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Sofia Latif (aka Miss Lip Balm)
40-something beauty blogger who loves lip balm and hand cream -
40-something beauty blogger who loves lip balm and hand cream -


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Sorry about being quiet for a extra special find for you - make your own bb cream or foundation in one simple step with Cover FX

All the fuss is true and warranted. This is the work of a genius! Cover FX custom cover drops contain pure pigment and turn any moisturiser, cream, primer, or sun cream into tinted coverage, subtly covering up anything that needs covering. It’s my skin…

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Looking for ways to save money on moisturisers? Don't bother buying one just for winter...

A tip for those of you who don’t want to go to the expense of buying a separate moisturiser for winter – just add a drop of oil to your moisturiser to give it that extra boost in winter. Simple.

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Get skin ready for a party with some shimmer and shine from Nuxe

Party season is upon us, and I need no excuse to bling my skin. Sometimes the simplest black outfit can be lifted by glimmering and shimmering skin. It means less jewellery is needed, and a dress that isn’t technically a party outfit can be dressed up to…

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Japanese skincare with Tatcha - harnessing extracts of indigo, japonica & oatmeal. And yes the cream is purple in colour!

This was a full sized sample of one of the most delicious face creams I have used in a long time. It is pure indulgence in a purple coloured jar. Even the packaging is indulgent…you know you are opening something luxurious and precious when it comes in a…

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Two wash bags and a make up bag aren't that extreme to take on holiday are they? My holiday essentials didn't think so.

Sof’s holiday case – a respectable 19kg only My holiday toiletries did get a little bit out of control – I had 2 wash bags and a makeup bag – of course I had to cover myself for all eventualities – a very hot climate in Malawi and a moderately hot one in…

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If you're looking for a lipstick that will make your teeth look white then the orange red of this Illamasqua matt lippie will do the trick.

A Stella beauty box treat, this Illamasqua lipstick in Liable is hand crafted, and an orange red with a matte finish that seems to be the perfect colour for anyone looking to make their teeth appear whiter. It’s a wearable red, more suited to autumn I…

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Love the smell of island life? Body Shop's monoi radiance oil will transport you to French Polynesia. Get some for hair or body :)

Yup, another body and hair oil. I can’t get enough of oils! And this one makes for a lovely massage oil too :)

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Get super smooth skin with this cleanser from Singapore - Bio-essence miracle bio water jelly make up remover. Great for sensitive skinned beauties!

This is a freebie (gift with purchase) from one of my many hauls from Cult Beauty. A full size one. I got it back in July and have only just given it a try to check for sensitivity in prep for my holiday. It’s a rinse off cleanser, so no need to use…

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A hat trick from elemental herbology. I love their eye cream, as well as serum and moisturiser.

It’s a hat trick – eye cream, serum and moisturiser all from elemental herbology. The last time I was this obsessed by a skincare range was when I discovered Decléor 20 years ago.

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A soap from Lyonsleaf that is 100% natural and great on sensitive skin, with soothing manuka honey and calendula flower extracts. Don't let the goats milk put you off!

I have already written about this brand – Lyonsleaf’s beauty balm has been a life saver for my dry and eczema prone skin. I’ve even used it as a night treatment when skin has been particularly dry on my face.
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