictures, links and prices to make this blog post as short as possible!

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Love OPI XOXO 2017 Nail Polish Collection (Can be split between multiple stockings) – available from Nail Polish Direct, for £44.95.

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Amika Dry Shampoo – available from Fruugo.com for £6.68.

Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil – available from Urban Veda, for £29.99.

Merci Handy Hello Sunshine –  available from Topshop, for £3.

Feather & Down Pillow Spray – available from Boots, for £7.

Percy & Reed Wonder Balm – available from Feelunique, for £18.

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I Am So…? Eau De Parfum – available from Boots, from £2.99.

So…? Floral Crush Fragrance Mist – available from Boots, £2.49.

So…? Dark Romance – available from Boots, £2.99.

So…? Sheer Illusion – available from Boots, £1.99.

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Aquis Hair Lisse Luxe Headband – available from Feelunique, for £15.

The Gypsy Shrine – Dark Unicorn Cosmetic Glitter – available from The Gypsy Shrine, for £4.50.

 

Ania’s advice:

– Find your perfect Christmas Stocking Fillers

– Get your Christmas Jumper Ready

– Watch ‘Love Actually’

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Hi Beauty!

I know that we are still in November but it is time to get started with our Christmas Shopping, so over the upcoming weeks I will be posting my Xmas gift guides and stocking filler ideas! I will be including items from across beauty and lifestyle categories and I hope you will feel inspired. Enjoy!

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Skincare 

Immunocologie Day Protection Face Cream

This is a perfect gift for skincare lovers. It is hydrating, reparative, luxurious and really works wonders especially during winter season. The story behind the brand is very inspiring as well, so have a read! Available from Cult Beauty, for £180.

Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist

You can never have enough of Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist. Perfect for travellers, office workers as well as anyone really! Hydrates, revives and protects the skin. Available from Lookfantastic, for £48.

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Haircare

Lanaiblo Hairdryer 

So this is actually the coolest hairdryer you can gift to someone you love as you can personalise it! The hairdryer is great as it has different heat settings and you can dry your hair super fast, especially if you have long hair or extensions. Also you can forget the frizz thanks to anti-static technology. Available from Lanaiblo, for £89.99 (Personalisation additional £15)

Makeup

Guerlain ‘Rose Aux Joues’ Blusher (Shade Morning Rose)

For the beautiful rosy cheeks, choose Guelain Blusher. Beautifully designed, gorgeously scented and delicately pigmented, it is a dream gift for a fair skinned beauty! Available from Debenhams, for £31.95.

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Nu Colour Professional Brush Set 

I think that brushes are always a great gift as one can never have enough. The brushes from Nu Colour are ideal for Christmas as they are very high quality, which makes your makeup look professional and flawless 🙂 Available Nu Skin Website, for £82.09.

 NYX Liquid Suede Matte Metallic Liquid Lipstick (Shade Buzz Kill)

I am so obsessed with this lipstick as the colour is just gorgeous. The deep pink looks amazing with any skin tone and the best thing about this lipstick is that it has a matte finish and it is very long lasting. Available from Debenhams Website, for £7.

Buxom Lipgloss (Shade Dominique)

I have been searching for a good glitter lipgloss for a while, and I finally found it! The Buxom Dominique Lipgloss will plump up the volume, making your lips look bigger and fuller. It provides a sheer, high gloss glitter coverage. Combine with NYX Buzz Kill for the perfect party look! Available from Debenhams, for £13.50.

Jane Iredale Trio Illuminizer

Jane Iredale’s mineral makeup is always a good gift idea. The shades from the trio highlighter can be either worn alone or mixed together to create a glowing look. I am a huge fan of the rose gold packaging – perfect for the Christmas season. Available from Zest Beauty Website, for £39.95.

