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Products Mentioned & Full Review Links: Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe, Versace Crystal Noir Perfume*, Ren Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask, Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Cashew Beige and Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Real Sand, Topshop Lipstick in Whimsical, Caudalie Beauty Elixir & Rituals Eye and Cheek Palette in Peach*
Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe: I love love love this fake tan! Literally I can't rave about a tan enough. Although I think the price is way above something I'd be willing to pay for. I think it retails for around £40 which even though I love the product I don't know how willing id be to pay for it. After exfoliating, I'll I leave this overnight and then wash off for the best results. The colour is perfect for my olive skin, leaving me with a beautiful glow without being too orange or it looking muddy. I just love it. It has a really sweet, almost sickly smell and the lotion blends into the skin so well. The only downside is the price!

Versace Crystal Noir: I don't tend to go for deeper, darker scents but I was pleasantly surprised when I got this one. It has a spicy, musky scent which I don't find too over powering. The notes are very sensual and distinct like sandalwood, peony and gardenia. It feels very warming and uplifting which is lovely for the colder months!

Ren Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask: Radiance is something my skin lacks completely, most of the time my skin looks dull and always needs a big boost. This mask is packed full of fruit acids that give a gentle but effective facial peel. I find this reduces inflammation and really aids the healing time of my scarring. The tone and overall appearance of my skin improves after just once use and leaves my skin looking glowy, smooth and flawless.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover: Since going back to acrylic nails I've been finding myself reaching for this more and more. I was indifferent when I first got this product but I actually see how useful and quick it is to use. It's acetone free so doesn't melt the nails and doesn't smell horrific like some nail polish removers.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation & Mineral Powder: This is my go-to foundation routine at the moment. I used to hate LM Silk Creme but for some reason when I bought it again it worked much better for me. I use a pea sized ammount and apply it with a Real Techniques Buffing brush all over the face. I don't know what I was doing wrong before but it works perfectly, leaving a natural, flawless glowing look. I also have been using the mineral pressed powder to set the foundation and touch up during the day.

Topshop Lipstick in Whimsical: This has been my go-to lipstick recently. It's a nude true peach lipstick which is super flattering on my skin tone. Super creamy with a velvet matte finish. I'm a big Topshop lipstick fan and would recommend most of their shades! I have a topshop lipstick swatch collection on my blog, if you wanted to check here!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: I find this is the perfect pick me up for cold mornings to wake up tired skin. After cleansing, a few spritz's and my face is ready for makeup application. I think it's a bit overhyped but I really enjoy using it for no other reason apart from I just like it!

Rituals Cheek and Eye Glow in Peach: I've had one of these for over a year, but when I was on holiday I smashed it on my hotel floor and was devastated. Thankfully they offered to send me another one, even though I would have bought it myself! I think this is a wonderful eye and cheek palette as it's so versatile. I love using the colours on my lid, or swirled together for a glowy cheek look. I especially like the gold on the lid and then wearing the peach tone under my lower lashes.