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For the past few weeks I’ve slowly had my dressing table taken over by a pile of new-in beauty bits, left out on display on purpose so they’ll actually see daylight and my face and boy has it tested my Virgo-like tidiness powers. But it’s all worked out for today I have a selection of freshly picked products that I’m brining in for a session of show and swatch – like what I did there? To jazz it up (yep I just used to word ‘jazz’), I’m throwing them on my face as I do it, so think of this as a review/tutorial/news-y type hybrid video. What do you think? Want more? Though I’m not sure my inner neat freak can deal with it. Maybe I need to think of a better storing system for next time…

P.S) Some of the above snapped products didn’t make the cut for this video, but have no fear because they’ll be featuring in a whole post of their own very soon.

  • http://llyloves.blogspot.co.uk Lily

    I really want to try the Benefit balms because I love the idea of them, plus you can’t go wrong with a bit of Benefit x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://cassandramyee.blogspot.co.nz cassandramyee

    Ciate polishes are the cutest! Keen to see what the Benefit balms will be like!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

  • Maddie Jayde ≧∇≦

    I don’t know if you managed to read my tweet but if you’re interested in trying some more Too Faced products I’ve made a post all about Too Faced on my blog (http://tinyurl.com/p4wzppy) ! Wonderful video as always! xx

  • http://theconsciencefund.com/ Divya

    That TOM Ford Palette drool! <3 I wish I could get some of those Ciate's but they aren't available here! :-(

    Lipstick Queen Saint Eden Review | TheConscienceFund

  • Aimee Flanigan

    Aah im desperate for a Jo Malone scent! Shame about the price, gonna have to save!

    Aimee – http:/http://aroundtwenty.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

  • simplynaturale

    The Max Factor CC Colour correctors look interesting, might have to see what they are like in store, always looking for a good under eye corrector. Plus I need to get a Jo Malone perfume in my life! Hope you had a great time watching the Arctic Monkeys, looking forward to the vlog!

    Eloise | simplynaturale
    xo

  • http://www.darlingdeedee.com thedarlingdee .

    Ah the Benefit Balms look amazing and I need that Laura Mercer palette.

    http://www.darlingdeedee.com

  • Avanti

    Those products look incredible! Would.love to.try some of them.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love the idea for this video, so nice to see what everything looks like on rather than just hearing about it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | ASOS or Feelunique £25 Voucher Giveaway

  • http://flailsandnails.blogspot.co.uk/ flailsandnails

    I was hoping that the benefit balms would be better but I totally understand how the price point doesn’t seem to reflect the actual product (especially now Barry M are joining the whole tinted lip balm party) but I’ve been using the Hypergel top coat for the past few manicures I’ve done and I really like the shine it gives and it’s drying speed but I get a few bubbles on some applications which is a bit disappointing when you’ve spent ages doing nail art but I might stick with it for a wee while. I’m just glad that it doesn’t shrink your manicure like Seche Vite does (and that’s why I don’t use it any more)

  • http://www.fadedwindmills.com Gemma Roberts

    Fantastic to have your cheeky narrative of the products whilst seeing them in action! Lovely post. Your skin looked flawless and dewy, and that eye palette is lovely.

    Gemma
    http://www.fadedwindmills.com

  • Millie Robinson

    Love the Ciate polishes, such pretty colours! Thanks for sharing :) x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/ Kate Wilson
  • Joycelyn Steib

    I think you just solved my problem with the Max Factor color sticks. Thanks for sharing this helpful video with us.

  • Ellie Smith

    That Tom Ford palette looks amazing! Loved the video, thanks Anna!

    Ellie

    http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Minnie M

    Great video :)
    I want to try Max Factor colour correctors so bad after watching this!
    You look stunning. Have a nice day :)

  • http://charlottehavs.blogspot.co.uk/ Charlotte // BeautySoup

    I saw the new Bojouris mascaras, they look great and the brushes are so cool! Might be a giaint gimmick though! :-)

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  • quya

    amaazing!!

    did a similar post- http://www.coffeeandraisins,blogspot.com

  • Daniella

    the rosie balm might be dissapointing but its gorg!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  • Lauren S

    wow loads of products, i definitely love the ciate knickerbockerglory colour, and CC sticks seem pretty legit !

    Lauren x

    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sophie Ballinger

    Ooh, might have to try the CC sticks! I have bad acne, so I reckon the green one might help hide the redness. Love your blog and videos xxx
    Soph | sophieballinger.blogspot.co.uk

  • Cassie

    The Too Faced eye palette looks amazing!

    blushandfairydust.blogspot.com

  • Trudy

    I want to get the tom ford palette but don’t know if i would use the blue shade :(

    http://www.trulifestyle.com

  • http://jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk Jess French

    Lovely video, Anna. You have some great products here, the too faced palette looks amazing.

    Jess x

    http://www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jessica Whitbread

    Loved this kind of video!

    makeupbyjesswhitbread.blogspot.com

  • Sybil Mae

    Loved this video! I like the idea of applying the products while talking about them, it gives a better idea of how the product actually works! :)

    http://www.youtube.com/user/porridgenpickles89

  • http://www.octobersarmoire.blogspot.com/ Carla Medler

    I found this video so useful Anna! I love reading posts on blogs but it’s so much so useful to see them in action with your thoughts. I love the look of the CC correction sticks too x

  • http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk Grace Cottrell

    The Benefit posie balm would be great for summer!
    -Grace and Charlotte
    http://exploringwardrobes.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Carina Stewart

    I really loved the format of this video, definitely do more!

    Carina | http://www.carstina.com/

  • Mia-Rae Smith

    I’m desperate to try those bene-balms!

    Your blog’s great! Check out mine: http://mimibeauty07.blogspot.co.uk/
    Mia :-) xxx

  • Megan Roisin

    This was a great idea for a video, would love to see another at some point :)

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Loved that you did your video like this! Super helpful!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

  • Lindsey

    I love your videos!

    blousesandblush.com

  • http://www.monicasayshello.com/ Monica

    Loved this video! Great way to see new beauty offerings in one go. :)

    http://www.monicasayshello.com

  • nueyork

    The Benefit balms look amazing, I love the packaging as well!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • Tarryn B

    The shimmery eyes and flushed cheeks looks so great on you in this video!

  • http://qworterlifecrisis.com/ Maddie

    Lol ‘show and swatch’ VDM is truly queen of all puns QworterLifeCrisis

  • http://cosmoslyn.blogspot.com.au/ Ailyn Koay

    omg laura Mercier palette looks rad!

  • Zazie Bibi
  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    So great to see the products in action as you’re reviewing them! That Too Faced eye shadow palette looks especially dreamy :)

  • http://citygirlsfashionbox.blogspot.com/ Sarah Sandiford

    Such a shame that the Benefit lippies don’t live up to the hype, on paper they look amaze x

  • Chrissabella

    Loved this show and swatch video , the blush looks amazing on you.

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  • http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/ Angela

    Really enjoyed watching your video! The blush/bronzer/illuminator looks great!

    http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

  • Ella

    I’ve wanted to try the Benefit balms since the promo email arrived in my inbox! Now I have to choose which one…

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  • Stephanie

    I LOVED this video! One of your best ones yet!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

  • Emma

    Loved this, so much more useful to see the products and not just hear about them!