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Ardell Glamour False Lashes Variety Pack 

Ardell launching in the UK was probably the highlight of the year for many beauty fanatics. The eyelashes from Ardell are very high quality, and can be reused multiple times. The glamour pack is a great value for money as you get 4 sets of Glamorous Eyelashes! Get the glam on! Available from Superdrug, for £11.46.

Beauty Blvd Star Dust 

The Star Dust from Beauty Blvd is a must-have for your Christmas and New Year’s parties. You cannot go wrong with this gorgeous glitter makeup, and anyone will love it so if you are not sure what to get your friends for Xmas, this is an ideal gift! Available from Beauty BLVD Website, for £12.50.

Ania’s advice:

– It is never too early to start your Xmas Shopping

– It is never to early to decorate your Xmas Tree

-It is never too early to listed to ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’

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Hi Lovely!

How are you all finding autumn? I hope you are enjoying the cosy evenings, wrapped in a warm blanket, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. I am actually really struggling  to leave the house in the evenings as it is getting so chilly so if you have any tips, please let me know!

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Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist 

This is my latest discovery that I am obsessed with. This face mist is an absolute        must-have for anyone, especially travellers, office workers and skincare lovers. I use it all the time, in the mornings and evenings as a toning mist, and during the day to refresh my skin. It hydrates, refreshes as well as balances the skin. The scent is a mix of neroli and rose which helps to destress. It can be used on all skin types and it is now officially my top face mist. Available from Omorowicza Website, for £48.

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Essentialle Revival Nectar 

This is another product that I recently discovered, as it just launched in the UK. The Revival Nectar is designed for dry and lack lustre skin so I was quite excited to try it. I applied it after cleansing my skin in the evening, before applying moisturiser and I always massaged my skin when applying as instructed on the box. I can honestly say that it helped me de-stress and relax and I noticed my mood improved after my skincare routine. The Revival Nectar also hydrated my skin, improving its colour and adding a subtle glow.

It is filled with rich ingredients such as Pomegranate seed oil, Rose geranium oil, Roship fruit oil, Patchouli leaf oil amongst others which contribute to skin renewal, cell regeneration and reduction of wrinkles. Available from Essentialle Website, for £70.

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Nu Colour Lip Plumping Balm

I can never say ‘no’ to a new lip balm especially if it promises to hydrate and plump my lips. I really like Nu Skin for their skincare products, so trying their make-up products from Nu Colour range was also exciting.

The Nu Colour lip balm has a tingling effect on the lips, making me feel awake and refreshed throughout the day. It also hydrated and softened my lips so it was perfect for this cold month. It has a delicate peppermint scent and comes in a stunning silver packaging. An autumn/winter – must have! Available from Nu Skin Website, for £23.24.

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Miss Gorgeous I Am Not Lipstick Applicator

This is the cutest makeup applicator I have ever seen. It is also very useful as you can put it in your handbag or makeup bag without getting worried about foundation/concelear marks. Its compact design, also ensures hygienic application as the plastic cover prevents germs and dirt from sticking to the applicator. You can find lots of other cute makeup accessories on Miss Gorgeous Website, and I want them all! Available from Miss Gorgeous Website, for £8.99.

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Tangle Teezer The Original Purple Glitter Hairbrush 

Happy Birthday to Tangle Teezer which has now been with us for 10 years. To celebrate this special occasion, Tangle Teezer created a limited edition brush – The Original in Purple Glitter. I love this design as it has this stylish retro feel to it, and who doesn’t like glitter? I usually have Tangle Teezer in my handbag so that I can use it on the go as it is super compact and easy to carry wherever I go. Available from Very Exclusive Website, for £11.

Ania’s advice:

– Moisturise and take care of your skin

-Buy fairylights and decorate your home

-Yes, it is time to turn on the heating… 😉

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Hi Stunning!
As hard as it may seem, it is time to accept that summer is almost over, and it is time to embrace autumn! We are back to all the things I love about autumn like pumpkin spiced lattes, warm wooly jumpers and cosy evenings by candle light. With a new season come new, exciting make-up ranges, and the new launch I wanted to tell you about is from jane iredale.  The collection includes four new make-up products – an eyeshadow palette, a blush and two lipsticks.

