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Empties: Update #19 - Acids, Toners and Serums

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Biologique Recerche P50: Best acid toner I've ever used, and probably the strongest. I had to dilute it when I first started using it, and now I use it on its own. Overall, it noticeably improves texture and helps to speed up recovery time.

Differin: This has helped to clear my skin and minimize breakouts. I haven't used any other retinol products since getting this. I have the big tube and a little goes a long way.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel: I use this as a treatment once a week or once every other week. On those days, I skip the P50 and retinol steps. It's a staple in my routine; you notice the improvement immediately! (available here)

Drunk Elephant C Firma: This has become a staple for me. I haven't even wanted to try other vitamin C products because this works so well. A bottle lasts about 6 months. This should be available in the UK in late 2018. Finally! (available here)

Whamisa Deep Rich: Although, I've run out of this, it's definitely a repurch…

Empties: Update #18 - Skincare (Cleansers)

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I have several skincare products to post in the empties, acids, oils and moisturisers are upcoming in separate posts. I thought I'd start off with my first step in the routine: cleansers.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser (available here): The Indie Lee cleansers are just ok for me, and at times, they're even a bit stripping. They smell nice, but that's about all.

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser (available here): See comments above.

Murad Essential-C Cleanser (available here): I got this in one of the reward sample sets from Sephora. It's actually really nice, cleanses without stripping, and has a light citrus scent. I reached for this more than the Indie Lee cleansers.

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip (available here): This is a nice cleanser for when I'm breaking out. It works well with the Clarisonic, which in my experience is rare with more natural cleansers. I hate using Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser with the Clarisonic, but some people love it. Ceramic Slip rinses clean and d…

Empties: Update #17 - Makeup

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If I manage to finish a makeup product, it's usually something I repurchase.

Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (available here): I get extremely oil during the day, and this helps limit the oil and keep my makeup on longer.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coat - Excitation (available here): Love this gloss, can't wait to get a new one!

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder - Light (available here): I think I've gone through 3 of these now. It's my favourite setting powder. It's talc-free and there's no flash back if you blend it out well.

Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss (available here): A lovely sheer gloss for everyday wear. I've gone through 3 of them.

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer - 050 (available here): This is my favourite concealer. Some concealers tingle when I apply them under my eyes, and I don't get that with this one. It's full coverage and waterproof. I never have issues with it. I do wish more colours were availa…

Empties: Update #16 - Hair and Body Products (Mini Reviews Included)

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I've taken a break from posting and social media to just deal with life and all of its wonderful ups and downs. However, blogging has always been a bit of a release, so I'm trying to get back into it. It also helped to finally get rid of the empties I've been hoarding for a few months now!

I don't have many empties on the hair front because I've been wearing braids for months. I finally switched back to my natural hair about a month ago. Time to give my edges a break, I thought, but then Beyonce came through with Beychella and snatched them out!

Camille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioner: Check out my full review here. This has been an HG product for years and still going strong!

Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment: I love this! Too bad it's not carried in the UK anymore. I might pick up some during Black Friday sales.

Mielle Organics Flexible Hold Edge Gel: This was my favourite edge control until I got my current one. Mielle is more accessible t…

Best of 2017: Makeup - Lips

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I've been wearing more glossy looks lately and sticking to nude tones. When I do venture into colour, I stick with liquid lipsticks so that i can have a long-wearing look. 
Lip Gloss: Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Top Coat - Excitation (available here)Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer - Fenty Glow (available here) Lip Liner: MAC Lip Liner - Cork (available here)Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine - 67 Deauville (available here) Liquid Lipstick: Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick - Kiss of Fire (available here)Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color - Uncensored (available here) Follow Kinks Of Nature on Twitter (Twitter.com/KinksOfNature), Instagram (Instagram.com/KinksOfNature), Pinterest (Pinterest.com/KinksOfNature), and Facebook (Facebook.com/KinksOfNature) for the latest updates.

Sincerely,
Kinks ;-)

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Best of 2017: Makeup - Eyes & Brows

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This year I cleared out some old products and treated myself to some palettes I've been eyeing for the  longest time.

Eye Primer: Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer (available here) Eyeshadow Palette: Coloured Raine Queen or Hearts Eyeshadow Palette (available here)Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (available here)Viseart Eyeshadow Palette - 01 Neutral Matte (available here)Viseart Eyeshadow Palette - 04 Dark Mattes (available here)
Gel Eyeliner: MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline - Blacktrack (available here) Pencil Eyeliner: Nyx Professional Makeup Retractable Eyeliner - Black (available here)Nyx Professional Makeup Retractable Eyeliner - Bronze (available here)Liquid Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - Trooper (available here) Mascara: Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll - Black (available here)Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Volumizing Mascara - 1 Asphalt Black (available here)Lashes:
Sephora Collection False Eyelashes - #04 Fringe (available here)Lilly Lashes - Lyla 3D …

Best of 2017: Makeup - Cheek

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Guerlain bronzers were one of my best finds this year. Unfortunately, I'll never get to try the coveted, yet discontinued, #8 terracotta bronzer, but I'll settle for #9. Even if I'm using another bronzer, I add a bit of 4 seasons for contour and blush.
Bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder - 9 (available here)Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer - Ebony (discontinued)Blush: Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer - Ebony (discontinued)
Highlighter: Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder (available here)Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick - Confetti (available here)Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette (available here) Follow Kinks Of Nature on Twitter (Twitter.com/KinksOfNature), Instagram (Instagram.com/KinksOfNature), Pinterest (Pinterest.com/KinksOfNature), and Facebook (Facebook.com/KinksOfNature) for the latest updates.

Sincerely,
Kinks ;-)

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