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November Favourites

Ah, my poor neglected blog.  It really has been neglected since I started my business with FM Perfume & Cosmetics, which has taken quite a lot of my time recently and I've really missed blogging.  So here, without further ado, are my November favourites (they aren't in any particular order).

Pantene 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Now, I have to confess that I picked this up by mistake, I wasn't concentrating and I thought it was my usual Pantene shampoo because it has the same name.  When I got it home I saw it was a conditioner as well and I was dubious to be honest because I've never got on with 2 in 1 shampoos, they don't suit my hair but I didn't have anything else (except kids shampoo which is a no no for me) so I used it.   I'm so pleased with it, I think I use too much as there seem to be a LOT of suds on my head and it takes a while to rinse but that's my fault not Pantene's.  I love the fact that I can get the comb through my hair and its really helping disguise my split ends (I'm in need of a trip to the hairdresser).  I'll definitely be buying this again (unless I pick up the wrong one again - lol).  

No7 Lift & Luminate Foundation

I wrote a post about this product around this time last year, so I just thought it was worth mentioning that I'm still using it, have been all year and am not thinking of changing any time soon.  I'm on my third one I think, I don't use very much, infact I didn't use much at all in the summer just a little bit but more now the weather has changed because I find that I need a bit more cover and its an extra layer of protection against the elements!  

V05 Nourish My Shine Miracle Mist

This is a sort of leave in conditioner, well, it says it's a "mist" but it is actually a leave in conditioner/de-tangler whatever you want to call it.  I bought this in the summer but didn't use it, can't remember why and my Aussie Leave In Conditioner ran out the other day so I pulled this one out of the cupboard.  It's got a really pleasant smell, not overpowering, a bit like baby lotion, very gentle.  It isn't heavy which you would expect given that it is supposed to be for dry and frizzy hair, I find a lot of products for dry/frizzy hair are quite thick and once my hair is dry it doesn't feel nice but this is great.  I can't remember how much it was (can't remember the summer now!) but I did get it in Boots as I remember buying it there for my holiday (and then not taking it with me).  

FM Beauty Cream Primer - Luminous Skin

I love this primer.  And I'm not just saying that because its part of the FM range that I'm now a consultant for.  Earlier on this year I thought I'd found the perfect primer, I did a blog post on it (Pixi Primer), which I thought (and still think) was gorgeous.  I tried this one because I felt that if I was recommending products for people to buy I needed to try them first.  So anyway, this is a bit of a peach of a primer, from the moment I put it on my face it feels lovely, sinks in straight away and my skin feels softer (and it takes the tiredness away).  Its got pearlescent pigments added to it which gives a bit of a glow, this also helps conceal any imperfections.  The consistency isn't too thick and its a squeezy tube which means that you can just use a little bit and you don't waste any, you can always get a bit more if you need it so it should last quite a long time.   What I liked most was that my Lift and Luminate foundation went beautifully over the top and made me look human, I'm really pleased.  Oh, and it's only £6.99 which is a total bargain.  If you want to know more about this product or about FM products in general please drop me an email marialouise0907@outlook.com and I can send you a brochure and some more information.

So that's it for now beauty bloggers, have a lovely weekend!


A Review on Micellar Lotion Make Up Remover

I've never been one for make up remover, I have always found it easier to use a face wash and toners just made my skin really tight, even the ones for sensitive skin.  I tried Micellar Lotion because I feel I should get to know the products that I'm selling and recommending and also because its one of FM's Top Ten Make Up Products, clearly flying off the shelves at the distribution centre in London!

Essentially its a cleanser and a toner but its very gentle, its based on Rosewater and leaves your skin feeling very fresh and clean and not at all tight.  As its water you don't need much on your make up remover pad as it soaks through (I recommend make up pads rather than cotton wool balls), I wash my face with face wash first just to get the majority of the mascara off and then use this afterwards to get rid of everything else and any face wash residue.  I also use it again in the morning, its a great wake up!

This is a 200 ml bottle and I think it might last quite some time because you really don't need very much.  I'm pretty much hooked as I think its a great product and a good price too,  £7.99.

This gorgeous Micellar Lotion can be found on page 49 of the make up brochure, please see below.  Please email me at marialouise0907@outlook.com if you would like me to send you a pdf copy of the brochure.


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