 

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit
I absolutely love this palette! It is perfect for everyday make-up which you can then transform into a subtle smoky eye. As I love gold and light shadows, these were my initial favourites, but after experimenting with the colours, I recommend blending them together to achieve a glamours eye makeup. My tip – start with the light colours from the inside of the eye and as you move towards the edge go darker! Available from jane iredale website for £44.

 

Clearly Pink Pure Pressed Blush
Autumn is the perfect time to add a bit of colour to your skin as our tan starts fading! There is no point to be sad, as there is nothing more beautiful than a pale skin with rosy cheeks. The jane airedale blush looks subtle on skin, but adds that extra rosy sparkle for the autumn days. Available from jane iredale website for £24.

 

 

Paris Just Kissed Lip Plumper (Plum)
Who doesn’t want gorgeous, hydrated plumped lips? This hydrating lip plumper, not only will add beautiful colour to your lips, but it will also plump them up thanks to the mint, ginger and peptides.  This shimmery plum lipstick is ideal for an evening dinner date or a night out with a delicate eye make-up. Available from jane iredale website for £23.
 
Gwen Pure Moist Lipstick( Red)
This is a very bold, statement colour lipstick, perfect to add some colour to your life. It is hydrating so your lips will stay moisturised throughout the day. One thing to remember is to use a lip pencil prior to application, in order to ensure pout all day long. Available from jane iredale website for £19.95.
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Ania’s advice: 
1. Transform your home into a cosy escape!
2. Add some colour to your make-up
3. Enjoy Autumn 🙂 
x
Ania 
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Hi Beauty! 
We are now in the festival season so I thought it would be useful if I show you my festival essentials! Packing for festivals can be very tricky as you have limited amount of space but also need to take all the important items as festivals are usually in quite remote areas and you don’t want to waste your concert time looking for emergency plasters. So here are my festival essentials and I look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

Festival Pack 
Chemist.co.uk have this amazing offer where they created five festival packs, each including festival essentials. I chose this pack as it has everything I would take with me to a festival – a dry shampoo which is a must- have during a festival; plasters for when your choose the wrong pair of shoes;  deodorant wipes so that you always smell beautiful (and in case there are no luxurious showers); Dextro Energy to give you that energy boost when you need it; and lip balms with an SPF 15 as there is nothing worse than dry and chapped lips. 
The packs are great value for money and it is of course better to buy the bundle than all the products separately. This is the cheapest one, and it costs only £7.99, while the RRP is £9.35. Available from chemist.co.uk
Got2b Beach Matt Texturising Salt Spray
This is the perfect hair product for a festival as it immiedetely adds volume to your hair without the need of curlers, hairsprays etc. All you need to do is spray it on dry or slightly damp hair, scrunch and tousle-style and wait for the hair to dry. I love to take this product with me as it is so easy to use, the results are immediate and I love the beach style look – it is so Coachella. Available from boots, for £4.19.
Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil 
This is my other must-have hair product during a festival, as it helps to tame uncontrolled frizz. The oil is also ideal for nourishing the hair during the sunny festival days and minimise the sun damage. I love the delicious tropical  smell of this oil which stays on the hair throughout the day. The bottle is very convenient as it is quite small and plastic so it is easy to take with you to a festival. Available from Superdrug, for £3. 
Environ RAD SPF 15
Moving onto skincare which is crucial especially during the summer, I never forget a sunscreen. During the festival it is super important to use a sunscreen as we are outside all day long. On rainy days or when it is not very sunny I will use the Environ RAD SPF 15 which is an amazing sunscreen. It  is designed for the face, so it contains the right ingredients to nourish the skin as well as to protect it.  This sunscreen is also water resistant so you don’t need to worry if it is raining although you should try to reapply it every 3-4 hours. 
The packaging is travel friendly (100ml tube) so you can even take it with you on the plane. I really like this sunscreen as it does not make my skin sting when I apply it, and it is very gentle and nourishing. It is available from iiaa website, for £19.95.

