Beauty Review: Benetint.

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Rosy-up your complexion with a winter tint

We’re supposed to be springing into the new season, with summer stock flowing into the high street and pretty summer pastel colours peeking up all around like spring flowers. Outside in the bitter cold however, the reality is that it’s still winter.After a Christmas of heavy makeup, it’s always a relief to find a lightweight and effective product to add a flush of warm colour to our sun-deprived complexions.

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Enter the Benefit benetint – a multi-purpose lip and cheek stain.

It can be applied in a criss-cross shape to the apples of the cheeks and in a line below the cheek bone to give a lovely blush and contour effect.

The liquid stain then blends effortlessly with your fingers, and leaves a matte and long-lasting soft flush of colour.

Applied to the lips, the stain offers an alternative to lipstick or gloss with…

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Radiant Orchid.

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Get the Look: Particularly Purple – 2014’s Colour Of The Year

Purple – Radiant Orchid to be exact – has been named as the official colour of 2014.

Global colour authority Pantone scoured the trends and cultural influences of the year to come, and arrived at the conclusion that this soft shade of purple will be 2014’s must-have colour.

Radiant Orchid is a blend of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. According to Pantone, the colour is a reflection of the creativity and originality that is so valued in today’s society.

“Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

You’ll be sure to spot the shade appearing in fashion, interiors, and graphics of 2014.

In the beauty world, the colour pairs well with reds…

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Getting Festive in Faux Fur….

I just can’t get enough of Faux Fur this year, so warm and so chic !

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December days may be dark and cold, but you can uplift your mood with a little decadence. While real fur is still quite the taboo topic, catwalks continue to flaunt the fluff. The safe solution? Fake it.

Widely available this season on the high street, faux fur brings all the glamour of the material at a fraction of the price, and without the issues.

It’s easy to add a little luxury to your basic winter look with a hint of faux-fur. Not to mention how cosy and warm a fur snood is, a kiss of fur around the neck can make you feel rich and ready to step out in any weather. Faux-fur collars and accessories are a great way to ease yourself into this opulent style. They also make a great gift for that chic friend.

Here are some top faux-fur picks available this season:

 Faux fur trend picks by Rachel McLaughlin on Lovetabii

1. Topshop Soft…

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The Allure of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

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Unwearable underwear, crazy accessories and jealousy-inciting model physiques. It’s that time of year again.

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is this weekend’s hot topic. The 18th annual lingerie parade was recorded on Thursday night, to be shown on US television on December 10th.

Pictures and sneak-peek videos from the show draw interest and scrutiny from all over the globe, but what makes this spectacular so alluring? You don’t need to look to the Heavens for an answer…

The Angels

The Victoria’s Secret models are a class of their own, set apart from the expressionless and skinny runway crew. The toned bodies of these women are products of intense workout regimes and protein-rich diets. (For most of them anyway, Cara Delevingne told Grazia Daily that her pre-show diet consisted of Domino’s pizza and chicken strippers.)
The Angels promote sexy as being fit and strong. It’s refreshing to see the human side of…

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