Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot of great beauty blogs in the hopes of getting back into writing about make-up. My favourite posts are always about regretted purchases since I find those the most useful when I’m considering whether or not to buy a product, and there’s nowt better than reading a good rant! So I thought I’d have a go at writing my own but be warned; this is a picture-heavy post and it may load slowly on mobile devices. It’s worth the wait, I promise!

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Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick – Rebel With Cause

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick - Rebel With Cause

What can you buy for £1 nowadays? Most newspapers cost over £1, as do magazines and TV guides. A 500ml drink would push you over £1 in most places. Bus tickets for £1 or less? I wish! Back in the day I could go into to the newsagents with £1 and leave a very happy girl, with a (free) carrier bag full of all my favourite sweets and a newspaper for my parents… the good ol’ days of the early noughties, eh?

Before I digress any further, the point I’m trying to make is that it’s hard to get anything half decent for a quid nowadays. Step up Makeup Revolution!

Makeup Revolution have taken the beauty blogging world by storm in the last couple of years, thanks to their high quality and undeniable value for money. One of my favourite products from Makeup Revolution is the Amazing Lipstick in a shade called Rebel With Cause and it costs – you guessed it – just £1!

Read on to find out more…

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Most Popular Posts of 2015

Most Popular Posts of 2015 | Poppy alla Norma

With 2015 almost at a close, it seems like the perfect time to review my year of blogging on Poppy alla Norma. There have been 52 blog posts uploaded in the last 12 months, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing all of them – taking and editing the photographs, not so much…

It’s crazy to think that complete strangers from all over the world are interested in reading what I have to write on my li’l corner of the internet, so I just want to thank each and every one of you who read Poppy alla Norma, leave comments and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin’ and Pinterest. It’s so lovely to know that people like you actually read this blog, and I truly appreciate every single view, comment and share on social media. The blogging community is wonderful, and I’ve spoken to so many lovely people I otherwise would have never have met. This blog has been such a big part of my year, and I hope it continues for many years to come.

Anyways, enough of the mushy stuff, let’s have a look at the most popular posts on Poppy alla Norma from the past year!

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Lush Oxford Street Haul

I was lucky enough to visit London with my boyfriend a couple of weeks ago, and there was only one attraction on my mind during the whole two hour train journey from Manchester. The London Eye? Nope. Big Ben? Not even close.

The world’s biggest Lush store? Hell yes!

Lush Oxford Street is, quite simply put, the Holy Grail for cruelty-free beauty addicts. To wander around a shop and know that you can pick out absolutely anything you like and buy it straight away, without having to search online for a cruelty-free declaration or a vegetarian/vegan ingredients list, is one of the best feelings in the world. I get excited enough in normal sized Lush stores, but it’s fair to say that the Lush on Oxford Street, the biggest Lush shop in the entire world, made me lose my mind entirely. I was more than prepared to completely drain my bank account and buy every single one of the 200-odd products exclusive to Oxford Street, but I was actually pretty restrained with my purchases.

What did I end up buying? Read on to find out!

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Review: Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

Review: Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

It’s festival season! If you’re heading to Download this weekend or to another festival later in the summer, chances are you’re not planning to shower whilst you’re there. Even the Glastonbury website doesn’t advise waiting in the long queues to use their showers! Instead, you’ll most probably be packing plenty of wet wipes, hand sanitiser and some dry shampoo to keep greasy locks at bay.

But why should you trust Lush’s dry shampoo over the more popular brands, such as Batiste? Read on to find out…

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