Nouveau Lashes Natural Styles
You cannot go to a festival without a pair of strip lashes. My favourites are from Nouveau Lashes as they add length and volume but still look very natural. Each pair comes with a small glue which will last you for multiple applications. I would recommend you to always cut the eyelashes to fit your eye shape and remember to apply the lashes with a tweezers. Available from Nouveau Lashes Website,  for £4.96/per box.

Lipgloss by jane iredale 
These beauties are the newest addition to jane iredale’s makeup collection. The three new colours are called Pink Lady, Martini and Hot Cider. They are quite neutral fit all the skin tones and add a little extra to your festival makeup. They are long lasting as well as hydrating thanks to the Moringa butter and avocado oil. Perfect for your festival makeup. Available from jane iredale website, for £19.95. 

Ania’s advice:
1. Remember to pack light 
2. Take all your essentials
3. Don’t forget the sunscreen 

x
Ania 
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Hi Beauties!
I have super exciting news for you today! Nouveau Lashes has just launched a super innovative product – Lash and Lid Foaming Cleanser and Lash Cleansing Brush which is here to solve all your makeup cleansing problems. It is suitable for both natural lashes as well as lash extensions (finally!). You must definitely try it and enjoy clean lashes!

Lash and Lid Foaming Cleanser
The new cleanser from Nouveau Lashes is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I always had this problem that I could never completely remove eye makeup, and no matter how many cotton pads I used up, there was always some product left. Now my problem has been solved by Nouveau Lashes. 
Results 
The product is very convenient and I use it everyday. I was so surprised that when I actually finished my usual routine thinking that my eyelashes were clean, I used this cleanser and the brush was black… This foaming cleanser helps to wash off all the makeup and leaves your eyelashes totally clean. Moreover, it is also hydrating and nourishing and conditions your eyelashes every time you use it. 
The cleanser contains anti-ageing ingredients which help to defend the skin against ageing effects as well as environmental aggressors. 
Packaging 
The packaging is very convenient and hygienic. The product comes out from a sterile plastic tube which allows you to use the right amount of product. I like how it is clear and I can see how much I have used up and if I need to restock. 

Consistency
As you can see above, the product is a soft, white foam which is scentless, as it is also hypoallergenic. 

Nouveau Lashes Brush 
This brush is super cute and it helps to cleanse your eyelashes. It is really soft and does not irritate the eyelashes. For a limited time only you will get it for free if you purchase the cleanser so hurry! 🙂 

Nouveau Lashes Strip Lashes
This month I will be trying my new Natural Strip Lashes so keep your eyes peeled for my Instagram selfies!

Where can you buy it?
The Lash and Lid Foaming cleanser are available from Nouveau Lashes Website, £14.99 
(brush included)!
Ania’s advice:
1. Invest in the Lash And Lid Cleanser
2. Try strip lashes
3. Take lots of selfies!

x
Ania 
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Hello Beauty
I hope you are enjoying the spring months and are finding some time to treat yourself! I have been trying to spend more time on skincare and facial massage, which is why the majority of this post will focus on skincare and wellness. Enjoy!

Nuxe Bougie Prodigieuse Candle
This candle is the best smelling candle I ever owned. The smell is a mix of magnolia, orange blossom and vanilla, and it is quite intense so even when you pass by it, it smells amazing. When you light it up, the whole room smells like the Prodigious Oil. An online exclusive available from Nuxe, for £7.

L’Occitane Neroli Orchidee Perfume
Stunning as always, the Neroli Orchidee range is one of my favourites from L’Occitane. The scent is ideal for spring as the main scent notes are orchid and neroli which are completed by orange and peach heart notes. A beautiful addition to my perfume collection. Available from L’Occitane, £56/50ml. 

