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AUTUMN SKINCARE PICKS*



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With Autumn being my favourite time of year, I've decided to do a three-part series consisting of skincare, make up and fashion picks that I've been loving since we kissed summer goodbye. Kicking things off with skincare...


My skin gets super dry this time of year, so I like to start by cleansing using a creamy, nourishing cleanser like the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. It removes dirt and make up leaving your skin clean but not stripped. If you suffer with dry skin and want extra exfoliation try using it with a facial cleansing brush like Panasonic 3-in1 Micro Foaming Facial Cleansing brush. The combination of the two will leave your skin soft and clean.

Next up I like to go in with an oil, my favourite for a while has been the Sukin Rose hip Oil. It's super hydrating and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. Rose hip has lots of skincare benefits such as anti-aging properties, reduces scarring as well as improving skin texture and tone. As it is quite oily, it's not ideal for just before make up, so I opt for something lighter like the Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, it's a zero fuss moisturiser that acts as a great base for make up. It has no scent and doesn't claim to work miracles, I think that's why I love it so much - it's affordable and does the job. 

As well as manual exfoliation, I once a week use the Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. You leave it on for ten minutes and it helps remove any dead skin cells and visibly brightens the skin.  

Lastly, my lips always need some TLC this time of year. Berry liquid lipsticks and the cold weather plus the classic freshers flu wreak havoc on my lips, so I've been slathering on lip balm. My favourite at the minute is the Glossier Birthday Balm Dotcom, it smells like cake and it even has tiny little specks of glitter in it! 

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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AUTUMNAL LIP PICKS 2017






I've said this a million and one times before, Autumn is my favourite season for beauty and fashion trends. I love gravitating to warm, orange, fallen-leaves inspired tones on eyes, lips and even cheeks. Naturally, the first post in this series is a lip post. I find lips the easiest to do when it comes to following trends so here are a selection that I've been swearing by:


1. Barry M Matte Me Up - Go To
I've done a full review of the Barry M Matte Me up's a while back but they continue to be one of the best formula of liquid lipsticks on the high street. This shade is a lovely warm brown, that gives a look of something on the lips without being too in-your-face. Paired with a matte brown shadow and you've got an everyday monochromatic look. 



A cult favourite in the beauty world, this shade is slightly redder in tone but still pulls quite brown. In Terms of longevity, this is not the best formula - you will need to re-apply every couple of hours. However the colour is super flattering on most skin tones.


3. NYX Lingerie liquid lipstick - Exotic 
I've been after a rusty/brick red for a while and this one from NYX has hit the nail on the head. I often get asked what lipstick I'm wearing when I'm sporting this. It's a red without being as high-maintanence as a true red. I've been pairing this with a rich warm, coppery eye.


Something slightly cooler in tone but still has an autumn vibe about it. When I think of this shade I instantly imagine a high neck, over-sized knit jumper, top knot and minimal make up. It's interesting and unexpected, which is why it made it onto my Autumn picks. 

TOP-BOTTOM: Cashmire, Exotic, Lolita, Go-to.


What are your ride-or-die autumnal lip colours?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream review





I must have missed the memo that IT Cosmetics had landed in Selfridges London because I genuinely lost my shit when I saw the counter. I'd seen so much about the brand and as far as I was aware, the only place I could purchase it from was QVC. I'm never one for guessing my shades online and purchasing on a whim, if I'm spending that much on something I want to know what I'm getting, so ultimately I never bought anything. 

One stand out product that gets a stupid amount of attention online is the CC Cream, not to be confused with those light-weight, sheer coverage, tinted moisturiser-esque products that brands released a couple of years a go. Oh no. This packs some serious full coverage punch, whilst being SPF50(!!) AND also contains anti-aging and super hydrating properties. 

I have been reaching for daily. It's super easy to throw on and I don't have to worry about sunscreen and moisturiser, I can save time in the morning because it's all included. I usually go for more of a medium coverage for every day, one pump of this is more than enough so I know I wont be going through the 32ml very quickly.

I'm using the shade light, despite the lightest shade they do actually matches me perfectly because I am partial to a bit of fake tan, so I opted for the darker shade to make sure my neck matched my body. 

In all honesty, the finish doesn't blow me away. Not in a Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation/Nars Sheer Glow kinda way. It's just pretty average, ideal for everyday wear but you'd need another foundation if you wanted a more flawless evening finish. Perhaps it's my stressed, shitty skin at the minute but I don't love it, I'm just reaching for it because it's there.

Would I repurchase? Probably not and now that I've mentioned it, I think I might repurchase the CT one. 


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Life + Blog Update...





Lets just say coming back to university has been the biggest shock to the system since, well, birth.

I'm talking 8am till 8pm days rammed full of rehearsals and assessment classes. Of course, I wouldn't change it for the world and I bloody love my course,  but I definitely appreciate the weekend a lot more now than I ever have in my life. 

My mind is full of ballet and tap routines, audition routines, audition songs, monologues, duologues leaving little room for my beloved blog. However, I'm determined to keep this going as much as possible! My blog is my little escape and it's definitely not getting tossed aside, it's simply taking a back seat. My aim is at least one blogpost and one video a week, unless I find time or inspiration for more. 

My new schedule will be Saturdays for blog posts and I will continue posting videos on Sundays over on my youtube channel.

A massive thank you to everyone who follows and reads my posts and I can't wait to continue improving my content! Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see from me.

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TRIED + TESTED | Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum*




The very lovely lot over at Skinkissed got into contact with me a couple of weeks ago, to see if I wanted to try their Vitamin C serum and of course I jumped at the opportunity. The serum is designed to hydrate with hyaluronic acid, reduce signs of aging with collagen and to brighten and reduce the appearence of acne scarring using Vitamin C. All of these things are what I look for in skincare products and I couldn't wait to see if this lived up to the buzz I had been seeing online.

Firstly, the packaging is simple yet practical - the pipet is very satisfying. The product itself has no nasty perfumes or fragrances so it wont irritate sensitive skins (although I'd always advice patch testing) although it does mean the product has a 'natural' scent which disappears once the product is massaged in. 

I apply three-four drops over my skin after cleansing before my make up and massage in using my finger tips. It absorbs super quick meaning you don't have to wait around before applying foundation.

After using this for a couple of weeks I have definitely noticed an improvement in my skin. It's plump and hydrated and I'm having fewer breakouts. Although I haven't noticed much in the way of fading acne scarring however I'm sure that's something that would be more visible with prolonged usage. 
I will continue to use it and check back in in a couple of months on my Insta Stories to see if it makes a difference. 

You can purchase the Skinkissed Vitamin C Serum on Amazon

I now have a discount code for you lovely lot! If you want 20% off your entire order at skinkissed.co by using the code 'lv_blackwell-20' !!


*this product was sent to me however all opinions are my own.

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