Monday, 24 October 2016

Currently In Rotation



Hello Everyone!

Lately I've been cleaning out my closet makeup storage (sorry, couldn't resist a retro Eminem reference there), and, to my intense happiness, I rediscovered some previously forgotten items and so that leads me to (drum-role please) :

Currently in Rotation
(Because I Couldn't Think of a Better Name)




Starting with the wild card of the trio, we have the 'Lovely Cookie Blusher' from the Korean Beauty brand, Etude House.
Although they have some questionable marketing ideas (seriously, read THIS PAGE, terms like 'perky young women' did make me have some serious life doubts) but I'd already bought the blusher by that point and I've actually really liked it, shame I'm not perky though.


And it comes with a vintage style puff, so you know, all sexism forgotten (jokes jokes).

Next up we have theBalm Mary Lou Manizer, I'm sure you've all seen plenty about this highlighter from heaven so I'll sum it up pretty quick, pretty, sparkles, finely milled, j-lo.


This is the highlighter you wear if you want your highlight to be the only thing apart from The Great Wall Of China to be seen from space.
It's been a real love story between us, picture that Taylor Swift song (incidentally, also called Love Story) and replace the word 'Romeo' with 'Mary Lou' and you're there my friends, you're there.

The third and final product here is the old style Too Faced Candlelight Glow, I can't find my version anymore but the newer version is much prettier anyway.


I use this as a setting powder/minimal highlight as it is flecked with a light golden sparkle, it probably wont do as a full faced setting powder for this very reason, unless looking like a twilight vampire is your thing, in that case, you rock it!


I'm not sure how I feel about the message on the mirror, on one side, it's kind of cute with a little secret message inside, on the other hand, it sounds a bit like you're being told that you can't be gorgeous without your slap on so the jury is still out on my views here.

Overall, I've really enjoyed re-discovering these forgotten products and I think it might be something I do again soon.

Do you ever 'shop your stash'? 

Till next time, 

Rosy xx
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  1. I've never tried the Mary LouManizer and I definitely need to. I see it everywhere!

    Abigail Alice x

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  2. I can relate, it's a nice feeling to unearth something from your closet that would still make you smile when you see it. Finders are keepers they say, good on you.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  3. They are so cute :3 thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I really need to start shopping my stash again, I've been browsing through Sephora again and again and it's been really bad for my wallet.

    Reflection of Sanity | b·liv Skincare Set Giveaway

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    1. Ah yes, that website is very bad for the bank haha

      Rosy xx

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  5. I totally need to get a glow powder. I used to have something I called my "J.Lo powder" that people always complimented me on. Time to shop!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Everyone needs a bit of J.Lo in their life :)

      Rosy xx

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  6. I love all of those highlighters!

    www.prettyinleathre.net

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  7. Girl, I never come away from your blog without a smile on my face, so bloody funny! I need to whack my Mary lou out, who doesn't want a highlighter that can be seen from space? ;)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you Elle :) And if it can't be seen from space, it's no good, girl!

      Rosy xx

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  8. Wow, all your products have such pretty packaging!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  9. Need to try thebalm highlighter, looks amazing! x
    https://ablushingbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. That blusher looks really cute with its little puff and the highlighter is gorgeous!! I like to do this with my makeup too and find things that I'd forgotten I ever even had :) xx

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    1. It is super cute and vintage looking isn't it :)

      Rosy xx

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  11. Mary Lou by The Balm is suuuuch a staple highlighter!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. I love the shade of the blush, it's so pretty :)

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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    1. It's really nice isn't it :)

      Rosy xx

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  13. I am obsessed with Mary Loumanizer too, I always go so overboard with putting it on I love it that much! haha x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  14. I love cleaning up/through my makeup. I don't own that much these days, cause I try to not buy new products before the old is used up, but the highlight looks really nice :)

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

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    1. I still have far too much makeup, palettes especially are my vice

      Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  15. Girl. Your flat lay photos give me life. Seriously. This blog post is just so pretty.
    As for the makeup, I want to try all of these now haha. Your comment about the etudes brand / "perky women" made me laugh. Perky or not, the makeup looks lovely. Nice post!
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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    1. Thank you so much, I've been loving experimenting with photography lately :)

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  16. I haven't tried Mary Loumanizer yet! But I've heard so much about it. After reading your blog, I must try it :)

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  17. Lol your sarcasm throughout this post was thoroughly enjoyed! I think it's bizarre that they advertise to "perky women".. maybe that appeals to some people in some places?? I do like that it used a vintage looking poof for the powder though!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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    1. I am glad you appreciated my sarcastic humour haha, I agree, the products are pretty, even if the marketing is a little... questionable :)

      Rosy xx

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  18. great idea, the highlight is really beautiful!
    http://www.thestyletune.com

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  19. Mary Lou Manizer sounds like a fab highlighter; I've been using a liquid highlighter by Benefit lately and loving it, but 100% open to trying every other highlighter under the sun haha! ;)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. I've also been loving a benefit liquid highlight, I've been trying their 'High Beam' and really enjoying it :)

      Rosy xx

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  20. I love rediscovering products I love but forgotten about! Great post hun, the highlighter sounds great xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  21. I love the way you write, Great sense of humor.
    I rediscover clothing items mostly. I tend to wear the same 2 comfy outfits and i forget about the rest, so it is nice to rediscover some items in my wardrobe :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Thank you :) I need a look in my wardrobe to try the same :)

      Rosy xx

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  22. These products look lovely. I never tried them before but I love the tones :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/10/hot-bucket-in-city.html

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  23. I was shopping my stash a while back but I need to start again. It's amazing the things you can discover. I love Mary Lou Manizer. I haven't used it in a while so I think I'm gonna pull it out this week. Great picks. x

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. I think this is the first time I've shopped my stash, I'll be doing it again soon!

      Rosy xx

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  24. Oh very cute products darling!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  25. I have Mary Lou and Candlelight Glow! I love them both and they are staples in my beauty stash. It's important to shop your own stash and change things up. Every product has its slight differences and variations. These are nice :D
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  26. Never tried this! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  27. Ooh, this is definitely something I need to do myself. Since I don't have enough space on my counter a lot of my makeup went in drawers and I should really go through them and see if I can't find any "new" products!

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Same here, they were all hidden in the back of my alex drawers :)

      Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  28. Man, all the subtle sexism! It's funny how looking back we can rediscover those hidden messages when we initially didn't even notice it.
    But yes, love shopping my stash too, haha it makes me feel like I'm getting more value from previous purchases :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries
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    1. I know, they did make me laugh a little :)

      Rosy xx

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  29. Beautiful compacts and gorgeous photography!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  30. This actually reminded me that I need to go through my stash again. Might find something that's worthy again :D

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  31. Thanks for sharing these faves! I love Too Faced and I need to check to that Korean brand you mentioned. Great post!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Etude House? They're really good :)

      Rosy xx

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  32. really cute review! thanks for sharing! x

    http://lifeofacameo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. I love the Mary Lou highlighter, its such a great drugstore product!
    Have a lovely Weekend :)

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  34. It's a nice thing that you still found these cosmetics. You can still experiment with those if those hasn't reached its expiration yet.

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  35. I've just found your blog through Bloglovin' and I just love it, I love your style of writing :)
    I recently rediscovered my Mary Lou and I've been using it every day - you can never be too glowy!!

    Rhi x
    www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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  36. I haven't tried any of these but I really do love a good highlighter!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  37. I loved reading this post..
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  38. This is one of the most hilarious reviews I had read in a long time. Great phrasing and references. I always shop my stash because I tend to by a lot of beauty products at one time so I do not get to use them right away.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  39. I seriously forgot how amazing Mary Lou is! I need to pull her out again...thanks for reminding me.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  40. Great post!
    Have a nice evening!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  41. I really need to get my hands on the Mary Lou Manizer. I have been lusting over it for a while know and everytime I see a picture of it I want it even more.
    Great post!
    Vanessa
    www.springlilies.com

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    1. You definitely need to try it, it's the best highlighter ever.

      Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  42. My make up is very limited but I always shop my closet.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  43. Ha! Message on the mirror aside, these products look seriously dreamy! Now I think I need to look through my own makeup bag a bit more.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  44. I love to shop my stash - it's the only way I get through everything! I laughed when you described the Mary Lou highlighter, who doesn't want a J-Lo highlight? ;)

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Haha, it's how I always think of it :)

      Rosy xx

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  45. I love the Mary-Lou highlighter! I now have Eminem stuck in my head... not complaining though haha! Xx

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. Haha got to love a bit of rap :)

      Rosy xx

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  46. I recently got the Mary Loumanizer and I love it! Such a versatile highlighter x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  47. LOL the minute I read the first line I immediately started rapping the song!!! But even though you couldn't find your version of the two faced product, I'm super glad you found a prettier one with them!!!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the rap haha

      Rosy xx

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  48. Loving this girlie...all of the packaging is beyond beautiful!
    Omnivogues

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  49. I love it when I find new stuff in my room! I did that with a pair of slippers the other day
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Haha, I could do with finding some slippers now.

      Rosy xx

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  50. That vintage style puff is too cute!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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    1. I know, I love cute packaging :)

      Rosy xx

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  51. They all look so pretty ! I need the Too Faced one - heard great reviews on that.

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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  52. Both the highlighters look so lovely! I want to have a rummage in my makeup stash now!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  53. Nice products. That cookie blusher is so cute! I love rummaging the stash once in awhile. :) Sometimes I find something I forgot I wanted to try! :)

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  54. oh wow thats such a nice colour.

    Also loving you blog :)

    www.londonstylegirl.com

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  55. Oooh, that highlighter looks beautiful! Great products!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  56. These look absolutely adorable Rosy, I would love to try them xx

    mylifeasmarinaa.blogspot.com

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  57. You have such a lovely makeup collection! I definitely need to expand mine haha, I"m such a beginner. Great photos!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thank you, there's some great brands out there to try :)

      Rosy xx

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  58. Im obsessed with the Balm products x

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

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  59. Looks very nice!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

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  60. Love your post!! Have a great weekend :)

    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts.

    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!

    MyLyfeMyStory


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  61. Enjoyed the reading made me smile, lol. Great stuff anyway.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  62. I love the Mary Lou highlighter, it's a shame mine smashed into a million pieces though! I've been wanting to try Etude House for a while now, I've read so many positive reviews about their products.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. Nooooo, that's some bad luck :(

      Rosy xx

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  63. This Too Faced Candlelight Glow looks and sounds amazing. I need to give it a try.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  64. wow, love that highlighter, i m crazy about a good highlight! :)

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  65. Great post! The Too Faced Candlelight powder looks beautiful and the Mary Lou Manizer just looks incredible, look at that sparkle!

    Lovely re-discovering products again isn't it?

    Great post.

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. It really is, I love doing this haha.

      Rosy xx

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  66. Your make up collection is so pretty! Loved checking it out. Have a lovely weekend! <3

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  67. The Lovely Cookie Blusher is so cute! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

    www.naomella.com

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  68. These products look seriously cute! Would love to try them! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  69. Love the shades of the blush and the too faced glow. Must be super happy to be using them again :)

    www.fashionradi.com

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  70. These palettes are so beautiful! I love the look of new makeup :)

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/10/29/Salerno-Summer

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  71. That blush is such a beautiful colour. Great roundup of products x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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    1. I know, I'm so pleased I found it again :)

      Rosy xx

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  72. Awesome, some feminist critique mixed in with a beauty post :) now this is my kind of blog! Agreed about the message on the mirror - I'd rather it said why be pretty when you can be a kickass bitch but that's just me! (And probably why I don't blog about beauty products pahaha)
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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    1. I agree, I'd definitely like more powerful messages on products, especially when the majority of 'cute' packaging is aimed at teen girls.