The Body Shop Oils Of Life Twin-Ball  Facial Massager 
You need this in your life! This facial massager is the perfect skincare accessory as it really helps you to relax and unwind. It improves blood circulation, increases skin elasticity and helps to reduce puffiness and wrinkles. The best way to use it is to apply oil on your face and roll the massager on your face as instructed. The metal balls have a cooling effect so they not only help to reduce puffiness but have a reviving effect as well. This became my everyday essential! Available from The Body Shop, for £16.
LuLuLun Pro Vitamin – C Sheet Masks 
Sheet masks are perfect for when you want to do a face mask but don’t want to deal with the mess and washing it off. They are ideal for hydration and nourishing the skin. This mask from LuLuLun is filled with Vitamin C which brightens the complexion. There are 7 sheet masks available in the pack so you can either use it every other day or once a week. The packaging is very convenient as it can be sealed and used even when travelling. I love using sheet masks on long haul flights as they prevent your skin from getting dry and improve its appearance prior to landing :). Available from Amazon, for £8.41.

Lin And Lo Colour Lip Pencil Shade Nude 
This lip pencil is ideal for contouring your lips prior to applying lipstick. It is so important to use a lip pencil in order to define the shape of the lips and prevent lipstick from smudging as well. I liked this shade as it is ideal for daily makeup and can be used with a variety of nude shades. To make your lips look perfect remember to exfoliate, moisturise before and after applying lipstick and use a lip pencil and lipstick. The lip pencil is available from LinAndLo, for £15, and the sharpener is available from LinAndLo, £4.

Ania’s advice:
1. Take care of your skin
2. Treat yourself to a gorgeous candle 
3. Start a new sport and get ready for summer!

x
Ania

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Hi Beautiful!
The spring has started and so has the picnic season! If you follow me on Instagram, you would see that I received an amazing surprise from IIAA, and all the goodies were inside a picnic basket! The basket is perfect for picnics in London’s parks and recently I went to Green park where I took these photos of the new Spring Colour Collection from Jane Iredale! The new collection is gorgeous and you should definitely have a look at the new products!

Pure Moist Lipstick
Susan -the soft cool pink lipstick is my preferred colour. It looks stunning on the lips and can be used to create a gorgeous natural look. 
Lisa – the creamy rose beige colour is a bit stronger, and if you like dark lips you should give this a try. Both lipstick are very hydrating as they contain Mooring Butter, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds, Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry. Available from, Jane Iredale, £19.95. 
In Touch Cream Blush – Shade Candid
This warm, rosy and natural colour, looks lovely when blended in on your cheek bones. It is creamy so you can wear it alone without a foundation, and can also be used on lips and eyes. It creates a glowing and radiant look which is just perfect for spring and summer! Available from Jane Iredale, for £24.
Bronzer Refil – Shade Peaches and Cream
This is my favourite item from the Spring Colour Collection. This bronzer really looks stunning and many of my friends have been asking me about it. It adds a gentle glow to your cheeks, brightening your face.It can be used across eyes as an eyeshadow or on its as well. You can also use it on neckline for a glittery summer look!  Available from, Jane Iredale, £29.95. 

Pure Pressed Eye Shadow Triple – Shade Pink Quartz
This cute eyeshadows have become my makeup bag essentials. They are quite small but so convenient! You can use one for your daily makeup and then add additional colours to transform it into an evening look. Can also be used as brow filler, lip stain or blush. Available from Jane Iredale, for £28.

 Pure Pressed Eye Shadow Triple – Shade Pink Quartz
This palette is a bit darker so I would recommend it for brunettes or red heads. It is perfect for an evening makeup. The eyeshadow are long lasting and they don’t smudge. A must-have! Available from Jane Iredale, for £28.

And the behind the scenes during my picnic!

Ania’s advice:
– Try the new range from Jane Iredale
– Focus on cheekbones
– Go for a picnic
x
Ania 

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