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October 06, 2015


If I had to say my favourite affordable brand, Maybelline would take the top spot, possible tying with L'Oreal. Maybelline has a really fantastic range of products available in a selection of shades that really, really appeal to me and I think their products are of a great quality. 

There are a lot of Maybelline products that I haven't tried, sure, but there are some real winners in amongst the products I have tried, and that's what I'm going to talk to you about today. 

October 05, 2015

Marie Claire The Parcel | Spring Edit, 2015

Spring has sprung and, in true Sophie form, I'm officially in a funk. Spring isn't too bad, sure, but it means summer is on the way and that is too much for me to handle. I absolutely hate that heat so brace yourself, I'll be doing a lot of complaining over the warmer months! 

All that aside, my Spring Edit of the Marie Claire The Parcel box arrived about two and a half weeks ago (I've been a bit MIA again, I know) and I decided it was time to show you the contents.

As you can see from the box below (side note, how gorgeous is it?!), this month Marie Claire celebrates their 20 year anniversary. The Parcel has been around for about a year so it's not The Parcel that's having a birthday, more the magazine and such. Either way, the box was larger than normal this month and it was adorned with a gorgeous glitter print, leading one to believe there was going to be some really exciting things inside.

To see what was inside my box and, more importantly, see if it lived up to the 'hype', keep reading. 

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