      Rosy xx

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  73. Nice products, must try!

    Federica Di Nardo
    http://federicadinardo.com

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  74. I have never tried and of these products but Mary LouManizer seems to be great.

    jointyicroissanty

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  75. That blush is so cute!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  76. What a cute post! I do have the TF Candleglow and I am a bit confused to this day as to what it is supposed to do. Seems too powdery for a highlight and too glittery for a powder. The only use I have found for it is to mix it with my normal powder and ever so lightly dust my face with it when I want a bit of mattification without looking flat.

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    1. I've been persevering with it as a highlighter but it is kind of an unusual product :)

      Rosy xx

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  77. I have to shop my stash, you re-discovered so lovely products :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely do it :)

      Rosy xx

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  78. Great post just as your all blog. I think that you are an awesome blogger, and I wish you luck in future! Kisses :* If you want, look my blog and follow me if you like it. <3
    CALLOFBEAUTY

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  79. Glad to see my favourite highlighter featured in this blog post! Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia / Patricia Stelmach

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    1. Glad you liked it Patricia :)

      Rosy xx

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  80. I love the theBalm highlighter and also the Too Faced one. Both are gorgeous x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  81. Your photos are so pretty, I adore the props you use! I would so love to try Too Faced Candlelight Glow, the version you have is so adorable too! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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  82. Um yeah that is a bit annoying, but they probably don't full understand how the west interprets "perky" but the products sound decent. And a powder highlighter might be nice for a change. And their stores wow. Now thats girlie but I bet it is a trip to shop in them.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  83. Love finding products I had forgotten about! your photos are so cute! <3
    Chloe xx
    thechloebarnes.blogspot.co.uk

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  84. Beautiful post dear. I really like theese makeup.♥
    I am following you, so check my blog and follow me back. :)

    worldarounyo.blogspot.rs

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  85. Cookie blusher sounds just delicious! Best Wishes, Iga x http://www.igaberry.com/

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  86. The cookie blusher is super cute - really is a shame about the company and their marketing. Love the mary-lou highlighter, it looks amazing! I've been himming and hawwing about buying it forever!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  87. The Mary Lou highlighter looks GORGEOUS x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  88. What a great idea to go through your make-up storage! I love discovering forgotten about products and the Too Faced Candlelight Glow looks gorgeous!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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  89. Sounds like a lovely list of staple products to have in rotation for the moment! Really loving that theBalm's Mary Lou Manizer!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  90. I shop my stash quite a lot, simply to keep me entertained without going out and buying new things all the time. I am easily bored, it seems.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  91. i love this post! i hope you're having an amazing day :)

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  92. I have both of these highlighters and they're both good picks! The candle light is extremely subtle and I kind of lost use for it when I picked up the Mary Lou Manizer but I'm definitely going to try it out as an all over setting powder! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  93. pretty make-up products! so cute! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  94. Wow everything look amazing.
    xoxo, Rachel
    
http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

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  95. With so much make-up out there, it's easy to forget about old favourite so definitely a good idea to have a dig through! I love too-faced, their palettes are gorgeous!

    Musings & More

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  96. TheBalm Mary Lou is also one of my favourite highlighters, the glow is just gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

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  97. I always love reading about what products other people use. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  98. I've been loving shopping my stash lately! I need to get Mary Lou Manizer back out- it's so pretty!

    She Likes to Shop

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  99. I love the Mary Lou highlighter it's so pretty xx

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  100. I really like Etude House, but I didn't realize they wrote such...odd things, haha. Maybe it's just a translation issue?

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  101. How pretty is that Candlelight Glow and that sparkly highlighter?! LOVE! Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  102. I would love to try the Mary Lou Manizer! I have the dupe though, Hard Candy Tiki...I haven't been highlighting a lot, but one of my favorites has been BECCA in Opal!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  103. I love the Mary Lou Manizer. It is really subtle but pretty!!

    XOXO Deepika
    http://mugglefashion.com/

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