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Baby pink is probably my favourite colour for blush, I’m really pale so I feel like this is a safe choice for me. I own quite a few from all different brands. The ones I’ll be showcasing today are Benefit Dandelion, Natural Collection Pink Cloud and MAC Well Dressed.

Dandelion comes in a 10g box and is available from, Boots and Debenhams for £23.50. Pink Cloud doesn’t say the amount on the pot but it is only available from Boots for a mere £1.99. Well Dressed comes in a 6g pot and is available from and MAC stores for £17.50. As you can see they vary is size and price quite a bit.

These are obviously applied much more heavily than I would on my face! They all look very similar in the pan but once swatched you can see that Well Dressed is completely different from the other two. It has much more shimmer and is much more pink.

Pink Cloud could be a dupe for Dandelion as they both turn a bit peachy once applied, however Dandelion does have a shimmer to it and Pink Cloud does not but I think it’s a good cheap alternative if you don’t want to shell out £23.50 or have sensitive skin as Dandelion is perfumed. Pink Cloud is fragrance free. Something to note with Pink Cloud is that it doesn’t last all day but for the price I don’t mind having to top up in the afternoon.

My favourite out of these three would have to be Well Dressed as I do love a bit of shimmer. It also comes out the most true to colour in the pan and the most pink!

Have you tried any of these blushes? Or do you have another baby pink blush that you always go for?

This is what I do to my face if I don’t have much time in the morning to get ready.

♥ Benefit Dr Feelgood – I apply this with my fingers just to where I have fine lines, to sort of fill them in.
♥ Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Foundation in 005 Light Beige – I dot this onto my cheeks and forehead then blend it into my skin with my fingers.
♥ Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 01 Fair – I put a little of this on my dark circles.
♥ Fyrinnae Fluff Powder – I lightly dust this over my entire face.
♥ Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Farenheit Fab – I apply this with my finger all over my lid.
♥ Benefit Magic Ink – I just do a quick thin to slightly thicker line from a third in on my lid and then slightly flick out the corner.
♥ Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in 004 Black Brown – I go over my brows to make them look darker and thicker.
♥ Sleek Contour Powder in Light  – I put this in the hollows of my cheeks, along my jaw and forehead.
♥ MAC Blush in Peachykeen – I apply this on the apples and along my cheekbones.
♥ Benefit They’re Real – One coat of this is all I need. I put it on my top and bottom lashes.

I can get all this onto my face without it looking completely awful in just under 15 minutes!

Do you have a go to routine for when you’re in a rush?

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Viva Glam Nicki is the new Viva Glam lipstick for, you guessed it, Nicki Minaj. This is available on the MAC website and in stores for £13.50 for (I think) the next year.

It has Nicki’s signature on the tube and like all Viva Glam lipsticks 100% of the money goes to their AIDS charity.

It is described as a yellow pink and it has a satin finish. It’s one of those “kind of matte but not quite” lipsticks.
This is very bright, so won’t be for everybody but I quite like it and I don’t think I have anything else like it in my hoard/collection.

This looks so different when swatched on my extremely pale skin to how it looks on my lips!

I’ve also included a full face shot so you can see what it looks like properly. I don’t normally do these because I always seem to be pulling some stupid awkward face!

I swatched it next to the other Nicki Minaj lipstick from MAC, Pink Friday, in case anyone was wondering how it compared to that.

As you can see they are totally different shades of pink.

If you’ve got any questions about this or want to see it swatched next to something else, I’ll try my best to help, just leave me a comment, or if you prefer you can always email me.

I haven’t been on a shopping spree for ages and I doubt I will again until I get some birthday money or something. The only shopping sprees I’ll be doing will be for the baby, I may show off a few cute things I get but I doubt anyone will be interested in wipes and nappies! Anyway, I have picked up  the odd thing for myself over the past few months. All the make up products were bought before I started my project ten pan (apart from Viva Glam Nicki… I couldn’t resist!)

♥ Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer
♥ Revlon Eye Brightener & Primer

♥ Mint Cardigan
♥ Sally Hansen Nail Quencher Hydrating Base Coat
♥ Rapid Brow Growth Formula

♥ ELF Nail Polish in Smoky Brown
♥ MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick

♥ Palmers Massage Cream for Stretch Marks x2
♥ Palmers Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks

♥ Gillette Venus Pro Skin Sensitive Razor
♥ Gillette Venus Satin Care Shaving Gel

If you want to see a review or swatches of anything I’ve show just leave me a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

This is available on the mac website and in stores for £13.50.

It is a light nude colour which shows up nicely on my lips.

This doesn’t give that ‘corpse’ look that a lot of nudes can as it shows up a bit pinky on me.

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