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28/03/15: Lippy Girl - Rosie Posie

I don't own many lipsticks.  I have a tonne of mini samples for swatching but only two or three full size grown-ass-lady lipsticks and to be honest I don't reach for them very often in comparison to the twenty-odd lip balms I have stored in every nook and cranny from bedroom to the office, plus a whole pot of spares in my make-up drawer...  

However, Lippy Girl is a lipstick brand that I have been lusting over all the way back to 2013, so I didn't hesitate when I was offered the chance to try out a shade from their Vegocentric line of 12 shades ranging from soft pink to brilliantly purple.

Lippy Girl is a Canadian line of make up created by Darcey Diehl; originally starting with just lip products, but now extended into mineral blushes, bronzers and eyeshadows.  

22/03/15: Survey ~ Update

Hello everyone!  Firstly, to everyone who took the time to complete the survey I posted a little while ago - THANK YOU!  It was really interesting to see the results and so valuable to get another point of view on what was/wasn't working.

I just wanted to quickly post about a few changes that I've made as a result of your feedback - and if there's something that's bugging you, the survey is still open so go and let me know what it is!

Font size
Quite a few people commented that the font size for posts was too small for them.  Rather than increase the size permanently (as for aesthetic purposes I quite like it small...) I've introduced a little option in the sidebar where you can select the post font size: 13px (default), 16px or 18px.  Hopefully this will accommodate everyone's preferences.  It won't change the widgets, just the post size, and you will have to click it for each new page you visit.  If it was something that you raised, thank you - and let me know if the options are large enough?

I admit, I had got a bit carried away with my labelling... which lead us to something that looked a bit like this:

21/03/2015: Catching Up

Hello!  As once again I have let things slide a bit on the blogging front I've been toying with the idea of a post rounding up what I would have posted about in the last few months if I had been a good blogger.  If there's anything specific you want to hear more about, just let me know. (PS. Apologies for the dodgy over-sharpening on the photos below - I am experimenting to find a way to take photos when it's not bright out!)

If you don't want to read the whole post, click on these links to take you to a specific section:  Empties // Repurchases // New purchases // Current favourites // Currently reading // Currently drinking // Currently testing

Akamuti Rosewater (£12.00)-  A staple in my routine; I've lost count of the number of times I've finished up bottles of this toner.

Odacite Moringa and Petitgrain Serum Concentrate (Sample size) - I received this mini vial of serum with a Content order.  I've seen these little bottles of concentrated power serums featured on many a green beauty blog but they didn't pique my interest.  I have enjoyed using this though as it's the one for very dry skin.  The scent is strongly of petitgrain (although I don't think I'd know the scent of moringa if it smacked me in the face) which isn't something I'm a huge fan of, but it seems to work in this combination.  It's a thick oil, and at the time of taking the photo it looks like there is still some in there as it has semi-crystallised/hardened and won't budge.  I imagine when the heating comes on later it will be released!  The full size is only 5ml so this vial is quite a generous tester.  As far as I know they are supposed to be used as short powerful month course rather than continuous useage, but I could be wrong.  Anyone use these?  I also have vials of Wild Carrot (Vital Glow) and Black Cumin and Cajeput (Pimples) and I'm hoping for big things from the latter.

Pai Lotus and Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic (£30.00) -  This came in the Pai Black Friday deal.  It's a lot more than I would spend on a toner on its own, but I have definitely enjoyed it while it lasted.  My only issue is that when I got towards the end the pump started playing up and alternately spraying off in a weird direction or not projecting the toner, leaving it dribbling down the bottle.  The scent is beautiful and if I were more inclined to use toners properly (ie. not as a water substitute when cleansing) then this would probably be a repurchase.

07/03/15: Survey ~ Reader Opinions

Hello everyone!

I know there were a few of these going around a couple of months ago, but I'm hoping you're not survey-ed out and will take a few minutes (at the most!) to answer a few questions about GFMGFY.  It would be really appreciated.

Please see below for the questions.  It is completely anonymous, so you can be as honest as you like.  I promise I will try to not take offence! :P

[Note that once you have completed the survey, it will then be hidden from view.]

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